News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 22, 2014

YOUNG LEADERS: Young Leaders assist future professionals with attire

Evan Lunsford
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — In this month’s installment of keeping our community involved in the works and great things happening through Terre Haute Young Leaders, we again thank the Tribune-Star for providing us with the opportunity. Despite a frigid and blustery January and February, our attendance and member involvement has remained strong with near capacity turnouts.

Our monthly meeting was at noon Feb. 6 and had three main highlights. Our subtle service event involved bringing gently used dress clothing to distribute to the career services departments at Indiana State and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to have available for students in need of professional attire for internship/job interviews. We received great feedback from both schools for the dozens of items that were brought in.

February’s speaker was Pat Board, CEO of Union Health System. The topic was “Methods of Merging.”

Board discussed the process of successfully merging two businesses into one and the growing pains of doing that. He also outlined the skills and efforts he believes helped him get to where he is today. We thank Board for his time and really enjoyed his presentation.

A major project coming up involves our group and local non-profits. An application has been developed and mailed to 50 local organizations, asking them to state their needs and requirements for being a board member.

This list will then be sent to all of our members; we are providing board training to those who attend our March 6 meeting, so people interested in board positions are better equipped to serve. Our speakers will be Troy Fears of the United Way and Beth Tevlin of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

Our first membership event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 25 at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. This is geared toward our current members and their families and also young professionals in the community interested in our organization. More information will be available on this.

As you can see even negative temperatures and feet of snow can’t keep our organization from making an impact and moving forward.

Our next meeting is at noon March 6 at Clabber Girl.

Terre Haute Young Leaders, a committee of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, is committed to developing and motivating young professionals to become more engaged in our community. For more information, visit www.terre