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contentsBest Buddies Spotlight, July 2004

By Emily Garrison

When I think of July, my first thoughts are usually of fireworks, cookouts, beach trips and spending time at the pool. Since I have joined the staff of Best Buddies, however, I have also come to realize that July means the Best Buddies Annual Leadership Conference!

This year the conference will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, from July 23rd to the 27th. Everyone is looking forward to this exciting opportunity! Leadership Conference is a time when student leaders from chapters across the country come together to meet each other, learn leadership skills, and attend various trainings and workshops. It is an intense training, yet it is also an exciting time to meet Best Buddies volunteers and staff members, as well as learn more about effectively managing a Best Buddies chapter.

In 2004, we are emphasizing the current election year, with the theme of “Campaign for Friendship,” focusing on the principles Learn, Do, and Reflect. It is bound to be an informative, fast-paced, and electrifying few days!

In addition to students and staff, we also have many buddies who will be attending Leadership Conference. It is always a fun time when we have buddies who can share in training and leading our students to improve their chapters!

For more information on this year’s Leadership Conference, please visit www.BestBuddiesLeadershipConference.org. Have a wonderful summer and a safe 4th of July!


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