And so read the quote on the bottom of our yearbook for the Leadership Wayne Class of 2011.


Brandie Weist, a classmate and Wayne County Chamber of Commerce employee, put together this special book so we all could look back fondly over our past 10 months together making new friends and discovering everything there is to know about Wayne County.


The yearbook showcased the 19 members of  Leadership Wayne with mugshots and biographical information, along with snapshots taken of us at some of the 10 sessions and field trips we took throughout the past year.


We had a blast!


And so read the quote on the bottom of our yearbook for the Leadership Wayne Class of 2011.

Brandie Weist, a classmate and Wayne County Chamber of Commerce employee, put together this special book so we all could look back fondly over our past 10 months together making new friends and discovering everything there is to know about Wayne County.

The yearbook showcased the 19 members of  Leadership Wayne with mugshots and biographical information, along with snapshots taken of us at some of the 10 sessions and field trips we took throughout the past year.

We had a blast!

I’m going to miss hanging out with the gang.

There were my henchmen: Steve Clark, Gerry Burns and Brian Fulp.

And my buddies David Good, J. Michael Johnson and James Ratliff.

Then there were the ladies: Tiffany Bennett, D. Jean Birmelin, Donna Burrowes, Christine Elliott, Julie Kuen, Janice McConnell, Lisa Tait, Brandie, Orley Mae White, Michelle Williams and Jane Woodward.

We all became partners in crime and shared a lot of stories and asked lots of questions.
We all couldn’t wait to see each other for every monthly class.

But, on Monday, it was time to say goodbye.
Our class was graduating.
We posed for a group picture.

I tried to get everyone together for a group hug, but we just couldn’t pull it off.
So we’ll wait for the reunion invitation in our mailboxes.

Today I looked at the yearbook and thought about some of our great times.
There’s a picture of us on the bus that took us to our field trips (Me and my henchmen always took the back row.)

We’re taking a hay ride along Indian Head Lake Camp.
We’re seen in the mechanics garage at Wallenpaupack High School.
Chrissie shows off a shirt she won in a contest at one school.

And I’m wearing a chef’s hat following lunch with seniors during our session on community and human services.

I’ll never forget our trip to the Wayne County Correctional Facility.

And how Ed Coar, Wayne County’s director of planning, made us do lots of number crunching. (We kidded Ed about that at our graduation ceremony.)

The class seemed to go by so fast.

Kudos to the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and its two sister chambers for hosting this program.
Anyone who can get involved should.

You’ll make some wonderful friends — maybe for a lifetime.