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Leadership Rocklin Class of 2012 graduates

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Applications accepted for class in September Members of the Leadership Rocklin Class of 2012 were honored at the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce?s June breakfast. Comprised of 16 individuals from a broad spectrum of industries and organizations, the class included members representing business, higher education, hospitality, law enforcement and others. During the breakfast meeting, the class presented the project they completed as part of the leadership program. Their project is a volunteer website which acts as a central clearing house, connects those looking for volunteers with those who want to volunteer their time. The website, www.Volunteer-Rocklin.org, offers a way for residents to participate and volunteer their time with local, non-profits, community groups and government services. The group wanted to specifically create a project that was sustainable beyond the life of the Leadership Rocklin class. Several of the students in the class committed to maintaining the website so that it stays up-to-date. Leadership Rocklin encourages active community involvement in leadership positions and gives participants the opportunity to meet local government, business and civic leaders and learn from their experience. The Leadership Rocklin program offers a way to develop hands-on leadership skills and direct connections with leaders in the community. The next leadership class will meet on the third Thursday of the month starting in September. Sessions run from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. The program lasts 10 months and graduation is in June. The tuition fee is $475, which includes a $50 refundable fee upon application submittal. To be eligible, applicants must live or work in the city of Rocklin and be Placer County residents. Applicants do not have to be a member of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. Participants will be interviewed as part of the selection process. Applications for the 2012-2013 Leadership Rocklin class are now being accepted at the Rocklin Area Chamber office. The Leadership Rocklin program is offered annually, but class size is limited to 20 students. For more information, visit RocklinChamber.com or call 624-2548. Members of Leadership Rocklin Class of 2012 are: Allan Henriques, Smart Investors; Brian Whitmore, Williams + Paddon Architects; Char Altman, Staybridge Suites; Dawn Hill, William Jessup University; Donna D. Dotti, Placer Valley Tourism; Doug Schumacher, Minuteman Press; Gil Farrulla, Rocklin Police Department Institute of Technology; Jim Holmes, Placer County Supervisor representing District 3; Justin Flemer, Oracle; Kelly Smith, University of Phoenix; Ken Hubert, All About Realty; Linda Christopher, LEED; Paula Western, Placer Adult Literacy Service; Scott Horrillo, Rocklin Police Department; Tiffany Hicke, JMS Site Services; and William Bowen, Bowen Law Firm.