|Description||If you have new officers for next year; or if you have continuing officers who have not attended a barbershop leadership event recently; or if you have members who might be interested in becoming a leader in your chapter; or even if you know of members who ought to be encouraged to take a leadership role, bring them to the Leadership Academy in Federal Way! This is a great way to energize your chapter leadership team and maybe even your future team.
Consider the experience of the Federal Way chapter:
Because of the price reduction for last year's RLA, Harmony Kings were able to send about 13 members through the various classes. These were not all officers; many were general members who were just curious. The 2016 RLA became the catalyst of our nomination potential for 2018.
Next year we are electing a new President, Secretary, and Treasurer…. all three nominees attended the RLA and all three were general members, not board members. The RLA became a good indicator of future leadership. Additionally, the President's position will have two names on the ballot… and possibly, the Music VP will also have two names. I believe that the 2016 RLA made that possible. — Greg Kronlund, chapter president
We are considering alternatives to division academies this season (late fall, early winter), so we encourage all chapters that are within a reasonable drive of Federal Way to attend this event. That criteria probably translates to the I-5 corridor of Washington and northern Oregon, but of course all chapters are welcome.