The Duncan Banner

November 3, 2013

Leadership classes set a high standard

Ed Darling
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Members of Leadership Duncan Class XVI and Leadership Duncan Class XVII should be proud of the spotlight they shared last week.

Accomplishing class projects – and significant ones – is a tribute to their abilities, their vision, their commitment and their persistence. Culmination of their work embraces the hope of our community that each class member will remain active and involved in meaningful projects and assume positions of future leadership.

After all, that’s a focal point of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s long-standing commitment to the leadership program.

The new black steel bar fencing around the Kiwanis Kiddieland Park inside the City of Duncan’s Fuqua Park is noteworthy for several reasons. It upgrades safety at the storied and almost iconic park. It adds to the beauty of an important landmark facility and embellishes our community’s appearance and sense of pride for passers by.

And it displays vividly the importance of collaboration, illustrating when we pool our resources and our talents, good things can happen.

On a similar note, reaching out to involve our residents in a golf tournament not only benefited Women’s Haven, a United Way agency, and enhanced its efforts to secure an important matching grant, it also increased the awareness of the organization and its mission for assisting victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Both targets needed attention, so the decisions to forge ahead were timely and appreciated.

Both end results are impressive.

The challenge now is to maintain and build on the momentum and energy generated by the unified effort and hard work. If we’re successful, more and even better stories are on the horizon.