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Leadership Summit 2013

IT’s A Family Affair,  Bring the children.


This year's CHEF of LA Leadership summit is taking place on August 16-17 at the beautiful Judson Baptist Retreat Center near St. Francisville.

Our guest speaker is Doug Bartsch from Houston, TX, who spoke at last year's Summit event.  He specializes in offering practical instruction on leading others, and he was so well received last year that we asked him to come back and give us more leadership insights and help.

This event is designed for all leaders of local homeschool support groups, whether serving on the board or not.  Those being considered for leadership roles are welcome.  So bring your whole team!

Breakout sessions will focus on specific roles on your board, seeking to equip you with some tools and help you to network with other leaders across the state.  You will have the chance to have other leaders help you to problem-solve issues your group may be facing.  We will show simplified methods of registering your group with CHEF of LA, and discuss means of keeping your data current.  Important issues that are coming your way lately, and questions your members may be asking you will be the focus of other sessions.

Our goal is for you to leave with new information, and new inspiration for the job that lies before you this year as a leader.


An exciting and fun-filled program is planned for your children.  The Tero family has a whole crew of experienced children and youth workers.  They gathered lots of games, songs, and activities to make your child's time memorable.  The leadership team consists of 8 Tero family members, ranging in age from 14 to 27, and they know how to have fun!

Your children will have fun with REDNECK KICKBALL, BRITISH WATER BALLOON BRIGADE, and BLIND VOLLEYBALL.  Campfire and music is a must for this setting, and the Teros are bringing their guitar, banjo, violin, and a DOBRO!??

Their father, David, is the pastor at Old Paths Baptist Church, and runs a remodeling business with his sons "on the side."  This family is one who can be a blessing to all of us.

All meals are eaten with the parents in the dining hall.  The day starts and ends together as a family unit, so plan to bring the kids.  (Swimming may be available too, so come prepared.)

We hope you can attend this year's Summit and we expect you will leave encouraged and equipped for the homeschool year ahead.