October 15, 2008

From the President


Hello All!!!

This month we have a special treat. We have Ian Woodall, a member of an elite group of individuals who have climbed the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest by both its south and north sides.

During his first ascent from the south Ian’s team were trapped at 8 000 metres in the worst storm in Everest history which claimed the lives of five fellow climbers. After the trauma and tragedy of the storm Ian and his team nevertheless chose to try again, finally reaching the summit as the only ones left on the mountain.

Two year later while attempting the north side of Everest Ian stopped only a few hundred metres below the summit to try and help a dying American climber. The woman’s first words were, ’Don’t leave me’. Yet ultimately Ian had to leave her to secure the safety of his own team.

Nine years later, in May 2007, Ian returned to 8 500 metres on Everest to bury the woman he had been forced to leave behind. After wrapping her in the American flag he slid her gently down the North Face to join her husband lying somewhere below.

Now, using the power of emotional storytelling, Ian brings the triumphs and tragedies of climbing Mount Everest directly to his audience, showing how the insights gained on the mountain can enhance everyone’s Personal Inspiration and Practical Leadership skills.

Please join me on Wed October 15th from 7:30am to 9:00am to be inspired and moved to greatness.  Please RSVP by Tues October 14th to secure your reservation.


Thank you and hope to see you there!

Susan Ross
434-5780 \ 818-7092


Meeting Details


CPE:  1





Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"The Tao of  Everest"





The Crescent Club

7:30am - 8:00 am  -Breakfast/Chapter  Business

6075 Poplar Ave.

8:00 am - 9:00 am  - Speaker

Memphis, TN






$15.00  members

Ian Woodall,

$20.00 non-members



About the Topic


"The Tao of Everest" Overview

   One cannot lead others unless one is first inspired to lead oneself. The Tao of Everest thususes the power of emotional storytelling to introduce and reinforce the following principals of personal inspiration and practical leadership:


   Concentrate on Can-Do’s: In any given situation one should resist the natural inclination to prevaricate and do nothing, and should endeavour to take ownership of the problem by concentrating on what can be done, however limited, and not allow oneself to be overwhelmed by all those things which can’t be done. ‘Sometimes we may not be the best person for the job, but we may be the only person for the job’.


   Make Mandela Moments: The principal of reaching out and recognizing the efforts of others irrelevant of whether those efforts are necessarily successful or not.


   Invest In Integrity: Personal integrity is the basis of all leadership. ‘Integrity is what we do when no-one is watching’.


About the Speaker

    Ian was born in England, but then spent twenty-two years in South Africa, before returning to the UK. Between 1996 and 2007 Ian conceived, planned and led five expeditions to Mount Everest, reaching the summit on two occasions.

    Before embarking on his Everest expeditions Ian worked as a school teacher, a catering manager, an internal auditor, as well as serving as an officer in the British Army. Ian lives in the Principality of Andorra, deep in the Pyrenees Mountains on the border between France and Spain.


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