Monday, March 13, 2017

UPDATE Week of March 7

The Future is Bright...Anna Rose, future fellow
The Week That Was...

Thanks John and Pat
This week's Round Table was at the beautiful home of John and Pat Gerstmyer. Pat outdid herself with a meal for the ages. 

As we started meeting, I asked John and Pat if they wouldn't mind sharing their story. Fifteen minutes later, they had us all in stitches. It was a great teaching moment because one thing I have learned over the years is the power of open ended questions. You really never know what you're going to get!

Thanks John and Pat! You made a great impression. 


Welcome, Caleb
Caleb McKillop comes to us from Chattanooga, Tennessee via Covenant College via Jamaica, where he spent his formative years. He came in Monday to interview and came with me to Round Table at the Gerstmyers. Later that night, he commented that he was really blown away by the community we have been able to establish here. On Thursday, we extended an invitation to him. He accepted an hour later!

As the fourth newest member of the Class of 2018, we are anticipating quite a year two!

Welcome, my friend. 

Griff Shuler and David Daggett
On Wednesday, we had a fabulous Leader Lunch with David Daggett and Griff Shuler. They are great motivators. David inspired one of our Fellows to wake up two hours early, and an hour earlier than he wanted to, just to get a jumpstart to his Thursday. If I told you which Fellow it was you would know how amazing that is!

These men are true inspirations. If you ever wondered if there was such a thing as a value-driven law practice specializing in personal injury law, I can tell you there is. Thank you David and Griff for taking nearly two hours out of your days to share your warm hospitality and valuable pearls of wisdom with us. You all rock! (Also, special greetings to David Jorgenson who joined us)

Tutoring at G.I.D.E. continues to be a blessing to all.

This week, G.I.D.E. will be moving offices, so we will be helping out in the Rolling Hills Neighborhood on a H.U.D. project. Looking forward to that!


CHIK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW!!!! Tomorrow, Chik-fil-a in Thruway Shopping Center near Knollwood is donating 15% of sales to anyone who purchases lunch or dinner and says that they are with the Winston-Salem Fellows. 

So please stop by, say hi to Jade and Jess Costen, and support the Fellows!

ART SHOW! The Female Fellows are putting together a wine and art show on March 24. Please save the date. Details forthcoming!

ALSO, Thanks to all of you who have supported us financially this year. As you enter tax refund season, please consider the Winston-Salem Fellows as a place to give back to the community!

Mail checks to 

WS Fellows
851 W. 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

or give online at


No strategy has ever been better than good old word of mouth. 

High School Campbell Anderson

Campbell Anderson joined the program last year because a friend of a friend told his mother about it. This year, you could be that friend!

If someone comes to mind, please get them in contact with me or get me in contact with them - thanks!


Celebrating Clay's first birthday (Clay is a young South Korean who will join Michael and Joan Mitchell in six weeks as their newest child!)

Christina Sandstedt gets cooking lessons!
Not pictured...several of us went to see the documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Sooooo good...

This photo was taken during UNC/Duke game. By the look on Will's face, you can probably tell about the time this photo was taken. 
Overlook at Hanging Rock
You can imagine how loud we were screaming, can't you?
Ski Day at Beech Mountain

Will is getting ready to shred

We sure do live in a beautiful part of the country


Please remember to pray for the Fellows both current and future. 
Pray for our Board as we gather on Wednesday night. 
Pray for the Director that his sore throat goes away. 
Pray for our week. 


Celebrate Camille Stogner with us! Her birthday is on Wednesday but we will be celebrating her all week. If you have a note you wish me to pass on to her, let me know!

Thanks all!

Keep sharing the story and spreading the love 

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