by Bailey Amaral
April 15, 2019
105 students. 22 leaders. 4 days. 2 directors. 1 unforgettable experience. From March 27-31, 2019, students from 20 different states gathered in Washington, DC for our 4th annual leadership summit. In short, our 2019 DC Summit was an enormous success! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to invite 50 more students than ever before, making this our largest summit so far with 130 students. At the summit, students explored our capitol city, delved into our history, and forged strong new friendships.
The 2019 summit represented a turning point for Windrose: We graduated from a regional project to a national movement of young Americans, from coast to coast. We invited groups of students from states like New Jersey, North Carolina, Indiana, Colorado, and Utah for the very first time. Those students left the summit excited to join the movement and build chapters in their own states. Many are currently in training to become future officers. States like Texas, California, and Michigan, where Windrose already has a strong presence, represented the welcoming Windrose culture with pride. Throughout the summit, we witnessed community, solidarity, curiosity, maturity and patriotism.
To get a close up look at the 2019 DC Summit, I invite you to watch the video below created by Tzadkiel Ponce de Leon. Tzadkiel, currently serving as the vice president of the Detroit chapter, was invited to attend the 2019 Summit as both a chaperone and videographer. He generously put his incredible skills to work and captured extensive footage throughout the event. Following the summit, Tzadkiel expertly edited the footage to recap the summit in a brand new time lapse video! Don’t miss it!