b'A CREATIVE FULL SCHEDULETUESDAY, MAY 31 OPTIONAL 1:00 p.m.7:30 p.m. Community First! Village Field Trip $No other housing initiative from a faithbased organization has received more national attention than this one. It is a mustsee endeavor. Well take a comfortable motor coach up to Austin and tour this 51acre masterplanned community that provides affordable, permanent housing in a supportive setting for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. With its own farm and multiple businessesplus a wellness and respite center in the worksthis model is something that MUST be replicated across the continent. Our behindthescenes special tour will inspire you to take pictures and measurements. Come see how to propel your community into a lifestyle of service with formerly homeless neighbors. Our trip home will take us through the historic town of Gruene (pronounced green, like the color). Talk about quintessential Texas. Well have dinner at the Gristmill, perched on a hill above the lazy Guadalupe River. SPACE IS LIMITED ON THIS FIELD TRIP, SO REGISTER EARLY. OPTIONAL 1:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Ripple Effect Part A $This powerful program from Citygate Network has improved board performance of nearly 80 member organizations. We generally offer it separate from our annual conference, but in San Antonio we will run a special version prior to our event. To participate, you need one CEO and two current board members. Our instructor and coaches will lead the way through this celebrated material that will cover board structure, duties, common pitfalls, policy governance essentials, communications, succession planning, and much more. Coaches are available for up to nine months following these sessions to help participating organizations ensure that what they have learned is enacted successfully. This event is limited to 10 Citygate Network member organizations.6'