High Hopes. The Jenks Chamber of Commerce's Inaugural Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 20at 6:30pm at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr.
The banquet will feature the presentation of several awards and the swearing-in of the chamber's board of directors. Attendees will enjoy dinner, a private tour of the Oklahoma Aquarium and will be able to mingle with fellow chamber members and community leaders.
Cocktail hour runs until 7:15pm, at which time the program begins.
Corporate table sponsors are still available. Sponsorship includes a table of eight and recognition at the event and on printed items. Contact the chamber for more details on sponsoring the banquet.
Individual tickets are also available for purchase at $65 per ticket.
For more details or to attend, contact the Jenks Chamber of Commerce at 918-299-5005 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credentials Complete. Credit Counseling Centers of Oklahoma (CCCO) announces 2011 Board of Directors and Board Officers. Floyd Schulte, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, was elected to serve as CCCO board of directors chairman. Schulte has been an active member of the board for the last five years.
"Almost everyone can benefit from some type of credit counseling. It is very important during these challenging economic times that we educate clients and the public at large of the services CCCO provides. Mr. Schulte understands how important our services are for today's consumers and is an excellent candidate to lead our board," said CCCO President and CEO Margo Mitchell.
The other officers for 2011 include: Chair-Elect Sissy Osteen, OSU; Vice Chair Sheryl St. George, American Airlines; Secretary Tina Birch, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.; and Treasurer Steven Howe, JP Morgan Chase.
CCCO is a member agency of the Tulsa United Way that provides confidential counseling, guidance, debt management and education programs to financially troubled customers. CCCO is a Member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC). For more information on CCCO, call 918-744-5611 or visit www.cccsofok.org.
Puppy Love. Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma is looking for a few good dog lovers! A new group of puppies are due to arrive in this world any day now and these puppies already have a special mission. They are born to help those with physical disabilities lead more independent and happier lives.
Help the puppies achieve their mission by serving as a puppy raiser/trainer. This role is an extremely important part of the Therapetics organization. Volunteers are relied upon to help the young dogs develop skills that are critical for becoming quality service dogs.
A Few of the Expectations of the Puppy Raisers/Trainers are to attend puppy raiser/training classes on a regular basis, follow Therapetics training techniques and recommendations, communicate the puppy's good and bad behaviors with the Therapetics staff, provide the puppy with a safe, consistent and enriched social environment and have fun with a little puppy.
If interested in becoming a part of this organization, attend a puppy raiser/trainer seminar Thursday, Jan. 27 from 6-8pm at OU Tulsa Learning Center, 4502 E. 41st St., room 227.
Funny Beginnings. Bartlesville Art Association will host their first meeting of 2011 on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7pm. The host site is the Johnstone Park Art Center, 201 S. Cherokee Ave., Bartlesville.
Presenting that night will be Gene Riling, a Bartlesville cartoonist. His presentation will cover cartooning as it pertains to editorial, one panel and comic strip cartooning. A brief history will be followed by the fundamentals of cartooning, with many examples and a few secrets that cartoonists use.
The BAA monthly meetings are open to the public.
Cartooning has been a lifetime passion for Riling, with many fun and rewarding times. He does, however, refer to his cartooning not as a profession, but rather as very a rewarding hobby that he has pursued for over forty years.
The result has been hundreds of publications, books and more to come. Riling's cartooning is self-taught with many hours of study and practice in using the tools of the trade. Like most art, there are fundamentals to learn, but the final product is the result of practice and in the doing. He believes this is true with the majority of the present and past cartoonists. Some did attend art school, but their final product was the result of experience.
Riling's first 10 years in the petroleum industry were in California. During these years he did hundreds of cartoons for advertisements, magazines, AIME, API, clubs, etc. In addition, Riling was the editorial cartoonist for the California State University at Long Beach where he graduated.
For more information, contact the BAA at email@example.com or call 918-336-6644. For membership information, contact Valerie Jones at 918-335-8318 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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