NONPROFITS IN BRIEF
Impact Oklahoma is recruiting
Impact Oklahoma has scheduled its membership recruitment event for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 in Edmond.
At the end of its 2014 grant cycle, Impact Oklahoma will have awarded more than $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in central Oklahoma since its inception in 2005.
Grant committees are making site visits and selecting finalists to be considered and voted on at the annual membership meeting. This meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
People interested in attending the membership recruitment event may RSVP and get location information by contacting membership chair Jackie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-1100, or by emailing Jennifer Beale at Jennifer@bealepro.com. For more information, go to impactok.org.
Festival of the Arts goes green
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is taking a significant step toward making the 2014 Festival of the Arts a sustainable, eco-conscious event. Efforts include a program that encourages food vendors to donate their unused food to local homeless shelters, a recycling program and the use of biodegradable and locally made products.
The council also is taking its efforts to be environmentally sustainable one step further by introducing a new policy: All of the food and utensils supplied during the festival will be compostable. The only materials used for consumption that won't be compostable will be the recyclable water bottles. Signs will be used to educate Festival of the Arts attendees on what composting is. To ease the process for attendees, 250 compost receptacles will be scattered throughout the grounds.
The Festival of the Arts is set for April 22-27 in downtown Oklahoma City at Festival Plaza and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed. For more information, go to artscouncilokc.com or call 270-4882.
Elks Lodge plans pancake breakfast
MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City Elks Lodge #1890 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 8635 SE 15, has scheduled its spring pancake breakfast for 7 a.m. to noon March 15.
The all-you-can-eat meal will feature pancakes with butter and syrup, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Sugar-free syrup and peanut butter also will be available. Cost is $5 per person, ages 13 and older. Children 12 and younger eat free.
Proceeds will benefit lodge programs, including youth activities, drug-awareness programs in all local elementary schools, scholarships, Veterans Affairs, Christmas Basket Program and other community-oriented events.
The lodge is still seeking sponsors. For more information, call Dick
Kanenchen at 672-3650 or Stan Mills at 386-9416 or 737-4218.
FROM STAFF REPORTS