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Canoga Park/West Hills On June 5 the Canoga Owensmouth Historical Society held dedicated an historical plaque at the original 1931 Canoga Park Fire Station #72. That building now houses a Canoga Park Community Center and Chamber offices, This is the first in a series of plaques that will be dedicated throughout the Canoga Park Historical Area. A “Let’s Do Lunch” program on June 12 will feature guest speaker and Chamber member Oliver Vasquez of Rubin & Vasquez, LLP. Oliver will discuss the personal rights of employees and patrons, the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the American Disabilities Act. The meeting will be at the Chamber office at 7248 Owensmouth and lunch will be catered by Taj Indian Restaurant. Please RSVP to the Chamber at (818) 884-4222 Chatsworth/Porter Ranch The CPRCC is proud to announce an important transaction involving three of its members. Realtor Monique Bryher of Keller Williams discovered a three-acre parcel of land just below Stoney Point that she thought would be perfect for Ride On Therapeutic. Bryan McQueeney, Ride On’s executive director, agreed and retained Monique to assist Ride On in acquiring the property. Monique called Phyllis Barber, branch manager of First Federal Bank in Chatsworth and was instrumental in getting Ride On’s loan funded. Ride On now owns the land at 10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd. and they received 5 percent of Monique’s commission as a donation for using her services. North Valley Regional “TAKE A BITE OF THE SANDWICH GENERATION: Life Issues for People who are Caring for Both Their Parents and Children” is the topic on June 25 at Marie Callendar’s in Northridge. RSVP to the Chamber office at (818) 349-5676 or email Joyce@ nvrcc.com. Regional Black Chamber On June 19, the RBCCSFV will celebrate Juneteenth at the Woodland Hills Hilton Hotel. by holding “A Celebration of Freedom” and luncheon to commemorate the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Special invited guests include the Honorable Councilman Bernard Parks, and famed artist/actress Ja’net Dubois. RSVP to (818) 464-3484. Sherman Oaks Members of the SOCC were part of the first-ever Memorial Day holiday celebration at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park which was also an anniversary celebration. Some 50 years ago, the Van Nuys Chapter of the VFW gave 10 acres to the City of Los Angeles for the park. On June 19 SOCC members will learn about the Valley Economic Development Center and its programs to help business grow and prosper. The lunchtime meeting will take place at Caf & #233; Bizou, in Sherman Oaks. RSVP by calling (818) 906-1951. Sylmar The Sylmar Installation Dinner took place June 7 at St. Didacus Elementary School. State Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes spoke as did Sylmar Honorary Sheriff Al Porter. Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village The 6th annual Spirit of Community Awards Celebration took place June 5 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center in Thousand Oaks. Jey Wagner, president of Dale Carnegie Training, will speak at the Chamber’s networking breakfast June 13. Wagner will demonstrate how to raise your human relations IQ from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road. Register online at www.towlvchamber.org or call (805) 370-0035. Universal City-North Hollywood The June 19 after-work mixer will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel, 12825 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. On June 24, the Chamber will have its monthly networking breakfast in the same location, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Winnetka Four years ago, the Winnetka Community Foundation was started by the Winnetka Chamber. Each year the Foundation sends under-privileged but deserving kids to Cali-Camp, an upscale summer day camp in Topanga. It has also sponsored boys at Scout Camp who could not otherwise have afforded it. The Foundation, supported by the Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser, has a long list of contributions made to local worthwhile causes.

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