A Few Highly Motivated People Walked Into a Not-for-Profit and…

It’s no joke that the Center put out a request recently for new volunteers to assist the organization in its growth goals for 2014 and beyond. This past Tuesday evening, sixteen people answered the call for six defined areas: office administration, marketing, computer support, event support, program artist, and community ambassador. A heartfelt “Thank You!” to all who made the effort and joined us for this important meeting. You inspire us!

From left: Alan and Seansay Clayton with Council president Wayne Todd.

From left: Alan and Seansay Clayton with Council president Wayne Todd.

Anne and Joel Tanner (partner at GigaSavvy) joined the center and offered their social media marketing skills.

Anne and Joel Tanner (principal and co-founder of GigaSavvy) joined the evening’s program and offered their social media marketing skills.

Tracy Tanner (left), former Council president and now Board member for the public charity, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, with Lisa Ciminella.

Tracy Tanner (left), former Council president and now Board member for the public charity, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, with Lisa Ciminella.

Artist Doug Lothers (left), who volunteers his time and talents at a co-sponsored event at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, sits with Council member and collector, Richard Alcazar.

Artist Doug Lothers (left), who volunteers his time and talents at a co-sponsored event at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, sits with Council member and collector, Richard Alcazar.

Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones, makes a brief introduction to the evening's presentation.

Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones, makes a brief introduction to the evening’s presentation.

Craig Kausen, Chuck's grandson and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity presented the vision and mission of the Center to the prospective volunteers.

Craig Kausen, Chuck’s grandson and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity presented the vision and mission of the Center to the prospective volunteers.

Board members Dave Lowenstein (left) and Steve Smith both bring their considerable business experience to the benefit of the Center and its goals.

Board members Dave Lowenstein (left) and Steve Smith both bring their considerable business experience to the benefit of the Center and its goals.

Craig talked about "Yes" sessions and how easily yes can be destroyed by no, even a no delivered by ourselves to one of our own yeses.

Craig talked about “Yes” sessions and how easily yes can be destroyed by no, even a no delivered by ourselves to one of our own yeses.

Linda Krall, left, with Isaiah Alfaro, artist. Linda is the Council's veep (not in the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-way) and gave a moving testimony about the power of creativity and the Center helps inspire the innate creative genius in all people, but especially children.

Linda Krall, left, with Isaiah Alfaro, artist. Linda is the Council’s veep (not in the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-way) and gave a moving testimony about the power of creativity and how the Center helps inspire the innate creative genius in all people, but especially children.

Susan Clemens, left, prospective volunteer with Debra Franzi, a long-time supporter of the programs of the Center.

Susan Clemens, left, prospective volunteer with Debra Franzi, a long-time supporter of the programs of the Center.

Sean Rohani, prospective volunteer, won one of two raffles this evening,  a wool scarf knitted by Linda Jones Clough!

Sean Rohani, prospective volunteer, won one of two raffles this evening, a wool scarf knitted by Linda Jones Clough!

Darcia Dexter, also a prospective volunteer, won a limited edition hand-painted etching in the final raffle draw of the evening.

Darcia Dexter, also a prospective volunteer, won a limited edition hand-painted etching in the final raffle draw of the evening.

Craig Kausen, left, with Martha Flor, collector and supporter of the Center alongside Robert Patrick, a council volunteer.

Craig Kausen, left, with Martha Flor, collector and supporter of the Center alongside Robert Patrick, a council volunteer.

From left, council members Rina Jacobson, Juls Aspinall, and Pasquale Ferazzoli.

From left, council members Rina Jacobson, Juls Aspinall, and Pasquale Ferazzoli.

All photos courtesy Stephen Russo.

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