Volume 8, Issue 1 February , 2005 OkASBO News 1-888-339-1468 Toll Free P O Box 613 or (405) 375-3696 Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750 Fax (405) 375-3696 email@example.com Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials Spring Conference, April 6-8, 2005, Almost Ready! The spring conference planning is in full swing and the major pres- standards that always generate interest, like Teacher’s Retirement Is- entations are contracted. There may be a few changes in the program sues, Career Tech Items and State Auditor’s School Finance Task- as the time nears so check our website for updates and corrections. force. Other new and timely topics are Oklahoma BUY Board, Fair A special pre-conference session has been arranged for Wednesday, Labor Standards Act (FLSA), HIPPA, WAVE Student Information April 6th, 2005. Because you enjoyed her so much and she has been Program, Indoor Air Quality, and Employer Paid Benefits. Every- often requested for a return, Mary Kay Mueller has been scheduled for thing you ever wanted to know about anything is here this time. the day. Give yourself a tune up from the neck up (and down) by Come check it out and go to pages 4 and 5 to check the complete pro- scheduling the day with her. You will be delighted and renewed, in gram. Of course, the Vendor Party is scheduled immediately after the body and spirit. Don’t miss her! Pre-registration is required. See breakout session. Lots of food, fun, beverage, music and door prizes page 2 for the program and page 6 for the registration form. are planned. Another treat has been scheduled to open the conference. Dr. An- On Friday morning, the conference resumes with the popular Leg- drew Urich, an OSU Professor in the School of Business has agreed to islative Panel with experts Keith Ballard, Executive Director of come share some pearls of wisdom from his perspective as an attorney, OSSBA; Perry Willis, Executive Director of OROS and Randall Ra- professor and a businessman. While this may not exactly fit your idea burn, Executive Director of CCOSA who will present issues relative of a keynote speaker description, you will be entertained, cajoled, chal- to school business officials. After a break, Mr. Shawn Hime, Assis- lenged and taught by Dr. Urich. Come and see if it is not so. tant Superintendent for Financial Services, SDE, will make his first After lunch on Thursday, April 7th, much effort has been used to appearance with our group as he presents his topic, “Hot Buttons for provide you with timely breakout topics. Each hour for three rotations, the State Department of Education”. I know you will want to hear his five breakout sessions have been scheduled. The hope is that you find message and get acquainted at the same time. too many sessions that you need to attend, that you will have to bring The most important thing you can do now is to decide to come to someone else the confer- from your ence, con- district to vince some- attend some one at your for you. wo r k p l ace Anyway one to come can hope….. with you The topics and pre- were chosen register because they both of you. were sug- If you don’t gested by come, it our mem- won’t be bers, by our good at all! co mmittees See you or by the t h e r e ! board mem- Don’t let bers. Some me down…. of the ses- sions are our OkASBO Board Members & Committee Chairpersons working to plan the program for you. 2 OkASBO News February, 2005 Pre-Conference Workshop Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meridian Convention Center 737 South Meridian, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Pre-Conference Workshop Oklahoma ASBO is pleased to offer you “Taking Care of Me – The Habits of Happiness” presented by Mary Kay Mueller -“She is back because you asked for her! Mary Kay was our principal speaker in the fall of 2003. She was so well received that we have asked her back to spend the day with you. Don‘t miss it!” - cjh Mary Kay Mueller “ The Gratitude Guru” Workshop Day 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch furnished Meridian Convention Center Cost: $75.00 per member Pre-register please. Lunches will be ordered on Monday prior to the event. Pre-Registration Form is on Page 6 "Who is she...and what can she do for me?" s International trainer, keynoter, author and motivational coach Mary Kay Mueller has learned life' most important lessons the hard way. Now she brings her insights and inspiration to groups of all sizes around the world in more powerful presentations than ever before in her 15 years as a speaker. Her transforming teachings on the positive attitude formula, communication, balance, and the science of luck are affecting individuals and organizations at their core. Audience members as well as her coaching clients are amazed to see the effects of her "Simply Successful" guidelines within hours of hearing her speak. Through her dynamic presence, her positively personal sharing, her contagious enthusiasm and her heart-hitting music, Mary Kay reaches audiences others thought unreachable. If you are facing a challenging time and you want to bring in the best for ll increased success and happiness, we guarantee you' be thrilled with the motivational magic of Mary Kay Mueller. Evening….Hospitality rooms courtesy of Blunck Studios Sexton & Sexton School Supply 3 OkASBO News February, 2005 President’s Message by J. Bruce Campbell “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” tive and other initiatives that If ever there was a time for that old adage to be tested, the we should pay attention to: time is now. As the new legislative session opens, we hear · HB 1783 – Adminis- promises of bipartisan unity from the Governor, the Speaker trative consolidation of the House, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. bill, which would cre- However, the inescapable fact is that a new party controls the ate the Administrative State House for the first time since the 1920’s. A new agenda Reorganization and with new priorities is about to be presented to Oklahomans. Consolidation Com- We would all agree that changes need to happen in order to mission. see improvements to the quality of education and other serv- · TABOR – Taxpayer ices provided by the state. But we would probably not find Bill of Rights. universal agreement on what changes are best or how those · State Auditor’s Taskforce – three bills aimed changes should come about. This is not a time for us to be at improving school finance laws. SB 668, asleep at the wheel. Make sure there is at least one person in SB 700, and SB701 – authored by Senator your district staying tuned to legislative initiatives in the Munson and Representative Staggs. months ahead. · BuyBoard – check this out! A cooperative In keeping with the ASBO theme of “Touching Kids purchasing program sponsored by OSSBA Lives,” we need to see what can be done to insure that legis- and CCOSA, which could help to improve lative efforts which impact education are favorable to our your administrative effectiveness. students. At the same time, we need to take care of the busi- I have intentionally listed the legislative items without editorial ness end of education. Sometimes it seems that a well- comment. Please take time to look beyond the titles, read them, publicized shortcoming in one school district inevitably leads and take the action that you believe to be appropriate for the to a new piece of legislation to fix something that is not really kids. I look forward to seeing you at our Spring Conference in broken in the other districts. Oklahoma City. Plans are in the works for another excellent Although not a complete list, the following items are legisla- conference. Xerox The Document Company Has printed this Newsletter at their offices at 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy., #500 at no cost to OkASBO. Thanks to Brad Shirley, Xerox Account Manager, 405/749-7261! Cariker School Services, Inc. Bob Cariker School Supplies & Furniture, Maintenance Chemicals, Portable Classrooms, Student Insurance Phone or Fax (918) 967-3427 P.O.Box 117, Stigler, OK 74462 4 OkASBO News February, 2005 Tentative OkASBO Program, April 7-8, 2005 Thursday, April 7, 2005 7:50 am……….. Registration Begins 7:50…….Continental Breakfast…..Sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company 8:50 am(Promptly)……First General Session Salon E to H…Moderator, Pres. Bruce Campbell, CFO, Francis Tuttle Technology Center 8:50…Presentation of Colors and Flag Salute Southeast H. S. Air Force JROTC 9:00 – 10:30… “ Authority Is Out — Influence Is In!” Dr. Andrew Urich Associate Professor of Legal Studies, OSU School of Business Speaker Hosted by Oklahoma School Assurance Group 10:30 – 10:50….Refreshment break…..Sponsored by Oklahoma School Assurance Group 10:50………….President’s Remarks 11:00 – 11:15…. “ASBO International Update” Dr. Rob Balster II, Deputy Supt. of Business, Seaman USD345, Topeka, Kansas ASBO International Board member 11:15 – 11:35… “OkASBO’s Certification Program & Changes” Mr. Roger Adair, Director Of Finance, Moore Norman Technology Center 11:35 – 12:00…”Member Recognition” Scholarships Awarded to OCSBM Recognition of the “500th Member” Recognition of “SBO of the Year” 12:00 – 1:10….Luncheon..…Salon I to L – Luncheon Hosted by American Fidelity Assurance Company 1:20 – 2:10………………………Breakout Session A Salon E…”Purchasing – Oklahoma BUY Board” Presenter: Dr. Randall Raburn, Executive Director, CCOSA Host: Ann Wade, Director of Finance, Poteau Schools Salon F……”HIPPA” Presenter: Ms. Julie Miller, Attorney, OSSBA Host: Sterling Ming, Associate Supt., Jenks Schools Salon G…..”WAVE Student Information Program” Presenter: Ms. Barbara Roewe, WAVE Manager, SDE Host: Roger Adair, Fin. Dir., Moore Norman Tech. Ctr. Salon H……”Employer Paid Benefits” Presenter: Ms. Martha Pate & Kasey Taylor, American Fidelity Assurance Company Host: Debra Jacoby, CFO, Union Schools Salon O…...“Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)” Presenter: Ms. Hazel Hill, Compliance Officer, U.S. Dept. of Labor Host: Patti Beavers, Business Mgr., Glenpool Schools 2:20 – 3:10………………………Breakout Session Salon E…”Purchasing – Oklahoma BUY Board” Presenter: Dr. Randall Raburn, Executive Director, CCOSA Host: Steve Shiever, Supt. Crescent Schools 5 OkASBO News February, 2005 Tentative OkASBO Program, April 7-8, 2005 Salon F……”Indoor Air Quality - IAQ” Presenter: Mr. Dan Moberly, IAQ Practitioner, ASBO International Host: Nancy McKay, Exec Dir.Fin/Treas, Jenks Schools Salon G……"State Auditor‘s School FinanceTask Force Update" Presenter: Mr. Jim McGoodwin, Deputy State Auditor/Gen. Counsel Host: Brenda Burkett, Exec.Dir of Fin., Norman Schools Salon H……"Teacher Retirement Issues" Presenter: Ms. Sue Callahan, Teacher Retirement System Host: Ann Wade, Director of Finance, Poteau Schools Salon O…...“Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)” Presenter: Ms. Hazel Hill, Compliance Officer, U.S. Dept. of Labor Host: Debra Jacoby, CFO, Union Schools 3:20 - 4:10………………………Breakout Session C Salon E……"Policy Development" Presenter: Ms. Julie Miller, Attorney, OSSBA Host: Dennis Casey, Supt. Morrison Schools Salon F……”Indoor Air Quality - IAQ” Presenter: Mr. Dan Moberly, IAQ Practitioner, ASBO International Host: Robert Neel, Supt. Guymon Schools Salon G…..”WAVE Student Information Program” Presenter: Ms. Barbara Roewe, WAVE Manager, SDE Host: Bill Denton, Supt. Woodward Schools Salon H……"Teacher Retirement Issues" Presenter: Ms. Sue Callahan, Teacher Retirement System Host: Patti Beavers, Business Mgr., Glenpool Schools Salon O..….."Career Tech Issues" Presenter: Mr. Bill Beierschmitt, CFO, Oklahoma Dept. Career & Technical Education Host: Roger Adair, Fin. Dir., Moore Norman Tech. Ctr. 4:15 – 7:00 - VENDOR PARTY Refreshments, finger food, Maybe a concert, or maybe karaoke, Door Prizes,etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friday, April 8, 2005 8:00 - 9:00 am……….Registration continues 8:00 - 9:00……..Continental Breakfast…Sponsored by National American Insurance Company, Barlow Education Management Services, Municipal Accounting Systems 9:00 am……..Second General Session….Salon H….Moderator President Elect Steve Shiever, Supt. Crescent Schools 9:05 - 10:20…..“Legislative Issues for Business Managers” Panelists and Presenters are Randall Raburn, CCOSA Executive Dir., Perry Willis, OROS Executive Dir., Keith Ballard, OSSBA Executive Dir. 10:20 - 10:35……Refreshment Break…..Sponsored by Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group 10:35 - 11:30….."State Department Hot Buttons" Mr. Shawn Hime, Asst. Supt. of Financial Services, Oklahoma Department of Education 11:30 ………..….Business Session Drawing for Door Prizes……Adjourn 12:00 pm……OkASBO Board Meeting…..Director’s Room…. 6 OkASBO News February, 2005 Oklahoma ASBO P O Box 613 Kingfisher, OK 73750 T or F: 405/375-3696 or 1/888/339-1468 Toll Free Pre-Registration Form Send to OkASBO Spring Conference of OkASBO, April 7-8, 2005, Clarion Convention Center If you are a Member, your Registration cost follows. Registration Cost – Institutional Member ($ 0.00); Retired ($25.00); or Individual ($75.00) (Note: If the school district pays your dues, you are an Institutional Member and NO registration fee is charged.) Registration for: ______________________________ Title: ______________________________ School/Business: ______________________________ ____I will attend the Vendor party, Thursday, April 7, 2005, 4:10 pm and ____ guests will be attending with me. (Send $25.00 for each guest attending…Give names also. Thanx!) ____I will not attend the Vendor party. Amount Enclosed: $___________ (Mail or FAX this form to Oklahoma ASBO.) Oklahoma ASBO P O Box 613 Kingfisher, OK 73750 T or F: 405/375-3696 or 1/888/339-1468 Toll Free Send to OkASBO “Taking Care of Me – The Habits of Happiness” Pre-Conference Registration Form Registration fee - $75.00 April 6, 2005, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Meridian Convention Center, OKC Please enroll me with Mary Kay Mueller! I will be there! Name:_______________________________ OkASBO member: ___Yes ___No Title: ________________________________ Payment Enclosed ___ School/Business:_______________________ Bill: Me ___ District___ Clarion Meridian Hotel and Convention Center I-40 at Meridian, 737 S. Meridian Oklahoma City, OK 73108 Reservations: 405/942-8511; FAX: 405/946-7126 Send to Clarion Meridian Name of Group: Oklahoma ASBO Function Date: April 6-8, 2005 Group Rates: $69.00 (Plus tax, unless a P.O. or direct bill is used) ____King ____Double-Double ____Smoking ____Non-Smoking Reserve 4/6/2005___ Reserve 4/7/2005___ Both nights___ Other______________ Name: _______________________________ Address: _______________________________ P.O. Attached City/St/Zip: ______________________________ ___Yes ___No Phone: _______________________________ Credit Card No. ___________________________ Exp. Date______ Type: MC VISA Other_________ Reservation cutoff date for this rate is 3/22/2005. Reservations held until 6pm unless secured by a deposit or credit card number. Send this form to the Clarion Hotel, not to OkASBO. 7 OkASBO News February, 2005 8 OkASBO News February, 2005 Certified Members of OkASBO, 2004 Beginning on July 1, 2004, Oklahoma ASBO began its registry of Hollis Schools Certified members. This certification indicates that the registered Bob Parrish, CSBA, CFO member has attained a specified, required level of training and experi- Metro Tech ence in the field of school business management. Each person who Mika Barton, CSBA, Treasurer has applied and received a certified designation is to be commended Muskogee Schools and recognized. Stacey Rush, CSBA, Dir. of Finance There are three levels of certification. They are as follows. Pioneer Tech. Center Certified School Business Specialist (CSBS) -No degree required. Jerri Howard, Adm. Asst./Enc. Clerk One year of school business experience, related agency or field, and a Pontotoc Tech. Center graduate of the Oklahoma Center for School Business Management Madonna Tidwell, Treasurer program. Pontotoc Tech. Center Certified School Business Official (CSBO) -Bachelor’s degree in Marsha Morris, CSBA, Business Mgr. related field, 2 years school management experience, related agency or Red River Tech. Center field and a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for School Business Sheila K Brock, Acct Payable/Supt. Sec. Management program or no degree, 5 years school management expe- Red River Tech. Center rience, related agency or field and a graduate of the OCSBM. Connie L. Pelton, CSBA, Business Mgr. Certified School Business Administrator (CSBA) -Master’s de- Southern Okla Technology Center gree in related field and 5 years school management experience, re- Diane D. Adamson, CSBA, Adm. Asst/Finance lated agency or field and a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Tahlequah Schools School Business Management program or Bachelor’s degree in re- Judy Manning, CSBA, Business Mgr. lated field and 8 years school management experience, related agency Valliant Schools or field and a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for School Business Bonnie Wells, CSBA, Administrative Assistant Management program or no degree and 10 years school management Leach Schools experience, related agency or field and a graduate of the Oklahoma Brenda Wingo, CSBA, Dir. Finance Center for School Business Management program. Wes Watkins Tech. Center Those Oklahoma ASBO members who have received their certifi- Gina Chrestman, CSBO, Enc./Min Clerk/ cate this inaugural year follow: Quinton Schools Ora Morgan, CSBA, Fin. Dir/Bus. Mgr. Robbie Farley, CSBO, Business Mgr. Autry Tech. Center Haworth Schools Suann Bradley, CSBA, Fin. Fiscal Officer Mary Field, CSBO, Asst. Finance Mgr. Canadian Valley Tech. Ctr. Ponca City Schools J. Bruce Campbell, CSBA, CFO Congratulations to each of you! Francis Tuttle Tech. Center And, I know we have many more members who qualify for one or Kenny Roe, CSBA, Treasurer more of these designations. You can apply at any time. The program Hennessey Schools description and application is on our website, or call the office and Denise Allison, CSBA, Business Mgr. one will be sent to you. 9 OkASBO News February, 2005 Certification Renewal Changes Several of you have expressed that you did not apply for a certificate because you were worried about the renewal requirements and your ability to gain the needed ‘points’ to renew in three years. Mr. Roger Adair has reworked the renewal require- ments, the OkASBO board has approved the changes and they are printed here and on our web- site for your examination. Some concern was also expressed about keeping track of these ‘points’ for three years and how they would be verified. That issue has also been addressed by adding an explanatory paragraph (the last one below) in the renewal application and uploading a Points Tracking Form on our website. The form assumes honesty on the certificate holders part and requires their signature and the supervi- sor’s signature. Hopefully, these changes will allow you and others to apply for the deserved certificate. The renewal process has been expanded and simpli- fied, I think! Go the our website, www.okasbo.org, download your application, complete it and send it to the office. Your certificate awaits you! (The underscored items are additions and the lined out ones are deleted.) Acceptable Continuing Education Points for Re- newal Credit Points Attendance at OkASBO Fall or Spring Conference .......................................................................................... 3 Attendance at ASBOI or other State Annual Conference ................................................................................. 52 Attendance at other Oklahoma State Conference .............................................................................................. 2 Attendance at State Department sponsored Professional Development Program ............................................. 2 Attendance at approved Professional Development Program ........................................................................... 2 Attendance at Oklahoma Center for School Business Mgt training (per class)................................................. 2 Service as OkASBO or ASBOI, OCSBM Board of Director ........................................................................... 4 Service as OkASBO or ASBOI Committee Chair ............................................................................................ 2 Service as OkASBO or ASBOI Committee Member ........................................................................................ 1 Presenter at OkASBO, ASBOI, OCSBM, or other approved Program............................................................. 2 Publication of article in OkASBO News........................................................................................................... 1 Publication of article in School Business Affairs .............................................................................................. 2 Publication of Other Relevant Items ................................................................................................................. 1 Completion of approved School Management Finance College course (per credit hour) ................................. 2 Completion of Professional Continuing Education courses (per course) .......................................................... 2 School business personnel receiving certification will be responsible for documenting attendance of approved functions and publication of articles. Documentation must be presented at the time application renewal is submitted. A form to assist you in tracking and documenting your points is available on the OkASBO website. 10 OkASBO News February, 2005 11 OkASBO News February, 2005 Thanks for Your Chain Letter! I want to thank all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me your chain letters over the past two years. Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy. Because of your concern... I no longer can drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains. I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans. I no longer drink any- thing out of a can because I will get sick from the rat feces and urine. I no longer use Sa- ran wrap in the mi- crowave because it causes cancer. I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could get pricked with a needle in- fected with AIDS. I no longer use cancer causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day. I no longer go to shop- ping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me. ! "" I no longer receive (Continued on page 15) " !! #$ %& % " ' ($ %& % " & 12 OkASBO News February, 2005 "Leroy Holloway" Professional Development Grant Application Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials wants to help you attend the Association of School Business Officials International Conference October 21-25, 2005, Boston, Massachusetts Complete this application or get your copy on the Web: www.okasbo.org. (See informational story on page 15) Date: ______________________ Applicant Name:________________________________________________________________ Position:________________________________________________________________ School District:________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ASSURANCES I ___am ___am not a current member of the Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials. I have been a continuous member for ____ years. I ___have ___have not attended an Association of School Business Officials International Conference. I will write an article for the OkASBO News on an issue addressed at the conference or other applicable topic. Please ini- tial ______ I will request reimbursement for appropriate documented expenses up to $1200 .(legal under Oklahoma Laws and Regula- tions) Other additional costs will be paid by my school district or by me. Please initial ______ NARRATIVE Attach a one-page narrative stating why you should receive the "Leroy Holloway" Professional Development Grant and what you will do with the knowledge gained by attending the conference. Applicant Signature__________________________________________ Superintendent Signature__________________________________________ Submit Application to : OkASBO Professional Development Committee % Mr. Roger Adair, Chairperson Moore Norman Technology Center 4701 NW 12th Ave. NW Norman, Oklahoma 73069 Application Due Date: May 1, 2005 13 OkASBO News February, 2005 President Mr. J. Bruce Campbell, Dir. of Finance Let’s Stay in Touch by Jack Harrel Francis Tuttle Technology Center 12777 N. Rockwell Ave. It is time for a celebration! the number isn’t used for lots of Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2789 I have been involved with calls, it will be discontinued. Sorry. T: 405-717-4234 Oklahoma ASBO since 1997 Anyway, go to the website and pre- E: firstname.lastname@example.org and during that time we have register there. (Look at the bottom of been trying to reach 500 mem- the home page, follow the instructions President Elect bers. We nearly made it a few there to log on the first time...If you Mr. Steve Shiever, Supt. years ago before the economy are already a member, I won’t send Crescent Schools of the state went BUST, but you another invoice, even tho it says I P O Box 719 alas, it did not happen. We will.) Crescent, OK 73028 have recovered and so has Oklahoma ASBO should be recog- T: 405-969-3738 OkASBO. We have made it! nizing and promoting its members E: 405-969-2003 We now have 533 paid mem- more than it does. To that end, scholarship are available to attend bers. Now we will need an- ASBO International Conference and for job-specific training at the other goal. You see, 500, while Oklahoma Center for School Business Management. One applica- Vice President Ms. Ann Wade, Dir. of Finance very good, only touches about tion is included in this newsletter and scholarships are still available Monroe Schools one fourth of the total that for OCSBM training. Look on the website or call me for an applica- P O Box 10 should be involved with us. I tion. Also, see that an “SBO of the Year” is to be recognized at this Monroe, OK 74947 guess we can be proud, but we meeting. This member will be Okla- need to work hard to involve all homa ASBO’s representative to com- T: 918-658-3516 E: email@example.com of the central office people of The 3-D Rule pete for an Eagle Award which is given every school district. Let’s get by ASBO International at its Annual busy on the next part of our Conference in Boston this fall. Should Director membership and professional “Do it, we do more? Let us know. Mr. Jim Knox, Supt. Caney Valley Schools development. Delegate it, If anything can be done to make I am trying to make the pic- your attendance at our spring confer- P O Box 410 Ramona, OK 74061-0410 tures better in this publication. or Discard it!!” ence easier, please let me or one of the T: 918-536-2500 I have even gone to class to do board members know. It should not be E: firstname.lastname@example.org so. I was told I needed a better a large effort on your part to come and camera, so I bought one. Then, receive the benefits that OkASBO has to offer. Your participation is I needed a better printer. Yes, I one of the measures used to gauge our success. Your enjoyment is Board bought one. Neither seems to have helped much. Maybe you of can’t teach an old dog new Directors tricks, but I was always of the opinion that the old dog that couldn’t learn new tricks could Director never learn tricks anyway. I Ms. Brenda Burkett, Exec. Dir. Finance guess I still need your advice. Norman Schools Any suggestions. (I was told • !" 131 S. Flood that MS Publisher that I use • # % # $& Norman, OK 73069 wasn’t good enough, that I • ' & ( $& # T: 405-366-5801 needed another software… E: email@example.com Haven’t done that yet.) Oklahoma ASBO has a toll Director free 800 number. I have had it Dr. Robert Neel, Supt. since 1997. Last month I re- Guymon Schools ceived 7 calls totaling $2.88 P O Box 1307 and 3 of those calls were from Guymon, OK 73942-1307 salesmen out of state (non- T: 580-338-4340 members). The cost of the line Job Openings! E: firstname.lastname@example.org is $20.00 per month with fees that range up to $8.90 per OkASBO will be glad to post any administrative/ month. While I don’t want to business officials openings on our web page. Just simply no- Past President Ms. Debra Jacoby, CFO make it more difficult to call tify us by email or FAX of any positions that you have open Union Schools the office, it doesn’t look like it and we will place them on our web page. Let us know the 5656 South 129th East Avenue serves many. After pre- position, brief description, closing date, contact person, start Tulsa, OK 74134-6715 registration for this conference, date, etc., and we will assist with the free listing. T: 918-459-5432 that number may disappear. If E: email@example.com Check www.okasbo.org today. 14 OkASBO News February, 2005 OkASBO Associate Members, 2004-05 American Fidelity Assurance Co. Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. Inc. Martha Pate, Eastern Okla. Mgr. Endex of Oklahoma, Inc. Chad Humphrey, Mkt. Mgr. Larry Foster, Representative Christine McCown, Educ.Sales Rep. Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. American Fidelity Assurance Co. Darrin Humphrey, Marketing Sexton and Sexton School Supply, Kacey Taylor, Western Okla. Mgr. Enid Typewriter Company Inc. Terry Ratzlaff, Exec. V.P./GM Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. Dale Smart, Representative Angel, Johnston & Blasingame,PC Calvin Agee, School Rep. Darrel Johnston, CPA Gold Bank SODEXHO Brad Ferguson Municipal Finance Services, Inc. John Klopstein, Sales Exec. Applied Computer Resources, Inc. Rick A. Smith, President Keith Coley, President Government Capital Stephen H. McDonald Judy Foote, Public Finance Assoc. Murrell, Hall, McIntosh & Co., and Associates, Inc. Architects In Partnership, P.C. PLLP Stephen H. McDonald, President Ben Graves, Architect Herff Jones Mary E. Johnson, CPA Dick Lierman, Representative Stephen H. McDonald Barlow Education Management National American Insurance Co. and Associates, Inc. Services, LLC InControlSoft, Inc. Jerry Kashwer, Field Director Olen Treadway, V. P. Michael Barlow, President Matt Richards, President National Rural Education Stephen H. McDonald Barlow Education Management Indeco Sales, Inc. Association and Associates, Inc. Services, LLC Lonnie Crouch, Sales Rep. Bob Mooneyham, Executive Director Tom Reser, V.P. Alan Barlow, Associate Investors Management Group, Ltd. Nicek-Lester and Associates Stephen H. McDonald Barlow Education Management Lynn E. Maaske, Mgr. Gov'Invest- t Alvin Nicek, Architect and Associates, Inc. Services, LLC ments Ron Fisher, Senior V. P. Louis Barlow, Associate Oklahoma Office Systems, Inc. J & J Educational Services Victor Gollahon, Digital Prod. Mgr. Stephen H. McDonald Blair Consulting Services, Inc. Joe Ogle, Owner and Associates, Inc. Rich Blair, President Oklahoma School Assurance Group Kathy Roberts, V.P. Johnson Controls, Inc. Jack Dryden, Admin. Dir. Blunck Studio, Inc. Jennifer Keffer, Public Sector Sales Stephen H. McDonald Bob Goss, Dean Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group and Associates, Inc. Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting David Martin, Exec. Dir. Matt Reichert, V.P. Blunck Studio, Inc. Jane Kellogg, President Bill Homer, Oper. Mgr. Precision Testing Laboratories, Inc. Stephen H. McDonald Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting Dan Tracy, President and Associates, Inc. Boynton-Williams & Assoc. Debi Sovereign, Partner Tom Frazier, Associate V.P. Clarence Williams, AIA Rosenstein, Fist and Ringold, Inc. Kerry John Patten, CPA James Hoffmeister, Legal Admin. Summitt Financial Group, Inc. Boynton-Williams & Assoc. Kerry John Patten, CPA. Dason Gwartney, Vice President Dale Kirby, School Rep. Ross Transportation Company Kronos Gene Ross, Owner TAC Americas Boynton-Williams & Assoc. Michael Yarnall, Terry Rowe, Energy Solutions Darrell Gwartney, School Rep. Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett, CPAs, Legend Group LLP TMA Systems, LLC Cariker School Services, Inc. Jerry Williams, Regional V.P. Stephen Sanders, CPA Lancey Fraser, Sales Coord. Bob Cariker, President Legend Group Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett, CPAs, United Suburban Schools Assoc. Center for Educational Law, Inc. Richard Collins, Okla Rep. LLP Jo Pettigrew, Exec. Dir. Laura Holmes, Attorney Eric Bledsoe, CPA LWPB Architects & Planners, P.C. Ward/Foster Architects Chas. W. Carroll, P.A. Bob Wright, Architect Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett, CPAs, Norman Foster, Architect Patrick W. Carroll, C.P.A., Auditor LLP LWPB Architects & Planners, P.C. Jeff Hewett, CPA Wilson, Dotson & Assoc., P.L.L.C. Chas. W. Carroll, P.A. Jeff Wegener, AIA Vickie Wilson, Auditor Charles W. Carroll, Jr., Auditor School Specialty-Thompson Division Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. Wayne Boyd, Sales Manager Wilson, Dotson & Assoc., P.L.L.C. DLR Group David Tinsley, Manager Pamela R. Dotson, Auditor Mitch Hanna, Business Dev. SelectForce, Inc. Midwest Dairy Council Tammi Didlot, President Yadon and Putnam Document Imaging Solutions LLC Janis Farr, Nutrition Prog Mgr. Jerry Putnam, CPA/Attorney Terry Bourke Sexton and Sexton School Supply, Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. Inc. Yadon and Putnam Document Imaging Solutions LLC Pam Humphrey, President Bill Sexton, Owner W. L. (Bill) Yadon, Honorary Nick Patterson Sexton and Sexton School Supply, 15 OkASBO News February, 2005 (Continued from page 11) - Chain Letter continued Andrew Urich – Keynoter packages from UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaida in disguise. t I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don' support our American troops. I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a stupid number for which I will get the phone bill from hell with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan. I no longer eat pre-packaged foods because the estrogens they con- tain will turn me gay. I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mu- tant freaks with no eyes or feathers. I no longer date the opposite sex because they will take my kidneys and leave me taking a nap in a bathtub full of ice. I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike. I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe. I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me. I no longer have any savings "Authority Is Out-- Influence Is In", says Andrew Urich. because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for “Getting people to say "yes" is the backbone of any influence opportu- the 1,387,258th time). nity or negotiation. Research points to five key factors that increase the likelihood of building consensus and agreement in your posi- I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive tion. The consideration of these five factors before any influence op- the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating portunity dramatically increases your chances of success and helps in their special e-mail program. Yes, I want to thank all of you you maintain productive relationships.” soooooooo much for looking out for me! I will now return the favor. Andrew L. Urich is an associate professor of Business Law in the t If you don' send this e-mail to at least 1200 people in the next 60 Department of Legal Studies at Oklahoma State University and has seconds, a large bird with diarrhea will poop on your head at 5:00 served in this capacity for almost twenty years. Prior to joining the pm this afternoon and the fleas of a thousand camels will infest your faculty of the College of Business Administration, Dr. Urich received armpits. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a a law degree from Case Western Reserve University, completed friend of a friend of a friend. post-doctoral studies at the London Institute of Comparative Law, and practiced law with a major corporate law firm. This is no joke. ~anonymous Dr. Urich is a lecturer, researcher, and consultant in the areas of influence negotiation, and commercial law and is a recipient of the “Leroy Holloway” Professional Greiner Outstanding Teacher Award, the University Extension Faculty Development Grant Announcement Excellence Award, and the 1999 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award. While away from the office, Dr. Urich enjoys primitive travel to remote regions of the world. His adventures have led him to over The OkASBO Board of Directors is again offering the ”Leroy 40 countries, and he has climbed mountains in South America, Central Holloway” Professional Development Grant. This grant is for an America, Asia, and Africa’s Kilimanjaro. OkASBO member who has never attended the ASBO International Conference. The grant is limited to $1200 for the recipient to use for Dr. Urich is an effective and entertaining communicator with both conference attendance expenses. Won’t you please apply? practical and academic experience. His mission is to help business An application for this grant is included on page 8 of this newslet- ter and the deadline for the application receipt is May 1, 2005. The recipient will be chosen by the OkASBO Professional Development Committee and recommended to the Board of Directors for final ap- proval. The dates of ASBO International Conference is October 21- 25, 2005 and it will be in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Tamyra Nash, SDE, received the grant in 2000 and Ms. Patricia Smith, Pocola Schools in 2001, Ms. Patti Beavers, Bartlesville Schools in 2002, Mr. Douglas Melton, Guymon Schools in 2003 and Ms. Terri Cornelsen, Texhoma Schools in 2004. Every- one seems to think that their attendance was beneficial, but call and ask them for yourself. Take some time and complete the application, won’t you? I am sure that you will be enriched. OkASBO News February, 2005 PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Oklahoma City, OK PERMIT NO. 1138 " ! # $% Oklahoma ASBO ASBO International Would you share this Newsletter with co-workers 2005 2004 who may benefit from our Programs? Thanx! April 6-8 October 15-19, Cincinnati, OH September 14-16 2005 October 21-25, Boston, MA 2006 April 5-7 2006 October 13-17, Pittsburg, PA September 13-15 2007 2007 – New October 13-17, Calgary, AB April 4-6 2008 September 12-14 Denver, CO – Tentative 2009 2008 – New Chicago, IL – Tentative April 16-18 September 10-12 2010 Washington, D. C. – Tentative Mark your calendar! Excellent conferences. Make your plans to attend!