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Dr. Margaret F. Doviak, CFP®
(405) 329-8884
201 E Main St
Norman, OK
Firm
DM Wealth Management Inc
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Michael W. Sigmon, CFP®
(405) 329-3444
825 Wall St
Norman, OK
Firm
Sigmon Wealth Management, Inc.
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000



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Joan Geurkink Lawson, CFP®
(405) 928-5905
1012 24th Ave. NW, Ste. 400
Norman, OK
Firm
Southwest Securities
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000



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Mr. Mark E. Woody, CFP®
(405) 360-8836
713 Wall St Ste A
Norman, OK
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services - Mark E. Woody & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Ms. Nancee Thonn, CFP®
(405) 360-8836
713 Wall St
Norman, OK
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care

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Mr. Gregory Dean Strickland, CFP®
(405) 366-2748
401 W. Main St.
Norman, OK
Firm
Republic Investment Services

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Mrs. Jann G. Knotts, CFP®
(405) 329-1234
2420 Springer Dr
Norman, OK
Firm
Financial Journeys
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. James C. Chapman, CFP®
(405) 912-5300
308 W Main St
Norman, OK
Firm
James C Chapman, CPA, CFP
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Government Employees

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Mr. John W. Sigmon, CFP®
(405) 329-3444
825 Wall St
Norman, OK
Firm
Sigmon Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Ronald M. Geurkink, CFP®
(405) 321-7575
2600 Van Buren St
Norman, OK
Firm
RMG Consulting Group, Inc.

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Fundraising ideas

Looking for clever fundraising ideas? Here's one: The Smithtown Historical Society offers a fun spin on popular casino nights. The event's co-chair offers the secrets of the party's success.

For the past five years, on the first Saturday night in March, residents of Smithtown, New York, have enjoyed a dress-up night of "gambling" at the Society's "Naughty Night Out," a Roaring Twenties-themed fundraiser.

Naughty Night Out

"We came up with that idea because we wanted something a bit different than the usual Las Vegas and Monte Carlo nights," says 2006 event co-chair, Deanna Varricchio, Smithtown's receiver of taxes.

Each year, the event draws about 125 attendees and nets between $6,000 and $8,000, says Varricchio. The venue for the 2006 event was the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch, in Hauppauge.

Accent on Fun

One reason for the event's success, she says, is the contrast between the sedate nature of the Society's mission--to preserve the historical heritage of the Township and of Long Island--and the raucous, fun-filled frivolity of the evening's activities.

One of the biggest attractions was "In and Out of Jail," which involved "imprisoning" prominent members of the community in a "jail" built by a talented local contractor. (See photo above). "People could pay $5 to bail the prisoner out, or $5 to keep him or her in jail for a while longer." It's easy to figure out what most people chose to pay for, she jokes.

Gambling, of course, was the major money-maker of the evening. Classic Casino Productions, of Wantagh, which has run the event's casino operations from the beginning, provided card tables and a range of casino equipment, including a real slot machine donated by the company and auctioned off at the end of the evening.

For the $125 cost of admission, each attendee got $200 worth of play money, says Varricchio. Soon thereafter, people could buy $500 more play money for $20. And later in the evening, the same $20 bought $1,000 in play money.

"Bootleg beverages" were offered throughout the evening and the pacing of the food service was carefully planned, Varricchio notes. Guests arrived to hors d'oeuvres being passed, and platters of cheese, nuts, and fruit placed at stations around the room. At 9 p.m., a hot buffet was served. Seating was intentionally limited and tables were small. "The whole idea was to keep people gambling," she explains.

Naughty Night Out also featured a Chinese auction and a number of door prizes. "This event has become familiar to local merchants, who have been very generous in their support," she says, referring to the range of gift certificates, merchandise, and services donated to the organization--including a dinner cruise on one supporter's private yacht.

Costumes more popular each year

One trend Varricchio says she's noticed is that every year, more people arrive in full '20s regalia. "At first, the only people in costumes were those running the event," she recalls. "This year, about 75% of the women were in c...

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