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The NYS Forum Holiday Event


Thursday, December 2, 2010
3:30pm to 7:00pm
Italian American Community Center
257 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York.


Our featured speaker will be John McPherson.

John McPhersonJohn McPherson is an internationally-syndicated cartoonist whose Close to Home appears in more than 700 newspapers from The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Tokyo Times, to The Hanoi Daily News. He has published over 20 book collections of his cartoons, has an award-winning line of greeting cards, a yearly block calendar, and numerous other licensed products. John is part of The HUMOR Project's Speakers Bureau and been an active speaker for organizations, schools, associations, hospitals, and human service agencies around the country. Born and raised in Painted Post, New York (we're not making this up), this former mechanical engineer now has over 8000 published cartoons to his credit. John has been a back-by-popular demand presenter ten times at The HUMOR Project's renowned annual international conference on "The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity." At the June 2010 conference, he gave a highly-acclaimed presentation on "The Lighter Side of Work: Laughing Your Way Through Your Work Daze."

Who Can Attend?

This event is open to all state and local government employees and IT Corporate Roundtable members


3:30 pm Networking
4:30 pm John McPherson Syndicated Cartoonist
5:15 - 7:00 pm Holiday Reception

Holiday Menu

Assorted Imported & Domestic Cheeses
Villa Italia Breads
Italian Relishes - Vegetable Crudite - Dips - Bruschetta
Penne with Pesto
Three Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Basil
Garlic Bread
Mixed Green Salad
Sliced Sirloin of Beef
Villa Italia Pannini Rolls with Accompanying Sauces
Villa Italia Pastries & Cookies
Coffee - Herbal Teas
Cash Bar


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