47 www.DurantChamber.org 60711766 Forklift Sales, Rentals, Service & Parts, Small engine equipment & Tractor Repair (580)579-3365 ♦ (580)579-3366 ♦ (580)775-2217 Leadership Durant Leadership Durant, under the umbrella of the Durant Area Chamber of Com- merce, is for professionals who desire to learn more about their community and develop or further enhance their leader- ship skills. Individuals exit the class hav- ing identified and molded their specific leadership qualities. The Leadership Durant class begins each July with a reception and is com- pleted in June with graduation. The class meets for one day each month with the exception of December. They participate in activities ranging from team building exercises to visiting and meeting area media, city council and state officials. They also tour area schools, hospitals, ma- jor employers and other areas of interest such as museums and the Oklahoma City State Capitol. Additional activities and events are scheduled throughout the year to help raise money to donate to a deserv- ing non-profit organization of that class’ choice. Leadership Durant also volunteers for various events and organizations throughout the year. Participants and their employers must commit to this program for it to be effective for each student. Former class members include vice presidents of banks, business owners, teachers, manag- ers, professors, attorneys, administrative personnel and more. For more information on Leadership Durant and to apply for the program, contact the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848 or visit www. durantchamber.org.