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To Whom It May Concern,

This letter is to advise prospective companies about my experience working with John Sugrue.

As Vice President of Rancho Santa Margarita Student Teacher Parent Organization (RSM STPO), one of my responsibilities was fundraising, for which I held several events throughout the school year. John, whose son was a student at the school, volunteered to be leader of our set-up team at the November Family Fun Night, one of our major fundraising events of the year.

At the time, John was working for Elite Productions and convinced the company to lend us props and decorations for the event. John planned the entire set-up, transported everything to our gym, organized and supervised a set-up team of 11 people, worked the event, and removed and returned the materials to Elite. The room was attractive, looked quite professional, and was instrumental in helping us exceed our financial goal for the event.

John is an energetic self-starter who required little guidance from me and made several suggestions for improvement. I would recommend John to any organization seeking to employ such an individual.

Sharon Updike

Vice President


“You have my vote for event company of the year! A special thanks goes out to the entire OCLA staff for a brilliant event!”

Cecilia Moreno
Genlux Magazine

Our event client testimonial Genlux. Call us: 949.374.7258

“John Sugrue is creative, organized and detail oriented. His energy and enthusiasm for the events that he coordinates is evident in the excellent finished product. OCLA Events is my number one recommendation for event planning.”

Mark Van Holt
Platinum Protection Group Inc.

“Thank you John for all your great work for the event last night!! It was a huge success and I got great feedback from many people. Catina was wonderful!!”

Molly Kasch
Producer Director
AFI Directing Workshop for Women

Our event client testimonial AFI American Film Institute. Call us: 949.374.7258

"I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all of the amazing work you and OCLA Events have done to help A Wish for Animals (AWFA) with our fundraising efforts! You have been a hero to AWFA in helping us plan, implement and produce our fundraisers over the past year and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for all of your hard work, professionalism and talent! We are grateful!"

Toni Eakes

Our event client testimonial A Wish for Animals. Call us: 949.374.7258

“Hi guys! Just wanted to thank you again for a great night. Thank you so much for all your hard work and professionalism. Your girls looked and danced great and brought a whole other fun and sexy element to our party. We also really appreciated the hair and makeup service!! Any feedback would be appreciated.”

Marjorie Light
Magic Garage


“OCLA brought our vision of an exciting, vibrant and dynamic event to life. From planning and design to production and execution, OCLA clearly understands our marketplace and our customer. OCLA understood how to operate and manage the scope of our event with flawless execution. John Sugrue is a joy to partner with as his knowledge of our center, his experience with event planning, and his professionalism helped deliver an amazing event, time and again.”

Carlos E. Montenegro
Marketing Specialist
Beverly Center


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