Professionals Today is a service organization made up of professional women. The club was chartered in 1985 as the Pilot Club and later became Professionals Today. The dues from the members are all spent locally, supporting community activities. The largest annual event organized by PT’s is the Cherokee Strip Cook-off. The cook-off began in 1986 as a chili cook-off and won an international award from Pilot International for the best fund raiser for a new club. The event benefits Hospice of Northern Central Oklahoma. A few years later the event expanded to include barbecue. So now the multi-state event is a barbecue cook-off, chili is now for a People's Choice event only. The club members work all year on the cook-off, which is set at Lake Ponca Park Pageant area. Other activities sponsored by Professionals Today includes donating paper goods for Golden Villa and sponsoring a scholarship for a Ponca City High School graduate.
The ladies meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Pizza Hut in Ponca City. Join Professionals, the applicaiton is below. All professional and retired professional women are welcome.