December 2016



Ride the Waves
of EWI
Energy Wisdom Integrity



A Letter From Our President


We are off to a great start!  The wave of Energy was amazing at the November      meeting.  It was a great night of networking and honoring our Executive of the Year, Alex Eaton of World Travel.  Thank you to everyone who helped make the night a success. 

The committees are starting to meet, so please get involved and share your talents to make our chapter the best we can be.  We will have tables at the December meeting so you can learn more about each committee and what they do, if you are still undecided on where you want to serve.

I am blessed to be a part of the Tulsa Chapter and to have the opportunity to serve as your president.  I appreciate you as a member and am available for your ideas on how to continue to Ride the Waves.

I wish you happy holidays!

Best regards,



December Chapter Meeting

Thursday, December 8, 2016 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration
6:00 pm - Meeting begins

Location:  Tulsa Federal Credit Union
9323 E. 21st St.
Tulsa OK 74129

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, December 2, by clicking the button below.

Please make checks payable to EWI of Tulsa and mail to:
     Dana Nichols
     Cimarex Energy Co.
     202 South Cheyenne Avenue
     Tulsa, OK 74103





December Philanthropy
Breast Cancer Assistance Program

Client Christmas Baskets


Sign-up to bring your donations for Christmas Baskets for Breast Cancer Assistance Program client families through the email link for Sign-up Genius sent on November 17th and bring them to our December meeting. Contact Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank if you need any help at or 918.430.3018.



Family #1 – female age 37; husband age 38; female child age 8; lives in Jenks​

Family #2 – female age 44; husband age 46; four male children ages 8, 10, 12 and 14; lives in Owasso

​Family #3 – female age 56; lives in mid-town Tulsa

​Family #4 – female age 38; husband age 42; two male children ages 5 and 8; one female child age 3; lives in south Tulsa

​Family #5 – female age 63; lives in Broken Arrow

​Family #6 – female age 55; adult disabled son age 31; lives in Broken Arrow

BCAP's Mission is to financially assist breast cancer patients in the greater Tulsa area through their journey to recovery. BCAP provides temporary assistance for rent, mortgage, and utilities expenses for breast cancer patients currently in treatment in the following counties in Oklahoma:  Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.


November | Executive of the Year
Chapter Meeting Highlights




Top Left Photo:  Cynthia Sublett, World Travel Service, LLC and Tonya Solomon, Clempire Janitorial.

Top Right Photo:  Presentation of the Executive of the Year Award: 
Tonya Solomon, Clempire Janitorial and Alex Eaton, Executive of the Year, World Travel Service, LLC

Bottom Left Photo: 
Cynthia Sublett and Alex Eaton, World Travel Service, LLC
Bottom Right Photo:  
Gayle Dicus, Membership Recruitment Chair pins Sheree Wright, Mazzio's LLC



Top Left Photo:  Entertainment during the reception provided by Regina Scott, award-winning 14-year-old Fiddle Player

Top Right Photo:  Alex Eaton, World Travel Service, LLC; Sean Kouplen, Regent Bank

Bottom Left Photo:  Diane Jarvi, Sustaining and Jan Ehrle, Mid-America Land, Grain & Cattle Co.

Bottom Right Photo:  Jody Davis, Accent Moving & Storage/Mayflower; Crystal Black, Strategic Employee Benefit Services, Inc.; Margaret Harrison, Tulsa Community College



Top Left Photo:  Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corporation; Jeanette Sefers, LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.; and Debbie Ash, Alzheimer's Association

Top Right Photo:  Reta Hallam, Guest; Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds PLLC; Gloria McQuade, Burnett, Inc.

Bottom Left Photo:  Sheila Sayne and Brian Mitchell, Neuens Mitchell Bonds PLLC; Kellen DeSalvo, Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Bottom Right Photo:  Reta Hallam, Guest; Felicia Senter, Tulsa Tech; Frank Troutman, Transitional Member; Jeanette Sefers, LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.; and Trich Richey, Transitional Member.



Left Photo:  Renaissance Square Event Center on Route 66

Right Photo:  
Beautiful fruit and vegetable centerpiece for cheese plate appetizer




"Great evening!  Loved Alex's intro by Sean, his remarks, and the slideshow. Lovely evening."

"Enjoyed seeing so many Executives there.  Delicious dinner.  Great door prizes."

"Convenient to downtown, beautiful, great size, nice atmosphere."

"The room was noisy and at times it was hard to hear Tonya."

"Parking is always a pain here, but what can you do?  Get there a little early!  LOL"

"My food was cold and it was difficult to hear the speakers."



Special Thank You from
Hawthorne Elementary



Our adopted school sent a well-deserved thank you from the teachers and staff to EWI and the Reading Rally Committee for their generosity and efforts.


November Board Reports


Membership Report

We currently have 59 member firms, no new members or firms this month.
Recommended for Posting:

  1. Wenzel Creative Strategy
  2. Gold Leaf Realty
  3. CWC Interiors
  4. All Signs
  5. Pennwell Publishing
  6. Harsco
  7. Red Stone Construction Services
  8. CCK Strategies
  9. Reta Hallam, Individual Member
  10. Regent Bank


42 - First Representatives

  6 - Second Representatives

  4 - Sustaining Members

  0 - Life Members

  4 - Executive/Representatives

18 - Guests

  5 - Executives
  3 - Transitional Members

82 - Total

B/C/DP Report

Currently recruiting for a Reading Rally Function Leader and EWISP mentors.


December EWI Birthdays
December 1 - Betty Oswald, Sustaining
December 6 - Rosemary Gaffey, Sustaining
December 12 - Jamie Mathew, Individual Member
December 16 - Eva Blair, Transitional Member
December 17 - Gene Callahan, Honorary Member
December 25 - Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.
December 25 - Myra Trahern, Sustaining
December 27 - Vernice Bersche, Merrill Lynch
December 29 - Jan Ehrle, Mid-America Land, Grain & Cattle Co.
December 30 - Robert Montgomery, Helmerich & Payne

December 7 - John W. Lindsey, Helmerich & Payne
December 9 - Mike Neal, Tulsa Regional Chamber
December 19 - Gretchen Thompson, Brown, Kinion & Co., CPA's

Firm Anniversaries
No firms to recognize for December Anniversaries



2016-2017 Officers & Directors

Tonya Solomon, Clempire Janitorial

Vice President/President-Elect
Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank
918-582-9151, x242

Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds PLLC

Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy Co.

Jeanette Sefers, LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.


Heather Rettedal, Arvest Bank


Membership (Recruitment)
Gayle Dicus, Mazzios LLC

Membership (Retention)
Jamie Mathew, Individual Member


Sarah Hall, Tulsa Federal Credit Union


Pam Taylor, Dewberry



Felicia Senter, Tulsa Tech

Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy Co.

Jody Davis

Accent Moving & Storage, Inc.

Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC

Judy Rus