March 2017

Ride the Waves

of EWI

Energy Wisdom Integrity
In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the March Meeting
  3. February Meeting Highlights
  4. Did You Know???
  5. Firm Highlight / Tropical Plant Design
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Board Reports
  8. Announcements
  9. Tech Tips
  10. Board Members/Contact Information

Dear Members,

I love EWI. I wonder if the other chapters have meetings like we have? Thank you Pam Taylor with Dewberry, for showing us "how to get the Yes". Thank you Lisa Stansill and US Beef Corporation for hosting us. Thank you to the programs committee for the lovely set up and planning. Thank you Jody Davis with Accent Moving and Storage, Mayflower for the chocolate covered strawberries and the Rustic Cuff and Vintage Pearl door prizes. What a night!!


I realized today that my term as your president is already 1/3rd over. We have accomplished so much as a chapter, and this year we are continuing to Ride the Waves. 

Three out of the four meetings have been held at member firms. 
  • We have utilized representatives for our speakers and presenters.
  • We are using icebreakers to encourage networking.
  • We had 19 attend our executive breakfast at Tulsa Country Club.
That is just a handful of what we have done so far.


I'm excited to tell you about our next couple meetings. March is our 61st anniversary as a chapter and we are having a mini trade show at Tulsa Technology Center. Please get with Felicia Senter to sign up. April, our guest speaker will be Miss Oklahoma. We will be at Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott. We will offer discounted tickets to invite our family and friends. May is our BCDP banquet. We will be at Tulsa Community College. Then we have several firms that want to have firm nights during the summer. How awesome is that!

Warm Regards,


March Chapter Meeting

Tradeshow / Mini Firm Night

Thursday, March 9, 2017 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting begins

Location:  Tulsa Technology Center, Lemley Memorial Campus

3420 S. Memorial Drive
(In the Round Building)

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, March 3, by clicking the button below.

Please make checks payable to EWI of Tulsa and bring to the meeting or mail to:
     Dana Nichols
     Cimarex Energy Co.
     202 South Cheyenne Avenue
     Tulsa, OK 74103
RSVP to our Next Chapter Meeting!

February 2017
Chapter Meeting Highlights

Left Photo - Sam Johnson, US Beef Corp. (Arby's); Jamie Mathews, Individual Member; Courtney Hardin, Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott

Right Photo: 
Volunteers: Margaret Harrison, Tulsa Community College; Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc.; Marnie Knight, Admiral Express Office Supply; and speaker: Pam Taylor, Dewberry
Left Photo - Our Welcome Crew! Debbie Ash, Alzheimer's Association; Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp.; Jeanette Sefers, LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.; Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc.; Sarah Hall, Tulsa Federal Credit Union

Right Photo: 
Hunting Clues for our Icebreaker: Betty Oswald, Sustaining Member; Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank; Mary Morrow, Sustaining Member; and Sam Johnson, US Beef Corp. (Arby's)
Left Photo - Pam Taylor, Dewberry

Right Photo: 
Jody Davis, Accent Moving and Storage/Mayflower and Susan Lemon, RibCrib BBQ
Strike a Pose: 
Victory or Wonder Woman - which pose makes you feel powerful?
Left Photo - Cynthia Sublett, World Travel Service and Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design

Right Photo:  Tonya Solomon, Clempire Janitorial

Did You Know???

We have added an icebreaker before each meeting starts to facilitate networking as requested by YOU, our members! Make sure to get to the meeting for the 5:30 - 6:00 to participate.

Handy guide to our most commonly used acronyms.

     EWI              Executive Women International
     LCAM          Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting
     B/C/DP        Business / Career / Development Program
     EWISP         Executive Women International Scholarship Program
     ASIST          Adult Students in Scholastic Transition
     AOL             Academy of Leadership
     EWIF           Executive Women International Fellows Program
     EWIGA        Executive Women International Global Alliance
  • Presentation:
    • Wonderful presentation Pam!
    • Very beneficial
    • Easy to find, and park.
  • Location:
    • This space has always been a good choice with plenty of room for our meetings and good parking.
    • Loved the room. Decorations were a nice touch.
  • Food:
    • Food was amazing!
    • Best thus far!
Firm Highlight
Established in 1984, Tropical Plant Design is a full-service interior plant leasing and interior plant service firm. Providing professional quality Interior Plantscape Services, they will bring the benefits of healthy indoor plants to your home or office. In Oklahoma, they service the Tulsa, Bartlesville, and Muskogee areas, along with Rogers, Bentonville, and Fayetteville, AR.

Representative is Janis Cohlmia

Spotlight on Our Past

Since our founding as an EWI Chapter in March of 1956, Tulsa has had a strong presence in our city and within the EWI organization, including two of our members serving as EWI Corporate Presidents.  The success of our Chapter is due to the strong women who have served as our Chapter’s leaders, many of whom are still active today.
We thought it would be fun and informative to spotlight the women and the events that helped shape EWI of Tulsa into the organization it is today.  We are starting this series of featured articles with Lou Winsworth, a woman who will celebrate 40 years as a member in EWI this year.
1983 Chapter President
Lou Winsworth
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Member Since 1977
Corporate Theme:  “This Is The Place…And Time”

In 1983, Tulsa was “The Place…And Time” as the Tulsa Chapter hosted its very first Area Conference.  Every member firm contributed and every representative worked on a committee.  Attendees Included over 350 EWI members from 25 chapters in 17 different states and the entire Corporate Board. 
The Chapter really tried to show our guests Tulsa’s finest, including:
  • A mini-tour of the city themed, “Highlights of America’s Most Beautiful City”;
  • High Tea at Villa Philbrook';
  • A sunset reception and dinner atop Williams Tower; and
  • A seminar entitled, “Managing A Multi-Faceted Lifestyle”, with some of Oklahoma’s finest women.  Speakers included:  Dr. Wennette Pegues; Norma Eagleton, of the Corporation Commission; Stephanie Seymour, Circuit Judge; and Patty Eaton, a City of Tulsa Commissioner.
At lunch on Saturday, attendees were serenaded by Oklahoma’s own Ralph Blane who wrote songs for the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis”.  Other dignitaries speaking at the conference included Tulsa Major James Inhofe and U.S. Senator David Boren.
The conference was capped off with Executives’ Night with the theme:  “An Elegant Evening, Tulsa Style”.  All Tulsa Chapter Executives were honored for their many contributions to the successful conference. Entertainment for the evening was a talented, fully-costumed group performing selections from the all-time favorite “Oklahoma” featuring Duane Jeffers as Curley.  Also present was Ridge Bond, the original Curley of Broadway fame.
Other highlights of the year included Lisa Narrin of Webster High School winning the BCDP scholarship and the annual EWI Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

February Board Reports