April 2017

Ride the Waves

of EWI

Energy Wisdom Integrity
In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP and Information for the April Meeting
  3. March Meeting Highlights
  4. Did You Know???
  5. Make Plans to Attend LCAM 2017
  6. Feedback
  7. Firm Highlight / Admiral Express Office Supply
  8. Spotlight on Our Past
  9. Board Reports
  10. Tech Tips
  11. Board Members/Contact Information

Dear Members,

Thank you to all the ladies that put the March meeting together; from the mini-trade show to the door prizes, it was a hit from start to finish!  Thank you to Jody Davis and Felicia Senter for your energy in coordinating all the work behind the scenes.  Thank you to Teri Edmondson for the words of wisdom of not getting caught up in the stronghold of worry.  Thank you to Janis Cohlmia and Tropical Plant Design for giving us a jump on spring with the lovely plants.

 And last but not least, thank you to each firm that participated in the trade show and for the giveaways at each table -- not to mention the AWESOME door prizes!! That was incredible!  What a way to celebrate the Tulsa Chapter’s 61st anniversary in EWI.

The next couple of months will be just as exciting.  April’s meeting will be at Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott and our guest is Miss Oklahoma Sarah Klein.  She also will be playing the piano during the reception between 5:30-6:00.  Plan to get there early; you don’t want to miss it.

Remember, we have discounted the price so we can bring guests.  Please make sure you RSVP for your guests.  We will be accepting cash or checks at the door for our guests.  If your firm is paying for your guests and you need an invoice, please let us know beforehand so we can accommodate you without causing an accounting nightmare for our SAA and Treasurer. 

May is our Scholarship Banquet.  Heather and the BCDP committee are working diligently with the schools and their students.  The applications are in and the judges will be busy.  It’s so humbling to hear some of their stories.  It is also a great feeling to know that as a Chapter, we help so many students with their education.  That’s the integrity of the Tulsa Chapter.  We can be proud of our heritage.

Warm regards,
April Chapter Meeting

RSVP with Link Below
Sarah Klein
Miss Oklahoma 2016

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Elementary Education. During her undergraduate career, she was involved in many campus organizations and activities including: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Dance Marathon, Big Event, Campus Activities Council, University Sing, Sooner Scandals, Sooner Scouts, Camp Crimson Counselor, and Pre-Education Majors Club.  Sarah was awarded Big Woman On Campus, The Sylvia Corwin Excellence Award, and the OU Honor’s Scholarship.  She was selected to be in the prestigious President’s Leadership Class and was placed on President’s and Dean’s Honor Roll, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Lambda, and Alpha Lambda Delta for her scholastic achievement.
After graduating from college in December of 2014, Sarah spent the next semester as a part-time substitute teacher at Jenks Public Schools.  She then decided to pursue a license in cosmetology in Los Angeles, California at Paul Mitchell the School.  While living in California for nine months, she became an active volunteer with Makeovers that Matter Organization that benefits female veterans.  Sarah has been on ten mission trips with different organizations to several countries.

Supporting our Troops from Deployment to Employment is Sarah’s desire and mission as Miss Oklahoma.  She has spent eleven years supporting our Troops through various organizations, including The Hugs Project, The Tulsa Workforce, Makeovers that Matter, and the USO.  Sarah has raised over $155,000 and collected 30,000 items to send in care packages overseas to those who are currently deployed.  She has expanded her efforts into caring for our Veterans as they return home and transition back into the workforce.

At the age of four, Sarah began taking piano lessons and quickly realized that music is her passion.  From age 6 to 18, she competed in countless classical piano competitions resulting in winning the state classical competition three years in a row. She was Oklahoma’s Top Talent in Piano Guild for six years and first attended the University of Oklahoma on a Piano Performance Scholarship.

She began competing in the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in 2006.  Her pageant journey taught her the importance of perseverance, dedication, hard work, and service.

Sarah plans to travel the state as Miss Oklahoma and spread the awareness of her platform, supporting our Troops from Deployment to Employment and the importance of taking care of our military men and women who have done so much for us.  As an educator herself, she is excited to empower students throughout the schools of Oklahoma.

Miss Oklahoma, Sarah Klein

Thursday, April 13, 2017 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Reception
6:00 pm - Meeting begins

Location:  Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott

1902 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK, 74136
Council Oaks Ballroom - Salon C in the main lobby 

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members
$30 Sustaining Members
$25 Guests - Please be prepared to pay by check or cash at the door.

RSVP by noon on Friday, April 7, 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!

March 2017
61st Anniversary / Firm Mini-Trade Show
Chapter Meeting Highlights

Left Photo - Peggy Marsh (guest) & Debbie Ash, Alzheimer's Association

Right Photo -
Coleen Farris, Alyson Kennedy (guest), & Jodi Jakubek (guest), Moody's Jewelry
Left Photo - Cathy Garver (guest) & Marnie Knight, Admiral Express Office Supply

Right Photo - Makenzie Martin (guest) and Courtney Hardin, Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott 
Left Photo - Reta Hallam, LD Kerns Contractors

Right Photo: 
Gayle Dicus, Mazzios and Frank Troutman, guest

Did You Know???

April After Hours Social
April 20, 2017 5:50 p.m. - Until?
Flying T, Jenks, Oklahoma


Make plans now to attend LCAM 2017
Dates: Sept 21-23
Theme: Nurturing Our Branches
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Grapevine TX
Rooms: $159 per night
(Three nights before/after available at conference rate.)

  • I loved it! It is wonderful to know there are genuine caring people / companies that I can turn to when the need arises, it's a great feeling!
  • One of my favorite types of chapter meetings.
  • Great to hear about each firm, great attendance.
  • Enjoyable evening - learned a lot. The mini trade show is great for getting to know individual members.
  • Perfect location for this type of event with booths.
  • Easy to get in and out. Nice space.
  • Great room setup for the mini firm night.
  • Great space.
  • Excellent menu, ate every bite.
  • They should stick to desserts.
  • Always great!  Delicious!
Firm Highlight
Opening in Tulsa in 1984, Admiral Express is a small retail office supply store dedicated to providing customers with the ultimate in service and quality.  Employees are trained to discern and adapt to the needs of clients, providing them with a fast, dependable, small town customer service approach on which they can rely.  Unmatched commitment to clients has helped Admiral Express become the largest independently-owned office products supplier in Oklahoma.  They provide office supplies, office furniture, break room supplies, janitorial and safety solutions, as well as promotional products.

Representative is Marnie Knight

Spotlight on Our Past

Here’s another edition of the continuing story of how the women of EWI of Tulsa have helped shape our organization from the past to the present.  This month we feature Betty Oswald, a woman who will celebrate 40 years as a member in EWI this year.
1985 Chapter President
Betty Oswald
The University of Tulsa
Member Since 1977
Corporate Theme: “Legacy of Leadership”

Betty was installed as Chapter President by her good friend and past president, Lou Winsworth, in December of 1984 at the "Top of the First".

Throughout the year, Betty treated her board members to a personally prepared dinner for each of the board meetings held in The University of Tulsa Board Room. 

Two excellent firm nights were hosted by member firms that year.  Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation hosted the first one at their Technology Center with a rousing western-themed barbeque dinner.  The second one was hosted by ONEOK Inc., Oklahoma Natural Gas and Huffman, Arrington and Gaberino law firm in their beautiful new home, ONEOK Plaza.

Daring to be different, a Casino Party was held at the Westin Hotel for Executives' Night where not only the Executive of the Year, Mr. E. G. Frank of Telex Corporation, was honored, but also the past Chapter Presidents.

There was a great turnout of Tulsa Representatives for the EWI Annual Meeting in Orange County.  Representatives also attended Area Conferences in Toronto, St. Louis, and Spokane as well as having a representative attend the chartering of a new chapter in Orlando.  In addition, Tulsa had a member serving on the Corporate Board and two members serving on Corporate committees.

Other special events that year included the industrious Ways and Means Committee publishing a cook book and participating in two important community activities:  Keep Tulsa Clean Day and the Designer Show Case which benefitted the Tulsa Philharmonic.

Tulsa Chapter received the Chapter Recognition Award for the year 1985 at the Annual Meeting in 1986.  This award recognized outstanding professionalism, innovation, and imagination in the areas of Public Relations, Membership Development, and Programs.

Another highlight was Brenda Salsman of Daniel Webster High School winning the EWISP scholarship.

1985 was a very good year.