July 2017



Ride the Waves
of EWI
Energy Wisdom Integrity


In This Issue

  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the July Meeting
  3. June Meeting Highlights
  4. Did You Know???
  5. Firm Highlight
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Board Reports
  8. Announcements
  9. July Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  10. Tech Tips
  11. Board Members/Contact Information


President's Letter



I love when our meetings exceed my expectations. The firm night hosted by MaidPro was more than I imagined. I'm happy you had the opportunity to meet my friend and mentor, Greg Ford. I always enjoy hearing all the good things Greg and MaidPro are doing for the children and orphanages in Cambodia and Belize. He wanted to make a difference with his company, and he has. I would encourage you to contact Diana or Maria at MaidPro if you are looking for a maid service. 

This has been a summer of transition. We've seen loved ones graduate, welcomed the blessings of children and grandchildren. Some have moved into new homes, new jobs, gotten married and started new roles. We have lost loved ones and in turn, we value our time with friends and family even more. Life is always about changes. We transition from one role to another. Some are obvious. Some we don't see coming, we just ride out the wave. 

This past weekend we took some time to go camping. I enjoy sitting at the campsite listening to the sounds of nature. We watched the birds, the squirrels, and I marveled at Gods beauty and creation. It's a simple pleasure for me, but one that makes me feel refreshed and close to God. 

July brings our national celebration of our independence as a country. For me personally, it also comes with winding down my term as your president. We are excited to present our slate of officers  at our July Business Meeting with Admiral Express Firm Night. August will be a Firm Night at Miss Helen's Private School, and will be led by Angie. September brings our Executive of the Year event and LCAM in Dallas, and October will close out my year and Angie will take the lead. Until then, I look forward to seeing everyone on July 13 at Admiral Express!





July Business Meeting

Business Meeting with Admiral Express Firm Night

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  Admiral Express
1823 N Yellowood Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, July 7, by clicking the button below. Remember, this is a required meeting.

Please bring checks payable to EWI of Tulsa to the meeting or mail to:

     Dana Nichols
     Cimarex Energy Co.
     202 South Cheyenne Avenue
     Tulsa, OK 74103




June 2017 | MaidPro Firm Night
Chapter Meeting Highlights




Left Photo: Tonya Solomon, Individual Member and Greg Ford, Executive at MaidPro

Right Photo: Samantha Hollyfield and Diana Medina, MaidPro




Left Photo: Ron Ford, Executive, Maid Pro and Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp.

Right Photo: Ron Ford, Executive, Maid Pro and Eva Blair, Magoon and Associates




Top Left Photo - Linda Polson, Sustaining Member and Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design 

Top Right Photo:  Lisa Stansill, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's);  Maria Becerra, MaidPro; Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank; and Rachel Cain, Allegra Print Marketing Signs.

Bottom Left Photo:  Teri Edmondson, The William K. Warren Foundation.

Bottom Right Photo: Tamara Conner, guest of Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.




Top Left Photo - Jeanette Sefers, Lynnco Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Margaret Harrison, Tulsa Community College

Top Right Photo:  Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.

Bottom Left Photo:  Shantel Austin, Burnett. Inc.; Teri Edmondson, The William K. Warren Foundation; Sam Johnson, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)

Bottom Right Photo:  Guest Ashley Schulze; Maria Becerra and Diana Medina, MaidPro




Speaker / Program:

  • I loved Greg's presentation, it truly represented what MaidPro is!
  • Wonderful salesman. Sounds like he would be easy to work for.
  • Loved hearing about MaidPro and the orphanages they support.
  • What a wonderful company!!!
  • Really enjoyed their presentation! Generous door prizes!
  • Greg is very inspirational. Thank you for helping children in other countries.

Venue / Catering:

  • Beautiful set up, lots of parking.
  • Easy to find. Easy parking.
  • Parking and food were perfect.
  • Sheridan Street repairs made access to the restaurant a challenge.
  • Delicious, delish, awesome meal!


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 by 5:30 to participate.



Firm Highlight



In 1992, Bret Chandler purchased an old house at 1601 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa, OK. Bret was known for his backyard BBQ skills and wanted to share his BBQ with his fellow Tulsans. He converted the house to a restaurant and Rib Crib was born! There weren’t many luxuries (including air-conditioning), but that didn’t keep Rib Crib fans away!

Rib Crib’s popularity grew and the second Rib Crib opened in Broken Arrow, OK 19 months later. More restaurants followed and today there are over 60 Rib Cribs in seven states - with many more in the pipeline. Primarily casual dining, Rib Crib has ventured into the fast-casual and the quick-serve markets to maintain its market share amidst a rapidly changing demographic of BBQ fans.

Rib Crib continues to evolve and uses its competition BBQ team –The Rib Crib PigMen - to develop and test new flavor profiles and cooking techniques at KCBS sanctioned BBQ competitions across the United States. Those flavors and techniques are often implemented in Rib Cribs everywhere. The succulent, hickory-smoked meats served in Rib Crib restaurants are truly award-winning, competition BBQ.

Representative: Susan Lemon



Spotlight on Our Past


Continuing the story of EWI of Tulsa, this month’s article features Johnnye Potter.  Johnnye joined EWI in 1973 (44 years ago) and holds the record of the longest membership in our Chapter.



1988 Chapter President
Johnnye Potter
The Williams Company, Inc.
Member Since 1973
Corporate Theme: “Heritage to Build On”



This Heritage to Build On” was the slogan in 1988 and Lou Winsworth was Johnnye’s installing officer for the installation which was held in December on the 51st floor of the Williams Center.

The emphasis for the year w