September 2017



Ride the Waves
of EWI
Energy Wisdom Integrity


In This Issue

  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the September Meeting
  3. August Meeting Highlights
  4. Did You Know???
  5. Member Firm Highlight
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Board Reports
  8. Announcements
  9. A Little Thanks...
  10. September Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  11. 2017-2018 Slate of Officers & Directors
  12. Tech Tip
  13. Board Members/Contact Information


President's Letter



It was such a joy to be at Miss Helen’s Private School! I have had the privilege of knowing Lynda Wingo for over 20 years. She is a mentor and a friend. I believe I have had conversations with her in that closed office. I am so glad things came together so we could have our meeting there. I was impressed by the passion these ladies have for the school and their students. They are the unsung heroes. They are more than teachers, they are family.

It’s hard to believe my term as president is coming to an end. My husband and I were discussing EWI the other night and he mentioned that my role as president didn’t take away from our personal lives as much as he was expecting.
I know for me, I can say, it has been a pleasure to serve as your president.

September brings a full schedule to the calendar.

  • Joint Board Retreat – September 8 & 9 (details to come)
  • Reading Rally - September 13 at Peary Elementary, 10818 E. 17th St. Tulsa OK 74128. Please contact Colleen Farris at 918-402-9738 if you would like to volunteer.
  • Executive of the Year – September 14 at Montereau. Please invite your executive. There will be valet parking.
  • LCAM – September 21-23 in Dallas TX. There is still time to sign up for the full conference. Some ladies are planning on driving down on Friday the 22nd, then attend the Annual Meeting Saturday morning. There is no cost to attend just the Annual Meeting.
  • After Hours at McNellies South - October 3rd near 71st & Yale

The Tulsa Chapter has built a nice Scholarship Fund that has allowed us to pull back on our fundraising to support our EWISP, ASIST and Reading Rally. Over the past couple of years, the chapter leadership felt it was prudent to eliminate fundraisers and requests for funds from our Member Firms.   We do, however, recognize many of our firms provide donations to various charitable organizations and there is still opportunity for donations to be made directly to the EWI of Tulsa Scholarship Fund. At our EOY September meeting, there will be donation cards on the tables for you take back to your firm for consideration.  We are a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.




Executive of the Year Meeting

2017 Executive of the Year Celebration

Thursday, September 14, 2017 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  Montereau
6800 S. Granite Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136

Business or Better than Business/Cocktail

$50 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, September 8, by clicking the button below. There will be free valet parking, or you can self-park.

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




August 2017 | Miss Helen's Firm Night
Chapter Meeting Highlights




Top Photo: Entrance to Miss Helen's

Left Photo:  Stephanie Byrne & Jayme Baker, Miss Helen's Private School

Right Photo: Linda Wingo,
Miss Helen's Private School




Top Left Photo: Getting Pinned - Renee Schmitz, World Travel and Tonya Solomon, Individual Member

Top Right Photo: Getting Pinned- Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design and Denise Elias, US Cellular

Bottom Left Photo:  Susan Miler, Warren Professional Building Corp., Eva Blair, Magoon & Associates; Vernice Bersche, Merrill Lynch, and Rita Young, The William K. Warren Foundation

Bottom Right Photo: Members on a tour of the classrooms at Miss Helen's.




Speaker / Program:

  • They all seem to do a wonderful job.
  • Made me wish every kid could go there!
  • Loved the tour of the school.
  • Fun and informative, love these ladies passion for their school and what they are doing.
  • Heartwarming introduction--I loved Miss Lynda's message on how the school came into being and how it's grown and flourished.
  • Great night!
  • Extremely impressed with the operations of the school and the staff!
  • Such a fun firm night!!!


  • Lovely school - made me want to go back...waaaay back!
  • Such a lovely campus.
  • Easy to get to!
  • Fun back to school! Loved seeing the school!
  • Wonderful evening and I enjoyed the tour of all the classrooms.


  • If possible, have two lines going on both sides of the table makes getting served twice as fast...but the hallway may have been too small.
  • Great service! Food was very good. Loved the healthy veggies. Dessert was delicious!
  • The chicken was amazing!



Firm Highlight



MaidPro is Tulsa’s premium residential and light commercial cleaning company. The company opened in 2005, and MaidPro is built on a foundation of continuous improvement in all we do. Quality and detail are our hallmarks. This has brought MaidPro national recognition from many industry organizations:  ARCSI, Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, and many others, as well as local recognition from Tulsa People’s A-List, Journal Record’s Fast 40 and many others. We are a leader in our own franchise system being the 6th largest of all MaidPro’s making us one of the top 5% of all maid service companies in North America.

Representatives: Diana Medina and Maria Becerra



Spotlight on Our Past


As we continue reviewing the rich heritage of our Chapter, we spotlight Jan Ehrle this month.  Jan served as Tulsa’s Chapter President in 1990. 



1990 Chapter President
Jan Ehrle
Mid-America Land Grain & Cattle Co.
Member Since 1975
Corporate Theme: “Season Your Life”



Jan asked Teri Edmondson to be her installing officer.  With the 1990 theme “Season Your Life,” Teri envisioned the new board as a highly trained and talented Chef’s crew.  That vision included each board member wearing a white apron and receiving a special cooking utensil during the installation.


Jan didn’t know how her year would live up to the well-established EWI legacy of excellence, but she knew each of the ladies on her board had many individual skills and talents.  She was confident they would give her great support throughout the year.


Program Director Phyllis Radcliff produced a “menu” of many interesting meetings to “season our lives."  Some of the highlights included: 

  • The Oklahoma City Chapter was invited to Tulsa for a night at Discovery Land.
  • With the generosity of John and Jennie Dugger (Norrell), Kathleen Collins came to Tulsa for the first time.  Her presentation of “Your Mirror Image” was a huge success.
  • EWI Reps shopped for diamonds at Bruce G. Weber and dressed for success with the Mary Ruby Shop.
  • One of our EWI executives, John Arend, taught us the use of “self talk” to enhance our business and personal lives.


Other highlights of the year included C. C. Lawhon of Edison High School being selected as the top scholarship winner.  Gaylen Howe steered the Golf Committee to the second successful tournament and raised over $12,000 for our scholarship programs.  Finally, Tim DeLeo of Ernst & Young was honored as the 1990 Executive of the Year.


It was indeed another successful year.  Jan cherishes her board members and their commitment to EWI.  Jan believes that our Chapter’s success has come from our commitment to each other.  Jan shared that Teri said it best when she stated during the installation, “Each of us contributes interest, excitement, and definition, and as we work together, each of us brings out the best in the other.”



Installation of 1990 Board of Directors