October 2017



Ride the Waves
of EWI
Energy Wisdom Integrity


In This Issue

  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the October Business Meeting
  3. September Meeting Highlights
  4. Reading Rally Highlights
  5. Meeting Feedback
  6. Member Firm Highlight
  7. Spotlight on Our Past
  8. Board Reports
  9. Announcements
  10. October Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  11. 2017-2018 Slate of Officers & Directors
  12. Tech Tips
  13. Board Members/Contact Information


President's Letter


The last year has been a great ride!!

We started the term off with recognizing Alex Eaton of World Travel for the Executive of the Year (EOY) for 2016 and finished the year recognizing Scott Burnett of Burnett Inc. as Executive of the Year 2017. What an awesome way to bookend my year as president.

Honoring Scott this year as EOY was truly a pleasure. The example he sets as a man and a Christian is inspiring. I am thankful for the pleasure of knowing him.

Thank you to Gloria and Shantel, the programs committee, Montereau, Tinesa, Margaret Harrison, and all the people behind the scenes that made the secret guests comfortable. 

Scott had no idea so many of his family were literally hiding in the background. I just wish I had been thinking to get a picture of his face when he turned around and saw all of them when he stood up. He is truly an example of humility.

This past year has definitely been a growing experience for me. The saying, “till you walk in their shoes,” has truly made an impact. For twenty years, I came in and enjoyed the meeting, not aware of all the workings behind the scenes. Yes, I served on committees, served on the board, and yet I still didn’t know all the pieces that must fall into place to make a meeting successful - from the first planning of the venue to the farewell at the end.

I have stood in front of you each month, with script in hand, and yet still scared to death. I learned that most everyone sitting before you is cheering for you. I don’t believe anyone wants you to fail. Some tell you, "great job", even when you know things didn’t go as planned. The funny thing is, most people didn’t know. The word for the year is flexibility.

“It’s not eternal” is a phrase I use to encourage myself. Basically, if something doesn’t go as planned, will it affect my eternal salvation? The answer is "no". Nothing can change my salvation. It’s another way of saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”.

I say all this to say, "Thank You". Thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your president.

I will also say, don’t doubt yourself. This is a great group of ladies who stand with you. I encourage each of you to get involved. Grab hold of the Energy. Soak up the Wisdom. Learn from the Integrity of others.




Business Meeting & Installation

Business Meeting and Installation

Thursday, October 12, 2017 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  Michael V's
8222 East 103rd Street (103rd & Memorial)
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, October 6, by clicking the button below. 

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




September 2017 | Executive of the Year
Chapter Meeting Highlights




Top Photo: Scott Burnett, Executive of Burnett, Inc. accepts the Executive of the Year Award from Lynda Wingo, Executive for Miss Helen's Private School.

Bottom Photo:  Supporting Mr. Burnett, from left to right: Sandy Peck, Bob Blackburn, Kim Burnett, Pat Magee, Neal Burnett, and Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc.





Top Left Photo: Tinesa Siebert and guest, Jessica Bolen, Montereau

Top Right Photo: Jody Davis, Executive, Accent Moving and Storage, and JayCee Kerns, Executive, LD Kerns Construction

Bottom Left Photo:  Betty Oswald, Sustaining Member; Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.; and Gloria McQuade, Burnett, Inc.

Bottom Right Photo: Gene Callahan, Honorary Member and 2005 EOY; Tonya Solomon, EWI Chapter President; and Scott Burnett, Executive, Burnett, Inc.




Top Left Photo: Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank; Tonya Jimenez, Hyatt Regency Tulsa; and Lynda Wingo, Executive, Miss Helen's Private School

Top Right Photo: John Hammond, Honorary Member

Bottom Left Photo:  Marnie Knight, Admiral Express; Eva Blair, Magoon & Associates; Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne; and Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy.

Bottom Right Photo:  Networking before the event.



Reading Rally Highlights


  • Reading Rally was held at Tulsa's Peary Elementary School on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
  • Approximately 385 students received a book.
  • Tulsa Driller’s Hornsby and Admiral Express’ Dash the Dog greeted the students and provided entertainment. 
  • Allegra printed and donated labels for the books. We were able to order 35 headsets for the school’s library. 
  • Five EWI representatives helped with the event!




Top Left Photo: Coleen Farris, Moody's Jewelry, and Heather Stephen, Arvest, pose with Hornsby and Dash the Dog.

Top Right Photo: Dash the Dog and Hornsby entertain the students and teachers at Peary Elementary.

Bottom Left Photo:  Coleen Farris, Moody's Jewelry, and Tonya Solomon, EWI Chapter President,  pose with Hornsby and Dash the Dog.

Bottom Right Photo:  Rachel Cain, Allegra, and Heather Stephen, Arvest, pose with Hornsby and Dash the Dog.




Speaker / Program:

  • What an honor to be in the same room with such a humble man, May God bless him and may his example reach today's youth and serve as an example to others.
  • Lynda, did an amazing job. Scott was very surprised!
  • This was just wonderful. You guys pulled it off perfectly and Scott knew you were working hard for him and made it all so pleasant. It was great.
  • Scott Burnett has a way of commanding the room, there was no way to stick to script with him but it felt very genuine!


  • This meal was wonderful!!! Be sure and thank the "hands the prepared it". Excellent!
  • Steak was done nicely!
  • Perfect.
  • One of the best steaks I have had!
  • Delicious food, very accommodating staff.
  • Great dinner!!!


  • Beautiful room, excellent parking.
  • Always impressive and so classy.
  • Montereau is always a favorite.
  • Tinesa did a tremendous job of orchestrating the venue!



Firm Highlight



Since 1944, customers around the United States have come to recognize Moody's name as synonymous with quality, integrity and honesty. Since its inception, Moody's family-owned and operated approach has provided the superior shopping experience you expect from the neighborhood store along with the variety you expect from a company with an international purchasing domain.

Moody's Jewelry is Tulsa's most trusted jeweler. Home to all your favorite designer jewelry and famous Swiss timepieces. Moody's has seven locations throughout the Tulsa metro area to ensure there's one conveniently located near you.

Representative: Colleen Farris



Spotlight on Our Past