After serving as Tulsa Chapter President in 1987, Myra continued in her leadership role by serving at the EWI Corporate level as a Regional Director, Division Advisor, and the organizing officer for the chartering of the NW Arkansas Chapter. Then in 1994, she was elected to the Corporate Board as the Global Expansion Director. Then she served as Publication Director, Vice President/President-Elect, and 1997-1998 International President. She also served as a Corporate Advisor in 1999 and 2000.
However, the shining moment for the Tulsa Chapter came in September 1997 at EWI’s 50th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles when Myra was installed as the EWI International President. Members of the Tulsa Chapter proudly hosted a reception in Myra’s honor, which featured Hollywood star look-alikes, and participated in the closing banquet festivities with a crowd of over 800.
Attending the closing festivities was a Tulsa contingency of about 30 representatives and spouses. The group included Myra’s Executive, Bill Thompson, and his wife, Byrdie. During the evening, Julia Moore and Linda Polson had the great honor of presenting a check for $5,000 from the Tulsa Chapter to the EWI corporate scholarship fund in Myra’s honor – a gift the Chapter hoped would pay tribute to her commitment to the EWI by providing a legacy to students to further their education.
One of the delightful moments of the evening was witnessing Myra being carried onto the stage by an “Indiana Jones” look-alike. Other highlights included viewing a remarkable video tribute to Myra (emceed by our dear John Hamill) and hearing Bill Thompson’s outstanding salute to Myra and her years of service to the bank.
Myra’s year of service as International President culminated in September of 1998 at the 51st Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Highlights of LCAM included special guest speakers Jane Fonda and Chick-fil-A Founder, Truett Cathy, as well as Tulsa’s EWISP winner, Laura Gordon, winning first place at the national level.