January 2018


Act with Excitement,
serve with
Willingness and
show up with

In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the January Meeting
  3. December Meeting Highlights
  4. BCAP Philanthropy Project Results
  5. Meeting Feedback
  6. Member Firm Highlight
  7. Spotlight on Our Past
  8. December Board Reports
  9. Announcements
  10. January Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  11. Tech Tips
  12. Board Members/Contact Information

President's Letter

Hello EWI of Tulsa,

I trust you all enjoyed the December program as much as I did – a beautiful room with festive colors! Thank you to the programs committee and U.S. Beef Corp., Arby’s for hosting us.  I was so honored to be asked to share my breast cancer journey along with how BCAP (Breast Cancer Assistance Program) was founded.  I hope you each walked away with a new “feel” (literally) for the breast cancer journey.   I am thrilled that I am a survivor and can count my blessings for being in this group.

BCAP also was grateful to be chosen again for our chapter’s philanthropy efforts. You donated a TON of items for our five patient baskets – I heard reports of the baskets being so heavy one person could not lift them! 

The baskets are being delivered this week and we are beginning to get calls, emails and photos from the family recipients.  A special thank you to those that delivered baskets and to Jody Davis, Accent Moving & Storage, Inc., Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC, for the truck, storage space and help in pulling the baskets together.

Thank you to those that invited guests to our chapter meeting in December – don’t forget membership's special drawing for those that invite a new eligible guest to January’s meeting.

If you haven’t taken the non-compete clause survey yet, there’s still time to visit with your executive and complete the survey. We’d like to hear from everyone.

With the help of our board, advisors and membership, we will continue to build our legacy through strong lasting firm memberships and in helping our Reps be the very best versions of themselves – I encourage each of you to be present in everything you do, every day.

Our thought for the day from our chapter meeting --  Generosity: Being kind, it’s not only good for your mental and physical health, it’s uplifting to everyone around you. On top of that, it just feels good…’Tis the season, be generous! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Building our legacy, together,

January Chapter Meeting Notification
Monthly Meeting | Connections/Personal Development
(Mind, Body & Spirit - Robert Caddy, Personal Trainer)

Our color for the January meeting is Teal.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College | Metro Campus
Center for Creativity
909 South Boston

Tulsa, OK

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, January 5, by clicking the button below. If you are unable attend, please let us know why.

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

    Crystal Black, Strategic Employee Benefit Services
    201 South Denver, Suite 500
    Tulsa, OK 74103
RSVP to our Next Chapter Meeting!
December 2017 | Monthly Meeting
Chapter Meeting Highlights
Members at the December meeting as Angie told the story of how BCAP was born.
Top Left Photo: Angie Walters, Shnake Turnbo Frank delivers our presentation.

Right Photo: Gayle Dicus, Mazzio's; Colleen Farris, Moody's Jewlery; and Hannah Altorn, Guest
Top Row
Left Photo: Liza Wenzel, Wenzel Creative and Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Right Photo: Reta Hallam, LD Kerns Contractor and Sherry Collins, Guest

Middle Row
Left Photo: Tinesa Siebert, Montereau and Marnie Knight, Admiral Express Office Supply
Right Photo: Renee Schmit, World Travel Services, LLC

Bottom Row
Left Photo: Kim Bowman, T.D. Williamson, Inc. and Tonya Solomon, Individual Member
Right Photo: Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy Co. and Jody Davis, Accent Moving and Storage, Inc., Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC


BCAP Philanthropy Project

BCAP Patient Christmas Baskets filled to overflowing by the generous donations of our members and member firms. Thank you!
Presentation about BCAP's Beginnings and Angie's Story
  • Angie - Thanks for sharing your journey with us. What a blessing BCAP is to so many families.
  • Angie, you are inspiring! Thank you for sharing your journey and your truth and encouraging our members to 'feel themselves' even though it seems weird.
  • Angie has a great testimony.
  • It was great to have her share her heart!
  • It was good to hear from Angie about her journey and how she is using her experience to help others in theirs.
  • A very warm and friendly evening. Great job.
  • It's always amazing to hear someone's life story and Angie's story is a testament to her strength, faith and love of her family and friends. That Angie was able to develop her BCAP idea to help others in need is amazing.
  • Very eye opening! I really appreciate Angie sharing her journey!
  •  I would love to see some healthier options included.
  • The poinsettias were a nice addition.
  • This venue is a great fit, easy to get to, and the setup for presentations is perfect.
  • Love Arby’s! Great room.
  • I prefer not to have my back to others.
  • I have always liked the event space at US Beef.
  • Centrally located – nice.
  • Just a suggestion to always try to have round table seating where we can visit with more ladies. Lecture seating makes it hard to visit with others, especially when you are on the end of the row.

Firm Highlight

Tulsa Community College has served Tulsa and the surrounding community since 1970. The largest two-year college in Oklahoma, TCC serves approximately 30,000 students per semester in credit and continuing education classes. TCC operates four campuses and a conference center situated strategically throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area. For the sixth consecutive year, TCC is ranked in the top three percent of more than 1,150 community colleges nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines.

Since its inception, TCC has established a tradition of offering students a personal approach to higher education, an education that is designed to be practical and useful. Of the first-time freshmen enrolling in a public college or university within the Oklahoma State System for Higher Education in recent years, sixty-five percent (65%) of the Tulsa County students begin their college education at Tulsa Community College.
Representative: Margaret Harrison

Spotlight on Our Past


1999 Chapter President
Rita Young
The William K. Warren Foundation
Member Since 1994