April 2018

 

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Willingness and
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Intention.

 

In This Issue

  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the April Meeting
  3. March Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Member Firm Highlight
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Board Reports
  8. Announcements
  9. April Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  10. Etiquette Tip - Making Proper Introductions
  11. Tech Tips
  12. Board Members/Contact Information

 

President's Letter

 

Hello EWI of Tulsa,

Welcome to March and the windy but warmer weather! What a wonderful chapter meeting this month with our mini-firm night.  We had 10 member firms participate, each setting up beautiful displays with giveaways and food items and then each sharing a short commercial about their businesses. Not only were we hosted by and learned about member firm, ONEOK, from CFO, Walt Hulse, but also about 11 other firms including Tropical Plant Design, who gave away lovely succulents to each attendee.  We were a sea of green and light blue as we continued our “color of the month” theme and celebrated our 62nd year as a EWI chapter. Next month’s meeting will be U.S. Beef Corp., Arby’s, firm night and the color will be Arby’s
Red.

Each month it seems I give a shout-out to our programs committee who continues to bring us well-planned and fun monthly meetings. Way to go Sam Johnson, representing U.S. Beef Corp., Arby’s.  And while we are giving shout-outs, nice job membership, Reta Hallam, representing LDKerns, on our newest members!

 

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In This Issue

  1. President's Letter
  2. RSVP for the March Meeting
  3. February Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Member Firm Highlight
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Board Reports
  8. Announcements
  9. March Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  10. Etiquette Tip - Making Proper Introductions
  11. Tech Tips
  12. Board Members/Contact Information

 

President's Letter

March also brought us our Executive Breakfast led by our Vice President, Lisa Stansill, representing U.S. Beef Corp., Arby’s.  Lisa secured Southern Hills Country Club as the venue for our breakfast and we had 30 in attendance. Guest speaker, executive Scott Burnett, Burnett, Inc., shared why EWI is important to his business and to his representatives.

As always, 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.

Remember our thought for the day from the chapter meeting – Apologize when you need to. Apologizing too often for insecurities or always afraid of offending someone can lose its meaning. But it’s a different matter entirely when a sincere apology is really necessary. When you’ve made a mistake, or even think you’ve made a mistake, apologize. It is a crucial part of being considerate.

Building our legacy together,


Angie

 

April Chapter Meeting Notification

 

Monthly Meeting | Careers/Professional Development/Firm Night
US Beef Corporation (Arby's) Firm Night


Color for the April meeting is Arby's red.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  The Summit Club

15 W 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74119


Dress
Business or Business Casual

Cost
$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, April 6, 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

 

 

 

March | Monthly Meeting
Chapter Meeting Highlights

 

 

Members at the March meeting visit the various member
firm tables. Rita Young, William K. Warren Foundation,
visits with a guest from Burnett Inc.

 

 

Left Photo: Kim Bowman, T.D. Williamson, Inc., and guest Lori Heerlyn

Right Photo: Tamara Conner, ONEOK; Executive Walt Hulse, ONEOK, and Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank

 

 

Top Left Photo:  Jamie Harris, Helmerich & Payne, Tonya Solomon, Individual Member, and Judy Russell, ONEOK

Top RIght Photo:
Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank

Bottom Left Photo: Maria Becerra, MaidPro

Bottom Right Photo: Abbey Milstead, Visitor, Moody's Jewelry

 

 

 

Top Left Photo:  Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell, and Chris Swart, Coldwell Banker Select

Top RIght Photo:
Tonya Jimenez, Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Bottom Left Photo: Pam Taylor, Dewberry

Bottom Right Photo:
Executives Martin & Donna Hannah, Allegra - Print Marketing Signs

 

 

 

 

Presentation:

  • Everyone did a good job sharing information about their respective companies!
     
  • I enjoyed hearing from our member firms and the interaction from all the members.
     
  • What an impressive group of firms we have. Nice to get to know more about so many.
     
  • We learned a lot from each rep.
     
  • Nice to hear from the firms.
     
  • The presentations were great. It is always amazing how much I learn at each one of these firm trade shows.
     
  • Everyone did such a great job introducing their firm and allowing us to know a little more about them.
     
  • It was a great night.
     
  • I love hearing about all of our firms!
     
  • I enjoy hearing about our member firms.

Catering:

  • The salad was all gone when I went through the line (and everyone said it was really good...) but all the other food that I ate was very yummy!
     
  • Love the healthy choices!! Yum
     
  • The meal was wonderful, one of the best we've had. The chef was prepared for everyone's dietary needs.
     
  • Awesome
     
  • The food was EXCELLENT! Loved the shrimp and the Greek Orzo Salad!!!
     
  • LOVED the salads!

Venue:

  • Plenty of room to accommodate everyone - yeah!
     
  • A little tight but it was so convenient for me!
     
  • Nice location and awesome room. It was good to connect with my EWI friends.
     
  • Great parking and wonderful room.
     
  • Space had a great flow and felt very intimate.

 

 

Firm Highlight

 

 

The William K. Warren Foundation was created in 1945 by Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly Warren. The Foundation established Saint Francis Hospital in 1960 and Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in 1989. Today, those two hospitals, as well as Saint Francis Hospital South, Saint Francis Heart Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, and Warren Clinic comprise the Saint Francis Health System.

The goal of the Foundation has been to provide the finest possible medical care available to all patients utilizing Saint Francis Health System and, to this end, it annually supports various medical programs. In addition to the hospitals and clinics, the Foundation created the William K. Warren Medical Research Center in 1973 that provides funds to medical investigators who participate in advanced medical research and creates environments that allow for the best possible delivery of care.

Today, the Saint Francis Health System and medical research remain the primary recipients of the Foundation’s grants. In addition, through the generosity and vision of William Kelly and Natalie Overall Warren, the Foundation provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations primarily located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area in support of worthy charitable, scientific, Catholic, and health programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for humankind.
 

Representatives: Rita Young (past President) and Teri Edmondson (past President)

 

 

Spotlight on Our Past

 



1993 Chapter President
Julia Moore
Dean Reynolds Witter, Inc.

 


Corporate Theme:
“Share the Vision”

 

The year 1993 was a period of great “Vision” for EWI of Tulsa.  Myra Trahern had moved up the EWI Corporate ladder and was serving as Global Expansion Director.  She had a vision for a new chapter in Northwest Arkansas, an area that had never heard of EWI.  A new chapter was established in record time with 30 new firms and 40 new representatives. 

This was a huge undertaking, requiring not just the Tulsa board but the support of our entire membership of 100 + Representatives, Executives, and firms. To show the Chapter’s appreciation for this milestone, the Firm Night Gala was held at Philbrook and featured a video tribute that honored all of the Chapter’s Executives.  Teri Edmondson also produced a Vision Book for the evening.

Jan Ehrle was serving at the Corporate Regional Director.  She envisioned a four-chapter board retreat to mentor our new Northwest Arkansas chapter.  The retreat was held in Wichita with 41 board members attending from Tulsa, Wichita, Oklahoma City, and Northwest Arkansas.

Betty Oswald and Lou Winsworth were the chairs of the annual Scholastic Classic golf tournament which was held at Meadowbrook Country Club.  The event raised a record amount of $20,000.

EWI of Tulsa also produced another international EWI scholarship finalist in 1993.  Brian Soucek, Cascia Hall, took second place at Annual Meeting that was held in Tampa, Florida.

Jeannie Murphy took on the Corporate challenge of designing our “Literacy” project.  Her vision was a Day of Reading in all TPS elementary schools with book donations.  Every school had an EWI Representative or Executive reading in a class plus 2,400 books were donated to Head Start.

Other great accomplishments included some amazing and fun EWI meetings that included a Fabulous Fifties party at Southwestern Bell, dinner in an Amish kitchen, and a night at the Zink ranch where Jack Zink “torched” our dinner.

The year ended as sensationally as it began with the announcement of the Chapter’s vote to proclaim our first honorary member, John Hamill.

 

Personal note from Linda Polson
Julia Moore was someone who always thought “outside the box”.  She never wanted to do something just because that was the way we had always done it.  She wanted to see if there was something we could do to improve it, to make it bigger or better.  (And I have to tell you that it gave some of our members a bit of heartburn…LOL!)

Julia lost her battle with breast cancer in October 2009.  Many of her EWI friends attended a special event that was held in her honor, “Celebrating Julia”.

 

1993 EWI of Tulsa Board of Directors 

 

 

Installation of the new Board of Directors Northwest Arkansas Chapter                               

EWI of Tulsa Representatives attending Northwest Arkansas Chapter meeting   

 

 

Firm Night Gala held at Philbrook

 

 

Scholastic Classic Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook

 

 

Brian Soucek, EWISP Scholarship Winner                            

Day of Reading at Tulsa Public Schools

 

 

Fabulous Fifties Meeting at Southwestern Bell

John Hamill named as Honorary Member

 

 

February Board Reports

 

Membership Report

We currently have 44 member firms and 1 Individual member.

B/C/D/P Report
EWISP application submission deadline is Saturday, March 31.
EWISP/ASIST Banquet will be
Thursday, May 10th at the Tulsa Tech Broken Arrow Campus

Attendance
 

 29- First Representatives

   5- Additional Representatives
   1 - Individual Member

   4 - Sustaining Members

 12 - Guests
   0 - Honorary Members
   0 - Transitional

   4 - Executives / Executives 
        who are Representatives

 55 - Total

 

Announcements

 

 

New Sergeant of Arms Email


We have set up a generic email for our RSVPs. Please use saaewitulsa@gmail.com for all correspondence regarding meeting attendance. Thank you!
 

 

 

Job Opening


Per EWI Executive, Alex Eaton:  Renee Schmitz is no longer with World Travel. If you know of a qualified candidate, please let Alex know. aeaton@worldtvl.com
 

 

Supporting our Members

 

 

Support Re Wright, Mazzio's LLC, in her battle with breast cancer and post-surgery recovery costs.  
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/yly25m
 

 

Thank You

 

 

 

 

April EWI Birthdays

Representatives
April 15 - Courtney Hardin, Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
April 15 - Jamie Harris - Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
April 15 - Sharon Keasler - Sustaining Member
April 19 - Lurley Holt - Sustaining Member
April 19 - Kelly Hathcoat - LUXA Enterprises
April 20 - Tonya Solomon - Individual Member
April 20 - Teri Edmonson - The William K. Warren Foundation
April 27 - Marilyn Cinocca - Sustaining Member
April 29 - Reta Hallam - LD Kerns Contractors
April 30 - Margaret Harrison - Tulsa Community College

 
Executives
April 17 - David Huey - Dewberry
April 21 - R.E. Patterson - Mid-America Land, Grain & Cattle Co.
April 28 - Tom McCoy - Cimarex Energy Co.



April EWI Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
1998 - Moore Funeral Home, Inc.

 

 

Etiquette Tip:

Basic Table Manners

 

A good portion of our monthly EWI meetings is spent having a meal together.  Here are a few basic tips on proper table manners.

  • First, everyone needs to wait to begin eating until all at the table have been served.
  • Nothing should be placed on the table that is not related to dining, especially cellphones and purses.
  • Don’t text, take a call, or check your cell phone while at the table.  If you need to use your cellphone, excuse yourself and exit the room.  (Also, remember to silence your phone while at the meeting.)
  • Place your napkin in your lap immediately upon being seated.
  • Use your napkin frequently during the meal to blot (not wipe) your lips.  Also, lightly blot your lips before taking a drink of a beverage.
  • Use your utensils from an “outside to inside” order.
  • When passing food at the table, always pass it counter clockwise.   Receive the food (from the left) with your right hand and pass it (to the right) with your left hand.  An easy way to remember this is to think about receiving it with your right hand, a courtesy just like shaking that person’s hand.
  • If you are the person starting to a food item being passed around the table (i.e., dinner rolls), pass it to the person on your right and then wait for it to return to you before getting the item for yourself.
  • Never reach for food that it out of your immediate reach.  Ask the person closest to the item to pass it to you.
  • Salt and pepper shakers are a pair and should always be passed together, even if the person only requests the salt.
  • Don’t turn your coffee cup or glass upside down if you don’t want to be served a beverage.  A simple “no thank you” to the server is all that is needed.
  • When finished eating, place your used utensils diagonally across your plate to signal the waiter that you are done.  Also, return your napkin to the table by gently folding it and placing it to the left of your plate.
  • Always engage the people that are closest to you in conversation.  Use it as an opportunity to get better acquainted, especially if it’s someone you don’t know well.

Most importantly, enjoy this monthly time of fellowship with your EWI sisters!

 

 

Tech Tips!

 

 

Every have a random thought like what flights are above my head right now?  Siri can answer that.  Simply ask Siri "What planes are above me?"

It's quite fascinating.

 

 

 

March Chapter Meeting Notification

 

Monthly Meeting | Careers/Professional Development
EWI of Tulsa 62nd Anniversary & Mini Firm Night


Colors for the March meeting are EWI Light Blue or St. Patrick's Day Green.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  ONEOK, Inc.

100 West Fifth Street

Tulsa, OK


Dress
Business or Business Casual

Cost
$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

RSVP by noon on Friday, March 2, 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

 

 

 

February | Monthly Meeting
Chapter Meeting Highlights

 

Members at the February meeting visit before dinner.

 

 

Presentation:

  • Really enjoyed his humor, knowledge of the subject and presentation style. Talked fast but it was easy to tune in and lock on.
     
  • Loved the interaction with Lance and our group. You could feel the closeness of him and his team.
     
  • I felt it was a bit rushed. I would have liked to have heard more about their products from him.
     
  • The executive was awesome, interesting and knowledgeable, LOVED IT!
     
  • Lance did a great job, enjoyed this firm night!

Catering:

  • They always do such a great job!  Great food and staff!
     
  • Just would’ve been nice to have a little bit larger glass for the iced-tea. The food was amazing!
     
  • Delish! Desserts were fun!

Venue:

  • Parking was easy and close to bldg.
     
  • The space was a little tight, but the helpfulness of the Northwest Mutual staff more than made up for any inconvenience.
     
  • This building is incredible. NWM made a wise decision to move downtown.
     
  • While the venue was not perfect, it was made to be so by the above and beyond efforts of the host team.
     
  • Beautiful place! The windows and the view were spectacular.
     
  • It was a bit crowded and hard to maneuver once we were seated (especially, to get to food and drinks and then to return to seat).

 

 

Firm Highlight

 

 

Spotlight on Our Past

 

 

February Board Reports

 

Membership Report

We currently have 42 member firms and 1 Individual member.

B/C/D/P Report
EWISP application submission deadline is Saturday, March 31.
EWISP/ASIST Banquet will be
Thursday, May 10th at the Tulsa Tech Broken Arrow Campus

Attendance
 

 25 - First Representatives

   8 - Additional Representatives
   1 - Individual Member

   6 - Sustaining Members

 11 - Guests
   0 - Honorary Members
   1 - Transitional

   4 - Executives / Executives 
        who are Representatives

 55 - Total

 

Announcements

 

 

 

Supporting our Members

 

 

 

Prizes!


At the March Meeting, Membership will be giving away an Easter Basket and there will be an announcement about the April Programs Committee prize.
 

 

 

March EWI Birthdays

Representatives
March 15 - Shantel Austin - Burnett, Inc.
March 20 - Re Wright - Mazzio's LLC
March 24 - Tamara Conner - ONEOK, Inc.
March 27 - Johnnye Potter - Sustaining

 
Executives
March 3 - Daniel Clem - Clempire Janitorial Services
March 7 - Wendy Buxton - LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
March 11 - David Stratton - JPMorgan Chase & Co.
March 16 - Dr. Joseph Moore - Moore Funeral Homes
March 26 - Dick Williamson - T.D. Williamson, Inc.
March 29 - Liza Wenzel - Wenzel Creative
March 30 - Martin Hanna, Allegra Print & Imaging



March EWI Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
1956 - JPMorgan Chase & Co.
1956 - Mrs. DeHaven's Flower Shop
1958 - ONEOK, Inc.
1996 - Allegra Print & Imaging
2011 - Schnake Turnbo Frank
2013 - Direct Energy
2015 - Neuens Mitchell Bonds PLLC
2017 - LD Kerns Contractor

 

 

 

Etiquette Tip:

Making Proper Introductions

 

 

Tech Tips!

 

2017-2018 Officers & Directors


President
Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank
angie@schnake.com
918-582-9151, x242

Vice President/President-Elect
Lisa Stansill, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)
lstansill@usbeefcorp.com
918-610-2226

Secretary
Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds pllc
ssayne@neuensmitchell.com
918-392-1788

Treasurer
Crystal Black, Strategic Employee Benefit Services
crystal.black@nm.com 
918-497-1170

Sergeant-at-Arms
Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc.
saustin@burnettinc.com
918-286-7600

B/C/DP
Tinesa Siebert, Montereau
tinesa_trs@yahoo.com
918-645-3080

Membership (Recruitment)
Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors
rhallam@ldkerns.com 
918-299-9797

Membership (Retention)
Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
trlsh.richey@hpinc.com 
918-588-5140

Programs
Samantha Johnson, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)
sjohnson@usbeefcorp.com
918-237-6518

Communication
Pam Taylor, Dewberry
ptaylor@dewberry.com
918-688-7954

Advisors
Tonya Solomon, Individual Member
tonyasolomon08@gmail.com
918-698-1303

Jody Davis,
Accent Moving & Storage, Inc.
Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC
jodydavis@accentmoving.com
918-251-5594

Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.
jrussell@oneok.com
918-588-7931

 

Our Vision

To be a professional organization that creates value for its member firms and their representatives through career development, business connectivity, and involvement in local communities.  

 

Our Mission

EWI brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of:

  • Promoting member firms;
  • Enhancing personal and profession development, and,
  • Encouraging community involvement.

 

 

 

2017-2018 Officers & Directors


President
Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank
angie@schnake.com
918-582-9151, x242

Vice President/President-Elect
Lisa Stansill, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)
lstansill@usbeefcorp.com
918-610-2226

Secretary
Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds pllc
ssayne@neuensmitchell.com
918-392-1788

Treasurer
Crystal Black, Strategic Employee Benefit Services
crystal.black@nm.com 
918-497-1170

Sergeant-at-Arms
Shantel Austin, Burnett, Inc.
saustin@burnettinc.com
918-286-7600

B/C/DP
Tinesa Siebert, Montereau
tinesa_trs@yahoo.com
918-645-3080

Membership (Recruitment)
Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors
rhallam@ldkerns.com 
918-299-9797

Membership (Retention)
Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
trlsh.richey@hpinc.com 
918-588-5140

Programs
Samantha Johnson, United States Beef Corp. (Arby's)
sjohnson@usbeefcorp.com
918-237-6518

Communication
Pam Taylor, Dewberry
ptaylor@dewberry.com
918-688-7954

Advisors
Tonya Solomon, Individual Member
tonyasolomon08@gmail.com
918-698-1303

Jody Davis,
Accent Moving & Storage, Inc.
Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC
jodydavis@accentmoving.com
918-251-5594

Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.
jrussell@oneok.com
918-588-7931

 

Our Vision

To be a professional organization that creates value for its member firms and their representatives through career development, business connectivity, and involvement in local communities.  

 

Our Mission

EWI brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of:

  • Promoting member firms;
  • Enhancing personal and profession development, and,
  • Encouraging community involvement.