April 2019

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In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. April Chapter Meeting
  3. March Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Member Firm Highlight
  6. Spotlight on Our Past
  7. Announcements
  8. April Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  9. Etiquette Tip
  10. Tech Tip
  11. Board Members/Contact Information

President's Letter

Greetings EWI Ladies!

Our journey has taken us through March and I hope you are still having fun – I know I am! I am so ready for spring! I noticed when I got up this morning, I could hear the birds start to chirp. That is always a happy sign that Spring is here and everything is waking up from their

Our March meeting was fabulous! I loved hearing from our fellow EWI Member Firms and finding out what they are all about. I learned a lot from all of them! It makes me so proud to be a part of such a dynamic organization. I would love to find a way to support all of them!

Don’t forget to ask your executive about attending LCAM this year. It is such a special year for the Tulsa Chapter with our own sister, Felicia Senter, being installed as Corporate President.
This year’s LCAM will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 19 – 21.
I look forward to seeing you all in April. Our speaker will be Channel 6 News Anchor, Lori
Fullbright. She will be talking to us about Identity Theft and Fraud Awareness. This is
something we all need to be very aware of.  Be sure to RSVP soon!

And don’t forget to ask your executive to attend this year’s Executive Appreciation Breakfast! If you have any questions about it, please contact our VP, Trish Richey.

Blessings! And enjoy your Journey! See you in April!

Lisa Stansill

Chapter Meeting Information

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Helmerich & Payne

1437 S Boulder Ave Ste 1400
Tulsa, OK 74119

Business or Business Casual

$40 Members and Guests
$30 Sustaining Members

NEW: All Firm Representatives, Executive Representatives, and Individual Members will be charged as an attendee for each monthly meeting
unless a regret notification is provided by the response date of Friday, April 5.  If a regret notification has not been provided, the Firm Representatives, Executive Representatives, and Individual Members will be considered a no show and billed for the meeting fee.  All Firm Representatives, Executive Representatives, Individual Members, Transitional, and Sustaining Members are expected to respond with a Yes or No to the monthly meeting notice regarding their attendance. You can RSVP 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
    One Digital
    201 South Denver, Suite 400
    Tulsa, OK 74103
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March Monthly Meeting Highlights
Lisa Stansill, RBAmerican, smiles while Janis Cohlmia,Tropical Plant Design pins our newest member, Joni Whitehead, Rowland Group.
Above: Haley Perryman, Mazzio's  and  Diane Cariker, Tulsa City-County Library
Above: Colleen Farris, Moody's Jewelry; Judy Russel, OneOK; and David Pfeifer, Moody's Jewelry
Above: Pam Taylor, Dewberry, mans her booth at the Mini Firm Night
Postcard invitations have been mailed to all executives!  Please take a moment to visit with your executive and help add this date to their calendar!  If attending, please email Trish at trish.richey@hpinc.com
It is Alzheimer’s Awareness Night at the BOK Center Saturday 3/30 and we have FREE Hockey tickets for the Tulsa Oilers vs. Utah Grizzlies at 7:05pm.  First come, first served.  Please contact Reta Hallam at rhallam@ldkerns.com!
  • always enjoy hearing from the firms! :) hope to have rib crib booth next year.
  • It was great to learn more about our firms and what they do.
  • I always enjoy hearing from our member firms.
  • Enjoyed all of the presenters.
  • Did someone order to much?
  • The pasta, the pies, the veggies- all so delicious!
  • The food was excellent! I really enjoyed it.
  • The spinach salad was excellent.
  • Easy to get into and out.
  • Covered parking is always great.

Firm Highlight

James Herbert Moore and sons, William M. and John Foreman, founded Moore Undertakers in the early 1900’s. Later they were associated with Musgrove Funeral Home of Claremore. In 1929 they moved to Tulsa and became Moore’s Morticians. In 1932 they became Moore Funeral Home and opened their first chapel at 1403 South Peoria (Memory Chapel). This site was once home to a local hospital and bowling alley. Since the beginning of Moore’s, we have added 3 locations in the Tulsa area. In September, 2011, Moore’s also added Fitzgerald Funeral Service to the Moore family. Together we are a company that encompasses every faith and serves with compassion, courage, and commitment, the cornerstone of generations of service to this community.
Representative: Lynn Moore

Spotlight on Our Past

2013 EWI Chapter President
Karen Kellogg

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Member since 2005

Chapter Theme: 
You Make the Difference

Karen shared the following memories and highlights:  "The theme for the year was ‘You Make the Difference’.  It was a ‘Magical’ year that started off with ‘fairy godmothers’ installing each princess into their respective role.  To carry on the ‘magical’ theme, at each meeting we handed out honorary princess awards to recognize members who had gone above and beyond on the various committees.

  • Membership - Our January annual renewal retention was 94 percent. 
  • BCDP -  Awarded 5 EWISP and 5 ASIST scholarships for a total of $22,000. 
  • EOY/BEF - Our Executive of the Year was David Murlette of Montereau and Bob Losure, former KOTV and CNN anchor, was our guest speaker.  The combined EOY/Fundraising event earned over $23,000 for our scholarship fund. 
Other Memorable Moments: 
  • It was EWI Corporate’s 75th Anniversary and we celebrated with an inspiring celebration from having sustaining member, Johnnye Potter, provide a brief history of our local chapter and lead us in a ‘champagne’ toast, followed by guest speaker, Kerry Robertson, who taught us about ‘Leadership Stew’. 
  • In an effort to liven up a business meeting, we went with a Jimmy Buffet, Margaritaville-themed progressive dinner. 
  • Finally, we had the privilege of submitting our application to corporate to host LCAM 2015. 

It was a wonderful year of growth for me personally and an honor to be part of such a wonderful group of women."

SPECIAL NOTE:  Some of you may not be aware, but our dear friend Karen has sold her condo and is in the process of moving to Alabama.  Her sweet smile and loving friendship will be missed greatly by all of her EWI of Tulsa sisters!

2013 Installation of Tulsa Chapter Officers
Karen's "fairy godmothers" who conducted the installation
(l-r) Linda Polson, Janis Cohlmia, and Alandra Baggett
Board Retreat at Sky Ranch
Photos of 2013 LCAM in San Diego


Note from Debbie Burton:  It's that time to begin gathering willing participants to walk with me in the Walk to End Alzheimer's annual walk on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  The name of our team is "EWI Memory Makers", and the Walk will be held at Veteran's Park, 1811 S. Boulder Park Dr., Tulsa, OK  74119.  The party starts at 7:30 a.m. and the ceremony/Walk starts at 9 a.m.

More info can be found on our team Walk page and you can register for our "EWI Memory Makers" Walk team at http://act.alz.org/goto/dburton.  I am looking for teammates to donate and walk with me, either virtually or in person.  We hope to raise awareness and funds in the fight against the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at dburton@alz.org or give me a call at 918-392-5024.  I look forward to walking with you!
EWI Tulsa Connect

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April EWI Birthdays

April 15 - Courtney Hardin - Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
April 15 - Jamie Harris - Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
April 15 - Sharon Keasler - Sustaining Member
April 20 - Tonya Solomon - Individual Member
April 20 - Teri Edmondson - 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

April 17 - David Huey - Dewberry
April 28 - Tom McCoy - Cimarex Energy Co.

April Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
1998 - Moore Funeral Home, Inc.
Etiquette Tips
If You Are Running Late

If you are like me, I often try to do “one more thing” before I go to my next meeting or appointment.  Unfortunately, that sometimes means that I can end up being late because of unexpected delays - like heavy traffic, a telephone call that took longer than expected, and a jillion other time-consuming things that delay my departure.

On her website, Debbie Mayne reminds us of some simple courtesies we should do once we realize that we will be late.

  • As soon as you realize that you are going to be late, call or text the person you are meeting to let them know when you will arrive.  If it’s going to be longer than a 5- to 10-minute arrival delay, offer to reschedule.
  • Try to get to your destination as quickly as possible, but do not speed and risk injury to yourself or others.
  • Try to remain calm.  Take a deep breath and mentally calm any panicky thoughts that are racing through your mind.
  • Once you have arrived, offer an apology and thank everyone for their patience.  However, don’t be tempted to grovel as it is not necessary and is a waste of everyone’s time.
  • Don’t let your thoughts for the rest of the day be derailed by your tardiness.  Shake it off and make sure you are on time for all other activities throughout the day.


Tech Tips!

Apps for Digitizing Business Cards on your Smart Phone

There are plenty of apps to digitize your business cards and get them into your digital address books where you need them. Here, in no particular order, are what we consider the top five mobile business card apps.

Evernote Hello
Evernote seems to be the undisputed king of digitizing important information. Evernote Hello extends its reign to digitizing not only business cards but person-to-person interaction. With Hello you get a great business card scanner, as well as linking to social media information and the ability to connect with large groups of people, all from within the app. You can use Hello to remember when and where you met someone, too. All in all, it’s a pretty great app.

Shoeboxed is the Swiss Army knife of digital information management. Not only is it great for business cards, but you can also use it to scan receipts, tax information, mileage tracking, and expense reports. You can scan business cards and other documents right from the app, or go the old-school method and mail items in using their Magic Blue Envelopes to have Shoeboxed do it for you. Once your contact information is in, you can sync it to CRM and email marketing tools quickly and easily.

FullContact Card Reader
If you’re looking to get your scanned business cards into the most varied list of management applications out there, then FullContact Card Reader is probably what you want. FullContact syncs with over 250 applications, including LinkedIn, Google Contacts, OneNote, as well as Salesforce and MailChimp. While this is one of the more expensive scanners out there (50-card packs of scans and syncs run $10, and 1,000-card packs are $100), it really is one of the best ways to get business cards into the apps you need.

WorldCard Mobile
If you’re just looking to get business cards from the physical world into your address book, then WorldCard Mobile is exactly what you want. While this app doesn’t sync with hundreds of services like some of the others, it does sync with your mobile address book, which is perfect for the majority of users. Add new contacts and merge existing ones to get the most out of business cards while keeping things nice and easy. You can get WorldCard Mobile for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

CamCard is one of the fastest business card scanners out there, making it perfect for people who have a lot to scan or just want things done quickly. A useful feature of CamCard is the ability to share e-cards, eliminating the need for physical business cards entirely. CamCard can keep your scanned contacts in sync, too. The app lets you access your contacts via mobile, tablet, and browsers to make them always available. It’s available for iOS and Android.

2018-2019 Officers & Directors

Lisa Stansill, RB American

Vice President/President-Elect
Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc.

Crystal Black, One Digital

Gayle Dicus, Naples Flat Bread Kitchen & Bar
gdicus@naplesflatbread.com or saaewitulsa@gmail.com

Tinesa Siebert, Montereau

Membership (Recruitment)
Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors

Membership (Retention)
Heather Stephen, Arvest Bank

Marnie Knight, Admiral Express Office Supply

Samantha Johnson

Angie Walters, Schnake Turnbo Frank
918-582-9151, x242

Tonya Solomon, Individual Member

Jody Davis, Accent Moving & Storage, Inc.
Agent for Mayflower Transit, LLC

Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design
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.
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