August 2019

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In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. August Chapter Meeting
  3. July Business Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Member Firm Highlight
  6. Announcements
  7. August Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  8. Etiquette Tip
  9. Tech Tip
  10. Board Members/Contact Information

President's Letter

Greetings EWI Ladies and Gentleman!

We are about half way through our Summer Journey and I am still enjoying every step with you!

What a wonderful time we had at our June meeting!  The food and the venue were perfect, thanks to our Programs Director, Marnie Knight, and her committee.  It was so nice to be able to honor our wonderful Sustaining Members!  We are very blessed to have so many of them still so active in our chapter.  They are the ladies that made this chapter what it is today.  Now it is our turn to take it to the next level!
I, along with Trish Richey and Susan Miller, are leaving this week to go to Corpus Christi, TX for the Texoma Board Meeting.  We are very excited to see what is going on at the other Texoma chapters and learn ideas that we can bring back here.  We will give you a report next month!  Then on to LCAM in September!!

Our next meeting will be a Firm Night at AVB Bank in Broken Arrow.  Kelly Sowell has some fun and interesting things for us so don’t miss it!

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

Lisa Stansill

August Chapter Meeting

Monthly Meeting (Firm Night)

Thursday, August 8, 2019
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins


AVB Bank
322 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK

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, August 2.  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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July Monthly Meeting Highlights
(Business Meeting)
Lisa Stansill, RB American, starts off the presentation to celebrate our
Sustaining members.
Celebrating our Sustaining members!
Linda Safley, Linda Polson, Glenda Stoner, Diane Jarvi, Betty Oswald, Myra Trahern, Marry Morrow
Left: Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Glenda Stoner, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.  Right: Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Myra Trahern, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.
Left: Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Linda Safley, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.  Right: Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Linda Polson, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.
Left: Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Diane Jarvi, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.  Right: Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Betty Oswald, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.
Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Marry Morrow, Sustaining Member, Lisa Stansill, RB American.
  • Good idea to see the sustaining ladies recognized for their dedication and contributions to the chapter.
  • Loved seeing all the Sustaining members. Wished they had given remarks.
  • It was heartwarming to see how much it meant to the Sustaining members. I also think it was good for new members as a retention tool. Loved it!
  • PF Chang's has always been one of my favorites! The food was DELICIOUS!!
  • Loved PF Chang's - something new and very good.
  • Enjoyed the different option.
  • A beautiful place to have an event!
  • Lexus has a great meeting space.
  • Such a great venue! Plenty of parking and space to move around inside.
Miss Helen's Private School has been providing excellence in early childhood education since 1954. It was then that "Miss Helen" Wingo realized many of the children entering Kindergarten had difficulty adjusting socially, emotionally as well as academically. She believed there must be a better way for the young students of Tulsa to be prepared for their academic futures. She was right and Miss Helen's Private School has grown to become a leading educational institution.

Executive Director Lynda Wingo believes in the philosophy of her mother-in-law; to provide a great learning institution where children can develop their reading, math, and social talents as well as improve communication skills and learning habits. Today Miss Helen's heritage lives on in the school's facility at 48th Street and Mingo Road. Miss Helen's offers programs in three areas, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary Grades 1st through 5th.

Representative: Stephanie Byrne


Reading Rally Update!

The Reading Rally will be on September 4th at Eugene Field Elementary School and we need your help!

The school has a wish list of items they are in need of.  If you are able to help out and pick up a few things, please drop them off to Colleen Farris at Moody's Jewelry, 1137 S. Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74112 during their working hours Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, closed Sundays.
Wish list items for Eugene Field Elementary:
Fruit cups
Khaki black and navy pants sizes 4-10 youth
Clothes sizes 4-12 youth
Shoes sizes 12-6 youth
Mac & Cheese (preferable bought in bulk)
Volunteers to read for an hour Monday-Thursday

Congrats to Crystal Black for being honored with the "Superstar" award at OneDigital's annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia on July 24th!
MaidPro was named The Face of Home Cleaning in Tulsa People's "Faces of the 918" review.  Congratulations!  Click here the link to see all of the Faces!
EWI member firms who made the Tulsa People's A-List:

Mrs. Dehaven's
Rib Crib
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa Tech
Mrs. Dehaven's is offering bonus to EWI members on personal flower purchases!
To receive the discount just mention that you are an EWI member when the order is placed and they will add 10% more flowers at no extra charge.

Not to be used on large orders such as weddings or parties.
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  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 or give me a call at 918-392-5024.  I look forward to walking with you!
August EWI Birthdays

August 2 - Kelli Sowell, AVB Bank
August 6 - Colleen Farris - Moody's Jewelry
August 7 - Lynne Moore, Moore Funeral Home
August 10 - Tinesa Siebert - Montereau
August 15 - Susan Lemon - Rib Crib BBQ
August 17 - Marnie Knight - Admiral Express Office Supply
August 20 - Dana Nichols - Cimarex Energy Co.

August 25 - Bruce Henley - Dewberry
August 25 - Joe Gaudet - Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills

August Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics/Mayflower - 2002
Alzheimer's Association - 2007
Burnett, Inc. - 2015
One Digital - 2016
Stone Trucking Company - 2018
TTCU Federal Credit Union - 2018
Driving Etiquette Tips

Have you noticed that people forget all about etiquette rules when they are driving their car?  On The Spruce website, Debby Mayne reminds us, “Driving can be a stressful activity, which often brings out the rudeness in otherwise very nice people. It doesn't have to be that way. You can maintain a level head while you get to wherever you're going.”

Here are a few of her “polite driver guidelines”:

  • Don't go too fast – Remember to adhere to posted speed limits. Driving fast can endanger your life and the lives of others.
  • Also, don't go too slow – Going to slow, even in an area with low speed limits, can cause others to possibly do something dangerous in trying to get around you.
  • Heed conditions – Use caution when driving in bad weather, in areas of road construction, or in rush-hour traffic.  While rush-hour traffic can be difficult, avoid honking your horn or weaving in and out of traffic.  Changing lanes can increase your chances of an accident.
  • Drive with intention and use your turn signal – When needing to make a turn, move to the proper lane and use your turn signal to indicate that you will be turning left or right.
  • Pull over for emergency vehicles – When you hear a siren or see flashing lights, immediately pull over and let the emergency vehicle pass.
  • Bad behavior – Responding to another person’s bad behavior or rudeness on the road with bad manners can escalate the situation.  Let it go before tempers flare and the situation gets out of hand. 

The bottom line is to remember the Golden Rule in all areas of your life.  Be polite, especially when you are driving your car.

To read more of Debbie Mayne’s article, go to:

Tech Tips!
Protect Your Online Privacy


Each time you install an app, it will ask you for permissions to your phone's features or data, like your contacts, photos, camera, or even the phone dialer itself. Be mindful of apps that you install, as a single rogue app can punch a hole in your privacy protections.

Take Meitu, the anime photo app that was the focus of a privacy storm. For such a simple app, it required almost unlimited and unfettered access to your phone. Remember: if an app is free, you're paying for it in some other way -- and usually it's with your data.

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

Tonya Solomon, ARC Document Solutions

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, ARC Document Solutions

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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