December 2019

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In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. December Chapter Meeting
  3. November Meeting Highlights
  4. Meeting Feedback
  5. Announcements
  6. December Birthdays and Firm Anniversaries
  7. Tech Tip
  8. Board Members/Contact Information

President's Letter


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for the opportunity to serve you as Chapter President this year.  I am blessed.

During November’s meeting, we honored Lynda Wingo as our Executive of the Year!  Everything about the evening was special.

After each meeting, a survey is sent out.  We very much welcome and value your comments as we will strive to make improvements when possible.  I would like to address the comments made regarding the problem with the video sound.  Prior to the meeting, the video was tested several times.  Unfortunately, we were unable to correct the problem during the meeting.  The facility staff had to leave early on that day.  Therefore, we did not have any support that evening.
Reta contacted the facility and explained the situation and expressed our disappointment.  Management was very understanding and we received a partial refund.  Please continue to complete the surveys and share your comments with us each month.

December’s Meeting will highlight our spirit of giving.  Our guest speaker will be Jenee Day, Chief Development Officer, from Domestic Violence Intervention Services. We have adopted two families from DVIS for Christmas.  At last month’s meeting, members were given the opportunity to select stockings and red circles which specified either a wish list item or a center need.  If you missed this opportunity, please feel free to bring an item(s) from the list contained within this newsletter.  

I look forward to seeing you all very soon!

With my highest regards,

December Chapter Meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins


Bishop's Building @ Saint Francis South Campus
10507 East 91st Street (91st & Garnett)
Tulsa, OK  74133

Business or Business Casual

$50 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 Thursday, December 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:

Tamara Conner
P.O. Box 871
Tulsa, OK 74102
RSVP to our Next Chapter Meeting!
Don't forget!  DVIS has requested the following if you selected stockings or red circle items to bring to December's meeting:

•    Gift items should be unwrapped.
•    The corresponding stocking should be firmly affixed to the item purchased.
•    “Red Circle” items should be deposited in one of the plastic storage boxes set out at the meeting.
•    Representatives from DVIS will be attendance for the meeting and they will take everything with them.

If you are unable to attend December’s meeting and you have a stocking gift, or red circle item, please deliver it to DVIS.  

DVIS is located at:
3124 East Apache Street
Tulsa OK  74110

DVIS List of Needs
•    Double stroller
•    Umbrellas
•    Rain coats
•    4-slice toaster
•    Women’s athletic pants (all sizes)
•    Women’s solid-colored t-shirts (all sizes)
•    Socks
•    Women’s underwear (all sizes)
•    Women’s pajamas (all sizes)
•    Bras (All sizes)
•    Children’s shoes and flip flops (all sizes)
•    Maternity wear
•    Umbrellas
•    Flashlight
•    Flip flops/shower shoes
•    Umbrella strollers
•    Shampoo
•    Gift bags and tissue for client birthdays
•    Adult birthday cards
•    Alarm clocks
•    Baby monitors
•    Thermometer
•    Pregnancy Tests
•    Sample bottles of shampoo and body wash
•    Deodorant
•    Calendar/date book
•    Adult Coloring Books
•    Colored pencils
•    Bath Towels
•    Wash Cloths
•    Bath Mats
•    Ear plugs
•    Q-tips
•    Razors
•    Shave Cream
•    Hair ties
•    Pro-style gel
•    Blue magic hair oil
•    Satin head wraps
•    Pintail combs
•    Boars hair bristle brushes
•    Kleenex/Tissue
•    Cough/Cold/Allergy medication (no alcohol)
•    Equate antibacterial hand wipes
•    Water cooler cups (3 & 5 oz sizes)
•    Sippy Cups
•    Formula
•    Bottles
•    Journals and Pens
•    Pillows
November Monthly Meeting Highlights
Top: Sheila Sayne; Neuens Mitchell Bonds PLLC, Roberta Montgomery; Helmerich & Payne Inc., and Patty Fuhrman; Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills

Bottom: Lisa Stansill; RB American, Marry Morrow; Sustaining Member, Betty Oswald; Sustaining Member, Trish Richey; Helmerich & Payne Inc.
Lisa Stansill and Trish Richey welcome EOY winner, Lynda Wingo; Miss Helen's Private School, on stage.  What a special evening to celebrate Lynda!
If you would like to download more photos from November's Chapter Meeting, please visit the link below!
  • Great! Even though the video didn't work, the presentation was spot on and it was great to have the ladies get up on stage in person and speak about Ms. Lynda.
  • A little long but, that was expected. Ms. Lynda was very gracious!
  • Rambled a bit but the stories were enjoyable to hear.
  • The food was delicious! Can always count on Orr to have a great meal.
  • AMAZING! Wish I could get him to cook all of my meals!
  • It was not very warm.
  • Great venue! Everything looked beautiful and I really enjoyed the acoustic music!
  • Good location and good parking.
  • Loved the music, but a bit loud. Hard to visit at the table.


Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce
Our Executive of the Year winner, Lynda Wingo; Miss Helen's Private School, will be joining the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2020!
EWI in Route 66 Marathon
We are so proud of Tinesa Siebert; Montereau, for training and  participating in the Route 66 Marathon on November 23rd & 24th!
You are an inspiration to all of us!
December EWI Birthdays

December 1 - Betty Oswald, Sustaining
December 6 - Rosemary Gaffey, Sustaining
December 16 - Eva Blair, Magoon & Associates
December 17 - Gene Callahan, Honorary Member
December 25 - Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.
December 25 - Myra Trahern, Sustaining
December 27 - Vernice Bersche, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
December 29 - Jan Ehrle, Mid-America Land, Grain & Cattle Co.
December 30 - Roberta Montgomery - Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

December 7 - John W. Lindsey, Helmerich & Payne
December 16 - Chris Swart, Coldwell Banker Select

December Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
December 2016 - Magoon & Associates
December 2018 - CS3 Technology

Tech Tips!


A simple tip to remember when doing almost ANYTHING on your computer, CTRL + Z should become you're best friend.  Accidentally delete that entire table you worked so hard on in your excel spreadsheet?  Quick press the Control button and the letter Z at the same time and TA-DA!  It's back!

It's the simple things in life!
2019-2020 Officers & Directors

Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Vice President/President-Elect
Reta Hallam, LDKerns Contractors

Lori Heerlyn, T.D. Williamson

Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc.

Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy

Heather Stephen, Arvest Bank

Membership (Recruitment)
Frank Troutman, Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

Membership (Retention)
Crystal Black, One Digital

Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corp

Samantha Schultz, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lisa Stansill, RB American

Roberta Montgomery, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design

Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.
Our Vision
To enhance professional growth and development within a diverse group of women while empowering them to make a difference as they inspire others.

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
Our Values
Integrity | Excellence | Respect | Collaboration
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