June 2019

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

President's Letter

Greetings EWI Ladies!

I hope this letter finds everyone well.  

Our journey this month has been a difficult one around the Eastern Oklahoma area.  I am praying that all of our members and their families are safe from the storms and floods and that they continue to be.

Our Scholarship Banquet was very inspiring.  A big thank you to the BCDP committee and the Programs Committee for making the night just perfect.  Also, thank you to Tulsa Tech for the use of their facilities!  I have to say – I actually got goose bumps listening to the interviews of all our winners.  It makes me so happy to know that we are changing the lives of these wonderful people.  You all should be proud!

Once again, 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 is being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 19 – 21.  The early registration discount is over on June 14th, so get your registration in soon! If you need more information for your executives, please let me know.  Also, please let me know if you have already registered.  I want to have a list of all of us that are going!

I look forward to seeing you all in June.  Our meeting is a Firm Night, sponsored by Moore Funeral Home.  Be sure to RSVP by Friday June 7th!

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

Lisa Stansill

June Chapter Meeting Information

Firm Night

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2019
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins


Moore Funeral Center
2570 South Harvard
Tulsa, 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, June 7.  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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May Monthly Meeting Highlights
EWISP 2019 winners (left to right): Abigail Bellatti, Amy Nguyen, and Natalie Simon pictured with Lisa Stansill, RB American and Roberta Montgomery, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds and Lisa Stansill, RB American with ASSIST winner Nicole Tarver
Enjoying hearing from our speaker, Cara Hair, VP Corporate Services and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer with Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • Had a hard time seeing the speaker because of the monitor that was in the way. She was a very good speaker.
  • I love how she personalized her story and applied it to EWI as well as the scholarships recipients.
  • Engaged, interesting, personal, just long enough, but could easily have listened longer!
  • The servers were wonderful and very accommodating. The food was great!
  • The food was not very hot. The food tasted good. They had good help.
  • Vegetables were overcooked and soggy. I thought the meal was average at best.
  • I could see and hear the speaker easily. The room was a great temp and we had plenty of room to socialize.
  • However, the space seemed a bit large for the amount of people who attended. I think I remember at least one unoccupied table. The sound system was good.
  • The sound system was very good and so was the screen/projector. I didn't notice, but is there an elevator available for access.

Firm Highlight

Located in downtown Tulsa, the office provides architectural and engineering services with an established  track record of successfully completing large, complex architectural and engineering projects throughout Oklahoma and.

Our architecture group works on a broad spectrum of projects, including:
  • Higher educational institutions – OSU Center for Health Sciences’ New Tandy Medical Academic Building, the OSU Tulsa campus, OSU Student Union; TCC – north and southeast as well as some of metro, NSU math and science and the centennial plaza, RSU’s Pryor Campus, K-12 includes Union’s Tennis and Baseball as well as most of their elementary schools
  • Healthcare facilities – original Saint Francis, CTCA Tulsa (and nationwide), Laureate, New hospital in Bristow
  • Public safety facilities – Bartlesville, Sand Springs and Lawton
  • Civic/Municipal projects including the Downtown Bus Station; Route 66 Avery Plaza, Gateway  Arches, the Meadow Gold Plaza; and renovations at the Martin and Zarrow Libraries in Tulsa
  • Office buildings including the iconic Mid-Continent Tower
Representative: Pam Taylor


Flowers were sent in Memory of Virgil Shelton who left us in April of this year.
The note below is from his wife, June Shelton.

"The flowers sent in memory of my husband were lovely.  The family appreciates the love and support shown to us from the Tulsa EWI Chapter. Thank you for remembering a life well spent.
Virgil always loved and appreciated the ladies.  He traveled with us many times to Annual Meetings and supported me over the years.
I came into the Chapter in 1977.  The friendships made by both of us have been the most meaning full times in our lives.
EWI gives women the chance to mature and develop skills. 
My best to all of you and hope the Chapter stays as one of the strongest in the whole of the organization.
June Ellen Shelton"
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 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

The Communications Committee is working on issues with those not receiving the Connect via email. Thank you for your patience.
June EWI Birthdays

June 2 - Diane Cariker - Tulsa City-County Library
June 3 - Mary Morrow - Sustaining
June 10 - Debra Coughlan - Sustaining
June 11 - Patty Furhman - Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills
June 15 - Lisa Stansill - RB American Group
June 15 - Frank Troutman - Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

June 3 - Scott Burnett - Burnett, Inc.
June 3 - Bo Davis - RB American Group
June 7 - Tyler Jones - Moody's Jewelry
June 14 - Kimberly Johnson - Tulsa City-County Library
June 20 - Jody Davis - Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics/Mayflower
June 27 - James Cunningham, Hyatt Regency Tulsa
June 30 - Mark Fried - Alzheimer's Association

June Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
June 1992 - World Travel Service
June 2018 - Corporate Realty Advisors, LLC

Etiquette Tips
for the Modern Woman

This month we will explore some of the more modern etiquette rules from “24 Etiquette Rules Every Lady Must Know”.

  • If you need to leave a party or gathering early, take your host/hostess aside and let them know that you are leaving.  Avoid saying goodbye to all the other guests as your departure might be taken as a cue that it's time for them to leave as well.
  • When guests arrive at your home for the first time, show them where the bathroom is in case they need to freshen up.
  • Never lay out the contents of your purse in a public place, including your desk or workstation in the office.
  • When in a pulbic place, if you need to touch up your makeup or brush your hair, do it in the ladies’ room and never at the table.  However, it is okay to touch up your lipstick at the table after dining in a restaurant.
  • Remember to use etiquette rules at home, too.  Never shout to someone from another room.
  • When sitting in a low chair or sofa, remember to not cross your legs.  Either hold your knees together and lean them to the side or simply cross one foot over the other at the ankles.
  • When getting into a car, never “step” into it.  Instead sit on the edge of the seat and then pull your legs in after being seated.  When you get out of the car, put your feet on the road first and simply stand up.

To read more:  https://brightside.me/inspiration-tips-and-tricks/24-etiquette-rules-every-lady-must-know-369710/

Tech Tips!
Schedule Emails to be Sent Later on Gmail

Scheduling a Gmail message to be sent later is as easy as selecting the Schedule send option.

Step 1: Select the down arrow next to Send and choose Schedule send. You can do this from any compose box, whether you’re writing a new email, replying to one, or forwarding the message.

Step 2: Pick one of the suggested times or select Pick date & time to customize when the email should go out. You can choose any date on the calendar and optionally define the exact time that the email should be delivered on that day.

Step 3: Press Schedule send to queue the email for sending.

Gmail stores not-yet-sent emails in the Scheduled folder, which you can access from the left pane just under the “Sent” folder. The date the email will be sent is shown on the far right, but you can open the email and read the line at the very bottom of the message to see the exact date and time.
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, Individual Member

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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