May 2019

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

President's Letter

Greetings EWI Ladies!

I hope this letter finds everyone well.  

Happy May everyone!  I love the Spring portion of our journey!  There is lots of rain, but look at what it brings to us – green meadows and colorful flowers.

Wasn’t the April meeting wonderful!  It was very informative to hear Lori Fullbright speak of the scammers of the world and so sad to see how many people are victims of these scams every day.  I learned about a lot of things that I didn’t know were scams!

Kudos to our Vice President, Trish Richey, for leading the evening’s meeting.  I know she will do a great job next year.  A special thanks to Helmerich & Payne for letting us use their facilities.  That is such a nice room for us to use.
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.  If you need more information for your executives, please let me know.

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

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

Lisa Stansill

May BCDP Scholarship Banquet

Chapter Meeting Information

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Tulsa Tech
Lemley Memorial Campus (Round Building)
3420 South Memorial Drive
Tulsa, OK  74145 

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, May 3.  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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April Monthly Meeting Highlights
The group sits back and enjoys hearing from our speaker, Lori Fullbright.
Speaker Lori Fullbright gives an educational talk on fraud and identity theft.
Left: Tonya Jimenez, Hyatt and Tamara Conner, ONEOK, Inc.
Right: Betty Oswald, Sustaining Member and Mary Morrow, Sustaining Member
Above: Susan Miller, Warren Professional Building Corporation pins new representative Frank Troutman, Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
  • The presentation brought great awareness in today's world of scams and identity theft. Excellent presenter, and one of our best in having all the EWI members & guest's attention!
  • Lori presented many scams that I was not aware of. Extremely helpful and eye-opening! Thank you!
  • Loved the speaker! Best one we've had so far. She was so engaging and informative and the perfect example for what EWI represents.
  • Lori Fullbright was VERY informative and interesting!
  • Excellent healthy meal. Didn't feel guilty at all finishing up with chocolate cake. mmmmm
  • Great selection for an EWI dinner, and a splash of wine always makes the evening event!
  • Delicious
  • Taziki's is one of my favorites!!
  • Great location, parking, security, and spacious
  • H&P has a nice conference center, and the location is perfect for those that work downtown Tulsa.
  • Very convenient - Easy and easy parking

Firm Highlight


Magoon & Associates has been serving the Tulsa area since 1951. For more than half a century, Magoon & Associates has built our business on a proven commitment to helping people find the insurance benefits that are right for them. Our qualified and knowledgeable insurance specialists understand that choosing insurance is one of the most important decisions most of us ever make. It should be an educated, well-informed decision. That’s the best way to secure the confidence and peace of mind that comes from choices that make best sense for you and the people you care about.

As health insurance specialists, Magoon & Associates have been assisting individuals and small to medium-size companies in OK, TX, and AR manage their costs in providing healthcare and benefit insurance coverages for their employees. Company owner Melissa Parchman currently represents the state of OK in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) review board which meets periodically during the year in Washington, D.C.

Magoon & Associates is your ACA health insurance specialists in Oklahoma. We have dedicated our company to becoming the experts on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare in Oklahoma. Our staff has studied the numerous options in the Oklahoma area and learned how to best manage, so you can focus on getting the best healthcare options for yourself, your company and your employees. Our team understands what plans cover what hospitals and how to help you determine if your current doctors are in network. Magoon & Associates knows ACA!

Representative: Eva Blair

Spotlight on Our Past

2012 EWI Chapter President
Alandra Baggett

Omni Air International

Chapter Theme: 
Attitude with Altitude

Alandra shared, "On May 13, 2004, I attended the Scholarship Awards banquet to watch my oldest daughter receive an EWISP scholarship from Executive Women International.  I had no idea what this organization represented, but by the end of the evening, I knew that I wanted to know more.  Little did I know that seven years later I would be honored to serve at the Chapter President of this wonderful Tulsa Chapter.

We started the year Preparing for Opportunities – and we had them!  We were ushered into the technology age with the new MyEWI website.  That was a learning experience for all chapters as well as the corporate office.  Wow, our technology has come a long way since then!

The scholarship awards were combined into one evening banquet. Elena Beene from Booker T. Washington was awarded the $5,000 EWISP scholarship and Crystal Sinor was awarded an ASSIST scholarship.  These ladies represented our chapter at the corporate level.

Our chapter hosted the Texoma conference.  We enjoyed the camaraderie of our fellow chapters.  We had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming bylaw and budget challenges to be addressed at LCAM.  How refreshing that these discussions were without conflict and resulted in good ideas to be presented at LCAM.

The Business and Education Forum featured former NFL player, Eric Boles, president of Game Changers, Inc., a training and development company dedicated to maximizing the human asset.  Mark Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design, was recognized as our Executive of the Year.  Our advertising of this event included Stokely’s digital billboard.  It was pretty cool to see EWI advertised while driving down I169.

LCAM 2012 – The 75th Anniversary of EWI.  We celebrated in Dallas.  What a great event!  A trip I will never forget for so many reasons.  To start, we had to stop at Urgent Care in Durant to treat my poison ivy outbreak.  I went to all extremes to not wear hose! 

Our Chapter's commitment to our organization to make sure our bylaws and budget were truly reflective of our mission was utmost on our agenda during LCAM.  Our representatives were steadfast in our efforts to ensure that EWI remained the noble organization it is.  Thank you to all my “coaches” who timed my talking points.  It was a successful meeting.

On a personal note, this was the year that my youngest daughter decided it was a good idea to hike the Appalachian Trail – alone.  As a mom, I worried and stressed about her safety, however, God was good and brought her home safely.  Along her journey, I learned so much about trust and support.  My chapter was always with me – Thank you from this mom."

SPECIAL NOTE:  Alandra moved to West Plains, Missouri several years ago to help take care of her aging parents.  We miss her great "attitude" for sure!

Installation of 2012 Chapter Board at Omni Air International
Former NFL player, Eric Boles, was the featured speaker at the
2012 Business and Education Forum
Photos of 2012 LCAM in Dallas which celebrated EWI’s 75th Anniversary


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!
EWI Tulsa Connect

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May EWI Birthdays

May 3 - Susan Miller - Warren Professional Building Corp.
May 11 - Joni Whitehead - The Rowland Group
May 12 - Felicia Senter - Tulsa Tech
May 17 - Jamie Harrell - World Travel Service, LLC

May 2 - Terry Spencer - ONEOK, Inc.
May 12 - Michael Rodriguez - Merrill Lynch
May 30 - Thomas Cooper - The William K. Warren Foundation

May Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
May 1975 - T.D. Williamson
May 1998 - Tulsa Tech
May 2001 - Tulsa City-County Library
May 2008 - Tropical Plant Design, Inc.

Etiquette Rules
You Might Be Breaking

It is easy to be caught up in the moment when you are with other people and totally forget (or ignore) some of the basic etiquette rules that should be governing our lives.  On her website, Debbie Mayne points out some of the simple courtesies we may fail to do.  Some of the top broken rules on her list include:

  • Forgetting to introduce someone:  Always make sure to make sure that everyone in a group of people know each other.  And, if you are unsure of someone's name, just ask them for it.  We all have momentary lapses of memory, especially with names.
  • Forgetting the presence of service people:  Always be courteous to your waiter/waitress, your hairdresser, you plumber, etc.  These people are providing a service to you.  Be respectful of their time and give them the proper attention.
  • Forgetting to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing:  Always remember to practice good health courtesy by covering your mouth when coughing, sneezing, and even yawning.  Be considerate and help stop the spread of germs.
  • Blocking the traffic flow in public spaces:  Always remember to step out of the main traffic flow when leaving a large gathering of people (i.e., church, concerts, etc.).  Step out of the way of the main traffic flow when you need to stop to visit with a friend.  Make sure that others can easily get past you in the hallway.
  • Eavesdropping:  Always avoid blatantly listening to other people's conversations. Give other people space and try to "tune them out". 
  • Gagging your friends and co-workers with a strong fragrance:  Always be considerate of others and remember that some people are allergic to strong perfumes.  Be especially mindful of situations where you are in close proximity of others, especially co-workers, choir members, or people seated close to you.
To read more of Debbie Mayne's article, visit:
Tech Tips!
Take Control of Your Tech! Set Limits for Your Phone

You can set actual physical limits for apps on your iPhone. Once you hit the day's limit, your app 'times out' and accessing has to be more intentional.
To set  a limit, go to Settings-> Screentime-> App Limits
Here you can set daily limits for apps you want to manage.
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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