September 2019

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In This Issue
  1. President's Letter
  2. September Chapter Meeting
  3. August 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!

The summer heat is almost over!  I am looking forward to the fall!

Wow!  What a fantastic Firm Night we had with Kelli Sowell and the AVB Bank team.  If you missed it, you missed one of the best meetings we have had in a long time!  The room was beautiful, the food was fantastic and different, and the speakers were delightful.  I learned a lot about the bank and what they offer.  I was very surprised to find out they have been around since before statehood!  A big thank you to the AVB Bank team for being such lovely hosts!  

We are getting very close to LCAM and I am looking forward to representing our Tulsa Chapter with pride and enthusiasm.  I am SO PROUD of Felicia being installed as Corporate President.  She will represent Tulsa and the whole organization well.  We will make sure to take lots of pictures to show to all of you.
Our next meeting will be a little different than our usual September.  As discussed at the last meeting, we have had to change the Executive of the Year Banquet from September to November.  That means that Trish’s upcoming Board will be here to tell us all about the wonderful committees and how you can sign up to get involved early!  I expect to see everyone sign up for at least one committee!

Blessings and enjoy your Journey!  See you in September!

Lisa Stansill

September Chapter Meeting

Monthly Meeting

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


Helmerich & Payne
1437 S Boulder Ave
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, September 6.  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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August Monthly Meeting Highlights
(Firm Night)
Enjoying the presentation portion of the evening!
Kelli Sowell, Executive Vice President Marketing and Public Relations for AVB Bank, shares the history of the bank during AVB's Firm Night.
Left: Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc., Lisa Stansill, RB American, Heather Stephen, Arvest Bank.
Right: Sheila Sayne, Neuens Mitchell Bonds PLLC, Marnie Knight, Admiral Express, Jan Ehrle, Mid-America Land, Grain, & Cattle Co., Tinesa Siebert, Montereau.
Left: Margaret Harrison, Tulsa Community College, pins new member Jodee Browns, MaidPro.
Right: Marnie Knight, Admiral Express, pins new member Teresa Bond-Mason, Individual Member.
  • I was able to refer AVB just yesterday based on this event and the opportunity to get to know them as an organization
  • Loved hearing the history of the bank and knowing that it is still owned by the same family! Such a story to be proud of. The speaker shared a lot of very helpful information.
  • I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the speakers and their passion for their work and the bank itself. It was great to learn about AVB and their enthusiasm made me wonder if I should move my accounts to AVB! They were informative, welcoming and perfect hostesses from start to finish.
  • Beyond excellent - I will always refer to them for catering after this event.
  • I loved this meeting. It was fun getting to sample food and drink pairings. We should do at least one of these type of dinners every year!
  • SO IMPRESSED! Felt like I was on Top Chef lol. The food was amazing, and the drinks were even better. Will definitely eat at Amelia's.
  • Perfect!
  • I absolutely loved the venue. Probably my favorite so far this year. Beautiful space and the layout was lovely.
  • Loved the space
Members of Neuens Mitchell Bonds have earned recognition among our clients and peers as skillful and confident litigators. It is the goal of the members of our Firm to provide extraordinary service, demonstrate good judgment, and deliver effective representation. Importantly, our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in the degree of client loyalty we are privileged to enjoy and strive to maintain. We understand that, ultimately, we are judged by the results we achieve for our clients.

Representative: Sheila Sayne


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
Instant Mac & Cheese (preferable bought in bulk)
Volunteers to read for an hour Monday-Thursday


You too can look stylish! Bring in an eligible new member by September 12 to get entered for this drawing!!

We wanted to share a thank you note from Judy Davis to our EWI Membership for their love and kindness towards Jeff Davis and their family.
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!
September EWI Birthdays

September 2 - Tascina Foster, TTCU Federal Credit Union
September 5 - Gloria McQuade, Burnette, Inc.
September 10 - Sheila Sayne, Mitchell Bonds PLLC
September 13 - Kim Bowman, T.D. Williamson
September 17 - Rhonda Siex, CS3 Technology
September 23 - Lou Winsworth, Sustaining
September 28 - Samantha Schultz - JPMorgan Chase & Co.
September 30 - Tonya Jimenez, Hyatt Regency Tulsa

September 9 - Brian Mitchell, Mitchell Bonds PLLC
September 10 - Tim McNulty, Warren Professional Building Corporation
September 17 - Dr. Steve Tiger, Tulsa Tech
September 17 - Elizabeth Howell, Howell & Vancuren Landscape Architects
September 19 - Chad Neuens, Mithcell Bonds PLLC

September Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
September 1967 - Dewberry
September 1999 - Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
September 2001 - Merrill Lynch
September 2003 - Miss Helen's Private School
September 2018 - AVB Bank

Etiquette Tips for Handling
Awkward Situations

Have you had one of those awkward situations at work that you haven’t been sure whether you should ignore it or do something about it?  Debby Mayne suggests some great ways to handle those “sticky” situations.  Here are a few of the tips from her website, “The Spruce”.

An Email or a Text Sent to the Wrong Person
I once discovered that I had accidentally sent an email with a snarky remark about a woman with whom I was corresponding back to the woman rather than the intended third party.  Debby says that there is no way to “unsend” the message, so it’s time for damage control.  She recommends picking up the phone and talking to the person.  “It’s always easier to explain with back-and-forth conversation than with another email or text message. The person will hear the sincerity in your voice more easily than seeing it in another message.”

A Flirty Boss
If your boss or another superior in the office is being flirty, Debby says that you should handle the situation immediately.  Tell the person that his/her behavior is making you feel uncomfortable and you want it to stop immediately.  If the flirty behavior continues, Debby indicates that you have three choices:  “Tell your boss’s supervisor, live with it, or quit your job.”

Inappropriate Office Relationship
If you discover one of your married coworkers “engaging in inappropriate behavior with someone else in the office”, it can be a bit overwhelming.  Debby suggests that you leave the scene and later ask one of the people involved to explain what was happening as you may have misunderstood the situation.  However, if your instincts were correct, “resist the urge to comment.” She also advises that you shouldn’t “gossip about an office romance with others either because often the messenger winds up in more trouble than the ones who commit the infraction.”

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

Tech Tips!
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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 Schultz

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
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