January 2019

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Step out with Eagerness,
Step in Whole-Heartedly and
Step up to your Infinite Potential

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

President's Letter

Greetings EWI Ladies!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  I know I did!  2018 is almost over and I am looking forward to the new 2019!
I want to thank everyone involved in our last meeting!  It was a wonderful evening!  Thanks to Marnie and her Programs team for a beautiful venue and lovely meal.  Thanks to all of our generous members for the most wonderful array of door prizes I have ever seen!  And our speaker was phenomenal.  What an inspiration Sarah and her mission are to our community.  We can all take a lesson from her.  She was overwhelmed by the generosity of all of us. 
Our journey continues as we step in to January with a registered nurse coming to speak to us about women’s health and general health issues that we all face today.  That will be a great way to start the year – healthy and happy!
As we begin the New Year, I hope everyone will remember to:
  • Step Out with Eagerness – look around you to see who needs your help.  Someone always will always be there that needs a helping hand.
  • Step In Whole-heartedly – There are so many ways for us to get involved in EWI.  Look to see what fits you best and go for it!
  • Step Up to your Infinite Potential -  You ladies are awesome!  And you have more gifts than you can ever imagine.  Let’s all realize those gifts and start using them!
I look forward to seeing you all in January!  Have a great New Year!
Blessings! And enjoy your Journey!
Lisa Stansill

January Chapter Meeting Notification

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 2019 
5:30 pm - Check-In/Registration & Icebreaker
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins

Location:  TCC Center for Creativity

910 S Boston 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, January 4.  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
RSVP to our Next Chapter Meeting!
December Monthly Meeting
Sarah Grounds from City Lights Foundation speaks about Tulsa's homeless and their mission to help.
Generous donations for homeless / those in poverty to City Lights Foundation of Tulsa for our December philanthropy.
Above: Sam Johnson, US Beef (Arby's); Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.
Above: Jamie Harris, Helmerich & Payne; Reta Hallam, LDKerns; Trish Richey, Helmerich & Payne; Judy Russell, ONEOK, Inc.; Eva Blair, Magoon & Associates; Roberta Montgomery, Helmerich & Payne; Dana Nichols, Cimarex Energy Co.; Vernice Bersche, Merrill Lynch.
  • I loved last night’s meeting!! The story behind City Lights was so inspiring and I am so glad I was able to relate to her. Great story!!
  • This was one of the best presentations I have heard since being a part of EWI. I plan to make donations to them monthly.
  • The speaker spoke from her heart and brought to my attention the details and needs of the Tulsa homeless. Excellent presentation!
  • The chicken and salad filled me up perfectly. The dessert was delicious and on point for the weather we have been having!
  • One of the best salads I've ever had in my life! Dressing was so good.
  • The salad was good; the cherry dessert could have been better if served warm.
  • Love to try new places and the centerpieces were exquisite. Cozy.
  • The Hotel Indigo was beautiful as well as the Christmas decorations.
  • The venue was convenient, provided easy parking and liked the new and modern appearance.

Firm Highlight

Allegra-Print•Marketing•Signs is a locally owned and operated full-service marketing communications resource that provides marketing and print services to meet the needs of local businesses. We are a member of a top 200 franchise organization with nearly 500 member locations across the U.S. and Canada and a system-wide sales of nearly $300 million. We offer marketing consultation, copywriting and graphic design services, promotional products and print management solutions. Our advanced printing technologies include full-color printing, digital color printing, signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, mailing services, and variable data processing.
Allegra-Print•Marketing•Signs is the best of both worlds—the responsiveness and service of a small, local, independent company committed to its community and the resources of a large, experienced national company with the talent, knowledge and tools to apply the best advice and best implementation practice to your business goals.
Our mission-- To enhance the value of the businesses we serve by helping local businesses grow through strategic marketing.
Representative: Bridget Dixon

Spotlight on Our Past

2008 EWI Chapter President
Diane Jarvi

Osteopathic Founders Foundation

Member since 2005
(plus 4 years with a previous firm)

Chapter Theme: 
Picture This...an Image Year

Diane shared the following memories and highlights:  "My favorite highlight was our participation in the B/C/DP Kids' World at Expo Square.  Our interactive tree booth reflected the 'Color Your World - Green' theme which impacted thousands of Tulsa children.

In addition, we had a great BEF committee that planned and executed our event featuring an inspirational message from Kyle Maynard.  Over 400 attended, including many area educators, who joined us at TU’s Reynolds Center.  We also honored Dr. Gene Callahan, Tulsa Technology executive, for his outstanding support to EWI and our Business and Education Forums. 

My weekly communication to the Chapter representatives was titled, “Snapshot of the Week.”  The communication sent out the week of December 18 was memorable due to the difficult decision we made to cancel our business meeting because of the huge ice storm that overtook the Tulsa area and resulted in extensive power outages to so many homes and businesses.

I am thankful for my dedicated board during my year as president.  They were very supportive and pitched in wherever needed to help our Chapter accomplish out goals for 2007/2008."

2008 EWI Tulsa Chapter Board of Directors
Kyle Maynard, 2004 ESPY Award Winner (Best Athlete with a Disability),
spoke at the 2008 Business & Education Forum 
Honoring Dr. Gene Callahan, Superintendent and CEO of Tulsa Technology Center, for his support of EWI Tulsa's Business & Education Forum 
EWI of Tulsa’s booth at 2008 Kid’s World
2008 Executive of the Year, Bill McKamey, Public Service Co. 
2008 LCAM in Palm Springs, EWI’s 70th Anniversary


Sale of U.S. Beef Corporation

U.S. Beef Corp., the largest Arby’s franchisee in the country, announced December 5th, the sale of all 368 of its restaurants.

Tulsa-based U.S. Beef is selling the locations to RB American Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group, the world's largest franchisee.  They also own franchises of Panera Bread, Applebee's, and Taco Bell.  Flynn Restaurant Group's support office is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

EWI After Hours
EWI Tulsa held an After-Hours get together at Roosevelt's on 15th street on Thursday, December 20th.  They enjoyed each other's company and viewing the extravagant Christmas decor put up for this Holiday season.
EWI Tulsa Connect

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


Dewberry Promotes Pam Taylor to Associate

Pam Taylor, LEED Green Associate, CPSM, has been promoted to associate in the firm’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, office. Pam is responsible for overseeing marketing efforts and personnel related to the firm’s architecture practice, including federal, state and local, and commercial projects for civic, justice, education, and healthcare clients.

January EWI Birthdays

January 10 - Gayle Dicus, Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar
January 21 - Diana Medina, MaidPro
January 24 - Haley Bragg, Mazzio's LLC
January 27 - Janis Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design

January 6 - Walter Hulse, ONEOK, Inc.
January 22 - Greg Ford, MaidPro
January 24 - Mark Cohlmia, Tropical Plant Design, Inc.

January Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
1984 - Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
2015 - Rib Crib BBQ
Etiquette Tip
Writing Thank You Notes

In this age of instant messaging, it seems as though the handwritten thank you note has almost disappeared.  The concept is simple; it’s a note written to show appreciation for a gift, a special occasion, or a thoughtful act.

In the website article, “Do's and Don’ts of Unforgettable Thank You Notes”, Donna Pilato emphasizes that, “Before all the other rules, just remember that an imperfect letter that comes with heartfelt sentiment is better than a perfect note that was never written.”

It’s simple; send a thank you note as quickly as possible (within a week) for any gift given that is not opened in the presence of the giver.  Also, send a thank you note for any occasion that has touched your heart in a special way.  A prime example is the great thank you note (see below) sent to a grandmother who spent the day with her granddaughter touring downtown Tulsa (a treasured keepsake, for sure).

Donna Pilato emphasizes, “The importance of personalized thank you letters cannot be stressed enough.” 

To read more about the “do’s and don’ts” of writing thank you notes, go to:

Tech Tips!

Top Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

 Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert and Ctrl+X
Both Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Insert will copy highlighted text or a selected item. If you want to cut an item instead of copying it, press Ctrl+X. This action removes the text or item and stores it in the clipboard for you, rather than just copying it to the clipboard while leaving the original behind.

Apple computer users can substitute the Ctrl key for the command (cmd) key on their computers. For example, pressing Cmd+C copies highlighted text.

Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert
Both the Ctrl+V and Shift+Insert will paste the text or object that's stored in the clipboard.

On Apple computers, use Cmd+V instead.

Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y
Pressing Ctrl+Z will undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this key combination will undo the cut. These shortcuts can also be pressed multiple times to undo or redo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl+Y would redo the undo.

On Apple computers, use Cmd+Z and Cmd+Y to undo and redo.
Pressing Ctrl+F opens the Find field, which allows you to search the text currently displayed in any program that supports it. For example, Ctrl+F can be used in your Internet browser to find text on the current page. Press Ctrl+F now to open the Find in your browser and search for "shortcut" to display each time shortcut is mentioned on this page.

On Apple computers, use Cmd+F to find.

Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Tab
Pressing Alt+Tab switches between open programs moving forward. For example, if you have your browser window open and other programs running in the background press and hold Alt and then press the Tab key to cycle through each open program.

On Apple computers instead of using the Alt key use the Command (Cmd) key. For example, Cmd+Tab to switch between open programs.

Bonus Tip: Press Ctrl+Tab to switch between tabs in a program. For example, if you have multiple tabs open in your Internet browser, press Ctrl+Tab to switch between them.

Bonus Tip: Adding the Shift key to Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Tab moves backward. For example, if you are pressing Alt+Tab and pass the program you want to use, press Alt+Shift+Tab to move back to that program.

Bonus Tip: Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 users can also press the Windows Key+Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the window.

While working on a document or another file in almost every program, pressing Ctrl+S saves that file. Use this shortcut key frequently if you're working on anything important in case an error happens, you lose power, or any other issues that could cause you to any work since the last save.

On Apple computers, use Cmd+S to save a file.

Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End
Ctrl+Home will move the cursor to the beginning of the document, and Ctrl+End will move the cursor to the end of a document. These shortcuts work with most documents, as well as web pages.

On Apple computers use Command and the Cmd and the up arrow to get to the beginning of a document or text or Cmd and the down arrow to get to the end of a document or text.

Control+P is used to open a print preview of the page or document currently being viewed. For example, press Ctrl+P now to view a print preview of this page.

On Apple computers use Cmd+P to open the print preview.

Page Up, Spacebar, and Page Down
As you may have guessed, pressing either the page up or page down key will move to the next or previous page. When browsing the Internet, pressing the spacebar moves the scrollbar down a page. Similarly, Shift+spacebar moves the scrollbar up one page.

Articles of Interest
Confidence Rules!
Click the link below to look at some tips on how to achieve the confidence you want in your daily life!
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

Gayle Dicus, Naples Flat Bread Kitchen & Bar
gdicus@naplesflatbread.com or saaewitulsa@gmail.com

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

Janice 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.