July 2020


Can Do
Will Do

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

President's Letter

Greetings Tulsa Chapter!

Prior to starting this year serving as Chapter President, I pondered what was most important to me and what I wanted the focus to be. I landed on focusing on positivity.  Thus, the theme “Can Do Will Do”.

We can and will get through this time of change.  We need to pull together as a Chapter.  We need to celebrate each other.  I lean on this quote from Oprah Winfrey, “surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”.  You do that for me.  Thank you.

This month, I wanted to share several quotes from the Power of Positivity.  Please let these quotes sink in.
"Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive.  Before you quit, try."

"The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes."

"Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today." - Will Rogers

"You will never regret being kind."

"Strength does not come from winning.  Your struggles develop your strengths.  When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr.

It is a time for us to dig in and focus on positivity and count our blessings.

Earlier, our plan was to hold our July Monthly Meeting in-person.  Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in our area, the Chapter BOD decided it was in the best interest for the health and safety of the Chapter to cancel holding the meeting in-person.  We will be holding July’s meeting via Zoom.  If you have not participated in a Zoom meeting, please plan to join.  If you need help with Zoom, please reach out to Samantha Schultz.  July’s meeting will be conducted as a business meeting.  Please make every effort to join.

Felicia and the Corporate Board have been busy securing the details for LCAM.  More details will be forthcoming.  I encourage your attendance.  Let’s celebrate Felicia’s reign as Corporate President.

In closing, I leave you with this quote from E.E. Cummings, “the most wasted of all days is one without laughter”.  

May God bless America!


July Chapter Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2020
5:55 pm - Join Meeting
6:00 pm - Meeting Begins


Connect remotely on Zoom!
Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 793 538 1968

How to connect on a laptop:  Go to  https://zoom.us/join and type in the Personal Meeting ID 793 538 1968.  Follow the prompts to either download the Zoom laptop application or join through your browser.  A prompt should pop up to connect you to audio.

How to connect on an iPhone:  Download the Zoom App, open the app, click join meeting and type in the Personal Meeting ID 793 538 1968. A prompt should pop up to connect you to audio.

How to connect on an Android/Samsung Phone:  Download the Zoom App, open the app, click join meeting and type in the Personal Meeting ID 793 538 1968. A prompt should pop up to connect you to audio.

Business, business casual, sweats, shorts or PJ's


Please RSVP by Friday, July 3.  You can RSVP by clicking the button below.  If you are unable attend, please let us know why.

Please mail checks payable to EWI of Tulsa to:

Tamara Conner
P.O. Box 871
Tulsa, OK 74102
RSVP to our Next Chapter Meeting!

June Meeting Highlights

June's Zoom meeting included special guests from the Corporate Board including:
Kathy Scott, Christine Healy, and Cheryl Holmes!
Comments on Meeting:
  • Loved the open forum format and especially when Trish called on members to discuss what they love about EWI. Great meeting.
  • It so good to see everyone!
  • Enjoyed hearing from all the reps and how they came about joining EWI and their experience, and enjoyed have members from the Corporate Board attend.
Would you join a meeting again?:
  • Definitely.
  • I will join a ZOOM meeting again, but I am really looking for the "live" July meeting! (July is now a Zoom Meeting)
What suggestions do you have for Program ideas as we prepare to start in-person meetings?:
  • Programming so far has been excellent - maybe negotiation skills, Diversity and Inclusion


Please send any announcements you would like to share in the Connect to Samantha Schultz by emailing her at seschultz19@gmail.com
July EWI Birthdays

July 3 - Rita Young - The William K. Warren Foundation
July 17 - Hannah Altom - Corporate Realty Advisors, LLC
July 17 - Alandra Baggett - Sustaining Member
July 20 - Crystal Black - One Digital
July 21 - Trish Richey - Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

July 2 - Tory Baker, T.D. Williamson
July 18 - John Hamill - Honorary Member
July 20 - Bob McGrew - T.D. Williamson
July 30 - Sabrina Nunnelle - Mid-America Land, Grain & Cattle

July Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
2003 - Admiral Express Office Supply
2019 - ARC Document Solutions
2019 - Individual Member Teresa Bond-Mason
Tech Tip!
How to Dig Up Family History Online
If you’re just beginning to climb your family tree and need names on the branches, a subscription service like Ancestry or MyHeritage can be an easy place to start gathering information. In addition to billions of digitized records (like census data, draft rolls and religious registries), these services include tutorials, articles, message boards and other tools to help learn you learn how to find your people.

When you get some names pinned to your tree, you may also start to receive hints of possible undiscovered relatives from the site’s algorithms or the service’s other members to help you along. If you’re not sure you want to commit to a regular subscription fee, look for a free trial period.

Sleuthing on a budget? Visit the National Archives site and its “Resources for Genealogists” page for links to information on finding land records, immigration and naturalization documents, census data, military-service papers, and more. While not all government records may be free or digitized, the National Archives hosts a page of links from other genealogy sites where you can look for information.

Once you have pinned your ancestors to specific places and years, look for local media from that time. Business dealings, town government activity, social gatherings and obituaries were often reported in 19th- and 20th-century papers. But be warned: In addition to sometimes florid writing, articles from certain eras and areas can be rife with the unchecked misogyny, racism and xenophobia of the day.

The Newspaper Archives, Indexes and Morgues section of the Library of Congress site has links to many digitized publications, including African-American, Cherokee and Mexican-American newspapers.

The Ancestor Hunt genealogy site has a section devoted to finding historical newspapers online, and the Elephind site lets you search a growing collection of digitized international newspapers. Some archives are free, some charge to view the microfilmed images, and search capabilities vary.

Newspapers.com is an archive with more than 17,000 digitized publications dating from the 1700's. After the free trial, subscriptions start at about $8 a month, but you can search, clip, save and print the articles you find.

Libraries and historical/genealogical societies may also have books and periodicals that recorded the development of the area and the people who lived there, although you may have to visit in person to look at the original material if it has not been scanned. (Some libraries also offer free access to the commercial genealogy services.)

As settlements grew, local historians often wrote books that chronicled that development and its founding families. Many of these volumes are now digitized in the public domain; search Google Books or the Internet Archive for the town or county in question.

Your relatives may also appear in the vital records bureaus of the states where they lived. The RootsWeb site offers tips on searching in its Red Book collection of American state, county and town resources.

And finally, if burial was the family tradition, try the Find a Grave site, a searchable database of cemeteries; like Newspapers.com, it’s owned by Ancestry. The site is still growing and often includes published obituaries and photos of grave sites so you can remotely visit and see where your ancestors ultimately landed.

-From the NY Times
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)
Tinesa Siebert, Montereau 

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.
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