August 2020


Can Do
Will Do

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

President's Letter

Greetings Tulsa Chapter!

I recently returned from a trip to visit my kids in South Dakota.  The countryside was beautiful with acres upon acres of corn and soybean fields. My time with my kids was much needed.  It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of summer and fast approaching Labor Day!  My grass and shrubs have benefitted from our July rainfall.

It is an exciting time in the life of our Chapter.  We will soon usher in a new Chapter Board.  Reta is well underway in her planning for the year.  I encourage all members to commit to serving on one of the committees.  Committee service is one of the best ways to get the most out of your membership and build friendships along the way.
LCAM is right around the corner. And, it’s FREE! Please plan to attend as we celebrate and honor the service of Felicia Senter as our Corporate President. It will be held on September 18th & 19th. Soon, details will be posted on myEWI and the Corporate Connect.

In August, Corporate is offering:
  • Professional Development Webinar is Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 2:00 pm CT – Goal Planning in a Changing Lane, Presenter Samantha Lane
  • EWI Corporate Virtual Happy Hour is Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. CT
We are still collecting recipes for our Pandemic Cookbook.  If you have not sent a few of your favorite recipes, there is still time.  Email your favorites to  One of my recipes was the Grand Prize Winner at the National Peanut Festival!  I’ll give you a hint.  It tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! This is your chance to go down in history.

August’s meeting will be a Zoom meeting. Our guest speaker will be Greg Shinn with the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma.  Please plan to attend. While we cannot meet in-person, I would like to see everyone on screen.

Over the course of the year, Eva, along with others, have donated many of our coveted door prizes at our monthly meetings.  If you would like to contribute a door prize, please contact either Reta at or Trish at

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom soon!  Meanwhile, be safe and I will leave you with this quote:

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” ~ Winston Churchill.

Respectfully yours,


August Chapter Meeting

Thursday, August 13, 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 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, August 7.  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!

July Meeting Highlights

At July's meeting we had special guest speaker, retired Detective Sergeant Dave Walker, who spoke on Tulsa's current police climate and events.
Comments on Meeting:
  • During these uncertain times "into the unknown" there is no playbook for creating a new norm. I commend Trish Richey for being the "genie out of the bottle" who has stepped up as EWI President with talent supported by her board members to organize and make the most out of virtual meetings that have been constructive, informative as with our guest speaker Retired Detective Sgt. Dave Walker this evening, and given a positive impact on EWI Tulsa.
  • It was very nice to have scholarship recipients join us...and to participate. Appreciated remarks from Sgt. Dave Walker and his years of service to TPD and the Tulsa community.
  • I loved that ASIST and EWISP winners joined. I wish we had them talk more. Excited about the incoming board, fabulous fresh faces with our seasoned gals!
What suggestions do you have for Program ideas as we prepare to start in-person meetings?:
  • Timely information dealing with challenging times.
  • I really enjoyed hearing the perspective of the retired officer. Thank you for bringing him to speak with us.
  • I would love an in-person meeting, but want I understand the health and welfare of the members is most important at this time.


Helmerich & Payne was honored in Tulsa People Magazine for their 100 Years!!  Congrats H&P!
Click here to see the article!
Some of our EWI Tulsa firms were listed in Tulsa People's 2020 A-List Choice for Services!
Check out the list here and keep and eye out for:
Arvest Bank
Please send any announcements you would like to share in the Connect to Samantha Schultz by emailing her at
August EWI Birthdays

August 2 - Kelli Sowell - AVB Bank
August 6 - Colleen Farris - Moody's Jewelry
August 7 - Lynne Moore - Moore Funeral Home
August 10 - Tinesa Siebert - Montereau
August 15 - Susan Lemon - Rib Crib BBQ
August 17 - Marnie Knight - Admiral Express Office Supply
August 20 - Dana Nichols - Cimarex Energy Co.

August 25 - Joe Gaudet - Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills

August Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
Accent Moving, Storage & Logistics/Mayflower.....2002
Alzheimer's Association.........................................2007
Burnett, Inc............................................................2015
One Digital.............................................................2016
TTCU Federal Credit Union...................................2018
Onx, Inc..................................................................2019
Tech Tip!
Removing Applications on a PC
Many people get annoying applications that pop up on starting a PC. Sometimes these apps are not even used by the user. Luckily, these items can be removed fairly easily.

CTRL+ALT+DEL your PC to bring up the menu.

Click on the Task Manager Option.

Click on More Details, then switch to the Startup Tab

Anything that has a status of Enabled on this page starts up when the computer first loads. Just highlight any programs not needed and click on the disable button.
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.
Our Vision
To enhance professional growth and development within a diverse group of women while empowering them to make a difference as they inspire others.

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
Our Values
Integrity | Excellence | Respect | Collaboration
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