September 2020


Can Do
Will Do

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

President's Letter

Greetings Tulsa Chapter!

As we usher in September, back to school looks vastly different.  Let us be supportive of our members who have school age children or children who are educators as they transition to either virtual, in-person or blended schedules.

Additionally, let us be supportive of one another as we weather this time not only in our Chapter, but in our nation.  I am so very thankful for each of you.  We are stronger together.  Please stay connected.  If you need assistance with connecting to Zoom, please let us know. If you need to just talk, please reach out.
This is an exciting month for our Chapter! A few of the highlights will be:
  • The Tulsa Chapter’s Pandemic Cookbook will be published thanks to Susan Miller, Programs Director, and to our members who submitted a variety of delicious recipes.
  • Our September Monthly Meeting will be a Zoom meeting and will feature our guest speaker, Allison Greco, Continuous Improvement International.
  • LCAM is free this year and will be held September 18th & 19th. In order to participate, it is necessary to download the app and register. Instructions will be sent out to membership as to how to download the app to include the desktop app. Updates can be found by visiting . Members will have an opportunity to attend in-person (space is limited due to social distancing and RSVPs are required for attending in-person).  If you cannot attend in-person, make plans to attend remotely. Please plan to attend as we honor and celebrate Felicia Senter, EWI Corporate President.
As a reminder, if you would like to contribute a door prize for September’s meeting, please contact me at

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom soon! Meanwhile, remain safe and I will leave you with this quote: "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain

Respectfully yours,


September Chapter Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 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, September 4.  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!

August Meeting Highlights

August's meeting gave us a look at the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma and what they are doing to battle homelessness in the state with speaker Greg Shinn.
LCAM is Virtual!
September 18-19, 2020

Free for all members, this year's virtual event will include:
  • All-member town hall meeting
  • Leadership Caucus training for all Chapter members
  • Award recognition celebration
  • 2020 Annual Meeting
More information to come on how to join remotely!
Comments on Meeting:
  • Very interesting and happy we have such dedicated people
  • Very good speaker. I respected his passion, compassion and commitment to helping homeless Oklahomans so much.
  • Very good speaker. I respected his passion, compassion and commitment to helping homeless Oklahomans so much.


EWI Tulsa has limited seating to social distance together and watch LCAM live!  Watch for an invite in your email to RSVP.
Note from Debbie Burton:  Alzheimer's isn't waiting, and neither are we.  It's time to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Tulsa Walk to End Alzheimer's® on September 26, 2020!  Who doesn't need a little exercise these days?

The name of our Walk team is "EWI Memory Makers" which was created several years ago by our EWI friend (and my mentor), Janice Morgan.  As you might guess, Tulsa Walk 2020 will look different than in previous years.  This year, Walk is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track, and trail.  While we won't be gathering at a large in-person event, I'll be walking in my neighborhood, while others in our community are walking in theirs.

Will you join our Walk team?  Registration is easy; visit our Walk to End Alzheimer's page at and click the button to join our "EWI Memory Makers" Walk team.  If you are unable to participate, please consider making a donation* to our fundraising campaign.  Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association®.

*Check donations should be made out to the Alzheimer's Association. You can mail a check to the Alzheimer's Association along with the form available on our fundraising page, or send your check donation to me at 208 W. Birmingham Pl., Broken Arrow, OK  74011, and Debbie can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.  PayPal and credit card payment methods are also available.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Debbie at or call her at 918-636-9499.  Mark your calendars, wear purple (if you have it) and let's walk on September 26th!

Debbie Burton
Director of Administration and Board Relations
Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter

2448 E. 81st St., Ste. 3000, Tulsa, OK  74137 | 918.392.5024 Office | 918.392.5025 Fax |
Please contact Trish at if you would like to donate door prizes for our upcoming meetings!
Please send any announcements you would like to share in the Connect to Samantha Schultz by emailing her at
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 23 - Lou Winsworth, Sustaining
September 28 - Samantha Schulz - JPMorgan Chase & Co.
September 30 - Tonya Jimenez, Transitional

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 Firm Anniversaries

Firm Anniversaries
Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills............1999
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management....2001
Miss Helen's Private School..............2003
AVB Bank...........................................2018
Tech Tip!
Reopen a Closed Browser Tab
It happens all the time. You have a dozen tabs open in your browser and accidentally close the wrong one. You could open up your browser’s history and reopen the tab from there, or you can do it with a couple of keystrokes.

Hit Ctrl+Shift+T on your PC or Command+Shift+T on your Mac to automatically reopen the tab you just closed.
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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