ORDER OF THE OWL
Success story: Four outstanding lawyers were honored as the inaugural inductees into the Order of the Owl, a newly established hall of fame recognizing University of Oklahoma College of Law graduates. They were honored at a dinner and induction ceremony in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. The Order of the Owl was initiated by OU College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. and pays tribute to people who have outstanding accomplishments in law.
Honorees: William G. Paul, W. DeVier Pierson, William J. Ross and Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (in memoriam) were inducted.
Hosts/speakers: Molly Shi Boren and OU President David Boren and Samia and Joseph Harroz Jr. were hosts for the party, and David Boren, Joseph Harroz Jr., Ross, Paul and Pierson were speakers. A video was shown in honor of Fisher.
Guests: Guests included Judge Timothy DeGiusti, Andy Coats, David Swank, Judge Jerome Holmes, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeb Boatman, Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor, Lee Allen Smith, Judge Martha Oakes, John Fritch, Maj. Gen. William Bowden, Judge Robin Cauthron and retired Judge Brett Thomas.
THIS JUST IN
Awards of Excellence: The 2011 Awards of Excellence honorees for The Societies of Oklahoma City University are Jane Thompson, Kirkpatrick-Petree Music and Performing Arts Society Award; Linda Rodgers, Dulaney-Browne Library Society Award; Connell Sullivan Branan, Norick-Hulsey Gallery Society Award; and Tricia Everest, Oklahoma City University Distinguished Philanthropic Award. They will be inducted at the 2012 Feb. 25 banquet at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Luncheon: The women were introduced at a luncheon at The Coach House given by Ann Alspaugh, Linda Garrett, Meg Salyer, Jeaneen Naifeh, Ann Felton and Cathy Leichter.
Seen: Linda Rosser, Lela Sullivan, Joan Gilmore, Polly Nichols, Judy Love, Kirk Hammons, Jan and Robert Henry, Miki Farris, Sue Ann Hyde, Jose Freede, Julie Hall, Jeannette Sias, Lori Hill, Karen Luke, Kris Frankfurt, Brenda McDaniel, Berta Faye Rex, Sarah Hogan, Lois Salmeron, Dannie Bea Hightower, Gene Barth, Annie Bohanon, Rita Moore, Karen Browne, Cheryl Browne, Gennie Johnson, LaDonna Meinders, Wanda Swisher and Barbara Cooper.
Occasion: Steve Slawson hosted a 55th birthday celebration for his wife, Linda, who was born on 11-11 at 11 a.m.
Guests included: Terri and Sean Cummings, Christy and Wally Johnson, Vicky and Mack Martin, GiGi and Tom Wolfe, Karen and Rich McClain, Beth Portman, Marta McCubbin, Kim and Terry Spencer, Suzanne and Bruce Bockus, Shari and Bob Portman, Steve Kerr, Margaret and Cam McLain, Debbie and Bob Monnet, Kathy and Brian Horner, Michelle and Lance Robnett, Barbara and Mike Mize, Amy and David Birdwell, Barbara and Joe Brevetti, Dana and Scott McLain, Lynn Lee, Lori Abel, George Basore, John Slawson and Gretchen Refeild, Stephanie and Robert Pittman, Mary Louise and Brad Binning and Anita and Doug Hartwig.
Party: Nick Demos, Lyric Theatre's former artistic director, hosted a party at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club to honor investors of the Broadway musical “Memphis.” It preceded the show, which was on national tour in Oklahoma City. His company, Demos Bizar Entertainment, is the producer of the Tony Award-winning show.
Latest buzz: Nick Demos thanked the people of Oklahoma City for their support of “Memphis.” He recognized Gail Beals and Mary Streich for the evening's arrangements and recognized Paula Stover and the Lyric Theater.
The people: Irma Elliott, Sandy and Jon Trudgeon, Barbara and Mason Jett, Gene and Ed Barth, Elaine and Harrison Levy, Paula and Carl Strover, Nancy and Elizabeth Anthony, Kim Kakish, Linda Neira, Patricia and Earl Austin, Hedra and Harry Merson.
LOC'S FALL PARTY
Event: 250 class members and graduates of Leadership Oklahoma City welcomed new members at the Myriad Gardens.
Party planners: Class representatives Nick Gray, Elisa Milbourn, Paula Love and Kent Gardner were in charge of arrangements.
Party perfect: The group was entertained by the music of Drive who played on the Water Stage despite the chilly weather. Catering was by Rococo.
TOWN HALL DINNER
Party: Kay and Clark Musser entertained at a dinner party for Town Hall board members and their guests. They honored speaker Stuart Varney, featured Town Hall speaker.
Co-hosts: Sharlene Branham, Betty Crow and Sally Whitten were co-hosts. Don Kaspereit is OKC Town Hall President.
Seen: Jean and Joe Burke, Sarah and Olen Treadway, Dadie and Bob Bishop, Jeanette and John Willet, Darlene Wynn, Paula and Jerry Love, Natalie and Bill Kopplin, Karen James, Sandy and Larry Shaver, Dick Gravlin, Jan and Richard Smith, Kaye Adams, Chris Adams and Carol and Don Kaspereit.