AN AFTERNOON TEA
Tea: Members of the Association for Women in Communications met for an afternoon tea in the home of Nedra Funk. The event honored Byliner Award Honorees from the past 54 years and the 2013 honorees.
New honorees: Brenda Jones, Communications; Joan Gilmore, Lifetime Achievement Award; Carol Jean Gray, Child Advocacy; Noma Gurich, Civic Leadership; Denise Northrup, Politics; Reta Strubhar, Law, and Marnie Taylor, Nonprofit Leadership.
Flowers/food: Bouquets of red tulips decorated the house and centerpiece for the buffet table was pink, red, and white lilies, tulips and roses. On the menu were punch, hot tea, petit fours, fruit, cheese and crackers and cucumber sandwiches.
Byliner committee: Erin Engelke, Billie Rodely, Mandy Briggs, Julie Zielinski, Kristin Van Nort, Emily Ward, Nadine Viejek-Reim, Katelyn Turnbull, Jamie Potter and Rina Evans.
Awards dinner: March 7 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG PARTNERSHIP
Event: Members of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Oklahoma History Center were hosts for a day of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oklahoma's Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Program. The events included Colonial Day at the Capitol for fifth-grade students, an afternoon teacher workshop and an evening reception and dinner at the Oklahoma History Center.
Theme: “Put your stamp on history.”
Workshop: Following Colonial Day there was a workshop led by the Colonial Williamsburg staff and Teacher Institute alumni leaders. Special guests were Carla Killough McClafferty, author of “The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon,” and Colonial Williamsburg veteran character interpreter and storyteller Art Johnson.
Dinner: The dinner featured a keynote address by Colonial Williamsburg's Patrick Henry, portrayed by historical interpreter Richard Schumann. The evening also honored the late Edward C. Joullian III, founder and sponsor of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation programs in Oklahoma.
Fast facts: Since 1993, the OFE has awarded fellowships to 700 state teachers to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Early American History.
HONORING AMY AND WILL
Shower: Amy Spielberger and Will Rowntree were honorees at a party in the home of Lynne and John Alexander. Co-hosts were Ann and John Osborn, Lyn and Mark Patton, Mario and Dale Vaughn and Suzie and Dan Meyer.
Flowers: Centerpieces were white hydrangeas with baby's breath and green chrysanthemums.
Seen: Becky and Clay Taylor, Ally Payne, Ward Wagner, Lori and Brandon Stewart, Paige and Chad Woolbright. Becky, Ally, Lori and Paige are bridesmaids in the wedding, set for June in Tulum, Mexico.
Occasion: Mary and Mitchell Simon were honored at a 70th wedding anniversary/90th birthday luncheon, hosted by their children, Sandy Simon Childress, Edmond; Susan and Buster Simon, Stillwater; Michele Simon, Clinton, and Jo and Paul Simon, Weatherford. The party was in the couple's hometown of Clinton at the White Dog Inn.
Decor: Dozens of Mason jars were filled with red, pink and white flowers and an antique buffet with every Valentine candy imaginable was set up complete with personalized chocolates.
Guests: The 75 guests included Carletta and Dr. Ralph Simon, Elsie Simon and Dee Razook Massad.
RECEPTION FOR ARTISTS
Reception: A reception at the Howell Gallery honored Susan Stamm Evans and Dick Evans, both Santa Fe, N.M., artists. He creates abstract paintings based on landscapes and she is a sculptor who creates bronze works.
Guests: Carol and Mac Troy, Judy Hatfield, Saundra Naifeh, Joy and Sam Hammons, Jim Loftis, Jan and Richard Smith, Linda Haneborg, Terri Cooper, Nick Berry, Betsy Hyde, Michael Hightower, Larry Ottaway, Marsha and John Funk and Elizabeth and Joe Waner.
Party: The Art Group had an art showing recently. The theme was “Eye Candy for Your Sweetheart.”
Artists: Arden Barrett, Sharon Bozalis, Leslie Plowman Champlin, Jon Clarke, Betty Crow, Teri Cunningham, Pat Edwards, Barbara Fluty, Devon Hahn, Judy Hall, Jim Lyon, Debbie McCord, Bhupinder Obhrai, Margaret Pate, Suzanne Peck, Paul E. Plowman, Diana Robinson, Steve Seikel and Dorothy Woolbright.