The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is proud to announce Nadia Comaneci as The Annie Oakley Society Award winner at the third annual luncheon on June 6 in the Sam Noble Special Events Center. The Society gathers to celebrate women who demonstrate leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Great American West.
"Nadia exemplifies the essence of Annie Oakley and gives new meaning to aim high. She is a perfect 10 in every way!" said former First Lady of Oklahoma Cathy Keating.
Nadia, like the legendary Annie Oakley, succeeded with her determination and strength of character. By using her talents, she broke barriers for women globally while showing great compassion for others.
“In harmony with Annie Oakley’s tradition of cherishing families and helping others, proceeds through membership of The Annie Oakley Society are combined to fund the renovation of the children’s area of the Museum,” said Keating. “Future plans to support improvements in other areas of the Museum will ensure its future as a place where families can learn and cherish the West, as well as honor Annie’s lifelong commitment to her family and education.”
The Annie Oakley Society, co-founded by Keating and Lynn Friess, has added a new dimension to the Museum by honoring and raising awareness of outstanding women of the West. The Society has raised over $2 million to date.
Membership into The Annie Oakley Society includes seating at the luncheon and nonmembers are invited to attend for $150 each. With multiple levels of membership starting at $250 annually, The Annie Oakley Society has a niche for all women, including a special category for those under 40.
For reservations or to inquire about membership into The Annie Oakley Society, please call the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum at (405) 478-2250, Ext. 256.