Parties Extra: Feb. 4-11
County medical society holds inaugural event
Dr. Jay P. Cannon was installed as the 107th president of the Oklahoma County Medical Society on Feb. 3. He was honoree at a dinner at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, and 250 guests attended the party.
Dr. Greg Parker and the Shadowman Blues Project provided entertainment.
Rosalie Rahe was inaugural dinner chairman.
Dr. Ronald O. Gilcher received the Dr. Don F. Rhinehart Medical Service Award. Gilcher retired recently after 27 years at Oklahoma Blood Institute. He was president, chief executive and medical director.
Guests included John Cannon, Katlen Dixon, Sarah and Chuck Chapman, Eleanor and George Safley, Becky and Dr. Dewayne Andrews, Jeannie and Dr. John Sacra, Doniece and Dr. Frank Phelps, Dr. David Russell, Thomas Litz, Julie and Chris Hammes, Donna and Bruce Lawrence, Rosalie and Dr.Gary Rahe, Dr. Richard Armitage, Dr. Jean Forsberg, Dr. Sherri Baker, Melba Rhinehart, Dian and Royice Everett, Sharilyn and Dr. Doug Young, Aurora and Dr. Emmanual Macaraeg, and Jill and Dr. Shawn Smith.
THIRD TIME’S CHARM
Junior League President Betsy Mantor scheduled a celebration to honor newly nominated 2008-09 league President Laura Ogle and 2007-08 President Kara Wallace and the incoming board of directors. She sent invitations three times and postponed the event twice because of wintry weather.
When the group finally met Jan. 30, group members celebrated with champagne.
On the board are Nominating Chairman Jill Greene, Administrative Vice President Melba Frazier, Bylaws Chairman Amy Bankhead, Communications Vice President D.J. Thompson, Community Vice President Mei Cheng, Finance Vice President Samonia Pope, Fundraising Vice President Lisa McConnell, Membership Vice President Connie Nowell, Strategic Planning Chairman Joyell Haave, and sustaining adviser Lee Ann Nordin.
Guests included Myrla Pierson, Beth Kerr, Jennifer Kerr, Kim Kakish, Ann-Clore Duncan, Sally Bentley, Katie James and Nancy Greer.
TAKE A BOW
Four Oklahoma City University Award of Excellence winners were honored at a cocktail party and reception in Jim Vallion’s home Jan. 31. Vallion and Joan Gilmore were hosts. The women, all outstanding cultural and civic leaders, Kay Goebel, Lois Salmeron, Rita Moore and Martha Burger, met with committee personnel and former honorees and guests. They will receive their awards at a black-tie ball Feb. 24 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Gilmore is chairman, and Meg Salyer is co-chairman of the ball, formerly called the Mardi Gras Ball.
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