Reception: United Way of Central Oklahoma board members and staff hosted a reception on the fourth floor of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum celebrating donors who contributed $500 or more for the United Way 2012 fundraising campaign.
Music: Guitarist Edgar Cruz played while guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Gifts: Donors were given a framed picture piece of artwork and a copy of the annual United Way's Leadership Giving Registry.
HONORING THE EDITORS
Reception: Classen High School Alumni Association members honored three editors of “The NCL, New Classen Life” magazine. The reception was held at the Classen Museum. Jim Kyle, James Thomas, print editors, and Johnny Shannon, photography and cover editor, have published the magazine for the past 15 years. Norma Harris is alumni president.
Awards: The editors were presented acrylic plaques topped with the Comet school symbol. Engraving said “Outstanding Service to NCL Magazine.”
EXCHANGE STUDENTS RETURN
Occasion: The 2013 Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows returned from their two-week trip to Soissons, France, and met at Westminster Lower School to share research findings.
Presenting: The research projects included Adrienne Coyle, “Women in Science;” Dylan Cunningham, “American and French Rites of Passage: The Adolescent Quest for Freedom;” Sierra Holling, “The Influence of Art in Education. A Comparison Between France and the United States;” Lorena Serrano, “Fashion: a comparative study of adolescents in Edmond, OK, and Amiens, France;” Kelly Woods, “Comment va la semaine? A comparative study of a typical week in the lives of French and American high school students;” and Jassie Zaidi, “Vive la politique francaise.”
Chaperon: Kris Earle, French and Spanish teacher from Ada High School, accompanied the students.
History: Oklahoma has hosted three groups of fellows from France since the exchange began.
ART MUSEUM PREVIEW
Event: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art's preview of “Herb Ritts: Beauty and Celebrity” was held recently. More than 500 guests, including donors and members, attended. Mark McKenna, executive director of the Herb Ritts Foundation, gave the opening lecture. Frank Considine, from the Herb Ritts Foundation, also attended.
Exhibit: There are 80 photographs on display, ranging from Ritts' series in Africa, celebrities, political figures and supermodels. The exhibit will be on display until July 28.
Reception: Friends met at Full Circle Book Store to honor Knighton (Bud) Meade and his new book, “The Duchess of Dubai.” This is his fourth Simon Rush mystery involving horses.
Guests: Tina and Elby Beal, Nancy Berry, Bill Bell, Mary and Mike Mahaffey, Lela Sullivan, Carol and Charles Blackwood, Annie Bohanon, Kitty and Dick Champlin, Virginia and Jim Meade, SoRelle Fitzgerald, Sally and Dick Burpee, Betty and Hershal Crow, Pat and Jay Edwards, Carla and Dick Ellis, Kent Frates, Jamie and Gil Gaddis, Karlie and Harvey Harmon, D'Arline McCubbin, Donna Vogel, Pat and Ray Potts, Linda and Bill Rodgers.
PLANNING THE 50TH
Luncheon: Members of the Capitol Hill High School 50-year reunion planning committee met at Saltgrass Restaurant to finalize plans for the June 7-8 class reunion, which will be held at Willow Creek Country Club and Magnuson Convention Center.
Party planners: Reunion committee members include Rosemary Hogan Patterson, Twyla Shelton Woolsey, Diana Mealy Nowlin, Jennifer Birdwell Null, Bob Doonkeen, Danny Chesnut, Judy Slentz Handke, DeWayne Handke, Barbara Hudgins Booth, Larry Hayer, Shirley Hayer, James Cook, Zelma Pinkerton Hess, Sharon Watson Couey, Tom Wilson, Linda Lee McElvany, Jean Dunlap Dennis, Frank Myers and Barbara Neal.