LINDSAY AND JEFF
Party: A dinner and miscellaneous shower was given for Lindsay Hightower and Jeff Graham by Candy and Chuck Ainsworth, Shirley and Pete Everest, Jan and Richard Parker, Steve Parker, Susan Parker, Drew Neville, Libby and Morton Payne and Christy and Jim Everest in the Everest home. Tables were set up outside around the swimming pool.
Gift: The hosts gave the engaged couple a Juliska blue and white ginger jar filled with flowers.
MEETING AND GREETING
Event: The Junior League Provisional Welcome Celebration was held at JL Headquarters, and the group welcomed 84 new members and their sponsors. The Provisional course began orientation Thursday. Blair Bradley is provisional admissions and training chairman and she and her committee and members of both the sitting and incoming board of directors attended the party. Cristi Reiger and Kristen Brown welcomed guests at the front door.
Seen: Jamie Maddy, Ashley Jackson, Ann-Clore Duncan, Mei Cheng, Whitney Tero, Patty Anthony, Kristen Rupert, Amy McDougall, Jane Elliott, Lindsey Fixley, Lauren Anthony, Amy Parrish and Kristi Leonard were at the party.
Event: Volunteers were recognized at the annual Volunteer Recognition ceremony for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) at The Oklahoma History Center.
Speaker: Sheree Powell was the speaker, and masters of ceremonies were the Oklahoma County Judge Roger H. Stuart and Lee Ann Limber.
Awards: Award winners were Lois Waechter, Rookie Advocate of the Year; Jane Davis, Advocate of the Year; Lori Blumnethal, Nance Diamond Award; Elizabeth Muller, Vin Showers Compassionate Heart Award; Janie Sylvester, Rena Ellis Lifetime Achievement Award; Keith Carter, Board Member of the Year; Will Calvo, Friend of CASA Award; Rebecca McNeese, Standards in Excellence Award; Lola Hall, Dedicated Staff Member Award; Jazzmon Kennerson and Annabelle Scranton, Buddy Faye Foster Courtroom Excellence Award. Five- and 10-year service awards were also given.
Debut: A video marking 25 years of serving Oklahoma County children was shown for the first time.
Event: The Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County Jeremiah Milbank Society Awards reception was held at the JRB Art at the Elms Gallery. Fifty people attended and Iguana Grill provided appetizers.
Highlights: Boys and Girls Club President and CEO Jane Sutter gave awards to Leigh Ann and Paul Albers, Laurie and Charlie Givens and Nancy and Dr. Bob Ellis. The three couples were initiated into the Jeremiah Milbank Society, which is a national gift -giving society through the Boys and Girls Club for donors who contribute more than $10,000 to a club's general operating fund annually. Linda Mares told about how the Boys and Girls Club helped her when she as a teenager in Houston.
Plaque: The honorees received plaques with pictures of the Boys & Girls Club members.
PRESIDENT'S TROPHY AWARDS
Luncheon: University of Oklahoma outstanding students and housing and Greek organizations were honored at the President's Trophy Awards luncheon in the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman. OU President David L. Boren presented the awards to students and organizations for excellence in academics, campus activities, volunteerism and multicultural participation. Crimson Club, the ambassador organization composed of OU student leaders, coordinated the competition.
Winners: Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Adams Center Housing won the President's Trophy. Other winners were Rosemarie Zanabria and Helga Skaftason, Outstanding Commuter Students.
Category winners: Traditions Square East, Gamma Phi Beta, Pi Kappa Phi, campus activities; Sooner Housing Center, Delta Delta Delta, Omega Delta Phi, volunteerism; Walker Center, Pi Beta Phi and Delta Upsilon, multicultural participation; Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon, academics, Trophy runners-up were Sooner Housing Center, Kappa Alpha Theta and Lambda Chi Alpha.
The theme: The theme “Sisters Coast to Coast” was used when members of the Greater Oklahoma City Panhellenic Association had a reception in the home of Seyan and John Hefner. It preceded the Wednesday luncheon where the Panhellenic Women of the Year were presented. Lisa Blackburn is Panhellenic president.
Invitation: The invitations were in the form of airline boarding passes and “Your destination passes to sisterhood.” The nametags were in the shape of a U.S. map with the name of the sorority and the honoree. Suzy Smith designed them both.
The glitz: Shelly Fleet gave each of the 17 honorees a gold medallion.
Arrangements: Alpha Chi Omega Alumni group provided volunteers to help with arrangements for the 65 guests, including the Women of the Year honorees, delegates, alternates and presidents of various member sororities.
GOLDEN CIRCLE LUNCHEON
The occasion: Members of the Delta Delta Delta Golden Circle Club met for lunch at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. They have been members of the sorority for 50 years.
New members: Donna Murray, Sarah Kelley, Kay Dillon, Kaye Love, Tina Mailer, Diane Pedicord, Ann Strickland and Teta Turner are new members of the group. Jo Fudge is chairman.
Theme: “Adding Our New Stars” was the theme and yellow and purple pansies decorated the tables.
Program: Chapter advisers from the University of Oklahoman and Oklahoma State University gave reports on activities at their respective schools, and artwork from the recent “Art With A Heart” fundraiser was available for purchase.
OKLAHOMA ART LEAGUE GUEST DAY
Guest day: The Oklahoma Art League Day and Past Presidents' Day was held at St. Luke's Methodist Church. Speaker was Martha Goetz, artist and director of the S.R. Brennen Galleries in Santa Fe, N.M.
Chairmen: Linda Barnett, Sharlene Branham, Casey London and Carey Sue Vega were chairmen.
At the event: Suzanne Silvester, Sandy Meyers, Arden Barrett, Jan Smith, Barbara Kerrick, Joan Zubik, Nancy Krodel, Gale Derryberry, Judie Steelman, Jean Burke, Connie Weber, Ann Costello, Kay Smith, Joyce Stewart, Anne McKenny, Sue Francis and Patty Harper were among attendees.
Reception: Mary Anna Goetz “Landmarks, Great and Small” Oklahoma City and New York City were on exhibit at the recent opening at Howell Gallery. The paintings will be at the gallery until the end of the month.
About the artist: The artist, an Oklahoma City University graduate, is the daughter of Oklahoma artists Richard and Edith Goetz. She has lived in NYC since college, but returns here to paint.
People: Kon Keesee, Barbara Watson, Judy Jordan, Jane and John Kenney, Debbie and Jay Harper, Carol Kaspereit, Marilyn Case, Melba Rhinehart, Jeremy Cloud, Betty Price, Elizabeth and Joe Waner, Marsha and John Funk, Phyllis and Russal Brawley, Valerie Lorenz, Dr. Landon Lorenz, Lane Straughn, Terry Cooper, Larry Ottaway and Nancy and Joe Bradley attended the exhibit.