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Helen Ford Wallace- Parties, Etc.-April 8th

100th Anniversary Party, Spring Golf, Junior League Member Luncheon, Book Signing, Birthday
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: April 8, 2012


Centennial party: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club members celebrated the 100th anniversary of the club recently at a party. The club's wonderful accounts of the past 100 years were featured on revolving photo cubes hung from the ceiling; on TV screens throughout the club, tickertape comments running in one room and a video with 450 photos plus photos and lighted ribbons at the entryway. Chuck Ainsworth is club president and was the speaker for the evening.

History: Author Bob Burke and the club are publishing a Centennial Book and the party is the last chapter of the book. The book covers the history since the club's founding in 1912. Huston Huffman was chairman of history- gathering committee.

Ambiance: A tent was set in front of the club and champagne cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served.

After dinner: A huge array of desserts was served in Harry's Bar.

Celebration committee: Sue Ann Hyde, Susan Parker, Martha Williams, Candy Ainsworth, Katherine Buxton, Melissa Brown, Marilyn Balyeat, Gene Barth, Linda Garrett, Susan Hoffman, Brenda McDaniel and Kathy Walker.


Member luncheon: The annual Junior League Member Luncheon was held at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club and honored three of its members. Award winners were Jeary Seikel, Sustainer of the Year Award; Meg Salyer, Mary Baker Rumsey Award; and Ranell Brown (posthumously), President's Spirit of Commitment Award. Whitney Tero is league president.

Tables: Flower bouquets of four colors of roses decorated the tables and stage. At the front of the room, small tables held a photo of the honoree, a bouquet of red roses and a guest book for signing. The league's scrapbooks, which have just been completed, were available for members to see.

At the podium: Tero welcomed guests and presented the Spirit of Commitment Award and luncheon Co-Chairmen Christi Woodworth and Beth Kerr presented the other two awards. Video presentations about the honorees were shown.


Occasion: The spring luncheon for the Ladies Golf Association at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club was held at the club.

Agenda: Activities for the golf season and new officers were announced. Officers are Julie Hall, president; Jill Dobbins, vice president; Melody Brown, secretary-treasurer; Jane Crain, sports chairman; Cindy Arnold, Melissa Coleman, Vicki English, tournament chairmen; and Jill Brown, past president. New 18-hole Golf Association directories were available.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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