CELEBRATION OF THE CENTURY
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.
JUNIOR LEAGUE LUNCHEON
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.
Tables: Theme for table decorations included the golf bunker reconstruction under way on the golf course at the club. Glass containers full of sand featured a golf ball and construction flags.
Demo: Golf professionals demonstrated the new flight scope aid for instruction.
OU PRESIDENT'S TROPHY
Event: A luncheon honored University of Oklahoma outstanding fraternity, sorority, housing center and commuter students. OU President David L. Boren presented the President's Trophy to Traditions Square West, Kappa Alpha Theta and Lambda Chi Alpha. Outstanding commuter students are Melissa Mock and Dana Mohammad-Zadeh.
Coordinators: The Crimson Club organization, coordinated the competition. Crimson Club chairman is Ganga Moorthy. President's Trophy Chairman was Jordan Naylor.
Retirement party: Jerry Barnett, president of the Midwest City Market of The First State Bank, was honored at a retirement party at the bank. He has been a banker for 47 years.
Buffet: About 100 people celebrated with a cocktail buffet. David Durrett and Chris Turner talked about Barnett's banking career and presented him with gifts. Linda Barnett, his wife, gave a short talk about him.
Slick is 85
Birthday: Pam and Bobby Butler, Patti and Charles Brown, Bud Perkins and Brenda Young were hosts for a birthday party honoring their dad, Slick Perkins, on his 85th birthday.
Special guest: Oklahoma State University cheerleader Michelle Langford, daughter of a co-worker, made a special visit to help with the celebration.
AUTHOR HOLDS BOOK SIGNING AND RECEPTION
In town: Ree Drummond, book and blog author and television personality, and Oklahoma's own Pioneer Woman, was in town recently for a book signing event at Full Circle Bookstore. Her new cookbook, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Food From My Frontier,” has been listed as the No. 1 book in The New York Times bestseller list.
Event: During the signing, musicians Kyle Dillingham and Howard Brady played, and there was modeling from the Route 66 store in 50 Penn Place. Refreshments were from the Garden Cafe at Full Circle and Whole Foods.