JOINT HOLIDAY EVENT
Party: Members of the Oklahoma County Medical Society and OCMS Alliance had a holiday party at Rococo. New members were special guests. Kathy Bookman is alliance president, and Dr. Tomas P. Owens is OCMS president.
Seen: Dennis and Donna Parker, Fred and Mary Delafield, Don and Geneva Murray, Troy and Jennifer Tortorici, and Mason and Barbara Jett were among the people at the party.
New officers: Alliance officers Suzanne Reynolds, president; Amy Bankhead, president-elect; Paula Scott, secretary; Hilda Kurkjian, treasurer; Keith Oehlert, treasurer-elect, and incoming board members are Kaisa Wallis, Marni Sigmon, Angela Chambers, Elissa Norwood, and Michele Davey. OCMS officers are Dr. Julie Strebel Hager, president-elect; Dr. C. Douglas Folger, vice president; and Dr. Don L. Wilber, secretary-treasurer. Incoming board members are Dr. Joseph C. Broome, Dr. J. Samuel Little, Dr. Don Murray and Dr. Louis Chambers.
TEE IT UP FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Luncheon: Ladies 9-Hole and 18-Hole Golf Association members of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club met for the Christmas luncheon at the Club. A string trio from Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics entertained the golfers. Poinsettias decorated the tables.
Officers: Officers were elected for both groups. For the 18-hole group, they are Jill Dobbins, president; Becky Denny, vice president; Melody Brown, secretary/treasurer; Vicki English, sports chairman; Julie Hall, past president, and Shirley Everest, Sharon Wade and Kandy Norick, tournament chairmen. For the 9-hole group, officers are Linda Bonebrake, president; Kay Bass, vice president; Karen Browne, secretary; Ellen Morgan, treasurer, and Ellen Lisle, past president.
Event: Students in grades 6-12 at First Christian Church in Edmond held their 17th annual Snow Ball, dressing this year as to match the theme of Candyland.
Activities: Truffle-making, gingerbread houses, s'mores and candy-related games.
Seen: “Lord Licorice” Mark Taylor, associate minister of student ministries at the church; Kaci Taylor as the Candyland game board; The Rev. Greg Bunton, associate minister of student ministries, as the boy game piece; Anna Lisa Stanley; Emily Tompkins, 11; Carolina Judd, 12; Robbi Kinnaird as “Jolly”; Bennett, 13, Ella Brinkman, 11; Beth Anne, 18; Jack, 16; and Theo, 12, Kinnaird; Rachel, 17, Kaitlyn, 14, Jimmy, 12, Wood; Jaxon Humphrey, 13.
Helping out: Partygoers brought items for the Hope Center in Edmond.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAU
Party: Beau Stephenson was honored at a 40th birthday party. His wife, Kate Stephenson, was the hostess. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were on the menu.
Venue: The party was at Bin 73 Wine Bar. Beau Stephenson is one of the owners of Bin 73.
Meeting and greeting: Shannon and Kyle Story, Gary Johnson, Brandi Garner, Jennifer and Cody Machala, Kord Hammert, Chuck Simons, Josh Brim, John West and James Cates were among the guests.
COME ALL YE MEMBERS
Event: The members' party for the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club featured a Winter Wonderland theme. In the front entryway was a white forest with snow-covered branches, artificial snow and twinkling lights. A classical quartet played holiday music. The Great Hall of the club was transformed into an Alpine Chalet Village with backdrops from the ceiling to the floor. There was a bistro, complete with its own fireplace, and French windows. The traditional 30-foot live Christmas tree was set in the center of the Great Hall.
Food: An Asian table with a dragon carved in ice was surrounded with fresh seafood. There was also a sushi table and Saki bar. Another room featured an iron gazebo surrounded by lighted Christmas trees and lanterns and candles on one side and multiple chandeliers shaped like snowflakes on the other. There was a Charcuterie display where the Club's chef sliced and cut meats.
Dessert table: Homemade candies, petit fours and fresh beignets were served and there were hanging crystal drops filled with chocolate truffles.
deadCENTER BOARD'S PARTY
Who: Members of the deadCENTER Film Festival board of directors had a holiday party in the home of Karen Delaney. deadCENTER is Oklahoma's largest Film Festival, and the name deadCENTER refers to the festival's geographic location in the center of the country.
New board members: New members of the 22-member board are Susan Dunham, Jay Hannah, Dick Tannenbaum, Carol Johnson, Ryan Johnston, Lenice Keim and Judy Federa. Xavier Neira is the new board chairman.
CHARTER 35 LUNCHEON
Occasion: Charter 35, a group of professional women who have been having a monthly luncheon for 25 years, met at JRB Art at The Elms, and Patty Roloff and Joy Reed Belt were hosts.
Lunch: The menu included couscous salad with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and thyme, grilled salmon and M.J. Van Deventer-Shelton's rum cake.
Guests: Among those at the event were Regina Murphy, Pat Murphy Newman, Yvonne Kauger, Carol Beesley, Karen Klontz, Kelley Barnes, Meg Salyer, Marion Paden, Liz Eickman, Betty Rogers Johnson, Lou Kerr, Cynthia Archiniaco, Joan Gilmore, Linda Haneborg, Cynthia Cope, Jane Carney, Linda Edmondson and Nedra Funk.