2014-15 BOARD CELEBRATION
Party: Current Junior League President Cristi Reiger entertained at a reception honoring Kristin Leonard, new president-elect-elect, who will take office in 2014, and incoming board members. The party was in her beautiful home and also honored Kristen Brown, who will become president in June. New board members are Kim Riley, administrative vice president; Wendy Mounger, bylaws chairman; Jenifer Stehr, communications vice president; Sara Sweet, community vice president; Nicole Blad, finance vice president; Amy Parrish, fundraising vice president; Amy McDougall, membership vice president, and Shannon Gottschalk, nominating chairman.
Menu: Dips, shrimp, sandwiches, cookies and wine.
Guests: Adrienne Nobles, Patty Anthony, Becky Howell, Jill Greene, Pamela Campbell, Jana Reynolds, Lee Ann Nordin, Betsy Mantor, Ann Cameron, Whitney Tero, Linda Garrett, Beccy Fike, Ann Trudgeon, Jamie Maddy, Katherine Hager, E'Shaina Harned, Kelli Hayward, Margaret Brooks, Nazette Zuhdi, Ashley Jackson, Mei Cheng, Heather Davey, Toni Parks-Payne, Leslie Coale-Mossman and Bonnie Schwarz.
Honoree: Vicky Berry, new director of the Oklahoma State University of Art, was honoree at an event at Artspace at Untitled hosted by OSU President Burns Hargis and his wife, Ann Hargis, and Laura Warriner. Berry previously was curator and executive director of Utah State University's Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.
Fast facts: The OSU Museum of Art will be a laboratory for OSU students and will also serve as a cultural outreach in the community. A Founding Patron's group will be established to fund exhibitions, acquisitions and programming.
Presentation: Bill Goldston gave “A Contemporary Conversation” portfolio presentation. He is a master printmaker and president of the print workshop, Universal Limited Art Editions, in Bay Shore, N.Y.
Guests: 100 people attended the party, including Malinda Berry Fischer, Ken Fergeson, Jim Vallion, Ben Harjo, Sonya and Mark Terpening, former state Sen. Charles Ford, Rand Elliott, James Pickel, Becky and Mark Corlee, Lela Sullivan, Susie Bennett and Ramona and Homer Paul.
What/where/why: Business etiquette, professional dress and professionalism were the topics discussed with the 155 members of the University of Oklahoma College of Law's first-year class. The group met for dinner at Devon Energy Center, and McAfee & Taft lawyers were speakers. There was also a networking session for the students. Members of OU's Law Office of Professional and Career Development planned the event. The goal was to prepare OU Law students for the job market.
How: “We created this event as part of our efforts to educate the next generation of lawyers on the critical importance of professionalism,” OU Law Dean Joe Harroz said. “In addition to teaching our students the substantive knowledge required to practice law, we want students to understand the importance of always presenting themselves with the highest degree of integrity and ability in the practice of law. We appreciate McAfee & Taft, who helped make this evening possible.”
Party: Friends who celebrate their birthdays in January met at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for a party.
Hostesses: Hostess duties rotate among the women and this year's hostesses were Liz Coe, Charlotte Cooper, Sugar Dozier, Adelaide Liedtke, Sarah Malloy, Laura Warriner and Stephanie Watts.
Menu: Mini-birthday cakes were served as well as tea sandwiches, cheese and fruit, dips and wine and cranberry cocktails.
Seen: Lil Ross, Jamie Farha, Susan Edwards, Mary Kay Samis, Linda James, Carleen Burger, Betsy Daugherty, Dannie Bea Hightower, Jann Schwabe, Katie Alexander, Martha Williams, Susan Hoffman, Betsy Thorpe, Annie Bohanon and Meridith Cassidy.
Party: A bridal shower honored Beth Cook in the home of Ann Fleming. Co-hostesses were Lynne Alexander, Susie Gray, Michele Hughes and Linda Tate. Cook and Corey McCauley will be married in April.
Vintage theme: An antique wicker basket was filled with a spring bouquet of hydrangeas and roses, antique champagne flutes and antique white linen napkins and it was the centerpiece for the table. It was also a gift for the bride-to-be.
Guests: Janie Cook, Katharine Regens, Mollie Bennett, Tallie Triska, Emily Thompson, Karley Hofer, Heidi Vollbrecht, Helen Vollbrecht, Bayley Overland, Jacey Massey, Chelsea Richarson and Mary Lynn Fryer.
CELEBRATING FOUNDER'S DAY
Luncheon: Members of Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae celebrated Founder's Day with at luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The event honored the sorority's founders and members who have been Thetas for 50 and 75 years.
Honorees: Mary Margaret Ledbetter was honored as a 75-year Theta and Beth Adams, Ann Caylor, Nancy Leonard, Penny Replogle and Susan Seely were 50-year honorees. Kim Joseph was Founder's Day Chairman and read a proclamation from Gov. Mary Fallin, also a Theta, commending the members for their service to the group. Other committee members were Sandy Trudgeon, Donna Blakely, Lee Ann Nordin and Mary Anne Malone.
Theta of the year: Jennifer Shadid was also honored as the 2013 Theta of the Year.
New officers: Susie Kemp, nominating chairman, introduced new officers who are: Janie Axton, president; Johanna Schick, president-elect; Emily Blake, membership chairman; Chris Kumler, recording secretary; Julie Branch, treasurer; Karma Robinson, festival chairman; Amber Vawter, festival treasurer; Beth Portman, philanthropy chairman; Sue Ryan, nominating chairman; Suzanne Bockus, Panhellenic chairman; Penny McCaleb, public relations, and Kathy Funston, archivist/historian.
Reports: Active chapter members from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University attended the luncheon and gave updates about their groups.
At the event: Other Thetas attending were Donna Vogel, Jeannette Sias, Mary Lippert, Sally Trimble, Julie Guerin, Adelaide Liedtke, Julie Branch, Helene Huff, Elizabeth Nordin, Alexa Lienhard, Rosemary Joseph, Katie Long, Audry Gill, Emma Orth, Megan Rooney and Jean Spitz.