Reception: Members of the board of directors and staff of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum were hosts at an event welcoming the newly hired museum President Steven M. Karr. It was at the Sam Noble Special Events Center. Community leaders were invited guests.
Program: Karr was introduced by Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb.
Menu: Hors d'oeuvres were created and served by Dining on Persimmon Hill, the museum’s restaurant.
ROTARY CLUB INAUGURAL
What/who/where: The 106th annual Inaugural event for the Rotary Club 29 of Oklahoma City was held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Judge Jerome A. Holmes was honored as the new president and board members were also among the honorees.
Why: Judge Holmes is a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is on several boards including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and Water4, Inc. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City (Class XX) and Leadership Oklahoma (Class XVIII). Other Rotary Club 29 officers and directors who took office include Tim Strange, vice president; Mike Knopp, secretary, Matt Bown, treasurer; Sherry Rhodes, assistant treasurer; Lisa Hammond, sergeant-at-arms, and Robert Clements, past-president. Directors include Bob Anthony, Jalal Farzaneh, Ellen Fleming, Lance McDaniel, Gary Marrs, Cheryl Borelli, Mautra Jones, John Robberson, Shahla Reynolds and Evan Walter.
Party: Joanna Wilkinson was honoree at a wedding shower in the home of Susan McPherson. Co-hostesses were Sandy Faught, Bev Carter and Barbara Mee. Wilkinson and Leroy Boren will be married in September.
Flowers/food: The table was decorated with orchids, roses, ferns and irises and a figurine of a bride and groom. The food trays featured lemons, limes, mint and hydrangeas as garnishes. There were trays of cucumber sandwiches, cheese and grapes, won tons, and chocolate and lemon cupcakes.
Hostess gift: The hostesses gave the bride-to-be an entertainment set containing a platter, plates and crystal serving dishes to match.
Guests: People at the party included Patti Marshall, Patty Cohenour, Mary Rockett, Marilyn Case, Marian Horning, Jane White, Jeanne Blair, Phyllis Stough, Bette Jo Hill, Kendal Butler, Mandy Qualls, Tanya Henson, Gale Bollinger, Joy Richardson, Jeni Baxter, Diana Beeler, Aimee Merick, LaNita Harris and Debbie Wagner.
OU IN SANTA FE
Occasion: The 6th annual Sooner Barbecue was held in the home of John McKee in Santa Fe, N.M. A group of University of Oklahoma alumni and friends attended the event on July 4th. New Mexico alumni from Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Taos were at the party.
Menu: Smoked “Bevo” was the entree.
People: At the party were Carol and Jeff Hirzel, Harrylou Egolf, Allen Johnson, Blake Johnson, Dugan McIlroy, Willliam Hendricks, Jane and Tom Medders, Tom Nance, Jim Finney, Kathy and Guy Gronquist, Dora and (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Van Horn, Suzie and Frank Battalia, Pat and Gerald Sanford, Beth and Peter Shumway, Brooke Dulaney, Trish Witcher, Ann Browning and Linda Osborne.
Special reception: During the First Friday Walk in Paseo District, artwork from Don Narcomey, Greg Gummersall, Liz Roth and Connie Imboden was shown at JRB Art at the Elms Gallery.
Catering: Food from Blue Bell Grill included rosemary fried chicken legs, butter mashed potatoes with cream gravy, garlic butter biscuits.
Decorations: The buffet table was decorated in red, white and blue with an arrangement of red cannas from the cutting garden behind the gallery.
People: Guests included Mike Smith, Randy Floyd, Barbara and Bud Beeler, Amanda Bleakley, Paul Medina, Brian Fitzsimmons, TiTi Nguyen, Larry Pickering, Alyce and Ron Page, Doug Hoke, Angela and Joe Slack, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Dorothy and Walter Hammert, Brithe Flexner, Romy Owens, Kristina and David Gallagher, Tom Toperzer, Bonnie and Bert Seabourn, Marlene Helsel, Charlene Weidell, Barbara Broadwell, Peter Dolese, Vicki and Don Narcomey and Liz Roth.
Event: Members of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club celebrated July 4th with an outdoor buffet dinner on the club’s upper terrace.
Other activities: One of the special activities for the day was a cardboard regatta. People built man-powered boats to float across the swimming pool.
There was also a snow cone trolley, a potato sack race and other games for the children.