Who/where: 100 Members of the Alliance, Inc. had a Black and White Dinner Dance at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. Music was by The Impressions. Angie Harrison created the decorations, which were branches and flowers set in rocks on a mirrored tile.
What: This is a social organization of single men and women, age 40 and older, as well as married couples who were members before their marriages.
Why: The group has monthly formal, informal and themed dinner dances for members and guests. Tim Hawks is Alliance president and Anne Pixler is membership chairman.
Performance: Violinist Kyle Dillingham and Composer Callen Clarke performed for a private audience in the home of John Yoeckel. Jeannette and Dick Sias were co-hosts. The musicians played excerpts from Clarke's original symphony called “Life Symphony.” He also spoke about his reasons for writing a symphony about life.
More music: They were joined by Peter Markes and Angela Allen on violin, Ulises Serrano on viola and Andrea Dillingham on cello. They played the second movement of this partially written symphony, a nocturne entitled “Innocence.”
Speaker: Shane Jewell, executive director of OK Mozart, told the group that the premiere of “Life Symphony” will be in Bartlesville June 16 during OK Mozart and there will be a second performance in Oklahoma City on June 17.
Seen: Kris and Dick Rush, Ann Alspaugh, Jim Vallion, Linda Rosser, Bob Barnard, Cindy Hollingsworth, Carol Sue, Dick and Tristan Manley, Nancy and Mark Stansberry, Gerry and Ken Bonds, Christian Keesee, Jay Shanker, Sara Jane Rose, Marnie and Clayton Taylor, Edith and Michael Laird, Barbara and Benjamin Harjo Jr., Charlie Daniels and David Anderson.
Theme: “Oklahoma's Symphonic Revival.”
PANHELLENIC SPRING TEA
Tea: Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic members were hostesses for the high school senior girls and their parents attending universities this year and who are interested in sorority life. The event was at All Souls Episcopal Church Parish Hall.
Recruitment process: There were sorority representatives from The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University, who gave information about the recruitment process at each school.
Fashion show: Models showed clothing selections for different rounds of formal fall recruitment.
ON MY HONOR
Special Girl Scouts: Christy Everest and Polly Nichols, this year's honorary co-chairmen for the Juliette Low Leadership Society luncheon, were honored at a luncheon given by Annie Bohanon and Karen Luke in the Luke home. Guests were past luncheon and honorary chairmen. Everest and Nichols were the first chairmen when the luncheon was established eight years ago. They were given a special Girl Scout Juliette Low badge.
Theme: Hearts were used in decorating. Pink and red tulips and roses with pink and white hydrangeas and lilies were in a silver vase on the buffet table. There were heart–shaped cookies and a heart decorating the napkins. Pink napkins featured double hearts and honorees' names.
People: Linda Whittington, Ann-Clore Duncan, Kay Goebel, Meg Salyer, Karen Keith, Tricia Everest, Charlotte Richels, Mary Nichols, Jose Freede, Ann Alspaugh, Joan Gilmore, Jane Thompson, Lana Lopez.
Luncheon: The Leadership Society luncheon was the same week at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club with Lisa Lang as speaker.
OFF TO FRANCE
Reception: Barbara and Ralph Thompson and members of the Alliance Francaise were hosts for students who are going to Albert, France, to conduct research projects as part of the 2012 Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows program. It is sponsored by the Alliance Francaise of Oklahoma City, The Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Academie d'Amiens, France, and supported by a grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and members and friends of the Alliance Francaise.
Fellows: Alexis Herskowitz, Casady School, Oklahoma City; Piper Janoe, Norman North High School; Charissa Palank, Stillwater High School; Rachel Rodgers, Classen School of Advanced Studies; and Laura Sanchez, Westmoore High School, were chosen as Fellows.
Trip: They will spend two weeks in France.
Luncheon: The annual George Washington luncheon sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution Oklahoma City Regent's Council was at Gaylord Center at Oklahoma Christian University. Oklahoma Society DAR members from the state had lunch and then a program on constitutional freedom.
Program: Andrew Spiropoulos talked and after the luncheon awards were given for the best tables, which were decorated according to the theme “Constitutional Freedom.”
Dinner/dance: Members of the Sportsman's Country Club had a sweetheart dinner and dance. It is a traditional club event that has been revitalized by the club's new management team.
Guests: 65 members and their guests enjoyed champagne and dancing.