Event: 14th Annual Memory Gala.
To benefit: Oklahoma City Alzheimer’s Association.
Venue: Cox Convention Center.
Honoree: Valerie Naifeh received the Maureen Reagan Award.
Chairmen: Julie and Kirk Hall, and Suzie and Stan Hupfeld.
Honorary chairman: Becky Switzer. Other chairmen were: Shiela and Ted Haynes; Hank Bradley; Brad Naifeh and Jim Webb; Jeanne and Charles Morgan; Bob Browne and Bob Johnson; Amy and Roy Bankhead and Stacey Ford Stiglets; Alice Dahlgren; Gale and Lee Bollinger, Lizz Caywood, Bev and Roy Smith; Nova Hammersley, Angela Powell and Julie Sloan; Carol and Don Kaspereit, Darlene and Larry Parman; Sally and Bill Hood; Christy Glenn and Kerry Myers; Chas Gilmore and Sheila Guffey.
LET’S HEAR IT FOR WOMEN
Event: 48th Annual Ladies In The News Style Show and Luncheon — Celebrating the Elegance of Womanhood.
Presented by: Oklahoma Hospitality Club.
To benefit: Urban Mission and D-Dent.
Chairmen: Susan Howard was chairman and her co-chairman was Diane Strube. Polly Nichols was honorary co-chairman.
Honorees: Timi Burch, Estela Hernandez, Sen. Constance N. Johnson, Debra Krittenbrink, Barbara McAlister, Lisa Miller-Baldwin, Commissioner Dana Murphy, Diane Rudebock, Cindy Rosenthal, Carey Sue Vega.
Club president: Lynne Trigg.
Master of Ceremonies: Meg Alexander.
Style Show: Fashions by rmyers.
Entertainment: Vocalists Barbara McAllister and Isaiah Bailey and pianists Charlotte Christopher and Brian Osborne performed.
The luncheon: Tables decorated with bunnies dressed in stylish skirts/trousers, jackets, hats and bow ties stood in the center of the tables. The style show graciously coordinated by Cindi Shelby, featured lovely spring fashions modeled by the honorees. A raffle offering items from various merchants caused raffle ticket purchases to go quickly.
Seen chatting and enjoying the pecan encrusted chicken breast lunch were: Paulette Blanton, Mary Ann Harroz, Carol Troy, Sue Ann Hyde, Anita Ashley, Karen Browne, Barbara Kerrick, Karen Luke, Sharlene Branham, Donna Nigh, Shirley Harris, Cindi Shelby and Peggy Garrett.
THE PRINTED WORD
Event: 12th Annual Literary Voices dinner.
Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Hosted by: The Library Endowment Trust and Metropolitan Library System.
Presenting sponsor: The Chickasaw Nation.
Featured speaker: Khaled Hosseini, author of the best-selling book “The Kite Runner.’’
To benefit: The Library Endowment Trust, which helps support the Metropolitan Library System.
Honored: Rita Dearmon received the Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award.
Co-Chairmen: Elaine Levy and Cindy Shelby.
Event: Jingle Jangle Mingle.
What: A casual evening honoring award winners, and Hall of Fame inductees to be presented at the Western Heritage Awards event the next evening. Hors d’oeuvres were served and guests enjoyed live entertainment, book signings and an autograph session.
Western Heritage Award Winners: Actress Katharine Ross, the late actress Jean Arthur and the late actor Doug McClure were induced into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Event: Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma (ESCCO) Annual Tribute to Clients, Consultants, Donors and Friends.
Where: IAO Gallery on Film Row.
What: More than 100 guests attended the event, which included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, presentation of the Harry Perry Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and the Bill Phillips Award to Family Builders.
Chairman: Phil Norton is chairman and Gale Bollinger chair-elect.
Some of the guests were Kaye Adams, Susan Agel, Randy Alvarado, Rudy Alvarado, Joy Reed Belt, Carrie Brown, Kendall Brown, Mary Coffey, Sam Cole, Kent Phillips, John Marshall, Ann Marshall, Steve Mason, Larry Stein, Jeanne Anne Van Horn, Sherri Vance, Mike Scanlon, Nancy Anthony, Paul and Judy Moore, and Julia Hunt.
FIELD GOALS FOR YOUTH
Event: Seventh Annual Cleats and Cocktails.
Venue: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
To benefit: The Wes Welker Foundation. Proceeds will help the Wes Welker Foundation continue to serve the youth of the city.
Co-chairmen: Laura Hood and Kelly Moody.