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Boots and Ball Gowns Gala, Speaker's Ball, Banquet, Reunion
By Peggy Gandy Published: February 17, 2013

To benefit: Infant Crisis. The evening raised $270,000 to feed and diaper needy babies and toddlers.

Special guest: The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond.

Co-chairmen: Polly Fleet and Jo Lynne Jones.


Event: 2013 VEP Gala Celebration.

Presented by: The Riata Center for Entrpreneurship.

To honor: Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs.

Where: Gaillardia Country Club.

Speaker: Congressman J.C. Watts Jr.

To benefit: Oklahoma State University Veterans Entrepreneurship Program.

Co-chairman: Linda Haneborg and Lt. Gen. Robin Rand USAF.


Event: Speaker's Ball.

Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman.

Entertainment: Acclaimed vocalist Diana Ross sang.

What: A seated dinner, dance and political addresses.


Event: Bi-District Rotary Foundation Banquet.

Where: National Center for Employment Development Conference Center and Hotel, Norman.

What: Rotarians from Rotary Districts 5770 and 5570, which covers the southwestern and northwestern quadrants of the state, gathered for their 16th annual banquet and honored Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan.


Event: Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Reunion.

Where: Nichols Hills home of Amy Bankhead.

What: A celebration of the sororities' common founding place, Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill.

The event: Asian-inspired appetizers were served and flowers were blue hydrangeas and wine-colored carnations. Books were donated for Pi Phi's “Reading First'' philanthropy.