Peggy Gandy: Social Scene

Wish Luncheon, Byliners Dinner, Impact Reception, Chairmen Party, Redbud Buffet
By Peggy Gandy pgandy@opubco.com Published: March 24, 2013
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RECOUNTING

Event: Juliette Low Leadership Society Wrap Up.

Where: Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Mary Nichols Family Leadership Center.

Hosted by: Co-chairmen Anne Gray and Myrla Pierson.

What: Gray and Pierson announced the amount raised at the JLLS Luncheon as $284,441 with 446 attending.

Attending: LaDonna Meinders, Joan Maguire, Ann Johnstone, Sarah Sears, Charlotte Richels, Kay Goebel, Linda Garrett, Ann Cameron, Ann-Clore Duncan, Karen Luke, Kathy Matthews, Rachel Shortt, Linda Whittington; Girl Scout staff Shannon Evers, Crystal Slater and Kari Ames.

BELIEVING

Event: My Story…My Song, Guidance, Faith, Courage and Hope.

Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association.

Entertainment: Ambassador's Choir.

Speaker: Ron Grant, diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago and a member of the Azheimer's Association Early Stage Advisory Panel.

MEET AND GREET

Event: Redbud Women's Club Annual Mid-Winter Buffet.

Where: Home of Annette Basey.

Program: Charlotte Rutledge read the memoirs of her great-great-great grandfather about his life on the prairie during the early 1800s.

DANCING FOR A CAUSE

What: OKState Dance Marathon for Children's Hospital Foundation.

Inspiring: More than 700 Oklahoma State University students danced for 12 straight hours to raise $45,583 for Oklahoma's children.

COMMUNITY ACCLAIM

Event: Allied Arts Honorary Chairmen Party.

Where: Vast restaurant.

Honored: The Norick family.

What: Around 250 top individual donors attended to honor the Noricks for their contributions to the local arts community. Campaign co-chairmen John Richels and Judy Hatfield and board chairmen James Pickel spoke to the guests and presented the Noricks with a giclee from Mike Larsen.

KICKOFF

What: Launching of Sunbeam Family Services Capital Campaign.

Where: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

Sponsored by: Bank of Oklahoma.

Need to know: Sunbeam Family Services announced the launching of its “New Home, Forever Family” Capital Campaign for the organization's relocation to 1411 N Classen Blvd. The group has raised $8.4 million of its $12 million goal.

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