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J U N I O R L E A G U E O F O K L A H O M A C I T Y, I N C .

www.jloc.org SEPTEMBER 2016

Women Building a Better Oklahoma City


President’s Letter Dear fellow Junior League of Oklahoma City members,

Sara Williams Sweet

MISSION The Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

VISION The Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc. will empower volunteers to impact our community and enrich lives.

FOCUS Women Building a Better Oklahoma City

I hope each of you has enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer. Throughout my years of service, I have learned that the Junior League’s work and responsibilities truly don’t slow down during the summer. As we kick off our 89th year rooted in community service, many members have already been hard at work for the League. The Speaker in the City Board held an exciting summer social to announce our 2017 speaker—Carrie Fisher. What a thrill it is to bring this talented, witty, courageous woman to Oklahoma City! The 90th Anniversary task force has already started to brainstorm ideas for how we can celebrate and honor NINE decades of “Women Building a Better Oklahoma City”. The newest class of provisional members held a team-building event at the Boys and Girls Club to get better acquainted with themselves and their advisors. The Mistletoe Market Board is securing merchants and making final plans for this year’s fabulous shopping event. The Communications team worked tirelessly to create our beautiful new website. Our hard-working volunteers have faithfully served ten of our community projects during the heat of summer. These women have been busy distributing car seats and pet food, teaching teens nutritional self-sufficiency, and leading movement and activity classes with families at Educare. Our volunteers are also providing emotional support to families whose children are being treated at Children’s Hospital, as well as assisting single parents through our support groups. They are also helping seniors maintain good health and strength so that they can continue to live their lives fully. Our volunteers also assisted with Dream Night at the Zoo, as well as Back 2 School with Citizens Caring for Children. In short, we have many women to thank for keeping the League running smoothly and effectively as we head into the busiest time of our year. These ladies have given us a wonderful head start, and their hard work and dedication is truly appreciated! I, for one, am looking forward to cooler temperatures, colorful foliage and favorite League traditions as our city heads into autumn. Each year, I am in awe of the work and creativity that join forces to bring Mistletoe Market to life. It is truly an event that you don’t want to miss! I hope to see each of you at the Preview Party on Wednesday, November 9th. It is a unique event for Oklahoma City – quality shopping, visiting with friends, meeting fellow members and most importantly, contributing to the funds that build our community projects and give rise to our member trainings. For the upcoming year, our general membership meetings will be held at Will Rogers Theater, which is located at 4322 North Western Avenue. The business meeting begins at 7 pm, with social hour at 6 pm. I hope you will be able to take advantage of the many local restaurants nearby and meet League friends before or after the meetings. Our first meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 13, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend. My goal is to have interesting, engaging speakers on a variety of topics. I sincerely hope that you will gain something valuable each time you attend, whether it is new knowledge, a fun tidbit, or a new friend. In July, I went with my family to visit Springfield, Illinois, the final resting place of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. The visit made a profound impact on me. President Lincoln faced a great deal of adversity and opposition as he argued in favor of passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. One of his quotes really resonated with me-“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” From my perspective, this is very inspirational, but it is also very reassuring. What this says to me is that if we are persistent, prudent, and patient, we can transform our existence and our community. For the last eighty-eight years, persistence, prudence, and patience is how Junior League members have been building a better Oklahoma City, and with that same spirit in mind, we will continue to make a difference.

“Treat life like a Ferris Wheel ride. You must get past the fear to enjoy the view at the top.” —LINDA POINDEXTER With much appreciation for each of you,

Sara Williams Sweet President, Junior League of Oklahoma City 2016-17

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SEPTEMBER 2016 LINK VISION

To inform members and increase awareness of Junior League of Oklahoma City projects and events. EDITOR Ilana Sharpe ASSISTANT EDITOR & BUSINESS MANAGER Fareshteh Hamidi COMMITTEE MEMBERS Elizabeth Armstrong, Jessica Craft,

Sheena Karami, Markie Martin, Mandy McKinney, Sadie Newell, Tanvier Peart, Whitney Tatum

Contents

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PRESIDENT-ELECT Tracey Frederick

COMMUNICATIONS VP Sheena Karami COMMUNITY VP Sabrina Froehlich FINANCE VP Summer DeFehr FUNDRAISING VP Alexis Lux MEMBERSHIP VP Kathy Swift NOMINATING CHAIR Mandy Heaps SUSTAINING ADVISOR Sue Ann Hyde

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CHIEF OF STAFF Leslie Coale-Mossman

COMMUNITY PROJECTS/PROJECT MANAGERS

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FAMILY FITNESS NIGHTS Sally Kernke HEALTHY PETS/HEALTHY HOMES Shannon Stiger KITK/TOP CHEF Kelsey Gray and Daniella Knighten PARENTS NIGHT OUT Hayley Moore HEALTHY PRACTICES FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

Krystal Murer and Britnee Bryles KIDS ON TRACK Bria Hanlon PROM NIGHT Whitney Tatum RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE GUEST CHEFS Becca Sullivan SAFE KIDS CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS Tina Izadi SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Melissa Frost

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Spotlight on Sustainer Carey-Sue Vega Membership Report

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Food and Fun at the Family Junction Healthy Pets, Healthy Homes Health Spotlight

ELEMENTARY HEALTH Emerald Stanley FOOD AND FUN AT FAMILY JUNCTION Rachel Petty

Junior League Brings “The Force” to Speaker

Meet Your PAT Advisors

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD

James Farris, Nicole Dobbins, Debbie Forshee, Clytie Bunyan, Mary Melon, Mel Martin, Lindsay Parks, Jackie Shawnee, Beth Shortt, Brenda Bennett, Brooke Haneborg, Patricia Rogers, David Lewis, Kyle Golding, Debby Hampton, Dr. Terry Cline, Dr. Noel Williams, Annette White-Klososky, Molly Ross, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Alex Cameron, Jim Gebhart

Mistletoe Market Preview

2016-2017 General Membership Meetings

PRESIDENT Sara Sweet

BYLAWS CHAIR Katherine Hager

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in the City

2016-17 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADMINISTRATIVE VP Kelly Brown

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Interested in a Board Position? Letters to the League What’s in Your Queue?

WELLNESS FOR LIFE Rachel Talasaz OPEN STREETS Tori Raines FAMILY FUN NIGHTS Katie Davis and Laura Winkler VARIETY PACK Leslie Buford

League Link is published five times a year by the Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc. HEADQUARTERS

The Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc. 1001 NW Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Phone (405) 843-5668 Fax (405) 843-0994 www.jloc.org

ON THE COVER: The Ferris Wheel at Wheeler Park. Photo by Whitney Bray Photography.

FUNDRAISERS

Mistletoe Market Speaker in the City Annual Campaign

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Mistletoe Market Preview

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he board gathers for one of their final meetings prior to what the tenured members refer to as “Market.” It is apparent this group enjoys having a good time, but they are all business when it comes to the largest fundraiser of the year. “Being on the Mistletoe Market Board has been one of the most rewarding experiences,” said Chair, Liza Cryder. This year, Mistletoe Market returns to the Cox Convention Center with an exciting lineup of events, commencing with the Preview Party on Wednesday, November 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Preview Party will feature tasting stations and two drink tickets as guests enjoy tunes from Born in November featuring C-Plus. A silent auction will aid with reaching the fundraising goal, highlighting prizes

from around the community and from Market vendors alike. Popular vendor Kendra Scott will also be hosting a special trunk show at Preview Party. Tickets for Preview Party can be reserved for $50 per guest, and are available on the JLOC website. Mistletoe Market has once again offered a VIP Preview Party experience, available for $75 per guest. VIP attendees will receive a Swag Bag, three drink tickets and exclusive access to the vendors from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. will feature a Ladies’ Night Out event. This $45 special event ticket will include shopping access to Mistletoe Market, one drink ticket, pizza dinner with dessert, plus an exclusive painting experience with Pinot’s Palette. Always a crowd favorite, Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, November

12, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This $45 special event ticket will provide admission for one adult and one child, and include breakfast, cookie decorating, a photo with Santa, and full admission into the Saturday shopping experience. Additional guests may be added for $10 each. “Do get involved in Mistletoe Market,” Hospitality Sustaining Co-Chair, Joanie Holmboe, urges. “It’s absolutely the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’! Huge bonding and camaraderie experience!” Mistletoe Market is on track to be an outstanding fundraiser for the League this year, and the Market Board has been diligently working to solidify vendors and donors to ensure a successful event. For more information, please visit the “News & Events” tab on our website and click on Mistletoe Market.

2016 MISTLETOE MARKET BOARD Liza Cryder Chair Sarah Malloy Sustaining Advisor Alex Butts Vice Chair / Special Events Chair Jeanie Butts Special Events Sustaining Co-Chair Whitney Pence Special Events Vice Chair Ashley Gardner Decorations Chair Sarah Miller Arrangements Chair Bria Hanlon Arrangements Vice Chair Miranda Hines Hospitality Co-Chair Joanie Holmboe Hospitality Sustaining Co-Chair Angie Huffaker Print + Marketing Chair

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Lauren Schwartz Print + Marketing Vice Chair Sarah Klepacki Merchant Chair Lori Nordstrom Merchant Vice Chair Emme Ledue Treasurer Lauren Lembo Kelliher Vice Treasurer Jen Randle Personnel Chair Alexis Lux Fundraising VP Meredith Wilson Financial Development Chair  The lovely ladies of the Mistletoe Market Board.


HOW YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLNESS IN OKLAHOMA CITY How YOU Have Helped Improve Health & Wellness in Oklahoma City

1 PREVIEW PARTY TICKET provides A car seat for the Car Seat Safety project with Safe Kids

1 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA TICKET

grants A gardening pail for a senior parcipang in horculture therapy

1 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS supplies A healthy snack pack for a child aending OKC Ballet Arts Reach

A $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE PULL FROM MISTLETOE MONEY

provides 1 VIP PREVIEW PARTY TICKET supports Healthy ingredients for 15 Boys and Girls Club members to prepare a healthy snack with Kids in the Kitchen

6 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

supplies 6 Pet Emergency Kits

$300 SPENT IN THE SILENT AUCTION provides A healthy meal for 15 families staying at the Ronald McDonald House

4 PREVIEW PARTY TICKETS

4 VIP PREVIEW PARTY TICKETS supports Tour and lunch at Crest Foods for the teens living in the Family Juncon Shelter at Youth Services to learn about healthy shopping

10 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS provides 10 acvity baskets with fitness equipment for the kids & families at Educare to stay fit at home

$500 SPENT IN THE SILENT AUCTION

grants Health-focused graduaon gis for the seniors compleng the Eat Beer Move More program.

Dinner for veterans parcipang in Bingo Night at the VA

supply 4 pairs of running shoes for children in the Kids on Track program at the Boys & Girls Club

2 LADIES NIGHT OUT TICKETS

supports Respite acvies for the parents with children receiving care & treatment at the OU Children’s Hospital

EACH 10X10 MERCHANT BOOTH provides 22 pairs of new running shoes for members of the Boys & Girls Club in the Kids on Track program 4 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA TICKETS grants workout DVD’s for families parcipang in the Family Fitness Night at Educare.

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Advice From Your Mistletoe Market Board Advice for a person interested in being involved in Market next year? Go for it! Get signed up for a MM committee! Self-submit for a position on the MM Board! —Jeanie Butts, Sustaining Co-Chair Special Events I would highly recommend being involved in Market! It is so much fun! Get ready to work hard, laugh a lot and make a ton of memories. ­— Lauren Schwartz First off, SPEAK UP if you want to be involved!! As a member of the Nominating Committee this year, we are really hoping to encourage members to not be shy about what they want to be involved in. If you don’t express interest in something, then we won’t know you are!! Second, I would say talk to some of us on Market Board this year to see what the positions are really like. In the manual there are wonderful descriptions, so if you see something that catches your eye that you want to do, go and speak to the current chair or vice-chair in that position to learn more! We are all more than happy to answer any questions. —Bria Hanlon Take any opportunity you can to get involved with any aspect of Mistletoe Market. Whether that is helping set up one of the Special Events, working the ticket booth during your shift or serving on a Committee, members who go that extra mile to help make Market a success are always noticed! —Alex Butts My Sage Advice is YES, YES, YES! Do get involved in MM, It’s absolutely the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Huge Bonding and Camaraderie as well. —Joanie Holmboe Ask questions during your market shift this year then self-submit for what interests you!  —Miranda Hines If you love JLOC and want to be involved in the largest fundraising opportunity, then Mistletoe Market is your place! Be advised, it is a year-round placement (a two year commitment in most cases) and expectations are to be fully involved during Mistletoe Market week. It’s the most rewarding & fun you’ll have! —Lori Nordstrom Do It! Ask any of the ladies on these pages about their position with Market. There are options for every skill set from event planning to finance. —Alexis Lux Self submit! Being a part of the Mistletoe Market Board has been one of the most rewarding experiences and I’m so glad I took that initial leap and self submitted. —Liza Cryder

Favorite Market purchase ever? Hmmm…..toss up between my many, many

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puffer vests I’ve purchased over the years or the two different Christmas ornaments I’ve purchased for my husband. —Liza Cryder I love the clothes! But also, the food! My son would say his Wiggle Racer. —Lori Nordstrom My blanket scarf from Jaxx & Hill last year, I wore it all winter! —Miranda Hines Two HUGE Pewter Serving Bowls about 20 years ago. They were pricey but I’ve never been sorry I purchased them. —Joanie Holmboe My favorite Mistletoe Market purchase ever was an ornament from Karen’s Dough Delights a few years ago. We bought an ornament for our old family dog, Louis, right before he passed away unexpectedly so having that ornament now means a lot to our family! —Alex Butts Last year, I found the cutest plump penguin with a santa hat on that I just love! I am OBSESSED with penguins, ask any of my friends, it is a well-known fact. So obviously, that was my favorite Market purchase! —Bria Hanlon Rita Ortloff Oklahoma painting. —Lauren Schwartz I bought a beautiful chest years ago...it’s still one of my favorite pieces of furniture! —Jeanie Butts, Sustaining Co-Chair Special Events

Who is your “go-to” vendor at Market? I love them all!! —Jeanie Butts, Sustaining CoChair Special Events Rita Ortloff + Pencil Shavings Studio hands down! —Lauren Schwartz You really can’t beat Metro Shoe Warehouse. They set up such a huge booth at Market and you can always find goodies there. —Bria Hanlon I could always be seen lingering around the Kendra Scott booth trying to exercise some self control and not purchase the entire booth. I am so sad they won’t be back this year but very excited for their Trunk Show during Preview Party! — Alex Butts Metro Shoe! —Miranda Hines Under Wraps to stock up on boxes, tulle & wrapping paper for the whole year. —Alexis Lux Under Wraps for sure! —Liza Cryder Mother Shuckers Tamales & DGZ Chocolates. —Lori Nordstrom

Mistletoe Market sign ups…what time did you set your alarm in years past to get a prime sign up slot? 5:30 a.m…in a weird way I miss that, but not too much! —Liza Cryder 5:30 a.m. (Oh how I don’t miss that!) —Lori Nordstrom 6 a.m., of course. —Miranda Hines

I have either served on the Special Events Committee or the Market Board during my entire time in the League, so I actually have never had to wake up early to do sign-ups. —Alex Butts I always set my alarm 10 minutes before the sign up slots go live. I feel like that gives me enough time to fully grasp what I am doing and why I am up so early! —Bria Hanlon Oh gosh! 5:50 a.m. on the dot. Just enough time to turn the coffee pot on, turn on the computer and text all my friends to make sure we all signed up for the same shift. —Lauren Schwartz I’m old...no sign up for me! When I was an active, signup was at a general meeting! —Jeanie Butts, Sustaining Co-Chair Special Events

Tip or Trick to navigating Mistletoe Market like a pro? Go have fun!! —Jeanie Butts, Sustaining CoChair Special Events Scope out the vendors beforehand and make sure you visit each booth that you are interested in. There are so many great booths that it is easy to miss some of your favorites. —Lauren Schwartz I like to see ALL of Market, so what my Mom and I usually do is start on the farthest aisle in the building and go aisle by aisle so we don’t miss anything. I think it is the best way to approach Market! —Bria Hanlon Wear comfortable shoes and get there early! —Alex Butts Bring friends and grab a glass of wine for a fun girls’ night of shopping! —Miranda Hines Make your list of all of your upcoming events from holidays, showers, birthdays and be sure to include a few extra hostess gifts to have on hand. And don’t forget to add yourself to the list. Whether it’s a fun pair of leggings or a tin of toffee, be sure you get something fun as well. — Alexis Lux Grab a friend, grab a drink, take your time and enjoy! —Liza Cryder Ask questions of experienced Leaguers and of the Merchants themselves. Most of them know each other better than we know them, so their advice can be solid. —Lori Nordstrom


Junior League Brings “The Force” to Speaker in the City Speaker in the City featuring Carrie Fisher – January 18, 2017

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merican actress and writer, Carrie Fisher, will be the featured speaker at the annual Speaker in the City event taking place January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at The Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Carrie Fisher made her film debut in Shampoo. Since the Stars Wars trilogy, she has starred in such hits as When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Blues Brothers, to name a few. Her television credits include Laverne & Shirley, Sex and the City, and 30 Rock, for which she received an Emmy nomination.  Fisher has publicly discussed her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and her addictions to cocaine and prescription medication, most notably on ABC’s 20/20 and The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry for the BBC. She spoke on this topic at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting in May 2004 in New York City to thousands of psychiatrists. “Ms. Fisher is a strong woman with a powerful message, and the Junior League of Oklahoma City is proud to welcome her to educate our community on the importance of maintaining good mental health, an issue that affects many Oklahomans.” said Sara Sweet, Junior League’s President. Fisher’s bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, netted her the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Fisher penned the Postcards screenplay

for the Oscar nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Three novels and two memoirs have followed: Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic. Fisher performed her one-woman stage version of Wishful Drinking on Broadway, which went on to be filmed for HBO and nominated for an Emmy Award. MENTAL HEALTH OVERVIEW One in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans—experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Despite the high frequency of cases, negative attitudes about mental illness continue to discourage people from seeking help (ask yourself: would you rather publicly admit you’re diabetic or manic depressive?). Fisher’s public admission of her bipolar disease has paved the way for people to learn about the little understood disease. She’s given honest testimonies of the trials and triumphs of battling addiction and bipolar disorder, displaying a noholds-barred attitude when it comes to discussing the realities of mental health conditions and we are excited to welcome Carrie Fisher as our 2017 Speaker in the City! FACTS & TRIVIA—THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: • Published best-selling author of five books and has written more (including

one which comes out this year!) • She has said, “Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.” • She allegedly disliked the “bagel bun” hairstyle she wore in the original Star Wars Episode IV- A New Hope (1977), but she didn’t say anything about it because she was afraid that director George Lucas would become angry and fire her • She is a PEZ dispenser and in the Abnormal Psychology textbook • Turned down the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which went to Brooke Shields • She has made a cameo in this well know romantic comedy television series as herself—running into Carrie Bradshaw and her “house sitter” • Her French bulldog, Gary, is famous and has its own Twitter: @ Gary_TheDog • Accomplished a 35-pound weight loss in her preparation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) • Turned down the role of Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984), which went to Linda Hamilton

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2016-17 Provisionals on Their Way Towards Active Status

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his spring, JLOC welcomed 129 Provisional members to our organization. The year started off with our annual Welcome Celebration at Headquarters, inviting Provisionals and their Sponsors to meet their PAT Advisors and mingle with other members. On April 28, Orientation was held at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. Coinciding

WELCOME 2016-17

PROVISIONAL CLASS Autumn Davenport Nikki West Jena Malone Marissa Valdez Katie Morgan Katie Wilson Lindsey Roles Marianne Quinn Lydia Anderson Jayme Fitzgerald Jennifer Foster Jacqueline Penick Liz Wurtz

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with the theme, “We are Fortunate to Have You,” Pei Wei was served and Provisionals sat with their advising groups surrounded by colorful paper lanterns. During Orientation, Provisionals heard from JLOC President, Sara Sweet, and Larry Heyman of OKC Harvest. On June 25, the Provisional class went to the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County, where team building activities

Emily Amhaus Victoria Engblom Colleen Stagg Amy VanHemel Mallory McDaniels Bri Stone Bailey Gatewood Christina Boghetich Sheldra Brigham Laura Cunningham Renee Flood Lauren Rutledge Kelsey Johnson Rachel Tonseth Melissa Cox Danielle Deen Rachel Colvin

were facilitated by Shiloh Adventure Camps. The Provisional class also had their summer social event at Plenty Mercantile on July 28, with “provisions” provided by Provision Kitchen, for an evening of socializing and shopping. JLOC is thrilled to welcome these new members and looks forward to building on the already wonderful start of the 2016-17 Provisional class.

Kristen Marney Lanie Roper Kara Bundren Jenn Knight Jillian Neville Lexi Epperson Callie Heerwagen Stacie Nguyen Baleigh Davenport Emily Chancellor Helen Harris Morgan Andersen Elise Lopez Ashley Gillum Laura Rudicel Lisa Wheeler Brooke Powell

Heather Tikhonoff Jillian Lee Stephanee Howell Brooke Bogert Lindsey Lambeth Nicole DeGroot Crosby Michelle Keffer Markie Martin Krystal Palmisano Lacie McCumber Kelsey Ruby Sammie Valentino Phi Boyle Zoe Butts Meridith Harris Abby Randle Trina Adger


JOIN JUNIOR LEAGUE ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Please use the official hashtags of #JLOC! #WeAreJLOC, #JLOCFavoriteThings, #JLOCHealthySelfie, #SpeakerInTheCity, #MistletoeMarket, and #LegacyAndLegends

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2016-17 MEETING DATES

September 13, 2016 October 11, 2016 January 10, 2017 February 21, 2017 *March 14, 2017 April 11, 2017 May 9, 2017 if another *We will only meet in March ather. we to due ed meeting is cancell

Facebook.com/JLOC.IMPACT Facebook.com/MistletoeMarketOKC Facebook.com/SpeakerInTheCity

Mandy McKinney Mecca Rayne Laura Eiszner Hayley Kemp Erin Smith Natalie Hodgen Elizabeth Matson Shannon Dunn Jill Wallace Abby Gibson Keisha West Jennifer Burgess Jessica Szeto Erica Faulconer Crystal Juel Carolyn Gadboys Katherine Nash­Satterfield

Ashley Zamudio Billi Six LeeAnna McNally Brittany Whitesel Brandi Davison Sarah Stubbs Janelle Archer Amber Odetallah Caroline Baumunk Stacey Stevens Corinne Allain Kasey Brown Blakely Berry Libby Howard Meredith Tatum Taylor Mauldin Wagner Jenna Markel

Julie Shannon Amanda Dietz Jess Mills Whitney Guild Madeline Burger Melissa Burger Jennifer Doughtie Magon Mayhall Natasha Alikhani­Hinz Jen Ingle Emmi Kobs Andrea Bickerstaff Amy Ewald Audra Kedy Michelle Frazier Robyn Matthews Emma Payne

Brooke Johnson Beth Armstrong Ally Summers Jane Derrick Roxanne Mayer Sarah Zynda Anny Christensen Lindsey Zabel Ilse Carrizales Hydi Gibson Ryanne Brown Kara Simpson Brittany Attaway Monique Short

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Summer Social and Speaker in the City Reveal Party

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fter a busy year filled with community projects and fundraising events, Junior League annually takes a break from general membership meetings during the summer months. However, summer is still in full swing with various councils and committees meeting to strategize for the upcoming year. While gearing up for the new year, JLOC also knows how to have a little fun. On Wednesday, June 27, at West on Western Avenue, JLOC hosted a summer social and reveal party for the next speaker at our Speaker in the City event. The venue was swanky, the food was tasty, and the event was a victory. The Speaker in the City committee offered up clues throughout the event for members to guess the speaker while mingling over their beverage of choice. Thank you to the JLOC Speaker in the City committee for putting together this superb social!

 Members attending the Summer Social & Reveal Party  Provisional Taylor Cain guessed Carrie Fisher would be our speaker after a few clues!

Members of the Speaker in the City Board attending the Summer Social & Reveal Party

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2016-17 Provisional Course Meetings Date and Time: Location: Course Topic:

September 7 OR September 21, Dinner at 6 p.m, Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Junior League Headquarters JLOC History, Mistletoe Market

PROVISIONAL COURSE 2

Date & Time: Location: Course Topic:

Wednesday, January 7 OR January 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Junior League Headquarters Community Placements & Appointments

PROVISIONAL COURSE 3

Date & Time: Location: Course Topic:

Wednesday, March 4 OR March 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Junior League Headquarters JLOC Fundraisers (Mistletoe Market, NEW! Fundraiser, Book)

PROVISIONAL COURSE 4

Date & Time: Location: Course Topic:

Wednesday, April 1 OR April 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Junior League Headquarters Planning your JLOC Experience & May General Meeting planning

PROVISIONAL COURSE 1

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A Royal Getaway Spotlight on Sustainer Carey-Sue Vega

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ustainer Carey-Sue Vega, member of the League since 2001, recently had a most exciting royal adventure. To celebrate her 50th birthday, Carey-Sue’s aunt surprised her with a girl’s trip to England. Although Carey-Sue doesn’t turn 50 until March 2017, her aunt decided an early celebration was in order. After all, a gal only turns 50 once! As part of the grand adventure, she attended the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Gala Dinner at

 Carey-Sue Vega and sister in Norfolk, England in their formal attire. Houghton Hall located in Norfolk, England. This particular event, which included a five course dinner prepared by Michelin star chefs, was a fundraiser to raise money to build a new hospice facility for the community. Two months prior to the event Carey-Sue was informed that none other than Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron of EACH would be in attendance at this event. All of the attendees were informed one week before the dinner that the evening had been confirmed as a Royal Palace event and that

Carey-Sue Vega chatting with the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, would be in attendance! Carey-Sue, her sister, and aunt flew off to the rolling hills of the English countryside to dine with royalty. EACH ambassador, Anthony Horowitz, author of the most recent James Bond novel, addressed the 80 attendees at a reception prior to the Royal dinner. After the reception, Carey-Sue attended a world class dinner with guests from all over the world, meeting the five Michelin star chefs who had composed a special menu for that evening, and most exciting of all spending much of her evening dining at the same table with the Duke and Duchess. Sitting two seats away from Prince William, she enjoyed chatting with him about George and Charlotte (his two children), books they have read, Oklahoma, travel, sailing, and much more. After an enchanting evening with the future King and Queen, Carey-Sue retired to her beautiful room in Houghton Hall. As houseguests of Rose and David Cholmondeley, they enjoyed breakfast the next morning in the family’s private dining room, where they learned first hand about Lord Cholmondeley’s royal role as The Lord Great Chamberlain where he plays a major part in royal coronations. He is the person who has the right to dress the monarch on coronation day and to serve the monarch water before and after the coronation banquet. One of the things that Carey-Sue was most impressed with about the event itself was the committee of hard working ladies behind the scenes. She was fortunate enough to spend some time with the committee prior to the dinner and noted how similar it was to being with any of her fellow Junior League members, hosting important public service events and


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LEAVE OF ABSENCE

TRANSFER OUT

Adria Sprigler Lauren Hamm Helen Carter Lindsay Riddel Rebekah Wheeler Prolly Kranz Jenny McElroy

Emily Amhaus Meghan Carter Jenna Markel Kate Ward Camille Bernal Genee Hebert

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Lauren Blick Catherine Potente (pending) Brittany Ross (pending) Cassie Gage Holly Smith Mallory Mills (pending) Megan Sellman Dalia Hinojosa (pending)

2015-16 MEMBER NUMBERS

ACTIVE 455 SUSTAINING 853 PROVISIONAL 125 TOTAL 1433

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1. Carey-Sue Vega’s personal invitation to the EACH gala dinner. 2. Attendees of the EACH gala dinner in front of Houghton Hall. 3. Carey-Sue Vega speaking with the Duke of Cambridge prior to the EACH gala dinner.

engaging in and enriching the community. While most people would have been daunted at the prospect of dining with royalty, it is Carey-Sue’s unique background as a former cruise ship director and owner and operator of an etiquette school here in Oklahoma City that enabled her to engage in witty banter with the future King of England while remembering the protocol of a formal event such as this. Carey-Sue works full time as etiquette teacher instructing businessmen and women in business and professional etiquette, the importance of first impressions and customer service as well as networking and the strategy of the business meal sessions in addition to etiquette lessons (cotillion) for children and young adults. Carey-Sue resides in Oklahoma City with her husband, Ricardo, and ten year old son, Billy.

Junior League Merchandise With an updated branding look and feel for 2016-17, be on the lookout for fabulous new JLOC volunteer shirts and jackets! Merchandise will go on sale at the September General Membership Meeting and will be available for purchase as long as supplies last. You don’t want to miss out on these new items, so be sure to join us at the GMM to get your shirt or jacket!

LITTLE LEAGUERS

Cruz Van Wayne Campbell

Finley Madison Khorsand-nia

Born 2/22/16 Parents are Sarah and Garrett Campbell

Born 4/20/16 Parents are Lillie and Reza Khorsand-nia

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GIRLS ON THE BLOCK Brittany Attaway PROVISIONAL What is OKC’s best kept secret fall activity? Definitely the Wheeler Riverfront Plaza. I am so excited to visit it this fall! It’s not a “best kept secret”, but the Wheeler Ferris Wheel by the Oklahoma River is something new our community will be able to experience in the coming months. I can’t wait to take a ride and enjoy the beautiful view of our city!

What is your favorite football season tradition? I’ve grown up watching football and attending every home game I can for the University of Oklahoma. My parents have been season ticket holders since the early ‘90s, so I’ve been a fan through the good times…

Lauren Palmer ACTIVE What is OKC’s best kept secret fall activity? This fall I am really looking forward to celebrating OKC's newest attractions at the Riversport Adventures complex. The new White Water Rafting facility sounds exciting and I can't wait to view our beautiful downtown from the new Ferris Wheel.

What is your favorite football season tradition? Nothing beats the atmosphere or gets me more excited to watch Sooner football than tailgating before the game!

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What do you most look forward to in the fall? Fall is the perfect time to relax and enjoy a drink on the patio. I love going out to places like Fassler Hall and staying in the comfort of my own backyard.

and even through those tough losing streaks. There’s nothing better than getting to Memorial Stadium a couple of hours before kickoff, strolling around Campus Corner, visiting my friend’s tailgate and then taking our seats to watch The Pride march onto the field and begin playing “Oklahoma!” It gives me chills every time!

What do you most look forward to in the fall? Football, the cooler weather, the changing leaves… the fall season is one to which I definitely look forward. Not to mention, there’s nothing better than a bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cool fall day!


Kathy Swift ACTIVE What is OKC’s best kept secret fall activity? Lots of cool haunted stuff! Haunt the Zoo, Haunted CANAL Ride, Haunt the Harn…I think this year there will even be a Harry Potter event on Western in October. I can’t get enough of that stuff! I don’t know that it is much of a secret, but Mistletoe Market is also a must!

What do you most look forward to in the fall? Fall is my favorite! I love the beautiful trees, the crisp weather, and pumpkin everything. I also love scary movies which seem to somehow be scarier around Halloween!

What is our favorite football season tradition? I love the gathering. Whether it is in someone’s home to watch the game or the tailgating before, it is always fun when a big group of people all get excited together.

Christy Zelly SUSTAINER What is OKC’s best kept secret fall activity? One of OKC’s best kept secrets (which probably won’t remain that way for very long!) is the Oklahoma Regatta Festival in early October. The whole boathouse district is amazing and there is so much do. The festival has rowing, kayaking, dragon boats, night racing, food trucks, a beer garden, fireworks­—something for everyone!

What is your favorite football season tradition?

catch every game! My husband went to OU and I went to OSU so we cheer for both teams (or at least I do!) We go to some of the games and tailgate or watch them on TV with friends—I just wish we had more night games!

What do you most look forward to in the fall? Fall is my favorite time or year! I love the change in weather, the festivals around town, football and of course, the beginning  of the OKC Thunder season!

My husband Mark and I don’t have any set football traditions except that one way or another we try to

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Meet Your PAT Advisors Questions we asked the girls:

1. How many years have you been a member of the JLOC? 2. Which color group are you leading? 3. Describe JLOC in one word.

WENDI SHIPP 1. This is my 9th active year. 2. Turquoise 3. Community

KATIE STUEWE 1. This is my 6th active year. 2. Purple 3. Friendship

COURTNEY THOMAS 1. This is my 2nd active year. 2. Light Blue 3. Community

JENNA HUDSON 1. This is my 6th active year. 2. Red 3. Rewarding

JESSICA HUNT 1. This is my 5th active year. 2. Orange 3. Community

MOIRA MCCARTHY 1. This is my 4th year in the League. 2. Lime Green 3. Magnanimous

EMMA FLINTON 1. This is my 4th year in the JLOC. 2. Royal Blue 3. Leadership

PAIGE ROSS 1. This is my 3rd active year. 2. Light Pink 3. Community

AUDRA BROMAGEM 1. This is my 5th year in the League. 2. Hot Pink 3. Friendship

BOARD MEMBER TRACEY FREDERICK HONORED As recipient of Marvin Sands Heritage Award On July 19, Constellation Brands honored JLOC President-Elect, Tracey Frederick, as one of their five inaugural Marvin Sands Heritage Award winners. Tracey was chosen from 70 highly qualified applicants nominated globally for this award. The Marvin Sands Heritage Award represents each facet of Constellation Brands’ recognition program, acknowledging employees who personify the founding principles of the company, including living core values, extensive business knowledge and savvy, inspiring leadership and responsibility

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for giving back. Winners were recognized for their contributions, not only to the Constellation brand and as leaders inspiring others, but also for their contributions externally and to their broader community. Tracey intends to donate the majority of her award prize to JLOC. Thank you Tracey for your hard work and commitment to Oklahoma City and the JLOC. You are an amazing League member and we appreciate your steadfast leadership and incredible generosity.


An exceptional education opens many doors, so we’re opening ours.

UPPER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Shadow Days Campus Tours

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PRESCHOOL – GRADE 12

GRADES 9 THROUGH 12

To arrange a campus tour or a Shadow Day, please call us at 405.749.3002.

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For a virtual introduction to Heritage Hall, see our video on the home page at heritagehall.com.

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Food and Fun at the Family Junction

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BY RACHEL PETTY

he teens who live at the Family Junction shelter have spent most of their lives in the foster care system, and being close to turning 18 years old are preparing to age out of the system. When that happens, they will be on their own, many with very little or no adult support. The League volunteers create very appropriate activities and experiences that will help prepare these teens to transition out to life on their own. We have primarily focused on teaching the kids cooking skills, healthy eating, and the importance of exercise. Participating with the teens is another important aspect. Having fellowship over a

Participant bowling on a field trip with Project members. meal, working out alongside them, and being their waiters after etiquette class are ALL very important facets, because it encourages the teens to participate, teaches them how to interact with healthy adults, and proves to them that there are people out there who care. This year the placement expanded to include a summer, fall and spring session. During each seasonal session, JLOC sustainer Carey-Sue Vega conducted an etiquette course in which they learned proper dining etiquette, how to tie a tie, the importance of first impressions, and how to behave in an interview. Volunteers did yoga with the teens, taught them how to make healthy snacks and shop for groceries,

Members of the Food and Fun at Family Junction pose outside the OKC Boathouse District after taking the teens kayaking and paddle boarding.

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emphasizing the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, and played games like trivia and Pictionary that focused on healthy living. We took them on a tour of Francis Tuttle’s culinary school and talked about career options and alternatives to the traditional college path. The teens also got to cook alongside the culinary program students and then enjoyed the fruits of their labor. The teens learned how to make healthy desserts, breakfast (because everybody needs to know how to crack an egg), and spaghetti. Throughout the year, volunteers taught the teens about alternative diets, encouraged them to participate in physical activities, and played games with them. During a field trip in May, volunteers took the teens to Red Coyote, where their gaits were analyzed and they were matched with the “perfect” pair of running shoes! Several of these teens desperately needed shoes and some have probably never had nice shoes. This summer we have “cooked” using fresh ingredients, teaching the teens how to peel, chop, and prepare quick and healthy meals in less time that it takes to reach for one out of a box. Volunteers have also focused on physical activity field trips to get the teens out of the shelter during the day and expose them to various physical activities, all while having fun! One highlight was taking a trip to the OKC Boathouse District to kayak and paddleboard. Most of the kids hadn’t been exposed to this beautiful area of OKC nor these fun and challenging water sports. Other activities this summer have included bowling, laser tag, a ropes course, yoga, and many more. It’s fair to say that from the second day of the year to the very last, we have completed a full and brilliant circle! Thank you to all of the hard working and enthusiastic volunteers!


Healthy Pets, Healthy Homes By Ashley McCubbin

Pets can be more than just our companions. For many people, they are best friends. Sadly, low-income seniors and the homeless are faced with the choice of having to feed themselves or their pets every day. Kim Pempin, President of The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City, started the nonprofit in 2010 after learning about Mobile Meals participants who were going hungry because they were giving their meals to their pets. The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit charity currently serving 6,600 pounds of dry food and over 2,500 pounds of wet food each month to dogs and cats belonging to low-income senior citizens, the homeless, and veterans in Oklahoma. They also assist in providing routine vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and flea and tick treatment for pets. By reducing the number of abandoned pets due to lack of food and medical treatment, it also lessens the burden on local animal shelters and rescue groups. On the second Saturday of each month, the Healthy Pets, Healthy Homes placement meets at the Pet Food Pantry to help prepare dog and cat food bags for delivery. On the third Saturday of each month, Junior League volunteers meet to load the prepared pet food bags for delivery to the Pet Food Pantry’s participants. The Pet Food Pantry also sets up booths at events such as local dog shows and the Upper 23rd Street Farmer’s Market. At these events, the Junior League is able to spread the word about the Pet Food Pantry’s mission to people who might not have heard of them before. If you would like to learn more about The Pet Food Pantry, please visit their website www.petfoodpantryokc.org.

Services include but are not limited to:

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Health Spotlight The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center

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s a Community Partner, The Children’s Hospital holds a special place in the hearts of JLOC members and sustainers. Placements at The Children’s Hospital include Prom Night and Parent’s Night Out, both of which create a special opportunity for members to experience how “healthy living” means more than maintaining a balanced diet and exercise routine. For the kids at Children’s Hospital, health is often a life or death situation.

Michael, a teenage patient in the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center and guest at Prom, battled for his health for over two and a half years as he was treated for cancer. In May of 2015, he was awarded a clean bill of health and was able to ring the Survivor Bell, signaling the end of cancer treatments. Michael is now a member of the Teen Board at The Children’s Hospital, and enjoyed the festivities at Prom last year.

“My favorite thing was everybody coming together to dance,” Michael said. “Acting like there was nothing to lose!” For kids like Michael, Prom is a time to come together to celebrate their health, or even the challenges they may face with their health. They are truly thankful for the involvement with Junior League. “Prom is really fun, and having you guys involved is important to us,” Michael urges.

Variety Pack Heads Back 2 School By Leslie Buford Variety Pack Project members spent July 25—July 30 assisting Citizens’ Caring for Children with its annual Back 2 School clothing and supply drive. Back 2 School benefits children currently in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services foster care system by providing much needed articles of clothing and school supplies. Oftentimes, these children are without the basic clothing and supplies needed to provide a successful school experience. Variety Pack members helped the children at the Back 2 School drive pick out one outfit, a pair of shoes, and a pair of socks along with underwear, a backpack, and basic school supplies such as paper, notebooks, pencils and crayons. Volunteers were able to encourage the children by providing positive feedback on the outfits and supplies chosen as well as provide a positive adult role model during the shopping experience. Overall, Variety Pack members participating in the Back 2 School event gained a newfound knowledge and appreciation for Oklahoma children currently in foster care, as well as community groups such as Citizens Caring for Children for assisting these vulnerable members of our population. It was a worthwhile experience for all!

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AWARD NOMINATIONS

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A sincere THANK YOU to those who completed the Legacy & Legends event survey in June 2016. Your responses made it clear this annual awards celebration has been, and will continue to be, an important JLOC tradition! Each and every comment is being read and considered to help our committee plan an amazing event, so stay tuned for further Legacy & Legends 2017 event details. Nominations for the Mary Baker Rumsey Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sustainer of the Year Award are due by Friday, December 2, 2016, and may be submitted electronically or by mail.

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Sustainer of the Year Award 2016-2017 Nomination Form The Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc. is pleased to honor a Sustaining Member for her achievements in volunteer service to the community. The award recipient will be notified

NOMINEE NAME

in January 2017 by the selection committee. She will then be honored at Legacy and Legends in Spring 2017.

This page may be duplicated to allow for additional information that may be helpful to the Selection Committee.

NOMINEE PHONE NUMBER

INSTRUCTIONS

NOMINEE ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIP

NOMINEE PROFESSION/PLACE OF WORK

NOMINATOR(S) NAME

RELATIONSHIP TO NOMINEE

NOMINATOR(S) EMAIL ADDRESS

NOMINATOR(S) PHONE NUMBER

NOMINATOR(S) ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIP

SIGNATURE OF NOMINATOR(S)

*The Nominator(s) of an award recipient is not required to be the presenter at the event.* Explain why you think this nominee deserves the Mary Baker Rumsey Lifetime Achievement Award:

1. Complete this nomination form in its entirety to the best of your ability. This may be done by hand or on-line at www.jloc.org 2. Please type or print legibly. 3. Any member of the Junior League is eligible to submit a nomination. 4. Only one additional item, such as a resume or biography, can be attached on an 8½” x 11” piece of paper with the nomination form. 5. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 2, 2016. Nominations may be submitted electronically or at Junior League Headquarters, 1001 N. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118; ATTN: Kathy Swift, Membership VP. 6. All questions can be directed to Kathy Swift, Membership Vice President at (405) 5963291 or kathynorth@gmail.com.

CRITERIA The Sustainer of the Year Award recipient will:

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Please List Organizations with which Nominee is/has been affiliated:

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1. Be a Junior League member that has demonstrated a commitment to a specific nonprofit organization or community need in a paid or volunteer capacity, applying her Junior League training, skills, and leadership to her service. The organization may include any nonprofit in the metro including the JLOC. 2. Exhibit qualities, skills and leadership that have made a difference in a community project she’s involved in organizing, developing and/or executing in the metro area within the past three years. 3. Be a Junior League of Oklahoma City member in good standing.


Mary Baker Rumsey Lifetime Achievement Award 2016—2017 Nomination Form Mary Baker Rumsey was a founder and the first president of the Junior League of Oklahoma City. She believed that volunteers have a positive impact on their community and epitomized this belief through a lifetime of service. The Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc.

NOMINEE NAME

is pleased to honor a Sustaining Member for her achievements in volunteer service to the community. The award recipient will be notified in January 2017 by the selection committee. She will then be honored at Legacy and Legends scheduled for Spring 2017.

This page may be duplicated to allow for additional information that may be helpful to the Selection Committee.

NOMINEE PHONE NUMBER

INSTRUCTIONS

NOMINEE ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIP

NOMINEE PROFESSION/PLACE OF WORK

NOMINATOR(S) NAME

RELATIONSHIP TO NOMINEE

NOMINATOR(S) EMAIL ADDRESS

NOMINATOR(S) PHONE NUMBER

NOMINATOR(S) ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIP

SIGNATURE OF NOMINATOR(S)

*The Nominator(s) of an award recipient is not required to be the presenter at the event.* Explain why you think this nominee deserves the Mary Baker Rumsey Lifetime Achievement Award:

1. Complete this nomination form in its entirety to the best of your ability. This may be done by hand or on-line at www.jloc.org. 2. Please type or print legibly. 3. Any member of the Junior League is eligible to submit a nomination. 4. Only one additional item, such as a resume or biography, can be attached on an 8½”x 11” piece of paper with the nomination form. 5. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 2, 2016. Nominations may be submitted electronically or at Junior League Headquarters, 1001 N. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118; ATTN: Kathy Swift, Membership VP. 6. All questions can be directed to Kathy Swift, Membership Vice President at (405) 5963291 or kathynorth@gmail.com.

CRITERIA The Mary Baker Rumsey Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will: 1. Be a Junior League member that has demonstrated significant achievement/commitment to the community throughout her lifetime.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Please List Organizations with which Nominee is/has been affiliated:

2. Symbolize the Junior League spirit; applying her Junior League training and leadership skills to a community organization(s) she helped create, organize, develop, and/or execute in the metro area. 3. Be a Junior League of Oklahoma City member in good standing.

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Interested in a Board Position?

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he 2016-17 year has just begun, but it is never too early to start thinking about assuming a leadership role for the 2017-18 year! Starting in mid-November, the Nominating Committee will begin preparing next year’s Board of Directors Slate. The best way to make sure you are considered for any appointed position within JLOC is through self-submission! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the remarkable group of women leading our

League. Please go to jloc.org to self-submit through the website or email Mandy Heaps, Nominating Chair, at mandyheaps80@gmail. com to express your interest in any appointed position. Read your JLOC & ME for upcoming submission deadlines and be sure to review the Appointment Timeline, found on the Member’s Only side of the website, for a full list of placed positions. To access the Appointment Timeline, please log on to the website, select the “Resources” tab, and then click on “Nominating Documents & Forms”.

Upcoming Appointments OCTOBER 1- 31

NOVEMBER 1-30

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President—Elect—Elect Administrative VP Bylaws Chair Community VP Communications VP Financial VP Fundraising VP Membership VP Nominating Chair PAT Vice Speaker in the City Vice Chair

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS!

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Avocado Chicken Salad A healthy game day snack! Servings 4 1 avocado, cubed ¼ cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup red onion, diced ¼ cup celery, diced 1 tablespoon jalapeno, diced 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped

Combine avocado, yogurt, lime, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt in a medium bowl. Mash the avocado to desired consistency. Add onion, celery, jalapeno, and chicken into the avocado mixture and stir to coat evenly. Serve on toast with optional topping of Sriracha and cilantro, and enjoy. Spoon mixture into egg white halves (about 1 tablespoon in each half). Garnish egg halves with remaining red onion and chives.

Please update your JLOC Member Profile photo! With over half our members missing a photo on their Member Profile Page, it can be difficult to determine “who’s who” in JLOC. If your profile photo is not current or is a “No Photo” box, please log on to your member profile page and click the on the Profile Picture link under “News and Reminders. This new photo will be uploaded by the Webmaster to your Member Profile Page as soon as possible.


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What’s in Your Queue? QUESTIONS:

1. What is the next hashtag you’ll likely use? 2. What is your guilty TV pleasure? 3. What is the search term you’re constantly looking up online?

Josephina Boyle

Lauren Nichols

Amy Reen

Summer DeFehr

Provisional

Active

Sustainer

Board Member

1. #WhyKD—as in, why did Kevin Durant leave the Oklahoma City Thunder? 2. Game of Thrones. 3. Healthy 30 minute meals.

1. #GriefSupport, in honor of the Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families in their grief journey. 2. The Bachelorette (Team Chase) and Big Brother (Go Jake!). 3. New and healthy recipes. I love cooking crock pot meals, because they’re delicious and super easy.

1. #CurlyHairDontCare, #LaxMom, #CUTTriDeltaMom, and #Clemson. 2. Grey’s Anatomy, Friends, Nashville, and Scandal. 3. Lacrosse (for my twin boys), college finder (for my twin boys), and Pinterest.

1. #JLOC—of course! 2. Southern Charm. 3. Houses. I love looking at Zillow.

Find the Hidden Heart!

The heart was hiding on page 8 in the July 2016 issue!

CONGRATS CASSIE GAGE! She found the hidden heart in the previous issue and won! LEAGUERS

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NEWLY-WEDS SPONSORED BY

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SHARE YOUR BIG DAY!

Andrew & Jackie Perry Wed: June 4, 2016

To announce your engagement or wedding in the League Link, go to the Members Only portion of the jloc.org website and submit your requested information. The NearlyWed/Newly Wed form is located under the Forms/References tab. If you would like to submit a photo, please send it to Ilana Sharpe at ilana.sharpe@gmail.com

 To announce your wedding in Brides of Oklahoma Magazine, contact us at 405-607-2902 or visit www.thebridesofoklahoma.com

JUNIOR LEAGUERS RECEIVE $100 OFF YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN BRIDES OF OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE

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MISSION The Junior League of Oklahoma City, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Special rates are available for Provisional, Active and Sustaining members. League Link ads help promote your business to JLOC’s vast member and stakeholder network! WWW.JLOC.ORG

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