World staff photo by Emmanuel Lozano
The Gilcrease Posse always gets its man -- and in this case the man is
a rock 'n' roll legend.
The group of contemporary museum supporters has staged an annual
membership roundup for several years. This time there will be a twist
on the western theme.
Gilcrease will go tie-dye during its membership dinner and outdoor
concert featuring Leon Russell on Sept. 21.
The Tulsa native is coming home to be part of an event that will
bring together two Tulsa traditions, the rock star and the museum
itself, which is known throughout the world for its outstanding
collection of western art.
Russell broke into the music business in the 1960s as a producer
and session musician. By the mid-1970s he was a solo artist and had
starred in the movie "Mad Dogs and Englishmen."
He formed his own company, Shelter Records, and made many albums
that earned gold and silver status.
Plan to join Russell and the Posse, learn more about the Gilcrease
collection and have a lot of fun doing it.
During a recent kickoff meeting at the home of Posse co-chairmen
Janice and Bill Chevaillier, Janice announced that organizations and
individuals already are signing up to sponsor the membership event.
Included are Arby's, Ford Brett, Oil and Gas Consultants
International, Eller and Detrick, Phil and Jane Frohlich, David
Guthery and John Favell, The Holmes Organization, Mysock &
Chevaillier, Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., Gail and Kip Richards, Scurlock
Permian/Koch Oil Co., Milann and Ray Siegfried and Stutsman & Taylor.
Ludi and John Beasley are co-chairmen of the Stampede steering
Other members include Debbie Bayouth, Angie and Brian Bovaird,
Emily and John Cary, Valerie and David Craig, Susan and Ken Crump,
Laura Daniel, Alene and John Davis, Nancy Davis, and Steve and Ellen
Also, Leslie and John Frates, Jan and Chris Girouard, Brooke and
Stuart Hawley, Jenny and Jono Helmerich, Cathy and Bill Kellough, Lucia
and John O'Connor, Maricarolyn and Brett Swab, Pam and Mac Rosser, and
Gay and Jeff Simmons.
Sponsorships are available for $1,500 for a table of 10. Individual
tickets are $50 per person, which includes membership to the museum.
For more information, call Ken Busby at 596-2757, Laura Daniel at
749-6903 or Janice Chevaillier at 744-4052.
Barbara Cuite was installed as president of Quota International of
Tulsa during a recent meeting.
Other new officers include Susan Gaston, president-elect; Vickie
Foster, vice president; Susan Croley, recording secretary; Mary Helen
Stanley, corresponding secretary; Jeannine Hanner, treasurer; and Kim
Smith, treasurer elect.
Board members are Lahoma Hill, Shirley Ratcliffe, Darlene Williams,
Kathy Moody Conwell and Cathey Budd.
During the 50 years since it was established, the local Quota
chapter has provided more than 800 scholarships for nursing students,
numerous hearing aids for area children, hearing- aid batteries for
Tulsa Public School children, scholarships for deaf students or those
who plan to work with the deaf, and financial assistance to several
Quota clubs in underdeveloped countries.
Danna Sue Walker is a World staff writer.