People & Places: Oklahoma Project Woman will benefit from party, auction
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
2/21/12 at 6:49 AM
Get ready for Tatas & Tinis - a somewhat humorous name for a serious cause.
The Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center at Hillcrest will host the cocktail party March 1 at the recently renovated Campbell Hotel. Proceeds will benefit Oklahoma Project Woman and help provide free mammograms for low-income women throughout the state.
The big event will feature an all-inclusive martini bar, canapés, sweet treats, a silent auction and live music.
Guests will also be the first in Tulsa to preview Susan van der Linde's latest accessory collection direct from New York City. The designer, known for her classic couture with a modern twist, will be hosting a trunk show at Miss Jackson's the following day.
Oklahoma Project Woman provides breast health education, no-cost mammography, diagnostic procedures and surgical services for Oklahomans of any age. Since 1998, it has provided breast health care for more than 22,000 uninsured Oklahomans, 435 of whom have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Presenting sponsors include the Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center at Hillcrest, the Campbell Hotel and Miss Jackson's. Participating sponsors include Dr. Diane M. Heaton and Oklahoma CyberKnife, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels, Smolen, Smolen & Roytman, Spa Maxx at the Campbell Hotel and QuikPrint.
The Advisory Committee includes Marge Armstrong, Amy Bales, Barbara Bird, Nancy Born, Christina Clayton, Megan Elias, Jenny Gardner, Jeni Griffin, Leanne Helmerich, Scarlet Henley, Julie Kruger, Ella Malone, Erika Massey, Laura Parrott, Susan Swab, Tricia Rojas and Robin Wilson.
Individual tickets are $55, and two or more tickets are $50 each. To purchase tickets, go to tulsaworld.com/tatasandtinis For sponsorship opportunities, call 918-579-5110.
Leadership Oklahoma hands out honors at gala
Leadership Oklahoma honored two dynamic state leaders, a leading financial institution and a local telecommunications provider at its annual Excellence in Leadership Gala and Awards Ceremony held recently at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The awards recognize state leaders and entities that make a meaningful difference in Oklahoma.
The 2012 honoree for Lifetime Achievement was Melvin Moran of Seminole. Moran is the owner of Moran Oil Enterprises and is an active leader in the state's petroleum industry. He is also the co-founder of the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum, one of Oklahoma's major tourism attractions. Moran is a lifelong businessman who has been a major supporter of education for many decades. Former Gov. George Nigh presented the award to Moran.
Bill W. Burgess Jr. of Lawton was honored as the organization's 2012 Distinguished Graduate. He is chairman of Vortex, Inc.; civilian aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army; chairman of the State Chamber of Oklahoma; a 2008 inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame; past regent with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for 18 years; chairman-elect of the Oklahoma Heritage Association; and past chairman of Leadership Oklahoma. Ret. Gen. Toney Stricklin presented his award.
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Inc. of Kingfisher, an industry leader in rural telecommunications services, received the Business Leadership Award. Pioneer Telephone works with towns and cities to provide assistance in leadership development, community development, special project capital, donations and scholarships. Rep. Mike Sanders presented the award to Richard Ruhl, general manager, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Inc.
The Statewide Community Award acknowledged BancFirst, Oklahoma's largest state-chartered bank with locations in 50 Oklahoma communities, as the organization that has reached across valued differences to develop among Oklahomans a sense of common purpose and a more profound sense of loyalty to their state. David Rainbolt, CEO of BancFirst, accepted the award from Hershel Lamirand, CEO/president, Oklahoma Health Center Foundation.
Russ Harrison and Natalie Shirley were co-chairmen of the Excellence in Leadership Gala.
Leadership Oklahoma is a statewide organization with over 1,220 graduates from 164 Oklahoma communities whose mission is to create, inspire and support a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape Oklahoma's future. Leadership Oklahoma is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Original Print Headline: Party to aid Project Woman
Scarlet Henley (left), Leanne Helmerich, Jennifer Cravens and Judy White get together to prepare for the Oklahoma Project Woman benefit Tatas & Tinis on March 1 at the Campbell Hotel. STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World