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Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Renee and Chris Porter. PHOTO PROVIDED
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Special dinner

Dinner: The Oklahoma Business Roundtable recently held their annual holiday reception and dinner hosted by Gov. Mary Fallin and her husband, Wade Christensen, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

Seen: Among the 175 members and guests attending were Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and Monica Lamb; Secretary of State Mike Hunter and Governor's Chief of Staff Chris Benge; Roundtable Chairman Renee Porter and Chris Porter; Roundtable President/CEO Ann Ackerman and Wayne Stone; Past Roundtable chairmen Bill Burgess, Gib Gibson, Al Dearmon and Tom Clark.

Hotel association honoree

Occasion: Oklahoma City Hotel Association members met at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in the Venetian Room for the annual event to honor hotel industry people for providing exemplary service to hotel guests. Tom Ward, General Manager of the Hyatt Place Penn Square, was named General Manager of the Year.

Food: On the menu (and I will bet it was the best food ever for the Hotel Association members) was Boston Bibb salad with Maytag cheese, braised beef short ribs and roasted organic chicken, caramelized root vegetables and au gratin potatoes, artisan breads and brandied Anglaise.

Decorations: The Skirvin's 40-foot Christmas tree was set up in the lobby, along with the hand-created gingerbread house on display. In the Venetian Room were tables decorated with lighted candles and hurricane globes with evergreen garlands.

Entertainment: Alaina Farney and a four-piece string quartet provided music. There was a photo booth and hypnotist Steve Crawford provided entertainment.

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Diamond donors

Event: The annual Variety Care Diamond Donor Event honored donors who gave $1,000 or more in the last year to Variety Care. It was held at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. Variety Care Foundation board chairman Ann Dagg gave the 10th annual 2016 Bertha Levy Health Care Advocate award to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Fund was selected for their ongoing support to reducing teen pregnancy rates in Oklahoma County.

From the CEO: “This year's event was especially meaningful because it is the 10th anniversary of the Bertha Levy Award as well as the 10th year of our partnership with KFF,” said Lou Carmichael, CEO of Variety Care. “Without the philanthropic giving and the vision for a greater Oklahoma that our friends at the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have, Variety Care could not provide the services we do for so many adolescents in Oklahoma. We are grateful for the support we receive from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund that allows us to make such an impact on the lives of so many young people.”

Holly Jolly gathering

Occasion: Judy Love was hostess for the United Way of Central Oklahoma's Women's Leadership Society “Holly Jolly Gathering” for members and guests. Love and Alice Hager are co-chairmen of WLS, an affinity group of United Way leadership givers mobilized to strengthen the community by investing in and promoting the United Way of Central Oklahoma, its partner agencies and community initiatives.

At the event: Members enjoyed holiday foods and festivities and Christmas carols sung by Lisa Love.

Gifts: Members brought blankets and coats to the event which were distributed to United Way Partner Agencies.

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