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Parties, Etc.: July 9, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

NEW PRESIDENT

Cocktails/dinner: Ellen Fleming was inaugurated as the 107th president of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. A dinner in her honor was held at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The club is the largest in the world (there are 34,000 clubs). Burns Hargis, a past president of the group, was master of ceremonies. Ann Ackerman was chairman of the evening.

Theme: There was a Fourth of July theme and Lance McDaniel, in an Uncle Sam costume, welcomed guests. Table decorations were Uncle Sam top hats. Thomas Fleming, son of Ellen and Tim Fleming, sang the national anthem.

At the event: A number of past presidents and spouses/friends were at the inauguration, including Marion Paden, Sally and Gean Atkinson, Marylee and Tim Strange, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) William Bowden, Jane Harlow, Jeri and Jerome Holmes, Renate and Chuck Wiggin, Joy and Sam Hammons, Gayle and Barney Semtner, Dean Robertson, Carolyn and Jim Clark, Terri Cooper, Jan and Jim Loftis, Nancy and Page Dobson, Nancy and Jim Sharrock, and Meg Salyer. Terri Cooper is the outgoing president.

New officers: The 2017-18 officers are Fleming, president; Tom Phillips, president-elect; Ackerman, secretary; Dennis Shockley, treasurer; Larry Stone, sergeant-at-arms; Lesli Massad, assistant treasurer, and Cooper, past president. Incoming directors are David Walters, David Battles, Clytie Bunyan, Cliff Branan, Lisa Synar, Ashley Smith, Wes Milbourn, Susan Winchester, Devery Youngblood and Anne Roberts. Incoming presidential advisers are Tim Strange, Clayton Taylor and Jim Sharrock.

HONORING NATALIE AND TEDDY

Family shower: Natalie Brown and Teddy Seifert, of Denver, Colorado, were honored at a party in the home of Terri and Troy Benear. Guests were family members from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Bartlesville, Durant and Denver. The engaged couple will be married in September at Natalie's parents' mountain home in Colorado.

French fare: There was a French theme since the couple got engaged in France and the hosts served French pates, French cheese spreads, beef tenderloin and gingersnaps with mountain scenes, and sayings such as “Natalie said Oui,” their hashtag “nattedwed,” bridal bouquets and rings. Menu items were written in French.

Gifts: Gifts included Herend and Mottahedeh china from BC Clark's and kitchen items. Crafty cousins of the couple created some handmade gifts.

CASADY ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golf/lunch: The Casady Alumni Golf Tournament featured 31 teams, 30 sponsors and a buffet luncheon at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. It was a four-man scramble. Andrew Solomon was chairman. Money raised went to school programs.

Winners: First place winners in A Flight: Guy Patton, Bishop Ed Konieczny, Chas Stanford and Austin Miller; B Flight: David Bozalis, Bond Payne, Steve Katigan and Mike Ellis; C Flight: Wayne Wasemiller, Ray Cloer, Neal Wasemiller, Cole Wasemiller. Longest putt was by Jerry James, and Bill Parker was closest to the hole. Women's team winners were Kathy Ellis Funston, Patty Parker Brumbaugh and Judy Warren.

SAYING THANKS

Event: Frederick Redwine and Justin Edwards were hosts for the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund Red Tie Night volunteer, board and staff thank you party. The party honored those involved in Red Tie Night 2017, which raised $600,000 for AIDS education, advocacy and support for the metro and state area.

Food/flowers: Food items included shrimp cocktail, chicken bites, meats, cheese and fruit and homemade desserts. Edwards, floral designer at Trochta's, created the floral arrangements. Large gold OACF balloons greeted guests as they arrived.

Program: Remarks were made by Paula Love, OACF president; Redwine, OACF vice-president, and Cher Golding, OACF executive director. Love also thanked the volunteers, board, staff and co-chairmen Molly Ross and Sean Olmstead. She introduced Scott Davis and David Leader as the 2018 Red Tie Night co-chairmen.

Guests: Among the guests at the thank you party were Carol Manning, Larry Edwards, Laura Hoffert, Graham Edwards, Brent Hart, Matt Thomas, Debby and Jim Blalock, Lonnie Green, Anita Crites Milam, Michael Bolin, Ethan House, Kyle Golding, Tyson Milner, Troy Stevenson, Sam Ward, Lance Whitwell and Katie Knight.

BOOK PARTY

Event: Author Kristen Hatton's Book Launch Party celebrated the release of her second book “Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World” for teen girls and young women. It was held at Bedlam BBQ.

About the book: The book is the result of an anonymous online teen survey the author conducted that uncovered the struggles of girls in a world of “snaps” and “selfies.”

Guests: 100 people attended. Many of the guests wore the book cover colors of orange and turquoise.

Decor/desserts: Dangling emojis, matching the book cover, hung from the trees. A “selfie station” was set up with emoji props. Emoji cookies and gumballs were among the dessert items.

ANNUAL LUNCHEON

Who/where: Members of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, Oklahoma Division, had a luncheon and meeting at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. Chad Williams, History Center, and Pastor Jerry Patterson, First Lutheran Church, gave the program about the Oklahoma century chest found at the church.

What: Vases of flowers in society colors of gold and red were on the tables, surrounded with paper representations of coats of arms.

Who else: New regent Dorothy Nan Gray presided.

DAR LEADERSHIP

Occasion: Oklahoma Society Daughters of The American Revolution graduated from the New Horizons leadership course. This course was developed by the DAR to encourage new leaders in the organization. The event took place in Washington, D.C.

Recognition: The women were recognized during a special ceremony during DAR Continental Congress.

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