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Parties, Etc.: Nov. 12, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

ROTARY RECOGNITION

Dinner: Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry and his wife, Dr. Jan Henry, were hosts for a dinner at OCU's Wilson House for Ambassador John O'Keefe, Club 29 Rotarians, Oklahoma judges and dignitaries. The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City has partnered with the Open World Leadership Center in Washington, D.C. since 1999 and the ambassador is executive director and he presided at the dinner.

Success story: The group's mission is to introduce leaders of emerging countries to the importance of legislative functions and to create a network of leadership dedicated to positive changes in the world.

Special guests: Guests included U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, Dr. Marion Paden, Catherine and Dr. John Armitage, Honorary Consul of France Barbara and (Ret.) U. S. District Judge Ralph Thompson, Oklahoma County Judges Tim Henderson and Richard Ogden, Nathaniel Harding, Barbara and Benjamin Harjo, Tim Strange, Sam Fulkerson, Dr. Mary Jane Calvey and Sally and Will Beckman and U.S. Senator James Lankford. Lankford, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, also served on the Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center.

AWARDS LUNCHEON

Event: The Children's Miracle Network Hospital's Partners Making Miracles Awards luncheon and calendar launch was held at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel. The guest speaker was Shannon Presti, director of Teen Leadership Initiatives at the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City.

Awards: An award was given to the Innovative Board (Young Professionals Board) of Children's Hospital Foundation for the Fund-raising Event of the Year. The foundation introduced the CMNH 2017 Oklahoma City Champion Child and will announce the 2018 child at the CHF Trivia Bowl Fundraiser coming up. Also honored were individuals, companies and organizations who are sponsors for the foundation and who continue to provide a healthier life for Oklahoma children.

DINNER IN THE BARN

Party on: The Dinner in the Barn events held at the Mollie Spencer Farm in Yukon on Oct. 17 and 18 honored Mollie Spencer, the farm's original purchaser, and the renaming of the Kirkpatrick Family Farm to reflect its historical legacy. Christian Keesee told the story of his great-great grandmother's family journey from Germany to Yukon. He also gave each guest a copy of the book “Matriarch.”

Shine on harvest moon: During the second night of celebrating guests enjoyed dinner and a hayride. They also learned more about the farm's current livestock, which includes honeybees, sheep and chickens. Everyone shared the meal in the barn and connected the history of the property to Yukon and the Chisholm Trail, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

JRB ART AT THE ELMS

Occasion: An exhibition during First Friday at Paseo District featured David Phelps Sculpture, Beatriz Mayorca Function Art and Jose Rodriguez Multi Media Drawing.

At the party: Picasso's Restaurant catered the event and the Gallery served Craft Beer.

"A" list: Guests included Diane and Dr. Robert Boyles, Alyce and Ron Page, Dan Sparks, Gayle and Dr. Paul Singer, Caroline and Leslie Faris, Trent Lawson, Silver and Tom Bauchen, Laurie and Jim Keffer, George Wilson, Sarah Lee Parrish, Susan Spinks Wilcoxsin, Terri and Hank Bradley, Randall Shadid, Kyle Copeland, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Larry Dean Pickering, Rae Baldrige, Joseph Mills, Gini and Steve Morris, Virginia Campbell, Tony Dyke, Susan Morrison, John Yoeckel, Angella Elwell, Jim McDowell, Brett Lowry, Brenda Vincent, Kent Johnson, Mike Duncan; and Marilyn and Andy Artus.

NEW BOARD

It's a start: The 2017-18 Moderns affiliate board of directors for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art was selected for two year terms recently. New board members are Brooke Baum, Craig Butts, Liz Cromwell, Robert Peterson, Ray Simmons and Carly Sowecke.

Museum support: Aeriel Akers is Moderns board chairman. The OKCMOA group are composed of young patrons and business, civic and social leaders committed to the museum. They have year-round events that engage members with the museum and provide social and networking opportunities for young professionals.

PRESENTING THE PROCEEDS

The talley: Proceeds from the 2017 Bourbon, BBQ and Blues party, which totaled $17,500, were given to the Classen School of Advanced Studies Achieving Classen Excellence Foundation. The event was hosted by Marc Brockhaus and Mark Mann.

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President Robert Henry, U.S. Senator James Lankford, Rotary President Ellen Fleming, U.S. Magistrate Judge Suzanne Mitchell and John O’Keefe. Photo Provided.

President Robert Henry, U.S. Senator James Lankford, Rotary President Ellen Fleming, U.S. Magistrate Judge Suzanne Mitchell and John O’Keefe. Photo Provided.

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