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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018:

WELCOME, JIM

Event: Pam and Bill Shdeed were hosts in their home for a party to welcome Jim Roth, the 13th Dean of Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Seen and heard: The new dean had a few remarks for the alumnae and friends of the university who were at the party. He noted that it was important to strengthen OCU Law School's ties to the Oklahoma City community while training our eyes on the world around us and educating for tomorrow's economy.

Guests: Some of the people there were Anne Workman, William Paul, Gigi Toma, Tom Wolfe, T.W. Shannon, Emmanuel Edem, and Cindy and Dick Dugger.

CONGRATULATIONS, MO

Party: Terri Cornett, Cathy Keating, Judy Love, Jane Gamble, Nancy Ellis and Marni Taylor were hostesses for a party honoring Mo Anderson for her November induction in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. It was in the Love home and 60 friends of Mo attended the afternoon ladies-only event.

Food/flowers: The menu included shrimp, sweet potato bites, chicken artichoke bacon bites, lemon-glazed cookies and mini-cupcakes. Fall flowers decorated the home.

Guests: Among those attending were Saundra Naifeh, Darla DeStieguer, Kristi Jones, Susan Dimick, Anne Holzberlein, Mignon Merchant-Ball, Kirk Hammons, Susan Shields, Carol Wright and Jean McLaughlin.

Gift from the honoree: Mo gave each of the hostesses a piece of glass art by Stephen Schlanser with a biblical saying and their name inscribed on it.

HONORING CLAIRE AND MICHAEL

Reception: Claire Robison and Michael Purcell were married at the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the reception followed at the Park House. A huge tent was set up for the bar and the band.

Claire's bouquet: Claire carried a spectacular bouquet of colorful flowers. There were orchids, chrysanthemums, peonies, anemones; and sunflowers in coral, pink, yellow, orange, and red.

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

100th birthday: The University of Oklahoma Delta Gamma Sorority celebrated the group's 100th birthday in Norman. The festivities began with a presentation on values and ethics delivered by two-time Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas. The event was free and open to the public at the Nancy O'Brian Center of the Performing Arts in Norman.

Friday and Saturday: On Friday, individual pledge classes met for lunches at various restaurants and that night a black-tie Gala was held at the Skirvin Hotel. Wilma Wilbanks, national fraternity president, gave a short program.

Members toured the newly-renovated chapter house Saturday at 744 Elm in Norman. A tailgate and dinner was held and then they attended the football game.

Preserving a legacy: A memorial service was held on Sunday to honor deceased members.

The loyalty factor: Delta Gamma National Fraternity was founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, by three young women who were unable to go home during a Christmas holiday. Together they formed a club, rooted in education and service, that now has more than 250,000 members. The Alpha Iota Chapter at OU was established in 1918. They were awarded OU President's Trophy in 2018.

MACDOWELL LUNCHEON

Luncheon: The MacDowell Club of Allied Arts luncheon was held at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.

Stars on hand: Lyric tenor J. Warren Mitchell performed for the group. He was accompanied by Jan McDaniel. Artist was Billie Joe Johnston Reid.

Shine on: This is the 99th year for the group to be an Oklahoma City Club. In the past, members have provided 52 area high school seniors with scholarships totaling $26,000. This year, they will donate proceeds from the scholarship program to a school or organization to help with art expenses. Betty Estes is current president. Kathlyn Reynolds plans the programs.

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Helen Ford Wallace

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