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Showing posts with label Event. Show all posts

Monday, September 19, 2011

"Stand In The Gap" to be Honored by Journal Record

This year, The Journal Record is adding a new feature to their Woman of the Year Gala on October 6. They are honoring five nonprofits benefiting Oklahoma women. One of the honorees is Stand In The Gap.

This nonprofit encourages and trains churches to equip their members to reach out to... Stand in the Gap. They are located at 3939 S. Harvard, Ste. 120 in Tulsa, OK. The organization was founded in 1997 by three businessmen wanting to help individuals in poverty.

In early 2007, they launched the "Women in Transition" project which prepares women in Oklahoma prisons for their release to the community, and in some cases forming Stand in the Gap™ ‘families’ to support them long term following their release. They have launched a pilot program with Prison Fellowship International using their method as part of a holistic continuum of support for prisoners re-entering society. Additional partnerships and programs include the Catholic Diocese of Eastern Oklahoma, the David L. Moss Tulsa County Jail, DaySpring Villa Shelter for Battered and Abused Women, the Tulsa Boys Home & The Bair Foundation, Boys and Girls Town of Missouri & the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jane Jayroe To Lead Monthly Women's Luncheon Series at St Luke's UMC in Oklahoma City

St Luke's United Methodist Church is offering a luncheon series starting next month called "Esther Women." The series is designed to stimulate discussion and fellowship among Christian women. Sessions are from 11:30 to 1 on the first Wednesday of the month through January. Led by former news anchor and former Miss Oklahoma Jane Jayroe, the program will feature fabulous Oklahoma women speakers including Kim Henry, Yvonne Kauger, Lisa Boone, Sherri Coale and others.

“These luncheons are not about networking or promoting a cause,” Jayroe said. “They are meant to encourage and inspire women who already serve their families and communities and will benefit from this time for themselves. It is about the bonds of friendship and the strengthening of faith.”

Enrollment for the full series is $150 of $20 per session. To register, call 405-232-1371 or visit

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Black Caucus to Honor Mary Fallin, Vicki Miles LaGrange and Yvonne Hovell

On April 25, the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus is honoring three remarkable Oklahoma women. They are:

  • Governor Mary Fallin, the first female governor in the State of Oklahoma
  • The Honorable Vicki Miles LaGrange, the first African American woman to chair a United States Judicial District in Oklahoma and the first African American to be elected to the Oklahoma Senate;
  • Yvonne Hovell, owner and general manager of Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Tulsa, who was the first female in the State of Oklahoma to own a dealership.

The 19th Biennial A. C. Hamlin Awards Banquet begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed by a 7 p.m. dinner at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd Street in Oklahoma City. Those wishing to attend should contact Rep Jabar Shumate’s office at (405) 557-7406 or for further information. Tickets, priced $50 apiece, must be purchased by Monday, April 18.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eight Women to be Inducted into Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women will honor the eight newest inductees into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame ceremonies on April 7, 2011.

The inductees are Dr. Laura Boyd (Norman); Chloe L. Brown (Tulsa); Joy D. Culbreath (Durant); Marcia J. Mitchell (Tulsa); Ardina R. Moore (Miami); Dr. Cynthia S. Ross (Lawton); Kathryn L. Taylor (Tulsa); and Helen Harrod Thompson (Ardmore). You can view the class of 2011 inductee biographies by clicking here. The official press release is located here. Here are the details of the event:

2011 Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 7, 2011
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Ceremony will take place in the Chesapeake Event center, followed by a celebratory reception in the Devon Great Hall.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Breast Impressions, Others Kick Off Breast Cancer Month in Tulsa

Breast Impressions, Inc. over in Tulsa is busy this month. Their Woodland Hills Mall Kick Off to Breast Cancer Awareness Month was a great success. They gave out 3,000 pink ribbons at the 4 entrances to the mall (they were all gone by 12:30!) with help from the Green Country Roller Girls, The Tulsa Oiler Hockey Ice Girls, Tulsa Craft Mafia and the Girl Scouts for making sure everyone knew it was Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Lots of wonderful Oklahoma groups had booths while Sparkles the dog kissed her heart out and raised $165 dollars!

Their Breast Impressions Survivors 2010 Calendar is now taking pre-orders. You can order them for $10 each plus $1.50 for shipping. They should arrive by October 25th. To view, click on the hotlink above; you can also order them there or send a check to Breast Impressions at 4645 S Vandalia Ave., Tulsa, OK 74135.

On October 25th at 3 p.m. get over to Woodland Hills Mall for the Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show. It's going to be one of the most moving shows the runway will ever host. Thanks to Linda Layman Modeling Agency for coordinating the show, and to all the wonderful stores who are participating!

Then on October 25th at 7 p.m. the Mall will be transformed into a wonderland of black and pink (Breast Impressions colors) and for just $25 you can be fed, entertained and bid on your favorite cast with all proceeds from the auction going to Tulsa Project Woman! You won't BELIEVE the fabulous gifts the merchants have donated to the $10 raffle! Even a $500 Coach Purse! The men won't be left out either.. some great gifts they might win too, if their number is drawn!

Kudos to Breast Impressions founder and director, Judi Grove, and her team working hard to meet the needs of women who are facing breast cancer now and educate those who may face it in the future.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tornado Alley Rollergirls take on breast cancer

The Tornado Alley Rollergirls worked with Judi Grove of Breast Impressions and local artists to create painted plaster busts of 10 of their skaters. They'll be auctioning them this Saturday during the half-time of their bout. The proceeds will go to SHOUT of OKC ( which is a support group for young women survivors of cancer.
Thank you, Sarah Hamby, aka the Outlaw Josey Whales, for the heads up!
To learn more about the Oklahoma City Rollerderby dba Tornado Alley Rollergirls CLICK HERE.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Women's Summit was wonderful. We were welcomed to the Capitol by State Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland (on behalf of the Governor), Senator Debbe Leftwich (the Senate) and Representative Pam Peterson (the House or Reps). Keynote speaker Congresswoman Mary Fallin gave a great opening talk before we got down to work. The balance of the morning focused on alternative sentencing, a live drug court (and a fake but instructive one) featuring Terry Watkins in jail garb). Suzanne Edmondson and Barbara Saunders talked about women in prison in Oklahoma. Lunch was a great box lunch, guided table discussion identifying issues the Commission on the Status of Women should be looking into and a chance to visit the exhibit tables.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Journal Record's 2007 "Woman of the Year" Finalists

Each year, The Journal Record honors 50 "women making a difference" from all across Oklahoma. At the Woman of the Year banquet, one of those 50 women is honored as Woman of the Year. Click here to view a list of The Journal Record's 2007 women honorees.