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Sunday Morning---Helen Ford Wallace---March 1st, 2020

CATHY IS A GIRL SCOUT

Luncheon: The Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon was held at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club and Cathy Guisewite, creator and namesake of the Cathy cartoon appearing in newspapers from 1976-2010, was the guest speaker. Guisewite is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and she designed posters and book marks for the event and showed cartoon images on a big screen during her inspiring talk. It was the 16th annual event for the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and more than 500 people attended. Amy Crowley and Matilda Clements were co-chairmen. Joan Gilmore was honorary chairman.

Girl stuff: At the luncheon Guisewite talked about her “core of confidence”: “Because I was a Girl Scout, I am a woman who never gave up. I had the strength to stand up. I wrote about the female spirit,” she said. She also told about how the Girl Scouts’ four program pillars, STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship, shaped her life.

Just dessert: After lunch was served, a special country club vanilla mousse dessert featured the delicious Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scouts also sold their famous boxes of the cookies after lunch.

Perfect Vision: The honorary chairman, Gilmore, inspired the “Perfect Vision “theme for the event. Gilmore is known for her red glasses and Guisewite created some of her artwork with the cartoon Cathy character wearing red glasses. Gilmore was chosen for her journalistic achievements and for being an inspiring role model for Oklahoma women and girls.

Reception: Guisewite was also honored at a meet and greet reception at The Metro for patrons the night before the luncheon. She autographed her newest book “Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years” at both events.

COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION

Event: Members of the United Way of Central Oklahoma Women’s Leadership Society met in the home of Cathy and Frank Keating for "Cocktails and Conversation." The event featured a panel of non-profit leaders who were in office during the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. On the panel were Cathy Keating, Gary Marrs, Debby Hampton, Jim Young, and Rainey Williams. They shared their experiences in the aftermath of the tragedy.

INAUGURAL ADVOCATE AWARD

Occasion: 250 guests attended the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s dinner at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country. Congressman Tom Cole was given the inaugural Multiple Sclerosis Advocate Award for his role in helping biomedical research on MS and other diseases. Chickasaw National Gov. Bill Anoatubby presented the award.

Sponsors: The Chickasaw Nation served as the lead sponsor of the event, which also received support from Nancy Ellis, Lou Morris, Jim Morris, Susan Dakil, Louis Dakil, the Clyde Evans Trust, and the Scaramucci Foundation.

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Matilda Clements, Amy Crowley at the luncheon. PHOTO BY HELEN FORD WALLACE, THE OKLAHOMAN

Matilda Clements, Amy Crowley at the luncheon. PHOTO BY HELEN FORD WALLACE, THE OKLAHOMAN

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›

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