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Well, hello August. You’re really here. Huh…

Some kids are starting back to school, while others are scrambling to figure
out how “continuous learning” from home will really play out. Class 34 has
been “redshirted” and we are all still navigating unchartered waters with COVID.

CONNECTION is the word of the month. Connection equates to quality of life.
The more connected we are to each other and our surroundings, the better life
is. We may have to stay “physically” distant, but let’s not forget we can stay
connected in other ways. Humans are inherently social creatures….we need each other to thrive and survive!

It’s never too late to connect again with LOK and your classmates! LOK’s 30th Anniversary tagline was intentional. “CONNECTING leaders since 1986”; yes, the connection human beings so need to survive, thrive, and grow. It’s not enough to be in the moment…choose the moment!

As mentioned a few months ago, let’s use this time as a reawakening, uniting as a human race,
and a belief that we are all in this together! There are 1,682 graduates who have experienced
LOK and the magic it brings when people make the time to connect with one another on a human level.
Use this time to connect with other LOK members. If you don’t know where to start, reach out to your
class ambassadors or LOK staff and they can guide you. Choose to connect with Leadership Oklahoma this upcoming year!

Kathy Potts
Class XXV
2020-2021 Membership Chair

Because the Class 34 Reception and Orientation was canceled, LOK will be mailing directories to all current LOK members this week. Look for them in your mailboxes next week!

Take one minute to log in to the member database and make sure LOK has your most current information. Recent job change? Maybe a promotion or title change? Click here to ensure we have accurate information regarding your profile.

The LOK staff can assist you if you’ve forgotten your login/password!


There is still time to renew your membership! You should have received your graduate update profile and invoices in the mail. If you have not, please call the LOK office for assistance. Don’t forget to sign up for a committee or two as well!

LOK does not have a cut-off date for membership, so if you need a delay your renewal, no worries!

Leadership Oklahoma is successful because of you – your time, energy, ideas, resources and your sincere concern about the future of Oklahoma and how each of us can do our part to help shape the future. We hope that you will continue your membership in LOK!

As a reminder, annual membership dues are $150 (in state), $25 (out-of-state), or $2,500 for a lifetime membership. LOK is continuing the three-payment options to become a lifetime member. Option 1: one-time payment of $2,500. Option 2: four quarterly payments of $625 (beginning July 1, 2020). Option 3: eight quarterly payments of $312.50 (beginning July 1, 2020).

Click here to log in and renew today!


NEW DATE – The DLA will be handed out at the luncheon during the Spring Summit on Feb. 16, 2020.

Selection criteria includes: Member's effort to promote and support the vision of LOK; Member's involvement and participation with LOK; or Member's contribution of their talents to LOK. A list of prior honorees is on the nomination form.

Click here to download the nomination form! The deadline is January 12, 2021.



It’s never too soon to start thinking of volunteers to nominate! Deadline to submit nominations is January 12, 2021.

Click here to download the nomination form!

Oklahoma is blessed with a tremendous volunteer community, people whose generosity of time and talent has an immeasurable impact on the lives of Oklahomans in need. Does this describe someone—or several people—you know?

Leadership Oklahoma's "Helping Oklahoma" contest is your opportunity to nominate a volunteer in your community who makes the kind of positive difference that deserves to be recognized. If selected as the winner, your nominee will receive a $2,500 prize to be donated to the charity outlined in the nomination.



The 2020-2021 member events are being planned right now! Be intentional and come to at least one LOK event this year! Reconnect with classmates and make new connections along the way.

Mark your calendars NOW!


We would like to invite you to join this rowdy bunch! To recap, the focus of this group is to read books about Oklahoma or from Oklahoma authors. It’s not your typical book club either…..we are more of an experiential, field trip kind of club. Each quarter, we read a book that takes us on journey’s across the state. Well, that was prior to COVID…right now, we’ve managed to host our first LOK Book Club event via Zoom with the author of Black Wall Street, Hannibal Johnson. Although it would have been amazing to be in Tulsa, this was a wonderful opportunity! Each book will have co-hosts who take ownership of the afternoon (typically it’s a 10:00 am – 2:00 pm timeframe) and plan the experience. We will continue to offer the book club via Zoom and hope to be able to experience the late fall book chosen for us to go to Guthrie. 

There are 84 LOK members who have signed up to be a part of the book club!! It doesn’t mean they will be at all the book club meetings, but will plan to participate in at least one book.

Come be a book worm with us! Email Allyson if you’d like to be a part of the club.

OCTOBER 17, 2020 - Location: Guthrie; Book: Haunted Guthrie Oklahoma by Jeff Provine & Tanya McCoy. VOLUNTEER HOST(s): Julie Dias

JANUARY 2021 (Date TBA) - Location: NW Oklahoma - Enid; BOOK FLIGHT OPTIONS: CHOOSE ONE or more - The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan; Challengers of the Dust by William Bernhardt; Until We Meet Again, Old Friend by Art Reed. VOLUNTEER HOST(s): Megan Simpson and Molly Helm

MAY 2021 (Date TBA) - Location: SE Oklahoma – Durant; Book: Anumpa Warrior: Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer. VOLUNTEER HOST(s): Judy Allen and Michele Campbell Hockersmith

AUGUST 2021 (Date TBA) – Location: OKC - BOOK FLIGHT OPTIONS: CHOOSE ONE or more – Dustbowl Girls by Lydia Reeder; Boomtown by Sam Anderson. VOLUNTEER HOST(s):

OCTOBER 2, 2021 – Location: SE Oklahoma – Honobia; BOOK FLIGHT OPTIONS: CHOOSE ONE or more – Weird Oklahoma: Your Travel Guide to Oklahoma’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Wesley Treat; One Fell Swoop! by John S. White. VOLUNTEER HOST(s):

Excellence in Leadership Gala

The pre-recorded video will be released mid-September.

2020 Honorees:
Business Leadership Award:
McNellie’s Group

Distinguished Graduate Award:
Marnie Taylor, Class XXIV & Clayton Taylor, Class III

Statewide Community Award:
Cherokee Nation

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Glen Johnson

Co-chairs are Robin Roberts Krieger, Class XXIV, & Brad Krieger, Class XXV, and Rose Washington, Class XXIV.

$10,000 Level:
American Fidelity Foundation +

$5,000 Level:
Arvest Bank
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma +

$2,500 Level:
AT&T +
BancCentral, NA | Kyle Hughbanks +
Bank of Oklahoma +
Bruce Benbrook | The Stock Exchange Bank +
Cameron University | Rogers State University
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma +
First United Bank
MidFirst Bank +
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma Natural Gas, A Division of ONE Gas +
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
RedAnt, LLC +
Seminole State College
Marnie and Clayton Taylor
University of Central Oklahoma

$1,000 Level:
Enid Regional Development Alliance

+ Indicates Multi-Event Donor

Special thanks to our individual ticket donors: Dan Billingsley, Cheryl and Tom Evans, Deena Fisher, Melissa French and Roy Lee Lindsey, Gilbert Gibson, Rachel Hutchings, Michael Landers, Sarah Roberts, Steve Smith, and Janet Wansick.


An 8-month series connecting LOK leaders discussing critical topics on current issues.


So you don't want to attend them all?
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that interest you.

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Sponsor one individual Master Class. Includes
ten registrations. Company branding on all
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five registrations. Company branding on all
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Master Class Series Schedule:

OCTOBER 15, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

NOVEMBER 5, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Tribal Issues
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

DECEMBER 3, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Health | Healthcare
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

JANUARY 7, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Military Issues
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

FEBRUARY 4, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Mental Health & Addiction
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

MARCH 4, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Agriculture | Economic Dev.
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

APRIL 8, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Education
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

MAY 6, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Energy | Utility
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Debrief & Discussion

LOK Day at the Capitol | Spring Issues Summit |
Legislative Reception
February 16, 2021
The Sheraton Downtown OKC
1 N. Broadway Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Dress: Business/Business Casual

Please email Allyson if you would like to be on the planning committee. The topic for the summit will be on criminal justice.

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor the event!

February 16, 2021
LOK Day at the Capitol

Listen to the legislative leadership speak on the upcoming legislative session and attend committee meetings of your choice.

LOK Spring Issues Summit
12:30 am – 5:00 pm
Dress: Business Casual

The luncheon will recognize the Helping Oklahoma and Distinguished Leadership Award honorees. The afternoon discussion would focus on hot topics/issues in criminal justice.

More details to come!

LOK Legislative Reception
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres)
Dress: Business

The evening reception will offer the membership an opportunity to meet with legislators in a casual setting. This will be a networking opportunity only. No speakers.

Excellence in Leadership Gala
April 17, 2021
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK 74136
Dress: Black Tie Optional

It’s not too early thinking who to nominate for the awards!

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor the event! 

Sporting Clay LOK Challenge
June 18, 2021
Silverleaf Shotgun Sports
8513 S. Douglas Blvd.
Guthrie, OK 73044

Co-chairs: Susan Paddack, Class XVI, and April Danahy, Class XXIV

If you would like to help plan the event, call or email Allyson at Open to LOK Members and Non-Members.

Click here to register as an individual, a team of 4, or to sponsor!

$150 Individual Entry $500 Per Team of 4
(Inclusive: lunch, ammo (20 or 12 gauge), prizes for participants/teams)

Deadline to register is June 10, 2021.

Sporting Clays is often referred to as “golf with a shotgun”. The shoot will begin in the afternoon and conclude around 3:30 pm. Participants travel from station to station and shoot at 50 targets in different presentations. Participants can compete as an individual or as a team of 4. Score is kept and the individual or team that breaks the most clay targets wins.

Whether you are a novice or experienced shooter, this sporting clay challenge will be the place to be! Non-shooters are welcome to come enjoy the day. This event is designed to provide fellowship and networking opportunities with LOK members and guests in a relaxed and fun environment. Everyone is encouraged to play some of the fun side games like flurry, wobble trap and/or trampoline target before or after the event! Flurry – $40 (2 man team). Wobble Trap and/or Trampoline Target – $35 (box of ammo 25 targets).

SIDE GAMES: Flurry and wobble trap/trampoline target will be open during registration.
Flurry – $40 per team – Flurry is a 2 man team event. Eight machines throw 20 targets randomly every 4 seconds. You work with your partner to break as many targets as possible. The team with the highest score will win a fun prize!

Wobble Trap and/or Trampoline Target – $35 (1 box of ammo and 25 targets) – Each person will have 25 targets (to be shared between the two games or used all at one game). Wobble trap is a structure where the floor moves to make shooting the target more challenging. The trampoline target is bounced on a trampoline and the participant tries to hit the target. This is a great way to warm up prior to the shotgun start!

11:45 AM – Registration, games, lunch, networking
1:00 PM – Mandatory Safety Meeting
1:30 PM – Shotgun Start
3:30 PM – Awards, games, prizes, snacks

All gear supplied by participants.
Safety meeting at 1:00 pm is mandatory.
Eye and ear protection are mandatory.
A gun is not mandatory for each participant if sharing with teammates.
Shotguns must be open and empty until in the stand ready to shoot.
If bringing your own ammunition, the shot size must be 7 ½, 8 or 9 and not over 1 1/8 oz.
Carry shotguns with the muzzle either pointed up or down.
Participants can bring their own golf carts, Polaris, or other ATV.


November 5-7, 2020 – Class XXIII 10 year Reunion in Broken Bow.

If your class is having a reunion, please notify Allyson to be included in ENews!


OCTOBER 15, 2020
Master Class Series
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Master Class Series
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Tribal Issues

DECEMBER 3, 2020
Master Class Series
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Health | Healthcare

JANUARY 7, 2021
Master Class Series
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Military Issues

FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Master Class Series
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Mental Health & Addiction

FEBRUARY 16, 2021
LOK Day at the Capitol | Spring Summit | Legislative Reception

MARCH 4, 2021
Master Class Series
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Agriculture | Economic Dev.

APRIL 8, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Education

April 17, 2021
Excellence in Leadership Gala, Tulsa

MAY 6, 2021
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Energy | Utility

JUNE 18, 2021
Sporting Clay LOK Challenge, Silverleaf Shotgun Sports, 8513 S. Douglas Blvd., Guthrie, OK 73044

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