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Nominations Now Being Accepted!

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD

NOW IS THE TIME to nominate an LOK member for the Distinguished Leadership Award!

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 July 15, 2016.

Prior Honorees:
 

2015 – Joe Moran III, Class XXI

2008 - Steve Brown, Class VIII

1995 - Jack Herron, Class II

2014 – Sam Combs III, Class VII

2003 - Brad Henry*, Class IX

1994 - Hal Pennington, Class I

2013 - Ronda Hooper, Class XXI

2002 - Jess Nelson*, Class X

1993 - Ann Ackerman, Class I

2012 - Michelle Finch-Walker, Class XV

2001 - Lindy Ritz*, Class I

1992 - Nance Diamond, Class I

2011 - Cristy Morrison, Class XV

2000 - Larry Brummett*, Class I

1991 - Ron Yordi, Class I

2010 - Mary Mélon, Class XVI

1999 - Drew Edmondson*, Class IV

1989 - Clayton Taylor, Class III

2009 - Howard Barnett, Class II

1997 - Bob James, Class IV

 


 »Upcoming Member Opportunities!

June 16, 2016
Are You “Shore”? Oklahoma’s Waterway to the World
Floating Barge Tour of the Port of Catoosa's Terminal and Fleeting Area
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa
5350 Cimarron Rd.
Catoosa, OK 74015
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: FREE – LOK Member; $20 – Non-Member
RSVP by June 10, 2016 – Limited seating (70 people)


D
ID YOU KNOW...you can ship a couple of bushels of wheat from The Tulsa Port of Catoosa to the Gulf of Mexico, for less than the cost of a first class postage stamp; that the port is the most inland, year-round-ice-free port in the U.S.; and that one inland towboat, pushing 12 barges is replacing 720 trucks driving on the roads!

LOK members and guests will experience a VIP tour of The Tulsa Port of Catoosa with a boardroom briefing and barge tour of the facility. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a singular combination of a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park resulting in an economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma. The complex hosts roughly 60 companies and employs nearly 4,000 Oklahomans.


Located at the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Northeast Oklahoma, it is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s unique position allows companies to move millions of tons of bulk freight by barge each year and at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of rail or truck. One thing is for “shore”; you will have a good time connecting with other LOK members!

Are you a “shore” thing? Click here to register by June 10, 2016.

August 21, 2016
Class 30 Reception and Orientation
Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


All LOK members are encouraged to come meet Class 30! And don’t forget to pick up a 2016-2017 Annual Report and Directory while you’re there!

 

September 15-16, 2016
LOK 30th Anniversary Celebration and September Super Class
Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman – Hotel & Conference Center
2501 Conference Dr.
Norman, OK  73069

Deadline for room reservation is August 18, 2016
Click here to book your room now or call 1-866-577-1273 using group code LOK.

September 15, 2016
Optional Activities (TBD)
30th Anniversary Celebration
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (reception and dinner)
Dress: Casual

Just like our LOK Class Program days, Thursday will kick off with optional activities in the afternoon. At 6:30 pm, the evening event would be a celebration of 30 years of LOK with a networking/reunion atmosphere. Who REALLY has the “best class ever”?

September 16, 2016
State Question Summit
8:30 am – 1:30 pm (breakfast and lunch)
Dress: Business

The morning would include panel discussions from representatives on both sides of each issue on three state questions being voted on by the citizens in November: Right to Farm, One Cent Tax for Education and Modernization of Alcohol Laws.  The summit will end at the conclusion of the luncheon. Be an informed voter!

More details to come, but mark your calendars NOW!

The planning committee has some fun ideas they are working on, however, if you have ideas or would like to serve on the planning committee, please email Allyson Carson.

Rooms will fill up quickly! Call 866.577.1273 to book your room or book online by clicking here and use the group code ‘LOK’. The group rate is $114.00 per night.

LOK Golf Tournament
October 27, 2016
The Territory
800 Territory Ln.
Duncan, OK 73534


Albert Johnson, Class 22, and Brooke Hamilton, Class 29, are co-chairing this fun event! More details to come, but start thinking of who you’d like to have on your team now. It will be a 4-person scramble, so don’t worry if you don’t play much (or ever). It will be a fun atmosphere to connect with other LOK members from across the state.

The Territory is a nationally recognized championship golf course. Facilities include an 18-hole championship course, an 11-acre practice facility that contains three regulation length par-three holes, each with multiple tee boxes and maintained to the same standard as the championship course; a 15,000 square foot putting green, a driving range with multi-directional tee boxes, a short game area that includes a variety of turf conditions, a two-tiered green and sand bunker; and a wedge area with target flags at 40, 60 and 80 yards.

Whether you’re an avid golfer or just want to come out to have fun, mark your calendars NOW to attend!

December 2, 2016
LOK Holiday Party - OKC
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (come and go)


More details to come!

 

February 21-22, 2017
LOK Legislative Reception & Spring Summit
Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center
741 North Phillips Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

February 21, 2017
LOK Legislative Reception
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres)
Dress: Business

After having spent the better part of a year touring the state to learn about the important issues and challenges facing Oklahoma, LOK graduates ask themselves “now what?” Most would say their experience offered a chance to learn of at least one issue that they felt drawn toward and compelled to do something to support and/or look for ways to improve. This is a great opportunity to network with other LOK graduates and legislators to move the state in a positive direction.

February 22, 2017
LOK Spring Summit
8:30 am – 1:30 pm (breakfast and lunch)
Dress: Business

The morning discussion would focus on one or two issues with a lunch speaker.
More details to come!

2017 EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP GALA

April 1, 2017
2017 Excellence in Leadership Gala
Southern Hills Country Club - Tulsa - More details to come!
Dress: Black Tie Optional


It’s never too early to think about the 4 honorees you’d like to nominate! Business Leadership, Distinguished Graduate, Statewide Community, Lifetime Achievement.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have used their leadership abilities to improve the quality of life for Oklahoma's citizens and its future generations.

The Distinguished Graduate Award honors a Leadership Oklahoma graduate whose recent leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards of Leadership Oklahoma and whose activities achieved results or set an example of statewide significance.

The Business Leadership Award commends a business entity for its impact in promoting leadership principles and practice, implementing programs worthy of example, and fostering the growth of quality leadership.

The Statewide Community Award acknowledges an organization or company that, through specific projects or efforts, has reached across valued differences to develop among Oklahomans a sense of common purpose and a more profound sense of loyalty to their state. This award has been created to promote a heightened sense of appreciation for the possibilities available when Oklahomans work together as a single statewide community.

 

LOK ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

LOK is gearing up for its annual membership campaign! Next week, you should receive your graduate update profile and invoice for 2016-2017 membership in the mail. To update your profile online, click here to preview the contact information we have for you and make changes as needed. Don’t forget to sign up for a committee or two as well!

If you would like to update your photo, email it to Allyson (required format: jpeg file, 600 x 725 pixels at 300 dpi). Changes need to be made no later than June 30th to be included in the 2016-2017 LOK Directory and Annual Report.

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 we move into our next 30 years.

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, 2016). Option 3: eight quarterly payments of $312.50 (beginning July 1, 2016).

Class I has proved that it’s never too late to be a lifetime member; three of them paid for lifetime memberships last few years! 

 

Stay Involved!!!

Engage. Connect. Change.


LOK SERVES

The 30th Anniversary planning committee is discussing having a statewide day of service and encourage LOK members from each city/region to come together and decide how they want to serve their community.

Look for more details to come soon from your Class and Regional Ambassadors!  

 LOK VOTES

The 30th Anniversary planning committee is working on putting together a non-partisan campaign that encourages Oklahomans to vote. How you vote doesn’t matter…..JUST VOTE!

More details on this campaign will roll out soon!

 LOK AMBASSADORS

Each graduating class is represented by a single classmate. The most recent graduating class is represented by two Class Ambassadors for the immediate year following graduation. Year two, the class will drop to one Class Ambassador. There are also four Regional Ambassadors. Each region (SW, SE, NW, NE) of LOK will be represented by a single LOK member.

The purpose of the ambassadors is to promote and foster on-going relationships among the entire LOK membership, to provide connection with state leadership and to create awareness of Oklahoma issues through the planning and execution of issue oriented programs, social interaction, etc.

Click here for a listing of the LOK Ambassadors.


HELPING OKLAHOMA CONTEST

"Helping Oklahoma" is a contest developed to further Leadership Oklahoma’s mission to create, inspire and support leaders whose commitment to service energizes Oklahomans to shape our state’s future. It is designed to recognize Oklahoma volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities and/or Oklahoma.

This 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 of his/her choice.

The contest continues to evolve with the ultimate goal of honoring the everyday citizen for having a servant’s heart. 

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