Mike Borden, pictured with wife Louise, was honored with the William Booth Award.
The Salvation Army
The William Booth Society recognizes and unites friends and supporters whose compassion makes possible the many programs of the Salvation Army. The William Booth Society Gala was April 25 and celebrated community members whose financial and volunteer time impacts Tulsans every day.
Rik Helmerich, below, pictured with wife Janelle, received the Others Award. Mike Borden, above, pictured with wife Louise, was honored with the William Booth Award.
Montereau resident Evelyn Nienhuis, pictured with Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Executive Director Eileen Bradshaw, was recently selected by CFBEO to receive the 2019 Sara J. Waggoner Hunger Awareness Award, which was presented at the Empty Bowls Dinner in April. Nienhuis has been involved with the Food Bank since its early stages. Nienhuis’ support over the past 30-plus years has enabled the CFBEO to increase in size and service, offering more support to the community at large. According to Nienhuis, “There is a tremendous need for this resource in the community. It is critically important to provide good food to those in need.”
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
For the 27th year, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma presented the Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon on April 18. The organization recognized honorary chairwoman Robyn Ewing, retired senior vice-president and chief administrative officer of the Williams Cos., former board chairwoman of the Williams Foundation, community leader and Girl Scout alumna. The speaker was Meridith Rojas, author of “Selfie Made” and co-founder and CEO of Digitour Media, a leader on the subject of Gen Z, entrepreneurship, marketing and digital communications, and yes, a Girl Scout alumna, as well. GSEOK presented scholarships to 13 graduating Girl Scouts.