Inaugural of 99th Club President
Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City
September 23, 2014
Carol Sorensen, past president, hosted the reception, Inaugural banquet and officer installation at Iron Star Barbecue in Oklahoma City.
Dub Rogers, also a past president, gave the invocation.
Division 19’s Lieutenant Governor Phillip Suarez, immediate past president of the Bethany Kiwanis Club, installed officers in a lively, streamlined manner. We expect renewed vigor and results from his leadership of Division 19.
Randall Stoner, outgoing club president, was recognized and given a standing ovation for a term extremely well executed. Terry Vanlandingham, club secretary and past president, presented Randy with his plaque. All past presidents love the designation past!
Terry Vanlandingham also presented Rachael with the Big Stick, which has the names of all of the club’s presidents carved upon it. Originally an axe handle, the Big Stick has been extended twice.
Weber addressed the club and also formally recognized new club member Jamie Forsha.
The evening had many moments of humor, but one involved Randy Stoner’s not having enough light to read Rachael’s bio. Expectedly and instantly, Phillip Suarez whipped out his cell phone and turned on the flashlight feature. Everyone laughed heartily. Both Weber and Suarez had much wit and creativity to their roles.
Entrees from which to choose were Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Hickory Smoked Chicken, or Filet of Beef Tenderloin. Dessert was Oklahoma Peach Crisp.
Spouses and friends attend the Inaugural so this is a popular annual event. Some of those attending are:
Trey and Susan Bizé
Jay and Sue Engelbach
Kraettli and Kay Epperson
Noma Gurich and John Miley
Monroe and Sheryl Holford
Lucien and Barbara Jones
Cam and Margaret McLain
Reece and Jeanne Anne Van Horn
Terry and Leetta Vanlandingham
Bill and Linda Warren
Rachael and Keith Weber
Ed Oliver and Mary Ann Williams
Fletcher and Vicki Williams