President's Letter

 

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season, as we all work to get back in the groove of 2019!  I’m excited to see what our organization can do in 2019 to improve on the successes of 2018, which will be a huge task, considering all that was accomplished in this past year.

I’d like to congratulate Jordan McGee and Elle Portwood, Community Affairs Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, for ending 2018 on a high note with a donation of $21,000 to both Infant Crisis and PIVOT thanks to our generous sponsors and raffle sales at the Christmas party.  What a blessing to those less fortunate we were able to provide over the holidays, which is a very important time of giving, and we certainly made a difference!  If you are not familiar with these organizations, I encourage you to take the time to look them up and see how our donations will benefit those less fortunate than us. 

Additionally, let’s take time to congratulate Sam McCurdy, Brian Carlozzi, and the Entertainment Committee for an outstanding Christmas party at the Jones Assembly.  This has really turned in to a great venue and a good chance for us to celebrate the successes of our organization during the holidays.  I for one look forward to this event every year and it continues to get better with attendance and festive atmosphere so kudos to everyone involved. 

Clark Richards and Chase Payton put together a great CPL luncheon in January, with Joe Dancy with the OU College of Law presenting on the use of drones in the oil field.  Dan Dickensheet and Heather Rohlmeier, Chair and Co-Chair of the Fun Run committee, presented a check for $4,000 to Tenaciously Teal and $4,000 to Parent Promise, both organizations that are very deserving of our generosity and support!  I look forward to each month’s luncheon and Clarke and Chase have some excellent speakers lined up for the rest of the year, so I encourage everyone to attend and keep up with your continuing education credits.

Finally, remember to renew your membership dues for 2019 before February 15th, and encourage others to join our organization as we value our membership and growth is very important to our sustained success.  Please login to www.ocapl.org to complete your renewal.  As incoming president, I look forward to working with the committee’s and their respective representatives to make 2019 a great year! 

Don’t forget the next Educational Luncheon and Monday Night meeting are on February 4th .  Paul Trimble with Spencer Fane will be speaking on JOA issues at the Luncheon and Mark S. Fisher with Continental Resources will be our guest speaker at the Monday night meeting.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Yours truly, Jeff Brooks – President