Legacy

Our hearts are heavy with the news that our past president, Shelley Pruitt, passed this week. Our thoughts are with her family.

Her funeral is Wednesday, March 27th at 2pm at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Shelley was the consummate leader, embodying the essence of service-before-self. A connector. An instigator. An inspiration. She has left an indelible mark on our organization and on downtown Oklahoma City. One could only hope for a legacy as enduring as hers in life. She will be missed by all.

April Social at Elk Valley

Join your neighbors as we visit one of OKC’s newest downtown breweries, Elk Valley Brewing in Midtown. Our speaker this month will be Rachel Freeman, Chief Operating Officer at City Care, to tell us about their programs and how we can engage as neighbors.

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Please Support Our 2019 Business Members

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March Social Recap

This month’s event was packed with information as we got a good idea of what the new Scissortail Park will be like from the Executive Director of the Myriad Gardens Foundation, Maureen Heffernan. We also got a very detailed tour of the Vanessa House brewery operation. For those who hung out past the end, we got to watch the event that followed ours, which was a meeting of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council, who had a great talk from California Energy Commission Chairman David Hochschild. If you missed the social you really missed out on some great info! Fortunately we have our core content on video. Unfortunately we don’t have video of the OREC meeting, but we wish we did!

An Opportunity to Get Involved: Community Project Committees

Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership is giving the community an opportunity to get closely involved with real issues. They have formed two committees, one on Events and Activation, and the other on Mobility and Connectivity. There are several committee meetings over the next few months, and we highly encourage you to join in on this process.

More specific information can be found on their website.

March Social at Vanessa House

Join your neighbors as we visit one of OKC’s newest downtown breweries, Vanessa House Beer Co, in Automobile Alley. Our speaker this month will be Maureen Heffernan, Executive Director of the Myriad Gardens Foundation, to give us a status update on Scissortail Park, which opens later this year!

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Please Support Our 2019 Business Members

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February AGM Recap

We kept our business meeting VERY brief, but two new officers were elected, please come say hi at the next social. The overwhelming majority of the time we had was dedicated to our #IDEAS4MAPS Panel (detailed here). Below are a few photos and the full video of the event. We had to put the camera at the back to get everybody in, so expect a few audio challenges, but hopefully those who couldn’t attend can learn a thing or two about this process that will be ongoing during 2019 until we vote on a MAPS 4 ballot initiative, likely late in the year.

A tremendous thanks goes out to our panel, and of course to those in attendance.

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2019 Annual General Meeting at Plenty Mercantile

Please note, this year’s Annual General Meeting will NOT be on the second Thursday of the month, but rather the first Thursday, due to not wanting to conflict with Valentine’s Day. Our event, on February 7th, will be at Plenty Mercantile, who will also be our food sponsor.

This year’s format will be a bit different. We’ll, of course, take care of our organizational business up front. But instead of a single speaker, as we’ve traditionally done, we’ll have a full panel of guests, discussing the topic of #IDEAS4MAPS. Downtowners, this is your time to engage your civic leadership directly on this important topic!

Remember that ALL are welcome to our events, but only members are eligible for benefits such as voting and prizes. If you’re not yet a member, use the subscribe buttons at the top left of every page. Members, please come to the meeting prepared to:

  • Renew your membership if you’re not subscribed
  • Volunteer for the leadership team (we’re very much in need of help here)
  • Be civically engaged!

Our guest panel will be as follows:

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January Social in THE UNDERGROUND

Join us to meet your downtown neighbors and visit the Underground! We’ll tour the unique art and hear the interesting backstory of one of our city’s hidden gems! We’ll meet/begin in the Leadership Square lobby before heading into the tunnels.

Thank you to our refreshment sponsor and tour guides, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership!

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December Social Recap

Very excellent talk this month by Oklahoma City historian and author Bradley Wynn this month. Make sure to watch the informative video (please consider subscribing to our channel). Thanks to all that came, especially those that bought up all of the books that Bradley brought with him. For those that attended but were not able to get a book, you can pick one up at Full Circle Books, among other places (such as Amazon). If you weren’t able to make it, you also missed out on some donated prizes, which were OKC Streetcar swag packs.

Thanks so much to our food sponsor, Louie’s Midtown, who provided a VERY generous spread, and to our beverage sponsor, Elk Valley Brewing.