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The 31st class of LOK kicked off at St. Crispin’s in Seminole on August 30th. The uncertainty and awkwardness of that first meeting was quickly replaced with laughter and comradery.

Our local hosts, Lana Reynolds (Class XXVII), Marci Donaho (Class XII), Danna Riffle and Mike Mariano, created a welcoming, and yummy, environment for the class members. That evening and the next two days, gave this year’s 50 members the opportunity to build their teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills. In keeping with tradition, classmates had to share rooms and most of them did manage to survive an airplane crash. Like the 30 classes before them, this class has much to look forward to and it is truly an honor to travel with them in the coming year.

It takes so many LOK alumni and community volunteers to bring these programs together. Thank you to our opening retreat speakers and sponsors:

Bill Andoe (Class XIV), Executive Director & CEO, The bART Center for Music, Tulsa; Charlie Baker (Class I), Executive Coach, Ernst and Young, Tulsa; Bill Blew (Class I), Principal, The Navigator, Oklahoma City; Ken Busby (Class XVII), Executive Director & CEO, Route 66 Alliance, Tulsa; Jay Hannah (Class I) BancFirst, Oklahoma City; Melissa Kay Hort, instructor, Kansas City; Jamal Johnson, percussionist, instructor, and performer, Tulsa; Brent Kisling (Class XVI), Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance, Enid; Robert Lewis, storyteller and artist, Cherokee Nation - Education Services, Tahlequah; Nathan Parker, writer and teacher, Tulsa; Gary Richetto, President, Triad Associates, Inc., Tulsa; Laurie Spencer, artist and teacher, Holland Hall, Tulsa.

Danna Riffle, BancFirst, Seminole; Kristin Peck, Cox Charities, Oklahoma City; Jim Tolbert, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City; Gene Rainbolt, BancFirst, Oklahoma City; Michelle Hardesty, Hardesty Family Foundation, Tulsa; Marci Donaho, Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, Seminole; Lana Reynolds, Seminole State College, Seminole; Amy Britt, Seminole Tourism Council, c/o Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Seminole

Click here to view photos from St. Crispin's!

Marion Paden, EdD
President and CEO
Class XXI and Lifetime Member



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