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Spring is a time for renewal, rebirth and growth. LOK welcomes the much-anticipated Class 31 into membership! We each remember how quickly the 9 months flew by with a panicked feeling that it’s over. But we know the GREAT NEWS! The journey has just begun. The feeling of being “the best class ever” turns into “the best network ever”! Classes cross over to fulfill the greater mission of LOK by connecting leaders across the state to make a meaningful positive difference.

GREAT NEWS….Class 31 is so cool. So are Classes I-30. You are all incredible! Renew your LOK membership. Attend one or more of the upcoming 2018-2019 events. Your class experience was the period at the end of the sentence. Turn the page and start the next chapter of your LOK experience; serve on a committee, attend an event, connect with other LOK alumni in your area, or reach out to the LOK staff to find ways to connect in your community. We are all “the best class ever”, but the broader meaning now includes all of us, all 31 classes, making us “the best network ever.”

Samonia Byford
2017-2018 Membership Chair | LOK Ambassadors Chair
Class XX and Lifetime Member


It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming directory! Check the photo LOK is using in the current directory and if you have a current head shot, email a high-resolution photo to Allyson at

Also, take one minute to log in to the member database and make sure LOK has your most current information. Recent job change? Maybe a promotion or title change? Click here to ensure we have accurate information regarding your profile.

The LOK staff can assist you if you’ve forgotten your login/password!

Member renewals will be mailed out the first of May. The directory process will be earlier this year due to the Class 32 orientation being July 27, 2018. The deadline to submit a new photo for LOK Directory & Annual Report is June 20, 2018.

The annual membership campaign has begun! Hopefully you received your graduate update profile and invoice for 2018-2019 membership in the mail. Don’t forget to sign up for a committee or two as well!

Leadership Oklahoma is successful because of you – your time, energy, ideas, resources and your sincere concern about the future of Oklahoma and how each of us can do our part to help shape the future. We hope that you will continue your membership in LOK!

As a reminder, annual membership dues are $150 (in state), $25 (out-of-state), or $2,500 for a lifetime membership. LOK is continuing the three-payment options to become a lifetime member. Option 1: one-time payment of $2,500. Option 2: four quarterly payments of $625 (beginning July 1, 2018). Option 3: eight quarterly payments of $312.50 (beginning July 1, 2018).


2017-2018 Membership Events 

Past LOK Member Events

Thank you to our members who were intentional and came to a past LOK event. Connecting, networking and educational!

Excellence in Leadership Gala
April 21, 2018
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thank you to our co-chairs, Jody and Louis Wilham, Class XXVI, from Edmond, and Kristen and Alan Case, Class XXVIII, from Woodward. There were over 280 RSVP’s. The honorees had wonderful comments and were very humbled by the recognition from LOK. Thank you to everyone who attended the event!


SQ 788: Up in Smoke or High-ly Popular?
May 17, 2018
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Oakwood Country Club of Enid
1601 N. Oakwood Rd.
Enid, Oklahoma 73703

Thank you to everyone who attended Thursday! There were 70 RSVP’s and the panelists did an outstanding job. Thank you to Chip Paul, Oklahomans for Health; Susan Rogers, Oklahoma Dental Board; John Hickey, Class XXVI, Hall Estill Attorneys at Law; and our moderator, Ben Kimbro, Class XXVIII, Tulsa City Council, District 9. Everyone who attended is more informed and has a better understanding of the state question.


The 2017-2018 year is coming to a close and we have one member event remaining!  Reconnect with classmates and make new connections along the way. We hope to see you next month at the Links to Leadership Golf Tournament!

LOK Links to Leadership Golf Tournament
June 11, 2018
Belmar Golf Club
1025 E. Indian Hills Road
Norman, OK 73071
10:00 am - Registration | 11:30 am - Shotgun Start

Open to LOK and Non-LOK members!!

Click here for sponsor opportunities or purchase tickets! Please email Allyson if you would like to be on the planning committee.

Brooke Hamilton, Class XXIX, and Kermit Frank, Class 30, will be co-chairing the event! Start thinking of who you’d like to have on your team now. It will be a 4-person scramble, so don’t worry if you don’t play much (or ever). It will be a fun atmosphere to connect with other LOK members from across the state. This is a great way to recruit people to apply to LOK and meet other members.



If your class is having a reunion, please notify Allyson to be included in ENews!

NOW IS THE TIME  to nominate an LOK member for the Distinguished Leadership Award!


Selection criteria includes: Member's effort to promote and support the vision of LOK; Member's involvement and participation with LOK; or Member's contribution of their talents to LOK. A list of prior honorees is on the nomination form.


Click HERE to download the nomination form and view the prior honorees! The deadline is July 27, 2017.

June 1, 2018 Deadline to sponsor the LOK Links to Leadership Golf Tournament
June 3-8, 2018 YLOK Class 18 Program Week
June 20, 2018 Deadline to submit new photo for LOK Directory and Annual Report
June 11, 2018 LOK Links to Leadership Golf Tournament - Belmar Golf Club, Norman
July 27, 2018  Class 32 Orientation 
July 27, 2018  Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Leadership Award
September 20-21, 2018  All Class Reunion and Fall Forum, Stillwater 
December 7, 2018  Holiday Party, Oklahoma City 
February 19-20, 2019  LOK Day at the Capitol | Legislative Reception | Spring Issues Summit 
 April 13, 2019 LOK Excellence in Leadership Gala, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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