Join us to honor Dr. Keith Ballard and Elliot Nelson, Wednesday November 11th
Since 1956, the Tulsa Press Club has honored “Headliners” – those outstanding Tulsa civic, business, professional and industrial leaders whose unselfish contribution to the growth, prosperity and culture of Tulsa has made headlines across the city.
We are excited to continue the tradition and announce our 2015 Headliners:
• Dr. Keith Ballard, OU-Tulsa professor and former superintendent for Tulsa Public Schools
• Elliot Nelson, entrepreneur and owner of restaurants such as McNellie’s and El Guapo
Keith and Elliot join a distinguished group of past Headliners, including Steadman Upham, Kathy Taylor, David Boren, Wilma Mankiller, Stan Lybarger, Chester Cadieux, Henry Zarrow, Steve Turnbo and many others who have made a lasting impact on our community.
In addition to honoring this year’s Headliners, the Tulsa Press Club will use a portion of the event’s proceeds to fund scholarships for Oklahoma journalism and communication college students.
We hope you will join us as a sponsor of the 2015 Headliners dinner on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the Sky Room.
As a sponsor, your organization will receive exposure through media and promotional efforts, and be recognized at the event, which is attended by many outstanding community leaders and past Headliners. We have several levels of sponsorship available as detailed on the enclosed sponsorship request.
For more information about the 2015 Headliners event go to www.tulsapressclub.org. For sponsorships and tickets, please visit https://shop.tulsapressclub.org email email@example.com or call 918.583.7737 and ask for Shaun Lee, general manager.
2014 – A Year in Pictures
The 2014 Headliners dinner honored Becky J. Frank, Chair & CEO of Schnake Turnbo Frank PR, and Major Dan Rooney, former F-16 fighter pilot and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. The two were recognized for their commitment to community and country and for their outstanding contributions to making Tulsa a better place to live. The Tulsa Press Club has been honoring Headliners since 1956. Pictured are the 2014 Headliners Chair Annell Morrow, Becky J. Frank, Major Dan Rooney and Tulsa Press Club Board President Nicole Burgin.
Politics and Pundits
Fresh off the heels of the 2014 election, the Tulsa Press Club hosted Politics & Pundits. The reception brought elected officials, Tulsa Press Club members, journalists and key community leaders for an evening of social and political interaction. Pictured: Tulsa City Councilor Skip Steele, Tulsa City Councilor-Elect Anna America, Tulsa City Council David Patrick, Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge, Tulsa City Council Chair Karen Gilbert, Tulsa City Council Vice-Chair Phil Lakin, Jr. and Oklahoma State Senator Rick Brinkley.
The Tulsa Press Club celebrated Tulsa’s favorite print, radio and television journalists at the 2014 Newsie Awards. We raised a glass and made a champagne toast to all the 2014 nominees. Joe Worley, who retired in November as Tulsa World’s Executive Editor was honored at the 2014 Media Icon.
Joe Worley, who retired in November as Tulsa World’s Executive Editor was honored as the 2014 Media Icon at the Newsies.
Great Plains Journalism Awards
Daniel Vaughn was one of three guest speakers for the 2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards. The Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor shared his experience of having one of the best jobs around – searching for and writing about the best BBQ in the country.
Press Your Luck
Teams were ready to play in the third edition of Press Your Luck trivia night. Featuring Tulsa-themed questions drafted by some of our biggest local know-it-alls, Press Your Luck promises to be a night full of good-natured rivalry as teams battle for bragging rights as the kings & queens of Tulsa Trivia.