IFMA's World Workplace 2004 was held in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 17th - 19th. Approximately 10% of the Tulsa chapter membership was able to attend as well as two members from the OSU student chapter.
Those attending from the Tulsa chapter were:
- Nancy Morgan
- Kelli Bailey - Chapter Past President
- Brian Bennett - Strategic Planning Chairman
- Steve Berry - Chapter President
- Tony Lenox - Programs Co-Chair
- Barry Rushing - Strategic Planning Co-Chair
- Sharon Marrs - Membership Chairman
- Bill Stickler
- Ted Webb - Education Chairman
Attending from the OSU student chapter were
- Sheralyn Otto - Winner of the Tulsa chapter $1000.00 scholarship
- Amanda Sonnier - Winner of the Tulsa chapter $500.00 scholarship and the IFMA International $5000.00 scholarship
The two most memorable moments from World Workplace were Amanda receiving the top scholarship award and the Tulsa chapter receiving the award for Excellence in Web Communications for the second time in the past three years. Two years had to pass before our chapter was eligible to win the award again. We waited patiently for our opportunity to be eligible to be considered for the award and were able to come away with this prestigious recognition for the second time.
One other highlight was what has become a Tulsa chapter tradition. Once again the Tulsa chapter got together for a chapter dinner at World Workplace. This year we all met for dinner at Buca di Beppo in downtown Salt Lake City. In attendance at the dinner were Tulsa World Workplace attendees Brian Bennett, Ted Webb, Barry Rushing, Steve Berry, Nancy Morgan , Tony Lenox, Kelli Bailey , Sharon Marrs, Bill Stickler and OSU student chapter member, Sheralyn Otto. Sheralyn was the recipient of this year?s $1000.00 scholarship that the Tulsa chapter sponsors for a deserving OSU student. As our special guest, Helmerich & Payne property manager, Clint Laster also attended the dinner. Clint, in town for another event, was invited by Brian Bennett.
World Workplace 2005 is being held in Philadelphia , PA. Plans were already being made to get together once again and take a side trip to Broadway to catch a play. It?s going to be fun and educational. Mark October 23rd - 25th, 2005 on your calendar and plan on joining your fellow Tulsa chapter members and IFMA members from all over the world at World Workplace 2005.