A crowd of nearly 50 attendees attended the annual IFMA Tulsa Christmas Party at the Tulsa Country Club. Resurrected by past president, Brian Bennett in 2001, the IFMA Tulsa Christmas Party has become one of the chapter's most anticipated events. The main reason for that being the party is paid for by the chapter and everyone leaves with a gift generally valued at $25.00 or more.
Prizes include gift cards to restaurants as well as popular stores like Bass Pro Shop, Target and Wal-mart along with cash and other goodies. This year featured some new gifts including several B-B guns, one being PINK.
The highlight of the party is the "Dirty Santa" feature where chapter members can steal prizes selected by others. Things can get pretty tense as prizes change hands over the course of the luncheon. The aforementioned pink B-B gun was a popular item for stealing as was the regular ole' Red Rider B-B gun from "A Christmas Story." I guess facility managers like their guns?
Another highlight is always the presentation of a check to The Little Light House, a non profit we have supported for the past 17 years, from our golf tournament proceeds. This year's donation total $3,480.00 which included the proceeds from mulligan sales made by representatives from The Little Light House that worked the IFMA Tulsa 2012 golf tournament.
Thanks go out to Programs Chair, Doug Martin, along with Denise Thornton, Steve Brady, Tony Lenox and Ross Phippen (who went shopping for gifts) for another successful chapter Christmas Party.