It took a few minutes, slightly over an hour, to say thanks to Tulsa County Bar Association members for their work during the past year.
The recognition was for work on various committees and projects. It was for accomplishments during a career that spanned a few years and decades.
This was accomplished during the annual membership luncheon marking the installation of Renee DeMoss as president and the end of Pat O’Connor’s term.
Oklahoma State Supreme Court Justice Tom Colbert was the keynote speaker.
New Tulsa County Bar Foundation directors, O’Connor, Mark Dixon and Robert Sartin were elected by voice vote to serve terms ending in 2009. O’Connor and Dixon are new to the foundation board. Retiring foundation directors Steve Mackey and Martha Rupp Carter were recognized for their service on the board.
Gerald Hilsher received the Neil Bogan Professionalism Award.
John H. Tucker was named the Outstanding Senior Lawyer and Molly Bircher received the Outstanding Young Lawyer awards.
Foundation scholarships were presented to Jerrick Irby, the first, and Paola-Marie Alvarez, the fourth.
Part of the Tulsa County Bar Foundation Golf Tournament proceeds were presented to the Disabled American Veterans and Blue Star Mothers. The Foundation also benefitted, receiving $21,000 from the 2006 event.
Foundation awards went to Leonard Pataki, Law Week Chair, and DeMoss and Faith Orlowski, ‘‘TASK’’ chairs.
Tom Coffman was cited for his work as chair of the golf tournament and Mark Dixon for putting together the TCBF Stress Seminar set Sept. 15.
Jodi Jayne was praised for her work as Community Outreach chair.
President’s Awards were presented to Brad Stewart for efforts with the Hurricane Katrina response; Ted Gibson, Professional Responsibility; Ned Dismukes, Court Operations, 4 to Fix Tulsa County, and Brown Bag with the Judge; Peter Brolick, Public Relations and 4 to Fix Tulsa County; Norma Eagleton, Children and the Law and 4 to Fix Tulsa County; Milly Dunlap, Tulsa Lawyer and Tulsa County Bar Association Web Page, and Sandy Farris, two term president of the Tulsa County Bar Auxiliary.
Attorneys were recognized for their years in the profession.
Those receiving 60 year pins from Oklahoma Bar Association President Bill Grimm were Joe Milton Holliman, Ray Feldman and Nancy Feldman, Alfred Knight, Mickey Wilson and Sam Oliver.
Grimm presented 50 year pins to E. John Eagleton, John L. Arrington, Hubert Hale Bryant, John A. Ladner, and Jack H. Santee.
Attorneys cited for 50 years service, but not present included Jack Dabner, H.T. Hendren, Everette T. Brown, Robert J. Childers, William James Joyce, Robert C. Linn, Robert B. Manke and Claude E. Talley.
Golden Rule awards were presented to Craig Rainey, first quarter; Ann Domin, second quarter; Michael L. Nemac, third quarter, and Sam Joyner, fourth quarter.