Western Days 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  This year’s event will be the 21st annual celebration that has become an anticipated evening for Saint Simeon’s Residents, their friends and families, and for loyal friends and supporters of the Home. We anticipate over 700 members of the Saint Simeon’s family gathering in Western casual fashion to celebrate Saint Simeon’s many decades of compassion.

We hope you will join in our efforts with a sponsorship gift toward Western Days 2017: Seasons of Change. Each Western Days gift helps Saint Simeon’s to provide superior care, an environment of dignity, and life enriching opportunities for Saint Simeon’s Residents.  Western Days gifts support operations and capital investments at Saint Simeon’s.  The generosity of many continues to make Saint Simeon’s a special place.

Not only will your generosity be put to good use at Saint Simeon’s, but we promise an evening full of fun, exciting auctions, live music, and a delicious meal.  We will celebrate in our traditional Western casual style!

For more than five generations, Saint Simeon’s has offered compassionate care in a loving community.  Aging and memory loss are challenging issues for families.   Since 1960, Saint Simeon’s has honored the individuality of each Resident we are fortunate to serve.

Ellen C. and Donald B. Atkins, Honorary Chairs, Western Days 2017

Ellen C. and Donald B. Atkins are among the most long-standing, loyal, and committed supporters of Saint Simeon's.  Their first gift to Saint Simeon's was given in 1973.  They have consistently supported the efforts of Saint Simeon's nearly every year for 44 years.  Ellen's late mother, Golden Etter Colley, was a Saint Simeon's Resident in the early 1980’s.

Don Atkins is a Saint Simeon's Trustee Emeritus.  His leadership as a Trustee spans from 1988 - 2003 and includes some of Saint Simeon's greatest strides; the creation and opening of the Memory Center and  the early planning of the Dotson Family Assisted Living Center, as examples. Don's keen ability to offer strategic advice for Saint Simeon's, while at the same time keeping the needs of Residents top of mind, has helped position Saint Simeon's well over its nearly 60 years.

Both Ellen and Don are members of St. John's Episcopal Church.  Don, is an attorney and CPA and founder of Atkins and Atkins, P.C. which now includes his son, Blake Atkins and most recently his grandson, Price Atkins.  Blake is currently serving as Executive Vice-Chair for the Saint Simeon's Board of Trustees.  We are proud of the Atkins tradition of Trustee leadership spanning two generations.  Ellen and Don’s daughter, Leslie Pritchard, together with her husband, Bob Pritchard, have long supported Western Days as well.

Over the years, Ellen and Don have supported nearly every initiative at Saint Simeon's.  Their recent contribution made possible a special music program, Keys to Memory, in the Memory Center.  Complete with a clavinova and unique training for staff members, their generosity provides hours of joyful, music-filled experiences for Residents experiencing memory loss.

Never ones for the spotlight, Ellen and Don have quietly made a great deal possible at Saint Simeon's.  We are delighted to celebrate their generosity and leadership as Honorary Chairs, Western Days 2017.

Anne Lee Evans, 2017 Pioneer Spirit Award Recipient

Originally from Connecticut, Anne met the man who would soon be her husband, Bob Evans, while visiting family in California. In 1949 they were married even though Bob had a geology degree and no job. Eventually he ended up in a 1-year training program at Shell which required them to move every four months for a year. They eventually landed in Oklahoma City for 11 years and had 3 children while living there.

During their time in Oklahoma City, Bob felt a call to the ministry. The family sold their house in Oklahoma City and moved to Nashotah, Wisconsin to a humble two-bedroom apartment while Bob went through seminary. During seminary, Bob and Anne had their fourth child.

While Fr. Evans was going through seminary, Anne took a job as a teacher’s assistant at the kids’ school, and when he finished seminary she followed where the ministry took them. That included 2 years in Lindsay, Oklahoma, 10 years in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and 10 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fr. Evans then retired and the family moved back to Bartlesville, where the couple lived until they moved to Saint Simeon’s in 2009.

Fr. Evans passed away in 2013, and he is still missed at Saint Simeon’s. Anne has made Saint Simeon’s her home for almost eight years now and enjoys reading, visiting with Simone, and sitting outside in the courtyards.

We applaud Anne Evans for her pioneering spirit in seeing her husband through his call to ministry and many changes in life, and we’re grateful to have her as a Resident.

Chairs and Committees

Caron and Shawn Lawhorn, Event Chairs

Caron and Shawn have been a part of the Saint Simeon’s community for nearly 15 years, with Caron joining the Home Board of Trustees in 2003. After many years of service on the Home Board, Caron was asked to join the Foundation Board of Trustees, where she has recently accepted the role of Vice President. After many years of Caron and Shawn supporting Western Days as donors and committee members, they happily accepted the request to be this year’s Event Chairs.

Caron is a member of the executive team at ONE Gas in Tulsa, and was recently honored by the University of Tulsa Alumni Association as a Distinguished Alumni not only for her accomplishments professionally, but for her giving spirit within the Tulsa community. In addition to actively serving at Saint Simeon’s, Caron volunteers on boards for Tulsa Community College, Southern Gas Association, Tulsa Area United Way, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Shawn is also an active member of the community serving as a high school football and golf coach at Bishop Kelley High School. They have two sons, Austin who lives in OKC and Adam, who is a TCU student.

Caron and Shawn can be seen frequently at Saint Simeon’s visiting Caron’s parents, Barbara and Woody Allen.

Caron and Shawn have brought great leadership and vision to Western Days 2017: Seasons of Change, bringing back old traditions and continuing new ones. They look forward to another fun, successful Western Days, and are excited to have the opportunity to chair this event that supports Saint Simeon’s Foundation in such a special way.

Lisa and Tom Schooley, Patron Chairs

Tom has served as a Saint Simeon’s Trustee since 2013 and is currently serving as Treasurer for the Board of Trustees. He is Executive Vice President of The Bama Companies in Tulsa. Tom and Lisa are long-time supporters of Western Days, and served last year as the Auction Chairs for Western Days 2016: Decades of Compassion. Tom and Lisa happily agreed to another year on the Western Days Leadership Team as Patron Chairs for Western Days 2017: Seasons of Change. They have two grown children, a daughter in Tulsa and a son in London, England. Lisa and Tom are members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa.

Marcia and Ron MacLeod, Auction Chairs

Marcia and Ron have been active members and supporters of the Saint Simeon’s community for many years. They became active at Saint Simeon’s shortly after Ron’s mother, the late Janet MacLeod, moved into Saint Simeon’s as a Resident. Mrs. MacLeod was an integral part of Saint Simeon’s and an involved member of the Flora and Fauna Committee. Marcia continues to serve on the Foundation Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Finance Committee. She recently retired from WPX as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. Marcia and Ron are long-time supporters of Western Days, and agreed to offer their leadership for the live and silent auctions.

Western Days 2017 Committee

Western Days Leadership

   

 

   

Honorary Chair

Ellen C. and Donald B. Atkins

 

Event Chairs

Caron and Shawn Lawhorn

 

 

Pioneer Spirit Award

Anne Lee Evans

 

Patron Chairs

Lisa and Tom Schooley

 

 

Auction Chairs

Marcia and Ron MacLeod

     

 

 Patron Committee

Phyllis and Steve Anderson

Mandy and Blake Atkins

Lucy and John Barker

Beth and Scott Brown

Phyllis and George Dotson

Donna and Will Farrior

Jane and Lowell Faulkenberry

Shiela and Ted Haynes

Mary Ann Hille

June Patton and David Hogan

Kelly and Tony Jezek

Leslie and Steve Lake

Caron and Shawn Lawhorn

Debbie and Dean Luthey

Rob Lyon, Jr.

Marilyn Morris

Peggy and Tom Schroedter

Laura and Scott Shepherd

Will S. Smith

Melissa and Mac Stallcup

Margaret and Ross Swimmer

Barbara and John Turner

 

 

 

Lindsay Hurley Fick,
President and CEO
Saint Simeon’s

Carolyn Blair,
Executive Director
Saint Simeon’s Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory Committee

Karen and John Abney

Debbie Baker

Bill Berry

Anne and Bob Burlingame

Angela and Ky Chaffin

Revelle Clausing

Sheri Colpitt

Allison Cotton

Mary and J.P. Culley

Andrea and Father Irv Cutter

Toni Garner

Karen and Rick Garren

Earlene Gathright

Jill Warnock and Jim Geurin

Sharon Bell and Greg Gray

Brenda Haesloop

Elaine and Ted Hanner

Helen Jo and Jim Hardwick

Marlo and Father Bill Holly

Lori and Vance Hunter

Debra and The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny

Juley Roffers and Jim Langdon

Beth and Ben Latham

Judy Lawson

Mary and Rob Martinovich

Nancy and Tom Mason

Lindsey and Father Stephen McKee

Donna and Robert Merrifield

Millie Millspaugh

Jimmie and Ed Monnet

Dona and The Honorable Joseph Morris

Annette and Kevin Murray

The Rev. Canon John Powers

Ann and Britt Radford

Becky and The Rev. Shelby Scott

Priscilla and Joseph Tate

 

 

Western Days Kick-Off Celebration and Planning Meeting
May 2, 2017

Featuring a western style buffet
Report Party TBD

RAFFLE! LIVE AUCTION! SILENT AUCTION! GENERAL STORE! MOSCOWBOY MULES!


Raffle Drawing
Raffle tickets for a $2,500 Utica Square Gift Certificate, valid at all Utica Square Merchants, will be available for purchase in the months leading up to our September 12th event. You can buy tickets online, directly from Saint Simeon’s, or from a patron in the community. Tickets are $20 per ticket or six (6) for $100. The drawing will be held at Western Days 2017: Seasons of Change on September 12, 2017 at Cox Business Center.

You do not have to be present to win, but it’s more fun if you are! If you have questions call (918) 794-1977.


Live Auction
Exciting Live Auction items include exclusive trips, one-of-a-kind dinner experiences, and more! These are opportunities you won’t want to miss!


Silent Auction
Silent Auction items are donated by Saint Simeon’s supporters and some of Tulsa’s most unique shops and restaurants. There is a wide variety of items to bid on so be sure to arrive with plenty of time to bid!


General Store
The beloved General Store will continue to sell its homemade items made by Residents, staff, and friends of Saint Simeon’s. With everything from home goods such as handmade soap and knitted washcloth scrubbies to goodies like freshly baked bread, jam, and cupcakes, the General Store has always been a cherished part of Western Days. Don’t forget to stop by before you leave to see what exciting new items it holds this year!


MosCOWBOY Mule Raffle
You’re familiar with a Moscow Mule? If not, it’s a delicious blend of lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer in a chilled copper mug. This refreshing and tasty drink was added to Western Days in true western fashion as the MosCOWBOY Mule. Attendees can pay $50 for a raffle ticket toward a special prize, and in return you receive a MosCOWBOY Mule drink in a chilled copper mug you get to keep, and a 1-in-100 chance at winning the raffle prize. Be sure to buy your drink early; there are a limited number of raffle tickets available! This raffle is only available at the Western Days 2017 event. You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win.