In Review: Valentine’s Luncheon

In Review: Valentine’s Luncheon

Monday, February 11, 2013

At a pink and green-themed Valentine's luncheon at the Petroleum Club, members of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City honored their spouses and significant others.  Club president Kraettli Epperson and his wife Kay greeted guests after Terry Vanlandingham registered them.  Lucien Jones gave the invocation and led the flag salute.

Centerpieces featured fresh pink roses, peppermint stripe mini-carnations and greenery of assorted textures and shapes.  In the photo area was a pink Christmas tree decorated with lime green glittered tulle, pink glass heart ornaments, lights, and brighter pink feathers.  Pink beaded hearts hung on the wall.

The major door prize, a B.C. Clark Jewelry gift certificate, always costs the bearer more when his or her spouse shops!  Mitchell Clark provided the prize, a tradition his grandfather B.C. Clark, Jr., began.  Other planned entertainment was skipped because everyone was having such a fun time visiting.

Finally door prizes for the spouses were drawn.  Social chairman Bill Warren provided many, e.g., a pink heart-shaped Post-It note holder with pink notes, a large calculator, a portfolio with a calculator and other items.  Other member-provided prizes were a Fossil bracelet, a Dooney & Bourke key chain, a tiny heart-shaped box of Godiva, a box of four Godiva truffles and $20 gift cards for Earl's Ribs, Hal Smith Restaurants and Byron's.

Then the East Side Boys quartet serenaded attendees with a diverse medley and some humor.

Breaking with the tradition of presenting a rose to women upon entering, members hid the red roses until the end.  All attendees received a dark pink organza-like bag with a variety of chocolates including Godiva.

A good time was had by all!