Western Days 2018: Wear Your Boots to Celebrate our Roots is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018. This year’s event will be the 22nd annual celebration that has become an anticipated evening for Saint Simeon’s Residents, their friends and families, and for loyal friends and supporters. We anticipate over 700 members of the Saint Simeon’s family gathering in Western casual fashion to celebrate Saint Simeon’s deep roots.
We hope you will join in our efforts with a sponsorship gift toward Western Days 2018: Wear Your Boots to Celebrate our Roots. 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. For nearly 60 years, Saint Simeon’s has offered steadfast, consistent, and compassionate care to seniors and their loved ones. Saint Simeon’s offers rates competitive to other non-profit senior communities in Tulsa. Even with competitive rates, Saint Simeon’s prices do not reflect costs. Your Western Days gift helps bridge the annual gap of approximately $400,000, allowing the tradition of superior care to continue.
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.
Lisa and Tom are long-time friends of Saint Simeon’s. They were introduced to Saint Simeon’s when Lisa’s grandparents lived there, and since that time, they have served on the Western Days committee and as Auction Chairs and Patron Chairs. Western Days is their favorite event in Tulsa. “We love the music, people, and of course, the cause!” Tom says.
Tom serves as Executive Vice-Chairman for the Saint Simeon’s Home Board and previously served as Treasurer. He has served on the Board since 2013.
Tom is an Executive Vice President with the Bama Companies. Lisa was previously a buyer with Miss Jackson’s and now works part-time in fashion retail. They are long-time members of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Barbara and John are dear friends of Saint Simeon’s, and Barbara now serves on the Saint Simeon’s Foundation Board.
Barbara grew up in Pittsbugh, Penn., while John is a native Oklahoman, having graduated from Rogers High School. John graduated from The University of Tulsa for both his undergraduate degree and law school. He went on to earn an LLM from Washington University in St. Louis. Barbara is also a graduate of The University of Tulsa and went on to teach science at Rogers High School for many years.
Previously, Barbara served as a volunteer at St. Francis in pediatrics and a docent at Philbrook Museum. John served on the Tulsa Psychiatric Center Board and as a Boy Scout assistant leader.
The Stallcups were first introduced to Western Days and Saint Simeon’s 6-7 years ago at the invitation of Phyllis and Steve Anderson, this year’s Honorary Chairs. Melissa says they love “the excitement of supporting a community gem in such a fun atmosphere and all the people who attend.”
Melissa is originally from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Mac is from Tulsa. Melissa spent the early part of her career in the financial industry before going on to become a stay-at-home mom. Mac’s career has been in the oil and gas industry.
Melissa was formerly involved with the Junior League of Tulsa and currently supports Petra Kids Ministries and Kids Across America. Mac is active in various oil and gas industry associations.
Tom Mason left quite an impression on Tulsa during his 45-year law career. He graduated from the first graduating class of Edison High School in 1958. He went on to attend the OSU College of Business and graduated in 1966 with his JD from The University of Tulsa Law School.
Tom was active in Reading Volunteers for the Blind, the Kiwanis Club, Sigma Nu Fraternity, the Tulsa County Bar Association, and served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church. He has been inducted into the Legion of Honor Sigma Nu and received the Golden Rule Award for the Tulsa County Bar Association.
Tom was first introduced to Saint Simeon’s way back in 1965, when he was appointed to handle a trust for a Resident. One of his dearest friends, David Griffith, also lived at Saint Simeon’s.
One of Tom’s greatest struggles in life has been developing Parkinson’s disease. He was diagnosed 24 years ago. Tom has been a Resident in the Dotson Family Assisted Living Center since January 2016, where he is able to battle his Parkinson’s through consistent exercise and care from specially-trained staff members.
The Andersons are dedicated friends of Saint Simeon’s and avid supporters of Western Days.
Phyllis grew up in West Virginia, and Steve was raised in West Texas. They lived in Houston for most of their careers, as Steve spent 30 years in oil and gas mergers and acquisitions. Steve spent a great deal of time in Tulsa doing business, so it was a natural move when they decided to plant roots in Tulsa in 2003. At the same time, Phyllis had decided to change careers and go into law, attending law school at The University of Tulsa. When she was finished, she started an elder law practice.
Steve has served on both the Saint Simeon’s Foundation board and the St. John Medical Center board.
Now that the Andersons are both retired, they often travel between Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. They particularly enjoy spending time at their place in Colorado with their three daughters and their families, which include eight grandchildren.
Western Days Leadership
- Lisa and Tom Schooley , Event Chairs
- Barbara and John Turner , Patron Chairs
- Melissa and Mac Stallcup , Auction Chairs
- Phyllis and Steve Anderson, Honorary Chairs
- Tom Mason, Pioneer Spirit Award Recipient
- Mandy and Blake Atkins
- Lucy and John Barker
- Beth and Scott Brown
- Hilary and Tom Clark
- Phyllis and George Dotson
- Donna and Will Farrior
- Jane and Lowell Faulkenberry
- Mary Ann Hille
- Kelly and Tony Jezek
- Leslie and Steve Lake
- Caron and Shawn Lawhorn
- Debbie and Dean Luthey, Jr.
- Rob Lyon, Jr.
- Marcia and Ron MacLeod
- Marilyn Morris
- Will Smith
- Margaret and Ross Swimmer
- Karen and John Abney
- Price Atkins
- Debbie Baker
- Anne and Bob Burlingame
- Angela and Ky Chaffin
- Revelle Clausing
- Sheri Colpitt
- Allison Cotton
- Mary and J.P. Culley
- Claire and Conor Cummings
- Andrea and The Rev. Irv Cutter
- Gayle and Frank Eby
- Beth and Frank Fisher, Jr.
- Toni Garner
- Karen and Rick Garren
- Earlene Gathright
- Dr. Jill Warnock and Dr. James Geurin
- Sharon Bell and Greg Gray
- Audrey Atkins and Mark Grossman
- Brenda Haesloop
- Elaine and Ted Hanner
- Marlo and The Rev. Bill Holly
- Debbie and The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny
- Beth and Ben Latham
- Judy Lawson
- Mary and Rob Martinovich
- Nancy and Tom Mason
- Lindsey and The Rev. 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
- Elizabeth Radford
- Becky and The Rev. Shelby Scott
- Priscilla and Joseph Tate
Oil Baron Presenting Sponsors
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma –
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny
Tool Pusher Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Atkins
Hardesty Family Foundation
John W. and Jerry E. Marshall Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mason
Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation
Trust Company of Oklahoma
Tulsair Beechcraft, Inc.
In honor of Tom Clark
Mandy and Blake Atkins
Bank of Oklahoma
In memory of Pam Berry
Kelly and Tony Jezek
Lisa and Tom Schooley
Lucy and John Barker
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Gayle and Frank Eby
Donna and Will Farrior
In honor of Tom Mason
Lindsay and Ron Fick
The Link Oil Company
Jane and Clay Murray Family
Ruth K. Nelson Family Foundation
Prosperity Bank USA
Margaret and Ross Swimmer
Barbara and John Turner
In honor of Tom Mason
In memory of Mrs. L.A. Varnadow
Leslie and Steve Lake
Paige Martin and Paul Clear
Rusty and Tom Wilcox
Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation
Carolyn and Jack Blair
Eric and Shannon Grimshaw
Dona and Joe Morris
In honor of Bishop William Cox
Lots of Love and
Barbara A. Bilderback
Pat and Ken Campbell
Jan and Dwight Creveling
Imperial Coffee & Food Service, Inc.
The Honorable Robert J. LaFortune
In memory of Buddy LaFortune
Carol and Joe McGraw
Lewis W. Taggart, Jr.
Lacy and Albert Whitehead
Nancy and Brad Williams
In honor of Tom Mason
Western Days Committee Party
August 7, 2018
- Featuring a western style buffet
Raffle! Live Auction! Silent Auction! General Store! MosCOWBOY Mules!
Raffle tickets for a fabulous giveaway TBD will be available for purchase in the months leading up to our September 11th event. You can buy tickets online, directly from Saint Simeon’s, or from a patron in the community. The drawing will be held at Western Days 2018: Wear Your Boots to Celebrate our Roots on Sept. 11, 2018 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.
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 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!
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!
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 2018 event. You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win.