More than 60 Farm Bureau women gathered for a weekend of fun and fellowship at the annual Women’s Leadership Committee fall conference Sept. 15-16 in Oklahoma City.
The two-day conference incorporated much of the organization’s rich history with a theme honoring OKFB’s 75th anniversary.
“Our fall conference is a wonderful time for Farm Bureau women from around the state to gather for a time of learning and fellowship,” said Kitty Beavers, OKFB WLC chair. “As we celebrate 75 years of Oklahoma Farm Bureau this year, we all enjoyed reminiscing on our beloved organization’s history and accomplishments.”
The women attended breakout sessions concerning diabetes and health by Logan County Farm Bureau member Kay Freudenberger, flag etiquette by OKFB WLC District Nine member Cindy Schoenecke, and personalities by OKFB Vice President of Human Resources Kim Escovedo.
A silent auction was held at the event, raising $750 for the WLC Nurse’s Scholarship Fund. Items for the auction were donated by conference attendees and leaders.
During the conference dinner, the women learned about the history of OKFB and the OKFB women’s program from OKFB Senior Director of Corporate Communications Dustin Mielke. OKFB District Nine State Director Jim Meek brought greetings from the state board, and winners of the 1940s costume contest were named. The winners were Charlene Thornbrough, Sandra Berry and Rozella Hermman.
The group kicked off their Saturday activities by making a take-home soup mix in a jar, complete with a packet of cornbread provided by Shawnee Milling.
A tour of the Oklahoma History Center was the final activity of the conference, which included a special presentation from History Center staff on the Women Airforce Service Pilot program. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the center and its various exhibits detailing Oklahoma history.