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                   OKLAHOMA WOMEN VETERANS
                        RECOGNITION DAY
                                   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
                                8:30 – 9:30 am Social Hour/Registration
                                9:30 – 3:00 pm Program (includes lunch)

                                         EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
                                            1815 S. Meridian Ave
                                             Oklahoma City, OK

                                   Our Guest Speakers This Year Are:

                                          DR. PATRICIA HAYES
                   Chief Consultant, Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group
                           U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

                          MAJOR GENERAL RITA ARAGON, USAF (Ret)
                                   Secretary of Military & Veterans Affairs
                                             State of Oklahoma

                      BRIGADIER GENERAL WILMA VAUGHT, USAF (Ret)
                                 President, Women’s Memorial Foundation
                                             Washington, DC

As you may know, the Department of Veterans Affairs sponsors an Oklahoma Women Veterans Recognition
Day each year. Governor Mary Fallin has proclaimed Saturday, October 29, 2011 as the special day this year,
and all women throughout the State of Oklahoma who have served, or are currently serving, are invited to this
annual event. Co-chairs for this event are SgtMaj Pam Bloustine, USMCR (Ret) and MSG Phyllis Dorough-
Barker, USAR (Ret). For 27 years now the women veterans and military women in Oklahoma have been
gathering annually to renew old friendships and make new ones. We are honored to have Dr. Hayes and
Generals Aragon and Vaught here with us for this year’s program.

Come and join in the camaraderie with this elite group of women. We will have free flu shots for women
veterans again this year. The attire is civilian casual/military equivalent.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! We need to know how many will be attending BY OCTOBER 21, 2011. A
delicious lunch will be provided at no cost for all servicewomen and women veterans. Guests are welcome
and will pay $10.00 at the Registration Tables.
RESERVATION FORM: Please complete the enclosed Reservation Form and mail to: Pam Bloustine, 2801
Redbud Lane, Edmond, OK 73025, OR e-mail your Reservation Form to: PamOKWM@aol.com TO BE RECEIVED
BY OCTOBER 21, 2011, however, PLEASE respond NOW - don't wait until the last minute! Please put
RESERVATION FORM in the subject line of your e-mail.

SILENT AUCTION: We will hold a Silent Auction to assist with the funding for this event. Save your money so
you can bid on the fabulous items we’ve collected.

BOOTHS: We will have booths set up around the room which we hope will be of interest and beneficial to
you. If your Organization would like to set up a booth at our event, contact Phyllis Dorough-Barker in Moore at
(405) 790-1235, or e-mail her at padorough@cox.net

FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTION: We will have a Reception at the Embassy Suites from 6 - 9 pm Friday night,
October 28th and all are invited. The Generals and Dr. Hayes all plan to attend and it's a good time to actually
meet and spend some time with them before the program on Saturday. So, join us Friday evening and also get
a sneak preview and start bidding on our Silent Auction items. There will be free food and a cash bar and it will
be a fun time for all. (VERY casual attire is appropriate….. and feel free to come in costume for Halloween!)

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: We have negotiated discounted group rates of $101 per night plus tax at the Embassy
Suites Hotel. These rates will be available for Friday night. HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY
OCTOBER 14TH TO GUARANTEE A ROOM. If you plan to spend the night at the hotel, make your
reservations NOW. After October 14th, they may not be available! Just call the hotel directly at (405) 682-
6000 or (800) EMBASSY and tell them you are coming for the Oklahoma Women Veterans Day to get the
reduced rate. (Up to 4 per room; request a room with 2 double beds and split the cost!)

Donations for this function are needed and appreciated. We will have a donation jar set out at the luncheon
for those that are able and want to help keep this program going each year. If you are unable to attend this
year but would like to make a tax deductible donation to keep the program going, checks can be made payable
to OK WOMEN VETERANS FUND and mailed to Joan Willauer, 5901 S. Floyd Cox Dr, Norman, OK 73026.
Thanks so much for your continued support.

This year may prove to be the best Program ever (I know we say that each year but it IS always GREAT!) and
we know you will enjoy the time we spend together. If you’ve never been, please make an effort to join us this
year. And, remember, you can bring a guest for $10. The highlight will be the announcement of Oklahoma’s
Woman Veteran of the Year 2011.

Please pass the word and make sure every woman veteran in the Great State of Oklahoma knows about this
event. Hope to see you soon!
                                               RESERVATION FORM

                                 Complete & return by October 21, 2011
                                 Email to PamOKWM@aol.com or mail to:
                            Pam Bloustine, 2801 Redbud Lane, Edmond OK 73025

                     (Register separately in order to be placed on our mailing list for future events.)
Phone:                                      Email address:
If applicable, Branch of Service:                   Rank:                        Dates Served:

Will attend Saturday program:               # of Guests:

Will attend Hospitality Room Friday night:                    # of Guests:

We plan to have name tags preprinted so please list name tag information as you would like them shown for
you and your guest(s):

Name tag name:
Add'l info (if desired):
               (Limit one line, i.e., Sgt USMC 1970-1974; MSG, USAR (Ret); Title & Organization; etc.)

Name tag name:
Add'l info (if desired):

Name tag name:
Add'l info (if desired):

As we have each year, there will be a Memorial Service held during the Program, and we would like to read the
names of any sisters we have lost during the past year. If you know of an Oklahoma female veteran that has
passed away since October 31, 2010, please list her name, service, and any other pertinent information here:

                                          2011 PROGRAM ADS

   To help cover the expenses of this year’s event, we are selling standard business card size ads to be
   printed in the Program for $25 each. All are encouraged to sell and/or purchase these ads as an easy way
   to help out.

   There will be different types of ads available. One will be for Vendors/Advertisers who have a business
   card they would like printed in the program to let women veterans know of their services, or just want to
   show their support of veterans. Others can have their personal/business card printed or just an ad to
   show support of our special day or in honor of a special Service member or veteran. We also have
   Memorials where one can honor deceased veterans, family members, and friends. The memorial ad size
   should be approximately the size of a standard business card (3½” x 2”) or smaller and can be of any
   design. Samples are shown below.

   The Program ad pages will be in black & white and will be $25 per ad. We can make up the ad for
   you if requested.

   Please send the ads or business cards with your check made payable to: OK Women Veterans Fund, and
   mail to Pam Bloustine, 2801 Redbud Lane, Edmond OK 73025 not later than October 21, 2011. Any
   questions call (405) 226-5688 or email PamOKWM@aol.com.

                                        Thanks for your support!

SAMPLE BUSINESS CARD AD                                    SAMPLE MEMORIAL AD

                                                                  In memory of:
         Custom Jewelry Design
                                                                 Elsa Farman ~ Catherine “Kay” Bishop
              Misty R. Sow
                                                                              Clare Trotter
              USAF Veteran
     Email: customjewelry@gmail.com                                      We miss you ~ Semper Fi
     Phone: 405-555-5555 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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