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April 17, 2018
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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Annie Oakley Society honors Realty Mogul, Chickasaw Nation Governor at Annual Luncheon
Society to honor American West trailblazers during luncheon
OKLAHOMA CITY — The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Annie Oakley Society will honor Mo Anderson of Keller Williams, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, and local winner of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne Farmer for their contributions to the American West during its annual luncheon on June 6, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Museum’s Sam Noble Special Events Center.
“By recognizing the great contributions of those around us, we are ensuring that the spirit of the West stays relevant,” said Cathy Keating, Annie Oakley Society National Co-Chair. “This year’s honorees encompass the passion for excellence we all strive for, and it is our pleasure to recognize their great accomplishments during our festive luncheon.”
Anderson, known at times as the “Velvet Hammer,” will receive the Annie Oakley Society Award for her uncompromising business skills and leadership in the community. Anderson became Keller Williams’ President and CEO in 1995 and has since been named one of real estate’s “25 Most Influential Thought Leaders” by REALTOR® Magazine.
Governor Anoatubby, serving his eighth consecutive term in office since his election in 1987, will receive the inaugural Frank Butler Award during the luncheon. Since his time in office, he has devised a multi-pronged approach to improving tribe conditions in the areas of tribal finance, education, business and economic development, environmental protection, and healthcare. Anoatubby is also a longtime supporter of educational initiatives within the Museum and the Annie Oakley Society.
Farmer, America’s Got Talent Season 12 winner, will receive the first-ever Little Sure Shot Award at a member-exclusive reception on May 15 at 2:00 p.m. and will have a special video showcase during the luncheon.
The luncheon and awards ceremony is open to the public, and tickets are $100 for non-members. The Society will also present local shopping vendors featuring boutique clothes, handmade items, and more in its annual Little Sure Shot Marketplace from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the day of the luncheon.
All proceeds benefit educational programming for children and families at the Museum. Reservations are required in advance. For event information, tickets, or to learn more about Annie Oakley Society membership, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 233 or visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/annieoakley.
Comprised of women leaders and philanthropists who, like Annie Oakley, play significant roles in shaping communities and creating new horizons, the Annie Oakley Society works to demonstrate an undying determination, passion for excellence, and support for the American character preserved and promoted through the Museum. Past Annie Oakley Society Award Honorees include Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Reba McEntire, Admiral Michelle Howard, Donna Shirley, Nadia Comaneci, Kristin Chenoweth, and Mary Higgins Clark.
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About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.