Spring Luncheon

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If you’re a member or friend of the United Nations Association of the USA, you’re invited to our annual Spring Luncheon in Oklahoma City on Saturday, March 23rd.  Pre-registration is required. The regular price of a ticket is $20, and we have some free tickets available for students.

Our annual Spring Luncheon is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of other members and friends of your UN Association.  Meet new people.  Enjoy good food.  Participate in the life of our Oklahoma City chapter.

This year’s luncheon will take place at the Raindrop Turkish House, 4444 N. Classen Boulevard. Our friends at the Turkish House are preparing a wonderful meal in a pleasant, comfortable setting. Dishes will include Eggplant / Meatball Kabob, Rice and Tabouli, Vegetarian Mixed Vegetables, and Lentil Soup. To quench your thirst, ice tea and water are on the menu. There will also be self-serve coffee. For dessert, it’s Baklava!

We are proud to announce that our luncheon program will include a panel discussion on the “Shot at Life” campaign of the United Nations Foundation. Shot at Life is a movement to educate, connect and empower Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.

Our panelists will be:

Juliet Abdeljawad — A recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, Juliet is a volunteer member of the board of directors for our local chapter of UNA-USA. Last year, she had an internship assignment with the State Department. She worked at foreign service locations in Geneva (Switzerland) and Alexandria (Egypt).

Priya Desai — Besides serving as the volunteer Advocacy Director for our local chapter, Priya is a young professional and a volunteer with the Oklahoma chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She holds an MSW degree from the University of Oklahoma, and she’s an ’04 grad of Midwest City High School. Last year, she represented our chapter at the UNA-USA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Charles Swanson — A student at Oklahoma Christian University, Charles (aka, “C.J.”) describes himself as a Social Capitalist. He has volunteered and interned for several non-profit groups, including World Vision and Wishing Well. Last summer, he attended the Social Innovation Summit at the United Nations & J.P. Morgan.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Korenblit, president of the Respect Diversity Foundation.

“Shot at Life” is an important campaign because it really does help to improve child survival. The activities of the Shot at Life campaign directly support the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) of the United Nations, including Goal Number 4:

“Reduce Chld Mortality” 

“Shot at Life” also educates and raises awareness about the importance of childhood vaccinations for everyone — including here in Oklahoma where we live.

We would especially like to invite physicians, nurses, public health professionals, medical students, Rotarians, etc., to enjoy a good meal and a good program with us.


Do you have to be a member of UNA-USA to attend the luncheon?  Heck, no … Everyone is welcome!

Do you need to reserve a place for yourself and your friends?
Yes, indeed … The good folks at the Turkish House need a head count in advance of our event.

How much are tickets?  $20 each.

There are 3 ways to reserve your seat:  (1) Use our handy-dandy online form; or (2) Reserve your place by sending an email message to Bill Bryant at wildbill73107@cox.net; or (3) Call or text us at 405-760-5322.

If you register by phone or email, please be sure to give us your name, a phone number or email address at which you may be reached, and the number of people who will be attending with you.

Mail your check to:  

UNA-USA, Greater OKC Chapter
P.O. Box 60856
OKC, OK   73146-0856

Cash payments are accepted on the day of the event.

Are you a student who is struggling to pay for books, tuition, housing, and/or iTunes downloads? Have we got a deal for you! Through the generosity of a long-time supporter of our chapter, we are able to offer a limited number of FREE tickets to our Spring Luncheon.

To apply for a student ticket, use this online form …


… and, if you enjoy the luncheon, you’ll be invited to join the UN Association at the special student rate of just $10 / year!

Our annual Spring Luncheon is one of the great events of the year for our chapter of the United Nations Association.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Luncheon Schedule —

11:30. Registration Table opens.

12 Noon. Program Begins

.. Enjoy Good Food & Company

.. Panel Discussion: “Shot at Life”

.. 5-Minute Business Meeting
   (Elect new volunteers for Board of Directors)

1:45pm. Adjourn

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