The 2012 Annual Meeting and Reunion of your Philmont Staff Association will be a true once in a lifetime event. Scheduled for the weekend of October 26-27 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the activities include:
- Historic walking tour of downtown Tulsa explaining the Phillips impact on Tulsa.
- Touring Waite Phillips’ meticulously restored office in the Philtower.
- Attending the Annual Meeting in the restored Gothic lobby of the Philtower.
- Gathering at the Philbrook Museum of Art for garden and gallery tours, followed by cocktails, dinner and the Silver Sage Awards.
Doing any of the above is reason enough to come to Tulsa, but combining them in one event is something only your PSA can deliver.
For those of you who may have forgotten your Phillips history, during the winters Waite and Genevieve Phillips resided in Tulsa at Philbrook, a similar but much larger residence than the Villa Philmonte. The Phillipses donated Philbrook to the citizens of Tulsa and it now houses a highly regarded art museum and is the most popular place in Tulsa for special events.
The Philtower was Waite Phillips’ business headquarters and was given to the Boy Scouts of America as part of the “second donation” of Philmont in 1941. The BSA took possession of the Philtower in 1942 but later sold it. Seventy years later the PSA will – if only for a couple of hours – retake possession and “occupy” this Tulsa landmark.
Preferred rates for a block of rooms at the downtown Courtyard Marriott – next door to the Philtower — have been obtained. The rates are as follows:
- Standard King Bedroom, $85 plus tax
- 2 Queen Bedroom, $89 plus tax
Tax is 13.517%. Valet parking is $5 overnight.
Reserve your room by calling the Courtyard Marriott at 918-508-7400, tell them you are calling to reserve a room for the Philmont Staff Association event October 26 and 27 at the special rate, and give them your credit card details. Do this now before the block of rooms is sold out.
This event will be open to PSA members, their families and guests, and anyone who is PSA eligible. The only cost to you is the cost of the dinner at Philbrook, $30. Reservations are required. Persons showing up without reservations cannot be accommodated. If you choose not to attend the dinner, all other events are
open to you at no charge.