Convention

SAVE THE DATE!

89th Annual

Delta District 16 Convention

June 5 to 7, 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tentative schedule

Friday–Tour of Tulsa (downtown art deco architecture, Gilcrease Museum), Convention opening and dinner (Holy Trinity Community Center), Choice of First Friday art crawl and Market District night spots or night at the Osage Casino

Saturday–Breakfast, business meetings, banquet and dance

Sunday–Divine liturgy, coffee hour (Holy Trinity Greek Church)

Osage Casino and Hotel, Tulsa

Room rate (Thurs to Sat): $109/night (king or double queen beds)
Call 877-246-8777 (ask for Ahepa rate) or go to www. osagecasino.com, click on Group Sign In, and use booking ID  AHEPA20

With a population of slightly more than 400,000, Tulsa is Oklahoma’s second-largest city and 45th-most populous city in the United States. Tulsa is on the Arkansas River between the Osage Hills and the Ozark Mountains–a region of the state known as “Green Country”.

Tulsa is highly ranked (i.e. Top 50 cities in the U.S.) in innovation and quality of life by magazines like Forbes, FDi Magazine, and Business Week. The Gathering Place (a new 66-acre, $468 million urban park along the Arkansas River) and the BOK Center (Downtown arena designed by famous architect Cesar Pelli) are nationally recognized.

Considered Oklahoma’s cultural and arts center, Tulsa has two large art museums,  small galleries and museums throughout the city, professional opera and ballet companies, and one of America’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture. Tulsa’s music legacy includes Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys (who first performed at

Cain’s Ballroom–largely credited for creating Western Swing music) and Leon Russell.

An early 20th Century Tulsa building boom coincided with the rise of art deco architecture in the United States.

[You will get to see Gilcrease Museum (internationally recognized for its Western American art collection), the Woody Guthrie Museum, some of the smaller galleries, several new restaurants and clubs in the Tulsa Arts District, and the art deco architecture during the Friday events at the Convention].

For more about Tulsa culture, go to:  http://billontheroad.com/36-hours-on-tulsa-time/

In 1925, Tulsa businessman Cyrus Avery campaigned to create a national highway linking Chicago to Los Angeles–making Tulsa the “Birthplace of Route 66”. Route 66 has an important role in Tulsa’s development–serving as a popular rest stop for travelers and including cultural treasures like the Meadow Gold Sign.

 

Known as the “Oil Capital of the World” for most of the 20th Century–Tulsa’s economy has been traditionally fueled by robust oil, natural gas, and energy sectors.  However, today Tulsa has diversified to include finance, aviation, telecommunications and technology.