November 3, 2022

The November Oakes Club speakers addressed a topic that has been requested by our members and is a part of our daily headlines – mental health. Once the speakers were introduced, the members’ luncheon conversations halted to listen, learn, and understand the epidemic our community and nation is facing. The speakers included Eric Estrada, executive … More November 3, 2022

October 6, 2022

The Oakes Club members returned to the Petroleum Club for a members-only meeting. Past President Mary Stefl shared details of the history and founding of the Oakes Club. Three women, Harriett Helmle,   Carol Newman and Stephanie Coleman Ramsey, were frustrated by their inability to join existing professional organizations in San Antonio. In the early … More October 6, 2022

September 1, 2022

Oakes Club members enjoyed a return to the Petroleum Club. The packed luncheon featured guest speaker Bianca Rhodes, CEO of Knight Aerospace. Knight Aerospace has created self-contained mobile medical units that roll on or off C-130 cargo planes. With contracts ranging from Australia to the Middle East, Knight Aerospace was recently awarded multiple R&D grants … More September 1, 2022

August 4, 2022 Meeting

The Oakes Club participated in a field trip to the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), which is the home of the Innovation District on the Eastside. Members learned about the multiple nonprofit subsidiaries of TRTF, including VelocityTX, which is an incubator/accelerator for bioscience and healthcare entities, Alamo Angels, which is an investing hub, and … More August 4, 2022 Meeting

July 7, 2022 Social

The Oakes Club normally does not host a luncheon in July due to busy travel schedules, yet our membership has been keen to stay connected. The Program Committee created a “July Social” for members to participate, and it was widely attended. Many members invited guests and the influx of new faces, combined with longtime friends … More July 7, 2022 Social

June 2, 2022 Meeting

The Oakes Club members returned to the Petroleum Club in June. Vinsen Farias, CEO of Meals on Wheels was the presenter. Members learned that Meals on Wheels delivers over one million healthy, nutritious meals annually, serving over 6,000 adults, primarily through a volunteer network. Meals this past week were delivered to individuals ranging in age … More June 2, 2022 Meeting

May 5, 2022 Meeting

The Oakes Club members enjoyed a private event at the San Antonio Cooking School located at H-E-B’s Central Market. The menu was a tribute to Julia Childs, with a salad lyonnaise, Florentine crepes, potatoes gratin with ham and of course – creme brulee! Three different chefs showcased their skills in front of the group by … More May 5, 2022 Meeting

March 3, 2022 Meeting

Oakes Club members filled the room at the Petroleum Club, and several guests joined us at the March meeting. The meeting room was buzzing with laughter, a sense of fellowship, and gratitude for once again being in each other’s presence. Member updates and news included: Congratulations were in order for member Christine Hortick, who won … More March 3, 2022 Meeting