The Annie Oakley Society Luncheon
June 6, 2013
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, The Annie Oakley Society, the women's
leadership organization of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage
Museum will host its Third Annual Annie Oakley Society Luncheon,
in Oklahoma City. We would like to invite you to join us as we
honor Nadia Comaneci!
At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, a 14-year-old Romanian
dynamo captured the hearts and minds of the world with her daring
and perfection. We came to know her simply as "Nadia."
By the time the 1976 Olympics ended, Comaneci had earned seven
perfect tens, three gold medals, one bronze, one silver and countless
fans. She appeared on the covers of TIME, Newsweek and Sports
Illustrated--all in the same week--and returned home to Romania
to a heroine's welcome.
Four years later at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Comaneci earned
two more gold medals and two silver to bring her Olympic total
to nine medals--five gold, three silver and one bronze. In 1996,
Comaneci was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of
In 1999, Comaneci was honored by ABC News and Ladies' Home Journal
as one of the 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century. Comaneci,
who is also fluent in French and English, continues to travel
the world with her various interests. Her charity work is extensive.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics
International. She is also a Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy
Association. Comaneci also serves as a member of the board of
the Laureus Sports For Good Foundation. Nadia also travels to
Romania often to support dozens of charities in her homeland including
the Nadia Comaneci Children's Clinic in Bucharest.
Even though Nadia won a total of nine Olympic medals, five of
them gold, she will always be remembered at the first gymnast
to score a perfect 10 and leave her indelible mark on the history
of the Olympics.
The Annie Oakley Society, co-founded by Cathy Keating and Lynn
Friess, has added a new dimension to the Museum by honoring and
raising awareness of outstanding women of the West. The Society
has raised nearly $2 million to date. All proceeds from The Annie
Oakley Society are directed to children and family programming
at the Museum.
Membership into The Annie Oakley Society includes seating at
the luncheon and with multiple levels of membership starting at
$250 annually. The Annie Oakley Society has a niche for all women,
including a special category for those under 40.