Casady Club Features Key Speakers and Topics Relevant to our Community

The Casady Community envelopes a wide range of constituents including current parents, students, faculty/staff, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, emeriti, trustees, friends of the School, and more. As a member of the Casady Community, there are many events and activities for you to join. The Casady Alumni Association hosts the Casady Club Luncheon series, one event that is open to the members in our community.
The Casady Club Luncheon Series was conceived by David McCubbin '76 and Dr. Robert Woolsey, former headmaster, in December 2002. Dr. Woolsey proposed a program similar to the Harvard Club or Yale Club where alums get together every month for lunch, sometimes with a speaker, sometimes not.
 
The first Casady Club luncheon was in April 2003 at the Coach House Restaurant with 20 people in attendance. David led the luncheon series, which included four annual gatherings for lunch throughout the year with a featured speaker who was usually an alum. David retired from his role on the Casady Alumni Board, and in 2010, the Casady Alumni Association took over the planning and organizing. As Casady Club has evolved since that time, the location has moved to campus and is open to anyone in the Casady Community at no charge. Only a reservation is requested so that the Alumni Association may plan for seating and lunch.

As Casady Club continues to develop as a community-wide event, the Casady Club committee will select speakers including, alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the School, who will focus on topics relevant to current events as well as the School. All luncheons begin at noon and will be held in the Activity Center between the Loeffler Primary Division and Powell Lower Division Buildings. To make your reservation for either of the events listed below, please contact Lisa Meehan '87, Director of Alumni Relations, at meehanl@casady.org or 749-3162.

Tricia Everest '89: Friday, Dec. 8
Tricia Everest is an attorney, philanthropist, entrepreneur and athlete. At December Casady Club, she will introduce Palomar Family Justice Center and the services the organization provides. Palomar opened in January of this year, and Tricia is board president.
In her bio, it states that Tricia focuses most of her time ensuring there are sufficient forms of art available for children, who she believes are designing the landscape of our future. Tricia's focus is on providing women with tools so they may pave new roads for their children that don’t include abuse, illiteracy, incarceration, and addiction.

Tricia attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law, earning her Juris Doctor in 2003. Her legal work has included serving as an Assistant Attorney General representing the State of Oklahoma. Tricia, a member of Casady's Class of 1989, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1993.

She currently serves on multiple social services, arts, education, and community boards and organizations. She has an Honorary Long Term Care Administrator License and an Honorary Alcohol and Drug Counselor License. Awards and honors she has received include Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations Citizen Academy Graduate, Woman of the Year Recipient – The Journal Record, Volunteer of the Year YMCA, Volunteer of the Year YWCA, Societies Philanthropist of the Year, Recipient Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma Legacy Award, Festival of Hope Honoree, Compassionate Citizen of the Year of the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, and President’s Professional Attorney Award Oklahoma County Bar Association.

Matt Ralls: Friday, March 2
Matt Ralls works as an associate for Wiggin Properties' brokerage division focused on new business development. Based in the Oklahoma City office, Matt is teaming with Wiggin Properties' vice president to grow the company's office and medical market third party assignments.

Most recently, Matt was a vice president for MidFirst Bank involved in acquisitions, property preservation and strategic initiatives. Prior to MidFirst, he served as a Special Agent for the United States Secret Service investigating electronic crimes and financial fraud as well as serving on various presidential and foreign dignitary protective details.

Matt is active in the community, serving as a member or board member of many service groups including the Uptown 23rd District Association, Historic Preservation Inc., and the "Pistol Pete" Alumni Association. He is a former member of the United Way Emerging Leaders and the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and his MBA from Oklahoma Christian University. Matt and his wife have a third grade daughter at Casady.
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