From The President's Desk

 

From the President's Desk,

The Lunch and Learn Program created and presented by Mr. Bill Welge, introduces a series of lectures that cover events and important individuals that helped build what is now present day Oklahoma City County. These programs provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of Oklahoma City County. Local historians and others who are committed to preserving the past and passionate about sharing their knowledge, participate in the series and unique topics are discussed over a light lunch.

C.G. Jones, a colorful character who is an important person in Oklahoma City County history was the subject of the most recent luncheon. Mr. Jones, an influential man, was essential in moving the State Capitol from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. 

"C.G. Jones' Involvement in Moving the State Capitol" Randall E. McMillin, Speaker

RANDALL E. MCMILLIN WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HOBART, OKLAHOMA.  RANDY HAS BEEN THE SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT FOR A FIRM IN OKLAHOMA CITY FOR OVER 35 YEARS.  HE AND HIS WIFE JAN HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 32 YEARS AND HAVE THREE SONS.  HE HAS LIVED IN EASTERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS, CURRENTLY LIVING IN JONES, OKLAHOMA.  MR. MCMILLIN CURRENTLY SERVES ON THE TOWN OF JONES BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND ALSO IS A DIRECTOR AND A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE JONES OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY/COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

RANDY HAS DONE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH INTO THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 1889'ER C.G."GRISTMILL" JONES.  HE WILL BE SPEAKING ON C.G. JONES' INVOLVEMENT IN MOVING THE STATE CAPITOL AT THE BOULEVARD CAFETERIA DURING THE OKLAHOMA CITY/COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S "LUNCH AND LEARN" SERIES.