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General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Oklahoma
GFWC-OK 2017 State Convention
Many Voices — Many Songs
April 27-29, 2017
Quartz Mountain State Park
Special Guest: SueEllen Brazil, Secretary, GFWC International
Executive Committee Thursday, April 27
GFWC-OK Board Friday, April 28, 9:30am
GFWC-OK Convention Friday, April 28, 1:00pm
2017 Call to Convention
Well, did you reserve your place? The Convention is this week! We’ve got a lot to do in a beautiful place. Come and enjoy the fellowship!
I have to admit I just sent mine via email to Charlene.
The following article was sent in by GFWC McAlester Fortnightly.
The Heart Truth® educational session for women celebrated with the centerpiece of The Heart Truth as The Red Dress®, “Go Red Day” for women’s heart health awareness is a success.
This National Wear Red Day® celebration is a biennial event, which is organized by GFWC McAlester Fortnightly. Proceeds benefit American Heart Association of Tulsa, OK, which provides informational brochures and Red Dress Pins for this event. Proceeds also benefit Club scholarship and leadership development programs.
Our attached program includes Salad Luncheon, Physician Education, Style Show from 8 local dress shops and many Door Prizes donated from our community.
Dr. Jinok Chung, Cardiologist with Oklahoma Heart Physicians, narrated a powerpoint presentation explaining women’s heart health with statistics stating women tend to be busy and don’t take time for their own health.
Full article and photo page available in March 5, 2017 edition of MCALESTER NEWS CAPITAL
Wear Red Article March 5, 2017
Margaret Fields, Director Casual Gourmet Dept. and Ellen Wilson, Board Treasurer, greet and register participants.
GFWC OK members l-r: Kay Grumbine Scholarship Chairwoman, State President Miriam Costilow, guest Anne Mathiews, members Neva Mitchell & Judy Goodyear, GFWC OK Past President Rita Sanders, & member Kathy McGilberry create salad plates.
Michelle Priddle, GFWC McAlester Fortnightly Board Secretary, presents her chocolate, strawberry cheesecake celebrating GFWC’s involvement with The Heart Truth® sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
GFWC OK Past President Rita Sanders, models one outfit from the 24 shown during the Style Show
Here is the current information for this district:
North East District
If you have updated information, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a new GFWC Newsletter (click to open in new tab). I hope you all have a chance to read it. There are links to past articles available there, too.
My goal is to have at least one new club per district during my term as President. We have great works ahead of us, ladies, I know together we can accomplish much!
Hi there, and Happy 2017! I’m sure we’re all looking forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
We have put the Annual Election Report and the Membership Report forms in the Documents area. Please download them and be sure to send them off soon!
If you happened to download them yesterday, please retrieve a new copy of the the Membership form — it has an updated address.
I look forward to all the great things we’re going to do this year!
District Conventions are in full swing, and we are having a great time.
Northeast District put on a fashion show that I can only call unforgettable. I came away with a whole new appreciation for the multi-use of certain garments!
SouthCentral District hosted a very informative panel discussion on the child welfare system in Oklahoma. As you know, we are looking for a long-term partner for the GFWC Signature Project. The speakers on this panel will be a great resource for us.
Last weekend in Southwest District we painted Santa Clauses. Let’s just say my Santa makes scary clowns look downright benign! But what fun we had!
This Saturday it is Durant’s turn to host Southeast District. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Keep having fun with GFWC
The PDF document has been updated. Please see South West District Directory for the removal of Sallisaw — it should only be listed in North East District.
Our thanks to McAlester Fortnightly for forwarding the condolence letter to us as well.
From: “Sheila Shea”
Date: Oct 17, 2016 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: LaVonne Halliburton GFWC OK Past State President
Cc: “Rosemary Thomas” , “email@example.com”
Dear Members of the GFWC McAlester Fortnightly Club,
We at GFWC are saddened by the news of the loss of Helen LaVonne Halliburton and extend our condolences to you, her family, and GFWC Oklahoma. Thanks for letting us know of her passing.
Forever Living the Volunteer Spirit Through GFWC,
SHEILA E. SHEA | International President
General Federation of Women’s Clubs | 1734 N Street NW | Washington, DC 20036-2990
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