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2017 Call to Convention

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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

Seeing Red

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

Annual Report Form and Membership Report Form uploaded

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!

Miriam

SE District

Images from the Convention

The Women of the SE District at the Convention
The Women of the SE District at the Convention
Miriam Presents to Nancy LaVal the letter and certificate from GFWC Headquarters for 90+ years
Miriam Presents to Nancy LaVal (President of Heavener GFWC) the letter and certificate from GFWC Headquarters for 90+ years
Sheri Jeter Presents on Mothers' InterSE 100+ Years
Sheri Jeter Presents on Mothers’ InterSE 100+ Years
Sheri Jeter Presents on Mothers' InterSE 100+ Years -- wearing her Mother's GFWC Outfit in honor of the celebration.
Sheri Jeter Presents on Mothers’ InterSE 100+ Years — wearing her Mother’s GFWC Outfit in honor of the celebration.
Miriam Presents to Metra Christofferson the letter and certificate from GFWC Headquarters for 100+ years
Miriam Presents to Metra Christofferson (President of Mothers’ InterSE GFWC) the letter and certificate from GFWC Headquarters for 100+ years
SE District Convention Donations to Foster Care
SE District Convention Donations to Foster Care
SE District Convention Donations to Foster Care
SE District Convention Donations to Foster Care

SW District Convention

Hello!
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
Miriam

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La Vonne Halliburton, cont’d

Our thanks to McAlester Fortnightly for forwarding the condolence letter to us as well.
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From: “Sheila Shea”
Date: Oct 17, 2016 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: LaVonne Halliburton GFWC OK Past State President
To: “mcafortnightly@gmail.com”
Cc: “Rosemary Thomas” , “costilow4423@sbcglobal.net”

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

SHEILA E. SHEA | International President
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