February 2018 GFWC News

February 2018 GFWC Membership News

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 11:11 PM, Penny Peterson <penny.peterson@cox.net> wrote:

Happy February…

State presidents  – please note the statement in this issue regarding a GFWC Award of $500 for a state in each membership category, for recording the largest number of new clubs federated during the 2016-2018 Administration.

Thank you,

Penny

International Outreach Jan 2018

International Outreach January 2018 Issue 6

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 5:22 PM, Janet Trombetti <janet.trombetti@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi All,

Attached is the January issue of the International Outreach Newsletter in two formats – Word 2003 and .pdf.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Best to you all,

Janet

Janet Trombetti
International Outreach Chair
GFWC
Aide to the NER President
GFWC NER
Membership Chair
GFWC Warwick Women’s Club
401-943-4328 home
401-465-4768 cell

Helen LaVonne (McCollum) Halliburton

The following is from a letter sent to Jeff Riley at OK History by McAlester Fortnightly [mcafortnightly@gmail.com]

Dear Jeff,

The life of Helen LaVonne (McCollum) Halliburton was celebrated during her funeral service October 18, 2016 in McAlester Oklahoma. As stated in the attached memorial, her daughters presented LaVonne’s GFWC President Quilt to GFWC McAlester Fortnightly to be donated to the Oklahoma History Center in memory of LaVonne’s life of selfless service to her community and state.

Photo of LaVonne presiding during the October 2-4, 1987 South Central Region meeting held in Tulsa, OK, along with Alice Clark Donahue, GFWC International incoming President as Keynote Speaker.

Published in GFWC.org NEWS & NOTES January, 2015: “In Memorium: Alice Clark Donahue It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of Alice C. Donahue (1988-1990), 37th international president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, on December 18, 2014. During her administration, Alice promoted GFWC’s Centennial celebration and held the organization’s first video teleconference. Planning for the future was a major administration priority, and during her term GFWC published the Strategic Membership Plan. Her administration theme was “A Past to Remember-A Future to Mold.” Our thoughts go out to Alice’s friends and family.”

Apache Study Club Quilt Block signed by Mary Joyce Swanda, Kathryn Gallagher and Carol Crews.

Beth McClain lovingly holds this quilt accepting for GFWC McAlester Fortnightly. Beth is a current and 64 year member of the Homemakers Department, 1986-1988 past president of GFWC McAlester Fortnightly.

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

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

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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