The following is from a letter sent to Jeff Riley at OK History by McAlester Fortnightly [email@example.com]
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.
Okay, folks, I had to crop the video because our site only allows for 50mb clips. This one has been compressed to around 10mb. If you want the longer one, and have a place I can upload it to, contact me.
Video is courtesy of Athena Costilow.
Miriam and Patty presenting Easter Seals with FOUR, that’s, one more than three, two more than two, and three more than one FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, STUPENDEOUS, AMAZING INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TRICYCLES for the Easter Seals Daycare Program. Are the Women of Oklahoma GFWC wonderful or what???
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
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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!