, Muskogee, OK

January 4, 2014

Club news 01/05/14

— Club news runs on Sundays. The deadline for club news is noon Wednesday.

Beta Sigma Phi

Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 10 for their Christmas party and dinner hosted by Pat Lee. After a short business meeting, members enjoyed a  pot luck dinner and fellowship. “Secret Sisters” also exchanged Christmas gifts.

The January meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the home of Martha Tuteral. The communication chairperson will notify members of any changes.


The Muskogee Chapter of the National Association of Current and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd.

Guest speaker will be Ron Vick, NARFE District II vice-president from Okema. A door prize will be drawn.

All Federal employees, members and guests are invited.


If your job requires you to speak publicly, or if you feel the need to improve your public speaking skills, Toastmasters is the place for you. Toastmasters is the place to make your mistakes and learn from them. So if any of your New Year's Resolutions involve improving speaking skills or improving your job skills, visit the next Toastmasters meeting.

Toastmasters meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin.


Tahlequah Writers

Tahlequah Writers, a support group formed last year for writers, has implemented a new project of printing and displaying a written work each month to help local writers get their work seen by area residents. The January Best Work of the Month is a poem titled “January Slap,” written by Gerald Carter of Muskogee.

The poem is on display in the Muskogee Public Library and in Tahlequah at Chapel Books and Fine Collectibles, The Drip, Iguana Café, and Spider Gallery at the Cherokee Arts Center.

Carter’s poem describes the crispness of January and how the month brings back a stark reality following the extended holidays of the previous months.

Tahlequah Writers meets at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water Street, in downtown Tahlequah. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend.

Information: Karen Cooper, (918) 207-0093.

Trinity Lodge #502

Trinity Lodge #502 will be holding a Master Mason Degree at 6 p.m. Thursday. The degree will be held at the Masonic Temple located, at Sixth and Boston streets.

All Master Masons are welcome to attend.

Domestic Violence Prevention

The Domestic Violence Prevention network will meet at noon the first Tuesday of each month at Studio Broadway, 213 W. Broadway.  

Anyone interested in finding strategies to reduce the statistics of domestic violence in the greater Muskogee area is welcome, including organizations, individuals, churches, law enforcement, educators, and court representatives. Bringing a lunch is OK.

Soroptimist International

Soroptimist International, a group of local business and professional women in the Muskogee area who work to improve the lives of women and girls in the community, donated a new television to WISH (Women in Safe Homes) for Christmas. WISH provides victims of domestic violence a safe place to stay while they are rebuilding their lives.