, Muskogee, OK

April 19, 2014

Club news 04.20.14

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Beta Sigma Phi

Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 8 in the home of Kathleen McCaslin for their monthly meeting and to celebrate Founders Day which is April 30. The meeting was called to order by president Thelma Terrill with members singing the National Anthem and reciting the opening ritual. The Beta Sigma Phi Grace was recited followed by a delicious meal.

One of our members, Mysti Kelley, was recognized for her accomplishments at the Special Olympics held at Indian Bowl. She won first place in the softball throw, first place in the standing long jump and fourth place in bocce. Thelma acknowledged new pledge J'Dene Rogers and transfers Marion and Mysti Kelley and welcomed them to our chapter. Kathleen led members in reciting the Founders Day Pledge, Debbie Schrader read the message from International. The theme for the coming year is “To Expand Your Beta Sigma Phi Family Tree.”

The Sweetheart Pin was presented to Kathleen McCaslin, and Thelma Terrill received a plaque for Woman of the Year. The meeting was adjourned with the closing ritual.

The next meeting will be in the home of Martha Tuteral for the annual Birthday Party and Secret Sister reveal. The communication chairperson will notify members of any changes.

Green Country Duplicate Bridge

Green Country Duplicate Bridge meets at 12:30 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Newcomers are welcome. If you are interested in playing or learning to play duplicate bridge, call Ann Kent, (918) 682-3098; Mary Smith, (918) 682-2605; or Sandy Cole, (918) 684-9002.

Recent winners:

• April 9 — Sandy Cole and Santa McWilliams were first, Marialice Davis and Grace Sweeney were second.

• April 11 — STaC game with Marcia Robinson and Alice Barham being first. They also placed in the district which takes place in western Missouri, eastern Kansas, western Arkansas, northern Texas and Oklahoma getting silver points. Dave Murdock and Ruth Sharpe were second;

• April 14 — Mary Smith and Ralph Parker were first and Joan Chapman and Fran Martin were second.

April 21, the club will go to Tahlequah for a game at Go-Ye Village. If interested, call Ann or Mary.


Area T3 Governor Ute Nestler recently announced that World Class Toastmaster Mary Ankrom won the Area T3 Toastmaster of the Year. The Toastmaster of the Year is selected by a vote of the members at the end of the Toastmaster year. Congratulations, Mary!

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

Muskogee Friends of the Library

The Muskogee Friends of the Library Book Sandwiched In program will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Muskogee Public Library. The program will be hosted by the library personnel led by Debbie Goodwin. There will be a contest game of trivia about Muskogee and other miscellaneous facts of fun and frivolity.

The food will be served by the library staff who are planning lasagna, salad and bread. Desserts and drinks also will be served.

A report on the library will be given by Jan Bryant and a short business meeting will be held by Susan Asquith. There also will be door prizes. This is the time of year when the library expresses its appreciation to the friends who support the Muskogee Public Library.

Membership is $5, and meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month with a lunch for $3 and a book review. Guests are always welcome. Information: (918) 682-3287.


Soroptimist International met at Cowboy’s Bar-B-Q on March 6 for their annual awards banquet. Three recipients were honored this year.

The Woman of Distinction was given to Kim Winston for her work through personal and professional activities. Her efforts help to promote the issues that are important to the organization and has worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls.

The Women’s Opportunity Award was given to Mary B. Hicks for being a woman who has overcome enormous obstacles in her life and has provided primary financial support for her family and is continuing to further her education. A cash award was offered to offset some of the costs associate with the efforts to attain higher education.

The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14 to 17 who are engaged in volunteer action within their community or school. The award was given to Miss Colleen A. White from Eufaula High School for her outstanding contributions.

Information: (918) 869-7781.