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March 9, 2013

Club news 03.10.13

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— Muskogee County Retired Educators

Muskogee County Retired Educators will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at The Art Guild, 315 Court St.

Faye Waits, coordinator for We Care Transportation, will present a program regarding the services the organization offers. Also, Rachel Brewer, agent with Liberty Mutual Insurance, will discuss various benefits available to retirees.

Pat O’Reiully will give the devotion, and Marilyn O’Reilly will serve refreshments. Members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

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 interested in playing or learning to play duplicate bridge contact Ann Kent at (918) 682-3098, Mary Smith at (918) 682-2605, or Sandy Cole at (918) 684-9002.

The club will sponsor a class for learning duplicate bridge starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center. It will be taught by Smith, who is an accredited American Contract Bridge teacher.

Recent winners are:

• Special senior game North-South — Barbara Sallee and Betty Elder, first in A and first overall; Ruth Sharpe and Bonnie Jennings, second in A and third overall; and Flora DeBartolla and Werner Wagner, third in A and first in B;

• Special senior game East-West — Linda Stearns and Bill Porter, first in B and second overall; Dave Murdock and Norma Kolmer, second in B and fourth overall; and Ann Kent and Jane Lopes were third in A.

• Feb. 27 — Mary Beyers and Wilma Mahaffey, first; and Renee Tyrrell and Bill Porter, second.

• March 1 — Marcia Robinson and Alice Barham tied with Joann Poirier and Lisa Poirier for first, andRuth Sharpe and Ann Kent were third.

Toastmasters International

One of the benefits of being a Toastmaster is the monthly Toastmaster magazine. It’s packed full of articles on public speaking and leadership skill articles. One recent article deals with taming stage fright. Who hasn’t had stage fright at some point in their life? The article discusses ways to deal with physical symptoms such as flushing or shaking when speaking. It also addresses how a speaker can get over feeling that the audience is passing judgment on him or her. So if you have ever experienced stage fright, consider attending a Toastmasters meeting to learn skills that will help you get over your fears.

Toastmasters meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. at the Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin, in Muskogee. The next meeting is March 19.

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