, Muskogee, OK

December 22, 2012

Club news 12.23.12

— Green Country Duplicate Bridge

The club held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 12. Election of officers was held with the following results: Ann Kent, Manager; Sandy Cole, vice-president; Fran Martin, treasurer; Jane Lopes, secretary; Mary Smith, unit representative; Betty Jordan, board member for three years; Dave Murdock, board member for two years; and Norma Kolmer, board member for one year.

Winners for the club championship were North-South: Werner Wagner and Ann Kent first in A and overall. Mary Smith and Ralph Parker were second in A and overall. Joan Chapman and Carol Ketchum were third in A and first in B. Grace Sweeney and Marialice Davis were first in C, and Santa McWilliams and Sandy Cole were second in B and third overall.

East-West winners were Norma Kolmer and Linda Stearns first in A and third overall. Jack Harris and Bill Porter were second in A and first in B and fourth in A overall and first in B overall. Jane Lopes and Betty Jordan were third in A and fifth overall.

Recent winners are:

• Dec. 14 — Ann Kent and Ann Kuykendall, first; Fran Martin and Dave Murdock, second; and Linda Stearns and Norma Kolmer, third.

• Dec. 17 — Ruth Sharpe and Betty Jordan, first; Fran Martin and Ralph Park, second; and Mary Smith and Bonnie Jennings tied with Norma Kolmer and Dave Murdock for third and fourth.

The club will resume games on January 2.


New Friends

Muskogee New Friends celebrated the Christmas holiday season with their annual luncheon held at the Odd Fellow’s Lodge. Virginia Garrison led the group with the singing of he Caroles, accompanied by Thelma Terril on the piano. Josie Fullen delighted everyone with the reading of a Christmas poem. The much anticipated drawing for the quilt was held. The lucky ticket was drawn by Virginia Russell, who was a guest at the luncheon.

The winner of the Muskogee New Friend’s 2012 Quilt was Illeta Rowan. The quilt was presented to Illeta at her place of work, Beyond the Fringe Beauty Salon, by Bonnie Baker and Esther Hunter. The Quilters Group of Muskogee New Friends are already in progress for the 2013 Quilt. Muskogee New Friends has other interest groups, they meet once a month and membership is always open.