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May meeting of GFWC Heeko Club

GFWC-Heeko Club met May 12 at the home of Sherry Williams, with Judy Powers, Kathy Swan and Patty Gambill as co-hostesses. Club President Debbie Reed called the meeting to order and thanked the hostesses.

The president then welcomed a guest, former 50-year member of the club, Eileen Monger, now living in Pryor.

New officers for the coming year were installed by Barbara Strahm. followed by the salute to the flag led by Debbie Reed, and the Club Pledge led by Sherry Williams. The roll call was called by Sherry Williams, who also gave the secretary’s report. She related that the April program was a program of music presented by the talented piano students of Barbara Strahm, who has had many of her pupils go on to a career in music. She also told that Edna Finley has been chosen as a new member of the club and has accepted.

It was announced that following the disastrous fire and restoration of the Osage County Historical Society Museum, founded by the Heeko Club, the gala opening will be held May 31. The Museum Board of Director’s annual meeting and dinner will be held June 6 at the Methodist Family Center. Barbara Pease is manager of the museum.

Jenna Hague reported on the progress of the Clean-Up Pawhuska project. There is an amazing amount of trash being collected, and more volunteers are needed to assister her and her husband, August Hague, on the first Saturday of each month at the big flag pole.

Reporting on the Oklahoma State GFWC Convention in Oklahoma City, Nicki Lorenzo told that some delegates, her group calling themselves “The Sisterhood of Frozen Potatoes,” divided hundreds of pounds of frozen potatoes into three-pound bags, for a total of 2,678 bags, to be distributed by the Oklahoma City Food Bank. Nicki Lorenzo is second vice president of the State GFWC. Joyce Ward, the other Heeko delegate, is a former GFWC State President.

Patty Gambill, Osage County Historical Society secretary and Book Store manager, reported that tickets were now on sale for the OCHS annual meeting, dinner and auction at $20 and will be $25 at the door on June 6.

The meeting was adjourned with repeating the Club Collect.

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