The National Defense report was given by Elizabeth Witherow. She mentioned that March is Women’s History Month and gave some information concerning women who serve in the nation’s military forces.
Kathy Howry, membership committee chairman, reported there are several prospective members.
Myrtie Clarke, chairman of the Women’s Issues committee, introduced the guest speaker, Lila Luper, director of infection control at Valley View Regional Hospital. Luper discussed three main areas of women’s health: screening tests, including recommendations concerning age and frequency; regular checkups and the importance of family medical history; and vaccines for adults, including flu, shingles, TDAP, and pneumonia. She stated that additional information could be found on the Website www.women’shealth.gov.
Members voted to give $45 toward the purchase of the District basket for the State Convention. The motion was approved unanimously.
Regent Hill reminded members to bring large-sized “Sweats for Vets” to the April meeting. These will be given to the Muskogee and Oklahoma City VA Medical Centers.
Hostesses for the meeting were Linda Leach, Jean Kelley, Arletta Good, Erna Leach, and Marian Paniagua.
Next meeting will be Guest Day Luncheon April 13 at noon.
Members attending were Betty Allred, Janet Barrett, Elaine Bearden, Tommie Beddow, Myrtie Clarke, Ramona Dennison, JaNell Fleming, Rita Floyd, Joyce Gentry, Jessie Glover, Arletta Good, Janis Harris, Dana Hill, Donnetta Hoggatt, Lorraine Hooker, Lou Ann Hoover, Kathy Howry, Phyllis Inslee, Jean Kelley, Ann Klepper, Erna Leach, Linda Leach, Vickie Lee, Jean Lyon, Suzanne McFarlane, Mary Pfeffer, Sara Pritchett, Helen Roberts, Mary Scalf, Demonell Stevenson, Jerry Wages, Allene Warren, and Elizabeth Witherow. Guests were Sandra Mantooth, Judy Kurz and Lila Luper.