Fortnightly Study Club

ADA — Fortnightly Study Club gathered for a luncheon at the Aldridge Ballroom to celebrate its Re-assembly Day Sept. 21. The luncheon was hosted by the members of the 21st Century Department.

Fortnightly Study Club was founded in 1922 by Hazel Linscheid, wife of the then president of East Central University. It was formed for Ada women interested in the study of a variety of subjects to enrich their minds.

Every year the Fortnightly Study Club awards the Hazel Linscheid Scholarship to an ECU student who is chosen by the head of the department based on his or her merits. This year’s recipient, Brianna “BJ” Beller, was chosen by Dr. F. Bradley Jessup, chairman of the Arts Department at ECU. Jessup describes Beller as and outstanding student, polite, self directed, interested and teachable. Beller shared some of her art work with the group.

Ruth Parkhurst of the 21st Century Department introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Alvin Turner. Turner has served or is serving as director of behavioral and social sciences division at Redlands Community college, as Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, as executive director for the Oklahoma Museums Association, as director of museums and sites for the Oklahoma Historical Society, as member and big supporter of the Ada Artists Association at ECU.

He has been involved with Oklahoma Cultural Studies, Native American Studies and Black Heritage. Turner has written or co-written four books. He gave a presentation on Oklahoma Centennial and spoke mostly on the turn of the century in Ada.

Fortnightly club members and guests present were Modern Book Department members Alba Little, Helen Miller, Wanda Campbell, Betty Duty, Nell Goforth; Progressive Drama Department, Anita Ardiana, Jean Erickson, Margaret Garber, Glenda Landry, Vedo Mayhall, Mary Pfeffer, Mary Jo Schoepflin, Gemma Waggoner, Elizabeth Witherow, Ann Pepper and guests Drew Epperly, Annette Webb, Tommye Rafes, Caroline Doherty Katherine Roberts and Darla Doane; Music Department, Jane Adair, Barbara Arrington, Sue Asklund, Betty Denny, Evelyn Keefer, Mary Jo Samora, Evelyn Tribbey, Charlotte Herman; 21st Century Department, Ginger Adair, Mary Lou Carr, Rosemary Floyd, Alma Hogan, Bryna Lane, Sue Milner, Ruth Parkhurst, Ina Suydam and guests Janet Lee and Jennifer Greenstreet.

For more information about Fortnightly Study Club, phone President Mary Pfeffer at (580) 332-1589.

Gladiolus Garden Club

ADA — Gladiolus Garden Club of Ada met Sept. 13 in the home of Imogene Miller. The meeting was called to order by Nina Davis, president. Jane Curry led the members in the Gardeners Creed and the conservation pledge. The treasurer’s report was given by Joyce Craig. Minutes were read by Miller.

A discussion on the care of house plants was presented by all of the members. Some of the members have had plants as long as fifteen years.

Refreshments were served to Joyce Craig, Jane Curry, Nina Davis, Evelyn Keefer, Doris West, Dollie Nelson and Imogene Miller.

The meeting was adjourned after reminding the members that the next meeting will be Oct. 4 in the home of Evelyn Keefer.

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