September meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 11:30am in the home of Dr. & Mrs. James Wendelken
6420 Outabounds Court, Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Please join us for our first fall meeting! We will be discussing our upcoming Kitchen Tour and tickets will be available.

Guest Speaker – Dr. Deanna Sylvester from Sylvester Eye Care & Aesthetic Center

Hosted by Jennifer Tortorici – troyjen66@aol.com

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Updates!

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!  Happy September!  Alliance has a busy schedule coming up, so please mark your calendars…

MEETINGS
September General Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 2111:30-1:00pm
Home of Dr. & Mrs. James Wendelken
6420 Outabounds Court, Oklahoma City 73116
Guest Speaker – Dr. Deanna Sylvester from Sylvester Eye Care & Aesthetic Center
An evite will be going out – please RSVP
October General Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 1211:30-1:00pm
Culinary Kitchen
7222 Western Ave
Kick off for Kitchen Tour!
KITCHEN TOUR
Sunday, October 16
11:00am – 5:00pm
Website is updated with all the information – www.ocmsalliance.org/kitchentour
Tickets will be available at the Sept. meeting – $75 for 5 tickets
Posters are already being distributed around town
VOLUNTEERS – let Nicole Cook or Jennifer Tortorici know when you can work!  Shifts are 11-2pm or 2-5pm.  It takes everyone to make this event happen!
We hope to see you all very soon!
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Kitchen Tour

KT16_web banner_KT logoWe are so excited for Kitchen Tour 2016!

Our committee has been working hard to make this 25th Anniversary spectacular.

To check out all the details go to our Kitchen Tour page, found HERE.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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RIP Bolar Garrison

Bolar Garrison passed away on Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are 11:00 Monday morning at All Souls. This is the husband of Lu Garrison and the son of Mrs George Garrison who founded the medical-student auxiliary (alliance) group many years ago–then it was called WASAMA.

We offer our sincerest condolences to Lu Garrison and family.

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Spring Luncheon Tickets

13119814_970082326380202_5342803448041582631_oDON’T FORGET: Our Spring Luncheon at the Decorator’s Showhouse!                                                Wed, May 18 at 11:00am

We will meet for lunch at the Grand House and then go to the Show House! PLEASE RSVP TO THE EVITE and buy your tickets online here.

Simply add to your cart however many tickets you need, add the $3 surcharge to the payment…and hey, you can pay your dues while you are at it as well (if you haven’t already done so).

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Meetings

2016 – OSMA Alliance General Membership Meeting will be on Friday, April 15 at the Embassy Suites, Downtown Medical Center. Registration begins at 9:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 10:00am. Lunch is provided but it’s important to register! The registration form is attached.

April General Meeting – Wed, April 20 at 11:30am. Evite has been sent.
New Leaf Florist – 2500 N. May, OKC 73107

Decorator’s Showhouse! Wed, May 18 at 11:00am
We will meet for lunch at the Grand House and then go to the Show House! More information to follow…

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Community Service

April: Positive Tomorrows
April 25, 2:30 p.m. – We will provide theme items, gifts, and cake for a child’s birthday party (maximum of 6 volunteers)

April 28, 11:00 a.m. – We will purchase and deliver the “Parents Lunch”

Coordinator: Joy Quinn (joyq@cox.net)

May: Lottie House Mental Illness Day Center

To My Fellow OCMS Alliance Members,

STARTLING MENTAL HEALTH FACTS

  • There are between 876,000 and 985,000 Oklahomans with a reported mental illness or substance abuse issue (Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health America 2015)
  • Oklahoma is ranked 45th nationally for overall behavioral health with adults ranked 49th and youth 43rd (Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health America 2015)
  • Oklahoma is ranked 3rd highest among states for any mental illness at 22.4%. (Behavioral Health in the US 2012)

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month we have partnered with the Mental Health Association to host a cookout scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the Lottie House in OKC. We are in need of 10 volunteers from 1130am to 2pm to serve lunch and interact with everyone. Please RSVP to Pam Magee via email rmagee1462@aol.com or phone 567-204-0899 or Berna Goetzinger via email bgoetzinger@cox.net or phone 405-496-6217.

The Lottie House is a drop in center in Oklahoma for adults living with a mental illness, co-occurring disorder or homelessness. It’s mission: “To provide a safe, supportive community where people can socialize, relax and participate in their own growth and development and find encouragement and hope”.

Pam Magee, Berna Goetzinger

Art’s Festival – April 19-24
There are three shifts each day but Sunday. The times for the shifts are as follows: Tuesday thru Saturday 10:45-2:30, 2:15-6 and 5:45-9 (Sunday 10:45-2:30 and 2:15-6). Help Deanna Carey!
The link for signup genius is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849aaa828a2f85-childrens

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April General Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 11:30am @ New Leaf Florist – 2500 N. May

Please join us for lunch, fellowship, and fun with flowers and floral arranging!

Hosted by Jennifer Tortorici – 405-204-3826

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Art’s Festival

[ Message from Deanna Carey ]

Children’s Art Fields – Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts 2016 – Please Volunteer – April 19-24

IT is now Festival Time again.  This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Festival.  The location has changed to the Festival’s original location at Bicentennial Park.  The Children’s Art Field will be located in front of City Hall at the east end of the festival grounds.

The festival runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

I am a co-chair for the Childrens Art Field this year.  We had a great time last year and would appreciate your support.  I am responsible for recruiting volunteers for the festival.

This year we will be doing three activities:

  • Handprint Butterflies:  butterflies made from construction paper cutouts using the palm of the children’s hand as a stencil
  • Sun/Oil Catcher
  • Cloud Art:  In honor of the 50th Anniversary painting by Davie Holland

There are three shifts each day but Sunday.  The times for the shifts are as follows:  Tuesday thru Saturday  1045-230, 215-6 and 545-9 (Sunday 1045-230 and 215-6)

The link for signup genius is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849aaa828a2f85-childrens

If you are interested in volunteering but don’t want to use the signup genius, please let me know with your name and contact information and I will take care of it.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Please forward to anyone that you think may be interested.

The Children’s Art Field provides children ages three to twelve years with the opportunity to express their artistic talents through a variety of hands-on activities.  The Children’s Art Field consists of two/three separate activities which will be overseen by this committee.  For a basic fee of $2 or $3, children will receive a bracelet which will entitle them to participate. For example, these activities may include forming three-dimensional objects, printmaking, making creative accessories, etc. The committee operates with at two Committee Chairs, and a minimum of six Volunteer Coordinators, each of whom serves as a day chair. The members assist the Co-Chairs in development of the art experiences. The Co-Chairs and Committee Day Chairs all assist in training volunteers for the various areas of Children’s Art Field.

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