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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A Very Good Friday

On Good Friday the Community Service Team met at Wal -Mart to purchase supplies to donate to Martha’s House. Martha’s House is an apartment that provides temporary housing for homeless women and their children as they work to transition to independent living. Residents must seek employment and contribute a small amount to the operation of the apartment. When they are able to find permanent housing, Martha’s house allows the residents to take the household items in the apartment with them to start their new life.

Team members Joy Quinn, Michele Davey, Aurora Macaraeg, Cara Falcon, Paula Scott and Jeary Seikel filled 5 shopping carts with items to prepare the apartment for a new family. Bedding, a shower curtain and bath matt, pots and pans, dishes and flatware were a part of the supplies donated by the Alliance. The team members had lunch together on 16th street after the morning events.

Please consider joining the Team as they complete the upcoming community service events. It is a satisfying and fun way to enjoy Alliance members while meeting the needs of the community!

 

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2016 Dues

 

It is that time again! Dues are $80 for all members.

Please make checks payable to OCMSA. Mail checks to:
Oklahoma County Medical Society
313 NE 50th Street, Ste. 200,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

You may also pay dues online at http://www.ocmsalliance.org/how-to-join/

If you choose to pay online, please include the $3 service charge for paying via PayPal.

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Upcoming meetings

2016 – OSMA Alliance General Membership Meeting: 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!

April General Meeting: Wed, April 20 at 11:30am. Location TBA

May General Meeting: Decorator’s Showhouse! More information to follow!

 

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Decorators Show House volunteers

The Decorators Show House needs our help! Please let me know which shift you can work…

  • Monday, May 16 from 9:30-1:00pm
  • Friday, May 20 from 12:30-4:30pm

They need 25 volunteers per shift. Let’s show up for this event! Let Natasha Neumann know by April 10th if you can volunteer. She needs to let them know if we are able to cover a shift.

Contact: 405-625-7272 or natasha.neumann@yahoo.com

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Community Service

Hi, ladies!

March: Martha’s House Service Project

We are looking for a few women who are able to meet at the Belle Isle Wal-Mart next Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. We will do a little shopping and then proceed to Martha’s House to deliver the apartment needs. Since a family is currently living in the apartment, we will be simply dropping the donation off. Planning on lunch together after for those who have the time. If you are available, we would love to have you join us in this simple task. Thinking those going on the delivery run and lunch will ride together from Wal-Mart, leaving our cars there until after lunch.

Contact Jeary at jearyseikel@yahoo.com or 405-830-6819.

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

May 6th or 13th – We will purchase and serve lunch for their drop in clients

Coordinators:  Berna Goetzinger and Pamela MaGee

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February meeting

Join us for out February Meeting – Wednesday, February 17 from 11:30-1:00pm in the home of Amy and Roy Bankhead – 1205 Larchmont Lane, Nichols Hills 73116

Please join us for Mardi Gras fun!  Our guest speaker is Gary Olson, President of Lane Financial Strategies.  He will be speaking about long-term care health insurance.

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