GFWC Oklahoma President, Joan Maddox, is pleased to announce that the La-Kee-Kon Club of Nowata won two state awards this year and will receive a check for $25 per award for a total of $50.
The Community Service project in Education is the Club’s largest project with 1,600 volunteer hours and more than $3,200 in donations and in-kind contributions. This project benefits the Nowata County Historical Society. Several club members serve as docents and help present the history of the county to visitors. News articles were written and distributed to local and surrounding community newspapers and websites. Assistance was provided in other areas as well with club members serving as board members and officers, setting up special exhibits and documenting and photographing artifacts. Special events were held to benefit the Historical Society and many of the members took an active part by attending and preparing food and serving. Members also volunteered for the Boys and Girls Clubs events as well as helping with children’s activities and monetary donations. The Nowata County Library also received club support with members filling in for librarians and helping with inventory, donations of books, basic supplies, computer items and items for the Santa Shop. The Club donated proceeds from a Bunco Fundraiser and applied for and received a $1,500 grant award from the Richardson Foundation which was presented to the library.
La-Kee-Kon also received the Special Projects award for Leadership with members serving on a variety of boards locally, at the district and state levels as well as nationally. Two members are GFWC-OK state officers. They serve on the Boys and Girls Club board, Museum Directory, Historical Society President, church treasurers and leaders, speakers at area events as well as trainers for museum docents. Members spent more than $14,000 dollars on travel and donations to the various boards on which they serve.
Congratulations La-Kee-Kon for your service to the Nowata community!