Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 27, 2011
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Will Rogers Shrine Plaque Rededication

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City of Collinsville -- Pink Out For Cancer Awareness
City employees, City Hall, Downtown trees and benches are sporting pink this week to help promote cancer awareness.
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Shrine Plaque Rededication Set For Nov. 4

Rededication of the Akdar Shrine plaque, installed many years ago on the Will Rogers Memorial Museum south terrace outside wall, will follow the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4, said Paul Kelsey, Claremore, former Tulsa Akdar Shrine Potentate.

The several thousand dollar gift is being replaced andre-installed by the Tulsa Akdar Shrine.

Will petitioned to become a member of the Blue Lodge Claremore in 1905. The following year he became a Master Mason and two years later became a 32nd Degree Mason as a life member of the Indian Consistory.

On Oct. 11, 1914, he petitioned for initiation and membership in Akdar Temple in Tulsa and on Feb. 3, 1915 began a life-long membership.

By that time, records show his occupation has changed from farmer and ranchman to “vaudeville performer”.

An exhibit in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum contains his petition for initiation into Claremore Lodge 53, membership application and Akdar Life Membership certificate and an Akdar fez.

The Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone when the Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened Nov. 4, 1938. Claremore Lodge 51 became Will Rogers Lodge in a renaming rite in 1979 during the Will Rogers’ 100th birthday cerebration.

The public is invited to share in the event.

Pat Reeder (10/25/2011)
Public Relations
Will Rogers Memorial Museums
1720 West Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017

Wilson "Courage" Students

Here is the other picture I owe you... It's our 2nd grade students who were chosen who portrayed courage in their classrooms.
Thanks so much! Lee Ann Due (10/26/2011)

2nd Grade Courage students (10-7-11) -- Ethan Ritter, Mariana Lor, Keeley Warder, Makenzie Hadley, Adason Mathis, David Serna, and Bobby Coyle
Collinsville Education Foundation Grants To Wilson Teachers

On Friday, October 14th, CEF President W.T. "Bill" Thomas and board member Dr. Susan Babbit from our Collinsville Library handed out grants in total of $4014.34 to Wilson teachers who applied for these funds to use in their classrooms to improve their students' learning.
Wilson staff would like to thank the Collinsville Education Foundation for their continued support of our teachers and students at Wilson Elementary. The grant funding helps our students participate in many excellent learning projects throughout the year. -- Lee Ann Due (10/27/2011)

The following teachers were awarded grants:
Front row (l-r): Michelle Paul, Kathy Trost, and Misty Ragle
Back row (l-r): CEF Board Member Dr. Susan Babbit, Lesa Lafferty, Mitzi Vogel, Lee Ann Due, Carolyn Cornett, Beverly Craig, and CEF President W.T. "Bill" Thomas

Collinsville Education Foundation