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Oklahoma City Chapter

P.O. Box 13181

Oklahoma City, OK 73113


February 27, 2020                                                                                  


Contact: Susan Townsend

For Immediate Release                                                                       



Listening to Serve” was the focus of the Oklahoma City Chums Founders’ Day


The Oklahoma City Chums celebrated their annual Founders’ Day with a “Sisters Stepping Up Our Service” luncheon at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club on February 8, 2020.  Dr. Christina Kirk, 2019 Oklahoma City Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Educare Expert, Author and Municipal Court Judge was the keynote speaker. 


“Helping children and serving our community are the essence of our organization,” Chums, Inc. National Financial Secretary Chum Marsha Ingersoll told the group.


Dr. Kirk’s presentation, “Listening to Serve,” was taken from the Chums national theme, “listen to the children…enrich their lives.”  She encouraged the Chums to hear children’s words and hear with your heart.  Their actions will tell you what they need; they don’t always tell you in their words.  She stressed that it is our obligation as parents to teach our children well; believe in their positiveness and remember what it was like to be a child.  Most importantly when they do well, give them a sense of pride and self-respect.   


“Dr. Kirk’s words inspired and reminded us that we must remain vigilant in our work to enrich the lives of children in our community,” Chapter President Renita Crump said. 


Each year the OKC Chums select a community service project in honor of their founders.  The Chapter donated school supplies and personal hygiene items for Star Spencer Middle School students. 


Chums, Inc., founded in 1946, is a national non-profit 501c3 organization of professional women dedicated to enriching the lives of children through community service, involvement and engagement.  The Oklahoma City Chapter was chartered in 2007.


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