Organized: September 27, 1956
Founder: Ocie Mayberry (1903-1987)
Theme: Our Todays Make Our Tomorrow
Club Motto: We Built Today the Home of Tomorrows
Club Colors: Red & White
Junior Ocieleta was founded in 1956, by Ocie Mayberry. Junior Ocieleta Club is a women’s service organization who meet monthly to enjoy food & fellowship while discussing committee needs and planning for our largest fundraiser of the year. The highly anticipated Masquerade Ball will be held Saturday, May 4 this year. Money raised will help support local families and organizations and also provide scholarships to local high school seniors.
Junior Ocieleta supports the following organizations:
Claremore Elementary JO Reading Room - Claremore High School Graduation - Claremore Public Schools Foundation - Claremore Veterans Center - FUMC School Supply Drive - Justus-Tiawah Schools - Local Food Pantries - Numerous Adopt-a-Family Projects - Rogers County Schools (upon request) - Rogers County Training Center RSU Foundation - Safenet Services - Senior Student College Scholarships
Scholarship-Provide the club with all information surrounding our annual scholarship program. Responsible for getting applications to local schools and posting notices in paper. All applications must be reviewed and applicants chosen and presented to club. Annual scholarships to be distributed as voted by the club. After winners are chosen, coordination with the treasurer is required to get checks to them. Pictures of the recipients also need to be put in the paper with notice of their accomplishment.
Budget-officers meet in an annual summer meeting to review the past years budget and estimate the coming years income and expenditures. The club will vote to approve or disapprove of the budget at the first meeting in the fall. The budget is to be posted in the Red Book for all members to have access to.
Club Courtesy/Social-send cards for illnesses, purchase baby gifts for the babies born to members. A memorial gift shall be sent to any member in case of death in the immediate family. Plan all gatherings outside of regular club meetings. Such gatherings can include, but are not limited to, a fall party, a spring gathering (Easter egg hunt), and Christmas party. This committee works without a budget and must be funded by the members of the club unless otherwise voted on.
Installation- this committee coordinates our annual officer’s installation with half of the proceeds from our Spring Fundraiser such as the Make, Bake or grow auction.
Website- this committee updates our website regularly with event information, historical photo gallery, and general PR.
Social Media- this committee updates our Facebook and Instagram regularly with event information and general PR and fun social media posts.