The Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) is hosting their second Cherokee Gospel Singing and Benefit for the RCCA Scholarship endowed with the Rogers State University (RSU) Foundation for Cherokee students who are members of RCCA.
The Cherokee Gospel Singing and Benefit Bean Supper will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rogers County Building, 416 South Brady, Claremore. The Rogers County Building is the white metal building across from El Azteca facing Highway 20 near the Claremore Indian Hospital on the Claremore Expo grounds.
All Cherokee Gospel Singers and volunteers are invited to attend and participate. Groups are asked to RSVP to Event Chairman Jim Collier at (918) 740-9785.
The bean supper includes brown beans, cornbread, dessert, and drink for $5 per person. Tickets will be available at the door.
Other activities include a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Native crafts, gift certificates for services, or other items are sought for the silent auction. Silent Auction Chair is Kathy Klawitter who may be reached by email at email@example.com.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the RCCA RSU Endowed Scholarship principal to grow the scholarship funds available to students each year.
The major sponsor is Tulsa Pier Drilling (TPD) who is providing up to a $1,000 matching donation to the RCCA endowed RSU Scholarship for Cherokee students who are members of RCCA attending RSU. RCCA’s goal is to raise at least $1,000 of non-Tribal funds for the endowed scholarship principal to match and maximize TPD’s generous sponsorship.
Tulsa Pier Drilling is a 100% Native American and majority woman-owned small business headquartered in Rogers County, Oklahoma, which provides commercial pier drilling services including turn-key installation of slurry, cased, or bell bottom piers for new construction. Owners are Cherokee Nation citizen, Dr. Cara Cowan Watts, and Wyandotte Nation citizen, Doug Watts.
Cherokee Nation citizens who are 18 years of age or older qualify for paid membership in RCCA which allows them to vote as members of the organization and hold leadership positions.
RCCA was established in 2003. After searching for consistent meeting space, the community pursued grants and raised money to purchase land and worked together to build a community center. Fourteen years later they continue to be served by the building they built together and maintain.
RCCA meets monthly except September and December on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm. RCCA meets in their own building located in Tiawah, OK at 15488 East 523 Road, Claremore, OK 74019 which is East of Tiawah-Justus School’s North campus.