McAlester - On a weekday afternoon a group of ladies have gathered at a restaurant near McAlester for lunch.
Today, they're sharing memories and making plans.
They're all members of Beta Iota, a service organization, and they're truly making a difference.
"We're a small group of women that volunteer for projects that might go unnoticed by larger organizations," said Lori Few, President of Beta Iota.
One of those women in the group is June Miller.
She joined Beta Iota 39 years ago.
"I met a lady who said if you come join us you'll meet everyone who you need to know," said June.
And since then it seems she and the other ladies have helped everyone in McAlester.
People like Tina Adams who runs a homeless shelter for McAlester women.
The women of Beta Iota helped raise money to fund it.
"Their donations are not only just providing money but also providing hope for these women that it's going to be ok," said Adams, the executive director of Hope House.
They also help people like Valarie Bruffett. Her daughter was Ms. Mcalester and won a scholarship paid for by these special women.
"They do so many things that people don't even know about," said Bruffett. "They constantly do some kind of charity work."
And we can't forget about Scott Walker. They raised money to help him pay for food and clothing for the needy.
"If they don't invest in this program then we don't exist," said Walker who runs a program called Shared Blessings.
And that kind of help won't go away.
These women say they'll continue making a difference, with a few laughs along the way.
"I will always be a member. Always," said June. "Right until I'm in the grave."
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