Patricia L. Metheny

National Director

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Pat Metheny was appointed to the Board of Directors of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society on March 1, 2013.

Before her appointment to the Board, she was named Fraternalist of the Year in 2001 by the National Fraternal Congress of America. In that same year, she received a Meritorious Service Award and attended WoodmenLife's National Convention as Jr. Past Jurisdictional President and was appointed to the Legislative Committee. In 2005, she attended the National Convention and was appointed to the Judiciary Committee. She was re-appointed to the Judiciary Committee in 2009. Metheny earned the Community Leadership Award in 2009 and 2011 and the Outstanding Contribution to Youth Award in 2012. Metheny has also served on the Oklahoma Fraternal Corporation Board since 1991.

Metheny became a WoodmenLife member in 1985, when she joined Chapter 1191 in Durant, OK. Since 2003, she has held almost every chapter office, including President. At the Jurisdictional level, Metheny has held various offices, including President, and has served on numerous committees.

Metheny has been active in many community organizations, including as Vice President and President of The Wishing Well; A Wish Granting Organization (AWGO - National); Southeastern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association; Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA); Durant First Baptist Church Free Medical Clinic and Pharmacy; Relay for Life; United Way; and the Pregnancy Center of Bryan County.

Metheny earned a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree (graduating cum laude), as well as a Master of Education Degree, from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.