Monkey Island Association

a not for profit organization established for benevolent, charitable, beautifying and educational purposes and needs of Monkey Island and Grand Lake

Welcome to the Monkey Island Association

And who is Monkey Island Association? Well, we're a bunch of old-timers and new-timers from Monkey Island, OK on Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, who just plain love it here. Our goal is to help maintain, care for and enhance this incredible community we live in. We promote communication, a healthy lifestyle, charity, a beautiful and safe place to live and education throughout life. Our mantra to achieve all of these, is fun. We are a joyful lot.

Check us out regularly to learn about Island businesses, services, organizations and activities. Don't make plans without us!

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR ALL THE HAPPENINGS ON MONKEY ISLAND AND SEND US YOUR GOOD NEWS...WE LOVE TO SHARE.  EMAIL US AT  monkeyislandok@gmail.com  We also have a Facebook page for the Monkey Island Association so please like us!

 

FIREWORKS MONKEY ISLAND SATURDAY JULY 5, 2014 WAS A GRAND SUCCESS THANK YOU TO ALL THE DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM OUR MONKEY ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

AS ALWAYS YOU MAKE THIS ISLAND THE GRAND PLACE IT IS TO LIVE, WORK & PLAY

HUGE THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S FIREWORKS COMMITTE

CHAIRMAN   PAUL STATEN  (THE LANDINGS MARINA/AIRPORT)

SECRETARY/TREASURER    REGGIE STONE (ASST FIRE CHIEF)

MEMBERS   DOUG SMITH (COUNTY COMMISSIONER) AND

JULIE WOLFE (SHANGRI-LA REALTY)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Send us your events, sales and all round good news...we love to share the fun on our own special Island.........C U Soon!

 CHECK OUT THE MONKEY ISLAND ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK PAGE...LIKE US FOR REGULAR UPDATES! ISLAND THANKSGIVING IS COMING. THIS GRAND ANNUAL POTLUCK WILL BE AT SHEBANG NOVEMBER 20TH THIS YEAR OR ACROSS THE STREET AT BIG SHOTS DEPENDING UPON THE ANTICIPATED CROWD.  THANK YOU JOYCE AND LARY DUKE ONCE AGAIN.

NOVEMBER 22ND IS A GRAND PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT SHEBANG IN SUPPORT OF THE PEDESTRIAN TRAIL....SUPPORT THIS GRAND CAUSE TO ADD VALUE TO OUR OWN SPECIAL ISLAND.

 

THE LIBRARY AND CLOUDPANTS ARE MOVING TO PORT OF ENTRY PLAZA BEHIND LITTLEFIELDS CORNER ON HWY 125! NOVEMBER 2014 IN THE MIDDLE OF THEMONTH. WATCH FOR THE GRAND REOPENING.

StoryTime for the Kids every 1st and 3rd Saturday Saturday at the Joyce Weber Free Lending Library in Island Centre Strip Mall. Shares space with Cloudpants next to the Mexican Restaurant.

 

 Welcome 3 new businesses on Monkey Island!

Attorney at Law Gretchen Zumwalt Smith and Realtor Cari Williams are sharing grand office space in Port of Entry Plaza hwy 125 behind Littlefield's Country Market.

Island Laundry also in Port of Entry Plaza is a 24/7 laudromat with so much more. Kids play area, comfortable seating open 24/7 ...dry cleaning drop off...AND laundry service!  Drop off or pick up .....man they even iron...who does that!

Thank to all our members for your support in maintaining our Monkey Island Community! As always YOU make Monkey Island the grand place it is to live, work and play. 

 

The Den of Uniquity, Cloupants Art Studio and Gallery, Gifts and Creative Concepts are open and waiting for you.  Shipments and new items coming in daily and Grand Sales for every grand girl. 

Shebang is ready and waiting with your favorite foods, fun and grand drink creations ....I think just a wee cabernet for me and those ooooohhhhh so grand grilled pork chops or that incredible bone in rib eye! YOU'VE HEARD IT WINE, DINE SING DANCE SHOP....SO Balcony Bar for Singing weekends, Big Shots for dancing and hot, haute shopping at The Den of Uniquity.....do the Whole Shebang. 

 Did you know that the Landings Marina is now offering breakfast Sat/Sun mornings?

Quarterdeck Cafe doing breakfast weekends also with Kathy's famous hash brown casserole on the buffet.

Shebang doing the grand brunch bunch SUNDAYS

 

LAKESIDE VENUES ARE ALL OPEN...ISLAND JOE'S KENTENA AT SHANGRI-LA MARINA * THE LANDINGS/AQUABAR* OZZIES AND  THE QUARTERDECK CAFE AT TERA MIRANDA........GRAND CHILLIN' ON YOUR GRAND LAKE!

MONKEY ISLAND PUB IS ROCKIN' FUN EVERY WEEK.

Haven't heard from our friends at the Road Hog but aren't they always planning something fun and doing prime rib on Friday nights...standing order!!!!

New name for Las Palmeras Mexican Grille now Caesar's Place with the same grand crew, Littlefields Country Market & Butcher Shop (boasting hand cut meat from Gene our neighborhood butcher), The Woodshed (24/7 for season) and of course The Landings Grill /store in the Airport ...all for your convenience. Grand Choices on your own special Island.

The Shebang???  Well doing the whole Shebang of course....you have heard about bake your own pizza and Sunday brunch. Karaoke Fri/Sat , shop til ya drop at The Den of Uniquity, and dance the night away at Big Shots! Karaoke returns to the Balcony Bar this weekend April 25th.  BE A STAR ON THE BALCONY BAR.

Monkey Island Pub continues to be a grand watering hole and goes out of the way making everyone feel at home and creating a series of grand event nights.  We will keep you posted but don't wait for an event to pop in and spend some time with your neighbors and friends!  Did you catch the special Margaritas on facebook?  I think I hear one calling your name!!!

Shangri-La continues to wow the crowd with the beautiful new courses, fine dining at the Summit and kicked back in the Buffalo Bar.  You owe it to yourself.

The Landings Market is now offering a daily special from 11am-8pm in addition to their regular menu at only 6.99.   

You make MONKEY ISLAND THE GRAND PLACE IT IS TO LIVE , WORK AND PLAY!  Share the good news and make memories ....HERE'S TO GRAND TIMES ON GRAND LAKE!

 

Your Board 2014 WAS ELECTED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO COME AND SHARE THEIR IDEAS.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GRAND YEAR ON OUR OWN SPECIAL ISLAND!  GLAD YOU LIKED THE NEW VANITY PLATES. 

ELECTED TO THE BOARD CARI WILLIAMS, RON YOUNG AND KALLIE HAFFNER!

RETIRING  VICKY GRAPER, LIZ PADEN AND JULIE WOLFE...THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID/DO FOR THIS BOARD AND THIS ISLAND!

THIS YEAR'S OFFICERS ARE

CHRISTAL LAVERY PRESIDENT

CARI WILLIAMS VPRESIDENT

KALLIE HAFFNER TREASURER

ROXANE GARDNER SECRETARY

RON YOUNG MEMBER AT LARGE

THIS YEAR THE ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZED JOANIE HIGGINS FOR ALL SHE HAS DONE AND CONTINUES TO DO FOR OUR ISLAND!  A PRESENTATION WAS MADE AT ISLAND THANKSGIVING TO ISLANDER OF 2013 JOANIE HIGGINS!!!!! THANK YOU JOANIE FOR ALL YOU DID/DO FOR OUR OWN SPECIAL ISLAND.

 

 

Accomodations on Monkey Island

Cabins at Grand Lake 918-706-4141www.cabinsatgrandlake.com
Cliff Dwellings 918-521-1055  www.cliff-dwellings.com
Indian Hills Marina (Bernice) 918-256-6954 www.indianhillsok.com
Grand Vacation Rental 918-257.6604 www.grandvacationrental.com
Lake Locations, LLC 918-257-8488 www.shangrilarealty.com
Martin Landing Motel 918-257-4265 www.martinlanding.com                                  

Penthouse (top of Vista Towers)  417-437-2879
Shangri-La Country Club 800-331-4060 www.shangrilaok.com
Tera Miranda Resort 918-257-4274
The Resort at Grand Lake 800-867-2095 www.greatpricedcondos.com/gl
The Villas On Monkey Island  918.257.6600
Woody Crest Lodge 918-257-4395
World Mark Grand Lake 800-867-2095                                                                                  Vacation Rental by Owner   www.vrbo.com

You may also find accomodations at airbnb.com for Monkey Island.

 

 

Cafes, Delis & Restaurants ..NIghtlife

CAFES, DELIS AND RESTAURANTS

Grand Lake Regional Airport Grill 918-257-8602
Indian Hills Marina (Bernice) (on the water) 918-256-6954
Island Joe’s Kentena (on the water) 918-257-8099
Landings Marina (on the water) 918-257-4440
Lil’ Offshore 918-257-8333
Littlefield’s Country Store 918-257-4010
Ms Donna's Country Cafe 918.-257-8050                                                                         Ozzie’s Bar & Grill (on the water) 918-257-5726
Shangri-La Summit Restaurant and Buffalo Bar 918.257.4204
The Quarterdeck Cafe at Tera Miranda (on the water) 918-257-4274
The Shebang Restaurant 918-257-5569 (shuttle avlb from the Landings Marina)                      The Woodshed 918.257.8805 

                                                                                    NIGHTLIFE                                                                                                                                                        

Big Shots Rhythm & Booze 918-257-5569
Island Joe’s Kentena (on the water) 918-257-8099
Monkey Island Pub 918.257.8791                                                                                       Red Fox Bar & Grill   (remodeled formerly the Armadillo)                                                       The  Road Hog Saloon 918-257-8323                                                                                    The Shebang Balcony Bar w/karaoke & "Standing Room Only" Bar 918-257-5569                       The Summit at Shangri-La & Buffalo Bar 918.257.4204

2014 SEASON APPEAL

                                     MONKEY ISLAND ASSOCIATION                                                                                                  %Oklahoma State Bank                                                                                                           26551 E Hwy125                                                                         MONKEYISLAND, OK 74331                                                      monkeyislandok@gmail.com    

 

Hello Friends of Monkey Island!

Another grand season is beginning for Monkey Island and Grand Lake.  Everyone who lives on our special Island or owns a second home is gearing up for lake time. Local businesses are preparing to provide you the best service ever this 2014 season.

Shangri-La continues to provide a fine dining experience, incredible view, extraordinary golf and is expanding the marina. All of our seasonal Monkey Island businesses are planning their 2014 season openers. Year round businesses are planning fun events and plans are in the works for another grand fireworks display on Monkey Island this year. So with another grand season beginning, we reach out to you to renew your membership and support efforts to maintain and enhance Monkey Island.

We at the Monkey Island Association are gearing up to keep Monkey Island beautiful with our Highway Beautification Program which is the biggest expense for this organization.  Regular eblasts continue with community events and we maintain a presence on www.360grandlake.com and Facebook to share all the good news, community events, fund raisers, grand sales and special events.  We love being your equal opportunity promoters. Have good news to share? Information and flyers should be sent to monkeyislandok@gmail.com.  Not receiving our email blast?  You and your friends are welcome to join our mailing list.  There is a link to join the email list on our Facebook page for easy access and our 360grandlake page so please use those to update your email address or add yourself to our mailing list.

Your  Association:

  • Mows and Maintains Monkey Island Highway Frontage & the Pedestrian  Trail
  • Co-Hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt with Lake Center Baptist Church
  • Host organization for Monkey Island Fireworks Fund
  • Supports area Business & Charity events
  • Provides Information via eblast, 360grandlake and Facebook and press releases on Monkey Island and Grand Lake places to stay and things to do
  • Sponsors the annual Island Thanksgiving Feast

This year to help promote Monkey Island your association is working on new brochures and rack cards and our own website. We also have created license plates perfect for the front of your vehicles and golf carts to promote our own special Island.  The license plate profits are being shared with the pedestrian trail.  We continue to support this community project and hope you will as well.  This week license plates are being distributed to the Shebang, the Den of Uniquity, Cloudpants Art Studio and Gallery, Image Expo and The Woodshed.  Many of you saw them and purchased one at the annual meeting or Island Thanksgiving celebration.  We are delighted you are enjoying them!

The Fireworks Committee will send a mailing to you in the near future with plans for our annual display. We want to thank Dan Arnold for his grand organization skills, dedication and excellent display the past 3 years and look forward to another grand event and appreciate Paul Staten heading this grand 4th of July Celebration this year.

Plans to expand the Pedestrian Trail are in the works for this season.  The Women’s Auxiliary Association of Monkey Island (WAAMI) at The Monkey Island Community Centre is accepting donations for this grand project or drop off your donation to Oklahoma State Bank. This association continues to support this grand project which has just kicked off PHASE III, to improve our island homes.  We will be maintaining the current trail and all future expansions of the trail so you can enjoy it.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Monkey Island Association and Grand Lake living on your own special island.  You make Monkey Island the grand place it is to live, work and play!

Here’s to another grand year on Monkey Island-Grand Lake.

2014 Board Members-Monkey Island Association (MIA)

Christal Lavery, President & Publicity 918.314.2221 Email: monkeyislandok@gmail.com                                Cari Williams, Vice President                                                            Roxane Gardner Secretary 918.231.4267                                                   Kallie Haffner, Treasurer 918. 713. 0219 Office                                                      Ron Young, Member at Large 918.257.4838

 

 

 

Wishing you all the best from your board at the Monkey Island Association!

 

                 

 

 
 





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