In 1978, a few good men, frustrated by the social club choices at McMurry College, decided to form their own. After much deliberation, the name MAKONA was chosen for the new organization, and MAKONA became a social club recognized by McMurry that year. The MAKONA of today may not be exactly the same club that was started in 1978, but it has always been the goal of MAKONA to choose prospective members who share the same goals as the club.