Sept. 6, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 9
Sept. 6, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 9
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 6, 2022 |  Volume 111 | No. 9
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am

Past Present and Future of Oklahoma city

Mayor Andy Coats | Dates in office: April 12, 1983 – April 14, 1987

Andrew Coats, an Oklahoma City native, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy upon completion of his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. His duties in the Navy included serving as an advisor to the military forces of the Republic of China from 1957 to 1960. Coats returned to Oklahoma in 1960 to attend the University Of Oklahoma. READ MORE

Mayor Ron Norick | Dates in office: April 14, 1987 - April 14, 1998

 Ronald Norick, son of former mayor James Norick, is the only Oklahoma City mayor to be the son of a former mayor and he is the third mayor to be elected to three consecutive terms. Mayor Norick worked tirelessly to make Oklahoma City a player on the nation’s economic stage. Under his leadership the City was chosen as a finalist for several large economic developments  READ MORE

Mayor Mick Cornett | Dates in Office: March 2, 2004, - April 10, 2018

Mick Cornett became Oklahoma City's 35th mayor on March 2, 2004, and served until April 10, 2018. He was the first mayor in the City’s history to be elected to a fourth term, and at the end of his term was the longest-serving mayor among the 50 largest cities in America. The son of postal worker and school teacher, Mick Cornett was born and raised in Oklahoma City. From an early age, his parents taught him the value of public service and encouraged him to keep the faith, work hard and dream big.

Mayor David Holt | Dates in Office April 10, 2018 - present

Mayor David Holt became Oklahoma City’s 36th mayor in 2018.   He was elected in 2018 with 78.5 percent of the vote, the largest percentage achieved by a non-incumbent since 1947.   In 2022, he was re-elected with more votes than any candidate for Mayor since 1959.  Holt is the first Native American mayor of Oklahoma City.  At the time he took office, Holt was the youngest mayor of Oklahoma City since 1923 and the youngest mayor of a U.S. city with more 500,000 residents.   READ MORE
Chair of the Day: Meg Salyer
Invocation:  Paul Moore
Introduction of Guests:  Franci Hart
Pledge/ Song Leader:  Jeff Simpsen
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Kevin Calvey, Melanie Stillinger, Jeanette Nance
Registration:   Evan Walter, Heather Lawrence
Roving Microphone:  Bart Binning
Menu:   Romaine Salad; Southern Pea Salad; House smoked pork; Smoked Chicken; Baked Beans

In the News

If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
2022-23 Co-Chairs - Susan McVey and Bud Oehlert 
Sept. 8, 2022   
Jim Farha - Topic  "Student Loans"


Wishful Thinkin’
The seasons of our lives…

by John M. Settle
I recently experienced an event that almost all of us will have to face at some time in our life. On May 30th, 2022, my mother, France Rose Settle passed away peacefully in her home. Her two sons, two daughters-in-law and three of her six grandchildren were with her.

For several months, it had been apparent to me that mother’s life on this earth was nearing the end and although, I thought I was prepared for that day, I was not.

Even now, almost three months later, it is difficult to for me to believe that I can’t just give her a call to talk about her day or the accomplishments of one of her grandchildren or ten great-grandchildren.

Until that night, she had been a constant in every day of my life. Her passing was a singular event that has caused me to reflect about who I am and how I came to be that person.

All of mom’s friends and family will tell you that she was the sweetest, most loving person you could ever meet. I can attest to that fact, even though I recall being scolded by her from time to time in my younger years. She always did that in a loving manner and to insure I knew right from wrong.

My earliest memories center around my mom. Although dad was always the leader of our family, Momma was always there supporting him and each of her two sons.

Those memories have come flooding back since that night as I have dealt with the task of going through the thousands of photos and written memories she kept on her walls and in her closets.  READ MORE


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Annual Dues Payment Offered

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Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament

Sept. 19, 2022  | The Greens - 13100 Green Valley Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Registration: 7:45, Shotgun Start 9:00  Lunch 1:00

Registration and Sponsorship information

Thank you to the following Golf Tournament Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor $2500 
Sandy & Wes Milbourn
Cart Sponsors $750
AIIM Capital Corporation
Freymiller Trucking
Team & Tee Sponsors $600
Aaron S. Curry
Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors
Innovative IT Solutions 
John Settle and Paula Settle 
David Walters 
Breakfast Sponsor 
Kermit Frank 

Rotary AfterHours

Sept. 13, 2022 | 5:30-7:00
Reststore OKC Farm Stand
2222 NE 27th St.

Cash Bar - Bring Guests!

Upcoming Events

Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens  Registration and Sponsorships Available
December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing

January 10, 2022 - Winter Party

Rotary Magazine - September 2022

Around the world, some 773 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Most of them are women. Many of them are locked in poverty by a lack of education and opportunity. In this issue of the Rotary magazine, we take you on a photographic tour of a Rotary-supported literacy project in Guatemala that is changing that by helping children to stay in school and inspiring them to dream big.
For many people, especially adults, the gift of literacy can be a second chance — at opportunity and a better life. In another of this month's features, you'll read about a Rotarian who found his own second chance in the spoken word and performance, turning his addiction into theatrical art — and providing new roles for other former addicts.
Rotary's work in supporting basic education and literacy is also on display in our "Where are they now?" story about a Liberian refugee who is building a learning center to inspire young people in his home country.
And finally, in the Our Clubs section, see how education can also be a powerful tool to overcome divisions in areas of conflict. We'll take you on a virtual visit to the Rotary Club of Jerusalem, which focuses its energy and fundraising on peace education for Arab and Jewish youth

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - APP available in the App/Play Store

Rotary Club 29 has an online membership directory which contains current content information for all club members. The link to access the Club 29 directory can be found at the top of  the home page of or by clicking  here.

OKC Rotary has provided this tool as a convenience  to help members stay in touch with one another. The online directory,  just like the printed roster, should only be used for Rotary purposes.  If you need help in accessing the directory,
please email the office.  


September 13, 2022 -  To Be Announced
September 20, 2022 -  Tim Gatz – Secretary of Transportation, Access Oklahoma  


August 30, 2022  -  Online, In-Person, Makeups:  191
Total Present and Makeup:   33% 

August 29, 2022 -  598

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - September 2022

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 46 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

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