January 19, 2021 Vol. 109 No. 26
January 19, 2021  Vol. 109  No. 26
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

January 19, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 26
Live Stream from Christian Life Center - St Luke's Methodist Church| 11:45a | No Club 29 Breakfast 

Live at 11:55

Please remember to register your attendance, and make your meal credit choice in the form, during the livestream.
Because of the spike in Covid-19 cases, our meeting has reverted to a virtual format following the board policy guidelines set in place. Our virtual format will still be filmed from St. Luke’s utilizing all of the people that it takes to run a meeting, but it will not include an audience. 
If any need technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance.

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

covid-19 Vaccination Rollout

Lance Frye, M.D., serves as interim commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. He also serves as interim department chair, residency program director and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.

Frye received his Doctorate in Medicine from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California in 1993. He completed an internship in family medicine in 1994 and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1997. Frye completed additional training in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at The University of California in 1998.

Keith Reed has been named deputy commissioner for Community Health Services, a new designation for the agency. This position will work with the 68 county health departments and regional directors. Reed has been with OSDH since 2002 and has served as regional director for Cleveland, Grady, Garvin, McClain and Murray counties since 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Public Health from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Public Health.

Chair of the Day


Jane Jenkins

Pledge/Song Leader

Brittany Attaway

In the News 

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


Attacks on journalists are attacks on democracy. It has to stop.

 by Emily Lang  
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

There has been much talk in recent days about the First Amendment and its role in preserving and defending our democracy. While I am not a constitutional scholar, I work with members of the press on a daily basis, and I have long held this particular tenant of our democracy close to my heart.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. My work in public relations is dependent on members of the press being able to freely and honestly report on the news of the day. I can see, frankly, where my continual advocacy for members of the media might seem self-serving to the cynical.

What may surprise you though is just how far back my affinity for free speech goes, and just how dearly I hold its place in our national values.

My love for journalism started early. The earliest job I can remember my mom having was at The Marlow Review, the weekly paper in my hometown.


Online Attendance Form includes a Meal Credit Option

Please remember to register your attendance and make your meal credit choice during the livestream.  The link to the form will appear in the "chat" area, but also the form is located in the "action" tab.  If viewing on a computer, the tab is on the upper right. If viewing from a phone, the tab is in the 3 drill down on the upper left. The meeting goes live at 11:55.  The link to view the livestream is the same every week:  https://stlukesrotary.online.church/

January Teacher of the Month

Cori Loomis will introduce Cody Sivertsen, Cooper Middle School 7th Grade Eastern Hemisphere Geography,  Putnam City Public Schools.

New Rotarians Introduction

Clytie Bunyan will introduce new rotarian Bryce Ward.

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory

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  okcrotary.com 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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.


January 26, 2021 -   Anita McBride - White House Transition
Chair of the Day: Jake Junker
February 2, 2021 - Kevin Stitt - Governor, State of Oklahoma
Chair of the Day: Jerrod Shouse


January 12, 2021  Online: 100
Total Present and Makeup: No attendance requirement
January 12, 2021:  556


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in January!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 38  years to 1 year.

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