Dec. 20, 2022 | Vol. 111 | No. 24
Dec. 20, 2022 | Vol. 111  | No. 24
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

December 20, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 24
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am  

Hollywood Holidays
A Celebration of Holidays in Film
Robert Burch & Susan Cadot - OETA

Caroling - by the Club 29 Chorale
Chair of the Day/Moderator:  Polly Anderson
Invocation: Harold Armstrong
Introduction of Guests:  Michael Baron
Introduction of New Rotarians:  Stacy McNeiland
Pledge/National Anthem Leader:  Lexi Skaggs
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:    David Hull, Crystal Bennett, Dennis Shockley
Registration:   Peggy Kates, Bobby Mills
Roving Microphone:   Sherri Fair
Menu:   Mixed green salad; Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad; Mashed Potatoes; Glazed Baby Carrots; Roasted Chicken; Beef Tenderloin; Rolls

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

December 22, 2022 
Happy Holidays - No Breakfast Meeting
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room


Reflections on the Holiday Season

by Franci Hart
The holiday season is so complex. Many religious traditions celebrate at this time, each in their own way.

On the one hand there is the joy, excitement, bustle of parties and gatherings of families. It is enough to make one’s head spin. Yet, the holidays can be very painful lonely times for others. Death, illness, economic issues color the holidays for so many.

My own memories are complex. My childhood home did not have Christmas decorations until Christmas morning.  Santa Clause brought it all. My father delighted in telling of a Christmas when I was two years old. I was so excited by the splendor of the tree and presents, that I ran upstairs, hid under a bed and wet my pants. He told this story every year until he died.

I can remember the slight disappoint that the pony I had asked Santa for did not appear. But mostly I remember times with my very large extended family. It was one great party.

Several years ago I realized that Christmas came every year and if I screwed up this year, I had a chance to do better next time. Whew, what a relief!


New Rotarians

Stacy McNeiland will introduce new rotarians Blossom Crews, Blake Cherry, and Julie Partin.

Winter Party - January 10, 2023

Oklahoma History Center | 6:00-8:30pm
RSVP required  for Rotarians and Guests
No 1-10 Tuesday Luncheon
$75.00 per person, billed on quarterly statement
RSVP Deadline- Dec. 30, 2022

Answer the Call of the Wild! - OnePledge 22-23

Help the Okla. Zoological Society establish a children's play area in Expedition Africa, the Okla. City Zoo's newest and largest expansion to date. 
Pledge or pay here
"Rotary Expedition Africa Playground"

Watch the announcement from President Wes!

Rotary Dues Increase - Jan. 1, 2023 - A Message from President Wes

Fellow Rotarians,

At the Sept. 27 lunch meeting, we shared some news about a conversation that began over two years ago. Prior to the pandemic, it was clear to our administration committee, budget committee, and board of officers and directors that a dues increase would be necessary for the club to maintain a balanced budget. With the arrival of the pandemic, we were able to delay that conversation. As we’ve seen a return to normal club operations, meetings, and service, we’ve also seen an increase in almost every expense of the club due to inflation and we were forced to revisit the conversation. At the recommendation of our administration and budget committees, the 2021-2022 board of officers and directors approved a dues increase of $15 per quarter, or $5 a month, effective January 1, 2023.   


Registration is open for the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia 

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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.
Dec. 27,  2022 -  No Meeting - No Makeup Required
Jan. 3, 2023 -   No Meeting - No Makeup Required
Jan. 10, 2023 - Winter Party - No Noon Meeting  RSVP Required
Jan. 17, 2023 - Dr. Richard Lofgren, President – OU Health

Upcoming Events 

January 10, 2023 - Winter Party 
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity
May 5, 2023 - District Conference 


Dec. 13, 2022 In-Person, Online, Makeups : 212
Total Present and Makeup: 36%

Dec. 21, 2022 - 599 


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in December!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - November

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 60 years to 1 year.    

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