Nov. 23, 2021 | Vol. 110 | No. 20
Nov. 23, 2021 | Vol. 110  | No. 20
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

November 23, 2021 | Volume 110| No.20
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church| 11:55am 
Link to the Livestream  
REMINDER:  Everyone attending our Tuesday luncheon will be asked to wear a mask, except when eating. Masks will be available at registration.
In keeping with Rotary’s mission of service above self, we strongly recommend that only those members and guests that are vaccinated attend our in-person meetings.   READ MORE      

 Utopia Plastix: The Next Generation of

Plant-based Plastics  

Sharina Perry was born and raised in a diverse community in Hobbs, New Mexico. She and her family moved to Oklahoma when her father received a job transfer in the oil and gas industry. 
She is the mother of three amazingly brilliant and spirited children.
Sharina’s current professional corporate roles revolve around her Utopia Model owned and operated companies. All formed to strategically launch her vision for creating and developing sustainable solutions across global platforms. These include; CEO Utopia Genetics, LLC; CEO Eden Grow, LLC,; Managing Partner Utopia Solutions, LLC; and Managing Partner Utopia Wellness, LLC. 

Sharina is the Founder/Inventor of Utopia Plastix and Creator/Developer of The Utopia Model.
Chair of the Day
Jeanette Nance
Kelly Kay
Pledge/Song Leader
Guest: Cliff Synar
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Ann Ackerman
Attendance Scanners
David Hull, Liz Eickman, Mary Blankenship Pointer
Amber Sharples, Jim Schroeder
Stephen Zahn, Ann Ackerman
Roving  Microphone
David Battles
Menu   Autumn Salad-spinach, celery, oranges, apples, pecans, feta Carrot Salad-pistachios, cilantro mint with lemon tahini honey dressing 
Roasted Chicken; Smoked Sausage and Bean Cassoulet
Wild Rice

In the News 

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


Service Above Self - An Exponential Effect

 by Brad Poarch
 We all know that “service above self” is the motto of Rotary. For all my years as a Rotarian, I thought I had a very good understanding about what that motto really means, and the depth of it. However, a few weeks ago, I witnessed how the service above self of just one person can have an exponential impact on the lives of multiple families, and over multiple generations.

This story begins as I was growing up 25 years ago as a Boy Scout. Scouting, as many youth organizations do, relies heavily on the service of numerous volunteers. These volunteers get to experience serving their communities in a way that shows an immediate impact. This kind of immediate payoff keeps volunteers coming back year after year. A few weeks back, while sadly attending the funeral of the man who served as the Scoutmaster in my childhood, I got to see the vast reach of that seemingly simple service.

Mr. Jackson was a giant of a man who spent his weekends mentoring the youth of Northwest Oklahoma City. At the time, it was all disguised as camping and advancing through the ranks of scouting. However, it was much more than that. He was teaching us how to make decisions, survive in the wild, build teams, be leaders and also how to mentor those below us. (To be fair, there were many adult leaders in our troop, and they each had an impact on our lives. This story, however, is about Mr. Jackson.)


New Rotarians

New Rotarians John Settle, and Joy Hammons will be  introduced by Tim Berney. 

Online Voting - 2022-23 Officers and Directors Election

Links for Online Voting went out Nov. 16 at 3:15.  Please check your inbox and spam folders for an email from "Vote@simplyvoting."   The election ends Nov. 30, 11:59pm.   

Rotary OnePledge

We're about $11,000 short of the $100,000 OnePledge Goal.
Thank you to the 294 Rotarians who have "Answered the Call"

The OnePledge will build the "Rotary Red Barn", provide Scholarships for Junior Rotarians, and fund the Literacy Project.  The committee would like to wrap up the OnePledge on Nov. 30.
Pledge or Donate Here

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

This year we will be ringing Friday, Dec 3. Please choose your location and time by clicking on the link below.  In order to cover the 6 locations with 2 ringers per location each hour, we'll need 96 ringers.  Bell Ringing not only fulfills an important community need, but it’s a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians and have a little fun in the process. 
Please Sign up here

Club 29 Breakfast 

November 25, 2021 - No Breakfast Meeting 
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Reminder: When not eating, please wear a mask!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! 

Save the Date

January 11, 2022 - Winter Party - Ellison Hotel

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 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.


November 30, 2021 -   First Lady Sarah Stitt, Justin Brown - Hope Rising
Chair of the Day:   Stacy McNeiland

December 7, 2021  - Mike Beckham - Simple Modern  - Building a Global Brand in the Heart of Oklahoma
 Chair of the Day/Moderator:  Ashley Smith


November 16, 2021  Online and In-Person, Makeup: 193
Total Present and Makeup: 35%

November 16, 2021:  582


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in November!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - November

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 53 years to 1 year.

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