March 9, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 33
March 9, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 33
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 9, 2021| Volume 109| No. 33
Live Stream Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:45am  

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  25 in-person places available!!! Maximum capacity - 75


Please remember to register your attendance, and make your meal credit choice by filling out the form
during the livestream! The form is located in the action tab.
  If any Rotarian needs technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance 

what retail looks like post pandemic 

Tammy Fate Senior Manager of Retail Development and Recruitment for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has over 15 years of experience in the economic development sector. Fate graduated from Northeastern State University  with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She currently serves as past president of CREC, ULI Advisory Board and the ICSC Oklahoma State Director.   Previous experience includes loan officer specializing in SBA 504 lending and business development. Tammy has served as an adjunct professor teaching various classes ranging from marketing & management to advertising and design.
Cléo Rajon is the Executive Director of the Independent Shopkeepers Association, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization for local shops in the state of Oklahoma. Since the launch of the association in January 2020,  ISA has grown to 70 members statewide, playing a key role in supporting them through the crisis.
Prior to ISA, Cléo worked closely with local shops for seven years, including through the management of the Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown. She also worked as the Internal Communications Coordinator for the City of Oklahoma City's Public Information Office for five years. Cléo was born and raised in France and moved to Oklahoma City in 2011.

Chair of the Day


Larry Wagner

Song/Pledge Leader

Georgia Fiering

Roving Microphone

Dean Higganbotham
BLT Sandwiches with chips, grapes, and cookies or Chef's Salad with chips, grapes and cookies

In the News

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

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported business or home contact information changes or if you would like a new photo for your listing in the 2020-21 Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here   
The information will go to the printer soon!


Check your "Check Engine" Light!

by Jim Priest
Rotary promotes “service above self”.  But is there a limit to that?

I’m leading an adult Sunday School class through a study of the book “Living Joy” by Chris Stefanick. It’s written in a reader friendly style that includes “how to” sections in each chapter about how to implement Chris’ “9 Rules for Joyful Living”. I suffer from mental whiplash when I hear “joy” and “rules” in the same sentence, but I get Chris’ point. One of the rules to find joy is to “Serve” and Chris makes some excellent points about the need to focus on others in order to find real joy. Here’s part of his intro to the chapter:

To experience true joy your heart has to shift from self centered to other centered….It’s about transforming your desire, your life goals, and the way you view success.  It’s about transforming your attitude….the only way to find joy is to forget your own quest and help others find it.  In short:  If you want to really live, you have to lay down your life.  Jesus said the same thing. “Greater love has no man than this: that he lay down his life for his friend.”

But, I’m wondering, can we go too far in serving others? Is there a “balance” that needs to be achieved? Or is “balance” a cop out that allows us to keep a selfish focus on ourselves?



Rotary Virtual Afterhours
March 9, 2021 5:30-6:30pm

Roving Microphone Handlers Needed

If you are interested in circulating the microphone for questions at the weekly in-person Tuesday luncheon meetings, please let us know by choosing a luncheon meeting date.  Microphone Handler's Sign Up

Don't Wait to Nominate.. The time for Nominating New Members is NOW!

Membership is the life blood of Rotary Club 29.  The membership recruitment committee, co-chaired by Jane Jenkins and Janet Vernon, are giving all Club 29 Rotarians an incentive to nominate new members!  Starting February 8, 2021 for every nomination that converts into membership with entrance fee and dues paid, the lead sponsor will receive a $100 gift card from either a Good Egg or Hal Smith restaurant.  
The Nomination form can be found in the "members" section of the website  Requirements for membership and submission form can be found => Online Nomination Form

2021-2022 Rotary International President - July 1, 2021

Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India,  President of Rotary International for 2021-22. 

Mehta acknowledges that current membership trends are a challenge and says that membership development should be Rotary’s highest priority. He believes that focusing on regional plans, successfully transitioning Rotaractors into Rotary clubs, and increasing diversity and female members could yield a 5 percent net growth in membership each year.

2021-2022 Rotary International Theme Selected

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.
Mehta, a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors on 1 February during the Rotary International Assembly. The assembly, a yearly training event for district governors-elect, was originally set to take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, but was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Address for the Rotary Office

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
625 N.W. 13th St.  Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone number will remain the same.
Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law -
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd -

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.


2020-2021 Program Schedule

March 16, 2021 -  Ann Ackerman, Steve Shepelwich, Clayton Taylor -  "Your Rotary Club 29 Foundation"
Chair of the Day: Tim Dowd
March 23, 2021 -  To Be Announced
Chair of the Day:  To Be Announced


March 2,  2021: 132 Online and In-Person
Total Present and Makeup:  No Attendance Requirement

March 2, 2021 -  559

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

Don't forget to fill out the birthday information request during your birthday month. 

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 40 years to 1 year.

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