April 6, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 37
April 6, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 37
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 6, 2021| Volume 109| No. 37
In-Person and Live Streamed Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55am  

RSVP to Attend In-Person Meeting

RSVP Required - Maximum capacity - 100 

If registration is not at capacity by Monday afternoon, you may register guests for the in-person meeting. 
Your account will be charged for the guests you register.

- LIVE AT 11:55

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 "Register Attendance" tab.
  If any Rotarian needs technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance 

building a collaborative community

Erika Lucas Co-Founded StitchCrew and runs an accelerator program in partnership with the NBA Team, the Oklahoma City Thunder to support entrepreneurs in the middle of the country. Erika also Founded VEST, a curated network of influential women working together to expedite the pipeline of more women in power. Her TED Talk, America's Trillion Dollar Blindspot is highly regarded in the Venture Capital Industry for addressing the funding gap that exists for women and entrepreneurs of color. Prior to launching StitchCrew and VEST, Erika was a Partner at a Private Equity Firm with investments in the U.S. and Europe. Before that she was the Deputy Director for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. She serves as Director and Advisor to multiple private and public Boards including: US Global Leadership Coalition, Arvest Bank, Oklahoma Policy Institute, the Diversion Hub, and the Oklahoma City County Health Department.
Brian Byrnes joined the Thunder organization in April 2005 and developed and executed the strategic sales and marketing efforts to launch business operations in Oklahoma City in 2008. Byrnes’ current responsibilities include oversight of revenue platforms including corporate partnerships, ticket sales, retention and operations; luxury suites, terrace lounges and unique inclusive experiences; game theatre, event planning and corporate hospitality; brand architecture and marketing disciplines.
Capitalizing on the unique platform of being Oklahoma’s first permanent major-league sports team, Byrnes continues to foster programming that extends the reach of the Thunder brand to fans throughout the region.


Chair of the Day


Jane Jenkins

Song/Pledge Leader

Randy Grau

Roving Microphone

Dean Higganbotham
Kim Tran & Jacquelyn  Berney
Jeanean Yanish Jones & Jake Yunker
Summer Vegetable Quiche with Spring Mix Salad and Balsamic dressing or Quiche Lorraine with Spring Mix Salad and Balsamic dressing

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 Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here     


Memories of Spring

by Emily Lang
 Spring has always been my favorite season. As I write this, I’m on my back porch, watching a blue jay take a bath in our fountain and enjoying a cool breeze and warm sunshine. For me, this is a season that never lasts long enough. 

All too soon, we’ll wake up to a day of inclement weather or stifling heat violating the sanctity of our back porches and ushering us inside as a measure of safety and common sense.

Easter, a springtime holiday, ranks up there for me in terms of favorite holidays. I was born a few years ago on a peaceful Palm Sunday morning so in terms of  religious observances, that one always feels a little extra special to me. Sure, I wasn’t ushered into the world in a parade of palms, but I do know how to fold and twist palm leaves into little crosses, so there’s that. The reverence of it all and the beauty of a Palm Sunday service always brings me peace.

I have a favorite sport too, and it’s a spring thing. My dad, who is one of five brothers, grew up in a house where baseball was always on, and neighborhood games ala Sandlot were an everyday occurrence. Even as dad and his brothers had kids, the game kept going, and when the next generation was old enough to join the game, we did. 


club 29 breakfast

April 8, 2021 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club
Speaker: President David Walters
RSVP Required - 20 maximum
RSVP Deadline - April 5
RSVP online

Rotary Virtual Afterhours Featuring a tour of the First National Center by Gary Brooks
April 13, 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  okcrotary.club  Requirements for membership and submission form can be found => Online Nomination Form

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 - megan@okcrotary.com
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd - cheryl@okcrotary.com

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.club  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

April 13 2021 -  J.D. Baker - Special Assistant to the Mayor
Chair of the Day: Jr. Rotarian Caroline Hall
April 20, 2021 -  Keri Cain and Jeffrey Frable - Marijuana Business in Oklahoma
Chair of the Day:  To Be Announced


March 30,  2021 - 152 Online and In-Person
Total Present and Makeup:  No Attendance Requirement

March 30, 2021 -  557

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in April!

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 49 years to 1 year.

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Email Us         405.235.5100        okcrotary.com
625 NW 13th Street, Ste 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
625 NW 13th Street Ste 105 | Oklahoma City, OK 73103 US
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