May 30, 2023 | Vol. 111 | No. 44
May 30, 2023 | Vol. 111  | No. 44
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

May 30, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 44
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 

Livestream 11:55am   

Fentanyl & Overdose Prevention 

Major Mike R. Hoskins (Ret), а native Oklahoman, and the former Drug lntelligence Officer for the Oklahoma Region of the Texoma HIDTA ("High lntensity Drug Trafficking Area" а White House - Office of National Drug Control Policy Program), where he not only works to help identify, disrupt, and dismantle Drug Trafficking Organizations, but also to improve the response to and reduction of illicit drug overdoses across the state. ln addition, he also helps address Human Trafficking issues and other drug related crimes throughout the state.  READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Brooke Haneborg
Invocation: Kelly Kay
Introduction of Guests:  Sam Hammons
Pledge/National Anthem Leader: Steve Davis
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Dick Porter, Jane Jenkins, Dawn Byram
Registration:  Evan Walter, Kathy Frankenfield
Roving Microphone: David Battles
Menu: Mediterranean Salad; Roasted Chicken; Parmesan Crusted Cod; Zucchini; Wild Rice     

Rotary International Convention 

President-Elect Lesli Massad, Executive Director Megan Law, and 23-24 District 5750 Governor Jeanean Yanish are currently attending the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne Australia! They will be back the first week of June with stories to tell!

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

June 1,  2023
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 
Bud Oehlert & Susan McVey, Chairs
Speaker: Dr. William Orr -  "The Placebo: The most powerful pill in medicine"


Tying one on at Club 29

by Ted Streuli   
It’s Tuesday at lunchtime and I’m scanning the room. The usual faces at the usual tables, some deeply engaged in conversation, others contemplating the fate of the blueberry sugar cookies. And I notice, in the least scientific possible way, that only about half the men are wearing ties.
I checked the GPS on my phone. Yes, this was St. Luke’s. Yes, it was Tuesday. So, this must be Club 29. But where were the ties?

Several years ago, I was off work on a Tuesday and planning to spend the afternoon sailing. I didn’t want to skip Rotary, so I showed up in my sailing attire: Cargo shorts, aloha shirt and Topsiders. That drew the sort of glares one only expects after inadvertently wandering into the wrong locker room. Seeking reassurance, I made a self-deprecating remark to a fellow club member who offered no solace. “Yeah,” he said. “This is a suit-and-tie kind of club.”


That has relaxed a little since the pandemic. Seeing everyone in a tie used to be as reliable as seeing Bob Anthony in a navy blazer or Wes Milbourn in a pair of Hokas.

And the bow-tie club, well — that’s a small and special group: Jerome Holmes, Evan Walter and me. If you wear a bow tie, you get to be known by it almost immediately. No matter how long you wore a necktie, putting a bow tie around your neck immediately makes you the guy with the bow tie. I passed Ann Ackerman’s table and had to pause; not only were ties in short supply, Ann — gasp — wasn’t wearing pink! She knew what I was thinking — she does have a doctorate and all, so she’s clever that way — and before I could comment on her lack of pink she pointed out that I was uncharacteristically bow-tieless.  READ MORE


Makeups Needed for 22-23 Attendance

If you have missed some meetings during the 22-23 year and have makeups that have NOT been reported, please email them now

June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting moved to The Cowboy Museum RSVP REQUIRED!!

June 13, 2023, the Rotary Club 29 luncheon meeting will move to:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 Northeast 63rd St.
In order to achieve an accurate guarantee for the caterer, nametags, and attendance, please register your choice to attend.   
RSVP Deadline - June 9 - NOON

Pickleball Tournament Registration Deadline Extended to June 3!

Pickleball Tournament - June 10, 2023  | 10 am - 1 pm 
Chicken N' Pickle  -  8400 N. Oklahoma Ave, 73114
$50.00 per player - This can be billed on your Rotary Statement.
Register to play in the tournament  
We encourage Rotary & family spectators, however there will be a $10 per person fee if they eat.
You may register them here     
There will be 2 levels of play:  "Big Dill" (Advanced players) and "In a Pickle" (Beginning Players)
Each team will choose a unique name to fit their personality.  There will be Trophies, Gift cards, and an Oklahoma made jar of Pickles awarded.  Guests are welcome.   So far, 22 are participating in this tournament, but the committee is encouraging more to register, or just come and watch the players! 

2023-2024 Committee Selection Form Available Now

 Sign up here for 2023-2024 Committees

Fellow Rotarians: 

The 2023-2024 Rotary year is quickly approaching and plans are in full swing for a meaningful and engaging year. But first, we need your help.

When you became a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City you became part of a large network of diverse men and women seeking to make a difference in our club, our community, and throughout the world. The difference we make doesn’t just happen. It is a direct result of your willingness to commit to serving on our many committees.  READ MORE  

Rotary Inaugural - RSVP Required

June 27, 2023 | Jones Assembly | 901 W. Sheridan | 6:00pm
Rotary Inaugural - 2023-2024 Officers and Directors,
Lesli Massad President

Rotarians in Community Activities

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

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.
June 6, 2023 -  Tim Herbel, Founder – Not Your Average Joe Coffee Shop and Nonprofit 
June 13, 2023 -   Pat Fitzgerald –  National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum –  MEETING LOCATION CHANGED - RSVP REQUIRED

Upcoming Events 

June 10, 2023 - Pickleball Tournament - Chicken 'n  Pickle
June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting changed to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural of the 23-24 Officers & Directors, Lesli Massad President 


May 23, 2023 -  Online, In-person & Makeups: 180
Total Present & Makeup:  32%
May 23, 2023 - 581


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in May!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - May, 2023
 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 35 years to 1 year.    
 Rotarian Membership Years of Service

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