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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

CLUB 29 Breakfast

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Co-Chairs:  Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert 

October 6, 2022 - Blu Hulsey - Fossil Fuels 
October 13, 2022 - Inger Giuffrida, Executive Director of WildCare Oklahoma, “Being a Good Neighbor to Wildlife.”
October 20, 2022- Ann Felton Gilliland, Central Okla. Habitat for Humanity
October 27, 2022 - Michael Anderson, Okla. City Museum of Art

10-4-2022 Program

Heath Hayes - 988 Crisis Lifeline

Welcome new Rotarians

Sunny Cearley
President and CEO - Allied Arts
Doug Schwarz
Vice President -
Cooperative Business Services

At the Oct. 4 meeting, we announced the OnePledge Committee has selected the Rotary Expedition Africa Playground at the Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden for the 2022-2023 Rotary Project.  

The Rotary Expedition Africa Playground will be located in a 14 acre African savannah and lush rainforest within the heart of the zoo complex – giving zoo visitors the experience of taking a journey to Africa (a continent that remarkably less than one tenth of 1% of all Americans will ever visit) to see its amazing wildlife and become inspired to protect the animals from the African continent.  The Children’s Play Area will be located inside the historic pachyderm building and will be the only indoor play space at the Zoo and is thus expected to be among the most highly trafficked areas at the Zoo!  

As you know, this is the one combined annual project in which we, as a Club, ask 100% of our members to participate. In addition to providing $85,000 for the Rotary Expedition Africa Playground, Club 29 will be funding High School Rotarian scholarships and books for our Literacy Project… all through this one donation.  A total of $110,000 is needed. 

We have made it very easy for you. Please donate or pledge by clicking on the following link. It takes no time at all.     

Answer the Call of the Wild - 2022-2023 OnePledge Online

Dear 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. 

Please understand that we do not make this decision lightly. Our club has not seen an increase in our operating dues since 2008-2009. In the 13 years since, we’ve seen an increase in dues we pay on your behalf to our Rotary District, and we have seen an increase every year in dues from Rotary International. That doesn’t take into account the many other expenses associated with operating our club that have slowly continued to increase annually. Since our last dues increase 13 years ago, several factors allowed us to keep from increasing dues including our staff cutting costs where possible and moving the Rotary office to significantly decrease expenses.  

On behalf of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 boards, I want to thank all of you for your understanding and commitment to our club. The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City is able to continue our legacy of service to our local and global community because of the strength of our dedicated members. 

Thank you, 

Wes Milbourn
President 2022-2023 

Rotary AfterHours

October 11, 2022 | 5:30-7:00
El Coyote Bar and Cantina
925 W. Britton Rd. 
Cash Bar | Bring Guests!

Advertising Space Available 

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There are a few ad spaces available, but filling them is very important for our club’s member communications. If you are interested, you may find more information here or call the Rotary office.

Auto-Pay offered for Rotary CLUB invoices

If you would like to have a credit card on file to charge  your Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Annual Dues Payment offered

If you would like to switch from quarterly billing to Annual billing for Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Wings of Rotary - Japan 2023

 Each summer, District 5750 sends a team of 10th to 12th graders to District 2520 located in the Miyagi and Iwate prefectures in Japan for approximately two weeks.   
In taking part of WINGS of Rotary, students will learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You'll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer - and make some good friends in the process.  
More than 8,000 young people each year have experiences like these through Rotary Youth Exchanges. It's the opportunity of a lifetime. Are you ready for it?   For more information contact Keith Oehlert.

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Committees - 2022-2023

Upcoming Events 

December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Party - History Center 
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon - Service Opportunity

North West OKC Rotary changes meeting location

The North West OKC Rotary club will be moving its meeting location from the Greens Golf & Country Club to Quail Creek Golf & Country Club 3501 Quail Creek Road, OKC, OK 73120 starting Tuesday March 22, 2022. North West OKC Rotary will continue to meet each Tuesday at noon.   
Oct. 11, 2022 - Bill Hancock, Executive Director – College Football Playoffs
Oct. 18, 2022 - Archbishop Paul S. Coakley – Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Dedication

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - October 2022

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 43 years to 1 year.

Happy Birthday to Rotarians born in October!

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory

DACdb has an app!  Access it in the Play store, or App 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  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.

Update your contact information

If you have an update or correction to your business or residential contact information that has not been reported to the Rotary office, please update it here. 


You may nominate a prospective Rotarian by using this online nomination form This form is also found in the "Members" section of okcrotary.club 

In the News

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