April 20, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 39
April 20, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 39
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 20, 2021 |  Volume 109 | No. 39
In-Person and Live Streamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church |11:55        

RSVP to attend IN-person at St Luke's 

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

If any need technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance.
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Covid-19 Preparedness Plan     
Please remember to register your attendance, and make your meal credit choice in the form
during the livestream. The form is located in the "register attendance" tab.   

cannabis business in oklahoma 

 Keri Cain is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS in Apparel Merchandising. She worked for Gap Inc. in the Dallas area for five years before joining headquarters in San Francisco, California in 2006.

As a member of the Store Operations team, Keri managed several workstreams including real estate operations (new stores, remodels, closures), customer experience, and daily operations. Under the daily operations umbrella, Keri created the stores policy and procedures, rolled out new store point of sale and back of house technology, and worked closely with the internal audit teams on store compliance.

Jeffrey A. Frable is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner at CCK Strategies. His major areas of practice include: small business organization and strategic planning; income tax consultation; cannabis taxation and reporting; audit and financial accounting services; and general business and non-profit organization consultation.  Jeff has technical expertise in aligning small business with strategic and proactive tax planning and general business and non-profit consultation.  He joined CCK Strategies in 1999 and has played a key role in developing a firm culture resulting in growth from 7 employees to currently over 100.
Clay Taylor
Ross Plourde

Janet Vernon
Bart Binning
Heather Walter
Nick Farha, Michelle Morrow
(Served Buffet)  Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Caesar salad, Green Beans

In the News

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


Collaboration, Always

 by Stacy McNeiland
Henry Ford once famously said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, examples of collaboration abound. Over the last year, we’ve all lived through history, and while none of us would choose to relive the pandemic, there is a silver lining to be found in the ingenuity and collaboration that have made recovery possible.

Take for example the speed at which Oklahoma has rolled out a massive vaccination effort. Thanks to federal and state leaders and partnerships with local health care service providers, vaccines are widely available in Oklahoma, even as other states are still in early immunization phases. Because of the widespread availability and adoption of Covid-19 vaccines, we may well get our summer back this year


New Rotarians

 Evan Walter  will introduce new rotarians Alix Orza, Adrienne Nobles, and Jim Schroeder.

2020-2021 Printed Rotary Membership Directory

The printed Rotary membership directories are scheduled to be at the April 20 in-person meeting.  Only one per rotarian, please. 

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am
April 22, 2021 | RSVP Required
Speaker:  Byron Jackson, Executive Director, Possibilites, Inc. 
Topic: Pit Falls of Kumbaya

Maximum capacity - 20 persons

In Memoriam

The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully acknowledges a gift in memory of Mike Kirschner from Jeff Brown, and Wes Milbourn
If you would like to make a contribution in memory of someone, you may do so here.
Angela Rickman
District Governor

District 5750 March/ April News

Happy Spring!
This year seems to be flying by, but I am ready for warmer weather and getting out of the house more with the family! It's an exciting time of year in the Rotary world as we prepare the incoming presidents for their new roles, which will started this past weekend at PETS. Our incoming District Governor - Matt Tipton, has been busy preparing for the year, and I'm excited to have his leadership guide us through our new normal.


July 7-11, 2021
Camp RYLA will be virtual coast-to-coast for 2021. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is all about Rotarians, professionals in your local community, working with youth to develop our future leaders. It is an intensive training/experiential program for high school students in their pivotal high school years, who are chosen for their proven or potential leadership abilities. Students participate in an all-expense paid retreat, this year held in a virtual setting (eRYLA). The camp is run by Rotary members and RYLA Alumni. Student attendance is sponsored by Rotary Clubs from throughout District 5750, which means attendance is free for qualified high school students. Students are joined by talented young people from communities throughout the district. eRYLA provides a memorable opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, make new friends, and gain a new and improved focus.

Don't Wait to Nominate.. The Time 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 nomination form can be found =>
Online Nomination Form

Rotary Peace Fellowship Application

Rotarians, by coming together in service, work towards a better world. Local and global service to fight disease, expand education, grow local economies, and protect the environment provide immediate benefits for many. Together these actions contribute to Rotary’s highest calling of laying the foundations for peace in our communities.
Rotary supports peacebuilding efforts directly through awarding up to 130 fellowships each year to community leaders from around the world. The Fellows pursue a master’s degree or professional certification at one of five Rotary Peace Centers. The fellowship covers all tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, and study related expenses.

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate .5% of qualified purcheses to the Rotary 29 Foundation.  No fees, no extra cost! Sign up both personal AND business accounts TODAY!

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Amazon Smile   OR

smile.amazon.com - Search for Rotary Club 29 Foundation

Or Scan in the QR Code in the photo 

New Address for the Rotary Office!!

Please update your records, forward to Accounts Payable, or please update your online bank payment service.
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
625 N.W. 13th St.  Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law - megan@okcrotary.com
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd - cheryl@okcrotary.com

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

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.com 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.  


April 27, 2021-  
Changing Residential Housing Market in OKC Panel:  Nathan Bednar, Kristen McIntyre, Scott Goforth, Mohammad Farzaneh

Chair of the Day -  Blair Naifeh

May 4, 2021 -  Mayor David Holt  “Exiting the Tunnel: The Year Behind us, the Year Ahead”
Chair of the Day - Teresa Rose Crook


April 13, 2021  - Online and In-Person -  121
Total Present and Makeup:  No attendance requirement

April 9 , 2021 -  554

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 49 years to 1 year.     


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in April!

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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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