June 14, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 47
June 14, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 47
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

June 14, 2022  |  Volume 110 | No. 47
=>In-Person ONLY -  First National Center - National Ballroom | 11:30 

This meeting is relocated to the

National Ballroom - First National Center - 120 N. Robinson 

Parking Information:
There is valet or self-parking available for guests of the First National Center. Valet is located at 120 N Robinson Avenue, at the main entrance to First National Center. When entering the building, please proceed to the 2nd floor and the National Ballroom is located on the far side of The Great Hall. 
If you prefer to self-park, the One11 Parking Garage is located at 111 N Broadway Avenue. When utilizing self-parking, please note that from the garage elevators you can select the 2nd floor and these elevators will take you to the National Ballroom.
There is a charge for both valet or self-parking.


If you have an RSVP and cannot attend let us know

 Gary Brooks has been in the commercial real estate business in Oklahoma City for over 30 years as a broker, developer and owner.   In 2008 Gary formed Cornerstone Development and developed Legend Park, his first apartment project in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Over the last 13 years Gary and his team have used various HUD financing programs to develop and purchase over 3,000 apartment units.  In January of 2017, Gary and partner Charlie Nicholas acquired The First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City, a 1.1 million square foot high-rise built in 1931.  The National hotel and First Residences opened in April of 2022, with other food and beverage outlets and retail shops set to open in the coming months. Gary lives in Edmond with his wife of 33 years, Michelle.  
Chair of the Day 
Jane Jenkins
Harold Armstrong 
Pledge/Song Leader
David Dobson
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Clay Farha
 Mary Blankenship Pointer, Crystal Bennett
Registration Table
 Robyn Sunday-Allen, Randy Nance, Vered Harris
Menu   Entree salad and dessert  

club 29 breakfast

June 16,  2022 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Elizabeth Gray, CEO Civic Center Foundation 



Thoughts on My Inheritance

by Ted Streuli
 When my father died, at age 76, he left my mother two pieces of residential real estate and whatever was in the house. The only item bequeathed directly to me was his collection of books.

There was no bank account. He was 29-years old when the Great Depression began and he didn’t trust banks.

Four years later, after a long illness, my mother passed away. The real estate had been sold to pay each of their doctor bills, hospital bills and funeral bills. Neither had life insurance, so by the time my mother died when I was 19, I inherited $165.

In case those numbers slid past the mental calculator, my father was born in 1900, a full 61 years and one week before my own appearance. He had eight siblings, an Irish Catholic mother and a stepfather he didn’t care for.

At age 12, he decided the education provided by San Francisco’s public schools was inadequate, so he got a job, enrolled in a private school and paid his own tuition.

At age 16, he had some questions of theology for the parish priest. The priest’s reply was that he should do as he was told and to stop asking so many questions. 


Rotary Inaugural RSVP
Honoring the 2022-2023 Board, Wes Milbourn President

June 28, 2022
First Americans Museum
5:30- Cocktails & Tours
6:30 - Dinner and Program
$75.00 per person billed on quarterly statement
No Luncheon Meeting at St. Luke's on 6-28
Rotarians and Guests RSVP
RSVP Deadline - June 18


Vocational Day Committee Seeks Hosts

The Vocational Day committee is seeking at least  fifteen Rotarian hosts for August 2, 2022 Vocational Day.
If you can host 
please let us know.
Or email Co-Chairs Heidi Russell and Heather Walter   

Pickleball Tournament June 18, 2022

Chicken 'n Pickel | 8400 N. Oklahoma Ave.
Limited to 48 players.  Registered Players
Rotarians, when registering your guests, please use a separate form
Register here
If you would like to watch the tournament, and not participate, you and your family are welcome to be  spectators!!  You can watch play on all 4 indoor courts.  You may order lunch from the Chicken 'n Pickle menu. No registration is necessary.   

June 2022 - Rotary Magazine 

Click here to read the June 2022 issue.   A great photo transcends geographic and cultural barriers. It tells a story. And it brings us closer together. This June is a time of coming together for the Rotary world, as we hosted our first in-person Rotary International Convention since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you  joined us in Houston or participated via livestream, we hope this issue of Rotary magazine, featuring our annual photo awards, will help you feel connected to your fellow Rotary members.

June is also Rotary Fellowship Month, the perfect time to connect with others around the world who share your unique interests. We've prepared a flowchart to help you find one that's right for you.

In the Our Clubs section, you will meet a club whose supposed one-time project unexpectedly assumed voluminous proportions — and for 27 years has been advancing Rotary International's commitment to enhancing global literacy and spreading goodwill.  

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    

Upcoming Events   

June 18, 2022 - Pickelball Tournament - 10-1 - Chicken 'n Pickle
June 28, 2022 - Inauguration of the 2022-2023  Officers and Directors, Wes Milbourn President RSVP REQUIRED
July 5, 2022 - No Meeting, and no makeup required 
August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day
Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App 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  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.


June 21, 2022 -   Caylee Dodson - RestoreOKC  ED  | President's Awards Day
Chair of the Day  Jerrod Shouse 
June 28, 2022 -  Inaugural - Honoring 22-23 Officers & Directors, Wes Milbourn President
No Tuesday luncheon at St. Luke's
Chair of the Day  Lance McDaniel  RSVP Required


June 7, 2022 - Online, In-Person, Makeups - 177
Total Present and Makeup - 31%

June 13,  2022-   596

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in June!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 48 years to 1 year.

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