June 22, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 48
June 22, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 48
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

June 22, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 48
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  

rotarian voices - reflections on 2020 -

How we all became first responders

to each other

Michael C. Turpen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, educated in Tulsa Public Schools and graduated from the University of Tulsa, earning degrees in history and law. He served Muskogee County as District Attorney from 1977 to 1982, and then led a successful campaign in 1982 for Oklahoma Attorney General. Following his service, he became a partner in the law firm Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison, and Lewis. Politically active, Turpen has been instrumental in the support of candidates in the national arena as a fundraiser and ally. 


 President David Walters


 Pat Potts


Georgia Fiering
Jim English


Lezel Safi
DeShawn Heusel, Kim Tran


 Jeff Simpsen, Kelly Kay
Lisa Synar, Bill Orr, Dwight Lawson


Brisket or Airline Chicken breast. Corn, Potato casserole, Coleslaw, House salad with dressing, Rolls
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


After Covid, some things remain (and that’s a good thing).

 by Emily Lang
 Joy has returned.

After an incredibly difficult 18-months, the world seems to have suddenly turned the corner, and reasons to celebrate can be found in the every day.

Sure, there were things to be grateful for during the pandemic. For me, I’m grateful that my family remained healthy, and that the people closest to me were not seriously stricken with a virus that killed so many. My prayers continue for those who were not so lucky in that regard.

Last year, our family spent a lot of time in the safety of our back porch. Our son turned a baby-faced 12 in March 2020, just as his school shut down and 6th grade saw an unceremonious end. By March 2021, he had grown a full five inches, and because we were all home together, his transition from boyhood to teenager happened before our eyes. One evening I was still taller than him; by morning, I was not. I swear it happened over night.

This year, we learned to play the socially-distanced sport of golf together; I honestly never thought I’d say that. Now that we’re all vaccinated, my husband, who does not golf, is carting us around so we can play while he watches and sometimes plays DJ via iPhone. We all laugh a lot, and the family time we’ve gained has made me a little leery of leaning all the way into life as it was pre-pandemic.


Inaugural of the 2021-2022 Officers and Directors, Jerrod Shouse, President
Okla. Contemporary Arts Center  | 11 N.W. 11 | 6:00pm | June 29, 2021
Dress - Business Casual
No Luncheon Meeting at St. Luke's 


Vocational Tour Day - seeking hosts

August 3, 2021 will be Vocational Tour Day - Please mark your calendars!!!! -No meeting at St. Luke's.  
The Vocational Tour Committee Co-Chairs are seeking about 15 tour sites.  Please contact Heidi Russell , or  Heather Walter, or the Rotary Office if you are interested in hosting.  

2021-22 Committee Signup available

Thank you to the 206 Rotarians who have made committee selections for the upcoming Rotary year.
The committee chairs of 40+ committees are counting on all rotarians to make committee choices.  Please sign up today!

District 5750 Newsletter - D.G. Angela Rickman

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." - Douglas Adams

As I wrap up my final month as District Governor and reflect on the journey, I think this quote puts it so well because each of our intentions going into 2020 at home, work, school, and Rotary were all impacted somehow. Yet, despite challenges, I am exactly where I intended to be, here with each of you, and so proud to be a Rotarian. Looking forward, I am excited to see how our clubs reemerge and renew themselves with the support of our incoming District Governor - Matt Tipton. I am happy to think about opportunities to see each other in person soon!

Jeanean Yanish Jones selected 2023-24 District Governor

Club 29 Rotarian Jeanean Yanish Jones has been selected  District Governor Nominee Designate to serve 2023-24. 
Congratulations, Jeanean!

Perfect Attenders

For those who have perfect attendance, attendance tracking started June 1, 2021.  Signing into the livestream will count as an in-person meeting.  Video Makeups will be allowed, 2 per quarter. 
If you wish to maintain perfect attendance, starting June 1, you must either attend in-person, watch the livestream and sign -in the online form, makeup the meeting at another Rotary Club, attend a committee meeting, attend a Club 29 breakfast, watch the video (2 per quarter allowed) or otherwise makeup the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the rotary office.

Club 29 Breakfast

June  24, 2021
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am
Speaker:  Dawn Hopkins   Oklahoma Town Lecture 
RSVP Required - 20 Maximum   Deadline: June 22
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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.


2020-2021 Program Schedule

June 29,  2021 -    Rotary Inaugural - 6:00pm | Okla. Contemporary 
RSVP and Sponsorships Available

July 6,  2021 -  No Meeting - and no makeup required
July 13, 2021 - Shelley Zumwalt  - Okla. Employment Security Commission
Chair of the Day - Susan Winchester

Save the Date!

July 13, 2021 - Rotary AfterHours - Fair Weather Friend Brewery - RSVP coming soon!

New Address for the Rotary Office

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
625 N.W. 13th St.  Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Phone number remain the same.
Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law - megan@okcrotary.com
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd - cheryl@okcrotary.com


June  15, 2021 
In-Person and Online - 192

Total Present and Makeup: 35%

June 15,  2021 - 559

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 47  years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in June! 

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