April 27, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 40
April 27, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 40
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 27, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 40
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55   

RSVP to attend in-person at st. luke's

RSVP Required - Maximum 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 registered.

View Online: Live stream available from St. Luke's

LIVE at 11:55
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.
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  

The Changing Residential Housing Market
in OKlahoma city  

  Nathan Bednar is going into his 18th year in mortgage lending. Starting his career as a Loan Officer Assistant in 2003, he currently works as the Branch Manager/Sales Manager for AMC Mortgage in Oklahoma City. Nathan understands that helping a borrower obtain a mortgage can often times be a life changing opportunity for them and he doesn’t take that for granted. He’s a native Oklahoman, proud graduate of Oklahoma State University, and lives in Edmond with his wife Kim and 2 kids Alex and Tristan.
For almost 2 decades, Kirsten McIntyre delivered the daily news as an anchor/reporter in Oklahoma City. But in 2011, Kirsten took the plunge in realizing another dream– owning her own business. She left television news to pursue a career in real estate at Keller Williams Realty with her husband, Randall. In their first year, they won the prestigious Keller Williams International "Rookie Team of the Year" Award and since then, have helped hundreds of people realize the dream of home ownership.
Scott Goforth received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in finance in 1982 and worked as a staff appraiser for a large firm prior to opening Residential Appraisal Company in 1985.
ResAppCo, Inc specializes in appraisals of 1 – 4 family properties for first mortgage purposes but also performs relocation appraisals as well as appraisals for attorneys, real estate agents and brokers, and for the general public.
Scott also specializes in complex appraisals of high end properties including the historical markets and was heavily involved in the “pilot” appraisal projects for many of the Urban Condominium projects now in place in Bricktown, Deep Deuce, and Downtown Oklahoma City.  
Mohammad Farzaneh is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and family man. Born in Iran and educated in Oklahoma, Mohammad and his brother, Jalal, began building homes in Oklahoma in 1981. Though building just a few homes at first, together, they now build more than 600 homes each year. Mohammad is also an experienced executive with proven ability to oversee multi-million dollar construction projects from starting gate to finish line with a focus on management and financing, along with marketing, design and execution. He is the co-founder of dozens of companies, most notably Home Creations, along with Fleetwood Village in Canada.




Kelly Kay 


Lou Kohlman


Bart Binning
David Mayfield, Robert Mills 


Sherry Dale, Freda Deskin


(Served Buffet)  Brisket, bbq chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, asparagus, roll
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Why Rotary?

 by Paul Moore
  Returning to in-person meetings has gotten me thinking about why I am a Rotarian.

My first Rotary membership was in Hickory, North Carolina in 1976.  I was 27 years old and in my first management position with the Boy Scouts of America.  We met at Mom and Pop’s Ham House (that’s a big deal in that part of the world.)  We would go through the cafeteria line, selecting the items we wanted, and carry them to a table where we would join other men.  Yes, men, it was 1976.  The only other member under age 40 was a third generation legacy Rotarian.  They decided I should be appointed the Sergeant at Arms, I think because I was younger and faster than most.  That was important because one of my tasks was cornering someone and convincing them to do the invocation.  I was amazed at how many men from my Sunday School class told me they could not pray out loud in public.  Why was I a Hickory Rotarian?  Because my predecessor, an older guy who’d been promoted out said I should.

The next Rotary Club I joined was the downtown club in Charlotte.  I was the new CEO for the Boy Scouts in that area and there was no question that Rotary was where I was expected to be.  (Some friendly folks also told me what church we should join, but we ignored that instruction.)  Our godfathers in Scouting, Tom and John Belk of Belk Department Stores, were Rotarians as were many of my other Board members.  During my time there, I recruited other Rotarians to the BSA Board.  Why was I a Charlotte Rotarian?  Because it was good for business.



2020-2021 Printed Rotary Membership Directory

The printed Rotary membership directories are scheduled to be at the April 27 in-person meeting.  Only one per rotarian, please. If you can't attend in-person, please call the office for arrangements to pick up your directory. 

Club 29 Breakfast

April 29, 2021
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am
Speaker: Brandon Dutcher   Topic: Home Schooling Before and During a Pandemic
RSVP Required - 20 Maximum   Deadline: April 27

April 13, 2021 Afterhours - Program recorded

For those unable to join in to the April 13, 2021 Rotary Afterhours, featuring a tour of the First National Center with Gary Brooks, his presentation was recorded.  You may view it here.

SAVE THE DATE!!! June 12-16, 2021

The Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 12-16 June 2021, in Taipei, Taiwan, will now be a virtual event in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.  This decision, made by the Rotary Board of Directors, is necessary to protect the health of everyone involved. We will share more details about the 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention soon.


Roving Microphone Handlers Needed

If you are interested in circulating the microphone for questions at the weekly in-person  Tuesday luncheon meetings, please let us know by choosing a luncheon meeting date. 

Don't Wait to Nominate.. NOW is time to Nominate a New Rotarian

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 submission form can be found => Online Nomination Form

Online Attendance Form includes a Meal Credit Option

Please remember to register your attendance and make your meal credit choice during the livestream.  The link to the form will appear in the "chat" area, but also the form is located in the "Register Attendance" tab.  If viewing on a computer, the "Register Attendance" tab is on the upper right. If viewing from a phone, the tab is in the 3 drill down on the upper left. The meeting goes live at 11:55.  The link to view the livestream is the same every week:   https://stlukesrotary.online.church/
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Or Scan the QR Code in the photo (you can use the camera on your phone)   

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

May 4, 2021 -   Exiting the Tunnel: The year behind us, the year ahead  - Mayor David Holt
Chair of the Day:  Teresa Rose Crook

May 11, 2021 -  Derby Day Panel : Matt Vance; Tim Williams; Kelly O'Hara; Kole Kennemer 
Chair of the Day: Jill Merritt

New Address for the Rotary Office

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

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


April 20, 2021 
In-Person and Online - 130

Total Present and Makeup:  No Attendance requirement

April 20,  2021 - 556

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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625 NW 13th Street, Ste 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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