Sept. 26, 2023 | Vol. 112 | No.12
Sept. 26, 2023 | Vol. 112  | No.12
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

Sept. 26, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 12 
In Person and livestreamed from Christian Life Center  - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55am
Livestream link | 11:55am

 Education and our Future 

With more than three decades of experience in education, Dr. Sean McDaniel was named Superintendent of Schools for Oklahoma City Public Schools in July 2018.
McDaniel began his career in education as a language arts instructor at Denver’s Highland High School from 1986-1988. He has served in several teaching, coaching and administrative capacities in both Colorado and Oklahoma.   READ MORE

Guests will be 3 Okla. City Public School Student Body Leaders who will share with Dr. McDaniel
Chair of the Day:  Carri Hicks
Attendance Scanner/Greeters:  Stacy Murray, Jenna Morey
Registration: Stephen Zahn, Evan Walter
Introduction of Guests: Randy Grau
Introduction of  New Rotarians:   DiAnne Bryant
Invocation/Pledge Leader:  Vered Harris
Roving Microphone:  Donna Lawrence
Menu:  Mixed Green Salad; Beet Salad with Goat Cheese; Roasted Asparagus; Beef Tenderloin; Baked Chicken; Roll 

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast

September 28, 2023
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 
Bud Oehlert & Susan McVey, Chairs
Speaker:   Dr. Tina Ipe, Chief Medical Officer, Okla. Blood Institute


What would Jimmy Buffett do? Life’s best moments are filled with music and memory, if only we make time.

by Emily Lang  
The recent passing of Jimmy Buffett has me thinking a lot about music, memories and making space for spontaneous moments – something that’s hard amid my daily hustle.

I grew up in a household that was often filled with music, with my parents’ taste including artists ranging from the Beatles to Bonie Raitt. I can remember being rocked as a small child, my father’s voice quietly singing James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James in my ear. My dad and I would dance to it years later at my wedding.

As a teenager, I would often lay on the living room carpet, watching dad’s “Hotter Than July” album turn as Stevie Wonder crooned his own version of Happy Birthday and Lately, a song I would come to love all over again thanks to a cover from the 90s band Jodeci.

Years later, I took a road trip with my parents, my husband and our son, Wyatt, who was about five at the time. My dad entertained Wyatt on the trip by changing the words from All You Need is Love to All You Need is Pancakes. As we drove, my father and my son both belly-laughed their way through the trombone-laden chorus which now seemed to be announcing … breakfast. Wyatt requested pop’s tune every time we got in the car that trip.


New Rotarians

DiAnne Bryant will introduce new rotarians Lynn Pringle and Kimber Shoop. 

Dr. Robert Dauffenbach 9-19-23 Presentation on Okla. City Economics

If you would like the powerpoint slides from Dr. Robert Dauffenbach's 9-19-23  presentation on Okla. City Economics, you may access it here. 

Project Dedication - Uganda - Oct. 1-7, 2023

October 1-7, 2023
Approximately $1400 On Ground Costs
$1250 air travel assistance available from RC29 Fdn
Coordinated and accompanied by Pilgrim Africa Representatives
Kampala, Katakwi and Soroti Nile River Lodge
If interested, please contact Clayton Taylor

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - APP available 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 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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.
Oct. 3, 2023 -   Chef Andrew Black – 2023 James Beard Foundation Award
Oct. 10, 2023 -   Oklahoma City Real Estate Development – Mark Beffort, Dick Tanenbaum, & Megan Gelmers 

Upcoming Events 

10-10-2023  - Rotary AfterHours 
12-1-2023 -  Salvation Army Bell Ringing
1-9-2024 - Rotary Winter Party
1-27-2024 -Rotary Pickleball Tournament
April 24-28, 2024 - Multi District Conference - Choctaw Resort & Casino
4216 US-69, Durant, OK  74701


September 19, 2023 -  Online, In-person & Makeups:  188
Total Present & Makeup:  33% 
September 25, 2023: 584 


Happy birthday to Rotarians born in September!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - September, 2023
 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 47 years to 1 year.    

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