August 24, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 7
August 24, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 7
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 24, 2021| Volume 110| No.7
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Link

A Message from President Jerrod Shouse

Given the increasing spread of COVID-19 in our community and the increasing strains being placed upon our health systems, the Officers and Board of Directors have identified the need to adjust our approach to in-person meetings to protect the health of our members, guests, and the community at large. The board will be making the following changes, effective this Tuesday, August 24th and until further notice:
Everyone attending our Tuesday luncheon will be asked to wear a mask, except when eating. Masks will be available at registration.
As Rotarians, one of our areas of focus is preventing and fighting disease, most notably our efforts to eradicate Polio through vaccination. Rotary has announced it will tap into its decades of experience to help support COVID-19 vaccine education and delivery. (Read more here.) In keeping with Rotary’s mission of service above self, we strongly recommend that only those members and guests that are vaccinated attend our in-person meetings.
Making these adjustments will allow us to continue having in-person meetings with a reduced risk for everyone who attends. We will continue to offer a live stream of our meetings, and we will continuously monitor the ongoing COVID-19 developments to adjust our approach as needed. By implementing these changes, we hope to continue our meetings without having to return to a restricted number of people in the room or reservations requirements.
We appreciate all of our members’ patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these changing circumstances. Please contact a member of the board or the Rotary office if you have any questions.
Jerrod Shouse

Wear Your school colors

John Holcomb
Color Analyst  OSU football
Berry Tramel
Toby Rowland
Voice of the Sooners
Chair of the Day
 Lezel Safi
 Kelly Kay
Pledge/Song Leader
Anne Roberts
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
 Jill Hughes
Roving Microphone
 Lance McDaniel
 Frank Sewell, Sarah Barrow
 Terri Cooper, Jeanette Nance
Attendance Scanners
 Mary Blankenship Pointer, Stephen Zahn, Lisa Synar
 Burgers or Swabs hot dogs, links and brats.  Potato wedges, asparagus, mixed green salad, roasted corn on the cobb 

club 29 breakfast

August 26, 2021 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:   Dr. Patrick McGough, DPN, CEO of Oklahoma City County Health Department


Vaccines are our mission. Now let’s get to it.

by Emily Lang
 Anyone who has spent time in Rotary knows what a long history our organization has in promoting vaccines – a topic that seems more relevant than at any other time in my lifetime.

Rotary international has been particularly active regarding the distribution of the polio vaccine – something many of our club’s members may have experienced or witnessed just a generation ago.

Today, very few parents of school-age children have ever seen a case of polio – a disease that can cause paralysis and death as it attacks the central nervous system. Polio can strike at any age, but it mainly affects children under age 5.

The good news about polio is that it is entirely vaccine-preventable, and Rotary International has had a hand in mostly-eradicating this once common ailment.

Since 1985, Rotarians have contributed more than $2.1 billion to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries. Today, thanks in part to the efforts of Rotarians around the world, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the number of cases have dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to less than 250 cases annually today.   READ MORE 


The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Receives the Gold Hero Award!

The Gold Hero Level Recognition recognizes the Rotary Club of Okla. City's  outstanding dedication and support of Shelterbox.  The award was presented on behalf of everyone at Shelter box,
and the families they serve.
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2 million people since 2000, and  they could not have reached those families without clubs like ours.   COVID 19 has not stopped the efforts.  Shelterbox provided aid to over 33,000 families in 2020, and over 13,000 households in the first half of 2021.

New Rotarians

Mark Neumeister will introduce new rotarians Lacy Blanton, Charlie Price, and Craig Parrish.

Save the Date

Rotary AfterHours - Sept. 14, 2021 5:30-7:00pm

Rotary Winter Party - January 11, 2022

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    

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  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.


August 31, 2021 Glen Mulready - Insurance Commissioner
Chair of the Day: Randy Grau

Sept. 7, 2021 Jim Bridenstine Former NASA Administrator
Chair of the Day:  Rick Nagel


August, 17  2021 - Online and In-Person - 184
Total Present and Makeup: 34%

August 23,  2021 -   576

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in August!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 54 years to 1 year.

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