June 21, 2022 | Vol. 110 | No. 48
June 21, 2022 | Vol. 110  | No. 48
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

June 21, 2022 | Volume 110| No. 48
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church| 11:55am 
Link to the Livestream    

President's Awards Day

Caylee Dodson is one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, a recognition of women across the country who have made a significant impact.
In 2020, Restore OKC,  of which Dodson is executive director, partnered with grocery chain Homeland to open a small market on the property that houses RestoreOKC's headquarters and urban farm in the Creston Hills neighborhood. That temporary grocery outlet filled a niche at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and for some time afterward.
he store started as a dream with 16 high school students at Northeast Academy who had been working with Restore OKC.  RestoreOKC is a community development ministry in northeast Oklahoma City and the recipient of the 2021-2022 Rotary Project – the Rotary Red Barn. Groundbreaking for the Rotary Red Barn was held June 11, 2022. 

Chair of the Day  
Jerrod Shouse
 Jerome Holmes
Pledge/Song Leader
 Janet Vernon
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
 Sam Hammons
Introduction of New Rotarians
Sherry Fair
Attendance Scanners
 Lisa Synar, Andy Rine, Mark Neumeister
 Sarah Barrow, Brittany Attaway

 A.J. Griffin, Crystal Bennett

Roving  Microphone
Bart Binning
Menu House Salad; Heirloom tomato salad; Shrimp and grits; Roasted Chicken; Asparagus  

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

June 23, 2022 
Speaker:   William Orr, Ph.D. “Why are drugs so expensive: drug development from test tube to market”
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 


A Lesson Lies Over the Rainbow
by Ted Streuli

 “It is all so well-intentioned, so genial and so gay that any reviewer who would look down his nose at the fun-making should be spanked and sent off, supperless, to bed,” Frank S. Nugent wrote of the film. “Having too stout an appetite to chance so dire a punishment, we shall merely mention, and not dwell upon, the circumstance that even such great wizards as those who lurk in the concrete caverns of California are often tripped in their flights of fancy by trailing vines of piano wire and outcroppings of putty noses.”

That was published nearly 83 years ago, on Aug. 18, 1939, in The New York Times. In honor of Judy Garland’s 100th birthday (she was born June 10, 1922), several local theaters showed The Wizard of Oz on the big screen June 5 and 6. It occurred to me that the lesson of the film is the lesson of Rotary,

“Not since Disney’s Snow White has anything quite so fantastic succeeded half so well,” he wrote. “A fairybook tale has been told in the fairybook style, with witches, goblins, pixies and other wondrous things drawn in the brightest colors and set cavorting to a merry little score.”

The Wizard of Oz made its official debut on Aug. 15. Louis B. Mayer’s strategy for MGM at the time was to produce a lot of B movies, all made on tight budgets. In 1939, MGM released 52 films, many with long-forgotten titles: Bad Little Angel, These Glamour Girls, The Kid from Texas. By comparison, MGM produced just 10 films last year. But in 1939, the studio also made some good ones. Among the 10 movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, four were made by MGM: Ninotchka; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; The Wizard of Oz; and Gone with the Wind.

The Wizard of Oz didn’t win, but it should have.   


New Rotarian Introductions

Sherry Fair will introduce new rotarians Lori Cummins, Justin Hull, Peggy Kates, and Skip Leonard.
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
Deadline has been extended to June 21, 2:00pm 
If you have previously sent in an RSVP and cannot attend, please inform the office

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 Heather Walter 

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  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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.
June 28, 2022 -  Inaugural - 22-23 Officers and Directors, Wes Milbourn President
No Tuesday Luncheon Meeting at St. Luke's |  RSVP Required for the Inaugural
Chair of the Day:    Lance McDaniel
July 5, 2022  -   No Meeting, No Makeup required - Happy Independence Day!  

Upcoming Events 

June 28, 2022 - Inauguration of the 2022-2023  Officers and Directors, Wes Milbourn President RSVP
August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day
Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens  


June 14, 2022  In-Person, Makeups:  185
Total Present and Makeup:  32%

June 20, 2022: 599


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in June!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - June

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

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