August 31, 2021 | Vol. 110 | No. 8
August 31, 2021 | Vol. 110  | No. 8
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 31, 2021 | Volume 110| No. 8
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church| 11:55am 
Link to the Livestream  
REMINDER:  Everyone attending our Tuesday luncheon will be asked to wear a mask, except when eating. Masks will be available at registration.
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.   READ MORE      
 Glen Mulready  became the 13th Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner after receiving 62 percent of the vote statewide. He was sworn into office on January 14, 2019.
Glen is a long-time insurance professional and private sector businessman who is a recognized leader and champion in the insurance industry. Starting as a broker in 1984, Glen rose to serve at the executive level of the two largest health insurance companies in Oklahoma. In 2007, he joined Benefit Plan Strategies, a company helping businesses provide employee benefits and health insurance to their employees.
Chair of the Day
Randy Grau
Larry Wagner
Pledge/Song Leader
Lou Kohlman
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Drew Edmondson
Attendance Scanners
Matt Bown, Susan Adams, Penny Voss
Michelle Morrow, Paul Moore
Liz Eickman, Crystal Bennett
Roving  Microphone
Donna Lawrence
Menu Southwest chopped salad (tomato, onion, poblano peppers, queso fresco, chipotle ranch)
                Sweet potato and black bean salad (arugula, scallion, bell peppers, cilantro dressing)
                Chili Lime Shrimp pasta with chipotle sauce
                Ancho rubbed chicken with jalapeno corn relish 
                Cilantro Lime Cauliflower and zucchini  

In the News 

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


He's Right About That

 by  Pat Rooney
   When thinking about Rotary’s Four-Way Test it occurred to me that Oklahoma’s favorite son would have made a great Rotarian. Will Rogers, comedian, roper, actor and writer, embodies the Rotary test through his lifestyle and writing. As a proud Cherokee from Oologah, Will was all about truth, fairness and goodwill and beneficial improvement for all Americans.

Sharing his father’s profession, Will started out with roping acts and working in Vaudeville. He quickly moved to a bigger stage as a comedian with The Ziefield Follies. His comic acts were so popular that his cables homes from a trip to Europe were picked up and published by The New York Times. At its highest circulation, Will’s column was published in 600 papers across the country reaching an estimated 40 million readers.

As for the Four-Way Test, Will Rogers’ first role was to tell the truth. In his own words, “I use only one set method in my little gags and that is to try to keep to the truth.” He adds that “personally, I don’t like the jokes that get the biggest laughs, as they are generally as broad as a house and require no thought at all. I like the one where, if you are with a friend, and hear it, it makes you think and say, “He’s right about that.”

As America’s ambassador, Will was always spreading goodwill to the benefit of all Americans. His comedy lifted the hearts of millions and all across the world, as well. He was humble. One of his quotes, “no man is great if he thinks he is,” speaks to that. Yet, he was a friend of presidents, heads of state and knew practically every congressman in the country.  READ MORE


Club 29 Breakfast 

September 2, 2021
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Reminder: When not eating, please wear a mask!
Speaker:  Brent Kisling, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce  

Top 11 Rotary Clubs - Membership

1.  Vijayawada Midtown, India..........774
2. Birmingham, AL............................614
3. Oklahoma City, OK.......................550
4. Nashville, TN................................483
5. San Diego, CA...............................469
6. Atlanta, GA...................................466
7. Baton Rouge, LA..........................460
8. Kota, India...................................433
9. San Jose, CA.................................431
10. Madison, WI...............................424
11. Wichita, KS..................................378   

World Community Service Reports
by Matt Bown

The World Service Committee is pleased to report continuing support of the Rotary/Agros International Healthy Start program in Guatemala.  Our Club first participated in this program in its inaugural year during 2020.  We joined 11 other clubs from Washington, California, Colorado, Guatemala, and China.  An interesting fact is this is the first project that a China club (Macau) was permitted to participate in outside of China.  Club 29 has committed to continue participation in the next phase of the program which should be funded in 2022.
The Healthy Start program is operating in the Ixil region of Guatemala which was severely disadvantaged during the decades long Guatemalan civil war.   The program is focused on reducing chronic child malnutrition.  The primary strategies of the program include:
• Establish a network of Community Health Brigadistas to actively work in the villages to provide and     promote  health measures
• Provide prenatal care to pregnant women and early childhood care to children, such as immunizations
• Provide nutritional supplements in villages where food scarcity occurs
• Increase food production from local gardens for both local use and for agribusiness


Rotary AfterHours - RSVP

September 14, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm
Cosabella Kitchen
6516 N Olie
Bring Guests!
Cash Bar  
Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres 

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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.


September 7, 2021 -    Jim Bridenstine – Former NASA Administrator
Chair of the Day:  Rick Nagel
September 14, 2021 -   Zac Craig –  OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chair of the Day:   Robin Roberts Krieger


August 24, 2021  Online and In-Person, Makeup:  206
Total Present and Makeup: 37 %
August 30, 2021:  575


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in August!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - August 

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

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