August 8, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 5
August 8, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 5
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 8,  2023 |  Volume 112 | No. 5
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am  

Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductees

Shannon Rich has spent her career leading organizations through transformational projects by challenging traditional methods. As president and CEO of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, she directed the single largest endeavor in the organization’s 90-year history—the opening of the Gaylord–Pickens Museum.  Before joining the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Rich served as executive vice president at John Q. Hammons Hotels, opening both the Renaissance Oklahoma City Hotel and the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.
Chair of the Day: Sunny Cearley 
Invocation:  Patrick Raglow
Introduction of Guests:  Kathleen Stevenson

Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Richard Smith, Emily Stratton
Registration:  Peggy Kates, Evan Walter
Roving Microphone:  Bart Binning
Menu:  Mixed green salad; Hummus and pita; Wild Rice; Zucchini; Mediterranean Chicken; Chilean Sea Bass  

In the News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
2022-23 Co-Chairs - Susan McVey and Bud Oehlert 
August 10 -  Jason Ferbruche, Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA)  - Rapid Bus transit system 


Wings of Rotary

by PDG Jessica Sherrill
While WINGS of Rotary (WINGS) is not a new Rotary program, this was our first exchange since the pandemic. In general, an inbound team of usually two team leaders and 6-10 high school students from Japan visits us here in Rotary District 5750 for two weeks in March and then an outbound team of the same size visits Japan in Rotary District 2520 for two weeks in June. But it is so much more than that!

My husband, Jay, (Midtown OKC Rotarian) and I lead a (wonderful) team of 6 high school students to Japan in June. We also had the pleasure to host two of the inbound students from Japan. I know it is cliche to say but WINGS has been life-changing for us. What is so interesting is that I thought coming home from Japan would be the end but really it’s just the beginning. But first…

What is WINGS?
Although the all-caps name would normally indicate WINGS is an acronym, it is not.... READ MORE


Rotary AfterHours - August

August 8, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 
O Bar - Ambassador
1200 N Walker

 The 2023-2024 Letter of Intent guidelines have been updated.

  The $500,000 revenue cap guideline has been removed. As a result of this change, the deadline for submitting the Letter of Intent has been extended
to Friday, August 11, 2023 at noon
    Please forward this to your nonprofits of choice and help us spread the word!

  You will find all the guidelines, requirements, timelines, and the application form here. This information is also on the home page of 

    It is only through Club 29 Rotarians that the Grant Applicaion (LOI) is made known.

Forward this link to a qualifying nonprofit

Dear Rotarian Friends,
Rotary helps create the conditions for peace, opportunity, and a future worth living.  By continuing what we do best, by remaining open and willing to change, and by keeping our focus on building peace in the world and within ourselves, Rotary helps create a more peaceful world, a more hopeful world.  As Rotary’s leaders from all the regions, I urge you to Create Hope in the World.

Rotary International President R. Gordon McInally, Scotland
Together, we get to Create Hope in the World this year!  I am so excited to get to serve you and have enjoyed meeting and visiting with so many of you.  There are already some great plans for this year. 
First, welcome Amy Hollas, our new Rotary District 5750 Administrator!  A big thank you to Megan Law for her years of service as our Rotary District 5750 and continued support during the transition.  For administrative support with MyRotary, Club Updates and more, please contact Amy here.
A huge thank you to all of you who are serving in leadership for our Clubs and District this year.  Please take time to explore our website to see who is available to help serve you in Membership, Foundation, District Grants, Club Presidents, Public Image, Youth Leadership, and More! 
I encourage you to follow Rotary District 5750 on Facebook, check the website at, to read the Rotary Magazine and keep your account current with frequent visits to the Learning Center and more.   And most importantly, connect with others, both current Rotarians and future Rotarians, to continue to Create Hope in the World!  READ MORE

Auto-Pay offered for Rotary Club Invoices

 If you would like to have a credit card on file to charge your Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Annual Dues Payment Offered

 If you would like to switch from quarterly to annual billing for Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Upcoming Events

August 8, 2023 -  Rotary Afterhours -  O Bar - Ambassador Hotel 
August 11, 2023 - NOON - Letters of Intent Online Applications Due

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

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.  


August 15,  2023- Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and New Capital – Nathaniel Harding/ Cortado Ventures
August 22, 2023 -   Bedlam –  Berry Tramel, John Holcomb,  Toby Rowland - Wear your School Colors!!  Register your Guests


August 1, 2023 -  Rotary Vocational Tour Day - In-Person and Makeups: 166
Total Present & Makeup:  30%

August 7, 2023 -  583 

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - August, 2023

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 56 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in August! 

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