Sept. 28, 2021 | Vol. 110 | No. 12
Sept. 28, 2021 | Vol. 110  | No. 12
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 28, 2021 | Volume 110| No. 12
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      
  Ray Rivera is Executive Editor of The Oklahoman and is a vice president of news overseeing Gannett's Sunbelt Region, which includes 25 daily newspapers and 20 weeklies in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. He was formerly Managing Editor of The Seattle Times, where he led the team that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for exposing systemic problems with the 737 MAX. He has also worked as a staff writer for The Washington Post and The New York Times. At the NYT he covered Afghanistan, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and was an investigative reporter on the New York Desk. He grew up in New Mexico and lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and three children.  
Chair of the Day
 Clytie Bunyan
Amber Sharples
Pledge/Song Leader
Guest  from St. Luke's:  Savannah White 
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Mary Jane Calvey
Attendance Scanners
Steve Davis, Crystal Bennett, Kathryn Wilson
Lisa Hammond, Tracey Frederick
Julia Kirt, Liz Eickman
Roving  Microphone
David Battles
Menu  Coleslaw, Salad, Potato Salad, BBQ pulled pork, Chicken or brisket sandwiches, Baked Beans, Corn Muffins

In the News 

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


Personal Encouragement is the Greatest Motivator

 by  Dave Rhea
The obligation of workplace leaders is (or should be) to motivate the workforce. Motivation comes in many forms across a spectrum from good to bad. I propose that all the way over on the good side is personal encouragement, and all the way over on the bad side is fear. I am not a social scientist nor an HR specialist, but for the sake of a good argument I will suggest that sliding along the spectrum from best to worst motivators are positive attention, reward, competition, social hierarchy, and condemnation.

Each can be powerfully effective motivators, but in defining what is good, I think the long-term effect should be weighted. Bad motivators may render faster results, such as leveraging someone’s job security against a short deadline. However, the result of that approach is likely resentment at best, and at worst, resignation.

Let’s stick to the good side. If someone has made an intentional decision to make an employee feel more positive and acknowledged, it is important to ponder the nuances of this endeavor. This is true in almost all relationships, including marriage and parenting. For this article, let’s focus on the employer-employee relationship.

Recognition is effective. After an employee has exceeded expectations with a superior performance, it is appropriate to specially recognize that person as related to that effort. Likewise, if an employee has a long tenure, the proverbial gold watch treatment is a nice touch. However, this type of reward-based motivation is transactional in nature, thus not of the highest quality.   READ MORE     



Don't Miss the Oct. 5 Meeting!

Don’t miss the Oct 5th meeting! An exciting announcement about a "never done before"  project for the OnePledge campaign!  Since 1924, over $4 million has been donated to the community and world by the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. 

New Rotairans

New rotarians Geoff Stallings, Pam Campbell, and Charles Smith will be introduced by Dave Ortloff.

Club 29 Breakfast 

September 30, 2021
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Reminder: When not eating, please wear a mask!
Speaker:  Dino Lalli, Discover Oklahoma 

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.


October 5, 2021 -  Blayne Arthur OKC Breweries Oklahoma Craft Beer 
Chair of the Day:  Trait Thompson

October 12, 2021 Commissioner Carrie Slatton-Hodges Oklahoma Dept. Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Chair of the Day:  Julia Jernigan Smith


Sept. 21, 2021  Online and In-Person, Makeup:  184
Total Present and Makeup: 33%

Sept. 27, 2021:  582


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - Septenmber

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 45 years to 1 year.

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