Dec. 6, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 22
Dec. 6, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 22
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

December 6, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 22
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream     

Oklahoma city public schools

With more than three decades of experience in education, Dr. Sean McDaniel was named Superintendent of Schools for Oklahoma City Public Schools in July 2018.  
McDaniel began his career in education as a language arts instructor at Denver’s Highland High School from 1986-1988. He has served in several teaching, coaching and administrative capacities in both Colorado and Oklahoma.   READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Mary Mélon-Tully
Invocation:  Tom Phillips
Introduction of Guests:  Christopher Lloyd
Introduction of Teacher of the Month: Mary Blankenship Pointer
Introduction of New Rotarians: Cliff Dougherty
Pledge/Song Leader:  DiAnne Bryant
Registration:  Evan Walter, Heather Lawrence
Attendance Scanners/Greeters: Anne Holzberlein, Sarah Barrow, Jim Schroeder
Roving Microphone:   Lezel Safi
Menu:   Romaine Salad; Cucumber Salad; Build your own rice bowls - Rice, Chicken or beef, Broccoli, Peppers, onions, edamame, mushrooms, Soy Sauce, thai chili sauce, teriyaki sauce

Club 29 Breakfast

December 8, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker:  Kathleen Roberts Stevenson  -  "Archery"
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


A Nested Meditation

by Charlie Smith

In my daily prayer time, a go-to book on my shelves is Divinity in Disguise, Nested Meditations by Kevin Anderson. He describes a nested meditation as one in which each stanza contains the previous stanza and adds a single line that usually changes the meaning of the piece. The goal of a nested meditation is to let each stanza stand alone as its own statement or meditation. For example:
Be a leader.

Be a leader

Where you are.



2022-2023 Rotary OnePledge - Answer the Call of the Wild - 10,000 SHORT of Goal
Help the Okla. Zoological Society establish a children's play area in Expedition Africa, the Okla. City Zoo's newest and largest expansion to date. 
"Rotary Expedition Africa Playground"

Teacher of the Month - December 2022 

Mary Blankenship Pointer will introduce Lauren Yount, sixth and seventh grade science and AVID teacher at Classen School of Advanced Studies Middle School.

New Rotarians

Cliff Dougherty will introduce new rotarians Thomas Lewis, Leann Farha, Katy Leffel, and Bob Thomas.
Greetings Fellow Rotarians:
What a fun and exciting time I am having with my official visits to our clubs in 5750. I have now visited 29 out of 34 clubs! I had a wonderful steak and lobster dinner with the Stillwater Centennial Club. They conducted an impressive silent auction for Polio Plus. In   addition, Service Above Self was in action at the Midwest City Rotary Club as I heard about the  numerous projects that the club is doing. I also participated in the swearing-in ceremony of four new members. I am still amazed at the vitality of that club. Soon thereafter, I attended the energetic and civic-minded Midtown Rotarians where fun, food, fellowship and good works were in full display. What fun they are having while doing great service projects on behalf of Rotary.  READ MORE

Rotary Magazine - December 2022

"I know malaria kills. And I know malaria can be cured." The words of a mother who lost a son. The words of a Rotarian who is helping lead the fight against the disease in Zambia. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we'll take you inside the campaign to expand access to lifesaving care in part of the world hit hardest by this preventable, diagnosable, and treatable disease.

Click here to read the December 2022 issue.
In another of this month's features, find out what people of action are reading in our year-end books list. You'll discover plenty of ideas and inspiration you can use as your club considers its next priority projects.

Elsewhere, find out what it takes to make it into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. Finally, there are so many reasons to attend the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne. We'll give you seven from fellow Rotary members in Australia. One of our favorites, at No. 5: You'll get your kangaroo fix.

Register for the convention now and pay in full by 15 December before the rate increases.

Rotary Club Dues Increase -  Jan. 1, 2023  - A Message from President Wes

Fellow Rotarians,

At the Sept. 27 lunch meeting, we shared some news about a conversation that began over two years ago. Prior to the pandemic, it was clear to our administration committee, budget committee, and board of officers and directors that a dues increase would be necessary for the club to maintain a balanced budget. With the arrival of the pandemic, we were able to delay that conversation. As we’ve seen a return to normal club operations, meetings, and service, we’ve also seen an increase in almost every expense of the club due to inflation and we were forced to revisit the conversation. At the recommendation of our administration and budget committees, the 2021-2022 board of officers and directors approved a dues increase of $15 per quarter, or $5 a month, effective January 1, 2023.   

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Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - App is 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.
2022-2023 Program Schedule
December 13, 2022 -  Russell Perry, The Black Chronicle
December 20, 2022 - Holiday Program - Robert Burch & Susan Cadot, OETA Movie Club – “Hollywood Holidays: A Celebration of Holidays in Film”  

Upcoming Events

December 13, 2022 - Rotary AfterHours - The National
January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Party - Okla. History Center
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon service opportunity


November 29, 2022  In-Person, Online, Makeup: 170
Total Present and Makeup:  30%

November 30, 2022 - 602

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 60 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in December!

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