Feb. 14, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 29
Feb. 14, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 29
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

February 14,  2023 |  Volume 111 | No. 29
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am


Shane Fernandez was born in Hollywood, California as a first-generation US Citizen to a Danish mother and Filipino/Spanish father. His diverse family dynamic gave Shane the opportunity to travel around the world and experience other cultures and built environments. Shane has lived in both Scandinavia and Asia, and it was his time spent in Denmark and Hong Kong which ultimately led to his inspiration towards improving a region’s sense of place through urban design, architecture, engineering, art, and cycling. READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Ann Ackerman
Pledge/National Anthem Leader: David Dobson
Invocation: Ross Plourde
Introduction of Guests:  Mary Jane Calvey
Teacher of the Month Introduction: Freda Deskin
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Jake Krattiger, Mike Coats, Robyn Sunday-Allen
Registration:  Evan Walter, Sarah Roberts
Roving Microphone:  Bobby Mills 
Menu:  Southwest salad; Shrimp tacos; Chicken Enchiladas; Corn and Black Beans; Spanish Rice

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 
February 16, 2023  - June Chubbuck,  Chanty Banks  - Oklahoma Historical Preservation,


February Fourteenth

by Drew Edmondson
February 14th is Valentine’s Day.  Of course, that means different things to different people.  To Hallmark it is a day to send or hand -deliver cards with big red hearts on them and sentiments in them that are gushy.  For Godiva it must be chocolate time.  To the florist business, nothing says “love” like roses.

For me the trifecta of flowers, candy and card are a good start, but only a start.  The hunter/gatherer will also be the cook, or will pick up the check somewhere nice.  Wine might be involved, with bubbles.  But the history buff in me wants to know – where did this tradition come from?  Who or what was the original “valentine”.

Turns out it was a “who” and the day was originally (and for Catholics still is) a Saint’s Day, namely Saint Valentine.

Actually, the name “Valentine” was not rare, especially in olden days.  It could be a masculine given name, or a feminine given name, or a last name.  It derives from the Roman family name Valentinus, which means strong or healthy, as in Rudolph Valentino.  READ MORE


February Teacher of the Month

Freda Deskin will introduce Amy Andrews, Oakdale Public Schools, as the February 2023 Teacher of the Month.

Rotary International Announces 2023-2024 Theme

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.
McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 9 January. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.
"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves," McInally said at Rotary's annual training event for incoming district governors.

Rotary Afterhours - February 21, 2023 | 5:30-7:00pm

Grand House Asian Bistro 
2701 N Classen Blvd

                                                                               Cash Bar | Bring Guests

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

February 21, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - Grand House Asian Bistro
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity
May 3, 2023 - Rotary OKC visits Rotary Tulsa 
May 5, 2023 - District Conference - Okla. History Center

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  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.  


February 21, 2023 - Kayse Shrum, President – Oklahoma State University 
February 28, 2023 -   Kris Steele – TEEM – Criminal Justice Reform


February 7, 2023: In-Person only and Makeups:  179 
Total Present and Makeup:  32%


February 13, 2023 -  590

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

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 44 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in February!

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