Nov. 8, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 18
Nov. 8, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 18
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

November 8, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 18
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream     

B.C. Clark Jewelers

 It was 1892 in Indian Territory when B.C. Clark opened his first jewelry store in the corner of a five and dime store. Today, BC Clark Jewelers is Oklahoma's oldest jewelry store and the oldest retail store in Oklahoma under the same name and ownership. The traditions of quality merchandise, and personal service have continued through the years under the leadership of B.C. Clark's son, B.C. Clark, Jr., grandson Jim Clark, and great-grandsons Coleman Clark and Mitchell Clark.  READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Brian Jackson
Invocation:  Anne Roberts
Introduction of Guests:  Chip Oppenheim
Introduction of Teacher of the Month: Mark Neumeister
Pledge/Song Leader:  Brittany Attaway
Registration:   Evan Walter, Sarah Roberts
Attendance Scanners/Greeters: Laura Moxley, John Robberson, Jeanean Yanish Jones  
Roving Microphone:  Bart Binning
Menu:  Caesar Salad; Mixed Green Salad; Pomodoro Shrimp Pasta; Roasted Chicken; Broccoli & Cauliflower; Rolls

Club 29 Breakfast

November 10, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker:  Don Wetekam - "OU’s Engineering Leadership Program"
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Leading Creatives

by Christopher Lloyd

As Rotarians, we are great at meaningful small talk. Before each meeting we lean in and ask each other pointed questions; learning what we can about each other organically before the meeting bell chimes pausing follow-up conversations until after dismissal. In these brief but significant encounters, I’m often asked what I do for a living. Fair question for sure, but secretly it’s one of my favorite ones to answer. Do we merely say what tasks we’re responsible for, or do we owe it to fellow rotarians to pull back the curtain and share professional passions? I’m fortunate enough to honestly answer that I not only help run a marketing, creative, and film agency but also that I get the opportunity to lead an internal community of artists. How often do you think of the team you lead as a collective of artists, leaders or creatives? At Flight, we are blessed with a staff of artists that are deeply passionate but also deeply humble. A collective of strategists, designers, web developers, filmmakers, and creatives… all artists in their own area. What kind of artists are you leading? As a leader in your business have you taken note of all the nuanced skills your team possesses?

So what is the responsibility for any company that is housed with artists? The first responsibility when leading artists is to encourage their passions. When we support creative growth, it rarely ends where the original destination intended. Secondly, we have to encourage projects that push boundaries and learn to celebrate challenges. While it is always great to have a project you know can be a home run, keeping in mind that a team of passionately talented contributors love to be challenged means making sure that not every project is the same. This opportunity to elevate our own clients means that we are constantly looking for new ways to achieve success through the work of our own team members. Not every story will be the right story, but to a client, every story matters because it is what has brought them this far.


Teacher of the Month - November 2022 

Mark Neumeister will introduce Brian Stewart, technology engineering teacher at Putnam City West in the STEM department of OK Career Tech. 

2023-2024 Candidates for Officers and Directors

Links to online voting will be sent out the afternoon of Nov. 15.  Thanks to the Nominating Committee for their work in providing the slate.  Members of the Nominating committee are: Robert Mills, Emily Stratton, Lesli Massad, Mark Neumeister, Jerrod Shouse, Tom Phillips - Vice Chair,  Ellen Fleming - Chair

Paper Ballot Request

The slate of the 2023-24 Rotary Officers and Directors will be online for the November 2022 election. If you would like a paper ballot, please request one here.    
Phone calls requesting paper ballots will not be accepted. If no paper ballot is requested, a link will be sent to your email address for voting purposes. 

Deadline for requesting a paper ballot: Nov. 15, 2022.  Noon.

By requesting a paper ballot, you will be precluded from voting online in this election, and will not be given access to the online voting system.  

11-8-2022 Rotary AfterHours

B.C. Clark Jewelers| 5:30-7:00pm
Classen Curve 

Bring Guests


Salvation Army Bell Ringing

December 2, 2022 | Friday 
Please choose your location and time by clicking on the link below.  In order to cover the 9 locations with 2 ringers per location each hour, we'll need 144 ringers.  Bell Ringing not only fulfills an important community need, but it’s a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians and have a little fun in the process.   Kelly Kay, Chair
Choose your location and time 

2022-2023 Rotary OnePledge - Answer the Call of the Wild
 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"

Rotary Magazine - November 2022

Melbourne, a multicultural metropolis on Australia's southeast coast, is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to the 2023 Rotary International Convention in May. In this issue of Rotary magazine, you'll get an insider's look at the host city from local Rotary members sharing their picks of top attractions. Register for the convention by 15 December to receive a discount. Then, start planning your trip.

In another of this month's features, we address the toll of post-traumatic stress through the story of one Iraq veteran who worked through his trauma and adopted a mission to help others — with Rotary members behind him. In a companion essay, author Michaela Haas explores the advancements in our understanding of trauma, including research on post-traumatic growth.

In the Our World section, learn about Rotary's collaboration with UNICEF and how your club can work with the humanitarian agency to implement community-based projects. And finally, in the Our Clubs section, we'll introduce you to a group of women in northern Uganda who used microloans to lift themselves out of poverty and then started a Rotary club to help others.

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.   

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate .5% of qualified purchases to the Rotary 29 Foundation.  No fees, no extra cost! Sign up for personal AND business accounts TODAY! - Search for Rotary Club 29 Foundation

Or Scan the QR Code in the photo (you can use the camera on your phone)   

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
November 15, 2022 -  Trait Thompson  - State Capitol Remodel
November 22, 2022 - Cindy Byrd - Okla. State Auditor  

Upcoming Events

December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Party 
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon service opportunity


November 1, 2022  In-Person, Online, Makeup:  200
Total Present and Makeup: 35% 

November 7, 2022 - 599

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in November!

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