Sept. 19, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 11
Sept. 19, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 11
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 19, 2023 |  Volume 112 | No.  11 
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am  

OKla. city's Economic Advance to the Future 

Robert C. Dauffenbach recently served as Senior Associate Dean for Economic Development, Professor of Business Administration, and Director, Center for Economic and Management Research, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma.  He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Wichita State University, 1969.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973. 

Chair of the Day: Ken Evans
Attendance Scanner/Greeters:  Mark Neumeister, Terry Neese
Registration:  Larry Wagner, Evan Walter
Introduction of Guests:  Mary Jane Calvey
Invocation/Pledge Leader: Lance McDaniel
Roving Microphone: David Battles

Menu:   House salad; Caprese salad; Brussel sprouts; Sweet potatoes; Roll; Pork loin; Salmon

club 29 breakfast

Sept. 21, 2023 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Chairs:  Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert

Speaker:  Dr. Bob Blackburn, OKC History


Another Oklahoma WWII Hero

by Dick Hefton
 In a “Reflection” last year, I related the story of the 15-year-old neighbor, Guy Fuller (the one who laid on me the shocking news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.) shortly thereafter, Fuller left for combat till wars end, a hero fighting in some of the most notorious battles in Europe. He returned home to marry, raise a family, finish Oklahoma University Medical School and win a “medal of honor” as he delivered some 7,000 Oklahoma babies over his career.

Some three hours before Guy Fuller injected in me the “change forever of the world we knew,” a 21-year-old Kenneth M. Taylor of Hominy, Oklahoma, joined his comrade to become the first US Air Corp pilots in the air to engage and shoot down enemy aircraft. The heroic ordeal both Lt. Taylor and Lt. George Welch faced virtually alone was against some 300-enemy aircraft, because due to the ongoing mayhem in the harbor it took hours before fighters from other bases on the island of O’ahu could make it airborne.

On the first engagement the two expended all their ammo and ran down their fuel, they recovered to reload and repeated another full mission accounting for eight downed Japanese warplanes. Together their” Kills” interrupted enemy tactical plans which later proved to have saved critically strategic targets which became costly oversights for the Japanese later in the war, yet while they saved many lives on that infamous day.  READ MORE


In the News

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

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported business or home contact information changes or if you would like a new photo for your listing in the Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here    

Upcoming Events

Oct. 10, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours 
December 1, 2023 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing 
January 9, 2024 - Rotary Winter Party
January 21, 2024 - Pickleball Tournament
April 24-28, 2024 - Multi District Conference - Choctaw Resort & Casino
4216 US-69, Durant, OK  74701

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App 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.


Sept. 26, 2023 - Education and our Future: OKCPS Student Body Leaders Share with Dr. Sean McDaniel
Oct. 3, 2023 -  Chef Andrew Black – 2023 James Beard Foundation Award


Sept. 12, 2023 - Online, In-Person, Makeups: 207
Total Present and Makeup - 36%
Sept. 18 , 2023 -   584

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 47 years to 1 year.

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