March 2, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 32
March 2, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 32
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 2, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 32
Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:45

To view online: live stream available at St. Luke's

LIVE at 11:55
Because of restrictions, the in-person meeting  is at capacity.
Wait List
Please remember to register your attendance, and make your meal credit choice in the form during the livestream.  The form is located in the action tab.
If any need technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance.

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City COVID-19 Preparedness Plan  
Bill Anoatubby has served as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation since 1987.
He has been active in tribal government since 1975. His previous positions include director of tribal health services, director of finance, special assistant to the governor, controller, and he was the tribe’s first lieutenant governor.

In his first term, Governor Anoatubby established goals of economic development and self-sufficiency for the Chickasaw Nation and its people. Today, the Chickasaw Nation is well on its way to achieving those goals.




Kelly Kay


Jennifer Seal


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


The Page Turner

 by Ted Streuli
One of Club 29’s longstanding traditions is to honor a teacher each month. That ritual conjures a different memory each month — the kindergarten teacher I adored, the high school teacher who kept putting me back on the path, the college English professor who challenged and inspired me. And as a parent, a new set of teacher-driven memories come about. Raymond is 14 now, navigating his first year of high school from behind a cloth facemask two days per week. But it wasn’t too long ago, at least in grown-up years, that I was reminded why we need to honor great teachers.

Perhaps, if you too are a parent of young children, you have been entertained by Samuel L. Jackson’s reading of Adam Mansbach’s book Go the [expletive deleted] to Sleep. If you are a parent of young children, you know which expletive has been deleted. Like me, that phrase has occurred to you many times. Many, many times.

One night in 2012 I was lying in bed with the 6-year-old tornado, and I was silently reciting that very phrase. The lights were out. The house was quiet. Only the tiny LED book light illuminating my Kindle suggested life persisted at Casa Streuli. I planned to read a chapter of Michael Connelly’s The Brass Verdict while said tornado spun down and fell asleep. I was settled. He was snug.



Robert Gilliland, Jr. - May 12, 1941 - February 24, 2021 

From President David Walters 
Fellow Rotarians: 
It is with sadness that we report the death of a member of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, Robert Gilliland, who we all knew as Bob. This loss is magnified for our club because Bob married our fellow member Ann Felton Gilliland right after Christmas in 2007. I am certain that Ann who has been in the club since 2004 may have had something to do with Bob joining us in 2015.

As so many of you who knew Bob well can attest….he was literally a super lawyer and practice with McAfee & Taft for nearly 50 years. Expert in business litigation, criminal defense and prosecutions…he started his career as Captain Gilliland in the JAG Corp and served in Vietnam. Only a handful of attorneys are selected for continuous inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America and Bob was one of them. He was perennially named to the Oklahoma Super Lawyers list. He served as chair of the Oklahoma Worker’s Compensation Commission for two years and was appointed by the Governor two years ago to serve on the Pardon and Parole Board where he was implementing major policy changes.


Virtual Rotary AfterHours March 9, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm  

New Rotarians

Blair Naifeh will introduce new rotarians Cinthya Allen, Dameon Allensworth, and Jenny Arrowood.

Teacher of the Month - March 2021

Meredith Kemp will introduce March teacher of the month Shane Williams from Red Oak Elementary, Moore Public Schools.

Roving Microphone Handlers Needed

If you are interested in circulating the microphone for questions at the weekly in-person  Tuesday luncheon meetings, please let us know by choosing a luncheon meeting date. 

Don't Wait to Nominate.. NOW is time to Nominate a New Rotarian

Membership is the life blood of Rotary Club 29.  The membership recruitment committee, co-chaired by Jane Jenkins and Janet Vernon, are giving all Club 29 Rotarians an incentive to nominate new members!  Starting February 8, 2021 for every nomination that converts into membership with entrance fee and dues paid, the lead sponsor will receive a $100 gift card from either a Good Egg or Hal Smith restaurant.  
The nomination form can be found in the "members" section of the website   Requirements for membership and submission form can be found => Online Nomination Form

Online Attendance Form includes a Meal Credit Option

Please remember to register your attendance and make your meal credit choice during the livestream.  The link to the form will appear in the "chat" area, but also the form is located in the "action" tab.  If viewing on a computer, the action tab is on the upper right. If viewing from a phone, the tab is in the 3 drill down on the upper left. The meeting goes live at 11:55.  The link to view the livestream is the same every week:
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

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.


2020-2021 Program Schedule

March 9, 2021 -   Tammy Fate, Cléo Rajon – “Local Retail after the Pandemic”
Chair of the Day:  Chuck Wiggin

March 16, 2021 -  Ann Ackerman, Steve Shepelwich, Clayton Taylor -
" YOUR Rotary Club 29 Foundation" 
Chair of the Day: Tim Dowd

New Address for the Rotary Office

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
625 N.W. 13th St.  Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Phone number will remain the same.
Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law -
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd -


February 23, 2021 
Online  Only - 94

Total Present and Makeup:  No Attendance requirement
February 25,  2021 - 560

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 40 years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

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