July 18, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 2
July 18, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 2
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

July 18, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 2
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am 

attorney general - oklahoma 

 Gentner Drummond was sworn in as Oklahoma’s 19th Attorney General on Jan. 9, 2023. Gentner’s law experience spans nearly 30 years and includes having served as an assistant district attorney in Pawnee and Osage Counties and as an attorney in private practice. In 1999, he founded the Tulsa-based firm, Drummond Law. In addition to his legal career, Gentner, a seventh-generation Oklahoman, has been a longtime rancher, banker and businessman.
Chair of the Day:  Cliff Branan
Invocation/Pledge Leading:  Byron Jackson
Introduction of Guests: Andy Koester
Scanning/Greeting: Kathy Williams, John D. Williams
Registration: Ann Ackerman, Mary Blankenship Pointer
Menu: Caesar Salad; House Salad; Creamy Tuscan Shrimp; Grilled Chicken; Meatballs; Grilled Vegetables; Pasta; Sauces- Marinara, Alfredo, Creamy Pesto; Breadsticks

Club 29 Breakfast

July 20, 2023
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Chairs: Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert
Speaker: Trait Thompson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Historical Society
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Weeds of Time
by Charlie Smith

Outside of Munich, Germany, is the site of the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau. A visit there is an emotional experience; now run by Carmelite nuns, who maintain a chapel there, you are left with an overwhelming sense of sadness and a resolve that humanity must never again allow such evil. Dachau is contemplative, prayerful – and pristine. Not a weed in sight among the lush grounds. Yet many embarrassed locals would qualify Dachau’s existence as a blight – a weed, if you will – on present-day Germany, a harsh reminder of something they would wish to be allowed to forget and move on.

The contrast was stark if you happened a generation ago upon the Buchenwald concentration camp, outside of Weimar in the former East Germany. Maintained by the Soviets to imprison political foes after World War Two, it was a jarring monument to propaganda, extolling the glories of socialism versus the evils of the West. It also, by the time of German unification, had been left to rot and was in terrible shape, weed-infested and poorly maintained. If the message of Dachau was “Never Again!” you got the distinct impression that those who oversaw Buchenwald wouldn’t have been sorry to see history repeat itself.

The weeds of Buchenwald and the idea of Dachau as a weed in the carefully cultivated image of today’s unified Germany are reminders of the ways that the same image is used in the Christian Bible, including a parable told by Jesus in the Gospels. The hopeful message is that even weeds –or, allegorically, people deemed “weeds” – have a redeemable purpose. It’s an encouragement to live with patience in life’s weedy, messy a


August 1, 2023 - Vocational Tour Day

No meeting at St. Luke's 
Choose your Vocational Tour Day Venue
Deadline - July 26, 2023
A new site has been added! 

Rotary AfterHours - 8-8-2023 - RSVP

O Bar - Ambassador Hotel | 5:30-7:00pm
1200 N. Walker, 73103
Cash Bar, Bring Guests

Rotarians in Community Activities

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

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  okcrotary.club 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.
2023-2024 Program Schedule
July 25 , 2023 -  Discover Oklahoma - Dino Lalli 
August 1, 2023 -  Vocational Tour Day - Various Venues  

Upcoming Events

August 1, 2023 - Vocational Day - Various Venues
August 8, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours


July  11, 2023  In-Person, Online, Makeup: 227
Total Present and Makeup:   40%

July 17, 2023:  584

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in July!

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