February 22, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 31
February 22, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 31
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

February 22, 2022  |  Volume 110 | No. 31
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Link
REMINDER:  Everyone attending our Tuesday luncheon will be asked to wear a mask, except when eating. Masks will be available at registration.
In keeping with Rotary’s mission of service above self, we strongly recommend that only those members and guests that are vaccinated attend our in-person meetings.  READ MORE     
 ARSHAY COOPER is a Rower, Benjamin Franklin award-winning author, the protagonist of the critically acclaimed film “A Most Beautiful Thing,” a Golden Oar recipient for his contributions to the sport of rowing, motivational speaker, and activist, particularly around issues of accessibility for low-income families.

Arshay grew up on the West Side of Chicago and in 1997 joined (and later became captain of) the country’s first all-Black high school rowing team at Manley High School, an experience that changed his life. He dedicated two years of his life to AmeriCorps, focusing on diversity and inclusion efforts and soon after that attended Le Cordon Bleu, becoming a chef for critically acclaimed restaurants and companies such as World Wrestling Entertainment, Warner Brothers, and various professional athletes.   READ MORE
Chair of the Day
 Mike Knopp
Vered Harris
Pledge/Song Leader
Brittany Attaway
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Sam Hammons
Introduction of New Rotarians
Dave Rhea 
Roving Microphone
Bart Binning
Sarah Barrow, Ann Ackerman
Mike Coats, Betsy Brunsteter
Attendance Scanners
Robert Mills, Fred Kempf, Kim Henry
Menu    Southwest Chopped Salad
Sweet potato and black bean salad 
Chili lime shrimp pasta 
Ancho rubbed pork loin with jalapeno corn relish 
Grilled chili spiced zucchini 
Cilantro Lime Rice   

club 29 breakfast

February 24,  2022 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Chip Carter, President & CEO  Topic: Cristo Rey OKC  
Reminder: Please wear a mask, unless eating


A Wild Ride

by Pat Rooney
 Here’s a question. What can lose $1.32 trillion in three months and nobody cares? Cryptocurrencies. These currencies are actually treated more like securities these days, or the commodities, with their wild fluctuations in price. A bigger question is why crypto went so high in the first place.

With a very devoted following, cryptoassets of all kinds continue to trade within this tight group of investors. Crypto clearinghouses such as Crypto.com and Coinbase now have unusually high public stock valuations due to high trading volumes, and the expectation of more to come.

Yet, the pressures are building on these assets as the various government regulators try to figure out how to deal with them. The unknowns and uncertainties are many. Who are the long-term survivors? What is the real value of Bitcoin, other cryptoassets? Does the lack of tangible value mean anything? Right now, there is a proposed bill in Congress to limit the issuance of stable coins, a less volatile type of crypto, to only regulated financial institutions. It may not end up that way but there will be some substantial limits.

Also recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) came out against Bitcoin as a legal currency of El Salvador, citing the large risks to the country’s financial stability. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by two economic professors at Johns Hopkins panned crypto as “not much different than the U.S. digital dollars we have today.” They stated that the crypto ecosystem “merely mirrors electronically and anonymously the most rudimentary components of our regulated financial system.” Adding that “any putative gains are quickly dissipated by crypto’s many weaknesses.”   READ MORE 


Rotary AfterHours - Mar. 8 - RSVP

Venn Pizza| 5:30-7:00pm
 915 W Britton Rd - 73114
Cash Bar
Bring Guests

New Rotarians

Margaret Creighton, Heather Lawrence, DiAnne Bryant, Craig Abbott, and Periann Pulliam will be introduced by Dave Rhea.

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    

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  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.


March 1, 2022 - Afghan Refugee Panel - Moderator- Patrick Raglow  Panelists Kim Bandy, co-founder of The Spero Project and Veronica Laizure, Chief counsel - Council on American Islamic Relations - Oklahoma
Chair of the Day/ Moderator  Patrick Raglow
March 8, 2022 -  MAPS4  Citizens Advisory  – Teresa Rose  
Chair of the Day   Debby Hampto


February 15, 2022 - Online, In-Person, Makeups -    188
Total Present and Makeup -  33 %

February 18, 2022-   593

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in February!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 43 years to 1 year.

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