February 7, 2023 | Vol. 111 | No. 28
February 7, 2023 | Vol. 111  | No. 28
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

February 7, 2023| Volume 111 | No. 28
In-Person Only Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 

=>At the request of the speaker, no livestream will be offered

Amazon OKC Distribution Centers – OKC1

Bryan Coppock is the General Manager of the Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center in Oklahoma City. He has been with Amazon for over 4 years. He launched the OKC1 fulfillment center in August of 2019, which was the first Amazon fulfillment center in the state of Oklahoma. Bryan graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He started his career as a Process Engineer at Lafarge NA in Kansas City before moving onto to Corbion, bio-chemical manufacturer, where he worked in progressive leadership positions up to the Senior Operations Manager. READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Nancy Hyde
Invocation: Paul Moore
Introduction of Guests:  Franci Hart 
Pledge/National Anthem Leader: Brittany Attaway
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Mike Knopp, Pam Campbell, Byron Jackson 
Registration:   Evan Walter  Emily Stratton 
Roving Microphone:   Bart Binning
Menu:   Tomato bisque; Clam Chowder; Mixed Green Salad; Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad; Chicken Salad on Croissants

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

February 9, 2023
Mary Blankenship Pointer   - "Sister Cities"
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room


Rotary Values are my Family Values

by John Settles
I’ve been very fortunate in my life, beginning with the parents that I was privileged to have. All we have to do these days is watch the evening news or any of the 24 hour news channels to realize that there are many people in the world who were not fortunate enough to have parents whose beliefs and actions demonstrated family values similar to the Rotary Four-Way Test.

My dad, Marshall Settle, was a Rotary member for more than 50 years and had accumulated more than 50 years of perfect attendance when he passed away February 6, 2006. He loved everything about Rotary and never missed an opportunity to talk to his family and friends about the benefits and accomplishments of Rotary.

Each year around this time, as the anniversary of his death approaches, I find myself remembering that event and my dad’s influence on my life before and after.  READ MORE


AfterHours - February 21, 2023

Grand House Asian Bistro | 5:30-7:00pm
2701 Classen Blvd. 
Cash Bar  | Bring Guestsd

Rotary Magazine - February 2023

Nearly a year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine, igniting a humanitarian crisis, destabilizing security in Europe, and jolting the global economy. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we bring you an exclusive frontline account of the extraordinary response of Rotary and its members. This first installment of a two-part series begins in Poland, where Rotary members are providing long-term, sustainable care to help refugees address their trauma and reclaim a semblance of normality.

Click here to read the February 2023 issue. 
In another of this month's features, find out how a bicycle can offer a ride to a better life. We'll also take you to Lebanon, where Rotary clubs united a deeply divided nation around an ambitious project to provide clean water to schools.

February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, and we'll introduce you to a Rotary Peace Fellow from Jerusalem whose search for a purposeful life led him to the U.S. to work in conflict management.
Prefer to listen? Check out the podcast for audio versions of the magazine's best storytelling along with full episodes featuring exclusive bonus interviews

Rotary 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.   


Registration is open for the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia 

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - APP available 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.com 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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.
February 14, 2023 - Shane Fernandez, President & Chairman – USA BMX
February 21, 2023 - Kayse Shrum, President – Oklahoma State University

Upcoming Events 

February 21 , 2023 - AfterHours - Grand House - Asian Bistro
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity
May 3, 2023 - Club 29 visits Rotary Club of Tulsa
May 19, 2023 - District Conference 


Jan. 31, 2023 - Meeting canceled due to inclement weather challenges
No makeup required
February 6, 2023 - 590 


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in February!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - February

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

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