January 18, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 26
January 18, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 26
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

January 18, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 26
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  

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     

District 5750 Governor Matt TIpton 

 Matt Tipton  is a proud charter member of Midtown Rotary and entering his tenth year as a Rotarian. During his decade of service he has served as Past-President 2016-2017, Assistant District Governor 2018-2019, Vice President, Treasurer, Sergeant of Arms, Midtown Rotary Foundation board member, various committees, and the infamous Beer Meister.
Outside of Rotary, Matt is a local business owner that has taken a 15-year career in Human Resources/executive leadership and turned it into a business, Why HR www.whyhr.guru that is the support arm for local business owners ensuring they have the tools they need for sustainability and growth. He has also extended his reach by becoming a keynote speaker on the topics of culture, diversity, organizational development and creating a training course for emerging supervisors and organizational leaders called “Let’s Talk!”.   READ MORE

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Update

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Chair David Walters, Treasurer David Battles, and  Clayton Taylor will  present an update of your Rotary Club 29 Foundation.
PDG Megan Law
Susan Agel
Ron Kelly
Drew Edmondson
Terri Watkins
Frank Sewell, Vered Harris
Nancy Leonard, Bob Klabzuba
Darin Kent, Bill Hughes, Steve Davis
MENU    Romaine salad; Chips and queso with salsa; Shrimp fajitas or steak fajitas; Spanish rice; Corn and black beans 

Club 29 Breakfast

January 20, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Speaker: Teresa Rose Crook, ED Topic: Okla. Communities Foundation
Reminder: Unless eating, please wear a mask during the meeting
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


The ABCs of Inflation

 by John Frost
Everyone has experienced inflation.  It is most notable in gasoline prices, food prices, entertainment, recreational prices and, in general, the cost of living.  We live in a capitalistic economic system wherein prices are affected by supply and demand issues, supply chain bottlenecks and, unfortunately, the behavior of providers who react out of greed and opportunity, not just necessity.  Some lay the blame entirely on Government policy, others point to the added costs brought on dealing with the COVID pandemic.  It might be a good idea to reflect on the issue and its repercussions.  Think of the costs of the myriad of charitable organizations who often provide goods and services to their respective audiences:  not only is demand up but resources are ever more expensive.  Consider the costs to our Rotary Club for overhead, meals, salaries and other demands from charitable organizations for contributions.  Certainly, these issues will be a challenge to the newly elected Board of Directors and President.

Let’s start at the beginning.  “Inflation” is defined as “the rate at which the value of a currency is falling and, consequently, the general level of prices for goods and services is rising.  The two most commonly used indexes are Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Wholesale Price Index (WPI).  Keep in mind there are two issues:  the cost of production (materials and wages within the dynamics of production efficiency) and the demand for products and services.  Again the human factor and events can cause inflation.  Consider the hoarding of goods, mainly durables, as is evidenced by the empty paper towel shelves, toilet paper and even staples like canned peas, corn, and other vegetables and meats.  Prices often soar during the panic buying and hoarding events.


In Memory

The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully ackowledges a gift in memory of Joe Edwards from Harold Armstrong.

Teacher of the Month - January 2022

Jim Loftis will introduce Chelsie Titsworth, January 2022 Teacher of the Month.

New Rotarians

David Ortloff will introduce new rotarians Ashley Howard, Andrew Koester, and LaDonna Sinning.

Rotary AfterHours

February 8, 2022  | 5:30-7:00pm 
Bar Cicchetti 
121 NE 2nd St - 73104
Guests Welcome!
Cash Bar

Happy New Year!

  We’re here! And regardless if you do a new year’s resolution, it’s hard to not think about what will be different this year. What opportunities/unknowns might be in store for my job, my family, my neighbors? It’s year three of COVID and regardless how you feel about it, it’s touching all of us. It’s impacting our jobs, our family and our neighbors. So why bring it up? Well, as I travel to each of our clubs, I’m blessed to know that we are all rallying around our communities. I see problem solving at the highest levels where Rotarians are innovating community impact making sure that regardless of the adversities, they are present as people of action where it’s needed.

  If you’re one that is still looking for that new year’s resolution, allow me to challenge you that this is the year to reach out to your neighbor, friend, co-worker, and ask them how they are doing? We’re not here to judge, but to listen.    READ MORE

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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  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.


2021-2022 Program Schedule

January 25, 2022  - Joseph Harroz, Jr. - University of Oklahoma
Chair of the Day - Don Wetekam
February 1, 2022 -  Andrew Weyrich, Ph.D. - OMRF President
Chair of the Day - Penny Voss  


Jan;uary 11,  2022 In-Person, Online, Makeup:   Winter Party 
Total Present and Makeup: No attendance requirement

January 14, 2022 - 591

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 39 years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in January!

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