April 12, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 38
April 12, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 38
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 12, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 38
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream      
 Matt Pinnell was elected as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Oklahoma on November 6th, 2018. In that role, he serves as President of the Oklahoma State Senate, and is a member of multiple constitutional boards and commissions. Lt. Governor Pinnell also serves as Secretary of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage on Governor Kevin Stitt’s cabinet.

In his role as Secretary of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Pinnell oversees the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation and the state’s efforts to promote tourism, the third largest industry in Oklahoma. Pinnell led the successful effort to rebrand the State of Oklahoma, a component of the overall effort to retain and recruit more jobs to the state of Oklahoma.   READ MORE

Dave Ortloff
Jim Loftis
Ron Kelly
Ron Page
Mary Mélon-Tully
Stacy McNeiland
Cori Loomis
 Jeff Simpsen, Liz Eickman
Ron Perry, Marion Paden
 Kathy Williams, Andy Rine, Fred Kempf
MENU   Mixed Green Salad; Hummus and Pita; Mediterranean Chicken; Lemon Garlic Poached Halibut; Zucchini; Wild Rice 

Guests at the April 12 Rotary meeting will be Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Tulsa. 


Club 29 Breakfast

April 14, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker:  Chip Carter, President & CEO  Topic: Cristo Rey OKC
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Fresh start: How the Four-Way Test can bring the hope of springtime all year long
by Charlie Price

Sunshine, rain and the refreshing cycle of the seasons has a way of coming around every year, often with renewed urgency for spring cleaning. The mental push to organize, declutter and move forward applies to more than just the spaces we share. Optimism and a sense of order tend to follow, a kind of respect for ourselves and others implied in the positive change.

Applying similar principles to our thoughts and actions never goes out of season. The Four-Way Test, with its focus on fairness and kindness in our social interactions, prepares us with just what’s needed for sunnier days ahead. Choosing to sweep away negativity this spring will have far-reaching effects to help us form connections beyond fair-weather friends. READ MORE


Teacher of the Month 

Mary Mélon-Tully will introduce Cynthia Johnson, third and fourth grade Special Education/Autism teacher at Nichols Hills Enterprise Elementary, as the April 2022 Teacher of the Month.

New Rotarians 

Stacy McNeiland will introduce new rotarians Jenna Morey, Shelley Zumwalt, Anthony Hendricks, and Lisa Gifford. 

April 2022 - District  5750 News

Rotary shines through:
We’re all very aware at this point of the devastation that is taking place in the world. It’s with sadness that we watch and see loved ones separated from each other and individuals making decisions that they themselves will likely never have to live with or feel the pain. And then insert Rotary, an organization without borders. When those that are elected to lead, just talk, Rotary moves in to serve, when governments can’t decide on which crisis to prioritize, Rotary moves in and problem solves, and when entire countries are at war, Rotary moves in and finds the common ground of serving the needs of food, water, medicine, clothing and shelter. It’s with great pride that I’m part of an organization of doers, which is why I’m very excited to announce our district’s decision to join up with other districts around the world and contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund, where all donations received before the end of April will go towards helping the near 5 million people that have been displaced due to this tragedy. There are those that talk and those that do, thank you for being a doer, thank you for being a Rotarian.
Last, our District Conference registration is now open! After two years apart, we hope to see you all for an evening of celebration at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. In addition to an outstanding dinner and program, the museum will be hosting private tours of their galleries for all attendees. Register now!
Matt Tipton
District Governor 2021-2022

Rotary Magazine - April 2022

 Click here to read the April 2022 issue. The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser.   As we enter the month of April, we are reminded of the famous line by poet T.S. Eliot: "April is the cruellest month." While spring is bringing signs of new life, the intensifying war in Ukraine is causing needless deaths and destruction.

The Russia-Ukraine war has preoccupied Rotary members around the globe, who worry about both the people of Ukraine and the future of Rotary within Europe's largest country. Thus, in this issue, we highlight the history of Rotary in Ukraine and the lives of our members there over the past decade, including their peacebuilding projects following Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Also in this issue, you'll read about how Rotarians in the United States are working with an all-female anti-poaching unit to prevent rhino poaching and other wildlife crime in a South African game preserve.
In addition, you'll find a story about a partnership between The Rotary Foundation (Canada) and a branch of the Canadian government; it aims to improve health, education, and economic development around the world. 

In the Our Clubs section, we introduce you to an "exotic" Rotary club in Australia. Among its members are a number of koala lovers, who are dedicated to conservation and saving the precious koalas.  

April 2022 Rotary Magazine

Rotary AfterHours

April 12, 2022 | 5:30-7:00

Solo's Park & Pub in Chisholm Creek
Bring Guests!

To bring a dog, the dog must be registered in advance with proof of dog's vaccination - cost $10.00
Register Dogs here

Memorial Marathon - Volunteers Needed

April 24, 2022 | 6:00am-9:30am

The OKC Memorial marathon and marathon relay will take place Sunday, April 24, 2022.  This is a call for volunteers to work the relay exchange (Relay Exchange No.2) on the Chesapeake campus beginning at 6 am Sunday morning until approximately 9:30 am.   We need 12-15 people.  
Please volunteer   

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City - Ukrainian Disaster Relief Grant

The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and its associated Rotary Club 29 Foundation gave the largest international disaster relief grant in its 113-year history, a gift of $42,000 to aid Ukrainian refugees. 
“The members of The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City opened their hearts and provided their resources to help with the plight of Ukrainian refugees,” said club president Jerrod Shouse. “That’s what Rotarians do — they act. And a large club such as ours can act quickly and generously when we see such dire need.”
Of the funds raised, $32,000 will go directly to the Rotary Club of Warsaw, Poland with which the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City has worked on previous projects.  The other $10,000 will be contributed to The Rotary Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, which will grant financial aid through Rotary districts in and around Ukraine. 
“Rotary Club 29 volunteers working through our club’s World Service Committee organized an impressive, fast, and generous response to this crisis,” said Rotary Club 29 Foundation Chair David Walters. “We are proud to support their efforts.”  

North West OKC Rotary changes meeting location

The North West OKC Rotary Club will be moving its meeting location from the Greens Golf & Country Club to Quail Creek Golf & Country Club 3501 Quail Creek Road, OKC, OK 73120 starting Tuesday March 22, 2022. North West OKC Rotary will continue to meet each Tuesday at noon.   

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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.
April 19, 2022  -   Frank Keating, Susan Winchester, Terri Watkins - OKC Bombing Panel
Chair of the Day/Moderator - John Kennedy
April 26, 2022 -   Claudia San Pedro - Sonic Industries - Jr. Rotarian Graduation Day 
Chair of the Day/Moderator - Junior Rotarian

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2022 - Memorial Marathon - Volunteer Opportunity
May 10, 2022 - Rotary AfterHours  5:30- 7:00
May 14, 2022 - Rotary District 5750 Conference - Register to Attend  - Free for Rotarians - $75.00 for guests 
June 14, 2022 - Rotary Tuesday Luncheon  moved to The National  -  RSVP to come
June 18, 2022 - Pickelball Tournament - 10-1 - Chicken 'n Pickle
June 28, 2022 - Inauguration of the 2022-2023  Officers and Directors, Wes Milbourn President 
August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day
Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens


April 5,  2022 In-Person, Online, Makeup:   192
Total Present and Makeup:  33%

April 7, 2022 - 593

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 50 years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in April!

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