May 24, 2022 | Vol. 110 | No. 44
May 24, 2022 | Vol. 110  | No. 44
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

May 24, 2022 | Volume 110| No. 44
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church| 11:55am 
Link to the Livestream    


Chef Kurt Fleischfresser had a love for cooking and started in the kitchen at an early age at Sullivan’s on Reno. During that time, Kurt was honored to receive an apprenticeship with Bernard Cretier at Le Vichyssois where he spent two and a half years at this location just outside of Chicago. From there, Jean Banchet connected Kurt with the team at Vincent on Camelback in Scottsdale where he spent time before becoming a Saucier at Enjolie at The Mandalay 4 Seasons and later at The French Room at The Adolphus.  READ MORE

Dave Cathey has been Food Editor for The Oklahoman since 2008. Since that time he’s written the award-winning Food Dude column and blog, and hosted “Open Flame,” “Chefs Recipe Challenge” and the “Community Table” podcast for  Cathey has a Bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma Christian University, a Masters from the University of Central Oklahoma and has worked at The Oklahoman since December of 1990. He has written two books on food: A Culinary History of Pittsburg County: Little Italy, Choctaw Beer and Lamb Fries (2012) and Classic Restaurants of Oklahoma City (2016).
There's a new pizza place in the northeast side.
Eastside Pizza is the latest project for musician Jabee, who grew up in the area.
Jabee Williams is a rapper from Oklahoma City whose music, according to Chuck D. from Public Enemy, “has the potential to change the world.”
His new album is Black Future, released in August 2016 with a 4,000-seat sold out show at The Criterion in Oklahoma City. The album reached #25 on iTunes. “Monument,” a track from the album feat. Chuck D., premiered on Billboard, and another track, “By Any Means,” premiered on Mass Appeal.  READ MORE     

Chair of the Day / Moderator
Farooq Karim
Larry Wagner
Pledge/Song Leader
Jennifer Seal
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
To be Announced
Introduction of New Rotarians
Anne Roberts
Attendance Scanners
Dennis Shockley, Mike Patterson, Robert Mills
Tracey Frederickson, Liz Eickman

Barney Semtner, Chip Oppenheim

Roving  Microphone
Bart Binning
Menu   Romaine Salad, rolls, Meatloaf, Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, corn succotash 

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

May 26, 2022 
Speaker:  Zac Craig, President, OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 


Book 'em Danno

 by Drew Edmondson
  Are books becoming things of the past, like transistor radios and slide rules?

There was a time when our Rotary distributed dictionaries to local schools.  We don’t do that anymore because it is too easy to look up words on an iPad or iPhone (or Android) and nobody just reads in the dictionary to find out new words or obscure meanings to the words we know.

My office, however, overflows with books that I consider essential not just for my work but for my life as a sentient being.  Of course I have a dictionary – the Merriam Webster Collegiate.  Also the Random House Dictionary of the English Language (Unabridged Edition), large enough that it has its own book stand.

As a sometimes attorney I have the essential and omnipresent Black’s Law Dictionary, Revised Fourth Edition, 1968 – still pretty new when I started law school in 1976.  It came in handy recently when the principle of enumeratio unius est exclusio alterius came into play in a court proceeding.  Black’s not only defines, it cites cases!     READ MORE


New Rotarian Introductions

Anne Roberts will introduce new rotarians Tonnie Dosser, Erin Engelke, Nicole Nantois, and Sharina Perry.

Rotary Meeting Changed to FNC

June 14, 2022 | 11:30am

First National Center Grand Ballroom

120 N. Robinson
This program will not be livestreamed
RSVP Required!!


Rotary Inaugural RSVP

Honoring the 2022-2023 Board
Wes Milbourn President
June 28, 2022 | First Americans Museum
5:30- Cocktails & Tours
6:30 - Dinner and Program
$75.00 per person billed on quarterly statement
No Luncheon Meeting at St. Luke's on 6-28
RSVP Deadline - June 18 
Pickleball Tournament Registration
June 18, 2022 | 10am - 1pm 
Chicken 'n Pickle - 8400 N. Oklahoma 
Limited to 48 players 
$50.00 per person- Billed on Rotary Statement
Deadline to register - June 8, noon
If you would like to watch the tournament, and not participate, you and your family are welcome to be  spectators!!  You can watch play on all 4 indoor courts.  You may order lunch from the Chicken 'n Pickle menu. No registration is necessary.   

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 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.
May 31, 2022 -  Jennie Baranezyk, OU Women's Basketball Head Coach  
Chair of the Day:    Jill Hughes
June 7, 2022  - Chancellor Allison D. Garrett – Okla. State Regents
Chair of the Day:    Mike Turpen  

Upcoming Events 

June 14, 2022 - Rotary Tuesday Luncheon  moved to First National Center-  RSVP Required
June 18, 2022 - Pickelball Tournament - 10-1 - Chicken 'n Pickle  Registration
June 28, 2022 - Inauguration of the 2022-2023  Officers and Directors, Wes Milbourn President RSVP
August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day
Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens  


May 17, 2022 Online and In-Person, Makeups: 198
Total Present and Makeup:  35%

May 23, 2022: 598


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in May!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - May

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 34 years to 1 year.    

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625 NW 13th Street, Ste 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
625 NW 13th Street Ste 105 | Oklahoma City, OK 73103 US
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