March 7, 2023 | Vol. 111 | No. 32
March 7, 2023 | Vol. 111  | No. 32
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March  7, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 32
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 

Livestream 11:55am  


Ogletree Deakins is a management-side labor and employment law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 56 offices in North America and Western Europe. Ogletree has a global legal practice and presently is the 64th largest law firm in the world. Sam Fulkerson is Ogletree’s Oklahoma City Managing Shareholder and he is a member of the Firmwide Management Committee. Sam  has been included for the past twenty plus years in Chambers USA Guide to America's
Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America (employment law - management labor law - management; labor and employment litigation), which also selected him as Oklahoma City Employment Lawyer of the Year for 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2021; and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, which has named him to its list of "Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers." 
Chair of the Day:  Jim Sharrock
Invocation: Vered Harris
Introduction of Guests:  Jeff Simpsen
Pledge/National Anthem Leader:  Steve Davis
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:   Heather Lunsford, Stacy Dykstra, Larry Wagner
Registration:    H.W. Peace
Roving Microphone:   Lezel Safi
Menu:   Caesar salad;  Chilled asparagus with lemon aioli; Garlic bread sticks; Roasted Pork loin; Chicken Florentine Soup; Rosemary potatoes           

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

March 9, 2023
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 
Bud Oehlert & Susan McVey, Chairs
Sgt. Maley - OCPD - “DUI-Drug Recognition”


Goodwill and Better Friendships: Advocacy the Rotary Way

by Emily Lang
Building goodwill and better friendships. That’s part of our mission at Rotary, and with another legislative session underway, it’s worth a pause to consider how we can all play a part in that mission through respectful advocacy.

The conversations in our modern political climate don’t always tilt toward that goal; it seems it’s more popular to be right … to score points with zingers and one-liners … to put political enemies to shame in the service of short-term gain.

These are the things voters think of when they’re considering their appetite for participation in the governmental process. These are the things that cause everyday Oklahomans to turn away from the political process altogether, leaving extremists to rule the day and win the votes.

Voting is a fundamental right in America, but it has become one we take for granted. It’s easy to see the vitriol and choose to tune it out and sit it out when it comes to election day.

The harder work – the work we are called to do as Americans and as Rotarians is to actively strive toward building goodwill and better friendships.  READ MORE


AfterHours - March 14, 2023 

Will Rogers Lobby Bar | 5:30-7:00pm
 4322 N. Western
Cash Bar  | Bring Guests

Rotarians in Community Activities

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

Rotary Magazine - March 2023 

What should one do with grief? Retired U.S. Army Colonel Chris Kolenda set out on a quest to channel his into something healing and positive: a 1,700-mile bike journey to visit the graves of the six men who died under his command in Afghanistan. Along the way, Kolenda, a Rotarian, raised money for veterans and their families and scholarships for underserved youth. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we take you along on this extraordinary honor ride.

March 2023 Rotary Magazine

In another of this month's features, we take you inside Ukraine, where the war with Russia has entered a second year. In this final installment of a two-part series on Rotary's response to the humanitarian crisis, Rotary magazine's Wen Huang witnesses the resilience of Ukraine's people and the wide reach of Rotary's network.

Wondering where to dine while you're in Melbourne for the 2023 Rotary International Convention? Check out our illustrated guide in this month's Handbook feature. And let us know you're coming:  Register now.

Prefer to listen? Check out our podcast for audio versions of the magazine's best storytelling along with full episodes featuring exclusive bonus interviews. Please subscribe, and, if you enjoy what you hear, give  a positive rating or review.   

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 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.
March  14, 2023 - Mark Thomas, EVP – Oklahoma Press Association: Sunshine Week & Freedom of Information
March 21, 2023 - Professor Hugo DeCampos, UCO - Supply Chain & Globalization  

Upcoming Events 

March 14, 2023 - Rotary Afterhours - Will Rogers Lobby Bar
March 27, 2023 - Wings of Rotary Sayonara Party

April 12, 2023 - Rotary Afterhours (Wednesday) 
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity
May 3, 2023 - Club 29 visits Rotary Club of Tulsa
May 19, 2023 - District Conference Dinner - Okla. History Center
June 10, 2023 - Pickleball Tournament - Chicken 'n  Pickle
June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting changed to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural of the 23-24 Officers & Directors, Lesli Massad President 


February 28, 2023 -  Online, Inperson & Makeups: 187
Total Present & Makeup:  33%
February 28, 2023 - 586


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - March, 2023
 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 42 years to 1 year.    
 Rotarian Membership Years of Service

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