April 19, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 39
April 19, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 39
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 19, 2022  |  Volume 110 | No. 39
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Link       

Oklahoma City Bombing  

Frank Keating An attorney by training and a former partner of Holland and Knight. Formerly, he was the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association. The ABA is a 140-year-old association that represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $13 trillion banking industry and its two million employees. Keating became ABA’s president and CEO on January 1, 2011 and stayed through December 31, 2015, following seven years of service as the president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers,...

Terri Watkins is a native Oklahoman and spent nearly 30 years with radio and television stations covering Oklahoma. At the time of the 1995 bombing, Terri was with KOCO-TV. She spent years covering the investigation and the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, as well as McVeigh’s execution. She also conducted a 30-minute interview with Timothy McVeigh while he was in the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution awaiting transfer and corresponded with him while he was awaiting trial in Colorado.  READ MORE  
 Susan Winchester is owner and President of the Winchester Group; a business development organization working primarily with non-profits and is currently serving as Governor Kevin Stitt’s Secretary of Licensing and Regulation.
From 2017-2019, she served as Chief of Staff for Lt. Governor Todd Lamb. Prior to joining Lamb’s office, she served 8 years as President for the Research Institute for Economic Development, a pro-economic development growth company that worked to ensure Oklahoma’s legislative leaders worked toward progressive business ventures and policy initiatives.  READ MORE   

John Kennedy founded Irish Realty in 1978. He began his career in commercial real estate by working for John Kilpatrick as Vice President of Kilpatrick Investment.Kennedy received a bachelors degree from Oklahoma City University in History and Political Science and a masters degree from Harvard University in Public Administration. He received an Alumni Achievement award from Casady School. Kennedy was also honored with the Spirit Award from Harvard for helping establish a community service program.
Chair of the Day/Moderator
John Kennedy
Club 29 Chorale
Pledge/Song Leader
Club 29 Chorale
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Kathleen Stevenson
Roving Microphone
Bart Binning
Tim Berney, A.J. Griffin 
Jeanette Nance, Laura Moxley
Attendance Scanners
 Jan Peery, Darin Kent, Kathryn Wilson 
Menu  Sunflower Kale Salad; Caprese Salad; Roasted Italian Meatballs and penne pasta; Creamy Tuscan Chicken;  Spring Vegetable Medley; Risotto   

club 29 breakfast

April 21,  2022 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Mary Mélon-Tully, CEO/President of Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation
Topic: How Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation Connects the Community with our Schools to Ensure that Every Child Can Flourish.


Reflections - Club 29 and the Okla. City Bombing

by Jim Daniel - President 1994-95
 I have been a member of the Rotary Club 29 of Oklahoma City for over forty years. Have also had perfect attendance during all those years. It was blessing to me to be elected president of the club in 1995 when the Murrah bombing took place on April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma City.

This was a tragic event with 168 people killed, and 680 injured. We all knew many of those people, and the last deceased person pulled out of the bombing was a lady I started working with at an Oklahoma City bank on the same day in 1962. She was a great lady and a great friend.

This event was tragic for all Oklahomans and to see all of our hearts joined together helped establish a miraculous unified caring event for all of the damages done and the many families who were desperately impacted.  

Our Rotary Club 29 which was and still is one of the largest rotary clubs in the world did dramatic things to unite our hearts together and reach out to be an example of unified caring for all Oklahomans and people throughout the world.     READ MORE   

Murrah Bombing Disaster Relief

In May of 1995, the Rotary Club 29 Foundation created a Disaster Relief fund to benefit the victims of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.  Funds were received from as far away as Japan, Canada, Israel, Denmark, and Australia.  Not only did Rotarians and Rotary Clubs from around the world send donations but individuals made donations as well. 
 At the time, the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City had the only Rotary Club Foundation in the state other than Tulsa Rotary.  Rotary International directed all phone calls and funds to Club 29.
Jim Daniel was president of the Club and within minutes of the disaster, stepped forward with his leadership, dedication, and deep and persistent compassion for the victims and their families, led the Club's involvement in the Unmet Needs Committee of the OKC Community which brought money, manpower, and resources to a neutral table where all people in need had a case manager and most importantly, a source to avoid duplications.
The resource coordination committee was compromised of 16 churches, 8 service clubs, 17 non-profits, 3 government agencies, and 2 private foundations. Members of Club 29 that served on the Club 29 disaster committee were: Jim Daniel, Chair; Fred Morgan, Vice-Chair. Committee members: Larry Wagner, Carl Shortt, Rick Vermillion, Ed Porter, Dick Parker, Ed Leslie, Duane Thelen, Tony Caldwell, Bill Bowden, and Jerry Park. 


4-26-2022 Pickleball Learning Class

We recently announced that we will be holding our first ever Pickleball tournament in June.

For those of you trying to figure out what pickleball is or how to play, a learning session has been organized at Oak Tree Country Club on April 26 from 7 to 9 pm in their indoor  tennis facility. 
Billy Popejoy will be the Pickleball instructor.  Oak Tree Country Club is located in Edmond, 700 Country Club Drive.   Directions and Map

The class is $18 per person and is limited to the first 32 people and reservations are due by end of day 4/19.  Guests of Rotarians are also invited to participate.


May 14, 2022- Rotary District 5750 Conference

May 14, 2022  
5 - 7 pm: Cocktail reception and private tours of the FAM
7 - 9 pm: Program and dinner 
Rotarians are Free
Guests - $75.00 

Register 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  

In the News

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

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported business or home contact information changes or if you would like a new photo for your listing in the Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here    

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2022 - Memorial Marathon - Volunteer Opportunity
April 26, 2022 - Pickelball Learning Class - Oak Tree Country Club 7-9
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

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App 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 26, 2022 -  Claudia San Pedro - Sonic Industries
Chair of the Day  Junior Rotarian
May 3, 2022 -  Nick Dell’Osso –  Chesapeake – President & CEO
Chair of the Day  Chip Carter


April 12 2022 - Online, In-Person, Makeups -    208
Total Present and Makeup -  36%

April 18, 2022-   596

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in April!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

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

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