Nov. 30, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 21
Nov. 30, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 21

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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

November 30, 2021 |  Volume 110 | No.21
In-Person and Live Streamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church |11:55   
Livestream available at 11:55am
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    

HOPE RISING - The Science of HOPE

Sarah Stitt has been married to Governor Kevin Stitt for over 20 years, and together they have 6 children. The First Lady is using her position to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, to advocate for Oklahomans with mental health diagnoses, and to share the science of hope. She is working with state agencies and private organizations alike to give every Oklahoman the opportunity for a bright and hopeful future, and to make Oklahoma the first Hope-Centered State            

In June 2019 Governor J. Kevin Stitt appointed Justin B. Brown as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the state’s largest agency by workforce. In March 2020, Governor Stitt further appointed Brown to the position of Cabinet Secretary of Oklahoma Human Services. As CEO of a regional senior housing company prior to these appointments, Brown built a deep experience in organizational leadership, finance and strategic planning & execution. With this experience, Brown is well suited to build a vision based on a customer first mentality, motivating the team to execute on a vision of serving the State of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens.
 Stacy McNeiland
Jim Loftis

Clayton Taylor
Sam Hammons
Dean Higganbotham; Terri Watkins
A.J. Griffin, Crystal Bennett

Andy Rine, Mike Potter
Lana Ivy, Tracey Frederick, Matthew Bown

MENU   Mixed Green Salad, Cajun corn and kale salad, Pork loin, Shrimp Etouffee with rice, Corn Fritters, Vegetables

In the News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
December 2,  2021 
Speaker: Ryan Bellgardt, Boiling Point Media -  “Filming, Visual Effects & Animation in Oklahoma”
Reminder: Unless eating, please wear a mask  during the meeting


 Proposal for a Consular Row Development

 by Bart Binning
The year 2021 will prove to be significant with regards to Oklahoma’s relationship with the international community.  November 1st is the effective date for HB 1140[1], a bill that transferred the Oklahoma International Protocol Office (the organization responsible for coordinating international consular affairs) from the Secretary of State to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and under the Commerce Executive Director Brent Kisling.  Additionally, the United Mexican States in October announced that there will be a Mexican consulate in Oklahoma City.  The Mexican Consulate will become the second consulate headed by a career council general located in the state’s capital, joining the Consulate of the Republic of Guatemala.[2]  It is thought that with the addition of this second consulate, there would be a critical mass for the development of a Consulate Row, a real estate development that would provide a centralized location for consulates and chanceries.  By locating a Consulate Row near state government offices and providing good access to public transportation, it would benefit the foreign countries by providing easy consular access to a country’s nationals.

Historically, embassies and consulates have been one country’s primary source of information as well as being a significant plot component in novels based on foreign mystery and intrigue. These “foreign missions” were also often empowered to make significant decisions at a time when international communications were problematic.  However, with the advent of the Internet, (rapid communication between all parts of the globe), there has been a change in focus of foreign missions.  While a mission’s section of Consular Affairs, (which deals with passports, visas, translation services, and works as a liaison with law enforcement agencies) is still an important face to face function of foreign missions, an increasingly important function of consulates is to facilitate trade, tourism, and economic development.

It is arguable that the incentive of economic development was a reason for the transfer of the International Protocol Office to the Department of Commerce, with the provision that the Commerce department shall work “for the encouragement of international trade opportunities for Oklahoma businesses, encourage and assist in private efforts toward the development of interpersonal relationships between citizens of this state and citizens of other nations.”[3]
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Salvation Army - FRIDAY - Dec. 3

Thanks to Captains Jeanean Yanish Jones, Michael Anderson, Pat Rooney, Anne Roberts, Jim Farha, Cheryl Borelli, Larry Wagner, David Hull, John Wilkins, Don Wetekam, David Cottrell and 2021-2022 Chair Mr. Kelly Kay!

WInter Party

January 11, 2022
The Ellsion | 6701 N. Western
$75.00 Per Person

Deadline Jan. 5, 2022

Rotary OnePledge - Giving Tuesday

 Nov. 30 is Giving Tuesday.   Please consider your pledge or donation to the Rotary Club 29 Foundation OnePledge.   We are $9,000 short of the $100,000 goal. 
The OnePledge will build the "Rotary Red Barn," provide scholarships for Junior Rotarians, and fund the Literacy Project.  

Save the Date!   

December 14, 2021 - Rotary AfterHours 5:30-7:00
December 21, 2021 - Holiday Light Tour - To Be Announced
January 11, 2022 - Winter Party - Ellison Hotel

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate .5% of qualified purcheses to the Rotary 29 Foundation.  No fees, no extra cost! Sign up both personal AND business accounts TODAY!

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Amazon Smile   OR - Search for Rotary Club 29 Foundation

Or Scan in the QR Code in the photo 

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

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 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.  


December 7 ,2021-  Mike Beckham - Simple Modern - "Building a Global Brand in the Heart of Oklahoma"
Chair of the Day -  Ashley Smith
December 14, 2021 - Holiday Program - Featuring musicians from St. Lukes Music Program
Chair of the Day - Brittany Attaway     


Noveember 23, 2021  -  Online, In-Person, Makeups: 133
Total Present and Makeup:  24%

November 23, 2021 -  582

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - November 2021

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 53 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in November!  

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