Teacher of the Month |Don't Wait to Nominate! Restaurant Gift Cards
Teacher of the Month |Don't Wait to Nominate! Restaurant Gift Cards
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

Dear Rotarian Friends:

Some GREAT NEWS!  Recall that our Rotary Public Health Safety Policy, adopted by the Board of Directors, as recommended by the ad hoc Rotary Public Health Safety Committee, states that when the 7-day rolling average in Oklahoma City falls below 250 new cases for at least 5 consecutive days, we are able to resume in-person meetings with a capped attendance of 50. We have now been consistently below this “gateway” limit for several days (as reported on the OCCHD website).  THEREFORE ON MARCH 2 WE WILL ONCE AGAIN WELCOME ROTARIANS TO ST. LUKES FOR LUNCH.  In fact if this trend continues for another few days we will likely move the in-person attendance cap to 75 for the March 9th meeting.  Dust off those Rotary Tuesday Cloths and join us. 
So….it turns out that the light at the end of the tunnel was NOT the train.  Real progress is finally being made, vaccinations are getting in arms at an increasing rate and sadly so many of us have been infected that latent anti-bodies are present in a significant portion of the population.  While the UK variant is expected to be the predominant infection in March, causing some challenges in the slowdown of the transmission, your safety committee, the Board and your officers and staff believe it is finally safe enough to resume limited in person attendance at Rotary Oklahoma City.  As is customary in my faith tradition we would say, “THANK YOU JESUS”!   

Your patience has allowed your Board and Officers to approach this once in a lifetime health threat with only our members safety in mind.  It will be so good to be able to have a responsive audience again and to see our friends and colleagues.  We are also mindful that this is not over, that people lay struggling for life with this disease in our hospitals including a wonderful friend of mine.  We have all lost someone that we know, our Rotary Club has lost members….but now is the time to cautiously and safely start again.
We will continue to offer live stream broadcast of our meetings and you will be asked to continue to wear masks and socially distant.  
I look forward to seeing you soon.  
David Walters |  President 2020-2021  
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, Club 29

March 2 - 50 In-Person Attendees Maximum ....RSVP Required for In-Person Meeting

Because of restrictions, the in-person meeting is limited. RSVP is required for the March 2 in-person meeting at St. Luke's.  The speaker is Governor Bill Anoatubby, The Chickasaw Nation.   RSVP HERE   50 maximum
Link for Online Streaming   Streaming will go live at 11:55.  Please access the "Action" tab, and submit your attendance and meal credit choice  in the online form.

February 23, 2021 program
Bob Blackburn - Pops Museum, Route 66 Celebration

February 2021 Teacher of the Month

Lisa Pitts is currently a fifth grade Science and STEM teacher at Oakdale Middle School, and has dedicated nearly 3 decades of her life to educating, encouraging, and inspiring children to endeavor to be future innovators, scientists and leaders.
 In 2021, she was named state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and in 2019  she was named Devon Energy STEM Teacher of the Game. 
Lisa has helped write the Okla. State Department of Education's 2020 Okla. Academic Standards for Science Framework.  She has been an instructor for Kids College at Rose State. 
In addition, Lisa was named an Okla. Excel Improvement Fellow and is a Teacher Influencer for the National Air and Space Teacher Innovator Institute, serves as the Elementary Director for the Okla. Science Teaching Association and is a participant in the Central Okla. Regional STEM Alliance. 
She has been the Junior Botball Challenge Robotics Coach  since 2013, and was a state finalist for Okla. Teacher of the Year in 2016.
Congratulations, Lisa! 

Rotary Peace Fellowships - 2022 Applications

Applications for the 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship will open in February. Rotarians and local clubs are encouraged to promote the fellowship and share information with potential candidates. Information about the program and applicant qualifications is available.

Please contact Steve Shepelwich, District Rotary Peace Fellowship Subcommittee Chair, for more information on the fellowships and how to get involved.

Don't Wait to Nominate......The Time is NOW!

Membership is the life blood of Rotary Club 29.  The membership recruitment committee, co-chaired by Jane Jenkins and Janet Vernon, are giving all Club 29 Rotarians an incentive to nominate new members!  Starting February 8, 2021 for every nomination that converts into membership with entrance fee and dues paid, the lead sponsor will receive a $100 gift card from either a Good Egg or Hal Smith restaurant.  
Nomination form can be found in the "members" section of the website  okcrotary.club   Requirements for membership and submission form can be found
Online Nomination Form

world community service report

from Ron Rocke and Steve Shepelwich
Mercy Ships: Opening Health Opportunities for All
A Rotary project becomes a passion to support healthcare in Africa

Like many things I have discovered in life, one phone call, opening one door, asking one question, or reading one email can lead you somewhere you never thought you’d be.  That is how I learned about a project that has since become a passion for me.  That project is Mercy Ships.

Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals, communities, and nations by using hospital ships to deliver free world-class healthcare services to people in need.  These services include training and educating local healthcare providers and doctors and nurses as well as providing a wide range of surgeries and follow-up care for sustainable development.
Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.65 billion, and treating more than 2.8 million people with just one ship.  The ship is crewed by volunteers from over 50 nations, averaging 1,300 volunteers each year.  Professionals ranging from surgeons, dentists, and nurses to cooks, engineers, teachers and cleaning crews donate their time and skills.  

Update your business contact information

If you have an update or correction to your business or residential contact information that has not been reported to the Rotary office, please update it here.  

Rotary Office has moved!

Please update your records, forward to Accounts Payable, or please update your online bank payment service. 
Rotary Club of Okla. City
625 NW 13th St. Ste 105
Okla. City, OK  73103
Phone: 405-235-5100
Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law - megan@okcrotary.com
Membership Services Cheryl Byrd - cheryl@okcrotary.com

Meeting Schedule

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 42 years to 1 year. 

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  okcrotary.com 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.  
 Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in February!

Membership News -  

 You may nominate a prospective Rotarian by using this online form. Nomination Form  This form is also found in the "Members" section of okcrotary.com.

The Club 29 Breakfast   Thursdays at  7:00 AM

Ron Rocke
Joe Fleckinger 
Breakfast Committee Co-Chairs

Meeting location:
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Road

Breakfast Meetings are cancelled till further notice

Email Us         405.235.5100        okcrotary.com
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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