August 3, 2021 | Vol. 110 | No. 4
August 3, 2021 | Vol. 110  | No. 4
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 3, 2021 | Volume 110| No. 4 
Vocational Tour Chosen Locations | 11:30am 
No in-person or online steaming luncheon meeting at St. Luke's  
Chairs:  Heidi Russell, Heather Walter

OETA - Host Rotarian Polly Anderson

Oklahoma One-Call/OKIE811 - Host Rotarian Susan Bohl

Positive Tomorrows - Host Rotarian Susan Agel

Delaware Resource Group - Host Rotarians - Phil Busey, Brittany Attaway, Julie Buthman

Civic Center Music Hall - Host Rotarian Elizabeth Gray

Cristo Rey OKC - Host Rotarian  Chip Carter

Downtown OKC Underground - Host Rotarian  Jane Jenkins

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum - Host Rotarian Jeff Ewing

Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory - Host Rotarian Joe Kernke

NewView Oklahoma Enterprise - Host Rotarian Lauren Branch
Girl Scouts Camp Trivera - Host Rotarian Shannon Evers  

Oklahoma Municipal Contractors - Host Rotarian Rick Moore

B.C. Clark Jewelry - Host Rotarians Coleman Clark and Jim Clark

In the News 

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


Preamble to An Obituary

 by  John Frost
     After nearly one hundred Rotary Reflections, I have allowed my spirits to decline and I blame it on a topic which is forbidden by the parameters for a Reflection.  So, this will be in the form of a history lesson.  It is taken from the writings of one Alexander Tyler, circa 1887 on the topic of the fall of the Roman Empire and before that the Athenian Empire, over 2,000 years ago.

When I report his writings as a matter of a history lesson, I don’t think I am violating the Reflections Guidelines.  Afterwards, you will understand why I am so depressed.  Like the pieces of a puzzle, if the odd shaped piece fits, use it.

Alexander Tyler was a notable Scottish History Professor at the University of Edinburgh.  As I mentioned above with regard to the fall of Rome and Athens, he wrote: " A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."


Club 29 Breakfast 

August 5, 2021
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Jerrod Shouse, Club 29 President

Letters of Intent Due August 10, Noon

Rotarians, please help by getting the word out.  Letters of Intent (LOI) from qualifying nonprofits  will be accepted now and until Aug 10, Noon.  If you know of a nonprofit who could benefit from a grant up to $75,000 from the annual OnePledge, please forward the guidelines, timeline, and online application form.  The information is also available on the website home page
Guidelines, Timeline, Online Application

Rotary AfterHours - August 10 - 5:30-7:00

Angry Scotsman Brewery
704 W. Reno
Cash Bar
Bring Guests

Aug 10, 2021 Rotary Club Bylaws Vote

At the August 10, 2021  Rotary meeting, the membership will vote on proposed bylaws changes.   You may read the updated bylaws at the link below.

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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.


August 10, 2021Congressman Tom Cole
Chair of the Day:  Mike Patterson
August 17, 2021 Dr. Kenneth R. Evans - OCU President
Chair of the Day:  Richard Parry


July 27, 2021  Online and In-Person, Makeup:  169
Total Present and Makeup: 30 %
July 30, 2021:  571


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in August!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 54  years to 1 year.

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