Sept. 27, 2022 | Vol. 111 | No. 12
Sept. 27, 2022 | Vol. 111  | No. 12
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 27, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 12
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am  

OKC Thunder Broadcast Team

Michael Cage joined the Thunder broadcasting team in 2014 as its television analyst for all Bally Sports Oklahoma broadcasts. Cage played 15 seasons from 1984-2000 as a power forward in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. He led the NBA in rebounding in 1988, capturing the title by grabbing 30 rebounds in the final game of the regular season. A native of West Memphis, Arkansas, Cage was a first-round draft pick of the Clippers in 1984 following a successful career at San Diego State University. READ MORE
Chris Fisher joined the broadcasting team in the 2018-19 season as the television play-by-play announcer for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Bally Sports Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Fisher came to Oklahoma City from Los Angeles, where he served as the radio voice for USC basketball for eight years, as well as host for Trojan football broadcasts. Fisher’s television work includes basketball play-by-play for FS1, FOX Sports West, the PAC 12 Network and Time Warner Cable.  READ MORE
Chair of the Day: Scott Parman
Invocation:  Lonny Towell
Introduction of Guests:  Jeff Simpsen
Pledge/National Anthem Leader:   Lou Kohlman
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:   Peggy Kates, Kim Tran, Terry Neese
Registration:   Jim English, Kathy Frankenfield
Roving Microphone:   Bart Binning
Menu:  Southwest chopped salad; Sweet potato and black beans salad; Chili Lime Shrimp Pasta; Ancho Pork loin with jalapeno corn relish; Cilantro Rice   

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

Sept. 29, 2022 
 Wendi Wilson and Joe Fleckinger, Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 


Socrates: Taylor-made for Rotary  

by Ted Streuli
If ever there was a guy who questioned things, it was Socrates. If you don’t quite get that reference, ask one of the lawyers in the club or anyone who attended law school. Trust me, they know what I mean.

I refer, of course, to his method of instruction, asking finely pointed questions rather than lecturing, leading his students to reach understanding on their own. But Socrates was a world-class questioner when he wasn’t teaching, too. He continued his predecessors’ examination of external world, but introduced the idea that self-examination was most important.

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” a phrase often attributed to Socrates, is an excerpt from a longer sentence in which Socrates attempts to explain why the death sentence proposed by Meletus makes more sense than several alternatives, including exile. But that sentence fragment encapsulates Socrates’ belief about the importance of questioning own’s motives and behavior, the philosophy that led us to the notion of ethics. “Know thyself,” as Socrates might have read at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. The other two Delphic maxima might have also shaped Socrates’ philosophy: “nothing to excess” and “certainty brings insanity.”

Question everything, in other words, including yourself. Be humble. Socrates, as humble a man as there was, taught that the only way in which he knew more than some others was that he was aware of how little he knew.

Take a good, long look in the mirror before you set out to benefit yourself. Or, in Plato’s version of Socrates’ words: “Reflecting that I was  really too honest a man to be a politician and live, I did not go where I  could do no good to you or to myself; but where I could do the greatest  good privately to every one of you, thither I went, and sought to persuade  every man among you that he must look to himself, and seek virtue and  wisdom before he looks to his private interests, and look to the state before he looks to the interests of the state; and that this should be the order which he observes in all his actions.”


Rotary AfterHours

October 11, 2022 | 5:30-7:00

El Coyote Bar and Cantina
925 W. Britton Rd. 
Cash Bar | Bring Guests!

Registration is open for the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia 

District 5750 September 2022 Newsletter

Greetings, Rotarians!
I am still riding the Rotary wave from such a successful District Assembly on Saturday, August 27th. I am so impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of our leadership. Many thanks to our District leaders for stepping up and presenting. I loved hearing the club presidents in my breakout session who rightfully bragged on their members and all the wonderful service projects being done in District 5750. 
I have had the privilege of attending Ponca City, Woodward, Enid, West OKC, South OKC, Clinton, Edmond, and East Oklahoma County, Edmond Summit, Woodward, and Kingfisher clubs plus a Bricktown social. I am scheduled for Edmond on October 5, Midtown on October 17, and Oklahoma City Club 29 on January 31. 
My Rotary word for this month is ENGAGEMENT! Engage all members at the level they are most comfortable. Remember, one size does not fit all. There is room for everyone at our fellowship table so make that room. For example, as an asthmatic, I can not do outdoor work, but I can serve donuts, treats, coffee, and tea or run errands for those Rotarians who can do outdoor work. I also can write thank you notes and help plan activities. Please find a place for all ages and talents to help. Find a place for Rotarians that want to serve to be able to serve.
We are off to a great start and let’s keep the enthusiasm and motivation going and be kind to each other.
Deena Fisher
District Governor 2022-2023

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.
October 4,  2022 -  Heath Hayes, Okla. Dept Mental Health – National 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
October 11, 2022 -   Bill Hancock, Executive Director – College Football Playoffs

Upcoming Events 

December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing

January 10, 2023 - Winter Party 
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity


Sept. 20, 2022 In-Person, Online, Makeups: 187
Total Present and Makeup:  33%

Sept. 28, 2022 - 598


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - September

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 46 years to 1 year.    

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