May 4, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 41
May 4, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 41
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

May 4, 2021| Volume 109| No. 41
In-Person and Live Streamed Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55am  

- LIVE AT 11:55

In-Person Meeting is at capacity. Please join the Wait List

Please remember to register your attendance, and make your meal credit choice by filling out the form
during the livestream! The form is located in the "Register Attendance" tab.
  If any Rotarian needs technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance 

exiting the tunnel - the year behind us

 the year ahead

 Mayor David Holt took office April 10, 2018, as Oklahoma City’s 36th Mayor. He was elected Feb. 13, 2018, with 78.5 percent of the vote. It was the largest vote percentage achieved by a non-incumbent candidate for Mayor since 1947, and it made Holt the youngest Mayor of Oklahoma City since 1923, the first Native American mayor of Oklahoma City, and at the time of his election, the youngest mayor of a U.S. city with more than 500,000 residents.

Mayor Holt’s “One OKC” message reflects his belief that Oklahoma City can continue to thrive only if we set aside the things that divide us and find common purpose. He applies that philosophy of unity to his four top priorities:

Maintaining upgrades in core services, including streets, transit, infrastructure, police and fire protection
Continuing our improvements in quality of life and our commitment to economic growth through MAPS & other initiatives
Supporting and improving public education
Incorporating the diversity of our city into decision-making

In his second year in office, Mayor Holt recorded his signature achievement, shepherding the development and successful passage of MAPS 4, an ambitious, nearly $1 billion package that will address 16 critical challenges and opportunities.

Chair of the Day

Jim David
Song/Pledge Leader 
Craig Clemons   
Roving Microphone
Dean Higganbotham
Ann Ackerman, Hal Hoxie
DeShawn Heusel, Vered Harris

(served buffet) Chicken fajitas, blacked shrimp tacos with mango pineapple salsa, cilantro rice, black beans and corn, chips and queso

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     


Back to the Future

by Jan Peery
 Tired of posts on the world of a pandemic? Me, too! This not another post about Covid-19, the pandemic, suffering, losing, vaccinating, healing, or getting back into the office. Rather, it is about pushing your pause button and having a real moment of self-reflection, clarity and remembering the biggest life lessons that were just gifted to us. We can’t change the past, but we certainly can change what paths we take in the future.
Hopefully, in 2021, we are now a little wiser and identifying new opportunities for change and healing. As we are increasingly re-entering or re-engaging with our peers and community, are we looking for the pearls of wisdom from an incredibly challenging year?
Remember the Movie “Back to the Future”? Ever wish you could go back in time and “advise” a younger version of you to impact your future? Imagine today, you could jump into that “1985 DMC DeLorean” flip on the “flux capacitor”, hit 88 mph, and travel back in time just one year! What would you change?
Ask yourself…In the past fourteen months:
“What did I learn?”
“What do I regret?”

From Ann Felton

Dear Friends,

 Thank you for your kind donation to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity in memory of Bob (Robert Gilliland).  One of the many things I loved about Bob was his unwavering support of my passion for Habitat.  He regularly attended related events with me, donated to our ministry, happily worked on the construction site alongside our All Souls' church family, and contributed his time as our pro bono lawyer.  I have some amazing memories of his generosity that I will always cherish, and I thank you for your contribution to his legacy.
Your kind support of our family during this difficult time has been a blessing to us beyond measure and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your compassion.


club 29 breakfast

May 6, 2021 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club
Speaker:  John Frost Topic: The Stock Market
RSVP Required - 20 maximum
RSVP Deadline - May 4
RSVP online

New Rotarians

Brenda Jones Barwick will introduce new rotarians Mary Blankenship Pointer, and Marshall Rodgers.

In Memoriam

The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully acknowledges gifts in memory of Mike Kirschner from Jim David, and Tim Dowd.

If you would like to make a contribution in memory of someone, you
may do so here.

In-Person Rotary AfterHours 

May 11, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm
Parlor OKC Rooftop
11 NE 6th St  73104- Automobile Alley
Connect with Rotary Friends and Bring Guests!
RSVP Required

Roving Microphone Handlers Needed

If you are interested in circulating the microphone for questions at the weekly in-person Tuesday luncheon meetings, please let us know by choosing a luncheon meeting date.   Dates for the 21-22 year are available. Microphone Handler's Sign Up

Don't Wait to Nominate.. The time for Nominating New Members 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.  
The Nomination form can be found in the "members" section of the website  Requirements for membership and submission form can be found => Online Nomination Form

New Address for the Rotary Office

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
625 N.W. 13th St.  Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone number will remain the same.
Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law -
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd -

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.


2020-2021 Program Schedule

May 11, 2021 - Derby Day Panel : Matt Vance; Tim Williams; Kelly O'Hara; Kole Kennemer
Moderator: Emily Taylor
Chair of the Day: Jill Merritt
May 18, 2021 -   Burns Hargis  -  "The Cowboy Rides Away"
Chair of the Day:  Ellen Fleming


April 27,  2021 - Online and In-Person - 129
Total Present and Makeup:  No Attendance Requirement

April 27, 2021 -  557

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in May!

Don't forget to fill out the birthday information request during your birthday month. 

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 33 years to 1 year.

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Email Us         405.235.5100
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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