Dec. 7, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 22
Dec. 7, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 22
If you're having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online.

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

December 7, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 22
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  

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     

Building a Global Brand in the Heart of Oklahoma – Simple Modern  

 Mike Beckham graduated Summa Cum Laude from the OU Business College in 2003. 
Mike began his career working with the worldwide non-profit Christian ministry CRU. Since transitioning to the business world, he has been a part of founding and operating several e-commerce businesses that have cumulatively generated more than 1 billion in revenue. 

Most recently, Mike has served as CEO and co-founder of Simple Modern. Simple Modern has grown in 5 years to be one of the leading suppliers of stainless-steel insulated drinkware in the world.  READ MORE

 Ashley Smith
 Vered Harris
 Singers from Lyric Theatre 
Bill Bowden
Lezel Safi
 Tim Berney, Chip Oppenheim
Marion Paden, Mark Neumeister
Brian Jackson, Brooke Haneborg, Lauren Branch
MENU    Mixed Green Salad; Broccoli Salad with cranberries and feta dressing; Baked Ham with a cranberry orange glaze; Parmesan chicken; Roasted Cauliflower; Garlic and Brie Mushrooms

Club 29 Breakfast

December 9, 2021
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Joe Kernke - Funeral Industry
Reminder: Unless eating, please wear a mask during the meeting
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Variety is the Spice of Club 29

 by Drew Edmondson
The variety offered by Rotary Club 29 is amazing and should be a source of pride for all members.

First, the variety of our programs spans the arts, philanthropy, sports, government service, science, business and finance, humor and drama.  In recent weeks we have heard from business leaders ranging from Steve Hahn, President of AT&T Oklahoma, to brewers of craft beers available on our state’s craft beer trail.

We have heard from present and past political leaders including Jim Bridenstine, who left his position as Congressman from Tulsa for a stint at NASA, and Tom Cole from the Fourth Congressional district which stretches from Tinker Air Force Base to Altus Air Force Base, and beyond.  Tom has one of the brightest minds in Washington, which is not intended to be an oxymoron.  He is truly sharp.

Annually we get a Bedlam perspective on the two most prominent football programs in the state – with good natured barbs and bragging on both sides.

For variety we heard from the Executive Editor at the Oklahoman and a panel of military doctors who all served in combat situations.  The doctors gave us a glimpse of the horrors of war and the true professionalism at work saving lives and mending bodies.  Every speaker that day was a hero in his own right.

Second is the variety of the causes in which we engage as a club on a very regular basis.  We honor our teachers with public recognition, reward and our genuine applause.   READ MORE


2021-2022 Rotary OnePledge

Thanks to the 331 Rotarians who have "Answered the Call."
The OnePledge will build the "Rotary Red Barn"  at RestoreOKC, provide scholarships for Junior Rotarians, and fund the Literacy Project.

Teacher of the Month - December 2021

Mary Blankenship Pointer will introduce Lauren Querbach, First grade teacher at Wiley Post Elementary School. 


Rotary AfterHours

Dec. 14, 2021  | 5:30-7:00pm 
The Big Friendly Brewery at Wheeler Park
1737 Spoke St, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Guests Welcome!
Cash Bar

RSVP - 12-21-2021 Holiday light tour 

December, 2021  Rotarian Magazine

 In this month's issue, we look back at 12 years of conversations with notable experts, thinkers, and world leaders, and mine them for wisdom that is still relevant today.
You'll also find a roundup of 20 new books that delve into topics of interest to Rotary members, along with an excerpt of one of them.

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate .5% of qualified purchases to the Rotary 29 Foundation.  No fees, no extra cost! Sign up for personal AND business accounts TODAY! - Search for Rotary Club 29 Foundation

Or Scan the QR Code in the photo (you can use the camera on your phone)   

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.


2021-2022 Program Schedule

December 14,  2021  -  Holiday Program - Featuring musicians from St. Luke's 
Chair of the Day:  Brittany Attaway  

December 21  2021 - No Meeting, no makeup required
December 28, 2021 - No Meeting, no makeup required
January 4, 2022  -  Leslie Osborn - Okla. Labor Commissioner
Chair of the Day - To Be Announced
January 11, 2022 - Winter Party - The Ellison Hotel
No Tuesday Luncheon meeting - no makeup required 


November 30,  2021 In-Person, Online, Makeup:   
Total Present and Makeup: 188%

December 3, 2021 - 587

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 59 years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in December!

Visit These Advertisers' Websites

Alan Niemann
Will Beckman
Farooq Karim
Hank Bradley
Joe Kernke 
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
This email was sent to To ensure that you continue receiving our emails, please add us to your address book or safe list.

manage your preferences | opt out using TrueRemove®.

Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
powered by emma