Feb. 21, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 30
Feb. 21, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 30
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

A Message from President Wes Milbourn

Dear Members, 
Unfortunately President Kayse Shrum has had to cancel her entire week of commitments due to illness. In her place, we look forward to welcoming Oklahoma State University Senior Vice President of Operations Jerome Loughridge.  

OKC Rotary News

February 21, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 30
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream     

Oklahoma State University

Jerome Loughridge was named Senior Vice President of Operations for Oklahoma State University in September of 2021.
A native of Duncan, Oklahoma, Loughridge earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Baylor University. A recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for graduate study, he earned his Master of Public Policy from Harvard University as the school’s first Fellow in Business and Government.
Following a tenure as an energy derivatives trader with Williams Energy, Loughridge returned to Baylor University as Chief of Staff. Loughridge was appointed to serve in the 2003-2004 class of White House Fellows and was assigned as special assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, working on Iraqi reconstruction and splitting time between the West Wing, the Pentagon, and in Baghdad.  READ MORE

Chair of the Day:  Russ Florence
Pledge/National Anthem Leader: Ron Kelly
Invocation:  Patrick Raglow
Introduction of Guests:  Terri Cooper
Introduction of New Rotarians:  Lisa Gifford
Registration:  Bobby Mills
Attendance Scanners/Greeters:  Heather Lawrence, Emily Stratton, Kim Tran
Roving Microphone:  Lezel Safi
Menu:   Cajun salad; Jambalaya w/rice; Cajun shrimp pasta; Hushpuppies; Roast Zucchini

Club 29 Breakfast

February 23, 2023
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Chairs: Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert

Speaker:   Maggie Shaffer – Alzheimers Association
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Executive Function: What is it and How Can it Affect Your Success?

by Freda Deskin, Ph.D.
 Over the past few years, research has shown us just how important executive function (EF) is in success in business and life. Some believe EF is more important than IQ or EQ (emotional quotient). Both are important, but they serve different purposes and measure different abilities. IQ, or intelligence quotient, measures a person's overall cognitive abilities and potential for learning, while executive function is a specific set of cognitive skills critical for goal-directed behavior and decision-making.

Executive function is considered to be particularly important in daily life as it allows individuals to plan, prioritize, regulate their behavior and emotions, and make decisions. On the other hand, IQ can indicate a person's ability to learn, understand, and apply information, which is important for academic and professional success.

It is not accurate to say that one is more important than the other, as IQ and executive function are important in different contexts. A high IQ may not necessarily translate to good executive function skills and vice versa. IQ and executive function can be developed and improved, and combining both can lead to greater success in many areas of life.

Executive function is a set of critical cognitive skills for goal-directed behavior and decision-making. It is the ability to regulate one's behavior and thoughts to achieve a desired outcome. The concept of executive function was first introduced in the 1970s and has since been widely researched and discussed in psychology and neuroscience.  READ MORE 


Rotary Afterhours

February 21, 2023 | 5:30-7:00pm
Grand House Asian Bistro
2701 N Classen Blvd
Cash Bar | Bring Guests

New Rotarians

Lisa Gifford  will introduce new rotarians Gina Crawford, and Kristin Killgore.

Wings of Rotary InBound Students - March 19 OKC Thunder Game tickets needed!

Each year, District 5750 participates in a short-term exchange of high school juniors and seniors with a district in Northern Japan known as Wings of Rotary. This March, our club will be serving as one of the clubs hosting the wings team and we need your help. The Wings committee would love to take the team to their first NBA game on March 19 to see our Oklahoma City Thunder play. If you or your company might have 12 tickets or a suite you might be willing to donate, please reach out to Megan in the club office. They would greatly appreciate any help you might be able to provide. 

Amazon ends Amazon Smile Feb. 20, 2023

For those of you who have supported the Rotary Club 29 Foundation through Amazon Smile, the program  ends today, Feb. 20, 2023.  Thank you for your support.

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - App is 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  okcrotary.club 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.
2022-2023 Program Schedule
February 28 2023 -  Kris Steele - TEEM - Criminal Justice Reform
March  7, 2023 - Sam Fulkerson, Ogletree Deakins - Human Resource Challenges

Upcoming Events

February 21, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - Grand House Asian Bistro
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon service opportunity
May 3, 2023 - Rotary OKC visits Rotary Tulsa
May 19, 2023 - Rotary District 5750 District Conference - Okla. History Center
June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting changed to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural of the 23-24 Officers & Directors, Lesli Massad President


February 14, 2023  In-Person, Online, Makeup: 195
Total Present and Makeup:  34%

February 20, 2023 - 586

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 44 years to 1 year.  
Rotary Membership Years of Service


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in February!

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