March 8, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 33
March 8, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 33
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 8, 2022 |  Volume 110 | No. 33
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center -  St. Luke's UMC| 11:55 
Livestream link
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.
 Having spent her career serving others and improving her community, Teresa Rose brings years of experience and expertise to her role as Executive Director of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. Teresa earned both her Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University before she traveled the state representing school districts in over 150 communities. She has held various executive positions including her time at Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Teresa’s expertise in community relations, government affairs, philanthropy and legal matters, combined with her heart for giving, enable her to provide individuals, families and organizations with guidance and options as they choose the best way to approach giving.
Chair of the Day
Debby Hampton
Larry Wagner
Pledge/Song Leader
David Dobson
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Lesli Massad
Ann Ackerman, Dub Peace
 Brittany Attaway, Polly Anderson
Attendance Scanners
Jeanette Nance, Jake Krattiger, Bill Hughes
Roving Microphone
 To Be Announced
Menu     Classic Caesar Salad; Tortellini Arugula Salad; Grilled Chicken Alfredo; Steak au Poivre; Capri Vegetables; Red Bliss potatoes  

In the News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
March 10, 2022  
Speaker: Oklahoma City Fire Department  Topic: Program on Fire Safety 
Reminder: Unless eating, please wear a mask  during the meeting


What Goes Around Comes Around

 by Russ Florence
What goes around comes around – even Rotary’s role in eradicating life-threatening illnesses.

               In 1979, Rotary began its worldwide fight against polio with an ambitious project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Six years later, Rotary International launched the first and largest coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, announcing a fundraising target of $120 million in the U.S. By 1994, polio had been eliminated from the Americas; by 2000, eradication had spread to most of the Western Hemisphere.  

               As of today, just over 40 years since launching its first drive, Rotary has helped reduce polio cases by 99.9% worldwide.

               While the origins of this drive are hard to pinpoint, it’s easy to imagine local Rotary leaders somewhere gathered around a table, contemplating how they could help. Little did they know they would save thousands of lives.

               Similar discussions take place here at Rotary 29 – which has led to dictionary drives, financial assistance for teachers, and holiday bell-ringing for the Salvation Army.

               And in 2014, Rotary 29 made a decision that has come full circle to its earlier efforts to fight a pandemic. That’s the year our club donated $50,000 to the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, to help replace an 11-year-old van.  



Volunteers Needed - Memorial Marathon

 April 24, 2022 | 6:00am-9:30am
The OKC Memorial marathon and marathon relay will take place Sunday, April 24, 2022.  This is a call for volunteers to work the relay exchange (Relay Exchange No.2) on the Chesapeake campus beginning at 6 am Sunday morning until approximately 9:30 am.   12-15 people are needed.
Volunteers can also be family members over the age of 14.  

Volunteer Today!

Afterhours - March. 8 | 5:30-7:00
Venn Pizza

 915 W Britton Rd 73114
Cash Bar
Bring Guests!

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Election

Meet the Candidates! 
The Approve/Reject vote begins at 2:00pm, March 22, and ends at 11:59 on March 28.  Results can be announced the next day.
The election will be sent electronically to your email address from Simply Voting. 

New Rotarians

Jim Priest will introduce new rotarians Jill Castilla, Angie Doss, Nathan Sheldon, William Bowers, and Melissa Pepper.

Rotary Magazine - March 2022

March is the month of hope, as the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding in much of the world. It's also a time of despair, as the Russia-Ukraine war brings tremendous destruction and human suffering to that region. As always, Rotary magazine strives to lift your spirits through our coverage of Rotary's global community projects.
Read the March 2022 issue. The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser.
In this issue, we profile John Hewko, the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International, who advised the Ukraine Parliament after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and helped draft the country's constitution.

We also present readers a Q&A with RI President-elect Jennifer Jones, who is poised to lead Rotary into a vibrant and diverse future. She discusses her presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, and maps out her vision for the year ahead. "If you start to think how exponentially Rotary can touch the world, we are more than a club," says Jones, who will become Rotary's first female president on 1 July. "We are a movement."   

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

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.  


March 15 , 2022-   Okla. Filmmaking Panel - Emily Taylor, Gray Frederickson, Jeanette Stanton
Chair of the Day/Moderator -   Lance McDaniel
March 22, 2022 -   Esther George – Federal Reserve Bank
Chair of the Day - Jill Castilla


March 1, 2022  -  Online, In-Person, Makeups:  203
Total Present and Makeup:   35%

March 1, 2022 -  593

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - March 2022

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 41 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

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