Sept. 13, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 10
Sept. 13, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 10
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 13, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 10
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream      

Goodwill industries

Jim Priest is a recovering attorney, author, speaker, executive coach, and “people developer.” He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma and brings a long-standing commitment to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  A trial lawyer for over 34 years, Jim previously served as Executive Director for two other Oklahoma nonprofits and is dedicated to creating an employee-first culture that serves employees well so they, in turn, can serve Goodwill clients well.  READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Steve Shepelwich
Invocation:  Anne Roberts
Introduction of Guests:   Chip Oppenheim
Introduction of Teacher of the Month: Terri Watkins
Pledge/Song Leader:  David Dobson
Registration:   Evan Walter, Sarah Roberts
Attendance Scanners/Greeters:    Pam Campbell, Emily Stratton, Randy Nance
Roving Microphone:  David Battles
Menu:  English Garden Salad; Heirloom Tomato Salad; Fish and Chips; Steak Frites; Peas

Club 29 Breakfast

September 15, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker: Club 29’s Involvement in international development and the work of the Club 29 World Service committee -  Steve Shepelwich
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


The Church of Baseball

by Charlie Smith
 I am a diehard baseball fan. I’m old-school enough to even keep a scorecard at games, a dying art that seems invariably to draw attention and leads to newfound friends and conversations. My top bucket list dream was fulfilled in 2015 when I attended Game One of the 2015 World Series, watching my beloved Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets and capture the crown. (Mostly, including this year, the hapless Royals fit the description of the best minor-league team in the Major Leagues.)

On a baseball vacation in Boston, my wife and I stayed at the Boston Buckminster, the closest hotel to Fenway Park. In the hotel’s lobby is a plaque noting that on a September day in 1919, the Buckminster was the site where a baseball player and a bookie hatched the fixing of the World Series. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby,” makes note of the Black Sox baseball scandal and the deep impact it had on the American public in this exchange:  READ MORE


Teacher of the Month - September 2022

Terri Watkins will introduce Julie Farrell, Special Education teacher at Wheeler Middle School.

Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates

The Nominating committee has begun its work to select candidates to appear on the ballot in November for officers and directors for the 2023-2024 Rotary year when Lesli Massad will be President. The committee is carefully considering a pool of potential candidates who have been engaged club members and demonstrated an interest in leadership in the club. However, to ensure that we are making our selection from the deepest pool of qualified candidates, we would welcome anyone interested in serving to reach out. 
  If you are interested in being considered for a position on the ballot, please let Megan know by email, no later than 5:00 pm on September 20. To be eligible, a club member must have been a member of Club 29 for at least three years at the time of the vote in November. 
Ellen Fleming - Chair 
Nominating Committee

9-13-2022 Rotary AfterHours

Restore OKC Farm Stand | 5:30-7:00pm
2222 NE 27th St.

Light appetizers & cocktails provided by Kindred Spirits
Cash Bar | Bring Guests


Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament

Thank you to the Following Golf Tournament Sponsors!

Lunch Sponsor $2500
Sandy & Wes Milbourn

Cart Sponsors $750
AIIM Capital Corporation
Freymiller Trucking

Team & Tee Sponsors $600
Aaron S. Curry
Carl Shortt, Jr.
David Walters
Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors
Innovative IT Solutions
John Settle and Paula Settle
The Greens Country Club

Breakfast Sponsor $500
Dolese Bros. 
Gift Certificate Sponsors $200
Randy Goodman and Dick Hefton
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful

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 - 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 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
September 20, 2022 - Tim Gatz - Sec. of Transportation, Access Oklahoma
September 27, 2022 -  Representatives from the OKC Thunder

Upcoming Events

 Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens
December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Party -  History Center  -  6:00 - 8:30pm


Sept. 6, 2022  In-Person, Online, Makeup:  205
Total Present and Makeup:  36 % 

Sept. 12, 2022 - 598

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

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