February 9, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 29
February 9, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 29
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

February 9, 2021| Volume 109| No. 29
Live Stream Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:45am |No Club 29 Breakfast   


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 action tab.
  If any Rotarian needs technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance 

Because of the spike in Covid-19 cases, our meeting has reverted to a virtual format following the board policy guidelines set in place.  Our virtual format will still be filmed from St. Luke's utilizing all of the people that it takes to run a meeting, but it will not include an audience. 

 Heartland's Investment in OKC Headquarters 

Vince Lombardo joined Heartland in 2003 as a relationship manager in outside sales. Mr. Lombardo quickly rose in the ranks, being promoted to positions of increasing importance including chief sales officer before being named the company’s president of U.S. payments and payroll solutions in 2019.

Mr. Lombardo is a proponent of servant leadership and value-based sales. During his 16 years with the company, Heartland has grown to become one of the largest providers of payments and payroll solutions in the U.S. In addition, Mr. Lombardo has helped more than 250 Heartland sales team members reach vesting status, the highest, most long-term status available within the company.


Chair of the Day


Paul Moore via video

Song/Pledge Leader

David Dobson via Zoom

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 2020-21 Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here   
The information will go to the printer soon!


Can You Give Yourself a 10?

by Paul Moore
Have you noticed that everyone wants you to rate them?

The simplest transactions are invariably followed up with a request for you to rate performance.  If you ordered something online, they want a review.  If you stayed in a hotel (do you remember when that was something we did routinely?) they ask you to rate them.  If a service rep from AAA came to put a new battery in your car, they implore you to give them a 10 when the questionnaire comes.

The motivation behind all this is commendable; they want to deliver their best possible performance.  If they can get you to move from being a customer to being a net promoter, they will be on their way to fame, fortune, and glory.

 Let’s take this in a different direction:  Rating Ourselves!

Case in point, the nearly-a-year we have spent living altered lives due to the reality of a global pandemic.  I’m about to turn 72, and I am acutely aware of the passing of time.  Losing a year is a pretty big deal when you only have one, or five, or ten (hopefully more, but probably not realistically) left to enjoy



Rotary Virtual Afterhours
February 9, 2021 5:30-6:30pm

Featuring a virtual tour of the soon to be opened Okla. City Convention Center

2021-2022 Rotary International President - July 1, 2021

Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India,  President of Rotary International for 2021-22. 

Mehta acknowledges that current membership trends are a challenge and says that membership development should be Rotary’s highest priority. He believes that focusing on regional plans, successfully transitioning Rotaractors into Rotary clubs, and increasing diversity and female members could yield a 5 percent net growth in membership each year.

2021-2022 Rotary International Theme Selected

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.
Mehta, a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors on 1 February during the Rotary International Assembly. The assembly, a yearly training event for district governors-elect, was originally set to take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, but was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 - megan@okcrotary.com
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd - cheryl@okcrotary.com

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  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.


2020-2021 Program Schedule

February 16, 2021 - Erika Lucas, Brian Byrnes - "Building a Collaborative Community"
Chair of the Day: Gail Huneryager
February 23, 2021 -  Dr. Bob Blackburn - "POPS Museum and Route 66 Celebration"
Chair of the Day:  Allen Wright


February 2,  2021: 102
Total Present and Makeup:  No Attendance Requirement

February 2, 2021- 557

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in February!

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 42 years to 1 year.

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