Nov. 1, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 17
Nov. 1, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 17
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

November 1, 2022 |  Volume 111 | No. 17
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am

Chair of the Day: Susan Winchester
Invocation: Paul Moore
Introduction of Guests:  Terri Cooper
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:   Lisa Gifford, Kathryn Wilson, Mike Potter
Registration:   Evan Walter, Mary B. Pointer
Roving Microphone:  Lezel Safi
Menu:   Greek Salad; Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad; Gyros; Chicken Tikka; Pita Bread; Roasted Zucchini

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
2022-23 Co-Chairs - Susan McVey and Bud Oehlert 
November 3, 2022   
Sam Fulkerson, “Human Resource Challenges.”



by Vered Harris
How many times have we walked into a room of strangers and felt like this was the non-verbal message being sent to newcomers? The Rotary Four-Way Test sets the expectation that our club will be a place to “build goodwill and better friendships.” One of our goals for guests is that they experience:


We see this at Club 29 meetings when we encounter the greeters at the front door, the badge scanners, the club member who hands a plate to the next person in line, the friendly welcome at a table of strangers, and the camaraderie in the room. For generations the leaders of our club have worked to build a culture where those who come through the door feel encouraged to come back and get involved.

I am one of the Rotarians who does not have perfect attendance, spends very little time outside of Tuesday afternoons thinking about Rotary, and yet I can see that the ethics of Rotary influence my worldview. On the one hand the Four-Way Test is consistent with the religious teachings I follow and therefore it makes sense that I see the test play out in my daily decisions. On the other hand, it is beneficial to be reminded through the Four-Way Test that one need not have an ethical religious tradition to choose to live within and build up a moral culture


November 1, 2022 - Rotary Expedition Africa Playground Tour

Oklahoma City Zoo invites Club 29 Rotarians to tour the area where Rotary Expedition Africa Playground will be constructed! As you know, Rotary Expedition Africa Playground is the chosen OnePledge project for 2022-2023.
This event is for Club 29 Rotarians only.
Meet at the Plaza, which is  the opening gate of the Zoo, just at the front entrance.  2 tours are offered, with a maximum of 25 Rotarians per tour. RSVP required.
Closed toed shoes are required for the construction site. Be wary of wearing any white or off-white shoes, or they will be pink from the Oklahoma red dirt! 
Please indicate the time you can attend. Each time slot is limited to 25 Rotarians,  
so please choose yours now!

Rotary Dues Increase - Jan. 1, 2023 - A Message from President Wes Milbourn

Fellow Rotarians: 

At the Sept. 27 luncheon meeting, we shared some news about a conversation that began over two years ago. Prior to the pandemic, it was clear to our administration committee, budget committee, and board of officers and directors that a dues increase would be necessary for the club to maintain a balanced budget. With the arrival of the pandemic, we were able to delay that conversation. As we’ve seen a return to normal club operations, meetings, and service, we’ve also seen an increase in almost every expense of the club due to inflation and we were forced to revisit the conversation. At the recommendation of our administration and budget committees, the 2021-2022 board of officers and directors approved a dues increase of $15 per quarter, or $5 a month, effective January 1, 2023. 


Auto-Pay offered for Rotary Club Invoices

 If you would like to have a credit card on file to charge your Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Annual Dues Payment Offered

 If you would like to switch from quarterly to annual billing for Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Rotary AfterHours

Nov. 8,  2022 | 5:30-7:00
B.C. Clark Jewelers
Classen Curve

Bring Guests!

Answer the Call of the Wild! - OnePledge 22-23
"Rotary Expedition Africa Playground"

Help the Okla. Zoological Society establish a children's play area in Expedition Africa, the Okla. City Zoo's newest and largest expansion to date. 
Pledge or pay here 

Watch the announcement from President Wes!

October 2022 District 5750 Newsletter

Greeting Rotarians!

I am full of hope, enthusiasm, and optimism after visiting 24 out of our 34 clubs. Our club Presidents are doing amazing service projects with their club members, helping make their communities, districts, and the world a better place for us all to live.
In fact, I find having a Rotary Club in your town is where people are going, to seek help. They know they will find a welcoming environment from Rotarians that will do whatever they can to lend a helping hand. And that is why I love being a Rotarian!   READ MORE

Upcoming Events

January 10, 2023 - Winter Party
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity

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.  


November 8, 2022 -  Coleman Clark - "The B.C. Clark Story"
November 15, 2022 -   Trait Thompson – Oklahoma Capitol Remodel – High School Rotarian Guests


October 25, 2022  -  Online, In-Person, Makeups: 193
Total Present and Makeup:  34% 

Oct. 30, 2022 -  599

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - November 2022

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 54 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in November!

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