August 17, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 6
August 17, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 6
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 17 , 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 6
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  

Oklahoma City University

  Dr. Kenneth R. Evans  (Ken) is the 19th president of  117 year old Oklahoma City University. Previously, he was the 15th  president of Lamar University. He began at LU in July 2013, after more than six years as Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair at the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to OU, Evans served in a variety of administrative roles at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he also held the Pinkney C. Walker Professorship, and at Arizona State University, serving as a faculty member in marketing.  READ MORE



Patrick Raglow


Brittany Attaway
Terri Cooper


David Battles
Barney Semtner, Ann Ackerman


Mike Potter, Ron Perry
Crystal Bennett, Jeanean Yanish Jones, Robyn Sunday-Allen


Field Green Salad- Mesclun mix with cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, herb vinaigrette 
Roasted Beet and Spinach Salad-goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
Garlic and Herb Chicken -chimichurri marinated grilled chicken with peppers 
Roasted Pork loin
Broccoli and Cauliflower Rosemary potatoes          

Club 29 Breakfast

August 19, 2021
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Speaker:   Katy Boren, President & CEO, OKC Innovation District
Breakfasts are Open - no RSVPS required
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Ernest Edwin Evans

 by Dick Hefton
In my eight years in Club 29 (58 in Rotary) I’ve “Reflected” on the unusual but with a tip of the hat to Rotary. For example, a review of “The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu,” was recommended reading in Rotary magazine; in another I told of the Kay County Judge, and Rotarian, who, in 1937 declared Amelia Earhart guilty of speeding. Driving a car not an airplane. Then broke the story of a Club 29 president being the only person ever nominated and selected two times to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. That was The Oklahoman managing editor Walter M. Harrison. Turns out he was also never named to the Ok. Journalism Hall of Fame at all, which is in the process of being corrected at this time.

Today to a fellow Muskogee (Rougher) Central High School, no, not quite from my grad class but the class of 1915. 

You won’t be alone if you never heard of Ernest Edwin Evans, Big Chief or Captain Evans. After high school with no prospects of higher education Evans, of Cherokee-Creek heritage, enlisted in the navy. He later applied and was admitted into the U.S. Naval Academy as the first native- American Midshipman. He graduated in 1931.  READ MORE  


Teacher of the Month - August 2021

Dennis Shockley will introduce McKenzie Hodge, 5th grade science teacher at Wheeler Middle School, Okla. City Public Schools.

My Fellow Rotarians
The new Rotary year is here, and I am humbled and honored to be serving as your District Governor. As I’m sure you are tired of hearing, last year was not easy for anyone and maintaining connections in social circles took an effort that many of us just didn’t have in the tank. That said, looking back at the newsletters from last year and the Rotarians that took the time to share on social media, I am reminded why this is the organization I choose to align with. Where some see adversity and run, Rotarians come to the table with solutions and continue to make a positive impact in our communities and the world.
Dear Rotarians:

In just a few weeks we will hold one of our most anticipated programs of each year, Bedlam featuring Berry Tramel, John Holcomb, and Toby Rowland. In an effort to help us better understand how many members we might have in attendance, and to ensure we have plenty of seats and food on August 24, 2021, we are asking you please let us know if you plan to attend. Reservations are not required, this is simply to help us plan accordingly and ensure you have a seat and food! 

Please respond by Tuesday, August 17 4:00pm

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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 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.


2021-2022 Program Schedule

August 24,  2021  - Bedlam! - Wear your School Colors - Berry Tramel, John Holcomb, Toby Rowland   
Chair of the Day: Lezel Safi

August 31,  2021 - Glen Mulready - Insurance Commissioner
Chair of the Day: Randy Grau


August 10, 2021 
In-Person and Online - 199

Total Present and Makeup: 36%

August 16, 2021 - 575

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in  August!

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