March. 1, 2022 | Vol. 110 | No. 32
March. 1, 2022 | Vol. 110  | No. 32
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 1, 2022 | Volume 110| No. 32
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church| 11:55am 
Link to the Livestream  
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.   READ MORE      


Kim Bandy is the Co-Founder and Director of The Spero Project, a local nonprofit that welcomes resettled refugees by connecting new neighbors to people, resources, and learning opportunities that make OKC a place of belonging. As a friend, an advocate, and a student of the resettled refugee community, Kim is committed to seeing our city set the standard for welcoming those who have experienced displacement.
Veronica Laizure, Chief counsel – Council on American Islamic Relations – Oklahoma, received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature after graduating magna cum laude from Hendrix College in Conway, AR. After earning a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and being admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Veronica joined CAIR Oklahoma as Staff Attorney in 2014 and then expanded her role to Civil Rights Director.   READ MORE
Moderator and Chair of the Day
Patrick Raglow is executive director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, a $4.7M non-profit charitable organization managing 14 direct-service client assistance programs serving Oklahoma City and western Oklahoma. Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City served 16,000 Oklahomans in 2014, 90% of whom were not Catholic (we serve not because our clients are Catholic, but because we are), and 76% of whom earned less than $15,000 per year. Three-time The Oklahoman Reader's Choice award winner, 2014 OK Center for Nonprofits award winner, 4-Star Charity Navigator rating, and COA accredited. Willing to assist transitioning military seeking opportunities in the non-profit sector.
Chair of the Day
Patrick Raglow
 Jerome Holmes
Pledge/Song Leader
Janet Vernon
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Darin Kent
Introduction of Teacher of the Month
Janet Vernon
Attendance Scanners
 Michelle Morrow, Simon Hsu, Emily Stratton 
Crystal Bennett, David Battles

Dub Peace, Bobby Mills

Roving  Microphone
Donna Lawrence
Menu      Mixed Green Salad-Artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, red onion, bell peppers, carrots, tomato, cucumber, white balsamic;  Hummus and Pita; Mediterranean Chicken;  Lemon Garlic Poached Halibut;   Zucchini; Wild Rice

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

March 3, 2022 
Speaker:  Kitt Letcher  Topic: Better Business Bureau
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Reminder: When not eating, please wear a mask!  


It's a Matter of Trust

 by Terri Watkins
I spent most of my adult life working in the media, first as a radio reporter and then in television. I wanted to be a reporter from the time I started reading Nancy Drew and never stopped. When I was studying Political Science and then Journalism, it was an honored and respected profession.

The business had overcome the days of muckraking and become an educated and respected profession.

Reporters kept some businesses and many politicians honest. Some politicians, and even business leaders, contemplated their mistakes while in prison where the public believed they needed to be due to the details of the secret deals make public by a reporter.



Rotary Afterhours  - March 8, 2022

Venn Pizza -

915 West Britton Road | 5:30-7:00
Cash Bar 
Bring Guests


Teacher of the Month - March 2022

Lauren Thacker, Mustang High School English and Creative Writing teacher, will be introduced by Janet Vernon.

February 2022 District 5750 News

Wait! Before you stop reading past the first word and think this is going to be just another memo on how to grow Rotary, I challenge you to keep reading.
I understand that it can be daunting to hear the same spill on “let’s focus on membership, membership, membership”. I realize that you know that’s a focus and probably don’t need to be reminded in every article. That’s why this is different, this is a memo to say Congratulations! I received a call from our zone leaders this week to say congratulations to our district. At this point in the year, as a district we are a net positive in membership and new members! It’s refreshing to hear and a sign that you’re doing it right. So in the spirit of a good ol' memo on membership, keep doing what you’re doing.
Be contagious, let Rotary do the heaving lifting and you just be you. It will be noticed and we will keep this trend going.
Thank you and cheers to a great second half of the Rotary Year!
Matt Tipton
District Governor 2021-2022   

2022-2023 Rotary International Theme Announced 

 RI President-elect Jennifer Jones 

Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”

Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president,
gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. 

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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.


March 8, 2022 -   MAPS4  Advisory – Teresa Rose 
Chair of the Day:  Debby Hampton

March 15, 2022  -    Okla. Filmmaking Panel
Chair of the Day/Moderator:   Lance McDaniel


Feb. 22, 2022 Online and In-Person, Makeups: 176
Total Present and Makeup:  31%

February 22, 2022: 593


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - March

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

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