March 15, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 34
March 15, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 34
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 15, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 34
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
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     

Gray Frederickson is the Academy Award winning producer of The Godfather, Part II, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders. A native of Oklahoma City and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Frederickson got his start in movies working for legendary Italian director Sergio Leone, managing the production of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Clint Eastwood. The success of that film inspired Frederickson to move to Hollywood to launch his career there.
 Emily Taylor is the Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Boiling Point Media, a full-service film production company, marketing and advertising agency. She has more than 13 years of experience in advertising, marketing, traditional media and new media including digital, social media, paid advertising, website development, and fundraising. Emily is active with the American Marketing Association, Automotive Women’s Alliance, Twenty Group North Texas and serves as an Advisor at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Emily is co-chair of the Rotary Club 29 breakfast if you’d like to see her bright and early for a makeup on Thursday mornings.
Jeanette Stanton has served as Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office since 2014. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Stanton brings a strong background in management, marketing, business development and public administration to the team, and assists leadership in the administration of the state’s film incentive program and operations. Jeanette is also active in Junior League, Allied Arts and deadCenter Film Festival. 

Lance McDaniel is President of McDaniel Entertainment and an Emmy nominated filmmaker who has worked on 21 feature films, including Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby. He has directed and produced five narrative features, two documentaries, four shorts, and a Virtual Reality film. His latest feature film, Finding Carlos, was released in theaters nationwide on February 18 and is currently available on demand.
Lance McDaniel
Jim Loftis
Steve Davis
Chip Oppenheim
Terri Watkins
 Emily Stratton, Stephen Zahn
Kathy Williams, Larry Wagner
 Randy Nance, Nancy Leonard, David Hull
MENU  Apple and Walnut Salad with white balsamic; Tomato and Mozzarella Salad; Chicken Marsala; Salmon; Vegetable Medley; Wild Rice Pilaf

Club 29 Breakfast

March 17, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker:  Sean Cahill - True Sky Credit Union President & CEO -   Commitment to our Communities
Reminder: Unless eating, please wear a mask during the meeting
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


The World is Out of Control

 by Dave Rhea
I hear this phrase a lot: “The world is out of control.” So, I started thinking about what “out of control” means. In this phrase’s cheapest usage, it’s a way for cable-news channels, for example (but certainly not exclusive to them), to attract and retain an outraged audience. In another usage, it could bring to mind personal behavior, such as addiction or compulsion. For this article, those examples are not what I mean by “out of control.”  

When I think about that phrase, I associate it with helplessness. To qualify this term, I think of helplessness as experiencing an unwanted situation or prospect with an inability to do much or anything about it. In daily life, we deal with this proposition all the time. For example, take something to which all Oklahomans can relate: The family plans to [choose your adventure]. Instead, a freak storm occurs causing flights to be cancelled. Or on a more severe level, a bona-fide universal example: The family [or any human] plans to [choose any goal], but along comes a freak global pandemic, and … well, you know the story. That is what I mean by helplessness; circumstances that are out of one’s control. 

I don’t think it’s a judgement error to say that nobody likes feeling helpless. However, on many levels, it’s no big deal. It’s hard to image someone truly suffering from a state of helplessness if a restaurant is out of one’s desired salad dressing – yet, it is indeed out of your control, and you are helpless to do anything about it.



please donate

Dear Rotarians,

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had several members reach out asking how they might be able to assist with the crisis in Ukraine. The World Service Committee met last Tuesday and discussed ways to provide support to Ukrainian refugees as they flee to Poland and other countries. Given the scale and speed of the crisis, the committee has requested the Club and Foundation move quickly to assist the many refugees in need. As one of the largest clubs in the world, and one who is quite familiar with the generosity of clubs around the world supporting Oklahoma disasters, the committee would like to make an impactful contribution of $20,000 commiserate with our size and commitment to the affected refugees.  READ MORE

Memorial Marathon - Volunteers Needed

April 24, 2022 | 6:00am-9:30am

The OKC Memorial marathon and marathon relay will take place Sunday, April 24, 2022.  This is a call for volunteers to work the relay exchange (Relay Exchange No.2) on the Chesapeake campus beginning at 6 am Sunday morning until approximately 9:30 am.   We need 12-15 people.  
Please volunteer   

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Election

Meet the Candidates! 

The Approve/Reject vote begins at 2:00pm, March 22, and ends at 11:59 on March 28.  Results can be announced the next day.

The election will be sent electronically to your email address from Simply Voting.   

North West OKC Rotary changes meeting location

The North West OKC Rotary Club will be moving its meeting location from the Greens Golf & Country Club to Quail Creek Golf & Country Club 3501 Quail Creek Road, OKC, OK 73120 starting Tuesday March 22, 2022. North West OKC Rotary will continue to meet each Tuesday at noon.   

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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.
March 22, 2022  -    Esther George - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 
Chair of the Day - Jill Castilla
March 29, 2022 -   LifeShare Oklahoma Panel - Jeff Orlowski, Elke Meeùs
Chair of the Day/Moderator - Jim Sharrock


March 8,  2022 In-Person, Online, Makeup:   201
Total Present and Makeup:  35%

March 8, 2022 - 593

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

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