Oct. 12, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 14
Oct. 12, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 14
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

October 12 , 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 14
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     

Carrie Slatton-Hodges is currently serving as the Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. 
Prior to her current role, Carrie served 12 years as the Deputy Commissioner for ODMHSAS, overseeing treatment and recovery services through state operated and contracted treatment providers statewide. In this role, Carrie managed budgets, oversaw contracts, streamlined policy, developed cutting-edge programs, cultivated the workforce, expanded partnerships and integrated evidence based practices across the state.  READ MORE

Julia Jernigan Smith
Susan Agel
Brittany Attaway
Lesli Massad
David Battles
Tim Berney, Ann Ackerman
Steve Davis, Terri Cooper
Liz Eickman, Matthew Bown 
MENU  Green bean salad with tomatoes and feta dressing; Romaine salad with olives, onion, pepperoncini, croutons, roma tomatoes and Italian dressing; Beef bourguignon; Pork Tenderloin; Swiss Card and Eggplant; Sweet Potatoes

Club 29 Breakfast

October 14, 2021
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Patrick Raglow - Catholic Charities - Topic: Afghan Refugees in Oklahoma
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!


My Introduction to Rotary

 by Freda Deskin
In the late 1980’s I was invited to the Norman noon Rotary Club in Norman to speak on my experience with the US Space program.

I arrived early and was met with a warm welcome by the president of the club. He politely led me to the head table, expressed his gratitude and told me the club’s agenda for the luncheon meeting. We engaged in small talk about my background and the people I had the opportunity to work with at NASA

As we ate our lunch and chatted, the room began to fill with local businessmen who were members of the club. I couldn’t help but notice a dozen or so television sets on rolling carts lined long the walls parallel to the tables where the members were seated. I was a bit puzzled and then I remembered; the University of Oklahoma was playing in the basketball playoffs starting at 12:30!

It became clear to me the men were planning on watching the game during my speech. Sure enough, as the time for the game grew near, the carts of televisions were pulled closer to the rows of tables and the sets were turned on with the volume off. How was I going to handle this without offending the members?

When I was introduced the members welcomed me with smiles. Before I began speaking, I stood there for about 5 seconds before speaking. I told them I could see they were all OU basketball fans as I was. I told them that I thought the game was very important and that I, too, would love to see it. I paused and told them what I had to share with them was also important. It became very quiet.   READ MORE


Answer the Call and Support the Rotary Red Barn!

Our Annual OnePledge project is the ROTARY RED BARN at RestoreOKC located in Northeast Oklahoma City.  We need your help to raise $75,000 to build a multipurpose barn that will help RestoreOKC increase food access for this community of 34,000, expand fresh food production on a 5-acre urban farm, increase free home repairs for widows and seniors, and create jobs in the community!

  This is the only time all year we ask ALL of our members to donate.  The OnePledge campaign also funds scholarships for Junior Rotarians and our Literacy Project. Our total goal is $100,000
. Please watch the video to learn more about this incredible project and join us in supporting OnePledge!

 Please Answer the Call by making your donation or pledge TODAY by clicking on the following link:   

Answer the Call - 2021-22 OnePledge Online!

Leonard Sullivan 1934-2021
Club 29 Rotarian and Perfect Attender - 26 Years

Funeral Service - North MacArthur Church of Christ
9300 N. MacArthur Blvd  Okla. City, OK 73132
Wednesday, October 13 | 2:00pm
I'm heart broken!
Our fellow Rotarian Leonard Sullivan passed away.
Leonard was married to Marilyn for 63 years and raised two daughters Diana and Lee Ann.  A developer and real estate professional, Leonard served in the legislature from 1986-2004 and was responsible for most of the real estate legislation passed while he served. He also served in the Oklahoma National Guard.   READ MORE    

Memorial Received

The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully acknowledges a gift in memory of Leonard Sullivan from Jeff Brown.   
If you would like to make a gift to the Rotary Club 29 Foundation in memory of a loved one,  you may do so here.

Nomination Committee Seeking Candidates

The Nomination committee has begun its work to select candidates to appear on the ballot in November for officers and directors for the 2022-23 Rotary year when Wes Milbourn will be President. The committee is carefully considering a pool of potential candidates who have been engaged club members and demonstrated an interest in leadership in the club. However, to ensure that we are making our selection from the deepest pool of qualified candidates, we would welcome anyone interested in serving to reach out. 

If you are interested in being considered for a position on the ballot, please let Megan Law know by email no later than 5:00 pm on October 22. To be eligible, a club member must have been a member of Club 29 for at least three years at the time of the vote in November. 

Jim Sharrock - Chair
Nomination Committee

Teacher of the Month - October 2021

Mark Neumeister will introduce Lena Walker, Algebra teacher at KIPP OKC College Prep.

New Rotarians

New rotarians Dr. Ken Evans, Roy Khalife, Cristy Callins, and Logon Collins will be introduced by Sherry Fair. 

Rotary AfterHours

Oct. 12| 5:30-7:00

Chicken N. Pickel
8400 N Oklahoma 
Guests Welcome!
Cash Bar  
Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres 

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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  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.


2021-2022 Program Schedule

October 19,  2021  - Tony Fundaro, President & CEO - Philanthropy Southwest 
Chair of the Day: Louisa McCune

October 26,  2021 - Jenna Morey - Remerge OKC
Chair of the Day: To Be Announced


October 5, 2021 In-Person, Online, Makeup: 176
Total Present and Makeup: 31%

October 11 2021 - 579

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 42 years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in October!

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625 NW 13th Street, Ste 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
625 NW 13th Street Ste 105 | Oklahoma City, OK 73103 US
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