May 16, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 42
May 16, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 42
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

May 16, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 42
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the 11:55am Livestream  

Workforce Development  

Tracy Skinner became the Associate Superintendent of Francis Tuttle Technology Center in December 2021. In her role she has primary responsibility for the Career Planning Center, Marketing & Communications, Professional Development, and Strategic Planning. Before her employment at Francis Tuttle, Tracy was the Assistant Superintendent of Academics with Oklahoma City Public Schools. Tracy began her career in the classroom at Will Rogers Elementary in Putnam City Schools in 1993   READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Jessica Sherrill
Invocation:  Jim Priest
Pledge/Song  Leader:  Club 29 Chorale
Introduction of Guests: Franci Hart 
Registration:   Evan Walter, Jim English
Attendance Scanners/Greeters:  Marion Paden, Crystal Bennett, David Hull 
Roving Microphone:  Ellen Fleming
Menu:   House Salad; Rolls, Salmon; Pork Loin; Baby Bakers; Asparagus 

Club 29 Breakfast

May 18, 2023
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Chairs: Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert
Teresa Rose -  “MAPS 4”
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Paper Boys
by Dick Hefton

The writer of a recent letter to the editor of a national newspaper declared that, “Today, it’s hard to imagine that the success of a major enterprise selling a time-sensitive product depended on an army of kids. But it worked.” And, he said, “I think I made 11 bucks a week, but I took away lessons worth much more than that.” The 67 year-old, was talking about the paper route he took over at age 12 and the basic business skills learned and social lessons imbedded in the process. Being a paperboy was a contract and for most of the thousands of youngsters who took on the responsibility it was their first experience running their own business. The Carriers, or “Little Merchants,” as the program was eventually labeled, called for drawing papers on account, acquiring customers, handling inventory, keeping track of accounts and collecting from customers and balancing outcomes.

In the larger markets, like Here in Oklahoma City, Carriers were required to contract both the morning Oklahoman and the evening Times. Many delivered the early paper then paid younger ones to deliver the Times. These kids were given the nickname “Jeeps,” taken, I suppose, from the tiny military runabouts of the day. That was where I got my first start. I was a “Jeep” for two years on the Times for the Big Guy on His Crown Heights route. where I already had over 50 subscribers to the weekly Saturday Evening Post and Ladies’ Home Journal. After later moving back to my hometown of Muskogee, I added 4 more years delivering the Muskogee Daily Phoenix.  READ MORE


Inaugural Invitations will be mailed soon!

Pickleball Tournament! 

Pickleball Tournament - June 10, 2023  | 10 am - 1 pm 
Chicken N' Pickle  -  8400 N. Oklahoma Ave, 73114
$50.00 per player - This can be billed on your Rotary Statement.
Register to play in the tournament  
We encourage Rotary & family spectators, however there will be a $10 per person fee if they eat.
You may register them here

June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting moved to The Cowboy Museum

June 13, 2023, the Rotary Club 29 luncheon meeting will move to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum  1700 Northeast 63rd St.
In order to achieve an accurate guarantee for the caterer, nametags, and attendance

please register your choice to attend.  
RSVP Deadline - June 9 - NOON

Rotarians in Community Activities

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - App is 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.
2022-2023 Program Schedule
May 23, 2023 -   Dwight Lawson – Oklahoma City Zoo: Expedition Africa
May 30, 2023 -  Major Mike Hoskins (Ret.) – Fentanyl & Overdose Prevention 

Upcoming Events

May 19, 2023 - District Conference Dinner - Okla. History Center
June 10, 2023 - Rotary Pickleball Tournament - Chicken 'n Pickle
June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting location changed to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural of the 23-24 Board, Lesli Massad, President


May 9, 2023  In-Person, Online, Makeup: 200
Total Present and Makeup: 35%

May 15, 2023 - 583

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 35 years to 1 year.  
Rotary Membership Years of Service


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in May!

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