December 14, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 23
December 14, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 23
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

December 14, 2021| Volume 110| No. 23
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Link
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     


Featuring Musicians from St. Luke's
Professional Guitarist - Francisco Venegas 
Professional Violinist - Elizabeth Venegas 
Candace Fish - St. Luke's Edmond Campus traditional worship leader
Savannah White - St. Luke's  Edmond Campus Worship Leader 
Sam Brinkley - UCO Music Theatre Major 
Madison Eckerson - UCO Music Theatre Major
Brittany Attaway - Vocalist
Invocation -Vocal Duet  - Anne Roberts and Randy Grau
Chair of the Day
Brittany Attaway
Vocal Duet - Randy Grau and Anne Roberts
Pledge/Song Leader
Brittany Attaway
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Mary Jane Calvey
Roving Microphone
David Battles
Eddie Walker, Marion Paden
Laura Moxley, Michelle Morrow
Attendance Scanners
Mr. Kelly Kay, Kim Henry, Betsy Brunsteter

Menu  Spinach salad with apples; Quinoa Salad; Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes; Pork Loin with spinach cream sauce; Corn Succotash    

club 29 breakfast

December 16, 2021 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Reed Greenhill, Chief Estimator/Project Manager, Allen Contracting “I-235 & I-44 Construction Project” 
Reminder: Please wear a mask, unless eating


Prioritizing Our Priorities

by Lauren Branch
 A “priority” is a funny concept with a broad definition. Sometimes it refers to things that need to get done today. Sometimes it’s things that need to get done this week, or even this year. It can range from a visit to a grocery store to achieving a lifelong dream. But oftentimes, the “now” priorities get in the way of the “this year” priorities. We feel a burning sense of urgency to respond to the email, complete the grant submission, or set up the meeting - whatever these things may entail. It’s no surprise that for many of us living in fast-paced world of business leadership, the “Today” things often take precedence over our more long-term goals and desires.

I had lunch with a good friend of mine yesterday who has been battling cancer. It was just earlier this year that he had yet another recurrence of this cancer that he was hopeful had been previously cured. But as is often the case, the watchful eyes of his physicians revealed another unwanted return of the disease, so he had started chemotherapy treatments again. But this time, I also knew that the treatments had been particularly hard on him. Still, I assumed that he would get through this round and be okay again.

When we met at a restaurant, he walked up to the table looking as healthy as I’ve ever seen him. As we started our visit, he asked if we could get the “cancer” talk out of the way first so I wouldn’t have to ask him about it. He proceeded to fill me in on how he was doing, delivering unthinkably tragic news with an ease that comes only from plenty of practice. When I finally got the courage to ask how much longer he was going to need his chemotherapy treatments, his response was “forever.” This was his way of telling me that he was a stage 4 patient, and his prognosis was not good


Rotary AfterHours - Dec. 14 - RSVP

The Big Friendly Brewery at Wheeler Park | 5:30-7:00pm
1737 Spoke Street, 73108
Cash Bar
Bring Guests


Holiday Light Tour

December 21, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm
Light Tour of Homes in North Quail Creek
A route map will be provided in advance of the tour
Please let us know how many persons, including yourself will be in your car.  RSVP

Winter Party - 1-11-2022

Ellison Hotel | 6201 N. Western Ave. | 6:30-8:30pm 
Featuring live entertainment: Hooten/Cruz Duo featuring Heather Rouba 

Helping Hands -

The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Board of Directors has established a $15,000 matching grant fund in partnership with the Rotary Club 29 Foundation that was made possible through surplus funds created by reduced attendance at our weekly meeting. The Helping Hands Matching Grant fund will match dollar-for-dollar charitable contributions made on or after December 7, 2021 by Club 29 Rotarians, in good standing, up to $250 per Rotarian, until such time as the funding is depleted.   Over $6,500 of Matching funds has been depleted!!!!
Helping Hands Online Form  

Rotary Red Barn at RestoreOKC 

Thanks to the 351 Rotarians who have "Answered the Call."
The OnePledge will build the "Rotary Red Barn"  at RestoreOKC, provide scholarships for Junior Rotarians, and fund the Literacy Project. Donations to the Rotary Club 29 Foundation are tax deductible. 

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Officers and Directors - Taking Office July 1, 2022

Wes Milbourn, President; Lesli Massad, President-Elect; Lisa Synar, Treasurer; Mark Neumeister, Treasurer-Elect; Suzanne Mitchell, Secretary; Collins Peck, Sgt.-at-Arms; Jerrod Shouse, Past President; Directors-  Clay Cockrill, David Mayfield, Scott Parman, Sherry Rhodes, Ashley Smith, Farooq Karim, Ted Streuli, Jennifer Seal, Dave Ortloff, Patrick Raglow   Thank you for your Service Above Self.

New Rotarians

New Rotarians Alan Soltani, Kristi Warren, Jill Castilla, Ken Evans, and Nicole Miller will be introduced by Sherry Fair. 

In the News

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

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported business or home contact information changes or if you would like a new photo for your listing in the Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here    

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.


December 21, 2021 - No Meeting - No Makeup Required
December 28, 2021 - No Meeting - No Makeup Required
January 4, 2022 - Leslie Osborn - Labor Commissioner
January 11, 2022 - Winter Party - Ellison Hotel - No Tuesday Luncheon Meeting, No Makeup Required


December 7, 2021 - Online, In-Person, Makeups - 181 
Total Present and Makeup -  31%

December 8,  2021 -   589

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in December!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 59 years to 1 year.

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