Dec. 13, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 23
Dec. 13, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 23
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

December 13, 2022  |  Volume 111 | No. 23
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am    

 The black chronicle

 In 1979, Russell M. Perry started the Perry Publishing Company with it’s first edition Oklahoma City’s The Black Chronicle newspaper.
The Black Chronicle newspaper, a weekly periodical servicing the Oklahoma City metro area’s African American population, has grown into one of the largest paid weekly newspapers in the state of Oklahoma. Currently, The Black Chronicle services the entire state of Oklahoma – (i.e., Tulsa, Lawton/Ft. Sill, and Oklahoma City). READ MORE     

Chair of the Day: Valerie Thompson
Invocation:  Vered Harris
Introduction of Guests:   Terri Cooper
Pledge/Song Leading:  Clayton Taylor
Roving Microphone:   David Battles
Registration:  Evan Walter, Vered Harris
Attendance Scanning/Greeting:  Bill Hughes, Bobby Mills, Johnny Settle
Menu:   Mixed green salad; Spinach Salad; French dip sliders; Tomato Bisque; Wild Mushroom Bisque; Rolls   

club 29 breakfast

December 15,  2022 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:   Dan Strong, Chief Operating Officer - Freymiller, North America’s leading trucking company 


Can we Afford to Reject Conflict in Ukraine?

by Bart Binning

The concept of what became America’s participative democracy began to be discussed over 400 years ago, at a time when the world tended to accept that hereditary feudal lords and the divine right of kings as a requirement of prosperity and security, and the benefit of the prosperity and security was only for the nobility. The ideas of liberty, justice, and opportunity for all was considered foolhardy, and the concept that governments derived their power from the consent of the governed was considered unworkable and contrary to human nature.[1]

While the framing of the story of America was based on those powerful ideas, and those ideas ultimately spread through the world and “transformed our beliefs about human possibility”[2], it is also arguable that our founding fathers did not really believe in the totality of the ideals promoted.  For example:


12-13-2022 Rotary AfterHours

The National   | 5:30-7:00pm
120 N. Robinson 
Cash Bar - Bring Guests!

RSVP for Rotarians and Guests
Deadline Dec. 30, 2022

Answer the Call of the Wild! - $5500 SHORT

Help the Okla. Zoological Society establish a children's play area in Expedition Africa, the Okla. City Zoo's newest and largest expansion to date.  Pledge or pay here
"Rotary Expedition Africa Playground"

Watch the announcement from President Wes!

Rotary Dues Increase - Jan. 1, 2023 - A Message from President Wes

Fellow Rotarians,

At the Sept. 27 lunch meeting, we shared some news about a conversation that began over two years ago. Prior to the pandemic, it was clear to our administration committee, budget committee, and board of officers and directors that a dues increase would be necessary for the club to maintain a balanced budget. With the arrival of the pandemic, we were able to delay that conversation. As we’ve seen a return to normal club operations, meetings, and service, we’ve also seen an increase in almost every expense of the club due to inflation and we were forced to revisit the conversation. At the recommendation of our administration and budget committees, the 2021-2022 board of officers and directors approved a dues increase of $15 per quarter, or $5 a month, effective January 1, 2023.   

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    

Upcoming Events   

January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Part
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon - Service Opportunity

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App 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.


Dec. 20, 2022 -    Robert Burch & Susan Cadot, OETA Movie Club - "Hollywood Holidays: A Celebration of Holidays in Film"
Dec. 27, 2022 -    No Meeting, No Makeup Required
Jan. 3, 2023 - No Meeting, No Makeup Required
Jan. 10, 2023 - Winter Party - Okla. History Center - RSVP Required $75.00 per person
Jan. 17, 2023 - Dr. Richard Lofgren, President - OU Health


December 6, 2022 - Online, In-Person, Makeups -  201
Total Present and Makeup - 34%

December 12,  2022-   600

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in December!

Congratulation to Past President Henry Browne
60 Years of Membership

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 60 years to 1 year.

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