April 18, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 38
April 18, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 38
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 18, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 38
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream     

Saudi Arabia and America at a Crossroads: Oil, Iran and Great Power Rivalry  

 Joshua Landis is Sandra Mackey Chair and Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Oklahoma in the Boren College of International Studies.
He writes and manages SyriaComment.com, a daily newsletter on Syrian politics and publishes frequently in policy journals such as Foreign Affairs, Middle East Policy and Foreign Policy.  READ MORE

Chair of the Day:  Jalal Farzaneh
Invocation:   Ross Plourde
Pledge/Song  Leader:  Ron Kelly
Introduction of Guests: Terri Cooper
Registration:   Jeff Simpsen, Emily Stratton
Attendance Scanners/Greeters:  Randy Nance, Kim Henry, Byron Jackson
Roving Microphone:   David Battles
Menu:   Caesar Salad; Garlic Bread; Lasagna; Chicken Parmesan;  Pasta with Marinara; Asparagus

Club 29 Breakfast

April 20, 2023
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
Chairs: Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert
Terry Billen, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Imagine That!

by Pat Rooney
 Well, what to write about?  Nothing much happening in finance these days.  Just rising interest rates, the Federal Reserve’s inflation fight, California banking news and crypto’s current meltdown to name a few.  So many articles, so little time.  And even though bad news outsells good 2 to 1, I am on the good news side today, reflecting on OKC and its remarkable resurgence that continues into its 30th year, by my count.

For those of you scoring from home, this resurgence started in 1993 with the successful passage and implementation of MAPS 1.  After that, a succession of successes followed.  More successful MAPS programs for schools and other projects.  The Hornets, the Thunder, entertainment venues and neighborhood redevelopment followed resulting in a much-altered landscape.  We have also been blessed with very successful businessmen and women seeking to make a difference and a very capable and efficient government that helped tremendously over the years. READ MORE   


April 25, 2023 - Brent Venables Speaker - RSVP needed

In order for the staff to provide an accurate count, please indicate below whether or not you and/or a guest(s) plan to attend the 4-25-2023 meeting.
The speaker will be OU Head Football Coach, Brent Venables.

Pickleball Lessons and Tournament!  SAVE THE DATES!!!

Pickleball Lessons offered on May 11 at Oak Tree 6-8
Rotary Pickleball Tournament on June 10 at Chicken n' Pickle. 

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

Join the fun as Bricktown Rotary hosts annual Days of Wine and Rotary - All Club 29 Rotarians are invited

This annual fundraiser is Bricktown Rotary's primary event that helps them fund what the club does in the community throughout the year.
April 21st | 6:30 pm

Dunlap Codding
609 West Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
Get Tickets while they last

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  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.
2022-2023 Program Schedule
April 25, 2023 -  Brent Venables - Head Football Coach - OU
May 2, 2023 - Stacy McNeiland - The Care Center

Upcoming Events

April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon - Service Opportunity
May 3, 2023 - Rotary OKC  visits Rotary Tulsa
May 9, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - OKC Zoo
May 11, 2023 - Pickleball Learning Class - Oak Tree Tennis Center
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


April 11, 2023  In-Person, Online, Makeup: 203
Total Present and Makeup: 36%

April 17, 2023 - 591

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 51 years to 1 year.  
Rotary Membership Years of Service


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in April!

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