March. 29, 2022 | Vol. 110 | No. 36
March. 29, 2022 | Vol. 110  | No. 36
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 29, 2022 | Volume 110| No. 36
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church| 11:55am 
Link to the Livestream    

organ donation Panel 

 Jeff  Orlowski is President and CEO of LifeShare of Oklahoma, and President of the LifeShare Foundation. Jeff has 34 years of experience in organ and tissue donation. Jeff currently serves as UNOS Region 4 Councilor.
He is a Councilor for the International Society Donation and Procurement, and a member of the UNOS and OPTN Boards, the UNOS Corporate Affairs Committee, the UNOS/OPTN Finance Committee, the Donation Board of Trustees for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Advocacy Committee, and is Chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s Advancement of Wellness Advisory Council. He is a Past President of AOPO and of Donate Life America.. READ MORE

Elke Meeùs is an attorney at McAfee & Taft. At McAfee, Elke represents clients primarily in a broad range of complex business and commercial litigation.
Elke graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review, was a three-time member of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team, and was named to the Order of the Barristers. She was also the recipient of several honors and awards, including the OCU Pro Bono Service Award, the OCU Public Interest & Exceptional Community Service Award, and the Oklahoma Bar Association Financial Institutions & Commercial Law Award.  READ MORE

Chair of the Day/ Moderator

Jim Sharrock holds a BA in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a JD from the University of Oklahoma School of law.

Jim practiced law in Amarillo, Texas for 12 years after law school, before returning to Oklahoma in 1985 to join McAfee & Taft, where he became a shareholder.  On December 10, 2015, he called the firm to retire after being added to the waiting list for a heart and liver transplant.  He rejoined the firm in 2016 after it worked. He retired again at the end of 2017.
Chair of the Day/Moderator
Jim Sharrock
Mary Jenkins
Pledge/Song Leader
Anne Roberts
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Ann Ackerman
Attendance Scanners
Chip Oppenheim, Gary Lumpkin, Larry Wagner
Dennis Shockley, Amber Sharples

Crystal Bennett, Marion Paden

Roving  Microphone
Bud Oehlert
Menu       Mojito Salad; Corn and Black bean salad; Shrimp Tacos with avocado creama; Fajita Chicken; Roasted Cauliflower red bell peppers; Cheesy Green Chili Rice      

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

March 31, 2022 
Speaker:   Amber Sharples, ED  Topic: Okla. Arts Council
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 


Accelerating Accessibility in a Changing World

 by Lauren Branch 
Being a CEO for 25 years has brought with it no shortage of ups and downs. Challenges and triumphs come with the territory. If there’s been one constant, it has been change – whether that change is intentional or not.

Change isn’t always a bad thing, but it’s certainly not always good either. While it may not always be what we had in mind, we often must find ways to make the best of it. In fact, if we play our cards right, it can be a source of positive outcomes, and extreme change can sometimes bring enormous potential. Part of our duty as leaders is to recognize this, and to do our best to use change to the benefit of ourselves and others.

I won’t recount the many difficulties that the pandemic has brought into both my personal and professional worlds. This territory has already been covered by many others like me. Instead, with temperatures rising, foliage blooming, and masks disappearing, I’ve found myself reflecting lately on how to take this time of metamorphosis and come out the other end of these changes better off than when we started.

In 2020, more Americans used technology to work from home than ever before........


Rotary Afterhours  - April 12, 2022

Solo's Park & Pub

Chisholm Creek | 5:30-7:00
Cash Bar 
Bring Guests

It costs $10.00 to bring a pup.
Register your dog in advance at this link

Don't forget to Vote! - Foundation Officers / Directors Election

The Approve/Reject vote began at 2:00pm March 22, and ends at 11:59 tonight March 28.  Results will be announced at tomorrow's meeting. 

The election was sent electronically to your email address from Simply Voting.  

Interested in Pickleball?

The inaugural Rotary Club of Oklahoma  City pickeball tournament is coming your way! Save the date for June 18, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm. You and your partner are invited to join in the fun. No pickelball partner? No problem! Our committee will be glad to match you with a fellow Rotarian. 

While the official tournament play sign up is not available yet, we need your help. Please take a moment to complete a short survey in the link below. To better organize this inaugural event, we need to know how many members are interested in playing and if any of you would like to join in the planning. 

Thank you and see you on the courts!

Logon Collins & Emily Stratton 

Please let us know    

Memorial Marathon - Volunteers Needed

April 24, 2022 | 6:00am-9:30am
The OKC Memorial marathon and marathon relay will take place Sunday, April 24, 2022.  This is a call for volunteers to work the relay exchange (Relay Exchange No.2) on the Chesapeake campus beginning at 6 am Sunday morning until approximately 9:30 am.   We need 12-15 people.  
Please volunteer

2022-2023 Rotary International Theme Announced 

 RI President-elect Jennifer Jones 

Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”

Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president,
gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. 

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - APP available 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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.


April 5, 2022 -    OKC Music Scene - Scott Marsh
Chair of the Day:  Logon Collins

April 12, 2022  -    Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell 
Chair of the Day:   Dave Ortloff
Guests: Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Tulsa


March 22, 2022 Online and In-Person, Makeups: 211
Total Present and Makeup:  37%

March 22, 2022: 592


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - March

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 41 years to 1 year.    

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