June 8, 2021 | Vol. 109 | No. 46
June 8, 2021 | Vol. 109  | No. 46
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

June 8, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 46
In-Person and Live Streamed from Okla. Hall of Fame at Gaylord - Pickens Museum | 11:55a  

location change - okla. hall of fame-

gaylord pickens museum  1400 classen dr.
Enter in the north door - 4th floor

tulsa race massacre 100 year anniversary

 Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of twenty books in poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature. Lansana is currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow and serves as Acting Director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, where he is also Writer in Residence for the Center for Poets & Writers and Adjunct Professor in Africana Studies and English. Lansana is Creator and Executive Producer of KOSU/NPR’s Focus: Black Oklahoma monthly radio program. 
Chair of the Day 
Dr. Mautra Staley Jones 
Invocation in Song
Janet Vernon

Pledge/Song Leader 
Janet Vernon
Introduction of Guests
Jill Farrand Merritt
Freda Deskin, John Semtner
Michelle Morrow, Gary Lumpkin, Robert Mills
Marion Paden, Brittany Attaway
Roving Microphone
Donna Lawrence
Menu - Roast or fried chicken, Smoked tenderloin, Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Salad, Brownie, Water Bottle, Tea

In the News 

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


What was Vietnam Really Like (for me)?

 by  John Frost
In short, it was something else. My father served in the Marine Corp during the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. My grandfather served in the Army during the Spanish American War. I am sure ancestors in Europe experienced wars, military service and other upheavals. I was drafted right out of College to serve in the U. S. Army during the Viet Nam Era. I hesitate to call it a “war” as it was more of a “police action”. But, that’s another topic. My experience, as you will see, was something else.

After a basic training and intelligence analysis service at Fort Bliss, Texas for a year, I was up for a tour in Viet Nam (1968-69). I left my sweet wife, Lorraine, at Lambert Field in St. Louis on American Airlines to Denver, then on to Seattle, then on World Airlines to Anchorage and Yakoda, Japan and I arrived in the middle of the night at Ben Hoa Air Base, Viet Nam. I learned that the shortest distance between two points on a globe is not a strait line but a great circle. Check it out with your friendly navigator. There were no landing lights just little red dots in the pavement. The engines never shut down. The airline doors opened to the shock of the humidity and heat of Southeast Asia during the “rainy season”. We ran hunched over between a sandbag corridor to the Terminal. The Terminal was dark and troops returning home were lined up to depart. From the Terminal, we boarded a fast Isuzu bus to Long Binh Post, 90th Replacement Battalion, 381st Replacement Company, Hutch 4, upper bunk.


Inaugural RSVP

 Sponsorships Available! Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club 29 Foundation

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am
June 10, 2021 -  Susan Winchester 
Topic: Okla. Cabinet Secretary of Licensing & Regulations  

Maximum Capacity - 20 persons - no guests
RSVP Required.  Deadline -  June 8  RSVP online Form

2021-22 Committee Selection Form

So far, 120 Rotarians have made their committee choices for the 2021-22 year.  There are more than 40 committees that provide avenues of service.  As a member of Club 29, please consider signing up for at least a couple of committees that are a good fit for you and your interests.  Serving on committees is easy, and the work is meaningful and fun! If you have questions about what a specific committee does, each grouping has a link to a description of the committee work

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  okcrotary.com 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.


June 22, 2021 -   President's Awards Day
Chair of the Day:  President David Walters

Save the Date:

Vocational Tour Day - August 3, 2021


June 1, 2021  Online and In-Person:  183
Total Present and Makeup: 34%
June 1, 2021:  557


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in June!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 47 years to 1 year.

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