Sept. 20, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 11
Sept. 20, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 11
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 20, 2022  |  Volume 111 | No. 11
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am    


In early 2019, Tim Gatz was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Transportation Commission named him Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director, effective April 1, 2019. 
Prior to that appointment, Gatz was named the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority in 2016 and previously served more than two decades at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.  Gatz started his career at ODOT as a Drafting Technician in 1990.
Chair of the Day: Mike Patterson
Invocation:  Larry Wagner
Introduction of Guests:   Freda Deskin
Pledge/Song Leading: Ron Kelly
Roving Microphone:  Lezel Safi
Registration:  Evan Walter, Marion Paden
Attendance Scanning/Greeting:   Mike Coats, Robyn Sunday-Allen, Nicole Nantois
Introduction of New Rotarians:  Kim Tran
Menu:    Garden Salad; Caesar Salad; Garlic Bread; Lasagna; Chicken Alfredo

club 29 breakfast

September 22,  2022 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Lance McDaniel 
Topic: Oklahoma Film Industry Snapshot


What Happened to Oklahoma Voters?

by Terri Watkins
What happened to Oklahoma voters this primary and runoff elections? It was one of the lowest if not the lowest in Oklahoma history. There are 2.3 million registered voters in the state. It doesn’t matter if you are talking Republicans or Democrats or Independents. People did not go the polls. They didn’t mail in their ballots or even show up for early voting. Women outnumber men when it come to registering to vote but the women didn’t show up either.

If you are thinking, it’s because it was a runoff election. The primary wasn’t much better. The largest numbers were for the Governor, US Senator and very unusually the State Auditor but it was the second name on the ballot.

This all happens in a year when Oklahomans will only be voting on 31 out of a 101 House legislative seats. It wasn’t because we only vote on a few races, no, all 101 seats were up for election but in most of the races, nobody challenged the incumbent.  READ MORE


New Rotarians

Kim Tran will introduce new rotarians Marcus Sams, Howard Wickersham, John Raines, and Byron Jackson.

Advertising Space Available 

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There are a few ad spaces available, but filling them is very important for our club’s member communications. If you are interested, you may find more information here or call the Rotary office.

Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates

The Nominating committee has begun its work to select candidates to appear on the ballot in November for officers and directors for the 2023-2024 Rotary year when Lesli Massad will be President. The committee is carefully considering a pool of potential candidates who have been engaged club members and demonstrated an interest in leadership in the club. However, to ensure that we are making our selection from the deepest pool of qualified candidates, we would welcome anyone interested in serving to reach out. 
If you are interested in being considered for a position on the ballot, please let Megan know by email, no later than 5:00 pm on September 20. To be eligible, a club member must have been a member of Club 29 for at least three years at the time of the vote in November. 

Ellen Fleming - Chair
Nominating Committee

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   

December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing    
January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Part
y - Okla. History Center  
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.


Sept. 27, 2022 -  OKC Thunder Broadcasting Team – Michael Cage & Chris Fisher
Oct. 4, 2022 -   Heath Hayes, Okla. Dept Mental Health – National 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline


September 13, 2022 - Online, In-Person, Makeups -  196
Total Present and Makeup - 34%

September 19,  2022-   599 

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 46 years to 1 year.

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