Sept. 21, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 11
Sept. 21, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 11
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

September 21, 2021| Volume 110| No.11
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Link
REMINDER:  Everyone attending our Tuesday luncheon will be asked to wear a mask, except when eating. Masks will be available at registration.
In keeping with Rotary’s mission of service above self, we strongly recommend that only those members and guests that are vaccinated attend our in-person meetings.  READ MORE     

PANEL: expanded learning opportunities
for oklahoma kids  

 A native Oklahoman, Tim McLaughlin embodies many characteristics associated with Oklahomans: hard working, focused, compassionate, determined, resourceful and committed to serve.  

As part of the ownership and executive team at AdvancePierre Foods for 25 years, Tim and his wife, Liz, created Fields & Futures in 2012 to help Oklahoma City Public Schools grow student participation in sports, believing when a young student finds a team, they’ll find the classroom. The result: Better attendance, improved grades and higher graduation rates. And it all starts with a safe place to play – a quality, maintained field to call home.
Stacy McDaniel and her husband, Mark, founded Cleats for Kids (C4K) in 2011 where Stacy now serves as Executive Director.  C4K works throughout Oklahoma to equip and empower kids through sports by providing shoes and sports gear to underserved kids. Stacy’s love for impacting kids has led her to serve with many community organizations over the years including the Boards of Fields and Futures, Westminster School, Positive Tomorrows and Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Brent Bushey serves as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC).  The OPSRC provides technical services and professional development to public schools across the state of Oklahoma. The OPSRC’s mission is to improve educational outcomes for students across the state of Oklahoma.  The OPSRC currently serves over 45% of all public school districts in the state.

Chair of the Day/Moderator
Sarah Roberts
Jim Loftis
Pledge/Song Leader
Lou Kohlman
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Sam Hammons
Roving Microphone
Lance McDaniel
Melody Kellogg, Larry Wagner
David Hull, Simon Hsu
Attendance Scanners
Elizabeth Dalton, Janienne Bella, Kathy Williams     

Salad, Chicken Salad sliders, Soup-clam chowder or tomato bisque, Bread sticks, Cakes with strawberries

club 29 breakfast

September 23, 2021 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:   Miles Pringle, U.S Payments System and On-line Platforms
Reminder: Please wear a mask, unless eating


Morning Therapy over A Game of Catch

by Russ Florence
In most every town in America, you’ll see them at a table in the back corner of the local diner: a group of people – mostly men, usually older – who meet regularly for coffee. They come to talk about current events, sports, or politics, or to share stories about travel or family.

But mainly, they come for the camaraderie. They come to be with others.

In Oklahoma City, some of us have formed a loose network with a similar intent. But instead of gathering around a diner, we gather around a make-shift baseball diamond at a local park, gloves in hand. We play catch. We field a few easy grounders and lazy pop flies. We bring donuts.

Yes, it scratches the itch to throw and catch a ball. But that’s not what it’s all about. Its beauty is in the third of Rotary’s four-way test. “Will it build goodwill and better friendships?” Indeed, it has.

It’s a mishmash of people. Journalists, corporate types, politicos, government workers, nonprofit executives, creatives. Men and women, young and old and in between. Some of them knew each other before. Many did not.

I’ve long maintained that a game of catch is more than a game of catch. In the rhythm of the simple back and forth, there’s a give and take, a palpable connection between two people. It’s a conversation, both literally and metaphorically.  READ MORE  


OKC Memorial Marathon/Relay - Volunteers needed Oct. 3

The OKC Memorial marathon and marathon relay will take place Sunday, October 3, 2021.  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.    So far, we have 4 volunteers, but need 12-15 people.  

Volunteers will be asked to help direct runners.

Race organizers want all volunteers registered by Monday, September 20th, if possible. Please let me know asap if you can join us. Email me or call my office or cell (405-923-5044). Thank you. Ron Stakem

Please indicate that you can volunteer

OKC Rotary News Advertising Opportunity

Advertising support makes it possible for Club 29 to publish news and information critical to our members, such as meeting notices, speaker schedules, and other crucial communications. Your message would be seen by our community's most prominent leaders and gain incredible exposure on the world wide web. The advertising revenue pays for the software we use to design and distribute the newsletters as well as Club 29's website hosting, so your support is important to all members.

There are only 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.

With best wishes, 

Ted Streuli 
OKC Rotary News   

Sunset Celebration of Life - Tuesday 6:30-8:30

Sunset Celebration of Life for 
James Michael “Mike” McAuliffe
Tuesday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 
Oklahoma City Boathouse District
McClendon Whitewater Center

Planning a Celebration of Life/Memorial during a pandemic has been unique. While we are excited to gather to remember Mike, your health and safety remain of utmost importance to us.  Vaccinated guests are welcome to join us. We were hopeful we wouldn’t be at this point but due to rising numbers we ask that you take the necessary precautions to keep each other safe.   The service will be indoor and outdoor, feel free to dress for comfort. We will have a live stream option for those wishing to join from afar.  This link will go live at 6:25.
Deborah McAulifffe Senner

District 5750 September News

It’s not a secret that membership is a big push for Rotary. We’ve seen a trending decline in the United States over the years and multiple theories and excuses to go with it. I could pile on with the frustrations of these trends and throw in a few excuses of my own, but I’d rather present you with some tools and steps to enhance your Rotary experience with people you enjoy and present an opportunity for you to share what has meant so much to you and your life experience.
Simply, I want us to reflect on “Why?” we joined Rotary. For me, it was community. That included my friends, my interests and my love for where I live. Rotary checked all the boxes and when it came to investing my time and money, there wasn’t a better return on my investment. Why is that important?


Save the Date

Rotary AfterHours - October 12, 2021 5:30-7:00pm

Rotary Winter Party - January 11, 2022 - Ellison Hotel 

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    

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  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. 28, 2021 -  Ray Rivera – Executive Editor – The Oklahoman
Chair of the Day: Clytie Bunyan

Oct. 5, 2021 -  Blayne Arthur – "OKC Breweries Oklahoma Craft Beer"
Chair of the Day: Trait Thompson


Sept. 14 2021 - Online, In-Person, Makeups -  179
Total Present and Makeup: 32%

September 20,  2021 -   581

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in September!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 45 years to 1 year.

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