May 31, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 45
May 31, 2022 | Volume 110 | No. 45
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

May 31, 2022 |  Volume 110 | No. 45
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center -  St. Luke's UMC| 11:55 
Livestream link    
 Jennie Baranczyk was named the ninth head coach of the Oklahoma women's basketball program on April 10, 2021, and enters her second season at the helm of the program in 2022-23. 
The 11th-year head coach spent nine seasons at Drake before starting her Oklahoma tenure in 2021-22. 
In Baranczyk's (pronounced bah-RAHN-check) first year in Norman, she led one of the greatest turnarounds in the country, guiding the Sooners to a 25-9 record and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. READ MORE

Chair of the Day
Jill Hughes
David Houston
Pledge/Song Leader
David Hooten, Trumpeter
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Drew Edmondson
Julia Kirt, Larry Wagner
Stacy Dykstra
Attendance Scanners
Jeff Simpsen, Jan Peery, Michelle Morrow
Roving Microphone
 Bart Binning
Menu  Mixed green salad, three bean salad, potato salad, chips, BBQ pork or chicken sandwiches

In the News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
June 2, 2022  
Speaker:   Dr. John Armitage CEO, OK Blood Institute



Soundtrack of your Life

 by Charlie Smith
 What is on your playlist? I admit that although I am a minister, some of the music I listen to while running is not rated G. Because it is all about the beat and not the lyrics. I also often use an app on my phone that provides the voice of a coach in my ear. That voice of encouragement and inspiration can be invaluable during a long run, especially when I mentally flame out and thoughts of doubt, despair and defeat cloud my brain.

We all go through tough times in life. When we feel broken. Shattered. Beaten. When we want to give up. And at our weakest point, we find strength. We rediscover joy. Sometimes that salvation comes through others. For me, it also occurs through music, whether in running or in everyday life. Call them soundtrack moments in our lives. I mark moments of weakness, of uncertainty, of a range of emotions, of seeming defeat turned into strength and victory, by music.

Think how music affects us. Music transports us back into our memories, long-ago times with family and friends. When I hear familiar music, it stirs something deep within me. I remember family members’ funerals, or where I was when I first heard the tune. I am partial to classic rock that stirs high-school and college memories. I have been known to crank up the volume and pound the dashboard when certain songs play on the radio. 


1st Friday - Paseo Arts District

June 3, 2022 | 5:00pm
JRB Art 
2810 N. Walker, 73103
The Under 40 Committee invites Club 29 to attend, and bring a guest!

6-14 Meeting Meeting Location Moved


First National Center | National Ballroom
120 N Robinson 
Speaker: Gary Brooks
RSVP Required 
This meeting will NOT be livestreamed

Parking Information:
There is valet or self-parking available for guests of the First National Center. Valet is located at 120 N Robinson Avenue, at the main entrance to First National Center. When entering the building, please proceed to the 2nd floor and the National Ballroom is located on the far side of The Great Hall.
If you prefer to self-park, the One11 Parking Garage is located at 111 N Broadway Avenue. When utilizing self-parking, please note that from the garage elevators you can select the 2nd floor and these elevators will take you to the National Ballroom. 
There is a charge for both valet or self-parking. 

Pickleball Tournament Registration

June 18, 2022 | 10am - 1pm 
Chicken 'n Pickle - 8400 N. Oklahoma 
$50.00 per person- Billed on Rotary Statement
Deadline to register - June 8, n00n
Registration Form
If you would like to watch the tournament, and not participate, you and your family are welcome to be  spectators!!  You can watch play on all 4 indoor courts.  You may order lunch from the Chicken 'n Pickle menu. No registration is necessary.   

Rotary Inaugural RSVP
Honoring the 22-23 Board, Wes Milbourn President

June 28, 2022 |First Americans Museum
5:30 - Cocktails & Tours
6:30 - Dinner & Program
$75.00 per person, billed on quarterly statement
No Tuesday Luncheon at St. Luke's
Dress:  Business
RSVP Required
Deadine - June 18

2022-23 Committee Selection Form

 It is committee sign-up time for our membership. Our committees and your involvement in those committees is what makes our Rotary Club so outstanding in serving our community needs. Also, getting engaged in those committees is a wonderful way to work with your fellow Rotarians and getting to know them better and enhancing our  commitment to “Service Above Self.”

Upcoming Events

June 3, 2022 - Under 40 committee invites all Club 29 Rotarians to join in First Friday 5:00pm - JRB Art at the Elms - 2810 N. Walker- Paseo District
June 14, 2022 - Rotary Tuesday Luncheon  moved to First National Center -  RSVP Required
June 18, 2022 - Pickelball Tournament - 10-1 - Chicken 'n Pickle   Register
June 28, 2022 - Inauguration of the 2022-2023  Officers and Directors, Wes Milbourn President RSVP
August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day
Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens 

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

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.  


June 7, 2022-    Chancellor Allison D. Garrett – Okla. State Regents
Chair of the Day - Mike Turpen
June 14, 2022 -  Gary Brooks - Meeting location - First National Center National Ballroom -RSVP Required
Chair of the Day -  Jane Jenkins


May 24, 2022  -  Online, In-Person, Makeups:  193
Total Present and Makeup:  34% 

May 30, 2022 -  597

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - May 2022

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 34 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in May!

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