April 11, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 37
April 11, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 37
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

April 11,  2023 |  Volume 111 | No. 37
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am  

Oklahoma City Community College
High school rotarian graduation day

 Dr. Mautra Staley Jones began her tenure as Oklahoma City Community College’s 11th President on March 1, 2022. Through her extensive academic, executive, and community experience, Dr. Jones has earned her reputation as a thought leader, someone who has advanced and elevated every institution with which she’s been associated. Dr. Jones received her BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from the University of Phoenix at San Diego, and her Doctorate of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.  READ MORE
Acting President:  High School Rotarian Nayeli Torres - Classen SAS Northeast
Acting Chair of the Day:   High School Rotarian Lucille Sullivan Heritage Hall
Acting Pledge/National Anthem : High School Rotarian Victoria Mosburg - Western Heights
Acting Invocation:  High School Rotarian Ciara Patterson - Harding Charter Prep
Acting Introduction of Guests: High School Rotarian  Bailee Yarbrough - Putnam City Original
Acting Introduction of Teacher of the Month: High School Rotarian  
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Jeanette Nance, Stephen Zahn
Registration:  Evan Walter, Dawn Byram
Roving Microphone:   Lezel Safi
Menu:   House Salad; Pea Salad; Mashed Potatoes; Green beans; Pot Roast; Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole 

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
2022-23 Co-Chairs - Susan McVey and Bud Oehlert 
April 13 - June Chubbuck, “Outside the Battle Lines: Thomas Edwards and the New Hope Convention-a failed attempt on a journey to commercial success”


Where exactly IS Rotary?

by Brad Poarch
I've been thinking a lot lately about where Rotary shows up in my day-to-day life. Sure, it shows up every Tuesday for our weekly meetings, (Even if I don't make it in person, it is still there!) but being a Rotarian is about more than just attending a lunch every week, or maybe an extra afterhours function from time to time. Yes, we all look forward to our time at Rotary as a great place to build relationships, but what other opportunities are we looking for in our daily routines that actually make our communities better?

Our mission is pretty clear cut: “We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.”  I think that it all boils down to impacting our neighbors on a personal level. So, does that mean Rotary shows up everytime we do something to improve our community?? Actually, yes. Yes it does!
That brings the challenge; “How do we live the Rotary Mission on a daily basis?”  READ MORE


April Teacher of the Month

Kim King, Special Education teacher at Stanley Hupfeld Academy, OKCPS Charter Schools, will be presented as the April 2023 Teacher of the Month. 

April 25 Rotary Meeting - RSVP

OU Head Football coach Brent Venables will be the speaker for the April 25 luncheon meeting.  Please indicate whether or not you plan to attend and if you plan to bring guest(s).

World Community Service Reports
Disaster Relief 

by Matt Bown

Sadly, there has been no shortage of tragic news related to extreme hardship for people in disaster areas.  From ongoing refugee tragedies related to conflict in Ukraine and Syria to natural disasters of drought, flooding and earthquakes in Somalia, Pakistan and Turkey. Club 29, through the Rotary Club 29 Foundation, consistently strives to impact lives in these disaster areas

Through our Club’s partnership with ShelterBox as a Gold HERO club, we are participating in relief efforts in each of these areas, as well as many others.  In addition, our Club’s has recently participated with direct contributions to Ukrainian refugee relief and to Rotary International’s program to support earthquake recovery efforts in Turkey.

2022-2023 Membership Directory

The 2022-2023 Rotary Club of Okla. City Membership Directory will be available for distribution at  Rotary Meetings.
The directory is for the exclusive use of members of the Rotary Club of Okla. City, to conduct Rotary business.  Rotary International rules strictly prohibit the use of the Rotary Club directory for any other purpose.

Rotarians in Community Activities

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

Join the fun as Bricktown Rotary hosts annual Days of Wine and Rotary - All Club 29 Rotarians are invited

This annual fundraiser is Bricktown Rotary's primary event that helps them fund what the club does in the community throughout the year.  
April 21st | 6:30 pm
Dunlap Codding  609 West Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102     Get Tickets while they last

Rotary International Announces 2023-2024 Theme

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.
McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 9 January. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.
"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves," McInally said at Rotary's annual training event for incoming district governors.

Auto-Pay offered for Rotary Club Invoices

 If you would like to have a credit card on file to charge your Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Annual Dues Payment Offered

 If you would like to switch from quarterly to annual billing for Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Upcoming Events

April 12, 2023 - (Wednesday) Rotary Afterhours
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon Service Opportunity
May 3, 2023 - Rotary OKC visits Rotary Tulsa 
May 19, 2023 - District Conference Dinner - Okla. History Center
June 10, 2023 - Pickleball Tournament - Chicken 'n Pickle
June 13, 2023 - Meeting location changed to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural 23-24 Officers & Directors, Lesli Massad President 

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  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.  


April 18, 2023 - Joshua Landis, Ph.D., OU – Middle East Studies
April 25, 2023 -  Brent Venables, Head Coach - OU Football


April 4, 2023: In-Person, Online, and Makeups: 193
Total Present and Makeup:  34%


April 10, 2023 -  588 

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - April, 2023

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 51 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in April!

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