Oct. 11, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 14
Oct. 11, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 14
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

October 11, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 14
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream      

College Football PlayoffS

Bill Hancock has achieved a unique trifecta at the highest echelon of intercollegiate athletics. He was the first full-time director of the NCAA Final Four, the first executive director of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the first executive director of the College Football Playoff (CFP).   Using experiences gained during his remarkable five-decade career, Hancock led the conference commissioners and university presidents in creating the CFP. Then he directed a talented staff in launching the event from scratch. READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Mark Eby
Invocation:  Jerome Holmes
Introduction of Guests:   Andrew Koester
Introduction of Teacher of the Month: Kathy Williams
Pledge/Song Leader:  Janet Vernon
Registration:   Evan Walter, Dawn Byram
Attendance Scanners/Greeters:    Stacy Dykstra, Larry Wagner, Marion Paden   
Roving Microphone:  Bobby Mills
Menu:  Romaine Salad, Green bean Salad, Roasted Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Tortellini Skillet,
Cauliflower and Broccoli, Wild Rice

Club 29 Breakfast

October 13, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker:  Inger Giuffrida, Executive Director of WildCare Oklahoma, “Being a Good Neighbor to Wildlife.”
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


What Now?

by Drew Edmondson

The September 7 issue of the Oklahoman, page 8B, carried the headline, “Cloudflare drops hate site Kiwi Farms, citing danger”.

First, I had never heard of “Cloudflare” or “Kiwi Farms” but was curious what the danger might be, so I read the story.

Kiwi Farms is alleged to be a notorious stalking and harassment site.  Their targets, at least the ones sparking the immediate action by their host site, were transgender individuals and feminists and “others they deem mockable.”

Matthew Prince, the CEO of Cloudflare, was quoted in the Oklahoman as saying, “…we believe there is an unprecedented emergency and immediate threat to human life unlike what we have previously seen from Kiwifarms or any other customer before.”


Second, I had to consider what a sheltered life I lead not to know about such things.  The people around me, whether they are Rotarians or not, basically want to know if things are True before they say them.  It is important that they be Fair.  They try to build Goodwill and Better Friendships and they want what they say and do to be Beneficial to all concerned.   READ MORE


In Memory

The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully acknowledges a memorial gift in memory of Charlie Hull from Dick Porter.  

Teacher of the Month - October 2022

Kathy Williams will introduce Delois Byrd, Special Education Teacher at Arbor Grove Elementary, Putnam City Schools. 

10-11- 2022 Rotary AfterHours

El Coyote New Mexican Cantina | 5:30-7:00pm
925 W. Britton Rd

Cash Bar | Bring Guests


2022-2023 Rotary OnePledge - Answer the Call of the Wild
 Help the Okla. Zoological Society establish a children's play area in Exhibition Africa, the Okla. City Zoo's newest and largest expansion to date. 
"Rotary Expedition Africa Playground"

Rotary Club Dues Increase -  Jan. 1, 2023  - A Message from President Wes

Fellow Rotarians,

At the Sept. 27 lunch meeting, we shared some news about a conversation that began over two years ago. Prior to the pandemic, it was clear to our administration committee, budget committee, and board of officers and directors that a dues increase would be necessary for the club to maintain a balanced budget. With the arrival of the pandemic, we were able to delay that conversation. As we’ve seen a return to normal club operations, meetings, and service, we’ve also seen an increase in almost every expense of the club due to inflation and we were forced to revisit the conversation. At the recommendation of our administration and budget committees, the 2021-2022 board of officers and directors approved a dues increase of $15 per quarter, or $5 a month, effective January 1, 2023.   

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Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - App is 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.club 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.
2022-2023 Program Schedule
October 18, 2022 - Archbishop Paul S. Coakley – Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Dedication
October 25, 2022 -  Conversation with Lee Allan Smith

Upcoming Events

December 2, 2022 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
January 10, 2023 - Rotary Winter Party -  History Center  -  6:00 - 8:30pm
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon service opportunity


October 4, 2022  In-Person, Online, Makeup: 183
Total Present and Makeup:  32% 

October 10, 2022 - 598

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 43  years to 1 year.


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in October!

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