July 27, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 3
July 27, 2021 | Volume 110 | No. 3
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

July 27, 2021| Volume 110| No.3
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Link

chickasaw classical composer

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition.

His Washington Post review states that “Tate is rare as an American Indian composer of classical music. Rarer still is his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism.” Tate’s recent commissions include his bassoon concerto, Ghost of the White Deer, for Dallas Symphony
Orchestra, his Chickasaw oratorio, Misha' Sipokni' (The Old Ground), for Canterbury Voices and Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata for Hildegard Center for the Arts. His music was recently featured on the HBO series Westworld.

Chair of the Day
Julia Kirt
Susan Agel
Pledge/Song Leader
Lou Kohlman
Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Bill Bowden
Roving Microphone
Jerome Holmes
Melody Kellogg, Bobby Mills
Jeff Simpsen, Dennis Shockley
Attendance Scanners
David Battles, John D. Williams
Salmon, rosemary chicken, bistro vegetables, potatoes, chilled spring pea soup with crab, spring mix salad

club 29 breakfast

July 29, 2021 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Speaker:  Natalie Wood, Community Engagement, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma


A Motto and a Way of Life

by Abby Broyles
 Service above self.

It may be the Rotary motto, but for me, it also defines what I’ve always believed is at the heart of what makes us uniquely Oklahoman.

I had the privilege of being a television journalist in Oklahoma for a decade before I became an attorney and ran for office. I loved telling stories on the news about people I met from Oklahoma City to every small town you only hear about – at least if you’re part of Club 29 and live in the OKC metro – during tornado season (cue the seasonal catch phrases of “multiple vortices,” “Doppler radar,” “supercell,” and “mesocyclone” accompanied with sparkly ties and shaky dashboard camera video and on-the-scene reporters drenched in rain gear you learn quickly are not born and bred in the Sooner state.

I had a front row seat to the biggest events in Oklahoma, and most often I found the kindness of neighbors helping neighbors, communities coming together after tragedy, and the spirit of giving back to the state that made us. We’re people of strength, faith, grit, an unmatched work ethic, and who demonstrate service to others. But I learned who we are as Oklahomans long before I had a college degree and a press pass. I grew up in Bethany with a family that made social justice and community service a part of everyday life. I learned from having a mother as an educator that investing in children is our best shot at securing a future we all believe in, where you can be successful no matter your zip code or what you look like.


Rotary Club of Okla. City Bylaws Vote

At the August 10, 2021  Rotary meeting, the membership will vote on proposed bylaws changes.   You may read the updated bylaws at the link below.

Vocational Tour Day - Deadline July 27 - 4:00pm

August 3, 2021 will be Vocational Tour Day - -No meeting at St. Luke's.  
The Vocational Tour Committee Co-Chairs  Heidi Russell, and Heather Walter have secured  14  diverse venues for touring.  If you have an RSVP, but cannot attend please inform the rotary office.

Make your selection today!   

Service Saturday at Rotary Community Playground
July 31 8:00-Noon

Rotary Club 29 Volunteers are needed to plant flowers into 4 or 5 raised flower beds, that will be constructed ahead of time. Each bed is approximately 15-20 ft. long and 4 ft wide. There also are a small number of flower pots to be re-potted and distributed around the lovely school property. These planters are a part of the new Rotary Community Playground funded by our 20-21 Rotary OnePledge.

The address is 1105 N.W. 45th in the Horace Mann school building. The entrance is on the west side of the building close to the parking lot (NOT the entrance labelled 1105 NW 45th)

Each rotarian should plan on bringing your own work gloves, hand tools for gardening, maybe some bug spray, and wear your favorite hat or visor. Most of the work will be outside. Masks for virus protection will not be required, but are a matter of your personal preference.

Sign up here

Lost and Found

Several items have been turned in to the rotary office as items left at Rotary meetings.  Several umbrellas, gloves, sunglasses.  These items will be at the 7-27 rotary meeting.  If you think you have lost an umbrella, or other item, please contact the rotary office to identify the lost item.  Items not claimed will be donated to St. Luke's.

Perfect Attenders

For those who have perfect attendance, attendance tracking  started June 1, 2021.  Signing into the livestream will count as an in-person meeting.  Video Makeups will be allowed, 2 per quarter. 
Starting June 1, you must either attend in-person, watch the livestream and sign -in the online form, makeup the meeting at another Rotary Club, attend a committee meeting, attend a Club 29 breakfast, watch the video (2 per quarter allowed) or otherwise makeup the meeting if you wish to maintain perfect attendance.  If you have any questions, please contact the rotary office.

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  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.


August 3, 2021 -  Vocational Tour Day - No Meeting at St. Luke's   Make your Selection! 
Chairs: Heidi Russell, Heather Walter

August 10, 2021 - Congressman Tom Cole
Chair of the Day: Mike Patterson    


July 20,  2021 - Online and In-Person - 179
Total Present and Makeup: 31 %

July 26,  2021 -   567

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in July!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

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

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