August 29, 2023 | Vol. 112 | No. 8
August 29, 2023 | Vol. 112  | No. 8
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 29, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 8 
In Person and livestreamed from St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55am
Livestream link | 11:55am

Panel: Asian business in okla. city 

Andrea Schultz
Asian District Exec. Director
Thuan Nguyen
Victor Flores
Asian Chamber of Commerce
Chair of the Day/ Moderator:  Thuan Nguyen
Attendance Scanner/Greeters:  John Robberson, Sherry Rhodes
Registration: Cliff Dougherty, Evan Walter
Introduction of Guests: Christopher Lloyd
Introduction of the Teacher of the Month:  Steve Kerr
Invocation/Pledge Leader:  Drew Edmondson
Roving Microphone:  Bobby Mills
Menu:  House Salad;  Build your own rice bowls with beef or chicken; Assorted vegetables

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast

August 31, 2023
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 
Bud Oehlert & Susan McVey, Chairs
Speaker:   Ford Austin - "2023 SAG-AFTRA / WGA Strike. AI, Residuals & our creative future"


Oklahoma Trivia

by Drew Edmondson
Slapout is а town in Beaver County, 20 miles west of Мау. I once asked my father-in-law, а western Oklahoma farmer and former legislator, if Slapout was а western Oklahoma version of an eastern Oklahoma shootout. Не allowed it was рrоbably because the store there was famously "slap out" of whatever а customer asked for.

The book, Oklahoma Place Names by George Н. Shirk supported my father-in-law's position.

I looked up Hobart for а commencement speech and learned that it was named for Garrett А. Hobart of New Jersey, Vice President under William McКinley. Hobart died of а heart attack during McКinley's first term and Theodore Roosevelt was picked for the second term. Then McКinley was assassinated in 1901 and Roosevelt became President.

The Hobart graduates were told that if Hobart had watched his cholesterol he could have been President. А life lesson.  
In Oklahoma we have five Jacksons, four towns and one county. Two towns were named for President Andrew Jackson, one for Jacob Jackson, а prominent Choctaw, and one for David W. Jackson, its first postmaster. Jackson County, however, was named for General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, a confederate hero

Other counties which are named for presidents include Jefferson, Grant, Lincoln, Garfield and Washington. In addition, we have towns named for Roosevelt (Theodore), Grant, Lincoln, Garfield, Cleveland, Taft and Washington. And two counties named for presidential wannabees, Bryan and Blaine.  Washington, in McClain County, was named for George Washington, but this George was а Caddo chief.    READ MORE


Cash Bar - Bring Guests

August Teacher of the Month

Steve Kerr will introduce Faisal Madni, physical education teacher at Wheeler Middle School, as the August 2023 Teacher of the Month. 

Project Dedication - Uganda - Oct. 1-7, 2023

October 1-7, 2023
Approximately $1400 On Ground Costs
$1250 air travel assistance available from RC29 Fdn
Coordinated and accompanied by Pilgrim Africa Representatives
Kampala, Katakwi and Soroti Nile River Lodge
If interested, please contact Clayton Taylor

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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.
Sept. 5, 2023 -   Oklahoma State Budget – Senator Roger Thompson
Sept. 12, 2023 -   Ground Zero – Becky & Barry Switzer Dog & Trainer

Upcoming Events 

Sept. 12, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - Restaurant 74 - Cash Bar | Bring Guests
December 1, 2023 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing 
January 9, 2024 - Rotary Winter Party


August 22, 2023 -  Online, In-person & Makeups:  227
Total Present & Makeup:  40% 
August 22, 2023: 583 


Happy birthday to Rotarians born in August!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - August, 2023
 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 56 years to 1 year.    

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Email Us         405.235.5100
625 NW 13th Street, Ste 105, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
625 NW 13th Street Ste 105 | Oklahoma City, OK 73103 US
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