Oct. 17, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 15
Oct. 17, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 15
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

October 17, 2023 |  Volume 112 | No.  15
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am  

The Arts in OKC Panel

MICHAEL BARON (Producing Artistic Director) – At Lyric he directed Concerto, The Prom, Carousel, Head Over Heels, Master Class, Grease, Lyric Kids' Clubhouse, Frost/Nixon, Titanic, Singin’ in the Rain, Bright Star, When We’re Gone (world premiere), Disney’s Freaky Friday, Fun Home, Disney’s When You Wish, James and the Giant Peach, I Am My Own Wife, Assassins, Fiddler on the Roof, Dreamgirls, Mann...And Wife (world premiere), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (world premiere), Big Fish with David Elder and Tony-nominee Emily Skinner, Oklahoma!, An Inspector Calls, READ MORE
Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye is a choreographer, arts advocate, teacher, and Oklahoma City Ballet’s seventh Artistic Director since its founding in 1963. Originally from central Maine, Jolicoeur-Nye began his ballet training with Andrei Bossov at the age of 16, and after graduating from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, he danced professionally for Eugene Ballet, Ballet Idaho, Kansas City Ballet, plus many guest roles throughout North America before retiring from the stage in 2016. READ MORE
Elizabeth Gray is the Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation and General Manager of OKC Broadway. She was appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors by Oklahoma City’s Mayor Cornett in 2012 and transitioned to Executive Director in 2015.  Prior to the Civic Center Foundation, she was the Director of Corporate Operations for Walters Power International, an Oklahoma based power development company. READ MORE
Sunny Cearley serves as President/CEO for Allied Arts. Cearley came to Allied Arts from her role as Senior Vice President of Membership for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Prior to that, she spent almost a decade leading sales efforts for The Journal Record Publishing Company. Before working in the arts full-time, Cearley sat on the executive committee for The Civic Center Foundation and on the advisory board for El Sistema Oklahoma. 

Chair of the Day: Kathy Williams
Attendance Scanner/Greeters:  Kelly Kay, Peggy Kates
Registration:  Julia Kirt, Jim English
Introduction of Guests: Brooke Haneborg
Invocation/Pledge Leader:  Franci Hart
Roving Microphone: David Battles

Menu: Fall salad; Pea salad;  Mashed potatoes;  Green beans; Meatloaf; Chicken; Roll   

club 29 breakfast

Oct. 19, 2023 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Chairs:  Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert

Speaker:  Amir Farzaneh, Immigration business law


Join or Die

by Byron Jackson
The non-profit agency, Possibilities, Inc., and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber recently partnered to show the documentary film, Join or Die at the Yale Event Center.  Join or Die, one of Dead Center Film Festival’s 2023 featured documentaries, is a film about why you should join a club and why the fate of America may depend on it.  The documentary follows the half-century story of America's civic unraveling through the journey of legendary social scientist, Robert Putnam, whose groundbreaking "Bowling Alone" research into America's decades-long decline in community connections could hold the answers to our democracy's present crisis.

The film highlights a handful of long-standing, credible, community organizations, one of which is Rotary.  The documentary shared the story of how Rotary started with the vision of one man, Paul Harris, the Chicago attorney who formed the club in 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.  The message of this film may strongly resonate with Rotarians and specifically those in OKC’s Club 29 where through our involvement as members, we have experienced the benefits of deepening community involvement, personal and professional connections, and opportunities for collaboration.  READ MORE



The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully acknowledges a memorial gift in memory of Dr. James Lowe from Jeff Brown. 
Annual Onepledge benefiting the Dragonfly Home, High School Rotarians, and Literacy Project
Please make your pledge now.  

Rotary AfterHours

11-14-2023 | 5:30-7:00
Restore OKC
2222 NE 27th St.

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    

Upcoming Events

November 14, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - Restore OKC
December 1, 2023 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing 
January 9, 2024 - Rotary Winter Party
January 27, 2024 - Pickleball Tournament
April 24-28, 2024 - Multi District Conference - Choctaw Resort & Casino
4216 US-69, Durant, OK  74701

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App 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.


Oct. 24, 2023 - "Dark Ride" - Lou Berney, Author
Oct. 31, 2023 - Congresswoman Stephanie Bice 


Oct. 10, 2023 - Online, In-Person, Makeups: 223
Total Present and Makeup -  39%
Oct. 10 , 2023 -   585

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in October!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 44 years to 1 year.

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