July 19, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 2
July 19, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 2
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

July 19, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 2
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream      
 Roy Williams became the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on January 1, 2004, after having served as Executive Vice President of Economic Development since mid-2002.

Roy has held numerous executive leadership positions in Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations in Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma. Some of these include the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Department of Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (Arizona), the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce (Ohio), and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. His experience in economic development has not just been limited to domestic activities. Roy also directed international trade and investment offices in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, India, Belgium, Germany and Mexico.  READ MORE 

Chair of the Day: Tom McDaniel
Invocation: Billy Coyle
Introduction of Guests: Terri Cooper
Pledge/Song Leader:  Brittany Attaway
Registration: Evan Walter, Mary Blankenship Pointer
Attendance Scanners/Greeters:  Valerie Aubert, Alan Schaefer, Cori Loomis
Roving Microphone: Bart Binning
Menu: House salad; Mexican salad- kale, queso fresco, black bean, avocado, jicama, corn, smoked onion vinegrette; Guacamole, salsa and chips; Ancho chili salmon with poblano cream sauce and mango salsa: Carne Asada with serrano slaw; Rice and Beans    

Club 29 Breakfast

July 21, 2022
Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room

Speaker:  Gary Banz, Executive Director Force 50 Foundation, History of the C247 Sk;ytrain Aircraft and Tinker Air Force Base
In the News
If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!


Breaking Up with your Comfort Zone is Hard to Do

by Emily Lang

When I was 17 my mom and one of my teachers conspired to enter me into our county scholarship pageant. It wasn’t that I was some great beauty – it was that I was painfully shy, and they thought forcing me out of my comfort zone would help. When they approached me with the idea, I distinctly remember them telling me what a good chance this was to earn some money for college.

“Besides, it’ll be good for you,” my mom said, gently encouraging her always resistant teenage daughter.

I really, really didn’t want to participate, but I also wanted to go to college, so I agreed. We bought a swimsuit, borrowed a dress and began practicing interview questions after school.

When it came time to pick a talent, I tried out several ideas before we landed on a song. A few vocal lessons with the local band teacher later, we were all surprised to learn I could sing a little.

As the big day drew near, my nerves began to ramp up. To help us prepare for the actual pageant, the organizers took a small group of pageant participants to several local schools, where we would “preview” our talents. I sang on stage in front of my entire high school at an assembly arranged just for the occasion, and there too, people were surprised to learn I had a decent voice. 


Vocational Day - August 2, 2022
No meeting at St. Luke's
Please choose one of 15 venues to tour
Deadline July 26, 2022

Vocational Day Sign Up Form


Rotary AfterHours

August 9, 2022 | 5:30-7:00pm
The Ellison Rooftop | 6201 N. Western
Cash Bar
Bring Guests!

2022-23 Committee Selection Form
It is committee sign-up time for our membership. Our committees and your involvement in those committees is what makes our Rotary Club so outstanding in serving our community needs. Also, getting engaged in those committees is a wonderful way to work with your fellow Rotarians and getting to know them better and enhancing our  commitment to “Service Above Self.” 
Make your committee selection today!

North West OKC Rotary changes meeting location

The North West OKC Rotary Club will be moving its meeting location from the Greens Golf & Country Club to Quail Creek Golf & Country Club 3501 Quail Creek Road, OKC, OK 73120 starting Tuesday March 22, 2022. North West OKC Rotary will continue to meet each Tuesday at noon.   

 District 5750 Newsletter - July 2022  Online Newsletter

"Imagine Rotary." What a great theme from Rotary International for my year as your Governor. It is a fun and exciting time of renewed hope, dreams, and like our theme, imagination of a great year for Rotary. 
I have had the pleasure of installing offers for this year's Rotary Clubs  at Woodward, Ponca City, west Oklahoma City, South OKC and attending clubs in action in OKC Sunrise, Yukon, and soon Clinton!
I stand on the shoulders of our great past district governors and ever thankful for Will Beckman, Chuck Musgrave, Matt Tipton, Angela Rickman, Michelle Schaefer, and so many others for their leadership. Jeanean Yanish Jones (DGE), Jack Werner (DGN), PDG Megan Law (District Administrator), and PDG Lance Singleton (District Treasurer) have had several meetings planning our year of service on your behalf. 

My goals are simple but will need a team of dedicated club presidents to enact:

     1. Showing care & concern for our Rotarians in our clubs.
     2. Engaging every Rotarian in our clubs to be involved in service of their choosing!
     3. Forming a "Rotary Rapid Repair" team to help clubs by going to them at their location to help                   with the forms, proceedures, memberships, etc.

I agree with our Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. As I heard her speak these words, "We don't have a problem bringing members into Rotary. We struggle to keep them." Let's keep our members while bringing in new members!
Let's embrace change, new club models, retains traditions that work, and as RIPE Jennifer says, let's adapt and retool. She goes on to say "You don't imagine yesterday... you imagine tomorrow. 
I am full of excitement for 2022-2023 and I look forward to meeting you all!
Deena Fisher
District Governor 2022-2023  

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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.
July 26, 2022 -Adria Berry, Executive Director -  OMMA: Marijuana Update
August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day - Various Venues   

Upcoming Events

August 2, 2022 - Vocational Day   No Meeting at St. Luke's 
Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens


July 12, 2022 In-Person, Online, Makeup:  215
Total Present and Makeup:   38% 

July 18, 2022 - 595

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in July!

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