January 26, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 27
January 26, 2021 | Volume 109 | No. 27
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

January 26,  2021| Volume 109| No. 27
Live Streamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church |11:45a  | No Club 29 Breakfast

 Live at 11:55

If any need technology help accessing the live stream, reach out to the office for assistance.
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Covid-19 Preparedness Plan     
Please remember to register your attendance, and make your meal credit choice in the form
during the livestream. The form is located in the action tab.
Because of the spike in Covid-19 cases, our meeting has reverted to a virtual format following the board policy guidelines set in place.  Our virtual format will still be filmed from St. Luke's utilizing all of the people that it takes to run a meeting, but it will not include an audience.

white house transition  

Anita B. McBride is currently an executive in residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She previously served as assistant to President George W. Bush and chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush from 2005 to 2009, directing the staff’s work on the wide variety of domestic and global initiatives in which Mrs. Bush was involved with primary responsibility for the First Lady’s work to support US foreign policy objectives in human rights, women’s empowerment, global health, and human freedom. McBride's White House service spans two decades and three presidential administrations, including as Director of White House Personnel under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush; and as Director of the U.S. Speaker's Bureau at the United States Information Agency. Also under President George W. Bush, McBride served as a special assistant for White House Management; as senior advisor in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Organizations and as the State Department's White House liaison.


Larry Wagner 


Clayton Taylor

In the News

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


The Aftermath: Rule of Law and Elections
by Bart Binning, Ed.D.

The day of the riot in the Nation’s Capitol, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, now a director of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, issued a statement that said, in part:

What we witnessed was a stain on our democracy -- whatever your political views -- that must never be repeated… Peaceful protest is a long held right of democracies but that is not what happened today.
The desecration of the US Capitol building is a flagrant violation of the rule of law and an attack on the democratic processes that have been underway. Those who participated should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The United States of America has long been an example to countries around the world for our commitment to democracy and the peaceful transfer of power, even during the most difficult of times. (1)

I doubt that there are any that disagree with the sentiments of Dr. Rice. However, if we are to move forward, we need to understand the past and uncover the root causes for the struggles of the past. In short, we need to understand the answer to a common WHY.
In problem solving one needs to separate symptoms from the underlying problems; fixing a symptom does not solve what is wrong. The rule-of-thumb in problem solving is to ask the question WHY, a minimum of three times. If you find an answer to the WHY question, it is a symptom - ask WHY again. When you no longer have an answer to the WHY question, you have identified the problem.



In Memoriam 

The Rotary Club 29 Foundation gratefully acknowledges memorial gifts in memory of Tom Parrish  from Juhree Wendl, Jeff Brown, Mary  Jane Calvey, Richard Parrish, Jennifer Parrish Atkins, Dela Steinthorsson, and Renee Wilson

If you would like to make a donation to the Rotary Club 29 Foundation in memory of someone,
you may make that donation here.

Angela Rickman
District 5750 Governor

January 2021 - District News

Happy New Year!
This month is vocational service month at Rotary. There are many great ideas from other clubs and districts across the world, so I thought I would share a few of them that I found here.  

1. Present a vocational award to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement and high ethical standards. Promote the presentation in the community.
2. Help young people prepare for their careers by sponsoring a character-building project, virtual career day, or virtual mentorship program.
3. Support professional development in the community by sponsoring a professional networking event or workshop, or start a career counseling program to help unemployed or underemployed adults compete in the job market.  
4. Have club members volunteer their vocational skills on a community or international service project. 

I hope these ideas give you some inspiration and thoughts on serving our community in January and throughout the year.

Rotary Virtual After Hours - Via Zoom

February 9, 2021 | 5:30-6:30
Featuring a virtual tour of the soon to be oppened Okla. Convention Center

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate .5% of qualified purcheses to the Rotary 29 Foundation.  No fees, no extra cost! Sign up both personal AND business accounts TODAY!

Rotary Club 29 Foundation Amazon Smile   OR

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Or Scan in the QR Code in the photo 

New Address for the Rotary Office!!

Please update your records, forward to Accounts Payable, or please update your online bank payment service.
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City
625 N.W. 13th St.  Ste 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Contact email:
Executive Director Megan Law - megan@okcrotary.com
Membership Services  Cheryl Byrd - cheryl@okcrotary.com

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home 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.com 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.  


February 2, 2021-  Kevin Stitt - Governor - State of Oklahoma
Chair of the Day - Jerrod Shouse

February 9, 2021 - Vince Lombardo - Heartland Payment Solutions
Chair of the Day - To Be Announced   


January 19, 2021
In Person and Online: 97
Total Present and Makeup:  No attendance requirement

January 20, 2021 -  556 

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 38 years to 1 year.     


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in January!

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