President Terri Cooper, Open World Co-Chairs, Suzanne Mitchell and Lisa Hammond with Rotarian hosts Mary Jane Calvey, Richard Ogden and Keith Oehlert pose with Azerbaijani legal experts *participating in the Open World Program. They will spend Nov 11 – Nov. 19, 2016 in Okla. City examining civic rule of law issues. Rotary Club 29 hosted the delegation at the Nov. 15 luncheon. Managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center, Open World introduces rising leaders of emerging democracies to legislative functions essential to democracy. *Aytan Alizamanli, Aynura Gozalova, Zia Guliyev,Rasul Jafarov,Samad Rahimli,Facilitator – Huseyn Panahov, Interpreter – Kamran Shahkarimov
22 Jr. Rotarians from 11 High Schools in the Okla. Area were present at the 11-15 Meeting. They are pictured with Jr. Rotarian Chair Clay Cockrill, President Terri Cooper, and Lou Gasbarra.
Leonard Sullivan with his family’s original Television. This TV was the subject of Leonard’s Reflection Article in the 11-15-16 Rotary News
In the News
Jim Bruza, chairman of Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Architecture and Engineering firm, is celebrating 50 years as an architect.
Last week Friday newspaper came out with its most powerful women addition. There are so many members of this club listed, it would take a long time to name them so I’m just going to encourage you to get a copy of Friday to see who they are.
Election of Officers and Directors
The link for electronic ballots for our election, as well as paper ballots, were sent out Nov. 14. from the Rotary office. Submission deadline is midnight on Dec. 1st. Many thanks to Mike Palmer and Blair Naifeh for making all the arrangements for this new process. If you have any questions, please call the Rotary office.
ROTARY PROJECT & ONE PLEDGE
Pledge forms to support our Annual Project are available online. This year we are supporting the purchase of a van for El Sistema Oklahoma which provides after school music education for underserved and disadvantaged school children in grades 3 to 9. Your contributions will also go to provide scholarships for Junior Rotarians, the purchase of dictionaries for third graders and support for our international and domestic projects.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
The Club will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 9. Each shift is one hour and there are various locations around the City. This is a great opportunity to do something good for the community and spend time with fellow Rotarians, family members or friends. Sign up online
The next Member Engagement “Happy Hour” will be Thursday, Nov. 17 4-7 pm at Pizzeria Gusto. RSVP
Quote of the Day comes from Mother Teresa –
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.”