News and Announcements – Jan – June 2018

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January 9, 2018 Winter Party Photos

Chair Cori Loomis; Tim Fleming; President Ellen Fleming

Past President Terri Cooper; Barbara Newey

Nathaniel and Amanda Harding; Rachel and Jake Trotter

Joyce Clark; Larry Parman; Tom and Suzan Phillips

David and Emily Stratton; Leonard Sullivan; Millie Prince Roberson

John Robberson; Lisa Synar; Lynn Robberson

Jim and Carolyn Clark; Cheryl Davenport; Page Dobson; Ron Sutor

Harry and Doris Wilson; Marion Paden

Debbie and Richard Forshee; Jim and Cindi David

Camille Gunderson; Brian Jackson; Tisha Tate: Brian Busey; RaLayna Kennedy; Dawn Byram


1-16-18

Starting this week, there will be an addition to our weekly program.  Following the singing of the National Anthem.  For many decades, Rotary Clubs and Rotarians around the world have used The Four Way Test as an instrument to develop respect and understanding among people.  The 4 Way Test was authored by a Rotarian named Herb Taylor, and he actually created it as a tool for instilling the principles of ethical behavior among the employees at his company

4 way test history

Chris Griswold, Elizabeth Dalton, Teacher of the Month Andrea Selfridge, President Ellen Fleming, Dr. Fred Rhodes – Superintendent Putnam City

Andrea graduated Summa Cum Laude from OBU with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She taught Pre-K for one year in Shawnee, but has now taught 4 and 5 grades at Hilldale Elementary School for the past 8 years.  She is active in church and enjoys volunteering in the community.

In The News
Liz Eickman has recently been awarded the Governor’s Award by the Oklahoma Arts Council. The award recognizes longtime leadership and significant contributions to the arts.

Cori Loomis has been elected Chair of the Board of the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany.

ROTARY AFTER HOURS Feb. 13 5:30 to 7:00 The Garage & Lounge 800 N. Bdwy. Our host that evening will be one of our newest Club members, Taylor Fudge.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY  – from The Ethics Guy – Bruce Weinstein. Weinstein recommends your New Year’s resolutions focus on the 5 principles of what he calls “ethical intelligence”:  1. Do No Harm; 2. Make Things Better; 3. Respect Others; 4 Be Fair; and 5. Care.


1-23-18

ROTARY PROJECT/ONE PLEDGE We are really close to our goal of $80,000. $73,745 has been pledged by 297 Club members. Reminder letters to those who have not yet pledged will be going out this week. An anonymous $2000.00 matching donation will be given, if the balance of the funds are pledged.

ROTARY AFTER HOURS    Feb. 13   5:30 to 7:00  The Garage & Lounge 800 N. Bdwy

Luncheon meeting location
Several months ago your Board and officers authorized appointment of an ad hoc Venue Committee to research alternative venues for our regular Tuesday noon meetings.  Jane Jenkins was asked to chair that Committee and she was assisted by Brad Poarch, Ashley Smith, Lisa Synar, and Devery Youngblood.

Your Board and officers voted last week to move our regular Tuesday luncheon meetings to St Luke’s United Methodist Church. The Petroleum Club management was notified yesterday that our last meeting at the Petroleum Club will be on February 27. Many thanks to Jane and her Committee for the countless hours they spent on this research. I would also like to thank the Petroleum Club management and staff for hosting us for many years.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – from Theodore Roosevelt:
“The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

1-30-18

In the News
LISA SYNAR was recently named one of the Journal Record’s 50 Women Making a Difference in Oklahoma. As a third-time nominee, Lisa was inducted into the “Circle of Excellence.” Lisa also serves as a Club 29 Board member.

STAN HUPFELD received the Oklahoma Mentoring Trailblazer Award from the Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence. Stan received the award for his pioneering work at the foundation for Integris Positive Directors Mentoring Program. For 26 years, Stan has made a commitment to mentor one child per week for at least one hour. Among other things, Stan taught one of his mentees how to play chess.

MARK MARKS JENKINS was presented the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence in recognition of her leadership of #CelebrateOklaed, a social media campaign that celebrates public education successes..

UCO PRESIDENT DON BETZ received the World Experiences Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Global Citizenship in recognition of his inclusive leadership at UCO.

ROTARY PROJECT/ONE PLEDGE We are up to $78,820($1,180 from goal) from 322 Club members!

ROTARY AFTER HOURS The evening of Feb. 13 5:30 to 7:00 The Garage & Lounge- 800 N. Bdwy

As was announced last week and in our e-newsletter, our last meeting here at the Petroleum Club will be February 27. We will start meeting at the Christian Life Center at St Lukes United Methodist Church on March 6. A letter was mailed to each Club member informing them of this change.

Thought for the Day: From Wilbur Wright 1901 ” If you are looking for perfect security, you will do well to sit on a fence and watch the birds.But if you really want to learn, you must mount a machine and become acquainted with its tricks by actual trial. ”

2-6-18

In the News
LAUREN BRANCH and JOHN HIGGINBOTHAM have each been named one of the Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEO’s by the Journal Record. Lauren and John will be honored for this recognition at an event on April 30.

DAVID GREENWELL has been recognized as the Citizen of the Year
by the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.

REMINDER – NEW MEETING LOCATION – ST. LUKE’S
As was announced last week and in our e-newsletter, our last meeting here at the Petroleum Club will be February 27. We will start meeting at the Christian Life Center at St Luke’s United Methodist Church on March 6. A letter was mailed to each Club member informing them of this change. We are preparing a FAQ to address all your burning questions. Please call or email any questions to the Club office or me.

ROTARY AFTER HOURS Feb. 13 5:30 to 7:00 The Garage & Lounge 800 W Sheridan. RSVP online or by calling the office. RSVP

Rotary OnePledge

The $80,000 goal has been reached! Thanks to all Club 29 Rotarians who participated.  We’ll be able to fully fund Dictionaries, Jr. Rotarian Scholarships, the Mental Health Assn. Oklahoma Vehicle, and Domestic and International Projects… Chip Oppenheim chaired this very successful campaign.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Warren Buffet: “Calling someone who trades actively in the market an investor is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a romantic.”


2-13-18

Scholars from the Nigh Institute of State Government with Carl Reheman; Gov. George and Donna Nigh; Dr. Jarrett Jobe – ED of Leadership at UCO

February  2018 Teacher of the Month

Chris Griswold; Pres. Ellen Fleming; Freda Deskin; Chad Harper – TOM; Edward McCabe – Navy Wing – Tinker AFB

Chad Harper has been named Teacher of the Month for February, 2018. He grew up in Mustang, graduated from UCO with a bachelor’s in English Education and began teaching at Mustang High School in 1999. He taught communications until 2006, instructed an automotive and small engine mechanics class until 2012 and started the STEM Class “Engineering Design” which he currently teaches. Chad serves on the state’s Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, sponsors the Engineering Club/Technology Student Association and also coaches high school varsity boys’ golf and varsity football. He was named one of 12 finalists in the state for Okla. Teacher of the year for 2017.

February 2018 Rotary News Network… DG Hal Stevens

IN THE NEWS

DONITA THOMAS has recently been selected as one of the Oklahoma Hospitality Club’s “Ladies in the News” and will be honored at their annual luncheon on April 6th

REMINDER – NEW MEETING LOCATION – ST. LUKE’S
First Meeting at St. Luke’s March 6th.  We will have what some of you have been waiting for: A Buffet. (Assistance will be available as well as a served meal if needed). St. Luke’s Staff and our Greeters will be at the Christian Life Center to welcome you to our new location.

Wings of Rotary Hosts Needed

Valerie Aubert, Chair of the our Wings of Rotary Committee  announced that our guests from Japan will visit OKC March 24-26. Anyone interested in hosting a couple of these young women or driving them around during the day please contact Valerie Aubert or the Club Office. Also we are looking for about 16-18 tickets to the Thunder game on March 25 so we can take our guests. If anyone has access to some for Sunday, March 25 game please advise the office.

VOCATIONAL TOUR DAY is MARCH 20TH.

Sign up here.  Paper forms will also be available at the meetings.  Kermit Frank and his Committee have done an excellent job in lining up a broad selection of 12 venues.

2-13-18 Rotary AfterHours – Chip Fudge’s Garage

Thought for the Day: GO VOTE!!!!

2-20-18

The basket collection  benefits Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign and continues to be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary International has been at the forefront of the crippling disease polio, with an ambitious goal of eradicating polio in the world. That is close to becoming reality after more than 30 years of efforts and $1.5 billion fundraising campaign by Rotarians. Our Club has collected over $5,000 in pocket change this year!

Announcements

Jake Trotter and his wife, Rachel, welcomed their new son “Theo”, who made his appearance 3 weeks earlier than expected. Rachel said Theo is doing good and Jake is “pretty good.”

Remember that NEXT WEEK, Feb 27, will be our last Tuesday luncheon meeting at the Petroleum Club. Our new meeting location will be the Christian Life Center located at the south end of St Luke’s United Methodist Church. You can find a map and parking information on our web site concerning the move, including the FAQ I promised.

Our Vocational Tour Day is March 20. Sign up form is in the Rotary News and an email went out last week with the link to sign up. Kermit Frank and his Committee have done an excellent job in lining up 12 venues.  Choose your venue

Valerie Aubert, Chair of the our Wings of Rotary Committee announced that our guests from Japan will visit OKC March 24-26. Anyone interested in hosting a couple of these young women or driving them around during the day please contact Valerie Aubert or the Club Office. Also we are looking for about 16-18 tickets to the Thunder game on March 25 so we can take our guests. If anyone has access to some for Sunday, March 25 game please advise the office.

 

Thought for the day from author and management consultant
Orrin Woodward:
“One person with commitment accomplishes more than a thousand with an opinion”

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