Thanks to Brian Jackson of the Woody Candy Co. for post-Halloween treats, and emphasizing the importance of local retail!!
The Annual Election of Rotary Officers and Directors
As provided in the bylaws our annual election is upcoming. For the first time, we will be going online to vote electronically. Members who do not have an email address and members who make a request in writing will receive a paper ballot. The written request for a paper ballot can be completed at the registration desk at the Nov. 8 meeting, can be submitted to the office by email or submitted by written request to the Rotary office. The request must be received by the office by 4 p.m. November 9. Anyone requesting a paper ballot will NOT receive the email to vote electronically. The Legal and Ballot Committee, especially Mike Palmer and Blair Naifeh, along with Shirley and Cheryl have worked many, many hours researching and organizing this process. With so many members, this is designed to facilitate our election process. The report of the Nominating Committee naming the candidates for office will be announced at the Nov. 8 Tuesday’s meeting.
Rotary OnePledge/Project funds the annual project (El Sistema Oklahoma), Jr. Rotarian scholarships, Dictionaries, and International/Domestic Projects. A total of $80,000 is needed. Please pledge!
In the News!!
Tara LaClair, attorney with Crowe & Dunlevy, was featured in the business Q & A in the Oklahoman on the subject of severance confidentiality agreements and the SEC. Rand Elliott was featured in the Business section of the Sunday Oklahoman in an article about his 40 years in architecture. Michael Whittington was celebrated along with his staff at the Oklahoma City Museum of art for their blockbuster show of Matisse in his Time.
Quotes of the Day
From freelance writer and blogger Amy Bizzari – “In our increasingly homogenized and globalized world, cities that hold on tightly to their family-owned, distinctive businesses are more likely to attract visitors, entrepreneurs, and new investment.”
Bryant McGill, author, activist and social entrepreneur
“We must plant trees, grow gardens instead of lawns, ride bicycles when we can and support responsible local businesses over big brands.”