2018-19 Awards

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Presidential Recognition

Susan Adams – Jr. Rotarians
Lou Gasbarra – Jr. Rotarians
Bill Bowden – District Relations
Chris Griswold – Teacher of the Month
Jane Jenkins – Oklahoma City/Tulsa Relations
Tim Dowd – New Rotarian Recruitment
John Dobson – Budget
Mary Melon – Teacher of the Month and Greeters
Ron Suttles – Service Saturday
Ron Stakem – Service Saturday
Tisha Tate – Introductions
Brad Poarch – Audio Visual
Bart Binning – Audio Visual
Heather Lunsford – Wing of Rotary
Karen Youngblood – New Member Introductions
Steve Kerr – Facility & Logistics
Donita Thomas – Attendance Scanning
Jacquelyn LaMar – Luncheon Change Collection
Elizabeth Dalton – Registration Table
Harold Armstrong – Invocation
Pat Rooney – Rotary Reflections
Evan Walter – Social Media
Georgia Fiering – Care & Compassion
Susan Beaty – Dictionary Project
Carl Shortt – Special Event Photography
David Dobson – Pledge & Song Leader
Dick Hefton – Public Relations

Presidential Citation
Sherry Rhodes – Inaugural
Tim Rhodes – Inaugural
RaLayna Kennedy – Holiday Party
Dawn Byram – Holiday Party
Collins Peck – Salvation Army
John Wilkins – Dictionary Project
Mary Jenkins – New Rotarian Orientation
Chuck Wiggin – Exec. Director Search
Cliff Dougherty – One Pledge
Keith Oehlert – Wings of Rotary -District
Larry Stone – International Service
Mary Jane Calvey – International Service
Joyce Clark – District Grants
Steve Shepelwich – World Community Service
Ron Rocke – Club 29 Breakfast
Joe Fleckinger – Club 29 Breakfast
Jake Krattiger – Bylaws/Constitution Revision / AfterHours
Jill Merritt – AfterHours
Page Dobson – Executive Director Search

Vocational Service Award
Jim Clark – 51 years of service to Club 29*

Rotarians of the Year**
Larry Parman – Programs
Scott Parman – Programs

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City celebrated 108 years of Service on June 18, 2019 by awarding 49 awards!  One of them was a Lifetime Achievement Award for Vocational Service, given to Past President Jim Clark.

Jim’s dedication, leadership and continuous support of ethical conduct in his vocation exhibits the ideals of Rotary International. Additionally, Jim is a Past President and has served the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City for over 51 years. This award has only been presented three other times in the club’s history to Leland Gourley, Dean Robertson, and Ray Ackerman.

Father and son, Larry Parman and Scott Parman, were co-recipients of the 2018-19 Rotarian of the Year award for their outstanding Service as the club’s  Program Chairs.

They have made exceptional contributions and exemplified the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.”  The time that is spent ensuring the club has meaningful, thought-provoking, and relevant programs is significant.

Awards were also given to Chris Griswold for chairing Teacher of the Month, David Dobson for chairing Song Leading and Club 29 Chorale, and Past President Page Dobson for his work on the Executive Search Committee.


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