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”


2-27-18

This year’s basket collection benefits Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign and continues to be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Our Club has collected over $5,000 in pocket change this year.

THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING AT THE PETROLEUM CLUB which has been our home for almost 20 years. We would like to thank the staff at the Club for hosting us for
all these years, and especially we want to thank the dedicated team of food servers.

The club also personally thanks our Club’s Media & AV Committee, chaired by Bart Binning and Brad Poarch, with Committee members David Battles, Marty O’Gwynn and Dick Wegener. This Committee, along with Cheryl Byrd, always arrive early and spend significant time preparing for and videoing our meetings. Starting next week, those weekly tasks will be assumed by the technical staff at St Luke’s under the supervision of our AV Committee.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Our new meeting location will be the Christian Life Center located at the south end of St Luke’s United Methodist Church. Everyone should enter the south door, facing 14th, between Robinson and Harvey. You can find a map and parking information on our website, including the FAQ I promised. Please arrive a little early so you can orient yourselves to this new location.

Our Vocational Tour Day is March 20. Sign up form is in the Rotary News. Kermit Frank and his Committee have done an excellent job in lining up 12 venues.

Valerie Aubert, Chair of the our Wings of Rotary Committee announced  that our student guests from Japan will visit OKC March 24-26. Anyone interested in assisting with driving the young folks 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 Groucho Marx: “Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men. The other 999 follow women.”

3-6-18

THANK YOU TO OUR CLUB 29 MEMBERS: BOB LONG AND PHIL GREENWALD for making this historic move so smooth. We feel very welcome and comfortable here at the Christian Life Center.
Our Club has had only had 7 previous meeting locations before this move. The Club 1st met at The Savoy Cafe until 1913; 2nd location was the Huckins Hotel; 3rd was the Biltmore Hotel; 4th was the Skirvin Tower, 5th was the Skirvin Hotel; 6th was the Sheraton Hotel; 7th was the Petroleum Club. Meeting History Video

Click here=>Pictures by Carl Shortt from yesterday’s first meeting at St. Luke’s

 

Guest of Dr. Mary Jane Calvey was DR. GIOCONDA GAUDIANO  from the Rotary Club of Panama City.  She was the leading inspiration for the very successful Rotary International Global Grant through which Club 29 partnered with the Rotary Club of Panama City to eradicate scabies in the indigenous population of the Kuna Yale islands off the coast of Panama.  A chair of the projects committee of the Panama City Club, her appeals to the Kuna chiefs and the village mothers for treatment of skin cancer and scabies infestation enabled our clubs to implement the very successful project  View the Video 

FREDA DESKIN   recognized the Oklahoma Charter Schools Association’s Teacher of Significance:  DR. CLARISSA URBINA  from the ASTEC CHARTER SCHOOL.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

VOCATIONAL TOUR DAY     MARCH 20     Please remember to sign up for the numerous tour locations available.  Kermit Frank has done an excellent job with his committee in creating a selection of 12 venues.  Choose your venue

Our student guests from Japan will visit OKC  March 24-26 as part of our Wings of Rotary initiative.   Anyone interested in assisting with driving the young folks around during the day please contact Valerie Aubert  valandmarty@sbcglobal.net or the Club Office.

Rotary AFTER HOURS WILL BE MARCH 13TH   at BRENT’S CAJUN SEAFOOD IN EDMOND, 3005 S. Broadway RSVP

Thought for the Day “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin

3-13-18

ROTARIANS IN THE NEWS

Jane Sutter has been named 2018 Oklahoma Mother of the Year by the American Mothers organization. Jane will be honored at the American Mothers Convention next month.

John Semtner, has been selected an “Achiever Under 40” by The Journal Record.

Susan McVey will be presented with the Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award by the Library Endowment Trust at the Literary Voices event on April 12th.

Mike Turpen, has been reappointed to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Don Betz and Lou Kerr have been designated by Governor Fallin as Oklahoma Creative Ambassadors. At a ceremony on April 9th Don will be presented the award in the category of Education, and Lou in the category of Philanthropy and Community Development.

Dr. Donna Nelson, Professor of Chemistry at OU, was awarded a Citation of Recognition by the Oklahoma State Legislature commending her on her election as President of the American Chemical Society and her continuing service to the scientific community in Oklahoma, the US, and abroad. And of interest to our speaker today, Dr. Nelson has also supported Oklahoma law enforcement system in prosecutions involving drugs and chemicals.

2017-18 OnePledge – Project Check Presentation

Chip Oppenheim presented the Mental Health Association Oklahoma a check for $30,000.  The MHAO will purchase a large vehicle to transport those in need to Lottie House.  MHAO was the recipient of the 2017-18 Rotary Club 29 Grant. Present from the MHAO were Mike Brose – CEO, and Beth Svetlic – Director of Recovery Services.

Chip Oppenheim; Mike Brose; Beth Svetlic; President Ellen Fleming

ANNOUNCEMENTS

After Hours will be 5:30 TONIGHT, March 13, at Brent’s Cajun Seafood in Edmond. 3005 S. Broadway

The Service Saturday Committee, Chaired by Dave Ortloff, is recruiting volunteers to help at the Redbud Classic run on Sunday April 8th @ 1:00. Volunteers are needed to man a water station. Please call the office or Dave to volunteer. (dave@dillinghambenefits.com)

In Sympathy
On a sad note, former member Tom Hoskison passed away and services are pending.

 

NEXT MEETING WE WILL NOT HAVE A REGULAR MEETING AS IT IS VOCATIONAL TOUR DAY – Kermit Frank is Chairman. There are a few openings at selected venues if you have not yet signed up for a tour. Please call the Rotary office for more information.

Thought for the Day From General George Patton:
“Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom”.


3-20-18

140+ Rotarians attended Rotary Vocational Tour Day at 11 different locations.  Kermit Frank, Chair

OMRF – Penny Voss Host

Devon Energy – Lance McDaniel / Mark McDaniel Hosts

Okla. City Zoo – Dwight Lawson, Host

Tom and Kathleen Stevenson Okla. City Zoo

ADG/ Museum 21C – Betsy Brunsteter and Matt Cowden Hosts

Palomar – Bob Funk Jr./ Kim Garrett Hosts

Positive Tomorrows – Susan Agel Host

Tinker AFB – Bill Bowden Host

Dolese Davis Quarry – Host Kermit Frank

Okla. Media – Chris Reen and Clytie Bunyan Hosts

Bricktown Ballpark Host Michael Byrnes

 

KFOR/ KAUT – Wes Milbourn Host

 


3-27-18

Basket Collection Designation

Our basket collection through the rest of my term as President will go to support services that benefit the students of the OKC Public Schools. This is a very uncertain time for those students, and if there is in fact a teacher walkout next week that requires schools to close, the most immediate impact on students will be very basic: A need to eat. A large % of the students in the OKC Schools system are on free or reduced cost meals, and many of them receive their best and only hot meal at school each day. In addition, those students whose parents work will need someplace to go during what would have been a school day. There are several agencies in OKC whose mission is to provide services to school age kids that are preparing to step up and expand those services – the Boys & Girls Club is one example. But there is a cost to expanding those services. That’s where you come in.

In consulting with Mary Melon who runs the OKC Public Schools Foundation and Debby Hampton who runs our United Way of Central OK, I learned there is a way for the United Way to distribute funds to those various support organizations that are United Way partner agencies, in the event of an emergency. I’ve decided that we will be giving March 27th’s  basket collection to the OKC Public Schools Foundation to help with expenses of food distribution. In the event there is no teacher walkout , your donations will be made to the United Way, for further distribution to United Way Partner Agencies that support our young people in need.

Paul Harris Fellows presentation

44 Club 29 Rotarians received Paul Harris Fellows credentials 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELI AND LESLIE HELLMAN on the birth of their first child, son Ethan Lucas.

Please remember to register for the District Conference Dinner on Sat evening April 28 at the new Edmond Conference center. It is FREE to Rotarians and there is a small charge for your spouse. Should be a very fun event with a world reknowned magician as entertainment. You can find a link to register on our website.

APRIL ROTARY AFTER HOURS April 10th at McClintock Saloon & Chop House, 2227 Exchange Avenue – 5:30 to 7:00

THE SERVICE SATURDAY COMMITTEE, Chaired by Dave Ortloff, is recruiting volunteers to help at the Redbud Classic run on Sunday April 8th @ 1:00. Volunteers are needed to man a water station. Please call the office or Dave to volunteer.

I want to thank Kermit Frank and his Vocational Tour Day Committee. I received a lot of positive feedback about how entertaining, educational and fun it was to visit the various worksites of your fellow Rotarians.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”.

4-3-18

Guests at the meeting were Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Tulsa. President Mike Homan

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

April Rotary Afterhours  next Tuesday evening April 10th at McClintock Saloon & Chop House, 2227 Exchange Avenue – 5:30 to 7:00

The Service Saturday committee, chaired by Dave Ortloff, is recruiting volunteers to help at the Redbud Classic run on Sunday April 8th @ 1:00. Volunteers are needed to man a  water station.  Please call the office or Dave to volunteer.

District Conference

Saturday evening, April 28th at the new Edmond Conference Center. It is free to Rotarians and $65 for your spouse. Should be a fun event with a world renowned magician as entertainment. You can find a link to register on our website.

Thought for the Day: A quote from the early 1800’s that is still relevant today, from American attorney, soldier and write Albert Pike: “ What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal”.


4-10-18

Jr. Rotarian Graduation Day welcomed this year’s class of Junior Rotarians. Our Club has participated in the Junior Rotarian program for high school seniors since the 1920’s. Many members of our Club today had their first Rotary experience as a Junior Rotarian with us – Jim Clark is one. We look forward to having our current class of Junior Rotarians continue that tradition by joining our Club in the future.

Our special thanks to this year’s Co-Chairs of our Junior Rotarian Program, Lou Gasbarra and Susan Adams, who’ve spent many hours coaching, leading, and herding, but more importantly, imparting the Rotary values to this year’s program participants.

Jr. Rotarian Co-Chair Susan Adams; Acting president Ken Nguyen – Classen SAS; Acting Introductions Joshua Wyland -Western Heights; President Ellen Fleming; OSU Head Football coach Mike Gundy; Acting Chair of the Day Langley Branan; Acting Invocator Erica Browne; OSU President Burns Hargis

25 Jr. Rotarians from 14 high schools. $19,500 in scholarships made possible by the Annual OnePledge.

Announcements

REMINDER – Everyone please remember to be sure to have your badge scanned so we have an accurate count for lunch.

Rotary AFTER HOURS is this evening at McClintock Saloon & Chop House, 2227 Exchange Ave, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Thanks to Mike McAuliffe for these photos from the AfterHours at McClintock’s

Thanks also to DAVE ORTLOFF and Service Saturday committee members who handed out water at the RedBud Race on April 8, Sunday.

Thought for the Day: From famous football player, coach and NFL Executive Vince Lombardi: “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society. ”


4-17-18

Membership announcement: Sponsor a member!!
It has been several months since I mentioned membership growth. Let me give you an update: The good news is that we’ve added 30 new members since July 1. The bad news is that we’ve lost around 60, so our total membership is down to 615. Much of this loss is understandable, as our members age and find themselves no longer able to drive to meetings. And we always have a number of members each year who relocate away from OKC or whose careers change, so naturally they resign. Because of this natural attrition, it is necessary to recruit regularly if we want to retain our status as one of the largest, if not the largest Club in the world. Now that we have a terrific new meeting location here at St Luke’s, which is much more convenient to get to, I am asking that each of you propose someone for membership in our Club. Since the best way to see if a prospective member is interested is to expose them to the Club, start by inviting them to a meeting as your guest. To help with that initial step, your Board has decided to offer you this incentive: If you bring someone to lunch as your guest and then nominate that person for membership, we will reimburse you for that lunch expense. One reimbursement per prospective member, please. If you’ve never proposed someone for membership, I encourage you to channel your inner Russell Westbrook and ask yourself “Why not?” I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy the nomination process is. If you have any questions, or want to nominate someone now, call the office and talk to Shirley,or call President Ellen or Jerrod Shouse, our Membership Chair.

=>Online Nomination Form

Rotarians in the News:
Marnie Taylor will receive the President’s Spirit of Commitment Award from the Junior League of OKC at the League’s Legacy & Legends Reception on April 12th. This award recognizes community leaders who have created real change in the local community through significant volunteer achievement and commitment to the community. Congratulations, Marnie!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Club 29 Board Member- Elect Marty O’Gwynn has notified us that he will be leaving OCU and Oklahoma City and taking a new position with North Greensville University in South Carolina, and thus must resign from Club 29 this month. Your Board voted at its meeting last week to ask Blair Naifeh to assume Marty’s Board position effective July 1 and Blair has graciously agreed. Blair received the next highest # of votes for the Board position in last year’s election. I personally want to thank Marty for his service as a Club member, especially helping with our AV at the Petroleum Club. We wish him well in South Carolina.

Volunteer Help Needed
As you may remember one of our Club’s project that received funding as a District Grant will benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The grant is paying for materials to support caregivers who take care of friends and family members affected by Alzheimer’s. We need volunteers from our Club to help assemble the bags that will be distributed to caregivers. We are meeting at 4 pm on Tuesday May 8 at the Alzheimer’s Association offices at 63rd and Broadway Extension to put these bags together. We only have 125 to assemble, which won’t take very long. More details on our website.

DISTRICT CONFERENCE Saturday evening, April 28th at the new Edmond Conference Center. It is free to Rotarians and $65 for your spouse. Should be a fun event with a world renowned magician as entertainment. You can find a link to register on our website.

And finally – we have another newlywed among us. Miles Pringle was married on Friday April 6, right here at St Luke’s. Please join me in congratulating Miles and his new bride Andrea.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
From the always-quotable Will Rogers, Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, who provided an epigram on his most famous epigram, which read: “When I die, my epitaph, or whatever you call those signs on gravestones, is going to read: “I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn’t like.” Rogers went on to say, “I am so proud of that, I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved.”

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