In the News:
Will and Nichole McGarry had a baby girl “Madeline Grace” on June 10th. Will is recuperating and doing well.
ROTARY AFTER HOURS – July 10 at SKYLINE – on the Bricktown Canal – 12 E. California Ave # 300. 5:30 to 7:00 cash bar.
Photos from AfterHours at Skyline!
MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT We have lost members in the last few years. Because of this attrition, the Membership Recruitment Committee needs your help The Club remains the second largest club with 610 members and Birmingham Is the largest with 655. Nashville is # 3 with 586. As Past President Jerome said “new members are the lifeblood of our Club.” You will be surprised as easy it is to propose a member. If you know of someone who should be in Rotary, please call Shirley, Tim Dowd Membership Chair Online Membership Form
Rotary Past Presidents Congratulate Tom Phillips at his first meeting!
On JULY 31 we will not meet at St. Luke’s. The meeting will be held at the Oklahoma City University School of Law @ 800 N. Harvey. Parking and entrance details
From President Tom:
Goals for 2018-19:
- To have a very successful “One Pledge Campaign”. The “One Pledge” is our annual fundraiser and it covers our project of the year, our dictionary project, Jr. Rotarian scholarships, Domestic and International Projects.
- To increase membership. Over the last couple of years, our membership has declined due to natural attrition. Not just for the sake of getting bigger, but because the larger we are, the more we can help others. To that end, I’m asking everyone in the club to do one think this year – just invite one guest to a meeting. That’s all! That’s 600 guests over 12 months. Incidentally, we are still #2 in the Rotary world, trailing Birmingham by about 40 members. As Judge Holmes said, “New members are the lifeblood of the club.”
- As we consider guests, be on the lookout for a younger demographic. When I joined in 1989, I was one of the youngest members, but I was energized by the work and commitment of the older members. Let’s introduce other younger prospects to our dedication —– to Club 29.
Thought for the Day -from the great philosopher Yogi Berra: “You can observe a lot, just by watching.”