Our Club

Welcome from the President

Service Above Self. From the day we become Rotarians, we immediately become familiar with the Rotary motto. Its origin is traced to 1911 at the second Rotary convention, held in Portland, Oregon, where the phrase was inspired. Today those three words connect us to 1.2 million other Rotarians in more than 35,000 clubs around the world.

At the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, service is at the center of everything we do. We are proud to be the oldest and largest civic club in Oklahoma. More importantly, our commitment to service gives us the ability to be the most impactful. Over the past year we made quite an impact; our annual OnePledge campaign raised a record amount to fund a community playground, scholarships, and our literacy program. We created the Helping Hands program to match member donations to community nonprofits, and we used meal savings to support Oklahoma City’s most vulnerable citizens and frontline healthcare workers. We rang bells for the Salvation Army, and our Service Saturday committee joined with several metro clubs to develop a long-term plan to clean up and restore historic Rotary Park in South Oklahoma City.

Internationally, we were involved with important efforts in Poland, Honduras, Guatemala, and India. And, for the first time in modern history, we are the lead club in a major Global Grant for which we will raise significant funds to diagnose and treat malaria in Uganda.

You can see why I believe we are the most impactful civic club in Oklahoma! I am grateful to be a member of a Rotary Club that lives up to the motto Service Above Self. I am so thankful that you are a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, and I look forward to seeing everything that we will accomplish together over the coming year!

Sincerely,
Jerrod Shouse

 

Rotary Club of OKC History

With over 600 members, Club 29 is one of the largest clubs in Rotary International, and it is also one of the friendliest. We welcome guests and visiting Rotarians from all over the world at our weekly luncheon meetings.

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Visiting Our Club

Downtown Meeting:

The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City has two weekly meetings: The 11:45am, Tuesday meeting at the Christian Life Center (CLC) at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and the 7:00am Thursday morning meeting currently held at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.

Parking Information:

Please park in either the South, West, or Southwest Parking Lots, and enter the CLC at the 14th Street entrance between Harvey and Robinson

Club 29 Foundation

The mission of the Rotary Club 29 Foundation is: “To Support the Philanthropic Activities of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.” The foundation is independent from the club, but it does not solicit or accept funding requests other than from the club, and the foundation board ultimately makes funding decisions.

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Officers and Board of Directors

Jerrod Shouse
President
Wes Milbourn
President-Elect
Lesli Massad
Secretary
Bill Hughes
Treasurer
Kermit Frank
Sergeant at Arms
David Walters
Past President
Lisa B. Synar
Assistant Treasurer
Dawn Byram
Director – 1yr.
Mary Jane Calvey
Director – 1yr.
Cliff Dougherty
Director – 1yr.
Collins Peck
Director – 1yr.
Emily Stratton
Director – 1yr.
Clay Cockrill
Director – 2yr.
David Mayfield
Director – 2yr.
Scott Parman
Director – 2yr.
Sherry Rhodes
Director – 2yr.
Ashley Smith
Director – 2yr.
Dr. Marion Paden
Presidential Advisor
Jim Sharrock
Presidential Advisor
Clayton Taylor
Presidential Advisor

 

Committees

Volunteer Opportunities

Over the years, my favorite thing about being a Rotarian has been participating in our many committees. For me, some of my favorite committees have been One Pledge, Membership Recruitment, and Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians. My participation in each one allowed me to make new friends in the club and understand how our committees make Rotary work!

We have more than 40 committees that provide avenues of service, which include the administration of our club, assisting with our Tuesday luncheon meetings, community engagement, and international service. As a member of Club 29, I hope you will consider signing up for at least a couple of committees that are a good fit for you and your interests.

As the world opens back up and our club meetings return to normal, all of our committees will be active and will provide you with opportunities to utilize your talents for the betterment of our Rotary Club and our community. Serving on a committee is easy, and the work is meaningful and fun!

Please sign up for committees today. If you have questions about what a specific committee does, each grouping of committees has a link to a description of the committee work.

Thank you for being a member of Club 29! Thank you for your service to the club, and I look forward to working with you in your committees to make the upcoming year our best yet!

Jerrod Shouse
President 2021-22

Committee Selection + Forms

Please download the following form to sign up for a committee of your choice.

Committee Sign Up Form

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