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We are going to have our first Social Evening. Invite a future Rotarian to join us.
Cocina De Mino Mexican Restaurant
6022 South Western Avenue
5:30 to 6:30 pm
A few appetizers will be provided upon arrival.
Big Thank you to Scott Nachatillo owner of OKC Home Realty Services, LLC for sponsoring our social nights this 1st quarter!
Posted by Jamie Crowe
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Jack Owner of A to Z Inspections would like to extend an invitation to join him to here about a great organization empowering teens.
Monday August 3, 2015
11:30 to 1:00 pm
Speaker from Teen Empower
3625 North McKinley Ave, OKC OK 73118
What a wonderful evening for our Annual Grandstaff 4th of July Firework show! Thank you Grady and family for a being a great host!
on Jul 11, 2015
RYLA Camp- One of the longstanding traditions of RYLA is the Saturday evening "Rotarian Chili Cookoff." This is a chance to show off your cooking skills and earn "Bragging Rights" for your club.
South OKC Rotary had two batches of Chili submitted!
Thank you Kristy Roney for making a batch of Chili as well as for attending the "chili off" and representing South OKC!
Posted by Jamie Crowe
on Jun 16, 2015
The annual 4th of July party for the S.OKC Rotary Club will actually be held on Friday, July 3rd this year beginning at 7pm.
As always it will be held at Grady Grandstaff’s beautiful 17 acres in Newcastle.
Grady and his family do an old fashioned fish fry and hotdogs.
All you need to bring is your own drinks and lawn chairs.
Food lasts until it runs out, so if you’re hungry be there on time.
At dusk Grady launches a firework show that rivals downtown OKC’s. this is one of our club socials for the year, so it counts as a makeup. You’re welcome to bring guests and the whole family. Grady pays for the entire event, so please express your gratitude to him as it is an amazing gift to the club membership.
July 3rd from 7pm
Grady Grandstaff’s home
3613 N Country Club RD, Newcastle
Here’s the google map link if you want to print it out for directions:
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The 2014-2015 year is coming to a close and it is time to make recommendations for Club Service Award Winner and the Vocational Award Winner.
The Club Service nominee should have demonstrated outstanding service to our Rotary club in the 2014-2015 year
The Vocational Service nominee should have demonstrated the Rotary Principle of "Service Above Self" in the workplace. The award is designed to recognize instances of vocational excellence and high ethical standards in the workplace.
Please email Chasity Oen your recommendations at email@example.com or complete nomination forms at the June 12 meeting. Nominations are due by June 16th.
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Italian Sausage and Peppers
Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Join us this Friday as we welcome Oklahoma City Community Foundation Director of Planned Giving Joe Carter. He'll be providing an overview of the organization's recent initiatives, as well as discussing ways to help with their future plans and projects.
Please help me congratulate Sharon Voorhees & Chasity Oen for being nominated Women of the Year in 2015 for South Okc Rotary. Michelle Schaefer recognized these two Rotarians at District Conference for their commitment and dedication to Rotary!
Congrats Ladies and to all the women in our club for their efforts over the past 25 years!
Thank you to all that attended, sponsored, donated and volunteered. The event was a Great Success!
A special Thank you to the committee for all their hard work.
Linda Carr, Brian Wall, Christi Roney and Ellie Wade
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New delegation tool launches
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Join a Twitter chat on membership with General Secretary John Hewko
Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved in your club. Share your own ideas and expertise on how Rotary members can encourage their friends to join. Use #RotaryChat to participate and follow @Rotary and @JohnHewko.
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
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Out of tragedy, some people create something good
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