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Club president Koorosh Zahrai presented Rotarian George Strecker, far right, a Service above Self award at the May 7th meeting in recognition for taking care of "a lot of stuff" within the club. 
Tracie McCoy at left, Senior at Edmond Sante Fe High School was presented a check for $150 to assist her with her admission fee to District 5750 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Camp this summer as a Trailblazer Counselor.  Tracie attended RYLA for the time last year and was selected to return in a counselor role this year.
RYLA Camp provides an intensive leadership experience that builds communication skills, teaches creative problem solving, and challenges participants to change not only themselves but the world. The District 5750 RYLA Camp is located near Guthrie.

Club President, Koorosh Zahrai was presented the District Governor's Gold Citation at the 5750--5770 District Retreat held May 3-4 at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The award recognized the efforts Edmond Summit put forth in 2018-2019 in areas of Rotary service.  

We especially want to recognize the members in the club that are responsible for our Youth Exchange Students and our RYLA participation.  These two categories alone and the ancillary coordination required to make them a success made up nearly 40% of the points that pushed our club to the Gold level.  Thank you Kayla and Jeff Blount, Jeff and Andrea Amos, Julie Hovis, Bob Donaldson, and others, and our special thanks to Jerry Burger who has helped us so much in the Youth Exchange Program.  The Club officers including our President, treasurer, secretary, as well as our Foundation Chair also contributed significantly to reaching this goal.  The fact that Edmond Summit is a 100% sustaining member club in contributions to the Rotary Foundation every year also counted toward this goal, so everyone in the club had a part in this award!  GREAT JOB EDMOND SUMMIT ROTARIANS!

Jessica Clayton (at left and at right with Rotarian of the day and Club President Koorosh Zahrai), Senior Development Officer with the Mercy Health Foundation was our guest speaker at the April 30th meeting.  She gave a brief history of Mercy, Sisters of Mercy, and then gave some figures of how Mercy Health has affected the medical community in the past few years and what is coming.

When a young Irish woman named Catherine McAuley received an unexpected inheritance, she gave thanks to God and her benefactor. Catherine used those funds to open the first house of Mercy, serving impoverished women and children in Dublin. Catherine founded the Sisters of Mercy, a new kind of religious community – one that lived outside cloistered walls. The sisters were known as the “walking Sisters” because of their willingness to go out and serve the community.

The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Oklahoma in 1884 and their mission continues today at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. The Sisters first purchased Oklahoma City General Hospital in downtown Oklahoma City in 1947. Thirty years later, the visionary Sisters moved Mercy to its current location along the John Kilpatrick Turnpike in thriving northwest Oklahoma City. Like the Sisters who pioneered health care in Oklahoma, Mercy remains forward-thinking and continues delivering exceptional and compassionate care to Oklahoma City.

Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Oklahoma City support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home. For more information, go to their website at http://mercyhealthfoundation.net/communities/oklahoma-city/

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