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Chickasha

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
First Christian Church
202 South 6th
Chickasha, OK  73018
United States
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The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  Pres. Allen led the club in prayer and pledge.  Catering was provided by BJ's Restaurant.  The Rotarian of the Day was President-Elect John Gorton who introduced Dr. Irv Wagner, trombone professor for the University of Oklahoma.
 
Dr. Irvin Wagner is a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma where he holds the distinguished titles of David Ross Boyd and Regents Professor of Music.  At OU he teaches trombone and conducts the Trombone Choir.  he also enjoys serving as the Conductor of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra as well as a frequent Guest Conductor for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras around the world such as the Paraguay National Symphony Orchestra, the Russian Imperial Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Cannes Symphony Orchestra in France.  He's performed for US Presidents, The Pope and for Elvis Presley.
 
Rotarian of the Day, President-Elect John Gorton introducing Dr. Irv Wagner.
 
Dr. Irvin Wagner, Professor of Trombone at the University of Oklahoma
 
A trombone quartette: Aaron Smith, Brandon Nutt, Nathan Walyer, and Dr. Irv Wagner.
 
The May 20, 2018 Rotary Club was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen who also led the group in prayer and pledge.  Catering was provided by Cotton Patch.  The Rotarian of the Day was Rot. John Feaver.  In his absence, Pres. Allen introduced the program, Ogie Shaw, BA, BA, MSM and President of Ogie Shaw Fitness and Ogie Shaw Wellness.
 
Ogie Shaw is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with B.A. degrees in both Speech and physical Education. He also holds a Master of Sacred Ministry degree from Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He earned a certificate as a Cooper Trainedā„¢ Health Promotion Director from the Cooper InstituteĀ® in Dallas, Texas.
 
He played on two State Championship baseball teams in high school. He was an outstanding army football and basketball player, studied Karate in Japan, and holds a Second Degree Black Belt. He won First Place in the Carolina Karate Tournament.
 
He served four years in the U.S. Army, and was presented the Army Commendation Medal for his work in Military Intelligence in Vietnam. He has served as Brigade Fitness Director for the Oregon National Guard.
 
The program on fitness was extremely interesting and well presented.
 
Ogie Shaw
 
Newspaper article with Mr. Shaw
 
Mr. Shaw demonstrating the Isorobic exerciser.
 
Volunteer, Rotarian Brad Shaw giving the Isorobic a try.
The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  Prayer was led by Pres. Allen and the pledge by Rotarian Lewis Knisley.  Catering was provided by Chicken Express.  Rotarian David Posey introduced the program, Christi Roney with the Habitat for Humanity.
 
The Rotarian of the Day - David Posey
 
Christi Roney with the Habitat for Humanity
President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order.  The prayer was led by Rot. Michael Oberlender and the pledge by Rot. Hank Ross.  Catering was provided by Jimmy's Egg.
 
President-Elect John Gorton gave a recap of his training from the 2018 P.E.T.S. program in Dallas.  He challenged the club to volunteer for the new year's committees and positions.  He also challenged the member to try to bring someone new to Rotary to increase membership.
 
President Elect John Gorton
 
Rotarian Frank Farmer introduced the day's program:  Sundy Corbin with New York Life, who discussed Long Term Care.
Rotarian of the Day, Frank Farmer
 
Sundy Corbin has been helping and serving her clients since 2004 specializing in insurance recommendations related to estate, business and long term care planning.  She is a continued education instructor for the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Department of Insurance and the Oklahoma Society of CPA's one the subject of long term care and insurance planning.  Currently she works for New York Life.
Sundy Corbin discussing the details of Long Term Care
President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order.  The club welcomed the visitor: Daryl Anderson.  Prayer was led by Rotarian Kory Kirkland and pledge was led by Rotarian Rocky Roberson.  Catering was provided by Rock Island Grill.
 
Rotarian of the day was Jay Epperson who introduced Shian Burns with the OSU Extension.  Shian discussed how the importance of butterfly gardens to help with pollination.
 
Shian Burns with the OSU Extension discussing butterfly gardens.
The winner of the 2018 Chickasha Rotary Club raffle is APRIL BRATCHER.  April won a two night stay at Belle Amore in Broken Bow, a $50 gift card to both Abendnigos and to Grateful Head Pizza.
 
Rotarian President-Elect John Gorton presenting the gift certificates to April Bratcher.
The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  Prayer was led by Rotarian Tom Adams and the pledge by Rotarian Pauline Garrett.  With the absence of Rotarian Tim Elliott, Rot. Steve LaForge introduced the program speaker, State Representative Leslie Osborn.  Catering was provided by Billy Sims BBQ.
 
Rep. Osborn gave great information on the state budge, how items get appropriated, and an update on the Oklahoma teachers walk.
 
Rotarian Steve LaForge introducing the program speaker for the day.
 
Oklahoma State Representative Leslie Osborn.
The April 5, 2018 meeting was called to order by President Allen.  The club was led in prayer by Rotarian Jim Allen and the pledge by Rotarian David Posey.  The Rotarian of the Day was Rotarian Greg Elliott who presented Cindy Byrd, the Oklahoma Deputy State Auditor.  Catering was provided by Interurban.
 
The Sunshine Report was handled by Rotarian Jim Allen who visited with Rotarians Mark Tibbetts and Rocky Roberson.
 
The Sgt of Arms was quick to notice that the Chickasha Citizen of the Year (Rotarian Tim Elliott) was in attendance at the meeting.
 
Rotarian Greg Elliott introducing Deputy State Auditor Cindy Byrd.
 
Deputy State Auditor Cindy Byrd discussing some of the more interesting aspects of auditing.
The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen, who also lead the club in the prayer and pledged.  Catering was provided by BJ's.
 
The Rotarian of the Day was Rotarian John Allen.  The program was America's Navy, presented by Captain Lyle Hall.  Captain Hall is a native of Cement, Oklahoma and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991.  He assumed command of the NROTC Unit at OU in July 2016.
 
President Allen and Captain Hall
 
Captain Lyle Hall presenting, "America's Navy"
The meeting was called to order by Board Member Chris Mosley.  The prayer was lead by Rotarian Tom Avant followed by the pledge by Rotarian John Gorton.  Catering was provided by Cotton Patch.
 
The Rotarian of the Day was Mary Kate Henson who discussed the Open Streets/Moving Feets event that will be on Saturday, May 5th from 10 am to 1 pm.  The festival will be on Chickasha Ave between the train depot and 3rd Street.  Open Streets/Moving Feets is a free, international celebration encouraging physical and mental health as well as a focus on education. 
 
Mary Kate Henson, with TSET discussing the Open Streets / Moving Feets Celebration
 
The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  Prayer was led Rotarian Cody White and pledge by Rotarian Jay Epperson.  President Allen inducted three new members:  Lt. David Brittle (a transfer), Cassie Ersland and John Noblitt.  Each new member gave a brief statement to introduce themselves to the club.  Catering was provided by Chicken Express.
 
The Rotarian of the Day was Richard Dillon and the speaker was Zelda McCall with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
 
Induction of the three new members.
 
Lt. David Brittle from The Salvation Army.
 
Cassie Ersland from USAO
 
John Noblitt, the City Manager of Chickasha
 
Zelda McCall with the Oklahoma Blood Institute
President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order and led both the prayer and flag salute. First order of business was presenting the PHF+2 to Rotarian David Posey.  President Allen stated that Cassandra Ersland had been voted into the club. Allen also announced that City Manager John Noblitt has also submitted an application. 
 
The ROTD was Rotarian Bret Burns who introduced the Chickasha Superintendent John Herrons.
 
President Allen presenting the PHF+2 to Rotarian David Posey .
 
Jack Herron the Chickasha Superintendent 
The 3/1/2018 meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  A drawing to provide 130 free PHF points was awarded to Rotarians Burruss, McNatt, and Stanton.  President Allen had a club vote for Rotarian John Gorton to be the 2017-2018 President-Elect.  The club voted a unanimous YAY.  President Allen presented the name of Cassandra Ersland for a prospective member.
 
Prayer was provided by Rotarian Chris Mosley, pledged by Rotarian Jerry Pittman, and catering by Rock Island Grill.
 
Rotarian Ronnie Bogle introduced his program: Dan Boren, President of Corporate Development for the Chickasaw Nation.
 
Dan Boren, President of Corporate Development, Chickasaw Nation
President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order.  Rotarian Kory Kirkland provided opening prayer and Rotarian Gary McNatt led the flag salute.  Catering was provided by Interurban.
 
President Elizabeth discussed the upcoming fund-raiser/run, scheduled for Saturday, April 7th. 
 
President Elizabeth Allen
The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen who presented Past District Governor Glenda Thomas.  Ms. Thomas gave a formal invitation to the club to join the Rotary Foundation on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the USAO Ballroom.  The Chickasha club will be recognized for their PHF donations.
 
President Elizabeth presented the 21 members of the Leadership Chickasha class of 2018.
 
The Rotarian of the Day was Jim Allen who presented Dave Ross, with the Toastmasters International.  Mr. Ross owns DMR Consulting and is retired from the US Air Force.  Mr. Ross has earned the title of Distinguished Toastmaster as well as the 1991 World Champion of Public Speaker.  His speech was on the origination of Toastmasters, from the basement of a YMCA: "Legacy from the YMCA."
 
Glenda Thomas, Prior District Governor
Prior District Governor, Glenda Thomas
 
Leadership Chickasha
 
Leadership Chickasha
 
Carson Atkins, BSA Troop 307 selling pancake tickets
 
Dave Ross with Toastmasters International
President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order.  Rotarian Mitch Williams entertained the group with his rendition of "Brand New Key" with new words for "You Got A Brand New Knee".  President Allen presented a PHF+1 to Rotarian Hank Ross, who was also the Rotarian of the Day.  Ross introduced Kean Spellman, CEO of the Grady County Memorial Hospital as the program speaker.
 
Mr. Spellman brought the club up to date on the construction and improvements being made at the hospital.  He stated that hospitals are graded on a star (1-5) system on quality and that most are currently graded at a 3.  Grady was recently upgraded to a 4-Star and will be moved to a 5-Star hospital next month.
 
President Allen presenting the PHF+1 to Hank Ross
 
Kean Spellman, CEO of the Grady County Memorial Hospital
 
 
Impromptu trio singing the 4-Way Test song while the speech contest judges were tabulating 1.25.2018.  Steve LaForge, Tim Elliott, & Tom Adams, with Mitch Williams as accompaniment.  
 
President Elizabeth called the meeting to order.  The Rotarian of the Day was Cody White who is also the District 4-Way Speech Contest Director.
 
Catering was provided by Chicken Express.
 
The Club was privileged to have two contestants for the contest.  First place winner ($300) was Beth Armstrong.  Second place winner ($200) was Bailee Martin.  The theme for the contest was the 4-Way Test and how Rotarians use it. 
 
Beth Armstrong - First Place winner $300
 
Bailee Martin - Second Place winner $200
Today's Rotarian of the Day was Barry Steagall.  Catering was provided by Jimmy's Egg.
 
President Elizabeth called the meeting to order and introduced the two speakers,  Vanda Edmonson is a videographer by trade and lives near Cyril, Oklahoma.  Terri Hayworth works for Vanda and lives in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
 
Vanda and Terri both discussed how they became triathlon athletes.  Their stories of training and competing were extremely interesting.
 
Terri Hayworth and Vanda Edmonson discussing their history as an Ironman athlete.
 
The professional athlete bike is extremely lightweight.  Vanda stated, "If I want to double the value of my car, I put my bike on the back!"
 
Their Team USA backpacks.
 
A display of awards from the various competitions.
The Rotarian of the Day was Jerry Standridge.  Catering was provided by Rock Island Grill.
 
Jerry presented Kirk Painter, Grady County Commissioner who discussed various items with the county districts.  Kirk introduced Andy Mayor, the Director of the Grady County Fairgrounds and Event Center. 
 
Kirk Painter, Grady County Commissioner
 
Andy Mayor, Director of the Grady County Fairgrounds and Event Center
 
Brochure of the Grady County Fairgrounds and Event Center
 
The brochure lists all the amazing facts on the new buildings.  The digital commercial provided interesting interviews.
The January 4, 2018 Rotary meeting was held at the Life Skills Institute at 701 W Colorado in Chickasha.  The Rotarian of the Day was Tom Adams and catering was provided by Billy Sims BBQ.
 
To start the meeting, President Elizabeth presented the 2017-2018 Rotary Grant to the Life Skills Institute consisting of two laptops having Microsoft Office, two carrying cases , plus a projector, carrying case and screen.  President Elizabeth then presented Paul Harris Fellowship pins to Michael Oberlender (PHF+1) and Gary McNatt (PHF+3).
 
Kent Hibbard with Life Skills, talked to the club explaining what LSI can do to help people in the community.  Once lunch was complete, both Kent and Kevin Murphy took the club members on a tour of the facility.
 
Kent Hibbard accepting the grant items from President Elizabeth Allen.
 
President Elizabeth Allen presenting PHF pins to Michael Oberlender and Gary McNatt.
 
Kent Hibbard discussing the Life Skills Institute's mission.
 
Kevin Murphy taking a group of the club on a tour of the facility.
 
Club members viewing one of the classrooms of LSI.
The Rotarian of the Day was Rocky Roberson who introduced Dick Pryor, the General Manager of the KGOU radio station.  Catering was provided by BJ's Pizza.
 
Prior to the program, President Elizabeth Allen presented PHF awards to:
Judge John Herndon, first time PHF; Pauline Garrett, 3rd award, and Bill McVey with his 7th award.
 
 
Dick Pryor gave a great presentation on News and Information.  KGOU is a local station that is an NPR broadcast.
 
The 2017 Christmas Banquet was held at the USAO Ballroom.  Five of our Ladies of Rotary were able to attend, thanks to the perfect weather.  The Club celebrated over glazed ham and oven roasted chicken served with a house salad, green been casserole, roasted baby carrots and scalloped potatoes.  The hot apple and peach cobblers topped off the meal.
 
Elizabeth called the group to order with Chris Mosley doing the pledge and Ed Stanton blessing the food.  Corsages were presented to the five Ladies of Rotary (photos provided): Virginia Ramsey, Donna Elledge, Bettye Hughes, Jeanne Jones and Irma Winstead.
 
During the dinner, entertainment was provided by the wonderful voices, piano and guitar of the Oklahoma City Community Choir.
 
To finish the event, the Paul Harris Fellowship awards were announced for the following Rotarians:
 
Peggy Boldt (first time)
John Herndon (first time)
Larry Brown (second)
John Gorton (second)
Ann Manchester (second)
Michael Oberlender (second)
David Posey (second)
Tom Rose (second)
Hank Ross (second)
Pauline Garrett (third)
Ron Sanders (third)
Gary McNatt (fourth)
Bill McVey (seventh)
 
Gerron Smith and Elizabeth Allen making sure all items are set for the party.
 
There were several Rotarians and guests in attendance for the banquet.
 
Gerron Smith presenting a corsage to Bettye Hughes.
 
Donna Elledge admiring her flowers.
 
Elizabeth Allen visiting with Irma Winstead.
 
Jeanne Jones is all smiles with her corsage.
 
Conrad Duprez presents flowers to Virginia Ramsey.
 
The wonderful Oklahoma City Community Choir.
 
The Paul Harris Fellowship recipients at the banquet.
 
To start the meeting, PHF awards were presented to Ron Sanders who was the benefactor for his daughter, Lisa Sanders, Paul Harris Fellowship award.
 
Next, Gary McNatt was the benefactor for his Son, Aaron McNatt, for a Paul Harris Fellowship award.
 
 
Today's program was presented by Jerry Pittman and John Mosley, who introduced Sherry Kueffler, the Deputy Director for the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission.
 
 
Catering was provided by Cotton Patch.
Kara Bacon, the 1st Assistant District Attorney for Grady County presented Eric Feuerborn, the Executive Director for the ICAN (Intervention & Crisis Advocacy Network).
 
Lunch was catered by Chicken Express.
Rotarian of the Day was John Mosley.
 
 
 
Speakers
Joe Waugh
May 24, 2018
Tipton's Childrens Home (ROTD David Hall)
Mark Brennaman
May 31, 2018
DBSA - Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (ROTD Julius Haralson)
Gay Pettit, Career Development Counselor (CVT)
Jun 07, 2018
Mentoring Match (ROTD Bob Hays)
Cathy Costello
Jun 14, 2018
Mental Health Advocacy (ROTD) John Herndon
Jon Kopec, Sr. Environment Representative
Jun 21, 2018
Gulfport Energy (ROTD John Jernigan)
Rotary Installation
Jun 28, 2018
Installation at the Candian Valley Vo-Tech
 
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