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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
First Christian Church
202 South 6th
Chickasha, OK  73018
United States
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 Rotary Club of Chickasha, Oklahoma

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The 2018-2019 Officer Installation was held at the Canadian Valley Technology Center on June 28, 2018.  President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order, Rot. Ann Manchester led the prayer, Rot. Gary McNatt led the pledge, and Rot. John Mosley led the song of 'God Bless America'.  Catering was provided by Cotton Patch.
To start the meeting, Pres. Elizabeth presented a check for $325 to Rot. Lewis Knisley for the YMCA.  Each week, any fine money for the 2017-2018 year was earmarked to be presented to the Chickasha YMCA to help support the scholarships for children.
Rot. Lewis Knisley and Pres. Elizabeth Allen with the $325 donation check to the YMCA
Pres. Elizabeth proceeded to present the Rotarian of the Year Award, the Perfect Attendance Awards and the Service Above Self Awards.
Rotarian of the Year - Rot. Ann Manchester and Pres. Elizabeth Allen
Perfect attendance for Pres. Elizabeth Allen
Perfect attendance:
Ed Chamberlain - 8 years
Bill McVey - 3 years
Jim Allen - 3 years
John Gorton - 1 year
Sharon Bowman - 3 years
Ann Manchester - 3 years
Peggy Boldt - 26 years
Ron Sanders - 37 years
Not Present:  Pauline Garrett 9 years and Chris Mosley 2 years
Service Above Self Awards:
Brad Duvall, Conrad Duprez, Ed Stanton, Gerron Smith, Jim Allen, John Gorton, Ann Manchester, Michael Oberlender, and Sharon Bowman.
Installing the 2018-2019 President:
President Elizabeth Allen passing the leadership to President-Elect John Gorton.
Swearing in of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors:
Directors Lewis Knisley, Ron Sanders, Treasurer Sharon Bowman, Secretary Ann Manchester, President John Gorton
President John Gorton, President-Elect Ed Stanton, VP Gerron Smith, Sgt of Arms Brad Duvall and Past-President Elizabeth Allen
The June 21, 2018 Chickasha Rotary Club meeting was called to order by Pres. Elizabeth Allen.  Prayer for the meeting was led by Rot. Greg Elliott, pledge by Rot. Chris Mosley, and the song, "Beverly Hillbillies" by Rot. Mitch Williams.  Catering was provided by Chicken Express.  The Rotarian of the Day was Rot. John Jernigan who introduced his son-in-law, Jon Kopec, Senior Environmentalist representative for Gulfport Energy.
With June 21st being National Selfie Day, Rot. Ann Manchester took a picture of the club members.
President Elizabeth Allen calling her last regular meeting to order.
Rot. Mitch Williams leading the club in "Beverly Hillbillies"
Sgt. of Arms Jim Allen discussing violations with Rot. Tim Elliott
Rot. Jim Allen demonstrating a little 'sunshine' with Rot. Ron Sanders.
Rot. Conrad Duprez accepting some 'sunshine' from Rot. Jim Allen and Rot. Sharon Bowman
Rotarian of the Day, John Jernigan introducing his program.
Program of the day, Jon Kopec with Gulfport Energy.
The June 14, 2018 meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  Prayer was led by Pres. Allen, pledge by Rot. John Gorton and song by Rot. Mitch Williams.  Catering was provided by Jimmy's Egg.
Pres. Allen calling the meeting to order.

Sgt of Arms Jim Allen giving helpful tips to Rot. Brad Duvall (Sgt of Arms in Training)


Pres. Allen introduced the program for the day, Cathy Costello, a mental health advocate.

On August 23rd, 2015, Cathy Costello’s life changed forever. Her oldest son, who for many years battled with mental illness, had quit taking his medication. Meeting on a quiet summer evening with his parents at a local restaurant in Oklahoma City, Christian Costello inexplicably stabbed his father, Labor Commissioner, Mark Costello, to death. Mark died in Cathy’s arms.


Through her deeply rooted faith in God and incredible resilience, Cathy has transformed an immense tragedy into a source of hope for so many. As a national speaker who travels across the country sharing her story and advocating for mental health awareness, Cathy hopes to first honor the legacy of the late, great Mark Costello, and second, to break through the stigma of mental illness and allow her personal experience to be a source of change, strength, and hope for others.


Cathy Costello discussing mental health.

The June 7, 2018, Rotary Club of Chickasha meeting was called to order by President-Elect John Gorton.  Prayer was led by Rot. Ed Stanton and pledged by Rot. Brad Duvall.  Rot. Mitch Williams provided a great rendition of "Working Man Blues'.  Catering was provided by Rock Island Grill.
The Rotarian of the Day was Rot. Bob Hays who presented Gay Petit, the Career Development Counselor and the Mentor Match Coordinator.  Gay's program was how the business community can get involved to provide 'on the job' insight for students.
President-Elect John Gorton calling the meeting to order.
Rot. Brad Duvall providing the Sunshine Report.
Rot. Brad Duvall collecting fines as the temporary Sgt. of Arms.
Rotarian of the Day, Rot. Bob Hays introducing his guest.
Gay Petit, Career Development Counselor with Canadian Valley Tech
The meeting was called to order by President Elizabeth Allen.  The prayer was led by Rot. Michael Oberlender and the pledge by Rot. Hal Brock.  Catering was provided by Billy Sims BBQ.  The Rotarian of the Day was Julius Haralson and in his absence,
Pres. Elizabeth introduced the speaker, Mark Brennaman with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).  Mark recently retired from teaching student success courses at University of Central Oklahoma.  he now works part-time for Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Oklahoma, a non-profit organization that helps people with mental health disorders live product lives.  In addition to his work in mental health, Mark also helps companies have successful wellness programs that empower individuals to achieve and maintain wellness.
Seth Oberlender thank the club for awarding the Dan Procter Scholarship award to him at the CHS awards assembly.
Seth Oberlender and Pres. Elizabeth Allen
Sergeant-of-Arms Rot. Jim Allen providing the Sunshine report.
Mark Brennaman with the DBSA, the speaker for the day.
President Elizabeth Allen called the meeting to order.  Prayer was led by Rot. Gerron Smith, the pledge by Rot. Tom Rose, and song, "Sunny Side of the Street" by Rot. Mitch Williams.  Catering was provided by Interurban. 
The Rotarian of the Day was David Hall who introduced Joe Waugh with the Tipton's Children's Home.  Joe has been in his current position with the Home for four years.  He has been married for 30 years and has four children.  One child is in graduate school at OSU, one is a college graduate, one that works in Norman and the fourth is a sophomore in Tipton.  Before going to work at the Home, Joe was a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and Edward Jones.
Joe Waugh, Tipton's Children's Home
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 Trained™ Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Institute® 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 Duvall 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
Conrad Duprez
Oct 25, 2018
Polio Plus (ROTD Conrad Duprez) catering by Billy Sims
Deputy Mike Chavers
Nov 01, 2018
DAV Grady County (ROTD Jason Jarnagin) Catering by Chicken Express
Faryl Farmer, Director
Nov 08, 2018
Adult Day Services (ROTD John Holt) Catering by Rock Island Grill
Nov 15, 2018
(ROTD Jerry Standridge) Catering by Jimmy's Egg
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
(ROTD Lewis Knisley) Catering by Chicken Express
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