Ensuring the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation.
The February 21, 2019 meeting was called to order by Pres. John Gorton.  The prayer was provided by Rot. Kory Kirkland and the pledge by Rot. Tom Rose.  Our unique music leader, Rot. Mitch Williams, lead the group in the song “Material Girl”, thinking it was the best song to reflect economics (HA!).  The Rotarian of the Day was Jim Allen who introduced Dr. Robert Dauffenbach, Sr. Associate Dean of Economics at Price Business School at OU.  Catering was provided by Billy Sims.
Pres. Gorton giving the Fun Facts for the day:
National Sticky Bun Day!
Local History – photo of Chickasha’s first hotel: Griffin Hotel.
Rot. Mark Tibbetts with Nathan Troub, of Troop 4306, and his mother, Jennifer. Nathan is selling the annual Troop 4306 Pancake Breakfast tickets.  Get your tickets quick, they’re selling like hot cakes!!
Rot. Gerron Smith with Ethan James
ROTD Jim Allen
Dr. Robert Dauffenbach, Sr. Associate Dean of Economics at Price Business School at OU providing some very interesting data on Oklahoma’s economics.
Catering was provided by Billy Sims BBQ, Chickasha.
Robert C. Dauffenbach is Senior Associate Dean for Economic Development, Professor of Business Administration, and Director, Center for Economic and Management Research, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 1977 and served as Director, Office of Business and Economic Research, 1985-1990.  He assumed duties as Director, Center for Economic and Management Research, University of Oklahoma, in the fall of 1990.  He served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Program, 2002-2013.  In 2014, he was named McCasland Foundation Professor of American Free Enterprise and Senior Associate Dean for Economic Development.  He was recently nominated and accepted for induction in the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
He is a member of the Southern Economic Association, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Association for University Business and Economic Research.