Enhance the area’s prosperity by helping people and businesses with their workforce needs.
The May 16, 2019 meeting was called to order by Pres. John Gorton.  The prayer was provided by Rot. David Hall and the pledge by Rot. Pauline Garrett.  The jazz-filled, proxy music leader, Rot. John Feaver, lead the group in the song “God Bless America”.  The Rotarian of the Day was Frank Farmer who introduced Jessica Forbes and Candace Garcia with South Central Oklahoma Workforce Board.  Catering was provided by Chicken Express, Chickasha.
Pres. Gorton giving the Fun Facts for the day:
National Sea Monkey Day!
1866 – Hires root beer was invented
1866 – US Congress replaces the silver half-dime with the nickel 5 cent piece
Local History – May 15, 1914, Chickasha Gas & Electric demonstrates and gives away the new Acorn Stove which used both wood and gas.
Rot. Gerron Smith announces that Life Choice will be sponsoring a golf tournament on June 1st.
Rot. Hal Brock providing the Sunshine report.
Rot. Ed Stanton – what did you say last week?
Rot. Bill McVey – the phone will get you every time!
ROTD Frank Farmer stated he’s waited all year for the rousing applause.
Jessica Forbes and Candace Garcia provided a very interesting program for workforce in Grady County.
Catering was provided by Chicken Express, Chickasha.
Pictured are Rots. Jay Epperson, Gary McNatt, Ed Stanton and Jerry Pittman.
Jessica Forbes is a born and raised South Central Oklahoma native.  She graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a bachelors in Psychology and is currently attending Mid America Christian University to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.  Aside from being a full time student and full time dog mom to Zoey, she also has a full time job of helping others reach their employment and educational goals.  Jessica began working with ResCare Workforce Services in South Central Oklahoma a little over a year ago, but in that short time she has helped many individuals reach their goals and become self-sufficient.  Recently, Jessica has taken on the role of Youth Outreach Specialist, which is to go out in the community and recruit students, schools, and businesses to take advantage of all the benefits the WIOA Title I program has to offer with training and work experience.