Make Promises Happen - A Camp for Conquerors of Brain Injury.
The April 9, 2019 meeting was called to order by Pres. John Gorton.  The prayer was provided by Rot. Ron Sanders and the pledge by Rot. Tim Elliott.  Our talented music leader, Rot. Mitch Williams, lead the group in the Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb”.  The Rotarian of the Day was Mary Kate Henson who introduced Tracey Grammer, founder/director of Camp Sunrise.  Catering was provided by Interurban Grill.
Pres. Gorton giving the Fun Facts for the day:
National Barbershop Quartet Day!
1945 – “Citation” was born (winner of the 1948 Triple Crown, first to win $1,000,000)
1970 – Apollo 13 launched and the famous phrase, “Houston, we have a problem” was stated.
Local History – instead of a Barbershop Quartet, a ‘quartet of barber shops’ from Chickasha’s history!
Rot. Gerron Smith with his employee, Katrina Marchbanks.
Shevon Blair with Rot. Charlie Burruss
Rot. Ron Sanders with his son/employee, Daniel Sanders and guest Heather Roehrick.
Rot. Smith providing the Sunshine report.
Sgt. of Arms Brad Duvall asking about the news story and announcing it’s Rot. Steve LaForge’s birthday. Happy Birthday!
President Gorton reading where a Rotarian made a newsworthy event (LaForge and Bogle).
Rot. Gerron Smith – your guest works where?
Rot. Mitch Williams – time to pay up!
Rot. Ron Sanders – where does your son work?
Rot. Ronnie Bogle – great news story!
ROTD Mary Kate Henson
Tracey Grammer, a very talented lady talking about Camp Sunrise for people that have had severe head traumas. What an inspiration!
Catering was provided by Rock Island Grill, Chickasha.
Pictured is Rot. Bob Hays and Bill McVey.
Tracy Lynn Grammer, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is a speech language pathologist with twenty seven years of experience working with adults experiencing a variety of cognitive and communication. She is employed as a speech language pathologist for the Department of Otolaryngology at OU Medical Center. She serves on the OU Med. trauma team and is affiliated with the Stephenson Cancer Center. Ms. Grammer is a faculty member of the OUHSC College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology and the OUHSC Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Ms. Grammer serves as the 2015 - 2018 Oklahoma SLP Advisory Councilor to the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She served on the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from August 2009 until August 2015, sitting as Chair from 2011 until 2015. She also served five years as the president of the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma, 2005 – 2008 Oklahoma Legislative Councilor to the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Ms. Grammer is a past president of the Oklahoma Academy of Medical Speech Language Pathologists and a two time past president of the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association.
She is the Director and founder of Camp Sunrise, an outdoor retreat for adult survivors of traumatic brain injury, which began in 2000. Ms. Grammer was awarded Fellowship of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in 2014, the 2012 OU Medical Trauma Angel Award, the 2010 Honors of the Association for the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, the 2005 and 2007 HCA Frist Humanitarian Awards as well as the 2001 Gwen Casey Award for Outstanding Clinical Service by the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association. She holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oklahoma University.