Creating awareness, taking action, and supporting policy to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Oklahoma’s children.
The May 2, 2019 meeting was called to order by Pres. John Gorton.  The prayer was provided by Rot. David Sikes and the pledge by Rot. Rocky Roberson.  Our very own Rot. John Mosley, lead the group in “God Bless America”.  The Rotarian of the Day was John Gorton who introduced Joe Dorman, CEO of the Oklahoma Institute For Child Advocacy.  Catering was provided by Rock Island Grill.
Pres. Gorton giving the Fun Facts for the day:
National Truffle Day!
National Day of Prayer
1890 – Oklahoma Territory was created
2008 – The first Marvel film of “Iron Man” was released.
1908 – Local history – bonds for the construction of Chickasha’s first City Hall were voted (see photos on tables)
Rot. David Sikes with his Son, Eric Sikes
Also pictured are Rot. Rocky Roberson and Elizabeth Allen
Rot. Tim Elliott with his Rotary Ann, Melissa Elliott
Also pictured is Rot. Steve LaForge
Rot. Elizabeth Allen providing final information for Saturday’s run.
Rot. Brad Duvall providing the Sunshine report (hurts to do double duty with single pay)
Rot. Jay Epperson paying for last week’s message
Rot. Jim Allen impersonating John Allen.
Rot. Tom Adams – paying the price
ROTD John Gorton
Joe Dorman discussed how to be an effective voice for Oklahoma’s children with the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.
Catering was provided by Rock Island Grill, Chickasha.
Also pictured are Rot. Jay Epperson and Cody White.

Joe Dorman serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.  OICA is the statewide organization that serves as the voice for Oklahoma’s children within state government.  Since taking over this role in 2016, Dorman has returned the organization to its roots of advocacy work by equipping Oklahomans with the tools they need to call upon elected officials to do better work for the children of our state. OICA also runs OK Foster Wishes,


Dorman began his professional career following graduation from Oklahoma State University as an employee of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, starting as a mail clerk and runner. After working in various staff positions, Joe served as an Assistant to the Executive Director of the House Staff, the role in which he helped create an educational component for the high school pages that rotate each week through the capitol. 


Joe went on to serve House District 65 as the state representative for 12 years, authoring key pieces of legislation for education, public safety and government accountability, including authoring the original bill to create a training for municipal officials. He was the 2014 Democratic nominee for Oklahoma Governor and formerly served as a town council member in Rush Springs, also known as the Watermelon Capitol of the World.