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Rotary Happenings

One of the colorful traditions of many Rotary clubs is the exchange of small banners, flags or pennants.  Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange at "make-up" meetings as a token of  friendship. Many clubs use the decorative banners they have received for attractive displays at club meetings and district events.
 
Exchanging club banners is a very pleasant custom, especially when a creative and artistic banner tells an interesting story of community pride. The exchange of banners is a significant tradition of Rotary and serves as a tangible symbol of our international fellowship.
 
The Rotary Club of Edmond was happy to welcome Edmund McLaughlin from the Rotary Club of Dawlish Water, Devon England at the September 18 meeting. Mr. McLaughlin told a little about his club and the sand dams that their district has built in Kenya and India to provide clean water.
 
Pictured is Edmund McLaughlin, Rotary Club of Dawlish Water and Club President, Chris Koehler. 

Most Rotary Clubs around the world have a Rotarian of the Year Award—The Rotary Club of Edmond’s version is called the George Mikesell Award.  The award is named after a longtime member of the Edmond Central Club.  Mikesell was a mentor to other Rotarians—through friendship and example.  He gave 51 years of service as a Rotarian—with 47 years of perfect attendance. 
 
This year’s recipient, Robert Gibson was inducted into the Rotary Club of Edmond in 2003.  He is the longest standing chairman of any committee in the club.  As Golf Tournament Chairman, he has run the largest ongoing fundraiser (over 10 years) for the club.  His character is above reproach—he is one of the nicest, kindest people.  He is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma.  He was originally in music ministry, but started working at Luckinbill in 2000 where he currently serves as Vice President. 
 
 
He has been married to his wife, Deanna for 26 years.  They have 3 children:  Jonathan, Jeremiah and Elizabeth.  Originally from Guymon, Oklahoma, the Club is honored to name him the 2019 George Mikesell Recipient. Presenting the award at the September 11th meeting was former award recipient, Natalie Bonney.
 
Pictured left to right: Deanna Gibson, Honoree Robert Gibson, Natalie Bonney
On Wednesday, July 10th, the Rotary Club of Edmond Installed its new officers for the 2019-2020 term.  Rotary International District Governor (5750) Lance Singleton was on hand to install the new officers and offer words of encouragement and thanks.  He encouraged the Club to embrace Rotary International’s 2019-2020 theme – Rotary connects the world.  He commended the club on their growth over the past year.  The Club ended the year with 102 members.
 
Outgoing President Jessica Lyle touched on the accomplishments of the Club during her term and introduced Chris Koehler as the new Club President.  Koehler said that he is focused on building on the successes of this past year and keeping up with the Club’s forward momentum.  He thanked the incoming board and the Club for their vote of confidence.
 
2019-2020 Board of Directors
President – Chris Koehler
Past President – Jessica Lyle
President Elect – Cindy Dimit
Secretary – James Boggs
Treasurer – Rusty Hale
Club Service – Janet Yowell 
Community Service – Chris Berry
International Service – Mark Jones
Vocational Service – Keith May
Sergeant at Arms – Andy Melvin
Rotary Foundation Chair – Natalie Bonney
Membership Chair – Sandy Chappell
Public Relations – Beth Case                                                                                                    
 
 
 
Speakers
District Governor Lance Singleton
Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5750
Addison Price
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Miss Oklahoma 2019
Natalie Bonney
Oct 23, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Career Shadow Day
Oct 30, 2019 12:00 PM
 
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