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Edmond Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Mercy Edmond I-35
2700 West I-35 Frontage Rd
www.edmondrotary.org
Edmond, OK  73034
United States
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Welcome to our Club! Visit us at www.edmondrotary.org!

Edmond Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Mercy Edmond I-35
2700 West I-35 Frontage Rd
www.edmondrotary.org
Edmond, OK  73034
United States
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Kassidy Muse, Edmond Santa Fe High School was one of five outstanding Edmond High School seniors received scholarships to attend college from the Rotary Club of Edmond. We were honored have her and her mother Ashley attend our meeting today.

Kassidy, a valedictorian, has qualified academically and athletically for all-state volleyball. She hopes to walk-on at Rice University and plans to earn a doctorate in psychology research. She has seen many of life’s challenges through volunteering after the 2013

Pictured: Kassidy and her mother Ashley

Moore tornado, at Special Olympics and the OKC Food Bank, and losing her father suddenly in January.

Carlos Alvarado,  Alvarados Mexican Restaurant was recognized and honored by the Rotary Club of Edmond as the 4-Way Test Award Winner. Mr Alvarado has conducts his life and operates his business in manner consistent with the Rotary Clubs 4-Way Test Award. or guiding Principles. These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world

1. Is it the truth?
2. Is is fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Also pictured is Edmond Rotary member Daniel Chavez

Farah Walker(center) was recognized and honored by the Rotary Club of Edmond as Teacher of the year at Ida Freeman Elementary. Also pictured is Edmond Rotary member Winnie Bushey( left).
Farah Walker has been married 17 years and has four children, three boys and a girl. She taught second grade in OKC public schools for five years, then left to stay home with her children until they started school. Farah felt lucky to get a job at Ida Freeman when she returned to teaching. This was her first year to teach 2nd grade at Ida after teaching 3rd grade for two years. Farah “absolutely LOVES teaching” and feels blessed to be able to do it every day.
These outstanding Edmond High School Seniors have received scholarships for the Rotary Club of Edmond and were honored and recognized at the Clubs annual Community Recognition Day.
 
ADMANDA ADKINS, NORTH Amanda will join the OSU Equestrian team, study applied exercise science, and pursue a veterinary degree in equine physical therapy. She has held leadership roles in Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club, qualified for two National Finals horse shows and earned many 4-H awards. She’s volunteered almost 400 hours in 4-H county and state levels, and at Coffee Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
These outstanding Edmond High School seniors received scholarships to attend college and were honored and recognized during the Rotary Club or Edmond Community Recognition day. 
 
MADY HENDRYX, NORTH Mady will study music performance and pre-med at OSU. A threeyear all-state orchestra member, she received top state solo/ ensemble ratings in double bass and the State Superintendent Arts Award. She is an Edmond Fine Arts Institute volunteer and served in  the Youth in Government legislature.
 
 CHAD JONES, NORTH A state AP scholar, Chad Jones plans to study electrical engineering at Southern University in Baton Rouge, ending with a PhD. He is a top state vocal musician, among other honors, and volunteers at his church. Chad is a Black Belt in Taekwondo, in which he is a Y volunteer teacher.
 
 LILLY MATTHEWS, NORTH Lilly plans to study non-profit marketing at OSU. She is a four-year member of the cheer team which earned top state honors two of those years. She has been involved in the chamber’s Youth Leadership Edmond and Youth Exchange OKC, raising money for SmartStart Central Oklahoma to fund early childhood literacy.
 
KASSIDY MUSE, SANTA FE Kassidy, a valedictorian, qualified academically and athletically for all-state volleyball. She hopes to walk-on at Rice University and plans to earn a doctorate in psychology research. She has seen many of life’s challenges through volunteering after the 2013 Moore tornado, at Special Olympics and the OKC Food Bank, and losing her father suddenly in January.
Edmond Rotary Club organized and is sponsoring a Rotaract Club at University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University. Although fledgling, it is doing great service. Students made and distributed gift bags and served dessert, compliments of Millie’s Table, to St. Anne’s Retirement Center. Also, they spent time making decorations with the residents for ‘Bingo Night’ and participated in the games. Fifteen students participated, and the sponsorship is handled by Rotarian Chris Koehler. Back, from left, is Jacob Barnhart, Rebecca Sitton, Patrick Limon, Sarah Peterson, Jermanee Davidson, Amanda Rawls, Shelly Hillemyer. Audree Hillemeyer, Raquel Samaniego, Cindy Samaniego and Olivia Barron. Front, from left, is Gabby Roberts, Katherine Dang, Alma Marquez and Danielle Harkley.
Singers from the Maisha Project performed at an Edmond Rotary meeting, along with the inspiration story of its founder Beatrice Williamson, in red – orphaned at 9 in Keya, sponsored by a Swedish missionary, her arrival in the United States and eventual creation of establishing an orphanage, educational center and housing for her village and its environs, including partnership with Water4 and other groups to provide water and job training. Rotarians pictured, with nametags, are Jeanean South and Mitzi Hancuff with Greg White, in back.
The Rotary Club of Edmond welcomed Students from High Schools in the Edmond area as our Special Quest October 19, 2016. Students from High Schools in the Edmond spent Wednesday morning and shadowed members of the Rotary Club of Edmond members at their jobs to get exposure to a variety of occupation and learn more about Rotary and the impact it has locally and around the world.
 
Please join the Rotary Club of Edmond for a Pancake Breakfast benefiting Coats for Kids.  October 22, 2016 at Flatire Burgers. 318 East Ayers Street.  Edmond Oklahoma,  73013
Great food and fun for all!!!
 
Flatire Burgers 318 E. Ayers Street Edmond, OK 73013
 
$8.00 per person
Rotary Club of Edmond’s speaker, D’Anna Pulliam, champions the Salvation Army’s Buck$ for Bikes program that has provided 1,000s of bikes for children in need.  Edmond Rotary contributed the funds to provide more than 10 bikes for children this Christmas.  Every year, Edmond Rotary rings bells for The Salvation Army at Edmond’s two Wal-mart locations on Danforth and I-35.  Pictured from left are Community Service Board Chair Winnie Bushey; Edmond City Councilwoman and Edmond Club Service Chair Victoria Caldwell; Edmond Rotary President Jeanean South and D’Anna Pulliam, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary volunteer and Buck$ 4 Bikes chairperson.

 
 
Edmond Rotary Club honored four senior students with a $2,000 scholarship each recently. The club honored Santa Fe High School student Damilola Lajuwomi, and Rebecca Hatton, Sameem Malakouti-Nejad and Amber Pentz , all North High School students.
 
Damilola Lajuwomi/Santa Fe will be attending University of Oklahoma with future plans to study law at Baylor University. She has a heart for volunteerism, serving daily as a teacher’s assistant for an elementary special needs class, for Special Olympics and through National Honor Society activities. She works for a drug-store chain.
 
Rebecca Hatton/North will be attending University of Arkansas, studying psychology toward becoming a nutritional therapist, minoring in Spanish. She serves on the Special Care Teen Board, volunteered for the all-school philanthropic BALTO week for two years in various chair capacities, and is on the music worship team for her church and for FCA. This summer, she’ll be a Kamp Kanakuk “princess,: and has worked as summer life guard and school-year nanny.
 
Sameem Malakouti-Nejad/North volunteers at the Edmond Library, TOP Soccer, elementary-school family fun nights for Key Club, the Bahai Center and the Interfaith Alliance. “It’s 10 times more beneficial to see someone have a better day,” he said. He plans to get his basics at Oklahoma City Community College, then on to the University of Oklahoma ROTC program and, afterward, medical school in radiology. This summer, he will be interning at Emory University in Atlanta in biomedical research.
 
Amber Pentz/North is an OU Academic Achievement Scholar, where she plans to major in journalism, then law, working for those who have a “diminished voice,” she said.  She is a cheerleader, top-three medalist in state DECA contest, freshman student advisor; volunteered at TOP Soccer for those with mental/physical disabilities, and has served on mission trips to Jamaica and Kentucky, among other activities. Also, she works in childcare.
 
The scholarships are awarded annually and a good portion of the selection is based on community service and need. For more information, go to www.edmondrotary.com.
The service organization meets at noon every Wednesday at Mercy Edmond I-35, located south of 15th on the west I-35 Service Road.
The Edmond Rotary Club welcomes any interested party to attend its weekly meetings. Lunch is available for $15.00. Reservations may be made by contacting club secretary Allison Calhoun at acalh@cox.net.
 
 
 
Speakers
John deSteiguer
Nov 29, 2017
Oklahoma Christian University
Glenn Fisher & Linda Banks
Dec 06, 2017
Photo Safari - Maisha update
Holiday Break (No Meeting)
Dec 27, 2017
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year - No Meeting
Jan 03, 2018
Happy New Year - No Meeting
Kathryn Peterson
Jan 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Coffman
Jan 17, 2018
FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Fred Morgan
Jan 24, 2018
President & CEO, State Chamber of Oklahoma
 
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Contact us:  Rotary Club of Edmond  P.O. Box 1426  Edmond, OK  73083 / acalh@cox.net / (405) 535-0742