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 Ida Freeman Elementary School is the recipient of 26 new books.  The Edmond Rotary Club meets almost every Wednesday of the year, and at each meeting the club donates a book in honor of the weekly speaker.  This gift of books to the Ida Freeman Elementary Media Center has been taking place for 20 years.  It was originally started by club member, Carol Hartzog and most recently member, James Boggs has picked up the torch. Making the presentation was Boggs and Club President, Jessica Lyle. 

Approximately, 26 club members volunteer on a weekly and bi-weekly basis to read in the classrooms during the school year.  Club member, Beth Case says “I get great joy in the big greeting that I get from the students.  They are so happy to have a guest in their classroom, and it brings back fond memories of reading to my own children.”
Pictured Back (l to r): Jessica Lyle, Club President, Nicole Marler, Ida Freeman Principal, Sarah Johnston, Ida Freeman Media Specialist, James Boggs, Club Member, Scott Goodrich, Assistant Principal.


On July 18th, The Edmond Rotary Club recognized Allison Calhoun for her twelve years of service as our Club's Executive Assistant and Rusty Hale for his twelve years of service as Club Treasurer.  Allison and Rusty have provided our club with stability, consistency, guidance and wisdom which have been invaluable each year to the Board and especially the President. Member and Past President, Natalie Bonney gathered the Club President's from the last twelve years to present this honor to Allison and Rusty.  THANK YOU ALLISON AND RUSTY! 

Pictured Back (l to r): Mike Roark, Rusty Hale, Jay Buxton, Dan Chavez, Andy Lester, Chris Price Front (l to r): Allison Calhoun, Natalie Bonney, Jessica Lyle, Current President, Gail Carr, Mitzi Hancuff.  Not Pictured: Jay Smith, Jeanean South, James Kerr

Longtime businessman and university professor, Jack Warner, received Edmond Rotary Club’s “Rotarian of the Year” during the club's weekly meeting on July 11th. Selected by 15 of his peer members, Warner received the club’s highest recognition for representing Service Above Self. The award is officially the “George Mikesell Service Above Self Annual Award” in honor of Mikesell, a member of Rotary for 54 years with perfect attendance of 48 of those until his health failed. At the age of 82, Mikesell organized the then-Edmond Central Rotary Club, 31 years ago and personally recruited two dozen members, all accomplished while legally blind.

Warner has served in many leadership capacities in Rotary, including former president, and has had perfect attendance for a least a dozen years and is a two-time Paul Harris Fellow for his financial support of the organization. He is chair of Rotary’s scholarship committee, on which he has served many years to select a handful of Edmond high school students for the annual $2000 scholarship. Also, he has been a “Rotary Reader” at Ida Freeman Elementary for many years, reading to one, at times, two classes every week.
Jessica Lyle was elected president of the club during the same meeting. Lyle has served in leadership positions since joining the club three years ago. Employed by the City of Edmond for eight years, Lyle is the Community Relations Coordinator for Edmond Electric. A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and the Edmond Chamber’s Leadership Edmond program, she is heavily involved with the chamber, including Edmond Young Professionals and the Ambassador Council.
At the annual awards ceremony, several members were inducted to the Board of Directors. Other than Lyle, they are Past President - James Kerr, President Elect - Chris Koehler, Secretary - Cindy Dimit, Treasurer- Rusty Hale, Club Service - Janet Yowell, Community Service - Dawn Mamer, Vocational Service - Andy Melvin, Membership - Sandy Chappell, International Service - Sherry Klein, Sergeant-at-Arms - James Boss, and Public Relations - Beth Case.
Bret Towne - Superintendent
Sep 26, 2018 12:00 PM
Edmond Public Schools
Major Ed Pulido
Oct 03, 2018 12:00 PM
Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation
Mike Jackson - State Chamber of Oklahoma
Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Executive Vice President of Government & Political Affairs
Kim Swyden, Executive Director
Oct 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Ministries of Jesus
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