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SOKC Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Integris Southwest Medical Cancer Center
4401 S Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73109-3413
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Gov. George Nigh
Feb 24, 2017
Former Governor, Oklahoma
Dr. Laura Garrett
Mar 03, 2017
Senior Trends
NO SPEAKER
Mar 10, 2017
Club Assembly
Richard Maxey
Mar 17, 2017
Director of Volunteer Services, OKC VA Hospital
 
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SOUTH OKLAHOMA CITY ROTARY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
GOVERNOR GEORGE P. NIGH
SPECIAL SPEAKER
ROTARY CLUB OF SOUTH OKLAHOMA CITY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
 
 
 
Former Governor George P. Nigh will be the special speaker at the Rotary Club of South Oklahoma City Friday, February 24, 2017.  South Oklahoma City Rotary meets every Friday from 12:00-1:00 PM for a luncheon/meeting at Integris Southwest Medical Center in their Cancer Center's conference room.  The cost of the meal is $15.00
 
Governor George Nigh served four different terms as the governor of Oklahoma,  more than anyone else in our state’s history. In 1950 at age 23, Nigh became the youngest member of the state legislature when elected to the House of Representatives from Pittsburg County. He introduced the bill that made Oklahoma the official state song in 1953.
 
When he was 31, Nigh was elected lieutenant governor, the youngest in state history and the youngest in the nation at the time. He lost the bid for the governor’s office in 1962, but became governor for nine days in January 1963 after the death of U.S. Sen. Robert Kerr. The sitting governor J. Howard Edmondson, resigned in order to be appointed by Nigh to fill Kerr’s Senate seat.
 
In 1966, Nigh was elected lieutenant governor of Oklahoma again. He served until he was elected governor in 1978–and was re-elected in 1982. He presided over state government during two of the most controversial moral dilemmas of the twentieth century, horse racing and liquor by the drink. He later served as president of the University of Central Oklahoma. George and his wife Donna, head the Donna Nigh Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving Oklahomans with developmental disabilities.
 
FROM ROTARY CLUB OF SOUTH OKLAHOMA CITY BY-LAWS:
 
ARTICLE 5 - MEETINGS
Section 1. Annual meeting. An annual meeting of the club shall be held on the first Friday in December in each year, at which time the election of officers and directors to serve for the ensuing year shall take place, unless an alternate date is set by the board of directors.
 
An alternate date has been established for South OKC Rotary Meeting: Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at our regular meeting place, Integris Southwest Medical Cancer Center, at 12:00 noon.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Todd Feehan
SOUTH OKC ROTARY IS SCHEDULED AT THE OKC FOOD BANK FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES AND TIMES:
 
WED,  FEB 22, 2017;  6:30 - 8:30 pm
 
WED, MAR 29, 2017;  6:30 - 8 :30 pm
 
WED, APR 26, 2017;  6:30 - 8:30 PM
 
WED, MAY 31, 2017;  6:30 - 8:30 PM
 
Thank you for your continued support!!!
ROTARY Membership and Public Image Seminar
 
All Rotarians are welcome free of charge, and the session will be particularly beneficial to Presidents, President-Elects, Membership Chairs, and PR Chairs.
 
Join experts from our Rotary Zone to learn about growing membership, Rotary public image, and how the two are linked! Zone Public Image Coordinator Lisa Herring and Zone Membership Coordinator Kelly Atkinson will be sharing their expertise as we dive into how we can tell our Rotary stories to the public and attract and retain members. Any interested Rotarian is welcome, and the seminar will be particularly useful to incoming Club Presidents, Membership Chairs, and Public Image/Relations Chairs. We'll begin with a joint session highlighting how Rotary and club public image affects growing our membership. Then, we'll split up with one group focusing on Public Image and the other on Membership. Lunch will be provided.
 
All Rotarians are welcome free of charge, and the session will be particularly beneficial to Presidents, President-Elects, Membership Chairs, and PR Chairs.
 
When: January 28, 2017 9am-3pm
Where: OCU School of Law,
800 N. Harvey OKC, OK
 
Please register by noon on January 27, 2017.  Register online at http://www.rotary5750.org/
 

Schedule Highlights

From the breathtaking opening ceremony and world-renowned speakers to informative programs and spectacular entertainment, the Atlanta convention promises to be an unforgettable experience. Here are some highlights.

All convention activities will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center unless otherwise noted.

(Note: See info about various Pre-Convention Events at http://www.riconvention.org/en/atlanta/preconvention-events/)

Sat, June 10

House of Friendship | 09:00-18:00

Presidential Peace Conference | 09:00-12:00

House of Friendship Grand Opening | 11:00-11:30

Youth Exchange Officers Pre-convention | 13:00-17:00

Orientation for first-time convention attendees | 15:00-16:00 | location to be decided

Sun Jun 11

Interfaith service | 08:45-09:45

House of Friendship | 09:00-18:00

Opening Ceremony – first seating | 10:30-12:30

Opening Ceremony – second seating | 15:30-17:30

Mon Jun 12

House of Friendship | 09:00-18:00

General Session 2 | 10:00-12:00

President’s Recognition Luncheon (Rotary-ticketed event) | 13:00-14:30 | location to be decided

Breakout sessions | 13:00-17:00

Tue Jun 13

House of Friendship | 09:00-18:00

General Session 3 | 10:00-12:00

President-elect’s Leadership Luncheon (Rotary-ticketed event) | 13:00-14:30 | location to be decided

Breakout sessions | 13:00-17:00

Major Donor Reception | 17:00-19:00 | Omni Atlanta Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Arch Klumph Society Dinner | 19:00 | Georgia Aquarium, Oceans Ballroom

Wed Jun 14

House of Friendship | 09:00-16:00

General Session 4 | 10:00-12:00

The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Birthday Party | session 1 | 12:00-13:30 | House of Friendship

The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Birthday Party | session 2 | 14:00-15:30 | House of Friendship

Breakout sessions | 13:00-16:30

Closing Ceremony | 17:00-19:00 

REGISTRATION FEES

 

16 DEC 2016 -- 31 MAR 2017

1 APRIL 2017 AND AFTER

 

mail, fax, online

online, on-site

Rotarian

$415

$490

Rotary club or district employee

Guest age 19 or older

Spouse of deceased Rotarian

 

Non-Rotarian alumnus

$100

$130

Rotaractor

Guest of alumnus or Rotaractor

 

Youth Exchange student

$10

$10

Interactor

Guest age 5-18

Guest younger than 5

Free

Free

 

 

SOUTH OKC ROTARY CLUB

 

FEB, 2017 - JUN, 2017

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE

FOR BALANCE OF ROTARY YEAR 

 

     February 17, 2017

 

      March 17, 2017

 

       April 21, 2016

 

      May 19, 2017

 

     June 16, 2017

 

 

The guidelines are listed below and the nominating form is attached. Rotarians are welcome to self-nominate as well. 

As per the Bylaws of District 5750, Past District Governor Lance Phillips is announcing that nominations for District Governor for 2019-20 are open. He will convene a Nominating Committee in early December. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please submit an application to Lancebp2000@yahoo.comby November 26. For more information, email him or call him at 405-641-3869.

The qualifications are as follows:

Article 3: Section 7. QUALIFICATIONS OF A GOVERNOR-NOMINEE.
Unless specifically excused by the board, no person shall be selected as nominee for governor unless the Rotarian has the following qualifications at the time of selection. 
 
a. The Rotarian must be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district.
 
b. The Rotarian must have full qualifications for such membership in the strict application of the provisions therefore, and the integrity of the Rotarian’s classification must be without question.
 
c. The Rotarian must have served as president of a club for a full term or be a charter   president of a club having served the full term from the date of charter to 30 June, provided that this period is at least six months. 
 
d. The Rotarian must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in Duties of a Governor in section 15.090 of the Rotary International By-Laws.
 
e. The Rotarian must demonstrate knowledge of the qualification, duties, and responsibilities of a governor as prescribed in the bylaws and submit to RI, through its general secretary, a signed statement that the Rotarian understands clearly such qualifications, duties, and responsibilities. Such statement shall also confirm that the Rotarian is qualified for the office of governor and willing and able to assume the duties and responsibilities of that office and to perform them faithfully.
 
f. Unless specifically excused by the board, a governor at the time of taking office must have attended the international assembly for its full duration, been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for at least seven years, and must continue to possess the qualifications in Qualifications of a Governor-Nominee in section 15.070 of the Rotary International By-Laws.
 
g. Unless specifically excused by the board, a governor at the time of taking office must have been a member of a functioning club in the district for four years.
ARTICLE 6 - FEES AND DUES 
Section 1. The admission fee shall be $25.00 to be paid before the applicant can qualify as a member. 
Section 2. The membership dues shall be $140 per year, and shall be payable quarterly at $35 per quarter, billed on the first day of July, October, January, and April, with the understanding that a portion of each quarterly payment shall be applied to each member’s subscription to the RI official magazine. Dues are payable within thirty (30) days of the billing date. The Treasurer shall be responsible for notification to members whose dues are not timely remitted. Any member who becomes more than 60 days past due shall be notified that they will be dropped from membership if the amount owed is not brought current within thirty (30) days. Any member whose dues are not remitted after such notification shall be dropped from membership at the next regularly scheduled board meeting, unless that member has a payment plan approved by the board of directors. 
 
 
President's remarks:
It is absolutely no one's intent to arbitrarily remove Rotarians and diminish the potential of South OKC Rotary.  In order to carry out the mission and goals of Rotary International, we utterly depend on each member paying their dues and meal costs in a timely manner.  Also, each Rotarian paying on time eliminates the additional administrative cost and burden of having to initiate collection process.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Todd Feehan
President
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sokcrotaryclub/
CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL
 
In 2016/17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary     members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And    that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
 
Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education,  and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate  polio worldwide.
 
The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the      world. Join us in making sure that every Rotary member and people in every   community know about the vital work of Rotary and its Foundation.
 
Events
We are marking the centennial with a year of festivities beginning with the    2016 Rotary Convention in Korea. Make a note of these celebration            opportunities:
 
At the Korea convention
Visit the Centennial booth in the House of Friendship
Attend the breakout session The Rotary Foundation: 100 Years of Doing Good in the World
Have your copy of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary  Foundation’s First 100 Years” signed by its author, David C. Forward (you can   purchase the book at the Rotary Resource Center)
 
At the Atlanta convention:
Register for the Atlanta convention, 10/14 June 2017, so you can take part in  the Foundation’s 100th birthday party
Join past and current Rotary leaders and author David Forward for book signing
Visit The Rotary Foundation centennial exhibit in the House of Friendship
 
Ways to celebrate
  1. Here are just a few ways you can join in and commemorate this historic milestone:
  2. Plan a special Rotary Day and invite everyone in your community to      participate. It can be anything from a concert to a race to a birthday     party with a giant cake in the shape of the  Rotary wheel.
  3. Hold a fundraiser in your community to support a Foundation grant       project, the Rotary Peace Centers, or PolioPlus.
  4. Organize or participate in a global grant or district grant project.
  5. Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation.
  6. Dedicate some club meetings to Rotary Foundation topics.
 
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.
 
OBJECT OF ROTARY
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s   occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal,       business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the   ideal of service.
 
THE FOUR-WAY TEST
The Four/Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been   translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
AVENUES OF SERVICE
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five     Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
  1. Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  2. Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and      contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. 
  3. Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve   the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public   interest. 
  4. International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or        volunteering on international projects and seeking partners abroad.
  5. Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as RotaractInteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
 
 
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