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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
Amber England
Mar 24, 2017
Stand for Children - Oklahoma
Armand McCoy / Katie Roberts
Mar 31, 2017
Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Dr. Aurora Lora
Apr 07, 2017
Supt. of OKC Public Schools
Todd Feehan
Apr 14, 2017
Club Assembly
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It's a pleasure for us to announce two new members have been approved by the board:
ROBERT ELDER, Owner of Complete Home Rentals
CARLA VILLEGAS, District Executive, Boy Scouts Last Frontier, Manuel Perez, Jr. District
Please extend your congratulations to our newest members and welcome them to the Rotary Club of South Oklahoma City!
Amber England
Amber England is a fifth generation Oklahoman, born and raised in southern Oklahoma. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mass Communication with a minor in foreign language. During college Amber served as program coordinator for an after school program for at-risk students in Johnson City, TN, and served as a special education teacher's assistant at Woodland Elementary School in Johnson City Schools.  
Longing to connect to her Oklahoma roots, she moved back to her hometown of Ardmore where she began her career as a journalist for The Ardmoreite, covering topics ranging from public education, state and local government, and breaking news to occasional sports and Sunday features.
Amber transitioned from a newspaper journalist into workforce development with the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center after completing her Master’s in Education from East Central University in Ada.
Amber helped launch Stand for Children Oklahoma in 2013, first as the government affairs director, then ascending to executive director of Stand in June, 2014. Prior to joining Stand, she spent six years leading policy, political, and communication strategy on the leadership staff of the Oklahoma State Senate and two years as policy and communications director for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) and program director for OICA's statewide childhood obesity initiative, Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition.
A SPECIAL THANKS to all those who brought goods or donated towards the Hope Community Services Drive.
You are loved and appreciated!
Our District Governor, Megan Law, invites you to join her as we celebrate this great Rotary year and the amazing Rotarians in all of the clubs.  Coming up in less than two months is the Rotary District 5750 Annual Conference (May 4-6, 2017) in Shawnee, OK at the Grand Hotel & Resort. 
There is no charge to attend the Conference for active Rotarians, and there is only a minimal charge for guests at a few events.  Registration is now open on the district website:
Hotel Block Open until April 22nd
You may now reserve a hotel room through our reserved hotel block by calling the hotel directly at 405-964-7777.  Identify yourself as a member of ROTARY DISTRICT 5750.  We have secured discounted room rates of $109 for a standard room and $159 for a suite.
In preparation for the Conference, we request your help in a few areas:
Introduction of Conference Speakers by Club Presidents
We ask for your help to introduce speakers, breaks, and possibly to give an invocation during our Conference.  If you are interested, please email Jessica Sherrill at
Silent Auction Basket to promote your Rotary Club
To highlight our unique and amazing Rotary clubs within our district, we are asking each club to put together a silent auction basket to be displayed during Conference and given out to winners at our BBQ and Blackjack Party Saturdaynight!  These help Conference-goers learn more about your club.  Plus, it’s always exciting to win an awesome basket of goodies!  Be thinking now what your club could contribute.
Recognizing Deceased Rotarians
As we close out this Rotary year, we ask that you notify Jessica Sherrill ( of any Rotarians who passed away since April 2016.  We would like to honor them in our Friday All-Club Luncheon.  Please send a photo and name of the Rotarian along with classification, club offices held, awards, etc.
Foundation Dinner Friday to honor Paul Harris Fellows
The Foundation dinner will be Friday night, honoring those who have reached the next level of Foundation Giving. Soon a list of members and their Foundation donation levels, highlighting those less than $500 away from the next level will be emailed to you.
Rotary Awards to be given at Saturday Luncheon
The Awards Lunch will highlight Rotary clubs and Rotarians who went above and beyond, whether it was in completing the Presidential Citation, District Governor Citation or other outstanding service through Rotary.  Please go to the RI web site and input your Presidential Citation information. The District Governor Citation form is attached and after completion should be emailed to Megan Law at by April 1.
Survey to Determine Interest in Rotary Kids’ Conference
We are considering conducting a Rotary Conference for children and grandchildren of Rotarians in our district.  To determine interest, we have created an online survey.  Please visit to complete the survey.  We will review the responses no later than April 1.
Lastly, please begin spreading the word about the District Conference from now until May!  This is our time to celebrate successes, get to know Rotarians from across our district, highlight honors and awards, and generally just have a good time!  Please encourage all Rotarians to attend and perhaps consider cancelling your meeting that week to promote attendance at the Annual Conference.  We have even included a powerpoint presentation that you can share with your club members!

We appreciate all you do for Rotary and truly look forward to seeing you in May at the Conference!

Jessica Sherrill
Rotary District 5750 Conference Chair

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

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 



16 DEC 2016 -- 31 MAR 2017



mail, fax, online

online, on-site




Rotary club or district employee

Guest age 19 or older

Spouse of deceased Rotarian


Non-Rotarian alumnus




Guest of alumnus or Rotaractor


Youth Exchange student




Guest age 5-18

Guest younger than 5





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!!!



MAR, 2017 - JUN, 2017




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       April 21, 2017


      May 19, 2017


     June 16, 2017



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
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...