Club Meeting-Days of Wine and Rotary
Fundraiser Days of Wine and Rotary

Welcome Back Rotarians,

Hope everyone is rested and ready to go for 2022. Tonights meeting will be a club meeting going over our upcoming Day's of Wine and Rotary May 6, 2022 Fundraiser.  We will also discuss 2022 new President and Board Members.  We will make committees for our fundraiser and start planning our event! Hope to see everyone soon.

4415 N Classen - Wrap and Sing Carols

Come one and come all to Key Realty & Prop. Mgt 4415 N Classen boulevard to help wrap Christmas gifts for Northwinds!! Food will be catered and drinks will be provided. Look forward to seeing all the happy rotarian wrapping elfs!  We will deliver the gifts the following day to Northwinds at 12pm, you can rally at Karyn's office by 11:30am but we will depart at 11:45pm sharp to head over to Northwinds. Hope to see any and all that can help! 

Club Christmas Party
Dr. Roy's Home Bring Exchange Gift Optional

Dearest Rotarians,

It is Christmas time. Time to cozy up to the fireplace with some, egg nogg, milk, cookies and lots of cheer.  Please Join us as Dr. Roy's home to enjoy a night of food, fun, cheer and festivities.  We will do a volunteer Optional Gift exchange. Dirty Santa...Gifts can be under $25. Look forward to seeing everyone soon, please bring a friend, guest, spouse, and or partner.  Please refer to invitation for address. Party will be from 6:30pm to 11pm.

Much Joy and Cheer!

AAAHHHH Rotary..Rotary...Rotary...AH..AH...AHHHHH!!!

City Center

Let's welcome Jed Chappell founder of City Center...

City Center was founded in 2016 with the mission to bring relief and restoration to lives in Oklahoma City. Led by Jed Chappell and his wife Julie, City Center was brought to life out of their great love for Oklahoma City. Jed has a powerful life story as a reckless youth living as a drug dealer and criminal, to becoming a pastor committed to seeing lives in Oklahoma City, the same city he helped poison, fully restored.

At City Center, through Adopt-a-Block, recreational activities, and partnerships with other organizations within the community, we spend our days sharing our lives with families and youth who live in challenging neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. We currently offer an after-school and summer program for youth, relief for families with food insecurities, athletic mentorship programs, haircuts, and a clothing room — all free of charge.

Let's Welcome Gary Good!

President and founder of Gary Good Entertainment & Speakers Bureau, Gary attended school in Oklahoma including John Marshall, Oklahoma Military Academy and The University of Central Oklahoma. Gary started his company in 1970 where the primary business was entertainment booking and producing. A band leader and musician for nearly 15 years, Gary grew up in the world of music and entertainment. His father, Al Good was a long time nationally known orchestra leader and his mother, Bettie Dunham Good was a vocalist. Good followed suit and was a bandleader himself for nearly 15 years. Deciding to leave the stage and concentrate on the business of booking and producing shows, Gary retired from performing in 1984. At this point his business began to flourish. Booking artists such as Toby Keith, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Don Henley, Doobie Brothers and hundreds of others, Good concentrated on private and corporate events as well as festivals. Adding the speakers bureau in 1986 and expanding operations to include the entire United States, Canada and Mexico. The speakers bureau started out mainly booking celebrity speakers such as sports figures, actors and entertainers because of his affiliation and knowledge of the entertainment industry. Diane Keaton, Debbie Reynolds, Bart Starr, Lee

Let's Welcome Nikki Sharber,

She is with TEEM- The Employment Education Ministry and helps with coordinating volunteer opportunities for the people coming out of incarceration. 

The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work readiness training.

TEEM takes a three-pronged approach to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty in Oklahoma by providing individuals with education, social services, and job training and placement. We holistically prepare our participants for employment by incorporating mentor ship, life skills training and confidence building into our program. By giving a hand up, we help our participants refine their skills and achieve their goals.

Our New District Governor 5750 Rotary He will discuss the District news and Much More

Let's Welcome District Governor Matt Tipton is a proud charter member of Midtown Rotary and entering his tenth year as a Rotarian. During his decade of service he has served as Past-President 2016-2017, Assistant District   Governor 2018-2019, Vice President, Treasurer, Sergeant of Arms, Midtown Rotary Foundation board member, various committees, and the infamous Beer Meister.

Rotary District 5750 supports the great work of 35 active community-based clubs with nearly 2,000 Rotarians.  In addition to our clubs’ amazing and impactful work, our District also promotes incredible programs that enrich lives near and far. To find out more, check out www.rotary.org to find a club near you or peruse our club directory in the menu above to visit your nearest club this week!

Workforce Development Solutions

Please Welcome Mr. Matthew Weaver,

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) was established in 1966. ACOG is the leading voice for regional collaboration in Central Oklahoma; our organization is a voluntary, non-partisan association of local governments that includes 37 cities and the 4 counties that our region covers: Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma Counties.

Our mission is to advocate for regional cooperation and address common issues; solve mutual problems and promote efficient government services; and to strive to improve the quality of life in Central Oklahoma.

9th District Supreme Court Justice

Let's Welcome Chief Justice Richard Darby,

A little about him:

Richard Darby was born in 1958 and raised in Duke, Oklahoma. He attended Duke High School and was a member of the Duke Tigers basketball and baseball teams. After graduation, Darby enrolled at Western Oklahoma State College. He recalls fondly the instructors at Western who began to shape his educational journey and credits Western for the opportunities that it offers to students in southwest Oklahoma. Darby went on to continue his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he received a B.A. in political science. In 1984, Darby received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma and spent time practicing law in Altus before beginning his judicial career. Appointed by Governor Mary Fallin in April of 2018, to serve as Justice for the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Justice Darby serves District Nine, which is located in southwest Oklahoma. Justice Darby previously spent a total of twenty-three years as a district judge for the Third Judicial District, which includes five of Altus’ surrounding counties. First as Special Judge for four years, then Associate District Judge for four years, Darby has now proudly served the Oklahoma judicial branch for over thirty years. Darby is married to Dr. Dana Darby, Head of School at Altus Christian Academy. They have two sons Ben and Jonathan. Darby is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Altus where he has taught Sunday school for more than twenty years. He is a prior President of the Altus Rotary Club, Rotarian of the Year, and Oklahoma Court Reporters Association Judge of the Year. The WOSC Alumni Hall of Fame, established in 1996, recognizes and honors Altus Junior College and Western Oklahoma State College alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their field, in their community, and at WOSC. This is the 25th year the Alumni Association has bestowed this honor.

Let's Welcome Matt Murphy
Matt Murphy serves as the District Rotary Foundation Chair for District 5750.  He's a founding member and past president of the OKC Midtown Rotary Club and the founder and president of the OKC Midtown Rotary Foundation. Mr. Murphy is passionate about helping clubs gain access to Rotary's grant programs and inspiring members to contribute to the Rotary Foundation.  
Heaven Hill Distillery

Let's welcom Kristina Bello she will share information about the Heaven Hill Distillery.

Their history, their Burbon Brands, and the distillery.


At Heaven Hill Distillery, a lot has changed over the years. But one thing remains the same: the Shapira family’s commitment to producing great Kentucky Bourbon.

Christian Pearson
OK Sessions-Bringing Music to OKC

Let's Welcome Christian Pearson with OK Sessions

OK Sessions brings Music, News and Events to OKC. Good People, great music, and the perfect song that is what it is all about.

We will learn more how his website amplifies the Music scene in OKC.

Craft Brewer in OKC

Please welcome Tabbi Banhutti with the OKC Craft Brewers:

While laws were being changed for Oklahomans in the craft beer world, breweries and home brewers were perfecting the craft of beer across the state in preparation of modernization. Today, those changes offer more than 60 good reasons for why craft beer fans explore Oklahoma for quality beer. If you’re headed to the great state of Oklahoma or a local wanting looking to support local, grab your guide to the Oklahoma Craft Beer Trail which offers regional excursions or statewide adventures.

She will discuss the growth of our local brewers and their organization.


Heath Holt Hayes resides in Oklahoma City and serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Heath’s responsibilities are focused on leading a cross-functional team engaged with strategic initiatives that include policy implementation, program development, and service delivery, as well as community organizing, governmental affairs, and public relations. Heath is a nationally recognized leader helping others embrace lived experience with mental health and has successfully integrated recovery-oriented, holistic, and person-driven continuums of care at the local, state, and national levels.

In addition, Heath is a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Policy Advisory Board, Co-Chairs the National Association State Mental Health Program Directors’ Division of Recovery Support Services, and is alumni of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership program. Heath received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and several graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations, Administrative Leadership, and a Women’s and Gender Studies.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is to promote healthy communities and provide the highest quality care to enhance the well-being of all Oklahomans.

And this is what they will be discussing:

What is 988?

988 is a direct, three-digit line to trained behavioral health professionals that can open the door for all Oklahomans to seek the help they need, while sending the message that healing, hope and help are happening every day. The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to establish 988 and turns it on nationally July 1, 2022. 988 is the first step to a multi-level crisis response.

Let's Welcome State Auditor Cindy Byrd:

Cindy Byrd, CPA, is Oklahoma’s 13th State Auditor & Inspector, the first woman elected to this statewide-elected office, and she is the only candidate to top the 800,000-vote milestone in an election for state office in Oklahoma History.

Byrd served as Deputy State Auditor & Inspector for Local Government Services from January 2013 before assuming her new role on January 14, 2019. She also previously served as Director of the County Audit Division.

The State Auditor & Inspector’s primary function is to safeguard public assets. Cindy is at the forefront of this mission by striving to identify wasteful spending, assisting elected officials to fully understand their fiduciary responsibility to preserve the public trust, effectively administer government auditing standards to be utilized as tools to create more responsive government at every level, and to improve the efficient delivery of government services.

Cindy and her husband Steve live in Coalgate located in Coal County, Oklahoma.

OKC School Board

Let's Welcom Mark Mann- OKC Public School Board Vice Chair and District Board

Mark will share with us 


By providing equitable access to a world class education, every Oklahoma City Public Schools student will graduate ready to fulfill their unique purpose in a healthy, vibrant community.


Every day, Oklahoma City Public Schools will ignite a passion for learning in every child, invite families to engage, and inspire respectful and trusting relationships with our diverse community.


Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) is a multi-cultural district serving approximately 45,000 students. Our students are educated throughout 33 neighborhood elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 9 high schools, 3 alternative schools and 9 charter schools located within 135.5 square miles in the center of Oklahoma.  

We employ just over 4,600 administrators, teachers, and support personnel who serve a student population which is comprised of 2% Asian, 3% Native American, 14% Caucasian, 22% African American, and 54% Hispanic individuals.

Additionally, 18,000 of our students are bilingual and 13,000 are English Language Learners. Our students and their families represent many different languages; top two being English with 59% and Spanish with 39%. 

OKCPS offers special education programs across the district to serve the 12% of our population with disabilities or special needs.

OKCPS is a CEP district which means every student eats free breakfast and lunch every day. We serve approximately 45,000 meals daily (including breakfast and lunch).

We transport an average of 12,000 students daily to and from school.

Non Profit Open Vessels

Let's welcome Joey Chappell Team Leader at Open Vessels

Open Vessels is a 501 C3 non-profit organization. We believe that we cand do all things through Him who strengthens us. We are Christ centered, and absolutely believe that all things are possible with God. "Serving Together!" 

Outreach-Rebuilding our cummunities one family at a time; through helping those that cannot help themselves with a hand up. "Touching our Community?"

Vision-Utilizing the communit at hand to extend services or assistance beyond the current or usual limits. "Rebuilding Together!" As each one has received a speacial gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10 "Sharing our Gifts!" 

Open Vessels helps those in need who have homes or defects that they are not able to care for or afford to repair themselves or physically not able to do the work. He will share how their non profit is helping many in need.

The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie

Let's welcome Kara Chapman:

Kara holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Colorado State University and is currently obtaining her MBA, emphasizing non-profit administration. Kara has over 15 years of experience in administrative management and the performing arts industries in performance and direction. Kara's professional expertise includes former owner and Creative Director of Forever After Parties and production management for NETworks Presentations LLC. In addition, Kara has served in various non-profit administrative roles, including the Oklahoma Goodwill and St. Mary's Episcopal School. Pollard audience members will recognize Chapman for notable roles such as Always...Patsy ClineDisaster! the Musical, It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play. Directing credits include The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Kara fulfills a new role within the organization as Executive Director. 
The Pollard: 
Founded in 1987, the Pollard Theatre Company is a non-equity professional resident theatrical production organization. Patrons, critics, and theatre artists recognize Pollard as a leading theatrical producer in central Oklahoma. The Pollard MainStage series produces five major theatrical productions and five artistic programs during the Pollard Performance Series. In total, the Pollard presents ten variations of live performance in its year-round season, demonstrating diversity, versatility, and excellence in artistic standards.
Club Meeting-TEEM Bag Stuffing Party
Club Social and Community Service

Come one and Come All!

Please join us for a Club Social where we will be stuffing TEEM Bags for our July Community Service and our President will go over our plans to begin our 2 fundraisers.

Club Meeting-Social
TEEM Bag Stuffing

New Member Inductions!

Bring Hygiene Items Assigned to you for our Community Service Event.
We will pack/stuff bags and deliver next week!!

See you soon and bring a guest or friend!

Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership

Let's Welcome Justin O'Neal the District Manager for Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership.

DOKC is a not for profit organization that was created in 2000 to Market and Manage the Business Improvement District. They serve as advocates, coordinators, facilitators and communicators for downtown revitalization.  They also work closely with parnters in both the public and private sector to ensure the greater downtown area continues to fourish.

You can check out their website: downtownokc.com  

Joe's Addiction-Coffee House Community Outreach/Author

Jamie West Zumwalt is an author and lead pastor of Joe’s Addiction, a coffee shop community in a “red light” district of Oklahoma City, where marginalized people living in poverty, addiction, mental illness, and homelessness have found a place of belonging. 

Author of the book: Beloved Chaos

Jamie will share a little about her book but more about creating a Coffee Shop to do outreach service to her community in need.

Let's welcome Jamie.

OH SNAP!! It's the End of the Year Party!! Woop Woop
Change of Presidency

Here Comes the new President Elect Bill Anderson.  We will meet and announce a changing of the Guard so to speak.

Festivities at Harry Meister's Home at 7pm.

Bye Bye 2020-2021 Hello 2021-2022!!


Mark Beffort began his commercial real estate career and in-depth involvement in Oklahoma City in 1985, after graduating from Washburn University. After several years as a successful commercial real estate broker, Mark began assisting several private and public entities to build a strategic real estate portfolio. Mr. Beffort’s leadership has driven Robinson Park to successfully manage over 12 million square feet, worth in excess of $2 billion, and the firm has grown to cover eight markets, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Rogers, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; and McKinney, Texas.

Mr. Beffort actively supports the advancement of young entrepreneurs through various avenues, including direct involvement in the development of an entrepreneurial business program at Washburn University and various organizations throughout Oklahoma City.

Upcoming Events
Mickey Dollens-Ok State Representative
Jan 24, 2022 5:30 PM
Labor, Health Service, and Transportation

Mickey Dollens (born August 22, 1987) is an American politician, nonprofit executive director, author, and former educator. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the State Representative for Oklahoma's 93rd House District since November 16, 2016. The district includes Oklahoma City

Let's Welcome him!


Carrie Blumert-Ok County Commissioner
Jan 31, 2022 5:30 PM
Treatment for Mental Health During Covid 19
Be The Inspiration
Bricktown OKC

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 5:30 PM
Bricktown Charleston's
224 Johnny Bench Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
United States of America
Be The Inspiration
Bricktown OKC

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 5:30 PM
Bricktown Charleston's
224 Johnny Bench Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
United States of America
Club Leadership
Vice President
Member at Large
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Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President