Updates
Brent Allen-Riversport OKC Volunteer
Volunteer Opportunities and Membership

Brian Allen will share with us his efforts in protecting the OKC River.We must all protect the natural resources we enjoy outdoors. Ready to join us? Sign up here or email us to learn more. RIVERSPORT has a passion for outdoor river adventures, recreation and sport. Now, we’re launching a new initiative to share our passion for keeping our rivers in their natural state – free of litter and trash. RIVERSPORT River Protectors is a way to bring our community together as good stewards of our Oklahoma rivers and waterways. The North Canadian River travels from Colorado through New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle and on to what eventually becomes the Oklahoma River. Everything thrown away upstream eventually makes it to the Oklahoma River. RIVERSPORT River Protectors focuses on removing trash as it arrives, but more importantly, identifying and working to bring about the cultural shift that will eliminate the problem. 

Come join us for a club social at the OKC Tap house at the newly opened OMNI Hotel:
 
Located off the hotel’s main lobby and accessible from Robinson Avenue, this two-story entertainment venue and sports bar is the place to cheer-on the Oklahoma City Thunder or to enjoy live music. For those looking for a more intimate experience while enjoying the vast list of local brews, two private rooms are available to host watch parties and events. The two levels of outdoor terrace space offer stunning views of Scissortail Park, while the downtown OKC energy fills the air. In addition to an extensive list of local beers, craft cocktails and an array of menu offerings, guests will also delight in a competitive game of Skee-Ball, foosball and many more.
 
100 West Oklahoma City Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
 
WE WILL MEET AT THE OKC TAP HOUSE the sales director will give us a 15 MIN TOUR of the facilities beginning at 5:45pm. If you arrive late wait for us at the bar we will return to the bar area after our tour where they have reserved tables for us to visit and socialize, please invite a friend.  
In addition to, we are helping Sister BJ's Pantry with clothing the homeless efforts she has set a goal to collect 1,000 pair of jeans new or used by 3/31/2021...and Bricktown Rotarians are here to help!  Please bring a pair or 2 of new or used jeans and we will collect and deliver them to her store at 816 NW 4th St, OKC, OK 73106 this week!
Todd Goodman-Riversport OKC
 
Lake Overholser Boathouse & Lake Hefner Boathouse

Let's Welcome Todd Goodman with OKC Riversports. He will speak to our club about the 2 latest additions to the OKC Riversports Lake Overholser Boathouse and Lake Hefner Boathouse and the ammenities that are availalbe to the community.RIVERSPORT’s Lake Overholser Boathouse is located on the east shore of Lake Overholser just south of the historic Route 66 bridge, and offers access to the North Canadian River and Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge for rowing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. RIVERSPORT Adventures at Lake Overholser include a “stunt jump” free fall, a giant swing, and a double zip line across the water. Stand up paddle boards and kayaks plus lessons and coached programs are also available. Guided group paddling excursions into the adjacent Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge are available by reservation, and both sunset and full moon paddles are held throughout the season. Note: Adventures at Lake Overholser are currently closed due to COVID-19 RIVERSPORT’s Lake Hefner Boathouse is located on the south shore of the lake next to the marina [directions] and offers sailing camps and lessons.Just a short distance away at Hobie Point, RIVERSPORT also offers stand up paddle boarding and kayak rentals daily during the season [hours].Lake Hefner Boathouse 4407 S. Lake Hefner Dr. Hobie Point & South Shore, Lake Hefner

  
Master Distiller

Castle Spirits...Original Hand Crafted Recipe...Crafted in Oklahoma

Distilled in Oklahoma’s finest hammered-brass still, this Castle Spirits Signature Series Honey Blend may be the best we’ve ever made. It’s a softly aromatic, easy-sipping spirit that is perfect for reflective conversation and cherished fellowship.

Head distiller Russell Thorp is a craftsman at heart, and a master plumber by profession. He first created the Castle Spirits unique hammered-brass still. Then, the Signature Series formula was perfected, distilled from grain using a traditional sour mash method, and finished in seasoned American Oak barrels.

Castle Spirits Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery that features its Honey Blend formula. The bottle—a work of art in itself—is grounded by the label’s old-world Welsh castle. The distiller’s attention to detail is reflected in the rich, hand-dipped wax seal, embossed with the Castle Spirits insignia for the perfect finishing touch.

We know our Signature Series Honey Blend will receive your enthusiastic approval, just like it did with our family and friends.

Let's give a warm welcome to Russell Thorp and learn more about his craft!

  
Senate Issues and Covid 19 Impact
Senator Mary B. Boren
Hometown Norman, OK her Occupation: Educator/Attorney
Mary Boren (Democratic Party) is a member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 16. She assumed office on November 16, 2018. Her current term ends on November 15, 2022.
Mary Boren earned a bachelor's degree from Cameron University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. Boren is employed as an estate and legacy manager with The Salvation Army. She began volunteering with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children in 1997 and helped to found the Trinity Legal Aid Clinic in 2007.
Senator Boren has been involved and advocates for Teaching and the Public Schools, Healthcare, Jobs & Employment. Let’s Welcome her to share some of the ongoing challenges in our state and her insight on Covid 19 and it’s affects and challenges.
2019-2020
Boren was assigned to the following committees:
  
Selling Cell Phones-Ipads-Electronics to save the Environment

Brad Armstrong with Pace Butler Corporation will share the benefits of recycling used tech devices, such as cell phones, iPads, hand held devices, etc. According to the World Economic Forum, each person in the United States and Canada produces over 44 pounds of tech waste annually. That is over 367 million pounds every year. Often, the toxic components of those devices pollute the groundwater and earth, poisoning our precious resources. This dumping of tech devices is usually due to the lack of knowledge of WHAT to do with a company’s old tech assets. How do you recycle or reuse old cellphones? Who can use years old iPads? With a lack of knowing what to do with boxes of devices, there is generally only one result---throwing them away. I will give your membership not only an earth friendly way to dispose of old tech devices, I will also share with them how those devices can actually HELP underprivileged persons around the world. By choosing to sell these assets to a company that repurposes electronic devices, you are not only helping our environment, but also allowing churches, missionaries, and other organizations to get these used devices into the hands of people who otherwise would never be able to afford one. In the past five years, PaceButler has prevented 1,644,426 cell phones and 292,603 pounds of other electronics from enter landfills and polluting our environment.  He will share how we can help do our part to recycle, repurpose and conserve! Check out his website: https://www.pacebutler.com/ 

Club Social-CANCELLED-President's Day
Feb 15, 2021 6:30 PM
President's Day No Meeting

In Honor of President's Day we will not have our normal meeting.  DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WE WILL NOT HAVE OUR CLUB SOCIAL OR MEETING..

PRESIDENT'S DAY

While the holiday in February is still officially known as Washington's Birthday (at least according to the Office of Personnel Management), it has become popularly (and, in some cases at the state level, legally) known as "Presidents' Day." This has made the third Monday in February a day for honoring both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as president. Welcome to the club President Biden!

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WE HAVE CANCELLED THIS EVENINGS MEETING
WE WILL RESCHEDULE OUR SPEAKER.... Senator Mary B. Boren
Hometown Norman, OK her Occupation: Educator/Attorney
Mary Boren (Democratic Party) is a member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 16. She assumed office on November 16, 2018. Her current term ends on November 15, 2022.
Mary Boren earned a bachelor's degree from Cameron University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. Boren is employed as an estate and legacy manager with The Salvation Army. She began volunteering with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children in 1997 and helped to found the Trinity Legal Aid Clinic in 2007.
Senator Boren has been involved and advocates for Teaching and the Public Schools, Healthcare, Jobs & Employment. Let’s Welcome her to share some of the ongoing challenges in our state and her insight on Covid 19 and it’s affects and challenges.
2019-2020
Boren was assigned to the following committees:

Meet Paula Lewis, Chair of the OKCPS Board of Education, mother of two and a native of Lawton, OK. An alumni of Eisenhower Senior High School, Lewis has been part of the OKCPS Board of Education for almost three years and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in Biology from Southwest Missouri State University and one in Occupational Therapy from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her undergraduate education, she also holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Co-owner of Quest Pediatric Therapy and former professional golf player, Lewis juggles her busy days between her job, serving as the chair for the OKCPS board, meetings, and spending time with her family.

Please welcome Paula Lewis as she shares the importance of the OKC Public Schools and the challenges and achievements that have been obtained for our OKC Public Schools!

After 34 years, George retired from Schlumberger as an Engineering Fellow Emeritus in December 2019. His expertise is hydraulic fracturing, having designed and evaluated fracturing treatments in over 20 countries on six continents. He has authored or co-authored over 40 technical publications, and has 12 patents and applications. He was a 2009-10 Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of Completion of Organic Shale Reservoirs. George holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Francais du Petrole. Let's welcome him and his speaking on Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes.
Utopia Plastix
Sharina Perry grew up in the south and saw firsthand what it meant to be an “African American Woman” before she knew what it meant to be a “Business Woman”. Now as the founder of Utopia Plastix, she is on a mission to make sure “minority business” is something to be infinitely proud of. She continues to be driven by personal accounts of minority farmers and business owners who have been impacted by land misuse and economic hardship. Sharina has a goal to help multi-generational minority and disadvantaged families and their communities.  Sharina and her skilled team of experts were intentional and relentless in creating “Utopia Plastix.” The most durable, natural and affordable plastic alternative currently in the market.  The crops used to make Utopia Plastix are USDA approved, absorb carbon at 4-5 times the rate of trees, and actually replenish the earth with valuable nutrients. This breakthrough alternative is what the global market is looking for to leverage the practical benefits of plastic in responsible ways.  Utopia Plastix enhances our customers’ brands because it offers the most durable and affordable plant-based plastic available, supports farmers by providing them a new bumper crop, supports companies’ minority inclusion initiatives, and supports the public’s desire to simply do the right thing. Utopia Plastix invites you to join its mission of moving the world closer to Utopia. Sharina will share with us her new innovation and how it will shape and change our future.

Let's Welcome Blake Wieland, Director of Development of Hope is Alive.

At HIA  (Hope Is Alive), it’s not just about overcoming addiction, we are focused on radically changing your life! If you jump into the program and are willing to do what’s asked of you, you will find that Radical Life Change we talk about so much here. We believe in a strong, structured and fun environment to ensure long term sobriety. That’s how we facilitate Radical Life Change, one day at a time, in our crazy beautiful homes. We will meet you where you are, unpack all the baggage of the past and guide you to a life you never thought was possible. We promise you this, if you give all you got to this program, you won’t recognize your life when you graduate!

Dear Rotarians,
 
Hope you all have a very safe and Merry Christmas!  We will not be meeting tonight December 21, 2020 in honor of the Christmas Holiday.  We will not be meeting next week Monday December 28th in honor of the New Year Holiday.  
 
We will reconvene January 4, 2021.
 
Peace and many blessings to you this Christmas Holiday season.
 
Much Love,
Karyn Seabrooke

Huey P. Long began serving in the position of City Manager-Elect for the City of Safford on October 4, 2004. He assumed the City Manager position on January 8, 2005.

Mr. Long was born in Atoka, Oklahoma. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Huey Long, as a second-generation public administrator. He served as city manager of Spencer, Coalgate, Del City, Moore, Mustang, Oklahoma and county administrator of La Paz County, Arizona. Huey married Tari S. Norton in 1969. They have a son, Bryan P. Long, city manager of Oak Grove, Missouri and daughter, Teresa R. Long, of Mustang, Oklahoma and five grandchildren.

At the age of twenty-one (21) Huey was acknowledged as the youngest public administrator in the United States. He began his career in 1970. Upon graduation from the University of Central Oklahoma, 1974, with a degree in General Education, He continued to faithfully serve the public through various administrative positions in the City of Oklahoma City, Sapulpa, Broken Arrow and other cities across the State of Oklahoma.

Currently he is the City Manager of Spencer, OK.  He will discuss municipal governement.

Dr. Leon Renault DeSecottier is a Counselor based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and his medical specialization is Counselor. He practices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has the professional credentials.

 

Dr. Leon Renault DeSecottier is a provider who is trained and educated in the performance of behavior health services through interpersonal communications and analysis. Training and education at the specialty level usually requires a master's degree and clinical experience and supervision for licensure or certification. He will share with us the Mental Issues plaguing our society today.

Club Meeting will discuss- Signing up for TEEM volunteer mock interviews.  Review upcoming Club speakers. Christmas Wrap Party for Northwinds Aids patients. Thanksgiving Turkey Smoke Fry with Mark and Marc. Fundraising Ideas. Christmas Party and Days off in December.

Don Spencer is the president of the OK 2nd Amendment Association, their primary goals are to: • Maintain a daily presence at the state capitol during the legislative session.
• Bring together the best and brightest including legislators, attorneys, law professors, and Second Amendment experts, to craft sound public policy.
• Provide research and wording to legislators for Second Amendment legislation.
• Organize grassroots to support pro-Second Amendment legislation.
• Educate legislators, the media, and the public about the Founders’ intent concerning the Second Amendment.

He will share with us many of the accomplishments of his organization and discuss stand your ground and Castle Doctrine.

Carl Douglas has been an attorney practicing law in OKC since 1994.  Recently has held lectures and defends the Stand your Ground Law and Castle Doctrine.  He will visit with us in more detail about the Oklahoma laws and how they pertain to you and your family during these challenging times.
Angie Bailey is the owner of IV For Nutrition Now. 
 
Formerly owned Rawhide on Auto Alley and is still an interior designer.  Brandy Woods/ Clinic Director and RN 15 years experience
 
Angie will tell us more about IV For Nutrition Now and how it can benefit you!!
 
The human body is a self-healing, self-regenerating organism, capable of restoring health and balance. However, in order for our bodies to do this, they require higher levels of nutrients to repair tissue, restore energy, offset oxidative stress and free radicals, and regenerate our cells. 
WE HAVE CANCELLED TONIGHTS MEETING DUE TO BAD WEATHER- we will reschedule our guest speaker in the future.
 
Please welcome Robert Peters Robert Peters, Actor and Director.  He was born on July 20, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), Lincoln (2012) and In the Line of Fire (1993) . Graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Oklahoma, Has Potawatomi and Cherokee heritage on both sides of his family, along with Irish and Welsh. His first directorial effort, Mutual Love Life (1999), was one of the final ten live-action shorts that secured Oscar consideration in 2000. Has a labrador named "Mr. Bob", after one of his favorite comedic actors, Bob Newhart. Fourth-generation Oklahoman. Both of his great-grandfathers, one a U.S. Deputy Marshall for the Indian Territory, and the other, a participant in the second Oklahoma land run, were also the only two preachers in Sallisaw, OK at that time.
A warm welcome, Pam Mowry is the Executive Director of Canterbury Voices. She has more than twenty years of nonprofit management experience, primarily in the areas of fundraising, board development and event management. Mowry’s career began at the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain in 1998. In 2005, she joined the staff of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma just as their capital campaign was getting underway to renovate and endow three properties on NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City, known as the Plaza District. Lyric was successful in reaching its goal to double their artistic programming and expand their community outreach when the historic Plaza Theatre opened in December 2007. Mowry left Lyric in 2012 to become the Executive Director of Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund, and coordinated three Red Tie Night events before joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County staff, and now Canterbury Voices.

During her career, Mowry has served as Chairman of the Oklahoma Arts Conference in Oklahoma City and served on the Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Board. Mowry has served as a guest speaker and panelist on various fundraising topics, including capital campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and creative fundraising ideas.

Mowry earned a Bachelor of Music with Elected Studies in Business degree from Oklahoma State University.

Please join us in welcoming DG Smallings, a local and Native Choctaw Nation Oklahoman.  D.G. Smalling is an Oklahoma Choctaw Native artist.[1] Smalling is best known for his one-line, continuous drawing technique in which his pen never leaves the paper until the image is complete.[1] Although Smalling rarely enters competitive shows, he was among a select group of artists who represented Oklahoma at Disney's Epcot Center in 2007. He participated in Choctaw Days at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2012 where he presented on World War I Choctaw code talkers, including his great-grandfather, Calvin Wilson. 
 
Tonight will be an open forum where DG will share with us his thoughts of art and life.
Congratulations to the Rotarians for their continued efforts in stuffing and providing TEEM (The Employment and Education Ministry) with 20 more Hygiene Bags for their organization. We successfully delivered them on Friday Oct 3, 2020 and as usual the TEEM organization was grateful.  We will try to line up future Mock Interviews for our October Community Service Project.  More details to come.
The Bricktown Rotary would like to Welcome three new Members: Angelia Smith-Stewart, John Cox, and Ty Milton!!  Thanks for joining our group and our efforts in the community and Service Above Self!
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Paul Riley-Director of Sales & Marketing Omni
Apr 19, 2021 5:30 PM
The New Omni Hotel Meeting & Event Space
Please welcome Paul Kiley Director of Sales and Marketing for the new downtown Omni Hotel.
 
He will share with us the information on the new facility and event space.
ELEGANT TRADITION & CONTEMPORARY COMFORT

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel is a true entertainment and culinary-forward destination while paying homage to the heritage and modern progress of the city. The hotel features 605 luxurious guest rooms, inclusive of 29 suites, with dramatic views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park and the downtown skyline.  The hotel is across the street from Bricktown and is conveniently nestled between Chesapeake Energy Arena and the Oklahoma City Convention Center.

100 West Oklahoma City Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109 

Phone:  (405) 438-6500 

Jeanette Nance- Keep Oklahoma Beutiful
Apr 26, 2021 5:30 PM
Keep Oklahoma Beutiful
Happy Memorial Day No Meeting
May 31, 2021 5:30 PM
Memorial Day
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
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Immediate Past President