Upcoming Events
Speakers
Jeremy Cowley-Senior Director, Student Affairs
Nov 28, 2022 5:30 PM
Metro Tech-Workforce Development Solutions

Let's welcome Jeremy Cowley, he is the Senior Director of Student Affairs and will share with us all the great things happening at Metro Tech today!

Wrapping Party for Northwinds
Dec 01, 2022 5:30 PM
Key Realty and Property Mgt Office form 5:45pm-8:45pm
Lance Witherow-Magic Mushrooms
Dec 05, 2022 5:30 PM
Magic Mushrooms to Treat PTSD
Updates
Let's Welcome Jeff Gabelsberg, RYLA Chair,
He will visit with us about the upcoming Ryla camp and how we can help! Here is their link: https://rotary5750.org/sitepage/nbsp-ryla/ryla 
 
Time to get ready for the best week of the year… RYLA!!! And WOW, has it been a crazy year. Last year, as you know, we decided to lean into the challenges of the pandemic. Working with our team of Alumni (Counselors, etc.), we created eRYLA, which was held in July of 2020. We were delightfully surprised at how the students progressed through eRYLA so similarly to what we expect to see in person. We also saw virtually no attrition. They learned so much, grew so much and had fun! 

BASIC CAMP RYLA INFORMATION July 7-11, 2021

Each student receives a secure login with access to our unique website (all Zoom links and activities are built into the site) and a retreat crate (with all of their supplies for eRYLA activities).  We would love to schedule a time to Zoom in to one of your club meetings to present this program.Costs: Camper = $300 (first year students) Trailblazers = $300 (second year students) Junior and Senior Counselors, as well as other admin staff (all alumni): Included in program costs.

Contact Information: Chair: Jeff Gablesberg, 904-509-4497, RYLAup5750@gmail.com

Bridget Markwood, 218-341-5717, CampRYLA@yahoo.com 

or for Google, Bridget.L.Markwood@gmail.com

Jun 27, 2022 6:00 PM
END of YEAR PARTY-@ Dunlap Codding
End of Year Celebration

As our Rotary year comes to an end, we will celebrate at Dunlap Codding located at: 609 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.  Our President will introduce the new President and new board members. Thanks for a wonderful year and we look forward to the new year!!!

  
New Volunteer Coordinator with The Employment Education Ministry

Let's Welcome Matt Staples with TEEM.  He replaced Nikki our past volunteer coordinator.  His background is in College Ministry and recently relocated here from the wonderful state of Florida.  He has been married to his wife Abby a little over 7 months.  He will share with us the good works he does for TEEM and how we as Rotarians can help.

Fan Drive- News 4 -Salvation Army-Rococo's and Bricktown Rotary Unite

COME ONE and COME ALL, The Bricktown Rotary is teeming up with the Salvation Army,  Rococo's, & News Channel 4 to get as many fan's for those in need.

Bring a friend and Bring a fan or 2 to Rococo's on Western:4308 N Western Ave, OKC, OK 73118

https://loverococo.com/ 

May 2, 2022- Club Meeting-Day's of Wine and Rotary

Hi All, 

Tonight we will meet at Bricktown Charleston's to review Event Bright Ticket Sales, Silent Auction Items, and other Club Business.  Please attend as we will need to finalize our Volunteer Sign up sheet.

Thanks!

 
Club Meeting-
Day's of Wine and Rotary Ticket Sales Arts Festival

Welcome all Rotarians we will be reviewing the upcoming Days of Wine and Rotary Fundraiser coming up.

We will visit about the Arts Festival Beer Tent

And go over ticket sales.

See you soon!!

Apr 18, 2022 5:30 PM AT 1492 LATIN CUISINE at Casady Square
Kelsey Walters-Agricultural Economist
Agriculture Economist, farmer, and cartographer Farming & Agriculture in Moldova

Let's welcome Kesley,

After graduating from OSU, she served in the United States Peace Corps as a volunteer in the Agriculture and Rural Business program. Upon completion of her Peace Corps service, she married Yuri, a Moldovan businessman. Together they established a farming LLC and began to reorganize a soviet collective farm in the south of Moldova on the border with Ukraine. After 10 years, their operation has grown to over 6,000 acres with 35 employees in two villages. They produce wheat, corn, canola, barley, and Sunflowers. 

She an economist, mom and so much more, she will share with us life in Ok and Moldova.

Terry is a founding member of Fertile Ground. He oversees business development and site operations of the cooperative. Terry is passionate about social ecology, contemplative spirituality and liberation theology. He volunteers as Community Garden coordinator and congregational organizer for VOICE (Voices Organized In Civic Engagement) at Joy Mennonite Church. Terry is also on the planning team of the Oklahoma Compost Conference and serves on the Green Team for the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. Terry enjoys making Darci laugh, spending time outdoors, making holy mischief with friends, banging on drums, playing with his kids and volunteering as soccer coach at Wilson Elementary.
We will have our normally scheduled Club Meeting at the Mantel. Please invite a friend we are supporting our future vendor for our May Day's of Wine and Rotary event. Invite a friend.
https://www.themantelokc.com/ 
About OSSM Created by legislative action in 1983, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics began classes in 1990 as Oklahoma's only co-education, two-year, public, fully- residential high school for juniors and seniors with exceptional ability in science and mathematics. OSSM is situated in Oklahoma City in the heart of the Innovation District. The 148 students (76 seniors and 72 juniors) represent 73 high schools in 28 counties throughout the state of Oklahoma. Our students come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Historically 100% of our graduating seniors enroll at a four-year college or university directly after graduation. All 32 faculty members hold at least a master’s degree; 91% hold a doctorate in their academic teaching discipline.
 
About Geoffrey Simpson,
 
Geoffrey is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tulsa (scheduled graduation of May 2022), having obtained his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University. He is also a member of the class of 1993 of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM). Geoffrey is a serial entrepreneur with several successful endeavors over the years including Spiked Mace Software, Moxie Software, Breach Management, SkaFlash, and Diner Connection. Geoffrey is the first Alumni of OSSM to be appointed to the OSSM Board of Trustees and now serves as the Chairperson for the Search Committee to find the next president of the school. He also is the Academic Committee chairperson, where he leads the team that maintains the curriculum and academic standards. He is also a long-serving judge for i2e’s yearly Governor’s Cup business competition and is an Industry Advisory Board member for the Oklahoma State University Computer Science Department. He doesn’t limit his volunteer work to just business, Geoffrey is heavily involved in the running community, including serving as the Logistics Director for the Tulsa Route 66 Marathon for many years and as the race director for the Mohawk 5000 foot race.
 
Let's welcome Geoffrey Simpson!
Jennifer Crow-Founder
Beautiful Dream Society

In March 2008, Jennifer Crow, founder of the Beautiful Dream Society, had a very vivid dream. In her unusual dream, Jennifer was on a ship with Christine Caine (only an acquaintance at the time), looking over the ship’s railing, cruising past a dark rocky coastline. As they glanced across the horizon, in the sky above the land, Jennifer saw the word “L-E-S-O-T-H-O,” spelled out in capital letters, a word she was unfamiliar with, and had no recollection of ever hearing. On the rocks of the coastline were hundreds of seals. One particular seal in the middle, a mother seal, was much bigger than the others. This mother seal had a large pouch, like a kangaroo, filled with baby seals; some were bleeding, pale, and sickly. 

While Jennifer and Christine were watching, the mother seal’s pouch was ripped open, and hundreds of her children, from embryos to different sizes of babies, spilled into the sea and were lost. As Jennifer looked into the eyes of the mother seal, the seal’s face turned into the face of a brown-skinned woman. Although she didn’t speak, the tears spilling from her penetrating eyes conveyed her voiceless but urgent plea: “Help me.”

Jennifer was shocked to discover that Lesotho is the name of a tiny country completely surrounded by South Africa. It’s a country ravaged by poverty, with the second highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world. Jennifer’s dream became the motivating catalyst for several trips to Lesotho, and in May 2010, the Beautiful Dream Society was founded. BDS’s initial purpose of helping the woman in the dream (Lesotho) with her hurting children was only the beginning.

Let's welcome Jennifer Crow founder of Beautiful Dream society to learn more about assisting with Human Trafficing and Saving Mother's and children.

COME JOIN THE BRICKTOWN ROTARY FUNDRAISER!!
 
Days of Wine and Rotary 2022 will be May 6th
at Dunlap Codding (AKA DC on Film Row)
Get tickets from your nearest Bricktown Rotarian or find them here.
Please share this on Facebook.
 
Just some of the philanthropic endeavors include proceeds go to:
Collecting Hygiene Bags for https://www.teem.org
Building a tree house for the Boys and Girls Club.
Entertaining the children with Prader Willi Syndrome at their annual conference.
Sponsoring books for children as part of Pambe Ghana.
Walking to End Alzheimer's.
Sponsoring the NewView Oklahoma dragon boat team of adults who are visually impaired.
Raising money after the Japanese Tsunami.
Serving cold beverages at the Festival of the Arts MegaDrinks tent.
Providing gifts for SKIL students.
Collecting box fans for the elderly in conjunction with the Salvation Army.
Purchasing Christmas gifts & hosting a Christmas party for residents of Northwinds, a nursing home for AIDS and HIV patients 
 
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/days-of-wine-and-rotary-2022-tickets-257588061827
  
Ward 1-Opportunities and Community outreach

Councilman Carter was born in Tampa, Fla., on McDill Air Force Base, where his father served in the U.S. Air Force. When he was 5years old, Councilman Carter and his family returned to his parents’ hometown of Bethany, where he grew up.

After graduating from Bethany High School, he followed in the footsteps of his father, uncle and grandfather and entered the service, joining the U.S. Army. An automobile accident led to opioid addiction and eventual discharge from the service, beginning a dark period in his life.

Years later, when after he met his wife, Amy, they began their journey together attending church, accepting Christ as their Savior and growing their own family. After losing Amy’s sister and brother-in-law to opioid overdoses just four months apart, they adopted their niece, completing their family of seven.

Motivated by their own redemption from opioid addiction, they began to build ministries and conduct outreach, opening doors of opportunity to help others find and fulfill their God-given purpose.

Let's welcome City Councilman Bradley Carter!

Patrick Berry is an FBI Agent he will provide insights to Fraud and swindles. A little bit about Patrick Berry, he is a
Supervisory Special Agent in the Oklahoma City Field Office.  He has been an FBI Agent for 13 years. Eight of those years in the Houston Field Office, 
4.5 years at FBI Headquarters then he was Assigned to Oklahoma City on July 19, 2021.
 
Prior to joining the FBI, Patrick Berry served 8 years in the US Army (in both South Korea and Germany). He was at one time employed as an Auditor for Ernst and Young in Houston, Texas. Let's welcome him as our upcoming speaker!  WE WILL MEET THIS EVENING AT THE HAMILTON LOCATED:12232 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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.

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
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