Updates
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!
A Big Thanks to the Paseo FARMER's Market for sharing with us how they have impacted and deliver great home grown/made goods to our local Oklahomans!!
 
Paseo Farmer's Market
Fresh Foods-Vender's Change Weekly - Pick up or Order online
Thanks to Angela Renee Chase and Jenna Moore who presented the wonderful Goodness of the Paseo Farmer's Market.
 
Paseo Farmers Market Bio: The Paseo Farmers Market started 3 years ago as a small neighborhood market in the heart of the Paseo.  It has continued to grow each year, in vendors, customers, and community involvement.  This year it innovated a completely online farmers market in light of COVID-19, which had overwhelming success.  The market team is currently in the process of opening their first year-round brick and mortar local food market, the Paseo Food Cooperative.
 
There is drive through pick up at Red Rooster come to our next meeting to learn more!! Please Help get set up and support them!

Archer on Red Shield Private Investigations

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Area

Chuck Loughlin is a professional, discreet and accomplished investigator with 20 years of experience. He can provide exceptional investigative support in both criminal and civil matters. His skill set can be an asset to your already very capable team. Also Investigator and Mitigator for Oklahoma County Public Defender's office 15 yr plus experience. Oklahoma State Council on Law Enforcemnet Education and Training Certified, Armed Private Investigator-Private Investigations. US Army Counter Intelligence- The Army Counterintelligence (CI) Program requires its members to be mature, intelligent, and personable to carry out the broad range of CI functions to detect, identify, exploit, and neutralize the foreign intelligence and security services (FISS) and international terrorist organizations (ITO) threats targeting U.S. forces. The CI Special Agent has to be able to operate independently and be relied upon to make sound judgments in the absence of higher leadership or supervision. The CI Special Agent also has to interact with senior officials from both U.S., and host-nation military, civilian law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies. This requires that personnel applying for the Army CI Program be among the most professional and competent Soldiers in the Army. University of Central Oklahoma- Philosophy-Political Science- History 1991-1994.

Mr. Loughlin will share Private Investigative Analysis and how Covid has affected the industry.

  

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families

Please welcome Emily Rothrock Tate with Calm Waters Center for Children and Families.  Their Mission is to help Children and Families in their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss.  Emily will also discuss pandemic grief and mental health and how Calm Waters has uniquely helped Oklahomans dealing with grief and loss due to Covid and explain how they will continue to serve those in grief this fall in light of the Covid restrictions.

Thanks to Lowe for Sharing with us about the City Counsel's Chamber Remodel:
Lowe Runkle is an Architect born in bred in the good old state of Oklahoma.  He is a Project Architect and Constuction Administrator that has worked on numerous projects in the Oklahoma City area.  His recent project is the City Counsel Chamber's remodel.  He will share with us the ins and outs of the project and the successful completion..we will learn more, please join us.
 
Please join us this evening the
 
Aurthor of Mighty EndeavorThe American Nation & WWII

In Mighty Endeavor: The American Nation and the Second World War historian Blaine Browne provides a highly readable introduction to the war’s military course and its domestic consequences. World War II represented a major transformative event for America, laying the foundations for a modern postwar superpower. Browne chronicles the political, diplomatic, military, economic, and social developments from the end of World War I to the Cold War and economic boom of the postwar years. Each chapter features opening and closing biographies of individuals, some famous, some forgotten, who helped shape the war effort. The profiles represent a wide variety of Americans, civilian and military, men and women, and representing diverse races and ethnicities. Readers who recall the war years to those students studying it for the first time will find The Mighty Endeavor a superb gateway to a pivotal period of American and world history.

Mike Knopp brought rowing to Oklahoma City University as the first rowing coach for OCU ever. OCU became the first varsity rowing program in Oklahoma in 2004 after Knopp started the program as a club team in 2000.
Under Knopp’s guidance, OCU has garnered multiple achievements on and off the water. The success of OCU rowers has increased every year during Knopp’s tenure and has included multiple rowing champions and seen OCU rowers compete on the U.S. Under-23 national team.
Knopp has been instrumental in growing the sport in the state. Knopp was also the driving force behind the OCU Head of the Oklahoma Regatta, an annual rowing competition that attracts more than 50,000 spectators and competitors to Oklahoma City each year. This event has been recognized as the “National Regatta of the Year” and was the first U.S. Rowing competition to include night racing.
Other achievements include the designation of the Oklahoma River as an official Olympic training site, the construction of the Chesapeake finish line tower, multiple local, national, and international championship competitions, and the master plan development of the Oklahoma River.
Traffic Safety Educator with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office

Sgt. Todd Beesley is a Traffic Safety Educator and will be giving us a presentation on Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving and Seat Belt Safety.  He will also bring goggles that simulate distracted or impaired driving.  Come join us for a Safety Update!!

HYGIENE DRIVE 2020

For those who have been incarcerated, basic needs are not always available. Without employment, transportation, housing, or money, starting “fresh” can be difficult – if not impossible. TEEM’s mission is to break those cycles of poverty and incarceration by providing resources and education to those in need. Each year, the community has an opportunity to join this mission by dropping off hygiene products at donation boxes around Oklahoma City. With unemployment rates and sanitation needs increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need is even greater this year than in years past, and we hopes to collect 7,300 hygiene products over the two-month time period.

Towel 
Blanket 
Non perishable food items
Gift Cards for Food places where they can eat:
 
Items for Hygiene to go in back packs:
 
Kleenex, Chapstick, Makeup, Lotion, Nail Clippers, Washclothes, Band-aids/First Aid, Hair Bands, Razors & Shaving Cream, Hairbrush, Toothpaste
Floss, Mouthwash, Shampoo & Conditioner, Hand Sanitizer, Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products, Hair Products, Q-Tips, Wipes.
 
Upcoming Events
Speakers
George Waters-“Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquake
Jan 25, 2021 5:30 PM
“Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes.”

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.

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
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Member at Large
Member at Large
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President