Dear District 5750 Rotarians,
Spring is in the Air!  We have added to our District Governor Line with the selection of Mr. Michael Trewitt joining our leadership team!  Mid-America President Elect Training is this weekend as we equip, inspire and motivate the next year’s leaders.  I am especially excited about our Tri-District Conference in April!  Our District Governor Team with Immediate Past District Governor Deena Fisher, District Governor Elect Jack Werner, District Governor Nominee Mukesh “Mack” Patel, and following DGN Mack, is Michael Trewitt.  Our District is in great hands!
If you haven’t already, please make plans to attend the District Conference and Foundation Dinner from April 26-28!  You can register for the District Conference on the District website:
Scroll down to the Conference Activities story below and click on the links for each event. 
Deadline for District Conference / Foundation Dinner is April 12. Food service must know how much food to order.
There is an amazing line up for speakers!  I’m especially excited about Dr. Jennifer Hays-Grudo from Oklahoma State University who has an incredible message of Resilience and work she is doing with Oklahoma tribes.
We will have the honor of having a Presidential Representative as our guest at the District Conference. Robert Hall and his wife Charlene will be joining us. They are from Georgia. Not very many conferences are sent a Representative by Rotary International!
The Choctaw Resort has blocked 150 rooms for our Multi-District Conference. There are rooms still available there as well as the Holiday Inn and Quality Inn. If you need a link for Holiday Inn, please contact Amy Hollas our District Administrator at
We will have a Hall of Friendship set up at the conference. If your club would like to set up a table display for your club, please let me know so that I can have a table for your club.
We will have a printed program. If you would like to advertise or be a sponsor for the Conference and Foundation Dinner, we will publish your ad in the program. Click here for a link to the sponsorship levels.
The agenda will be finalized for the Conference and Foundation Dinner soon. In the mean time, if you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
We are excited to invite you to join us for "Hope in the Heartland!' The $150 registration fee is covered by the District and includes the Foundation Dinner. The Friday night Reception is a separate fee of $30. We'll have a fish fry and play cornhole. If you need a special diet, please let me know and I will make accommodations for you.
Yours In Rotary,
Jeanean Jones
Upcoming Events
Mid-America President Elect Training
Wyndham Hotel & Ft. Smith Convention Center
Mar. 21, 2024 – Mar. 23, 2024
Midwest City's Annual Shrimp Boil
MWC Community Center
Apr. 06, 2024 6:00 p.m.
Bricktown Rotary Days of Wine & Rotary
Dunlop Codding
Apr. 19, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Multi-District Conference
Choctaw Resort & Casino
Apr. 26, 2024 – Apr. 28, 2024
River Clean Up Project
OKC Boathouse
May 10, 2024 10:00 a.m.
Ponca City Trailblazers Rotary Club Crawfest
May 11, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
RI Convention 2024: Singapore
May 25, 2024 – May 29, 2024
Rotary Club of Edmond Golf Tournament
KickingBird Golf Course
May 29, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Club of Edmond Trivia
Rankin YMCA
Jun. 05, 2024
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
District Training Assembly
E. W. Marland Mansion
Jul. 13, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
View entire list
Email Amy for Details on
Sponsorship Opportunities for District Conference by the April 15th deadline.
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Multi-District Conference Activities
Service Project Opportunity:
We are planning a service project for Friday afternoon, April 26th, before our Conference reception. A few years ago the Durant Rotary Club used a District grant to place raised garden beds at the Ron Cross Senior Citizens Center. It will be time to plant the gardens at the Center in April. If any of you gardeners would like to help accomplish the task, or anyone who just likes to dig in the dirt, please let 5770 District Governor Patty Swink know at We'll have plants and tools available. 
Friday Activities Information:
Guided Fishing on Lake Texoma: for information and reservations
Golf at Tanglewood Golf Course, Pottsboro, TX, about 25 miles from the Choctaw Resort:
Contact Rotarian Jeremiah Lynch at
Tour of Ft. Washita: Contact Rotarian Gordon Eggleton at
Lunch at Blake Shelton's Ole Red: No reservations required. There will be live music during the lunch hour. 214 W Main St, Tishomingo, OK
Lunch at Reba's: We will be making reservations for groups of ten. If we make reservations for more than eleven, we have to go to the group menu. Small groups are able to order off the menu. There will be live music during the lunch time. 301 E Court St, Atoka, OK
If you are touring the Choctaw Headquarters, they have a wonderful cafeteria where you can have lunch. There is a cafe at the Choctaw Cultural Center where you can get Native American food. Try the grape dumplings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Friday Evening Fish Fry
We will have super fun, live dance music by REMIX from District 5750 at our reception on Friday night at Lost Street Brewery in downtown Durant. We'll have a 10,000 sq ft warehouse all to ourselves. We'll have a fish fry and play corn hole. We'll have tables set up for board games, dominoes or card games. You might even want to get out on the dance floor!  We have school buses available to bring attendees back and forth from the Choctaw Resort as there is limited parking at the Lost Brewery.  You can also Uber/Lyft.
Wings of Rotary Hoedown & Challenge
District 5750 had the honor of hosting the Inbound Wings of Rotary team from Japan this month.  The Wings of Rotary Hoedown was a success.  Thank you to all who made it happen.  Check out the Photo Album
The Ponca City Rotary Club in the support of Wings of Rotary ‘23-’24, challenges each club in District 5750 to match its $100.00 donation to support our outbound students traveling to Japan this June.
All checks should be mailed directly to:
Kelly Johnson
Wings of Rotary Committee Treasurer
PO Box 829
Ponca City, OK 74602

Stillwater Frontier's Wine to Water Event

Stillwater Frontier Rotary Club held its annual WINE TO WATER event on March 1, offering lots of wine, food and auction items for its participants. The event raised more than $17,000 for use in support of international water projects and local charities.

Rotary Club of Edmond Hosts Annual Career Shadow Day
Club Members Say the City Will Be in Good Hands
Rotary Club of Edmond members and students from Edmond high schools gained beneficial insight into each other, building hope for the city’s future and respect between generations.

Students from Edmond Memorial High School, Santa Fe High School and Edmond North High School participated in the club’s annual Career Shadow Day on March 6 to learn first-hand about day-to-day life in various places where members work.

Participating businesses included Edmond Public Schools Foundation, Edmond Police Department, Visit Edmond, Edmond Fire Department, Edward Jones, Edmond Public Schools Technology Department, Citizens Bank of Edmond, Keller Williams Realty Central Oklahoma, and Hyperbaric Fitness USA.

The students began the day shadowing at businesses then reported to the club about their experiences during the weekly meeting.
Rotary Club of Oklahoma City's Teacher of the Month
 In cooperation with the Mayor's office and City Council, the Rotary Club of Okla. City recognizes an outstanding teacher in our community

Holly Jackson, 5th Grade Social Studies at Canyon Ridge Intermediate School in Mustang, has been named Teacher of the Month for March 2024  by Mustang Public Schools and Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.
Holly Jackson  was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $500 gift from the Rotary Club 29 Foundation AND a $500 gift from the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation in partnership with the American Fidelity Foundation. 
West OKC Rotary Club's Special Celebration
On March 13th, the West OKC Rotary Club gathered for a special celebration. The club was abuzz with excitement as they prepared to honor the February Teacher and Student of the Month from the Western Heights School District. It was a momentous occasion for the members, who took great pride in recognizing the exceptional talents and dedication of these individuals.
In addition to recognizing the Teacher and Student of the Month, the club also welcomed new members with open arms. 
The celebration was a true testament to the spirit of community and collaboration that the West OKC Rotary Club embodied. 
District Resources
PDG Angela Rickman is sharing tips for Building a Strong Rotary Brand.  She includes Strategies & Best Practices for Social Media in a fun, engaging and practical way.  
Angela shared her PowerPoint presentation with us.  Click here to access.
Angela is also part of the Public Image Team for our Zone.  You can access webinars about this an other great presentations by clicking the link below.

Dear club presidents-elect, membership chairs, and incoming membership chairs:

Around the world, incoming club presidents are gathering to learn, connect with one another, and plan for the year ahead. I want to emphasize an important insight as you prepare. Recent Rotary research confirms what we‘ve always known but haven’t always articulated; members’ overall satisfaction is most closely related to their club experience.

The magic of Rotary happens in our clubs, and you play a vitally important role in that. As a club leader, you have the unique opportunity to make sure that members feel welcomed and included, have opportunities for personal growth and leadership development, can make meaningful connections, and are contributing to service in significant ways.

Rotary has the tools to help with all this. Here are three things you can do to make sure your club offers an irresistible experience to everyone: 

  • Ask for member feedback at every stage of their membership journey. Get to know new or prospective members with the Member Interest Survey and use the Member Satisfaction Survey to assess the experiences you’re offering to existing members. 
  • When new members join your club, provide a new member orientation that offers a meaningful learning experience, personal connections, inspiration, and fun. 
  • Engage with Rotary’s networks and resources to enhance the projects you do in the community and beyond. 

I want Rotary to become known as an organization that takes care of its members as well as the communities we serve. When you engage members and deliver value, your club will be stronger, more attractive, and more fun. I’m excited for our year as Rotary leaders. Together, let’s make our clubs simply irresistible! 

Best regards,
Stephanie A. Urchick
President, Rotary International 2024-25

P.S. Learn more about Transforming Your Club’s Culture (My Rotary login required). 

Ponca City Trailblazers
The Ponca City Trailblazers Rotary Club has been diligently engaged in service activities, responding swiftly to urgent community needs. Last month, amidst a critical blood shortage in the state, our club took action by organizing a vital blood drive in February. This initiative was a testament to our commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of others. A recent feature in the Ponca City News spotlighted our efforts, picturing Ashley Villines, Board Member and Public Image Chair.
We are also thrilled to announce our very first fundraiser event - Crawfest! We're gearing up for an evening of fantastic food, fun, and community spirit, all in support of our new club's projects. Rotarians, we warmly invite you to join us for this special occasion. With limited tickets available, be sure to reserve yours soon by reaching out to Angela Rickman at Tickets are priced at $100 per person. Don't miss your chance to make a difference with us!
EOC Rotary Club Reads to Pre-K Students
EOC Rotary Club has been reading to Pre-K students in Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Harrah, Jones, and Luther school districts each month.

When a Rotarian, or guest, reads to the students they then get to take that book home with them to keep. It does not matter if the student has many books at home or none, they are extremely excited to get a book each month of the school year.
This year we have enlisted the help of the Harrah High School National Honor Students to help read to the Pre-K in Harrah School District. Both the High School students and the Pre-K’s love the interaction.


Rotary International Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for peacebuilders from diverse backgrounds to study at one of our peace centers located at leading universities around the world. This year, we’ll select 50 peace fellows to study in our master’s degree programs at six partner universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States and 80 fellows to earn postgraduate diplomas through our professional development certificate programs at Makerere University in Uganda and Bahçeşehir University in Turkey.
Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary Club of Guthrie Weekly Meetings
The Rotary Club of Guthrie enjoys hosting a student of the week along with some great guests and speakers.  The club meets on Mondays at Noon at Interbank Conference Room, 110 E. Cleveland Avenue, Guthrie OK.
Email Amy Hollas