Farewell Article as District Governor of Rotary 5750
 
It has been an incredible honor to serve as the District Governor of Rotary 5750. Over the past year, I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful Rotarians, from Gage to Pawhuska to Clinton and beyond. Our district is vibrant and exciting, filled with people making a significant difference in their communities.
 
One of the highlights of my tenure was getting a behind-the-scenes view of all the clubs and learning about the amazing work everyone is doing. It was a privilege to represent District 5750 at numerous trainings and events over the past few years, including visits to the Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, and the International Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
 
I cherished every moment of hearing about the various service projects and had the joy of participating in events like the Santa and Easter Bunny booth with the Rotary Club of NW Oklahoma City. These experiences have been incredibly rewarding, and my wish for Rotary in Oklahoma is for it to continue thriving and growing.
 
Rotarians are some of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve in this impressive capacity. I will always remember my time as District Governor and am excited for the upcoming leadership team. I will continue to support Rotary in any way that I am able.
 
Rotary's Mission and Vision Statements
Mission: "We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders."
 
Vision: "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
 
Thank you once again for this incredible journey.
 
Sincerely,

Jeanean
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
2024-25 District Governor Induction Ceremony
Hidden Trails Golf & Country Club
Jun. 28, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jun. 30, 2024
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jul. 07, 2024
 
District Training Assembly
E. W. Marland Mansion
Jul. 13, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jul. 14, 2024
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jul. 21, 2024
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jul. 28, 2024
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Aug. 04, 2024
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Aug. 11, 2024
 
Weekly Rotary Rides
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Aug. 18, 2024
 
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Registration is open for
Zone Leadership Seminars. 
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Family of Servant Leaders
On 17 June 2024, District Governor Jeanean Jones presented Alan Duncan with Rotary International's (RI) 2023-2024 Excellence In Service to Humanity Award.  RI recognizes up to 150 non-Rotarians worldwide who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service in accord with Rotary's ideals. 
 
Photographed on stage above from left to right: District Governor Nominee, Mukesh Patel; Midwest City Rotary Club President, Brittany Byers; District Governor, Jeanean Yannish-Jones; Alan Duncan; Rachael Duncan; Makayla Duncan; and District Membership Chairperson, James McQuillar.
Membership Review
July 1 starts a new Rotary year.  Be sure to review your active members for accuracy.  Our District Administrator will be reviewing those of you on ClubRunner to let you know any discrepancies.  If you have questions, please email Amy Hollas.
The Rotary Club of South OKC is throwing a party fit for the history books! Join us in celebrating our 75th birthday bash. Come see the torch passed from the amazing District Governor Jeanean Yanish Jones to our own Jack Werner, the new District 5750 Governor for 2024-2025. Drop a line to Club Secretary Samantha at 
sokcrotary.secretary@outlook.com to secure your spot at this epic feast! Let's make history together!
 
The happy occasion will be held on June 28th from Noon to 1 at: 
 
Hidden Trails Country Club
6501 S County Club Dr
OKC, OK 73159
 
$20.00 lunch
Golden Boy: Harold Armstrong Achieves 50 Years of Perfect Attendance

On June 4, 1974, Richard Nixon was still president, although Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein published “All the President’s Men” that month, and Nixon wasn’t president much longer.  That same month, singer Alanis Morisette was born in Canada, shortstop Derek Jeter was born in New Jersey and Harold Armstrong became a member of Club 29

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He hasn’t missed a meeting since.  

Guthrie Rotary

The Guthrie Rotary Club hosted student of the week, Iceley Holmes. She met guest speaker, Senator James Lankford, along with Peyton Burns, his Field Rep.

Click here for more info, the agenda, and registration.
Edmond Summit's 500 Books!
Edmond Summit Rotary Club donated their 500th book to an elementary school. Each book honored a Rotary guest speaker. Schools benefitting are: Sunset, Orvis Risner and Ida Freeman schools. RYLA Camp in Guthrie received 30 plus books for a special project. Edmond Summit also donated a large group of books to St. Paul’s Community School in OKC. The book donations continue.
Open World Program 2025 - Call for Hosts
Greetings from Evanston!

We are pleased to announce new hosting opportunities under the Open World Program during the 2025 calendar/hosting year, which will mark the twenty-sixth anniversary of Rotary’s participation in the program.

The Open World Program is available to Rotary/Rotaract clubs in the United States and provides an opportunity to build fellowship and friendship to strengthen international understanding by hosting emerging Eurasian leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam in your community.

Rotary/Rotaract clubs are needed to host six-participant delegations for eight days and nights and prepare a professional program related to business, community, and civic life in the United States.

The program focuses on developing a network of leaders who have an understanding of how American communities deal with contemporary issues and want to maintain contact with their new American contacts and other counterparts. Often, these collaborations lead to service projects between Rotary clubs in the two countries.

The Open World program, operated by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) an independent U.S. federal agency, is a special program available to Rotary/Rotaract clubs in the United States through a grant secured by Rotary International. Please review the Rotary Open World brochure for more information.

Rotary International (RI) serves as a national host organization, with Rotary clubs serving as local hosts for Open World delegations. Rotary clubs in 290 cities and 48 states have hosted over 4,000 of all 31,000 Open World participants throughout these years. RI can reimburse participating clubs for many of their hosting expenses through Open World grants.

Is your Rotary Club interested in working on an international project, hosting six Open World participants for eight days/nights, and willing to develop an intensive week of events based on a selected Open World theme? If yes, then the Open World Program would be perfect for your club. Please complete the Host Registration Form and email the completed form to OpenWorld@rotary.org by Monday, 12 August or sooner.

Find out more about the Open World Program on Rotary clubs | My Rotary.

Warm Rotary Regards,

Natalia Kunzer
Open World Program Officer
Natalia.Kunzer@Rotary.org
(847) 946-5664
Rotary clubs | My Rotary
Rotary Club of Edmond - A Year in Review
From helping children with disabilities and their families experience baseball at its best to enhancing a playground and garden area at an elementary school, The Rotary Club
of Edmond lived up to its mantra, “Service Above Self” throughout the 2024 fiscal year.

The club participated in several fundraisers, volunteered at numerous community events, and provided scholarships to students living in the city.

When temperatures started reaching the one-hundred-degree mark last summer, the new playground at Scissortail Elementary School in Edmond laid bare to the scorching
elements. There was no shade and no place to sit until new metal picnic tables arrived. Teachers and students also needed help with a school garden and a way to make
watering more efficient.
 
Thanks to a grant funded by Rotary District 5750 and monies provided by Edmond Rotary Club and Foundation. The grant and local club funds provided about seven-
thousand dollars for grounds improvements, including umbrellas for outdoor picnic tables, two benches, a portable irrigation system for the garden, two water stations, and
a special “Buddy Bench.”