Announcing Pre-registration for the 2024 District Conference at the
Only Six Diamond Resort in Oklahoma
The District Governors from 5750, 5830 and 5770 recently came to Durant to have a planning meeting for our joint District Conference. We are excited to be able to hold the Conference together. We are planning a time of fun, food, and fellowship.
Friday Evening Fish Fry
We will have Live Music 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!
Hotel Room Blocks 
We were able to get the deadline extended for signing a contract with the Choctaw Resort. I need an approximate room count by Dec 31, 2023. This does not lock you in if you tell me you want to reserve a room. I know this is early and things may change before April. I don't want to book too many rooms or too few rooms. I would like to get as close to an actual number as possible. Please remember, we need to reserve 80% of the rooms I sign a contract for. I can add rooms after the contract is signed but, we may not get the same rate. I can't remove rooms after the contract is signed. If we reserve less than 80% of the contracted rooms, the District must pay for those rooms. 
Click here to view the agenda. 
Please complete this google form to let us know where you are interested in booking a room and how many nights you plan to stay.
You can see the cost for each location on the form.  Hotel reservations will open up at the beginning of January 2024. 
When you register, you can also let us know which events you are planning to attend and any dietary restrictions we can accommodate.  You have the option to attend the full conference or just the Foundation Dinner.  You can also add-on a Friday night fish fry.
I am looking forward to a great time at our "Hope in the Heartland" Conference!

In Your Service,


Upcoming Events
Santa Clause for a Cause
Nov. 24, 2023 – Dec. 24, 2023
District New Member Orientation
Jan. 23, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mid-America President Elect Training
Wyndham Hotel & Ft. Smith Convention Center
Mar. 21, 2024 – Mar. 23, 2024
Multi-District Conference
Choctaw Resort & Casino
Apr. 25, 2024 – Apr. 28, 2024
RI Convention 2024: Singapore
May 25, 2024 – May 29, 2024
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Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Many clubs have been ringing bells for Salvation Army this month.  
If your club participated but your photos are not included, please email them to
Rotary Club Officers
Have you identified your 2024-2025 Club Officers?  Get them added in ClubRunner or now!
Encourage your President Elect to sign up for Mid-America President Elect Training ASAP!  Your District pays for this valuable training so DON'T MISS OUT!
Stillwater Frontier Rotary Club
The Stillwater Frontier Rotary Club is wrapping up its calendar year with memories of its community activities.
Additionally, the club’s two major fund raising events provided support for its activities and Rotary’s scholarships and international water projects. WINE TO WATER is on the 2024 calendar again for February, and our WINTER ALE TRIVIA CHALLENGE is just around the corner in January. Club members and community friends have formed 8-man teams to compete. WE INVITE OTHER ROTARY CLUBS TO JOIN US FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS AND OUR TRAVELING TROPHY. 
Birthday Club Raises Money for Rotary Foundation

There’s a benefit to becoming older each year and the Edmond community is the beneficiary.  

Rotary Club of Edmond is in its second year of a unique birthday club that raises funds for its
foundation to support community efforts and projects.

Ponca City Trailblazers Rotary Club
The Ponca City Trailblazers Rotary Club is thrilled to report the success of their first annual Share the Warmth Kids Coat Drive. With 111 coats collected in a month, the community's generosity shone through. Members gathered to sort and inventory the coats, collaborating with local schools in Ponca City, McCord and Tonkawa. The initiative has already made a positive impact, providing warmth and comfort to kids in need. 

View the Schedule of Events and Register HERE.

DG Jeanean Jones Visit to One Rotary Center
DG Jeanean Jones had the opportunity to tour One Rotary Center.  She and Jere had an incredible visit to Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. There they learned more about Rotary’s club level & global impact. Rotary District 6860 organized this awesome training experience! Celebrating President Gordon McInally.
December 2023 Rotary Club of Oklahoma City 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. 
Patrick Runnels, English teacher at Putnam City North High School has been named Teacher of the Month for December 2023.   He was named Putnam City District Teacher of the Year in 2023 and OKSTE Teacher of the Year in 2022.  
West OKC Rotary Celebrations
IPDG Deena Fisher had the honor of presenting West Oklahoma City Rotary Club their 100% Paul Harris Fellow Banner.
The real highlight was the celebration of the October Teacher and Student of the Month for the Western Heights School.
Guthrie Rotary Students of the Month
Guthrie Rotary President Tyler Calvert is pictured with the two Guthrie HS Basket Ball Coaches and 3 of their star players.
Registration is open for Mid-America President Elect Training.  If you plan to lead your Rotary Club or want to learn more about Rotary International mark your calendar and get registered today.  Click here to register. 
Connect for Good - Membership Event
Rotary International partnered with Rotary District 5750 to present Connect for Good.  This was a special evening of networking, discussion about improving OKC and our world, and enjoying the OKC Zoo's Safari Lights.
District 5750 New Member Orientation

Mack Patel and Jack Werner wish to hold new member orientation meetings across District 5750. 

The first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 23rd at Charleston’s in Bricktown, OKC from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Food and talk from 5:30 to 6:00 and Rotary information 6:00 to 7:00.

We wish to hold Rotary orientation meetings around the state; please call Jack Werner at 405-406-1790 if we may schedule a Rotary Orientation Meeting with for your club.

Click here for an update on the ShelterBox disaster relief projects currently underway.  
In addition to this, ShelterBox will be responding in Gaza. The situation is complex, but we are committed to responding as soon as possible. Almost 1.9 million people, more than 85% of the population in Gaza, have been displaced across the Gaza Strip since October. We are developing plans to work with a partner organization, with a presence in Gaza, to provide essential and lifesaving support to those who need it.
The sheer amount of humanitarian aid needed to avoid further suffering and loss of life cannot be underestimated. Essential supplies like water, food, and medical supplies are desperately needed and being prioritized for entry. However, getting aid to the people who need it is extremely challenging. Nowhere in Gaza is safe. Evacuation routes are blocked.  The passage of aid into Gaza is slow and unpredictable. People in Gaza were reliant on humanitarian aid before the escalation in violence. The current volume of aid crossing into Gaza is fraction of what’s needed.
Hundreds of thousands of people are sheltering in designated shelters like schools. Thousands more people are on the move, desperately trying to keep themselves and their families safe, but airstrikes and a ground offensive are making that near impossible.
This is a humanitarian crisis and ordinary people will continue to suffer with homes, lives, and livelihoods lost. An immediate humanitarian cease-fire is needed. Guarantees must be given to allow critical supplies to get to those whose homes have been destroyed. We stand with the UN in calling for peace and the protection of civilians. 
At this time, we are not adding a designated fund for Gaza. The capacity of our work everywhere depends on the generosity of our donors and our ability to remain flexible with the revenue they provide. We may be able to direct DDF and club or district grants towards a specific project, please reach out to me for more information. 
Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday.

ShelterBox USA

Bill Tobin
Rotary Relations Manager