Upcoming Events
Rotary Night at Louie's on the Lake
Louie's on the Lake
Aug 18, 2023 7:00 PM
Launching a Vibrant Rotary Year District Assembly
Epworth Villa
Aug 19, 2023
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Bricktown - 2nd Annual Bricktown Rotary HIT-A-Thon
Sep 13, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
EOC Rotary Club Annual Glow Golf Fundraiser
Choctaw Creek Golf Course
Sep 15, 2023 5:30 PM
Zones 30-31 Institute: Feel The Beat!
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
Sep 21, 2023 – Sep 24, 2023
Oct 02, 2023 – Oct 08, 2023
IRS Tax Filing Deadline
Nov 15, 2023
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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District Training Assembly
Saturday, August 19th
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Epworth Villa, OKC

District Leadership

Jeanean Yanish Jones
District Governor
Jack Werner
District Governor Elect
Mukesh "Mack" Patel
District Governor Nominee 
PDG Lance Singleton
District Treasurer
Amy Hollas
District Administrator
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Thank you for coming out to the Rocking for Hope event on July 27th at Will Rogers Theatre. Watch Fox 25's recap here.

Mark your calendars for this Friday and Saturday! Fun in Rotary as we get families and Rotarians together to Create Hope in (Oklahoma and) the World.

Friday, August 18th join us at Louie's on the Lake for a fun night of music and networking. Rotary will be providing leis at Louie's on the Lake to show our aloha, love and support for those impacted by the wildfires in Hawaii.  

Saturday, August 19th from 10:30-3:00 at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City is our engaging, reinvigorated District Launchpad Training Assembly.  This will be an informative and enjoyable time with fellow Rotarians. Register your children too!  They will have a fun-filled day of Rotary themed activities in their own space with our district youth services leaders.  Click here to reserve your spot

RYLA is here! Please make plans to sponsor and encourage students to attend October 2-8, 2023. This is a hybrid program with Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday after school online and in person Friday-Sunday. Contact Jeff at for more info or access the application link here

Save the Date for our Tri-district conference on April 25-28 at the Choctaw Resort & Casino in Durant, OK.

And let's start planning now for partnerships within the District:
  • Grants (contact Steven Shepelwich at steven or Mary Jane Calvey at
  • World Polio Day - October 24 activities in your clubs and the increasing our support of the Rotary Foundation including our goal of 100 Rotarians giving $100 to Polio Plus (contact Mike Trewitt at
  • District Power Hours on Zoom – Sara Jane Del Monte is scheduling District brief speakers and engaging discussions.  More information to come.
For my District Governor Presentation Slide Deck, Visit Schedule and Bio, you can find that and so much more on our District website and our Facebook page!

Thank you for all the hope you create in the world! 🌎

Yukon Rotary Happenings
Yukon Rotary had so many neat things going for the month of July.
The Annual Awards Gala honored Bill Martin as Rotarian of the Year for 2022-2023.
Next was the Shoes for Kids event where underprivileged Canadian County children come and shop for new shoes and socks before the school year begins. 
Finally, Yukon Rotary hosts wonderful lunches where Rotarians gather to hear from speakers and discuss upcoming business. 
We truly have so much to be thankful for and will continue to serve happily as Yukon Rotarians.
Rotary Club of Edmond Funds Teachers Projects
Midway through last Rotary year the Rotary Club of Edmond began a collaboration with the Edmond Public Schools Foundation. The Club proposed to join with them to complete DonorsChoose projects in Edmond Schools.
This new year began with a BANG. Not only did the school year begin with many teachers posting projects, but on very short notice the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that for one day only, the Foundation would match 50% of any donations made.
Learn more about this at the
District Training Assembly
or contact Scott Nachatilo:
Money from District Grant may be available
Learn how to utilize these tools at the District Training Assembly 
Where in the World is Jeanean Jones
District Governor Visits
In her short 6 weeks as District Governor, Jeanean has attended 30 events from Woodward to Weatherford, Cushing to Chandler, Alva to Enid, even Cancun to Kingifisher and everywhere in between.
Perry Rotary Is Growing & Learning
Our August 7th program was a field trip to the local Catholic Church, St. Rose of Lima.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the church building and we were able to tour as well as listen to a history of the Catholic Church in Perry. Several of our members attend in Perry.
Also, we have begun preparations for our annual disc golf tournament at our local Rotary Park. This is our annual fund raising event and it will be held on October 22nd.
Three new membership application are expected and we are actively promoting ourselves. Read the full article for “compelling” reasons to join a local Rotary club.
RYLA is accepting applications.
Click the logo to apply.

OKC Midtown Rotary News

OKC Midtown is already off to a great new Rotary year! 
We celebrated our new Rotary year and welcomed in three new Paul Harris Fellows plus the littlest Paul Harris Fellow, Matt Tipton's new daughter Louise Tipton! From left to right, Paul Harris Fellows Lawrence Naff, Steve Boyde, and Greyson Johnson. Pictured separately, Matt & Brook Tipton with daughter Louise.
Gus Pekara does so much for our community and for our club, we are so very proud of him and were honored to present him with the Rotarian of the Year award (attached).
We ushered in our new board and are looking forward to a service packed year!! 
Rocking for Hope was a Rocking Success
The Rocking for Hope District Kickoff was a great time. 
Thank you for coming out to the Rocking for Hope event on July 27th at Will Rogers Theatre. We caught the attention of Fox 25 news.  
How can we find an international Rotary project to support?’:
Three quick answers
‘How can we find an international Rotary project to support?’ This is often the first question a Rotary
club will ask when they start to explore international service projects. With 1.4 million members and
46,000 Rotary clubs around the world, there are many great opportunities to fit any club’s interests.
Here are ideas for any club to consider, especially if your club is new to international projects. Each has a track record, offers ways to develop long term relationships between partner clubs, and provides the
extra accountability and potential matching funds of a Rotary Global Grant.
1. Automotive Training Center Expansion, Piura, Peru: This Global Grant will expand a vocational
school’s facilities to train automotive mechanics in an area with very high youth unemployment.
Mary Jane Calvey, Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, is leading the project development and ready
to get your club involved! Mary Jane can be reached at
2. Heart 2 Heart, Mexico: This collaborative partnership led by our Rotary Zone connects Rotary
clubs in the US and Mexico to complete several Global Grants each year. With a nearly 10-year
track record, the initiative provides vetted project options and makes the process easy for your
club. Check it out at
3. Guatemala Literacy Project: More than 800 Rotary clubs have worked together over the past 25
years to improve education in Guatemala through this unique initiative. Each year, a Global
Grant is developed to support a specific project – this year’s focus is on Indigenous communities
in the Western Highlands which have some of the lowest literacy rates in the Western
Hemisphere. More info at
International projects may seem confusing and scary at first, but each of these projects provide a great
way to get started. Before long, all 46,000 Rotary clubs will feel like your next door neighbors!
Steve Shepelwich
Chair, District 5750 International Service Committee
All are invited to Zones 30-31
Feel the Beat
September 21-24
in Memphis, TN.  
Join Bricktown Rotarians for their 2nd Annual Hit-A-Thon on September 13th at 5:30-8:30 PM
Join East Oklahoma City Rotary Club for their 13th Annual
Twi-Night Golf Tournament
September 15th at 5:30 PM
Ponca City Rotary is Creating Hope

We’ve had a great start to the new Rotary year. We already have one new member and one returning member. We presented a new Paul Harris Fellow award as well as presenting a Paul Harris +3 to one of our Paul Harris Society members. 

Our community service committee seems to be working overtime, and we have six projects in the queue. Dictionaries for third graders is one of our long-standing projects and we’re in the process of gathering information for that now. Be watching in the coming months for details about some of our new projects. 

One of the highlights so far this year was welcoming nine year old Elijah Mendiola to our group as a future Rotarian.  Click below to read the full article.  Just seeing his excitement energizes us.  

“Creating hope through growing, giving and serving.”

Rotary Club of Edmond President is Banking on Hope
Community Already Sees Action
Each year, Rotarians around the world get excited about the new year’s Rotary theme. In January, Rotary International president, R. Gordon R. McInally, revealed his theme for 2024: “Create Hope in the World.”
When club materials were unveiled for presidents-elect in March, Rotary Club of Edmond’s president-elect, Chris Berry, couldn’t wait to get to work.

First, Berry modified the theme for Edmond: “Hope! Creating Hope in Our Community.” Then, he immediately embarked on making hope a priority for his tenure. He’d seen his community change during the COVID-19 pandemic and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
Meet the New District Administrator
Amy Hollas has joined the District 5750 leadership team as our District Administrator.  She started her Rotary journey as the Executive Secretary for Rotary Club of Edmond in May 2022.  While still new to Rotary, she was eager to learn about the different programs Rotary offers and spent time learning the systems available.  Amy assisted and attended the 2022 District Training Assembly, 2023 MAPETS, and the May 2023 District Celebration.
Outside of Rotary, Amy has worked in Real Estate for the past 10 years.  Amy lives in Edmond with her husband, Jeff and their 3 kids.
You can reach her by email at or 405-532-1139.
2023 Literacy Awards
The Basic Education and Literacy Rotarian Action Group (BELRAG) has released the 2023 Literacy Awards application. Four projects will be selected to receive an award of $500 each. Share how your Rotary Club is improving the quality or access to education in your community. 
Submit entries 30 September 2023.