Greetings, fellow Rotarians, as always I hope this message finds you well. If you're like me, you've been enjoying the cooler weather and the feeling of fall in the air.  September is Basic Education and Literacy Month at Rotary, and this year that topic is on my mind more than ever as my son enters the 7th grade. School Districts across the state are mixed in what back to school looks like in each community. Some schools are virtual, while others are in-person or a combination of both. Even more than ever, our kids need support as they face new obstacles with their education. I encourage all of our clubs to take a fresh look at ways in which we may need to adapt traditional projects to fit the unique challenges now present.

Additionally, I want to remind the clubs that we have a unique opportunity to join the Virtual Rotary Zone Summit on October 10th. Featured speakers will be RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta and Past RI President Ian Riseley.  I am incredibly excited about Jenny Stotts, as I enjoyed hearing from her earlier this year in San Diego at the International Assembly. Jenny's presentation on "Rotary Happy" is an inspiring story about making Rotary your own and a frank discussion on what to do if your Rotary experience isn't as expected. I hope you will consider joining us along with hundreds of Rotarians across over 30 districts.  Registration information is on the zone website:

Finally, as I close out, I'd like to thank Ponca City Rotary for having me as part of their virtual officer installation earlier this month, along with Exchange OKC Rotary, where I also spoke virtually at their weekly club meeting. If you are meeting online or considering meeting online, please invite me for a virtual club visit.
Angela Rickman
Rotary District 5750 | District Governor 2020 – 2021
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Oct 10, 2020
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Nov 25, 2020
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Jan 31, 2021
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Jul 01, 2021
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Congratulations to our 2019-20 Presidential Citation Recipient clubs!
OKC Sunrise - Food Distribution
OKC Sunrise Rotary conducted a food distribution event on September 10th that involved 90% of all its available members!  Thanks to a special Rotary food grant, the club shopped for a wide variety of groceries and held a sack-packing party such that 100 families each received three grocery bags of various foods and produce, plus a small box with milk, eggs, and cheese. 
Weatherford - Loss of a Dear Rotarian
Dr. Kenneth Gene Rose of Weatherford, devoted husband, loving father, and dedicated educator, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City. 
OKC Midtown - Feeding our Communities
OKC Midtown Rotarians shopped and loaded the Homeless Alliance truck at Sam’s Club with $6,700 worth of food and hygiene items for homeless people and families.
Edmond - Feeding our Neighbors
Over $10,000 in checks and in-kind gifts were recently presented to Project 66 Food and Resource Center. The Rotary Club of Edmond presented Project 66’s Executive Director, Josie Hohn, checks totaling $9,000.  The Club also held a food drive and collected over $1,500 worth of food.  When Club members Chris Berry, Natalie Bonney and Beth Case delivered the food donations, Project 66 volunteers weighed in the items at 1558 pounds.
Oklahoma City - September Teacher of the Month
Amanda Girdler is a 5th Grade Math and Science teacher at Taft Elementary, OKCPS, where she has been teaching for 5 years... She says education is the most meaningful social justice work that there is, and it requires love, forgiveness, and humility.
Edmond - Rotary Roadsters
The Rotary Club of Edmond’s newly installed Club President, Cindy Dimit wanted to find a way to stay in touch with the Club’s Members. Dimit created the “Rotary Roadsters.” The Roadsters provide a human touch during this time of virtual meetings.