Ardmore, OK
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Dornick Hills Country Club
519 Country Club Road
(Country Club Rd. & Chickasaw Blvd.)
Ardmore, OK  73401
United States of America
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2019-20 Club Executives
Vice President/President Elect
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair/Webmaster

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December 4, 2019
Meeting Notes
President-Elect Amy Hanus called the meeting to order. Rotarian of the Day Ed Strate led members in the Invocation, the Pledge and the Four-Way Test.
Tyler Young had a happy dollar for his new job at the University of Oklahoma.  Tyler’s last meeting is in two weeks. Jim Marshall’s and wife Beth’s friend Donna Rule has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in barrel racing. Ken Bohannon reminder members of Goddard Center programs coming up this month.  The Festival of Trees will be this Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 pm. Lisa Layne will perform Patsy Cline songs on December 7th at 7:00 pm. The Texas Boys Choir will perform on December 13th at 7:30 pm.  Steve Wells had a happy dollar for OU’s victory over OSU in the bedlam game.  Emmett Hudgins made an appeal for additional volunteers to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart on Friday, December 13th.   The sign-up sheet was circulated among members.
There will be no regular noon meeting on December 11th.  The Rotary Christmas Party will be at 6:00 pm that evening at the Goddard Center.
Rotarian of the Day, Ed Strate, introduced our speaker for the day.  Josh Gaskamp is the Technical Consultation Manager and Wildlife and Ranger Consultant for The Noble Foundation.  Josh has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from the Texas A&M University.  He serves in the producer relations program.  He joined the Noble Research Institute in 2007 after working as a hunting guide and gun-dog trainer on the King Ranch.  He has focused his efforts recently on the management of the feral hog population.  Josh spoke about various methods of reducing their population to prevent the devastating effects that the hogs have on farm and rangeland and on the native wildlife.  His research on drop-nets as a potential tool for feral hog control led him to develop the BoarBusterTM suspended corral trap.  This technology earned him an “Oklahoma Innovator of the Year” award in 2015.
34 members and 2 guests were present for a total of 36.
Jared Wise, guest of Tyler Young, prospective member.
Josh Gaskamp, guest of Ed Strate, speaker.
November 20, 2019
David Powell called the Club meeting to order.  Brian Stedman was the Rotarian of the Day.  Brian led the invocation and also led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
Rotary Board Meeting was held last week and there was discussion on use of club funds for Christmas Projects.  The following two proposal were recommended.
Christmas Project 1: Donate $2,500 to Take 2 to help with student needs as well as look into other ways the club can contribute to Take 2.
Christmas Project 2: Donate $2,500 to St. Philip’s Foster Christmas Program to sponsor the adoption of 35 foster children.
Motion made to approve the spending of funds to support both Christmas projects.
Motion: Daniel Gibbs
Second: Tyler Young                                                                              Motion Carried
  • RVSPs needed soon for Christmas Party.  Party is scheduled for December 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Goddard Center. Cost is $15 per person and will be added to your Rotary bill.  RSVP no later than December 9th.
  • Christmas Bell Ringing at Walmart scheduled for December 13th.  Sign Up to follow at upcoming meeting.
  • No Rotary meeting next week due to Thanksgiving holiday.  Also no Rotary meeting on December 12th.
  • Emmett Hudgins provided our monthly Rotarian Magazine report.
Guest Speaker
Guest speakers today was Jeremy Cowen from the Oklahoma Banker’s Association.  Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in strategic communications. Jeremy spoke about social media and its importance to business and customer service. Jeremy showed this video about social media.
30 members, 3 guests, for a total of 33, were present.
Jeremy Cowen, Guest Speaker and Guest of Brian Stedman
Megan McGuire, Guest of Brian Stedman
Jared Wise, Guest of Tyler Young
Date: November 13, 2019
David Powell called the Club meeting to order.  Darrell Scott was the Rotarian of the Day.  Mike Whitson led the invocation and Darrell led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
  • Board meeting tomorrow at 8 am at Prairie Kitchen.
  • Thank you note received from Erica Gay.
  • Christmas Party is scheduled for December 11th from 6 – 8 pm at the Goddard Center.  We are currently looking for a pianist.
  • Ardmore Soup Kitchen Scheduled for January 27th – 31st, June 29th – July 3rd, and November 30th – December 4TH. We will need volunteers for both shifts. First shift will cook and second shift will serve. We will be partnering with another organization.
  • St. Philip’s Foster Christmas program has kicked off.  Any members interested in adopting a child contact Elizabeth. Children placed in this program are local children in Carter Co. and Love Co. DHS foster care.
Junior Rotarians
The following Junior Rotarians were acknowledged and given a certificate:
  • Lauren Blankenship – Ardmore High School
  • Jake Spencer – Ardmore High School
Guest Speaker
Guest speakers today was Michelle Sinkler from the Ardmore Institute of Health.  She has been with AIH for 7 years.  She spoke about life style medicine and how it can be used to prevent preventable diseases and ailments.  She also spoke about AIH initiatives in Ardmore. For more information on the Ardmore Institute of Health, click here.
35 members, 8 guests, for a total of 43, were present.
Michelle Sinkler, Guest Speaker and Guest of Darrell Scott
Mike Whitson, Guest of Darrell Scott
Kacy Clark, Guest of Henry Roberts and Potential Transfer Member
Jordan Rickets, Guest of Drew Rickets
Jared Wise, Guest of Alex Reed
Bruzzy Westheimer, Guest of Keith King