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Ardmore, OK
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Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Southern Tech
2610 Sam Noble Pkwy
Ardmore, OK 73401
United States of America
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THE ROTARY CLUB OF ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in our community and the world? Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.

Stories
Date: July 13, 2022
President Daniel Gibbs called the Club meeting to order.  There was no Rotarian of the day.  Daniel led the invocation, led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
 
 
Announcements
  • Paul Reed announced that he will be semi-retired now that he has sold off his pharmacy.
 
 
Guest Speaker
There was no guest speaker or presentation.  Daniel mentioned goals for the upcoming year.
 
 
12 members, 0 guests, for a total of 12, were present.
 
Guests
No guests.
 
Date: June 22, 2022
 
Taylor Steele called the Club meeting to order.  Brian Stedman was the Rotarian of the Day.  Brian led the Club in prayer, saying the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
 
Announcements
 
We had two happy dollars.  Jordan Rickets has a new son Sutton Ray born on June 13, Weight 8 lbs., 4 oz., height 20 ½ inches. Eric Ward just celebrated his move to Ardmore three years ago.
 
Bob Bates helped make arrangements for three students to attend the RYLA Camp this year.
 
Speaker
 
Rotarian of the Day Brian Stedman introduced his speaker, Mary Finley, Executive Director of the New Dimension Literacy Council.  Besides her work at New Dimension Mary is also the Associate Minister at the First Baptist Church, 16 E St. NE, in Ardmore.  She also serves as President of Ardmore Literacy Leadership (A.L.L.).  A.L.L is formed of a group of approximately 13 organizations in the community that all work in some way to promote literacy. Mary’s presentation focused on local literacy and the work that New Dimension does in the community to address the needs.  20% of Carter County residents have less than a 12th grade education.  New Dimension does Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED classes.  The classes and tutoring take place at three locations including Ardmore, Marietta, and Healdton.  New Dimension provides all of its services free of cost to ages 16 and up. There were eight graduates this year. New Dimension’s work is funded by local, state, and federal organizations.
 
 
Attendance
 
15 members, 1 guest, for a total of 16.
 
Guests
 
Mary Finley, Executive Director, New Dimension Literacy Council