Ardmore, OK
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Southern Tech
2610 Sam Noble Pkwy, Ardmore, OK 73401
Ardmore, OK 73401
United States of America
2019-20 Club Executives
Vice President
President Elect

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.

Date: May 19. 2021
Amy Hanus called the Club meeting to order.  There was no Rotarian of the Day.  Emmett Hudgins led the invocation. Amy led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
  • Board Meeting tomorrow at 8 am at Prairie Kitchen.
  • Kevin Howard has published his third book, The Last Anasazi.
Classification Speech
Emmett Hudgins gave a classification speech as a Public School Administrator. Emmett has been member of Rotary since 1977 and this is his first classification speech.  He started with Ardmore City School in 1956 as a 6th grade teacher at Jefferson then he became principal and followed that by being Director of Elementary Education.  He finally became the Deputy Superintendent and stayed in that role for 23 years where he assisted in supervising over 500 employees at 10 locations with 2,500 students for 180 school days each year.  Overall, he was with Ardmore City Schools for 43 years and saw many changes including the desegregation of schools, the implementation of bussing of students with the school district, and the absorption of Mt. Washington School District.
13 members, 1 guest, for a total of 14, were present.
Eric Ward, Guest of David Powell and Potential Member
Date: May 12, 2021
Amy Hanus called the Club meeting to order.  There was no Rotarian of the Day.  Amy led the invocation, led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
  • David Powell will be retiring on June 1st from Southern Tech and Dr. Eric Ward will be replacing him.
  • Please encourage local students to apply for Rotary scholarships.
Guest Speaker
Guest speakers today was Kevin Boatwright, the new City Manager.  He has been with the City of Ardmore for 22 years, first as the head of Parks and Rec, then the last 7 years as Asst. City Manager.  He spoke about future plans for the City of Ardmore and mentioned the addition of two new city commissioners representing NE and SW wards. Sales Taxes have remain steady throughout the pandemic with online sales taxes boosting physical sales. The Clubhouse open in fall 2020 and cost approximately $8 million.  The city is working on major development on Exit 29 with hopes of adding a gas station and other commercial properties. There is also a development on working with streets to formulate a plan to deal with storm watering and excessive flooding that happens around Ardmore.
19 members, 5 guests, for a total of 24, were present.
Kevin Boatwright, Guest Speaker
Tim Eaten, District Governor
Jim Swink, Asst. District Governor
Patty Swink, Governor Nominee
Dr. Eric Ward, Guest of David Powell