Events

Event Types

Oklahoma FFA

Ridge Hughbanks, state president of Oklahoma FFA, will talk about his year of service and the impact FFA has made in his life.

Rotarian of the day: Ray Wheatley
Sergeant-at-arms: Jim Halligan
Caterer: Hello Catering

Oct 05, 2017
 

City of Stillwater update

Our own Norman McNickle, city manager of Stillwater, will provide a city update and talk about the first year in his new role.

Rotarian of the day: Kevin Clark
Sergeant-at-arms: Joe Martin
Caterer: MoJo's Grill

Oct 12, 2017
 

A Prince in Disguise: Link Between Frogs and Environmental Health

Doug Fort is president of Fort Environmental Laboratories. It is an environmental toxicology laboratory and consulting firm offering a variety of commercial ecotoxicology testing services, environmental risk assessments, wildlife surveys, and water/soil reclamation and remediation consultation and testing. His topic will be "A Prince in Disguise: Link Between Frogs and Environmental Health"

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Cade Crawford
Caterer: Zaxby's

Oct 19, 2017
 

Stillwater Homicide Rate

Laura Austin Thomas, District Attorney for Payne and Logan Counties, will join us to talk about the homicide rate in Stillwater and the surrounding area.

Rotarian of the day: Butch Koemel
Sergeant-at-arms: Doug Starchman
Caterer: Rib Crib

Oct 26, 2017
 

"The Boy Who Dreamed Big"

Alton Carter, director of youth services at Stillwater First United Methodist Church and author of "The Boy Who Carried Bricks", will share the program "The Boy Who Dreamed Big."

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Scott Jones
Caterer: Mexico Joe's

Nov 02, 2017
 

State of Oklahoma Budget

Rep. Leslie Osborn, former chair of the Oklahoma House of Representatives appropriations and budget committee, will provide insight into the budget and the process to develop it.

Rotarian of the day: Glenna Craig
Sergeant-at-arms: Doug Starchman
Caterer: Freddie Paul's

Nov 09, 2017
 

Oil, Gas, & Earthquakes

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has been in the middle of all of the controversy regarding earthquakes, what has caused them, and how they can be prevented. Commissioner Dana Murphy will join us to share her perspectives on the topic.

Rotarian of the day: Steve Norman
Sergeant-at-arms: Steve Norman
Caterer: Hello Catering

Nov 16, 2017
 

No meeting

Nov 23, 2017
 

Maisha Project

Today's program consists of a choir of 11 elementary school children from Kenya who will sing and dance. The songs are in their native tongue, Swahili. They will  each give  some perspective into Kenyan culture and provide some insight into their lives there. We will also hear a little about the Maisha Project.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Koehler (Edmond RC)
Sergeant-at-arms: Terry Carpenter
Caterer: MoJo's Grill

Nov 30, 2017
 

Oklahoma Legislative Update

Oklahoma House Minority Leader Scott Inman will talk about the recent special session, his outlook for the next session, and his plans for the future.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Joe Ogle
Caterer: Zaxby's

Dec 07, 2017
 

Co-working through the Riata Center

Alexces Bartley, manager of events and outreach for the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business at OSU, will talk on the topic "Co-working through the Riata Center".

Rotarian of the day: Terri Ventress
Sergeant-at-arms: Glenna Craig
Caterer: Rib Crib

Dec 14, 2017
 

Oklahoma Wondertorium

Dr. Gary Washington, executive director of the Oklahoma Wondertorium, will talk about the children's museum and its programming.

Rotarian of the day: Mark Gunkel
Sergeant-at-arms: James Cowan
Caterer: Mexico Joe's

Dec 21, 2017
 
 

Stillwater Early Head Start

Jennifer Bentley, director of Stillwater Early Head Start, will talk share their mission to provide a child-focused, family-centered environment that prepares each child for a lifetime of learning.

Rotarian of the day: Glenna Craig
Sergeant-at-arms: Tim Hardin
Caterer: Hello Catering

Jan 04, 2018
 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Ruth Cavins, executive director of CASA for Payne and Logan Counties, will talk about the impact the program makes in out community.

Rotarian of the day: Kevin Clark
Sergeant-at-arms: Glenna Craig
Caterer: Hello Catering

Jan 11, 2018
 

Stillwater Schools Update

Dr. Marc Moore, Superintendent of Stillwater Public Schools, will provide an update on current activities in the district.

Rotarian of the day: Kevin Clark
Sergeant-at-arms: Travis Cagle
Caterer: Mexico Joe's

Jan 18, 2018
 

Food Truck Phenomenon

Dan Purdy, owner of PurdyQ Food Trucks and Catering Service, will talk about the food truck phenomenon and how he built his business.

Rotarian of the day: Cristy Morrison
Sergeant-at-arms: Jim Halligan
Caterer: Zaxby's

Jan 25, 2018
 

McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at OSU will be a world-class epicenter for the arts, attracting celebrated national and international programs featuring notable performing arts productions and artists. The center will allow the university and the center’s supporters to express — and be recognized for — their passion for the arts on a global stage. Executive director Mark Blakeman will provide an update on construction progress and plans for the future.

Rotarian of the day: Will Joyce
Sergeant-at-arms: Bob Wettemann
Caterer: Rib Crib

Feb 01, 2018
 

Stillwater Habitat for Humanity

Stillwater Habitat for Humanity operations manager Stephanie Hesser will join us to talk about the local Habitat program.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Doug Starchman
Caterer: Hello Catering

Feb 08, 2018
 

Foreign Exchange Student from Sardinia

Diletta Sanna, foreign exchange student from Sardinia, will talk about her home and her experiences here during her exchange program.

Rotarian of the day: Terri Ventress
Sergeant-at-arms: Cade Crawford
Caterer: Freddie Paul's

Feb 15, 2018
 

Resilience: The Science of Hope

United Way of Payne County executive director Sheri Carter is joining us today. United Way is a community partner along with OSU, The Saville Center, CASA, Payne County Youth Services, Big Brothers and Sisters, and Stillwater Cares in a grass roots community wide coalition called "Payne County Resilience Coalition," which formed in July. This coalition has the purpose of moving Stillwater, Payne County, and the state of Oklahoma towards becoming a Trauma Aware Community. Their first mission is for everyone in our community to view the documentary "Resilience: The Science of Hope."  This award winning documentary was produced and directed by James Redford, son of Robert Redford, and sheds light on the science behind traumatic childhood experiences and how they impact the child's physical and mental health, and therefore society at large. Follow this link to view a preview of the video.

Rotarian of the day: Tim Hardin
Sergeant-at-arms: Larry Brown
Caterer: Hello Catering

Feb 22, 2018
 

Land Run 100

Bobby Wintle, owner of District Bicycles, will talk about the Land Run 100, which has exploded into an event that will feature 1,200 participants. This year the Land Run will be on St. Patrick's Day.

Rotarian of the day: Kevin Clark
Sergeant-at-arms: Travis Cagle
Caterer: Eskimo Joe's

Mar 01, 2018
 

Republican National Committee and Oklahoma Republican Party

Matt Pinnell, former chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party, will talk about his experiences working in party politics at the state and national levels.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Rob Woods
Caterer: Zaxby's

Mar 08, 2018
 

The Judicial System and the Rule of Law

Judge Stephen Taylor is a retired Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and a former mayor of McAlester. Judge Taylor was the presiding judge in the state trial of the Oklahoma City Bombing. He will talk about the judicial system and the rule of law.

Rotarian of the day: Jim Halligan
Sergeant-at-arms: Scott Jones
Caterer: Rib Crib

Mar 15, 2018
 

Mayor Candidate Forum

The next mayor of Stillwater will be a member of our club. This week Will Joyce and Kevin Clark will participate in a candidate forum moderated by Rob McClendon.

Rotarian of the day: Rob McClendon
Sergeant-at-arms: Joe Martin
Caterer: Mexico Joe's

Mar 22, 2018
 

Shia and Sunni Islamic faiths

Mohammed Bilbeisi, Eminent Professor of Architecture at OSU, will compare and contrast Shia and Sunni, the two major denominations of Islam. Their division traces back to a schism following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the year 632 A.D.

Rotarian of the day: Larry Hoberock
Sergeant-at-arms: Scott Jones
Caterer: Freddie Paul's

Mar 29, 2018
 

Engineers Without Borders

Our program this week will feature the return of Dr. Paul Weckler and student representatives of the OSU chapter of Engineers without Borders USA. EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students. Our club has again donated $500 to the local chapter for use toward its Guatemala and Honduras projects.

Rotarian of the day: Larry Hoberock
Sergeant-at-arms: Glenna Craig
Caterer: Hello Catering

Apr 05, 2018