Events

Event Types

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
 

OKC MAPS

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will talk about the city's MAPS programs.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Jim Halligan
Caterer: Eskimo Joe's

Apr 12, 2018
 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Fellow Rotarian Derrick Warnock will join us to talk about our District 5750 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA is a week-long leadership camp designed to help high school sophomores and juniors who have leadership aptitude to develop those skills.

Rotarian of the day: Terri Ventress
Sergeant-at-arms: Rob McClendon
Caterer: Celebrations Catering

Apr 19, 2018
 

City of Stillwater 2018-19 Budget Process

We will hear from City of Stillwater city manager Norman McNickle and chief financial officer Melissa Reames today about the budget process and what we can all expect as the city builds a budget in difficult circumstances.

Rotarian of the day: Will Joyce
Sergeant-at-arms: Tim Hardin
Caterer: Rib Crib

Apr 26, 2018
 

Adult & Teen Challenge

New Stillwater resident Jonathan Rodkin is going to share today his history of struggles with addiction and the ministry he has brought to town, Adult & Teen Challenge.

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

May 03, 2018
 

Mental Heatlh in Oklahoma

Cathy Costello will talk about her mission to reform mental health care in Oklahoma and her family's related tragedy.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Steve Norman
Caterer: Freddie Paul's

May 10, 2018
 

Oklahoma Wind Energy

Mark Yates, Oklahoma Director of The Wind Coalition, will talk about the future of wind energy in Oklahoma.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Joe Martin
Caterer: Hello Catering

May 17, 2018
 

District Attorney Candidate Forum

Two candidates have filed for the Republican nomination for Payne and Logan Counties District attorney. Incumbent District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas and challenger Jill Tontz will face-off in a Frontier Rotary candidate forum. We will attempt to schedule a forum with the winner of this race and Democrat Cory Williams before the November general election.

Rotarian of the day: Rob McClendon
Sergeant-at-arms: Joe Ogle
Caterer: TBD

May 24, 2018
 

Tulsa World Sportswriter

Tulsa World sportswriter Guerin Emig will share his perspectives from the local sports beat.

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

May 31, 2018
 

Road Trip to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

We are taking another road trip! Larry Hoberock will host tours of the recently dedicated St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, located at the intersection of Country Club Road and McElroy Road.

Rotarian of the day: Larry Hoberock
Sergeant-at-arms: Larry Reece
Caterer: Rib Crib

Jun 07, 2018
 

State Question 788 - Medical Marijuana

Chip Paul with Oklahomans for Health and Mike Haines with Vote No SQ788 will present the pro and con positions on State Question 788, the medical marijuana petition initiative on the June 26 ballot. They will each have 10 minutes to make their case, with a Q&A period during the last few minutes of our meeting.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Campbell
Sergeant-at-arms: Cade Crawford
Caterer: Mexico Joe's

Jun 14, 2018
 

The Oklahoma Opportunity Project

Education, jobs growth and the state budget are all present-day areas of great concern, discussion and debate across the state of Oklahoma. These are critically important areas to address to create more opportunity and a higher standard of living for all Oklahomans.

In the midst of a state budget deficit with a revenue shortfall and opposition to tax increases, term-limited former state senate Committee Chairman, Mike Mazzei believes meaningful change is possible. He firmly believes that strategic changes can, and must, be made in financial management policy to lay the foundation for the path to success in these critical areas.

Mike Mazzei’s policy ideas and his institutional knowledge of our state legislature are invaluable to our state and its future. He provides a “behind the scene” look at how state politics works…and how it can work to move Oklahoma down the path to become “the best!”

The Oklahoma Opportunity Project will take advantage of the expertise and institutional knowledge of former state legislators to provide practical ideas for finance and policy reform. The Opportunity Project will attempt to provide current legislators with educational and policy information regarding finance, budget, education, healthcare, job growth, public safety and transportation to improve the lives and income potential of all Oklahomans.

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

Jun 21, 2018
 

Rotary Year in Review

Club president Richard Ayers will provide a review of the Rotary year.

Rotarian of the day: Richard Ayers
Sergeant-at-arms: Terry Carpenter
Caterer: Hello Catering

Jun 28, 2018
 

City of Stillwater Update

Stillwater mayor Will Joyce will provide a city update, including an overview of the recently approved TIF district, also known as Stillwater (Re)Investment Plan (A Stillwater-Campus Project Plan).

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Rob McClendon
Caterer: Eskimo Joe's

Jul 05, 2018
 

US Small Business Administration

Cindi Carter, Lender Relations Specialist for the Oklahoma district office of the US Small Business Administration, will talk about some of the free programs and services available to the public.

Rotarian of the day: Terri Ventress
Sergeant-at-arms: Jim Halligan
Caterer: Celebrations Catering

Jul 12, 2018
 

Stillwater Strong - Loyal & True

Scott Petty will talk about his new book, Stillwater Strong - Loyal & True. All book profits will help fund and create awareness for the construction of the Stillwater Strong Memorial, to be located near the crash site.

Rotarian of the day: Chris Norris
Sergeant-at-arms: Joe Martin
Caterer: Rib Crib

Jul 19, 2018