THE ROTARY CLUB OF ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA

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We meet Wednesdays at Noon at the
Dornick Hills Country Club
519 Country Club Road
(Country Club Rd. & Chickasaw Blvd.)
Ardmore, OK  73401
 
 
Stories
Vice President David Powell called the Club meeting to order. Dave was also Rotarian of the Day is David Powell.  Daniel Gibbs led the invocation.  David led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
 
Emmett Hudgins gave the Rotarian Magazine review for the club.
 
Business Meeting
Kevin Howard displayed possible Rotary road signs that the club may purchase and post around roads entering Ardmore at 8 specific locations including Hwy 70, Hwy 77, Hwy 199, and on the I-35 exits.  Signs shown to the club were a larger Rotary logo, a Rotary club sign with club information, and a smaller Rotary logo.  Kevin stated that the project of adding signs would run around $1,200 to $1,300 to cover purchase and shipping.  Installation will vary pending on how the City of Ardmore would like to have them installed. Adding the signs would increase visibility of club. A motion was made by Kim Benedict, seconded by Kenneth Walker, to approve the expenditure of up to $2,000 to cover the purchase and installation of new Rotary road signs around Ardmore.. The motion was approved.
 
Guest Speaker
Guest speaker today was Michele Campbell.  Michele is the current State Director of Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OKSBDC).  She has over 17 years’ experience in the State Department of Education and served as Director of Continuing Education. Michele has an Associate’s from Murray State and also have a Bachelor’s and Master’s from Southeastern. She is currently working on her PhD. 
 
Michele spoke about the current partnership between OKSBDC and Southern Tech. OKSBDC was established in 1984 and is based on the campus of Southeastern with offices throughout the state.  This agency supports local small business owners by providing quality advice and data. The partnership with Southern Tech helps locals start new small businesses as well as help owners revitalize established small businesses. For more information on the OKSBDC, visit www.oksbdc.org.
 
Guests
Michele Campbell, Guest Speaker and Guest of David Powell
Peggy Maher, Guest of Keith King
Eric Howard, Guest of Jessica Pfau
Bill Dendy, Visiting Rotarian
 
31 members, 4 guests, for a total of 35, were present.
 
Speakers
ROD Henry Roberts
Sep 19, 2018
James Meece, Ardmore H.S. Principal
ROD Darrell Scott
Sep 26, 2018
Terri Tolbert, Cities In Schools