District Events
PETS 2015 ConocoPhillips Alumni Center, Oklahoma State University
Mar 06, 2015 08:00 AM - Mar 07, 2015 12:00 PM
Rotary Foundation Grant Certificaiton Training ConocoPhillips Alumni Center, Oklahoma State University
Mar 07, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bi-District Foundation Banquet NCED Conference Center & Hotel
Mar 21, 2015 06:00 PM
District Governor Citation Due Mar 31, 2015
RI Presidential Citation Due Mar 31, 2015
District 5750 Conference Shawnee
Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015
RI Convention, Sao Paolo, Brazil Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 09, 2015
Wings of Rotary - Outbound Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 24, 2015
Posted by Megan Elliott on Mar 02, 2015

In Rotary, we have the opportunity to build bonds of friendship with fellow Rotarians around the world. And once a year, at our international convention, we have the chance to get together with all of our Rotary friends, to share new ideas, plan new service, and just have fun.

What better way to celebrate the end of the 2014-15 Rotary year, and Light Up Rotarywith your friends, than to travel together to the 106th annual Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil? Whether you have never been to a convention before or are... 

Posted by Megan Elliott on Feb 02, 2015

Greetings fellow Rotarians!  

There's a LOT going on in the district this month!

  • If you are going to be your club's president, be sure you register to come to PETS. It will be back in Stillwater on March 5 and 6. Register at the link on the left of the home page.
  • You can also register to go to Foundation Grants training on March 7, also in Stillwater.
  • The Bi-District Foundation Banquet will be March 21 at the Postal Training Center in Norman. If you are a Sustaining Member, which means you have donated $100 to the foundation this year, the tickets are $60 per person. If you have earned your first or your next level of foundation giving, then you will be recognized at the banquet. Register at the link on the left of the home page.
  • Club presidents, be looking at your Presidential Citation and Governor's Citation forms. They are both due by March 31. Submit the Presidential Citation to RI and the Governor's Citation to me.
  • And of course, our new FUN district conference will be April 16-18 at the Grand Casino Resort in Shawnee! Register at... well, you know. Or you can print out a registration from and mail it in with a payment. In researching other district conferences, I found the cost is anywhere from $200 to $500 per person. Ours is... FREE to active Rotarians, and there is a very low ticket cost for a few events for guests.

Here are the activities for the district conference. Please let us know which ones you can attend so we can plan for food. We also have some needs, which are listed.

  • If you plan to stay at the Hotel (and we hope you do, we have to commit to a minimum number of rooms!) we have negotiated a discounted rate of $99 for a luxury room and $129 for a suite. All rooms have 42" flat screen TVs, iPads for access to all hotel services and gaming, a relaxing lounge chair and high-speed internet access. Go to www.grandresortok.com or call 405-964-7777 and use the promo code 150514ROTA. Cutoff date is April 3.
  • Hawaiian Luau: Thursday April 16 - 6 p.m. Break out the flowery shirts and grass skirts and join your fellow Rotarians for food and fellowship by the pool cabana at the Grand Casino Resort.
  • Mini Golf Tournament: Friday, April 17 - 8:30 a.m. Putting for Polio. Teams of 2 or 4, prize for the best costume! You just THINK you know how to play miniature golf, just wait until you see THIS golf course! At the Firelake Grand Mini Putt, 1702 S. Gordon Cooper. No charge to enter, but bring some cash because there will be lots of opportunities to make donations to Polio Plus! Want to make things REALLY fun? Have a team costume! (NOTE: We have $25 sponsorships available for the various holes. You will have a sign at the hole, and you or someone from your company can staff the hole. We also need some prizes donated for the winners.)
  • All Club Luncheon: Friday, April 17 - 11:30 a.m.  Hear local newscasting pioneer and life-long polio patient PAM HENRY as our speaker for lunch. You can also meet Pam afterwards and get her autograph on a commemorative WKY promotional photo. We will also honor our deceased Rotarians at this event. (NOTE: Please send a photo and short Rotary bio of any club members who have passed away since May 2014 to michelle@michelleschaefer.com.) $10 charge for non-Rotarian guests
  • Service Project: Friday, April 17 - 2 p.m.  A joint service project with our friends in the Shawnee Rotary Clubs! Change into your working duds, we'll travel down the road to Bethel Acres and volunteer to help repair damage from the 2013 tornadoes at the One Day Ranch, a no kill non-profit animal rescue, therapy, and education center. There will be a variety of tasks for all skill sets.
  • Blackjack Party: Friday, April 17 - 7 p.m.  Whether you're an experienced player or can't count to 21 without taking off your socks, come have fun at our Blackjack Party! You can use your "Rotary Bucks" to bid on great prizes! Tasty Barbeque buffet included. $20 charge for non-Rotarian guests. (NOTE: We need donations for prizes which can be purchased with tickets won playing blackjack. We need small donations such as gift cards to larger prizes such as experiences and adventures.)
  • Past District Governor Breakfast: Saturday, April 18 - 7:30 a.m.  Private breakfast for our honored Past and Future District Governors.
  • Morning Plenary Sessions: Saturday, April 18 - 9:00 a.m.  See what is happening in our district, and hear from our President's Representative. (NOTE: We have some time to fill, let me know what YOU want to hear about or if you've heard an amazing speaker this year!)
  • Awards Luncheon: Saturday, April 18 - 11:30 a.m.   Hear speaker Trey Bowden tell us how to "Be a Giver" in our Rotary service. Then be there to pick up your club's awards for Governor's Citation, Club of the Year, and Rotarian of the Year. We will also recognize 25 years of Women in Rotary. And meet the next Governor! $10 charge for non-Rotarian guests
  • Afternoon Plenary Sessions: Saturday, April 18 - 1:30 p.m.  Learn about the latest membership trends and work with other members to gather ideas to increase the membership in YOUR club!
  • Dinner with the Governor and Guests: Saturday, April 18 - 6 p.m. Join Governor Michelle and other conference guests for dinner (pay your own) at one of the dining venues inside the Grand Casino.
  • We'll also have a poker run during the conference; every conference event you attend earns a card, at the end of the conference there will be a prize for the best hand!

As you can see there are many moving parts to the district conference, and I would happily give away a few small jobs in the upcoming weeks. Let me know if you can help!


Michelle Schaefer 

2014-2015 Governor 
District 5750

Posted by Megan Elliott on Feb 02, 2015

District Governor Michelle Schaefer's February newsletter is now available online HERE.

Posted by Megan Elliott on Oct 13, 2014

Are you looking for ways to show your Rotary pride!? Take a look at our District Resources page and download high res graphics to include in your emails or your social media pages such as Facebook or Twitter. Visit District Resources HERE.

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Posted by Megan Elliott on Sep 25, 2014

Hopefully you have heard about the major new improvements to the Rotary membership dues payment process hat will take effect with your January 2015 invoice (details below). To ensure that our transition to the new system is smooth and efficient, we are encouraging all clubs to submit their semiannual payments for the current July 2014 period as soon as possible. 
Starting in January 2015, your club secretary will receive a one-page invoice that clearly states the amount due (if your club has chosen email as the preferred delivery method, all club officers that have reported email addresses will receive a copy of the invoice). This document will replace the eight-page report that you have received in the past. Your club’s semiannual dues payment will be calculated from the membership numbers that your club’s secretary has filed by 1 January or 1 July each year at Rotary.org, via email or regular mail. You will no longer need to recalculate your amount due or make any changes to your invoice. 
In addition to simplifying the dues payment procedure, the new system will enable us to provide new Rotarians with a Rotary welcome kit much sooner and help make your new club members appreciate the privileges of membership promptly. 

To learn more about how the new system will work and better understand the changes that are planned, we encourage you and your fellow members to take a moment and visit Rotary.org/clubinvoice. For example, under the new system, the time period for submitting dues payments will be reduced to 120 days, and the procedures for termination and reinstatement will be different. You can email any questions, comments, or concerns to clubinvoice@rotary.org. You also will find useful information on the Club Administration page at My Rotary. 

Posted by Megan Elliott on Jul 18, 2014

The general liability (GL) and directors & officers / employment practices liability (D&O/EPL) insurance policies provided to all U.S. Rotary Clubs & Districts have been renewed for the next Rotary year: 1 July 2014-15. 

The 2014-15 certificate of insurance providing proof of GL insurance is now posted on the Insurance Information Portal. For events scheduled on or after 1 July 2014, U.S. Rotarians are encouraged to go to the Insurance Information Portal to obtain the certificate of insurance as needed. The instructions on how to complete the certificate of insurance have been updated for greater clarity. 

While our annual update won?t likely be sent until August/September, please note there is one important insurance coverage change relating to events with fireworks that we need help communicating to U.S. clubs within your district. Going forward, U.S. Clubs should not enter into any contract (or any other agreement) with any pyrotechnics company or any other company that detonates fireworks. To be clear, this does not impact any 2014 event with fireworks where the contract has already been signed. After the 4th of July weekend, RI Risk Management will be contacting clubs that we know have contracts with pyrotechnics companies. 

Because of the high risk exposure (possibility of numerous claimants with severe injuries), our insurance companies are no longer comfortable providing coverage to clubs that sign contracts with pyrotechnics companies. However, vicarious liability coverage will continue for clubs that sponsor or are otherwise involved with events that include fireworks, so long as a different party signs the contract with the pyrotechnics company. Please note that insurance didn?t and still won?t apply to clubs who directly transport, deliver, store, set up, detonate, or clean up fireworks; however, the legal sale of pre-wrapped fireworks supplied by a licensed third party for fund raising purposes has been and remains covered. 

If you need a certificate, please contact Michelle Schaefer at michelle@michelleschaefer.com







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