Rotary Avenue of Service
Club service involves all of the activities necessary for
Rotarians to make their club function successfully.
Director for Club Service
||Rotarians in Service
||Angie Nelson, chair
||Larry Auld; Selena Bayless; Roy Bynum
||Jack Chatenay; Tary Clump; Dick Dudley
||Bruce Hall; Bob Harrington
||Cliff House; Kim Impson
||Mark Jordan; Craig Kennedy; Don Lewis
||Clem Santine; Lucy Smith
||Jim Thompson; Bob Thornton
||Gene Walker; Phil Ware
||Shirley Way, Ted Welch
||Chris Wilson; Donnita Wynn
August 10th: District
June 27th: Installation
of Officers and Directors
|Terry James, chair
||first 2 Tuesdays
||second 2 Tuesdays
August 10th is District Governor's Official
|| (Kevin Fowler - moved away)
June 27th is Annual Installation of Officers
5th Tuesday in any month will be filled with Classification Talks
or Club Assembly programs
& Public Relations
||Kim Impson, chair
Hi Impson, Jr.
||Bob Duran, chair
||Steve Taylor, chair
||Don Lewis, chair
||Bob Basolo, chair
||Kim Impson, chair
||Jim Thompson, chair
||Paul Brown, chair
- Rotary After Hours
||Kim Impson, co-chair
George Lampton, co-chair
This committee is charged with the responsibility of greeting Rotarians and
guests as they come into the meeting room for our Tuesday noon Club meetings.
They also mark the attendance roll, assist our Club members with getting their
name badges out of the boxes as they come in, announce visiting Rotarians and
guests of our Club members when called upon by the presiding officer during
the meeting. Another important duty is to arrange for a Club member to give
the invocation, and to notify the presiding officer who will be doing that function.
Our Club has established a "secret handshaker" procedure - this committee
selects a Club member to be the "secret handshaker" and provides him
with a dollar bill, which is won by another person who greets and shakes the
hand of the "secret handshaker", based on the number selected by the
"secret handshaker" (e.g., 4th or 5th or 8th person to shake his or
her hand at that meeting).
The chairperson of this committee normally has a number of committee members
and schedules two or three each to work at specific meetings - typically for
one month at a time. The chairperson should be present personally at the attendance
desk for every meeting possible, to assure the efficient functioning of this
This committee is responsible for arranging speakers or other suitable presentations
as the main program at each of the Club's meetings throughout the year. In our
Club, this committee is traditionally chaired by the Vice President of the Club.
Some years the chairperson recruits one member for each calendar month, and
other years the chairperson recruits two members for each calendar month (with
each member being responsible for two weeks of programs - the "5th Tuesday"
occurring once each quarter typically being devoted to a "Club assembly"
type of meeting or some other intra-Club function, without a speaker or guest
program involved). The chairperson is responsible for reminding his committee
members as their scheduled programs time approaches, and assuring that the arrangement
of a program does not go overlooked.
Bulletin & Public Relations Committee
This committee handles the public relations matters for the Club, dealing with
newspapers, radio and television, as appropriate. Our Club bulletin - The
McA-Rota - is also the responsbility of this committee
Information Systems Committee
This new committee is responsible for handling the Club's interactions with
the internet and World Wide Web, including e-mail and our WWW website.
Classification & Membership Committee
This committee is responsible for handling the assignment of suitable Rotary
classifications for new Rotarians, and for changing older members classifications
to Senior Active, as appropriate. This committee also encourages individual
Rotarians to seek out suitable candidates for membership, and to plan and organize
membership drives or campaigns from time to time.
This committee is in charge of working to improve the fellowship among Rotarians,
both at the weekly Club meetings and in special social events throughout the
year, such as a Ladies' Night or similar function.
The Club History Committee is in charge of keeping and maintaining
historical records of the club and preparing and updating a history of the club
and its activities through the years.
Rotary Information Committee
This committee is responsible for maintaining a bank of helpful information
about Rotary International and also our own local Rotary Club, and presenting
the information in a concise, but complete, manner to new Rotarians at special
This committee handles the Rotary sing-along which begins each of our Club
meetings, including arranging for a pianist and a song-leader for each meeting.
This committee is charged with responsibility for maintaining order at Club
meetings, under the direction of the presiding officer. The members of this
committee are also in charge of being certain that all of the supplies and paraphernalia
needed for Club meetings is in place before the meeting time - including banners,
podium, Rotary bell, Rotary fine wheel, members' badge boxes, songbooks, attendance
roster, guest cards, flags, and so on.
- Rotary After Hours
This committee is rather new to our club and is charged with developing
social events for those McAlester Rotarians who wish to participate, evenings
or weekends, of various types. At this time, the primary focus is on the monthly
McAlester RAH (Rotary After Hours) social gathering meeting at 5:30 P.M.,
for one hour, on the 4th Thursday of each month (meeting dates are changed due
to holiday seasons or other conflicts - check with Club President, Club Secretary-Treasurer,
or someone on the RAH Committee to be sure of meeting time and date and location).
Meetings will probably be moved around to various locations but at this time
are being held at The Ice House on East Choctaw Avenue, near 5th Street. The
Club Board of Directors has approved attendance for one hour at the regular
RAH meeting as a "club service activity" eligible to serve as an attendance
make-up, just like make-ups for attending regular meetings of other Rotary Clubs.
The make-up can apply for a regular club meeting missed within 2 weeks before
and 2 weeks after the RAH meeting date. For detailed information, please contact
the Club Secretary-Treasurer.