Rotary Club of McAlester, Oklahoma

Club Number 2484
(Organized October 14, 1914 - Chartered in 1915 as Club Number 164)
Weekly Meetings Tuesday at noon
The Meeting Place 104 East Choctaw, McAlester, Oklahoma, USA



Flag Display Project

This excellent fund-raising project involves selling $30 per year subscriptions to individuals and businesses in the McAlester area. Some subscribers have paid to have a large number of these Flags displayed in the center median park of Carl Albert Parkway in downtown McAlester. Our club provides a large United States flag, on a 10-foot wooden pole, which is installed in a metal tube sunk into the ground. Rotarians sell the Flag Display subscriptions, install the metal tubes in the ground (the tubes are capped when the flag pole is not being used), and insert the flagpoles into the tubes for six (6) days each year. The Flag Display days are McAlester's Armed Forces Day (usually the first Saturday in May), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14th), Independence Day (the 4th of July), Labor Day (first Monday in September) and Veterans' Day (November 11th, formerly known as Armistice Day from World War I). Dedicated McAlester Rotarians sacrifice part of their own holidays to put up the Flags around town around daybreak and then take the Flags down around sunset on the designated days. For information about subscribing yourself, contact any McAlester Rotarian or send an e-mail to the Webmaster. Rotarians George Lampton and Angie Nelson lead this project for our Club.

flag on Kinkead Road in McAlesterOne of the many flags on Kinkead Road in McAlester

flag on Kinkead Road in McAlesterAnother of the flags on Kinkead Road

flags on Carl Albert Parkway in McAlesterSome of the many flags sponsored by Rotarians and others in the community for placement in the beautiful landscaped median of Carl Albert Parkway (U.S. 270 Highway in McAlester)

flags on Creek Avenue in McAlesterMore flags at residences in McAlester

Rotarians Joe Butts (left) and Shirley Way (kneeling on the right) installing one of the nearly 200 flags Rotarians handle six holidays each year.

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Club Contact information: Rotary Club of McAlester c/o Jim Henley, Secretary 5211 South Chambers Road McAlester, OK 74501
Phone: 918-426-5555 (work) 918-429-0675 (home)
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