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



Italian Festival of McAlester, Oklahoma

The Italian Festival of McAlester, held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at the Pittsburg County Regional Exposition Center (Fairgrounds), is one of the largest community projects each year in McAlester. The Festival is sponsored by McAlester Italian Festival Foundation, Inc. (a not-for-profit charitable foundation) and has had Rotary involvement for many years. A number of Rotarians have been active in the leadership of the Italian Festival for many years. Two Rotarians have served as General Chairperson of the event - Hi Impson and his daughter, Kim Impson (Mrs. Robert S. Duran). McAlester Rotary Club, as a Club Project, provides a group of Rotarians who staff the cafeteria-style serving line at the Festival's giant Italian Dinners Food Tent for several hours on Saturday every year. This is done by the Italian Festival Committee, under the Community Service Avenue of Service for our club.


photo of Rotarians serving at the Italian Festival of McAlesterIn the foreground, Kevin Kampman, Larry Bishop, Monte Brown. In the background, Brian Tippit.

photo of Rotarians serving at the Italian Festival of McAlesterDick Dudley, center front - Al May, on the right - Bob Basolo and Brian Tippit in the background.

photo of Rotarians serving at the Italian Festival of McAlesterKevin Kampman, Lucy Smith (1996-1997 club President), and Larry Bishop.

Other Rotarians who represent the "Service above self" motto of Rotary and the local civic activities emphasis of the Rotary Club of McAlester, working every year in the leadership of the Italian Festival, include Hi Impson, Kim Impson, Robert S. Duran.

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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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