The Norman Transcript

Headlines

February 3, 2013

Rotary International leaders to visit Norman

NORMAN — Rotarians from all across the state will gather to meet and welcome president of Rotary International, Sakuji Tanaka, of Japan, at the sixteenth annual Bi-District Rotary Foundation Banquet to be held on Friday at the NCED Conference Center and Hotel.

The banquet will be held by Rotary Districts 5770 and 5750 which cover the southwest and northwest quadrants of the state.

Tanaka is visiting the home Rotary district of Ron Burton, of Norman, who has been named president-elect of Rotary International and will serve as President in 2013 – 2014.   

This year’s theme of the banquet is “Let’s Celebrate Your Giving” honoring the service and support given to the Rotary foundation.

“We are excited to have President Tanaka come to Norman, Oklahoma. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate to our president our commitment to Rotary, Ron Burton, and the Foundation,” said District 5770 Governor, Phil Moss.

Shari Kinney, president of the Norman Rotary Club, said Norman was very fortunate to have the president of Rotary International and the president-elect for Rotary International as our guests in Norman and at the Bi-District Foundation Banquet.

“President Tanaka and president-elect Burton will both have the opportunity to observe Norman Rotarians in “Service above Self” visiting the Norman High School Pancake Breakfast, Thunderbird Clubhouse and Food and Shelter,” Kinney said.

James Harp, president of Norman’s Sooner Rotary Club, said this has been an exciting year to be a local Rotary president.

“The Sooner Club of Norman celebrated a 25th anniversary and we have the very unique and distinct pleasure to have a Normanite be the International Rotary president for our next year,” Harp said.

Dr. Marion Paden, president of the Oklahoma City Downtown Rotary Club 29, the 3rd largest Rotary Club in the world noted, “We consider this event very significant since president Tanaka represents over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. The 34,000 Rotary Clubs located in virtually every country, share a common quest – service to community and the workplace around the globe,” Paden said “We hope to learn much from president Tanaka during his stay that will aid in our club’s local and international humanitarian efforts.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • Bridge Businesses try to survive while bridge is closed

    Ray Cole wonders every day if his business will have to close. Cole is one of many Lexington and Purcell business owners struggling financially since the 76-year-old James C. Nance Memorial Bridge closed Jan. 31. The Oklahoma Department ...

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Storm scavengers now could face felony charges

    OKLAHOMA CITY— It wasn’t long after a devastating tornado hit Moore last year that scavengers were circling the wreckage. Already reeling, Moore residents had a new concern — fending off looters....

    April 15, 2014

  • Norman teachers excited about professional development

    Norman Public Schools’ teachers are focused on students and want to take advantage of professional development, Beth Spears, director of Staff Development and Student Achievement, said was the overall response teachers had to a recent ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Social justice dialogue part of University of Oklahoma program

    The University of Oklahoma kicked off Justice Week with a public forum Monday titled “Luis Rodriguez: No en Vano.” Critically acclaimed author, Esmeralda Santiago discussed the “Transformative Power of Art,” while joining five panelists ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Norman High Speech and Debate Team wins state championship

    Briar White’s heart pounded in his chest as he clasped the hands of several classmates and Booker T. Washington High School was announced as the second-place finisher. White said he was elated to hear second place announced because he ...

    April 16, 2014

  • General fund continues to decline as expenses exceed anticipated revenues

    Norman’s expenses will again outstrip projected revenue in the current budget before the city council. The budget for the fiscal year that starts in July and ends June 30, 2015, projects $210,982,020 in total revenues and $213,436,778 in ...

    April 16, 2014

  • Norman students accepted to arts institute

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Forty-nine Norman high school students have been accepted to the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, an arts academy hosted June 14-29 in southwestern Oklahoma. The Norman students were among 270 artists ...

    April 16, 2014

  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist ...

    April 16, 2014

  • Supremacist faces murder charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday....

    April 16, 2014

  • Oklahoma Senate approves limits on abortion drug

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision....

    April 16, 2014