NORMAN — Lucinda Francis has assumed the leadership of Norman’s Sooner Rotary Club and announced that her goal for the year will be increased engagement in the club, in keeping with RI President Ron Burtons theme of “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.”
A nationally certified teacher, Francis holds degrees from OU and is a literacy specialist at the Moore Norman Technology Center. She is active in the community and has been a Sooner Rotarian for eight years.
Serving with her are Bill Osborn, treasurer, Linda Holt, secretary, and Wade Stewart, sergeant at arms. Directors are Kevin Murphree, president-elect and membership chair, Tanya Stewart, Lewis Beckett, Christi Moore, Tonny Walden, Paul Woodson, Fred Benenati, Evan Tayhlor, Mark Jones, Joan Barker, Philip Wong, Steve Clark, Tracy Curtis, Bruce Ingram, Doris Wedge, Jennifer Tregarthen, DJ Nuzum and Kirby Owens.
The mission statement of Sooner Rotary is as follows: “Sooner Rotary is a vibrant, cohesive group of professionals working together to achieve club goals, fellowship and build a better community through club-wide participation and service.
Sooner Rotary supports the Safety Town, the Kay Absher Scholarship Fund at Bridges and other community programs, including giving $15,000 annually to the agency designated for Le Tour de Vin proceeds.