Linda has been a member of Sooner Rotary for 6 years.  Linda has been on the Ways and Means, Membership, Nexus and Fellowship committees. She currently serves as secretary.  What she likes best about Sooner Rotary is  the motto, Service Above Self, and the friends she’s made.

Favorite quotes of Linda’s are “Do unto others as you would  have them do unto you” and “Never leave a room without improving its appearance”.  Linda’s job is Director of the Sponsored  Program Service at OU.  This group  provides financial reporting and compliance for grants and contracts for research  and outreach.  She enjoys the fact that  she is getting close to retirement.

Linda’s children are Teddi, Jenni, and Michael.  Linda lives with her dog, Sutton. Three words  Linda uses to describe herself are energetic, serious, and compassionate.  She enjoys participating with friends in Mahjongg, bridge, golfing, playing words with friends, and just hanging with friends.  When she’s by herself, she enjoys  walking, reading, and listening to audio books.  She would like her Rotary friends to know  that she will help anyone in need.  When  she grows up she wants to be a pianist.  She always wanted to play piano, took lessons when she was young, but  didn’t stick with it.  Favorite songs are  Broadway Show tunes.  She also enjoys the  Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.  The Thunder is her favorite team.  She enjoyed the movie “The Help”. It reminded  her that it just wasn’t long ago that blacks were treated poorly.  If she had the opportunity, she would study  French or Italian.  She would not enjoy  studying physics or chemistry.  Favorite  meals include vegetables and salads.

A great read Linda enjoyed is Unbroken: A World War II story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.  She enjoyed it because it was about the  history of our nation and it was a true story.  Favorite books from childhood were about Nancy Drew.

Interesting places Linda visited include Germany, Austria, France, Australia, New York City, Hawaii, and Colorado.  She would live in Colorado for a while if she  could. If she could pick a place to go, it would be New Zealand, Australia, or  Italy.  She enjoys vacationing away from  Norman with family or friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of the  work life.

Other organizations Linda belong to include the OU Federal Credit Union, Board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Board of Children’s Art  Network, Norman Newcomers, and she is treasurer of First Christian Church.  She also belongs to 3 book clubs.

Someone Linda admires is Ron Burton.  She has known Ron for many years and always  knew he would go far in life and his work with Rotary has been exemplary.  She is proud to know him as he embarks on his  journey as Rotary International President.