ImageNorman Sooner Rotary was pleased to hear from Brian Britt, Director of OU's Pride of Oklahoma. Now in his eleventh year as director, Brian shared the band's mission to represent OU in a first class manner and provide support both for the University and their fans. His goal is to train "difference makers" whether they are involved in Athletic Bands, Concert Bands, Jazz Bands or in the community service programs sponsored by student service groups. Although there are three full-time directors, the forty-five student leaders and 100 service group members are just as responsible for holding everyone accountable to their mission.

Rotarians were invited to attend practices held throughout the week, concert and drum shows prior to home games and the aftergame show in the stadium. Ranking the Big 12 programs among the best in the country, Brian promised to provide uplifting entertainment no matter the score.

ImageOther announcements from the meeting included the update of our Secret Santa party. The date has been moved to December 16 and will still be held at Crosspointe Church. Bob and Ellen Usry have names of children to be adopted. All gifts should be "heavy duty" wrapped and clearly marked with the child's name for the aging Santa. Gifts can be brought to club meetings or to Usry Plumbing.

Newt reminded members of the Bell Ringing for December 1 and 2. Thursday ringers will be stationed at the JC Penney mall entrance and Friday will be at the Dillard's west entrance. Additional ringers would be welcomed.

David Shirley has arranged to provide Rotary shirts and blouses for $15 each and jackets for $25, first come first serve. Purchased items can be billed to personal accounts. 

A fond farewell was extended to Rose Wilderon as she attended her last Norman Rotary meeting before moving to the Dallas area. Deneise expressed the club's appreciation to Rose, a faithful member of our club since 1993.