Club President Jonna Buck welcomed everyone to our online meeting.
Andy Rieger, former executive editor of The Transcript newspaper, realtor, OU journalism instructor and Norman native and historian, talked about the top 10 seminal events in Norman's growth and development.
You can read a little about our meeting by clicking on the gold Recap headline above.
You can watch the entire meeting and program by clicking on this link to our club YouTube account: February 2, 2021
Click this link to view Andy's PowerPoint presentation.


Meeting Recap

Club President Jonna Buck called to order our online meeting. We sang "Take Me Out to the Ballpark" (thank you Mary Sallee) as we look forward to spring training, saluted the flag and recited the 4-Way Test.

Happy Dollars

Jack Beller--Because we're meeting on Feb. 2, Ground Hog Day (the movie) trivia question (how many times did Bill Murray's character relive Ground Hog Day?  Answer: including the first time, 33 times! 
Jack also was thankful for receiving his second dose of the COVID vaccine last week and warned everyone to be prepared that the second dose can result in chills and fatigue for 24-36 hours following the vaccination.  

February Birthdays

Polly Christian shared our birthday celebrants:
  • Bob Dill--100 points toward foundation donation
  • Bill Wallace--Hal Smith $25 restaurant card
  • CE Jones
  • Mark Sandifer
  • Lee Reynolds
  • Jonna Buck
  • Marles Bradley
  • Denise Kueny


Conni Eckstein reminded everyone to mark their calendars to help with the DIstrict Service Project on April 24. More details to come but it will be held in a city park and include all Norman Rotary Clubs. One or more nonprofits will be selected and a call will go out to drop off donated items from the organizations' wish lists. Volunteers also will clean up the park. A Sooner Rotary member is needed to serve as the liaison to the multi-club project. Contact Conni or Jonna.  

Our Program

Andy Rieger, editor, educator, Norman native and historian and former club member in the 1990s!  
He's a great storyteller with a large dose of humor. 
Make sure to check out the club meeting recording with several additional photos at the Sooner Club Secretary YouTube account at this link:  February 2, 2021
Thank you Andy for sharing your memories and knowledge about Norman history.