Club President Jonna Buck welcomed almost 40 participants to our meeting!
Club member Marles Bradley presented about the PASSPORTS City of Norman Sister City program.
Click on the gold Recap link above to see photos and details about the meeting. 
To watch the recorded meeting, click on this link: Sooner Club Secretary YouTube Account
Jonna Buck called the meeting to order. We had almost 40 participants. Mary Sallee played our opening song. Scott Mullens led the prayer, and April Heiple led the Pledge and 4-Way Test. 


Club volunteers are painting shower and laundry areas at Food and Shelter (F&S) this Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Jane Purcell is coordinating the effort (and bringing coffee!) which is part of the club's District Grant project awarded last May.
Tile work has been completed in the showers and two sets of washers and dryers have been replaced. Jane mentioned F&S is also collecting supplies including detergent, fabric softener, shower supplies (liquid soaps), and gently used towels and wash cloths.
Items can be dropped off at F&S or at Christi Moore’s office, Jane’s NPS admin office or Jonna Buck’s office at OEC. Items ordered online can be shipped to F&S, Attn: April Heiple at 201 Reed, Norman, OK 73071.  
October 18 will be a big day in Norman: The Farm Girl Fair with our own Jennifer Beckett, and our club team participating in Crop Walk. Register to join the team and raise funds to help reduce hunger. 
Lisa Burkhart from Operation School Bell joined us to call for volunteers to help students shop for clothing and personal items and for donations of various items. See slides for details and Lisa's contact info.
Dick Pryor shared important information about mail-in or absentee voting for the Nov 3 Presidential election. He recently interviewed the Secretary of the State Election Board.
Important deadlines: Oct 9 to register or change your voter registration. While state law allows for a mail or absentee ballot application as late as the Tuesday before the election, voters would be wise to get their request in no later than Oct 17 due to high volume of requests this year.
Voters should mail in their ballots at least one week before the election--but the earlier the better! You can track your mailed in ballot on the OK voter portal on State election website. Two years ago Oklahoma set record 120,000 requested—so far 237,000 requests. Follow all directions for voting and sending in your ballot. Also, make sure the preprinted outer envelop has a printed address. Check out more info online at this link:
Another credible site for election information in the US is at this link:
Our Program
Our own Marles Bradley presented information about Norman's four sister cities and about membership in the Norman Sister Cities Program called PASSPORTS. Here are some of her slides:
Marles noted that PASSPORTS is looking for more Norman citizens to join the volunteer organization. Membership and sponsorship information is below and available on the org website at this link and on the Facebook group page at this link: Thank you Marla!