Calendar of Events
|Our June Theme: Debunking!|
|06/28/2013 @ 5:30 p.m.|
Our Club celebration, installation, and ...oh yeah...Debunking of Prez Suzanne! Scheduled for Friday, June 28th!
|Ron D. Burton, R I President - 2013-2014|
|07/01/2013 @ 12:00 a.m.|
|the RI World|
RON D. BURTON a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2013-14.
Burton retired as president of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. in 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and the state of Oklahoma. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"This is an exciting time to be a Rotarian," Burton says. "I believe we are well poised to capitalize on our strengths as we embrace the [RI] Strategic Plan and the Future Vision Plan. My vision is to have every Rotarian appreciate what it means to be a Rotarian. With these two tools, we can make that happen."
Active in his community, founder and past board member of the Norman Community Foundation.
Burton believes that Rotary's promotion of high ethical standards is one of the qualities that sets it apart.
"Most of us are in a business or profession that already has a code of ethics. Vocational service in Rotary adds to that responsibility. We have an obligation to go...beyond to make sure that all our actions are above reproach."
A Rotarian since 1979, Burton is vice chair of the Future Vision Committee and a member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the United States. He has served RI as director; Rotary Foundation trustee and trustee vice chair; International Assembly moderator, assistant moderator, group discussion leader; and District Governor.
His other service to Rotary includes chair of the 2011 New Orleans Convention Committee, vice chair of the Investment Advisory Committee, liaison trustee of the Vocational Service Committee, Permanent Fund national adviser, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator. He was aide to 2006-07 RI President William B. Boyd.
Burton has received the RI Service Above Self Award,the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World.
Burton and his wife, Jetta, have two children and three grandchildren.
Exerpted Source : Ryan Hyland
Rotary International News -- 8 August 2011
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|The Rotary Theme for 2013-2014:|
|07/01/2013 @ 12:00 a.m.|
|Landacena Community Center|
On the Upland podium each week in Rotary Year 2013-2014, the official theme for our new incoming President (effective July 1st), Sally Monastiere, and the incoming RI President, Ron Burton with the phrase: Engage Rotary, Change Lives..In explaining how he came to choose the theme, President-Elect Burton said, “If we really want to take Rotary service forward, then we must make sure that every single Rotarian has the same feeling about Rotary that each one of us here has today. We need to make sure that every Rotarian has a meaningful role to play, that they’re all making a contribution, and that their contribution is valued.”