A Special Thank You

Eileen Seefluth, the VP of Public Relations, acknowledged two of our members at our meeting on March 22, 2022 for their valuble contributions to our club. She presented a beautiful jacket to our President, Andy Craig in recognition of his strong leadership in Will Rogers. She also presented a gift to Barbara Crockett who is our hard working sergeant at arms and frequent zoom master for the club. Both presentations were surprises.

A Christmas Celebration

Our annual Christmas party was held at the beautiful home of Ray Poudrier on December 14. Appreciation goes to him and to his wife for hosting the event. The food and fellowship were good and we were blessed with the “virtual gifts” that were presented to each other at the party. The following is a photo taken at the event.

Recognition for Deb Olejownik

Deb Olejownik, Past President, was recognized at a meeting on October 12 for her role in achieving President’s Distinguished for the 2020-2021 year. Appreciation goes to Deb for her dedication and hard work.

Deb Olejownik, DTM is presented a plaque by Barbara Crockett

President’s Distinguished Club Celebration

The Will Rogers Club held a party at the home of Ruthie Zetik on August 10 to celebrate becoming President’s Distinguished for 13 years. This award is given annually to a select few clubs that has achieved certain educational goals and membership goals set by Toastmasters International.  Achieving President’s Distinguished for 13 straight years is an accomplishment that has been achieved by only a select few clubs throughout the world. Achieving President’s Distinguished means that Will Rogers is an outstanding club and has been so for many years.

Induction Ceremony for Tom Gann

President Andy Craig formally accepts our newest member into the club at a meeting held on July 6, 2021. He will be serving as the mentor for Tom. Welcome Tom.

Meet the Most Patriotic and Enthusiastic Member!

President Andy Craig said it so well at our July 6 meeting when introducing Jon Danh as the Toastmaster for the evening. Jon is an immigrant to this country from Viet Nam and has become a proud citizen of the United States.

Induction Ceremony for New Members

An induction ceremony was held on April 13, 2021 to formally introduce new members and their mentors into the club. Deb Olejownik, the club president, has set a goal to strengthen the mentor program to maximize the support given to new members to help achieve their goals.

From left to right, Deb Olejownik, DTM, Michelle Stewart, Barbara Crockett, Eileen Seefluth, Andy Craig, DTM, Thom Mabry, Bala Chinnaiah, Dan Murtha, DTM

Andy Craig Joins Professional Speakers Bureau International

The Will Rogers Club is proud to announce that Andy Craig has joined Professional Speakers Bureau International as one of its elite speakers. Andy is an international keynote speaker and trainer. This is indeed a true honor for Andy and our congratulations! The link below provides additional details.


Fifty Years and Counting

The club honored Dwight Dauben on October 6, 2020, for being in the club continuously for the past 50 years. He remains active in the club and attends every meeting.

Michelle Craig, DTM, presents a special plaque to Dwight Dauben, DTM

 Andy Craig’s New Book

Andy Craig has written a new book that is available on Amazon. His book is entitled Passion Power: Discover the 3 Indispensable Keys to Your SuccessAndy Craig walks you through the three key areas in creating the success you seek in life. He starts with the question: “Are you settling?” He shares his own journey in the pursuit of his desires in life. He continues and discusses the 3 keys to empowering your success. (1) Your Past. Break through the bondage that has held you captive in your past. (2) Your Provision. Uncover the hidden resources you have in your provision. (3) Your Purpose. Unleash what you were created for with your purpose. Follow these three keys to wield your Passion Power and fuel the achievement of your hidden desires.

Early reviews of the book were very positive.

 New Members

The Will Rogers Club welcomes several new members to the club. They are:

Chris Hickey, husband of member LiChing Hickey. Chris has had an extensive military career and speaks multiple languages. He met LiChing while on duty in Taiwan.

Sandy Bach, is a returning member of the Will Rogers Club. She is a former Canadian citizen, has been in Toastmasters for 25 years, and is a  Distinguished Toastmaster. She is a pastor of a church in Pryor, Oklahoma. Her goal in Toastmasters now is to enhance her ability to serve as a mentor.

Chris Walsh, former Canadian citizen and Christian missionary. His book on Christian Leadership has been a best seller on Amazon. Chris has joined Toastmasters to honor his parents (former Toastmasters) and to to enhance his public speaking ability.

Deborah Burkett, who loves to sing, play the piano, and read. She works with the special needs adults at her church.

Kevin Willhite, who has diversified experience as a healthcare professional, including human resources and small business management. He is an ORU graduate with an MBA degree. He credits his interest in Toastmasters in part to his father, who used Toastmasters to become highly successful as a pioneer in the development of the personal growth movement. His interesting life includes completion of a 3rd degree black belt.

Ravin Crawford, who works for the Tulsa Community College. She has two children, ages 10 and 15.

Mike Toy, a professional deception artist (AKA magician), who has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. He has a TED speech entitled “Why We Get Tricked”. He has performed for Apple, Google, Mercedes-Benz, and even the White House. He is the author of multiple books, listed on Amazon.

Francetta Mays, who is the host of “Flipping the Script”, a Christian broadcasting organization. She is a minister and also works for the NAACP.

Huly Benton, a returning member into the club.

Tom Gann, who has served since 2016 as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the 8th district.

LiChing Hickey presents Chris Hickey the Will Rogers Award as best speaker of the evening.

Joe Charleston, DTM, welcomes returning member, Sandy Bach, DTM

Chris Walsh is welcomed into the club by Joe Charleston, DTM

Deborah Burkett is welecomed into the club by Michelle Craig, DTM

Kevin Willhite is welcomed into the club by Andy Craig, DTM

Ravin Crawford is welcomed into the club by Michelle Craig, DTM

Mike Toy is welcomed into the club by Andy Craig, DTM, President

Michelle Craig, DTM, welcomes Francetta Mays into the club

Sandy Knox welcomes Yuly Benton into the club

Tom Gann is welcomed into the club by Jon Danh, DTM