Speaker Date Topic
Bob Burke Feb 28, 2024
Uniqueness of Oklahoma
Uniqueness of Oklahoma

Bob Burke has written more historical non-fiction books (167) than anyone else in history. He was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and now practices constitutional law and writes books in Oklahoma City. All his books are about Oklahoma’s incredible history. Four have won the
Oklahoma Book Award and four have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Burke graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Oklahoma City University. As an attorney, Burke is a nationally-recognized expert on workers’ compensation.

Burke’s community service is extensive. He has served on the governing boards of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Historical
Society, Native American Cultural Center, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (founding member), the Jim Thorpe Association (founding
member), Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame (founding member), Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Kiamichi Owa-Chito (founding member), Friends
of the Governor’s Mansion, Ford Center Oversight Committee (founding member), the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society, Red Earth, and the Wiley Post Commission. He is Corporate Secretary of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and vice-chair of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Elections.

In 2004, he received the Governor’s Art Award. In 2006, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus at Oklahoma City University and the
University of Oklahoma. He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Oklahoma Center for the Book and the Regents’ Award at the University of Oklahoma. In 2011, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Oklahoma City University.


He is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame, and the
National College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

In 2019, Burke served as Special Master in the nation’s first trial of a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, State of Oklahoma v. Johnson and


He lives with his wife, Chimene, in Edmond. He spends substantial time with his six children and ten grandchildren.

Career Day Mar 06, 2024
Kim Gutowsky Mar 13, 2024
The Great Gotowsky Edmond Oil Story
The Great Gotowsky Edmond Oil Story

Kim Gutowsky-van der Wal is the granddaughter of Assaph “Ace” Gutowsky, the famous wildcatter who discovered the West Edmond Oil Fields in 1943.


Although born in Texas, she moved to Oklahoma at 9 months old. She graduated from Putnam City High School and went on to college at the University of Montana and the University of Oklahoma. She left college to see the world, and her travels took her to Greece, Egypt, Israel, and China. In the early 80’s, she trained for 2 years and was certified in the Healing Arts at Boulder School of Massage Therapy. She started therapeutic massage programs at The Waterford Salon and The Waterford Athletic Club while creating a thriving private practice.  Kim was a co-founder of the OMTA (Oklahoma Massage Therapy Association) and the OMTLC (The Oklahoma Massage Therapy Licensing Coalition)


For the last 10 years, Kim has been on a mission to tell her grandfather’s story to the world after a bronze was erected in Mitch Park honoring him for one of the most important oil discoveries in Oklahoma history. She is currently in the process of making this fascinating tale into a TV mini-series.

Gene Johnson Mar 20, 2024
Author / OU Athletics Historian
Mary Jane Calvey Apr 03, 2024
Rotary International Projects
Morgan Evans Apr 10, 2024
HALO Project
Cindy Byrd Apr 17, 2024
State Auditor
Sarah London Apr 24, 2024
Edmond's Film Scene
Scholarship Presentation May 08, 2024
Jennifer Thornton May 15, 2024
National Travel and Tourism Week
LibertyFest May 22, 2024
Mobile Meals Service Project - NO MEETING May 29, 2024
Trivia Fundraiser - MEET AT RANKIN YMCA Jun 05, 2024
Coach Grant Gower Jun 12, 2024
Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletics
Joe Echelle - OFFSITE MEETING Jun 19, 2024
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

Offsite meeting to be held at Edmond Public Schools Adminstration Building at Danforth & Kelly (1001 W Danforth, Edmond, OK). Park in the parking lot right off Danforth on the south side of the building and enter through the south entrance.

Rachel Hubbard Jun 26, 2024
News & Information Ecosystem
News & Information Ecosystem

Rachel Hubbard is the executive director at KOSU, serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Stillwater, Oklahoma. She grew up in Washita County and started her radio career at age 16 reading the obituaries for KTJS in Hobart. Then, she stumbled into public radio in college after deciding that shredding paper wasn't a path to any job she really wanted. Rachel rose through the ranks at KOSU and has done a little bit of every job at the station except engineering. Along the way, she's done some pretty decent journalism and a lot of collaboration. The most recent was a collaboration with WNYC Studios and HISTORY Channel. Blindspot: Tulsa Burning won a duPont-Columbia award and was a finalist for a Peabody Award. Rachel is married to a great guy who supports all her crazy ideas. They live in Oklahoma County with their three sons, a small apiary and a biting donkey.


Christopher Davis Jul 17, 2024
Shareholder/Director of Crowe & Dunlevy
Shareholder/Director of Crowe & Dunlevy