The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City has inaugurated its 104th president, Judge Jerome A. Holmes, marking the beginning of Holmes’ one-year term at the helm of the largest Rotary Club in the world, comprised of more than 600 members. Holmes will continue the club’s focus on membership engagement and service projects aimed at making a positive impact on the Oklahoma City community and the world.
Last year, Club 29 completed a number of service projects locally and around the world, including supplying all Oklahoma City third-grade students with dictionaries and helping to provide lifesaving medical equipment to countries in Eastern Europe.
“Rotary changes lives, and I’m honored to serve Club 29 in this role,” Holmes said. “I look forward to the coming year and the opportunity to uphold our motto of service above self.”
Holmes has served as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit since 2006. A committed civic leader and volunteer, Holmes currently serves on the governing boards of several nonprofits including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and Water4 Inc. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City (Class XX) and Leadership Oklahoma (Class XVIII).
Other Rotary Club 29 officers and directors taking office during the inaugural event include Tim Strange as vice president, Mike Knopp as secretary, Matt Bown as treasurer, Sherry Rhodes as assistant treasurer, Lisa Hammond as sergeant-at-arms and Robert Clements as past-president. Directors include Bob Anthony, Jalal Farzaneh, Ellen Fleming, Lance McDaniel, Gary Marrs, Cheryl Borelli, Mautra Jones, John Robberson, Shahla Reynolds and Evan Walter.