Speaker Date Topic
Mark Beffort-Robinson Park Mar 27, 2023 5:30 PM
Downtown Development Projects

Mark Beffort began his commercial real estate career and in-depth involvement in Oklahoma City in 1985, after graduating from Washburn University. After several years as a successful commercial real estate broker, Mark began assisting several private and public entities to build a strategic real estate portfolio. Mr. Beffort’s leadership has driven Robinson Park to successfully manage over 12 million square feet, worth in excess of $2 billion, and the firm has grown to cover eight markets, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Rogers, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; and McKinney, Texas.

Mr. Beffort actively supports the advancement of young entrepreneurs through various avenues, including direct involvement in the development of an entrepreneurial business program at Washburn University and various organizations throughout Oklahoma City.

Ashley Simpson-Executive Director Apr 03, 2023 5:30 PM
Cavett Kids Foundation

Ashley is the Executive Director of the Cavett Kids Foundation, an OKC based non-profit serving Oklahoma's children battling chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Ashley was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and now lives in Edmond, OK with her husband Devin and two fur-babies, Finn and Andy. Ashley completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University and earned a dual Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ashley is a nationally licensed Art Therapist achieving her ATR (Registered Art Therapist) in 2015. After grad school, Ashley began an internship with the Cavett Kids Foundation providing Art Therapy services to the patients of Oklahoma Children's Hospital and was hired on as the Director of Diversionary Play. Ashley was the first Art Therapist to work with OU Health and continues to be an advocate for the field of Art Therapy. In 2018, she was named the Executive Director of the foundation. A few of her recent awards include a nomination for NextGen's 30 Under 30, Nonprofit of the Year for three consecutive years by the OKCYP, voted OKC's 50 Most Influential Young Professionals and voted Oklahoma City's Most Powerful Young Professional in 2022 by OKC Friday. When Ashley is not at work, you can most likely find her enjoying time at Lake Eufaula, traveling, volunteering, watching OSU sports or trying to convince her husband to get another Golden Retriever.  Let's welcome Ashley!

Stacey Aldridge & Cayla Lewis Apr 10, 2023 5:30 PM
Scissor Tail Park Foundation-Director of Marketing & Communications

Stacey Aldridge, Director of Marketing and Communications joined Scissortail Park Foundation in August 2019 just before the Park’s grand opening celebration. Aldridge is responsible for the Park’s external communications and promotions including content creation for social media channels, website management, email communications, print publications, media relations, and more.


Aldridge received her Bachelor of Science from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She moved to Edmond, Oklahoma in 1997 and has spent the last 25 years promoting some of Oklahoma City’s largest venues including Quail Springs Mall, Paycom Arena, and now Scissortail Park. In 2022, she celebrated her 25th anniversary with her husband, Tyra. Their two children, Caitlin and Ethan, both attend the University of Oklahoma.

After being a lover of the Park since its creation, Cayla Lewis began serving as the Associate Director of Development for Scissortail Park Foundation in May 2022, assisting with grant writing, fundraising, and donor relationships.


Lewis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She is an active volunteer in her community, focusing on organizations that promote the arts, as well as economic and community development. Lewis currently serves on the board for Oklahoma City Midtown Rotary as President, as well as Sunny Dayz Mural Festival and Oklahoma City Museum of Art Moderns.

We will learn about all of the upcoming events and strategic marketing for our community. Let's welcome Stacey & Cayla!!

Chase Parson's- Executive Director Apr 17, 2023 5:30 PM
Executive Director / Co-Founder at OKC Dream Center

Let's Welcome Chase,

We are so excited that you have made the decision to join us…and not just us, but a cause, a mission, no…a movement! We are obsessed with our calling to reach, rescue, and restore those isolated by poverty in OKC and make dreams come true. We have a rich history of finding needs and filling them, but most importantly, we have a vast future of unleashing hope into our city wherever we have the opportunity. We are focused and openminded, organized and ready to adjust to however the needs in our city may change over the days, weeks, and years. We are able to do this because we are a “WE”, not just a “you” or “me”.

There moto is feeding bodies and enriching lives.  We will learn more about his organization.


Club Meeting Apr 24, 2023 5:30 PM
Recap Days of Wine & Rotary 2023

Come on come all. We will review how our event went.

Happy Memorial Day-NO MEETING May 29, 2023 5:30 PM
Memorial Day-A day of rest and Rememberance

The Memorial Day Weekend is typically a great reason for people to kickstart their summer with a backyard BBQ, a trip to the beach or a day at the park.

Americans from coast to coast will especially relish some downtime and relaxation this year.

Yet no matter what we do this Memorial Day weekend and on Memorial Day itself, the holiday offers a chance for the solemn remembrance of those who served our country and are no longer here on Earth with us but who are forever in our hearts.

Thanks to all who have served our country to preserve our Liberties!