1998 – John Walls

John Walls began his career after receiving his degree in broadcast journalism from the University of West Virginia in 1978. In 1984, he landed the Sports Director position at Tulsa’s KTUL, where he served for six years. Walls became the Sports Director at KOTV in 1990. During his time with KOTV, Walls racked up a number of impressive honors. Winner of Oklahoma’s Best Sports Story 1991. The 1992 Young Oklahoman of the Year. Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year in 1993 and again in 1996. FOX Sports began to increase as sports coverage in the southwest, and in 1996 John took a position as an anchor. John and his family moved to West Lake Village near Los Angeles. He anchored four 30-minute sportscasts a night for the FOX Sports Network. And he traveled, a lot. For instance, in 1997 he emceed the Iba Awards show, June he anchored FOX’s coverage from a Celebrity Golf Tour in Texas, then reported from the U.S. Open and another Celebrity Tour event in Chicago. In 2000, Walls came back to Tulsa, taking a position as co-anchor for 2News NBC at 6 PM and 10 PM.
A few career highlights:

  • Currently co-anchor of 2News NBC at 6pm and 10pm
  • 1996-1999 Anchor Fox Sports Net
  • 1991 Winner of Oklahoma’s Best Sports Story
  • 1992 Young Oklahoman of the Year
  • 1993 and 1996 Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year
  • 1990-1996 Sports Director KOTV
  • 1984-1990 Sports Director KTUL

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Our leadership team gave their Monday night to attend the Visioning Launch Lab, getting ready for the start of the new Rotary year on July 1st. 🎉🎉

What an amazing and dedicated group! Can’t wait to see what all they accomplish this year! #agentsofchange #peopleofaction
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Happy #MemberMonday honoring one of our Rotarians.

Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., is inspiring on many levels and we are blessed to be able to call him a fellow Rotarian.

Anytime it is announced that Mouzon will be speaking it brings anticipation that you will hear something grand, something that will leave you thinking about what has been said. We all know Mouzon speaks from the heart and presents in a thoughtful, inspirational and well-meaning way. Mouzon inspires me to “keep doing the next right thing” and "keep swinging for the fences” as he so amply displays this motto in his day to day life. Thank you Mouzon for being you.

Upon retiring as Sr Pastor at Boston Avenue Methodist Church Mouzon said: “I never walked into the pulpit that I didn’t do the best I knew how to be as faithful to God’s word as I knew how. I never promised a home run, but I did promise to swing as hard as I could. I think I managed that.”

I think we can all agree he did that and so much more.
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June 14, 2004

15 years ago today, Past President Jimmie Saied celebrated his final birthday at the 11th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards Banquet directing "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

2004 Iba Chair, Linda Bradshaw, introduced him with the following:

"Our finale is a tribute to our honorees with a presentation that is a testament to his own life. A gentleman and patriot beyond description was born this very day, June 14, 1915 on Flag Day. He carried the torch to Washington to witness the signing into law signifying that "The Star and Stripes Forever" become the official march of the United States of America. He has thrilled thousands for decades with his characterization of John Philip Sousa through the concerts he has conducted across this great country. I'm proud to celebrate his 89th birthday with him tonight. He is my dearest and personal friend. Please welcome, Maestro James G. Saied."
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The Rotary Club of Tulsa, with sincere appreciation, presents the “James G. Saied Service Above Self…And Then Some” Award to Rotarian and Past President Charles B. Wilson, Jr.

For continuing to serve his club with leadership counsel and enthusiasm long after serving as club President, 1996-97;

For strengthening the club by initiating several membership initiatives that led to more and higher committed members that reflect the vitality and diversity of our community;

For his numerous leadership positions on the board and club committees, including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, where he chaired the event and served on the organizing committee for all 25 years;

For his leadership coordinating Rotary’s support for the transformational OU-OSU Bedlam Clinics;

He is exceptionally qualified to receive the club’s highest honor.

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