2012 – Bob Carpenter

In 36 years as a play-by-play announcer, host, reporter, writer and anchor, Bob Carpenter has been one of the nation’s busiest sportscasters, from local radio and TV, to regional sports, to the national stage on USA Network and ESPN. He has called thousands of sporting events in more than a dozen sports at every level.

Carpenter is in his 7th year as TV voice of the Washington Nationals and his 29th season as a major league baseball announcer, including stops in the TV booths of the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. For the last 10 years he has been the TV voice of University of Oklahoma basketball.

Carpenter has won two Emmys for Cardinals baseball, and was nominated for four others in St. Louis, New York and Washington. In 18 years with ESPN, he was a mainstay of their college basketball, football and major league baseball coverage. He has announced numerous NCAA Tournaments and Bowl Games. His work with USA in the ‘80s included hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and Masters Golf, as well as numerous PGA Tour events.

In Tulsa, Carpenter has broadcast Tulsa Oilers baseball, Tulsa Roughnecks soccer, KTUL-TV Channel 8, KRAV-FM 96, and currently appears weekly on 97.1-FM The Sports Animal. An accomplished public speaker, Carpenter has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Tulsa and St. Louis, has emceed functions for the Tulsa Area United Way and Union Schools Education Foundation, and has served as corporate spokesman for several Tulsa and St. Louis corporations. His broadcasting travels have taken him to 48 states, Canada and Japan, but he has called Tulsa home for 36 years.

For the past four years, he and his wife Debbie have hosted the Operation Hope Charity Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, a unique event that brings to Tulsa major league baseball players, coaches and managers and other celebrities from various sports with all proceeds going to charity.

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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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