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Claremore Reveille Rotary Honors Commander Estabrook

Reveille Rotary Club of Claremore teamed up with Oklahoma Blood Institute for Burgers and Blood (drive, that is). This fundraiser and blood drive is in honor of longtime club member and blood donor advocate, Commander Murry Estabrook.

“Commander Estabrook was committed to blood donations and worked extensively with OBI, holding numerous blood drives at Claremore High School and in various areas of town. He was instrumental in more than 12,000 blood donors,” said Tanya Andrews, club treasurer. “He was also a champion for our annual dictionary project, providing a new personalized dictionary to every 3rd grade student in Rogers County. He and the NJROTC spent countless hours dividing the shipment of dictionaries for the appropriate schools and carefully labeling each one making sure that no student went without.”

While honoring Commander Estabrook, the club had the pleasure of meeting this year’s cadets and Colonel John Rahe, Jr., who assumed the new role as the Commander of the NJROTC Senior Naval Science Instructor for the Claremore Public Schools. Colonel Rahe retired from the United States Marine Corps in March of 2020 and moved to Oklahoma City, assuming the role as President and CEO of Meta Special Aerospace in Bethany, Oklahoma. “We are excited to be working with Colonel Rahe while continuing Reveille Rotary’s relationship with the cadets of the NJROTC,” said Andrews.

While assisting with the Burgers & Blood event, Reveille Rotary of Claremore presented Colonel Rahe with a donation. “We hope this will help the cadets and the program remain strong while they are such a great group of community servants”, said Jim Scantlin, Club President.

For more information, or if you would like to make a donation for the dictionary project, call Tanya Andrews at 918-342-5357, or visit this link to donate through PayPal, https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XUNLR5DXGHR4Y.

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