Michelle Oglesby

Michelle Oglesby

District 6150 - District Governor-nominee

Michelle Oglesby is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted and has a twin brother. Michelle now lives in Sherwood with her husband Mason. They are the owners of An Angel’s Choice Adoption Agency. They also own Angel’s Choice Haven, providing help for Mothers and Children in need. They have a blended family and are empty nesters.

Michelle and Mason joined the Sherwood Rotary club in May 2017. Michelle served three years as Membership chair and on several committees. Michelle won Rotarian of the year,2019/2020. Michelle is currently serving as Public image chair for the 2023/24 year. Michelle served as President in 2020/2021 and was awarded a special Rotary opens opportunities awardfor starting a Satellite Pet Lovers club. She also won President of the year serving under PDG Mike Bennage. The Sherwood club voted Michelle as Citizen of the year for her work in adoption. She also was instrumental in the club winning club of the year, Governor’s banner,and the Rotary Citation. Michelle served as AG and was awarded AG of the year serving under PDG James Arbuckle. Michelle served at Mapets as a facilitator where she received the rising star award in 2021. She served under PDG David Mentz as the District Trainer in 2022/23 accomplishing her goal to help 15 Presidents to win the Governor’s banner.

Michelle is a Rotary Foundation Sustaining member, Paul Harris +8, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and Polio Plus Society. Michelle and Mason are Major Donors, level one. She has taken over 50 courses in the learning center. Michelle enjoys serving Rotary.

John Rains

John Rains

District 6110 - District Governor-nominee

It was my honor and privilege to be selected to serve District 6110 as District Governor for the 2025-2026 Rotary Year. As a servant leader at heart, I will employ my faith, family, professional and Rotary experiences to foster an environment of friendship, mutual respect, passion, and creativity. Serving our District’s Members, Clubs, and Communities will be fulfilling my heart’s desire to further serve in this great organization, and the adventure of a lifetime for my wife Cathy and me!

I was born in Tahlequah, OK and have lived in the Green Country area ever since. I graduated from Sapulpa High School and went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Junior College, and the University of Tulsa from where I received a Bachelor of Business Administration–Management Information Systems degree.

Vocationally I began my career as a Systems Analyst for Conoco-Phillips, then partnering with a fellow Rotarian as Vice President of Sales and part owner of Austral Inc, an IT services company. Most recently I joined IMAX Corp (not the theatre) as Director of Information Systems before being promoted to Vice President of Sales and then President. I am currently a licensed Realtor with HomeSmart Stellar Realty and am managing my rental investments in the Tulsa area.

I have had wonderful Rotary experiences as a 24-year member of 2 different Clubs – starting with the Rotary Club of Sapulpa from 1999 – 2001 and since with the Rotary Club of Tulsa. In addition to serving as President in 2016 -2017 for the Rotary Club of Tulsa, I was honored to be named the Rotarian of the Year in 2014 and receive the James G Saied Service Above Self Award in 2017. I have served in several District positions and 2023-2024 year, I am the District Governor Nominee, leading the Disaster Recovery Planning efforts for our District, and Chair of the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Membership Engagement Committee.

As a blended family, Cathy and I have shared raising 5 children (and 3 exchange students) during our 24 years of marriage, our youngest son now 27. We have been active over the years with our children, Church, community, and Rotary. Most recently, as empty nesters, we have enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and ourselves during our RV lifestyle.