Paul Harris Fellows to be Recognized June 6
On June 6, 2023, the following Rotarians will be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows, The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. This is the history of the PHF recognition Paul Harris Fellow Joel Alberts Kristin Davis Russ Florence H.K. […]
What does it mean to “serve”?
What does it mean to “serve”? by Paula Settle Service to me, is when I do something for a friend or even someone I don’t know, who deserves to be honored, without me […]
Tying one on at Club 29
Tying one on at Club 29 by Ted Streuli It’s Tuesday at lunchtime and I’m scanning the room. The usual faces at the usual tables, some deeply engaged in conversation, others contemplating the fate of the blueberry sugar cookies. And I notice, in the least scientific possible way, that only about half the men are […]
2023-2024 Committee Selections
Fellow Rotarians: The 2023-2024 Rotary year is quickly approaching and plans are in full swing for a meaningful and engaging year. But first, we need your help. When you became a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City you became part of a large network of diverse men and women seeking to make a […]
Act “Glocal” by Jim Priest The phrase “think globally, act locally” has an interesting and disputed history. According to that most reliable of sources, Wikipedia, several people claim to have coined the expression. The phrase has been attributed to Scottish town planner and social activist Patrick Geddes back in 1915. Friends of the Earth founder David […]
Paper Boys by Dick Hefton The writer of a recent letter to the editor of a national newspaper declared that, “Today, it’s hard to imagine that the success of a major enterprise selling a time-sensitive product depended on an army of kids. But it worked.” And, he said, “I think I made 11 bucks a […]
Oklahoma is Great!
Oklahoma is Great! by Franci Hart The rapid running scale that opens our state song, “Oklahoma,” is probably the most thrilling musical introduction in musical theater. And it perfectly captures my excitement and appreciation for my state. Oklahoma is like no other place. It has a diverse topography and an even more diverse population. This […]
The AI/ChatGPT Paradigm Shift
The AI/ChatGPT Paradigm Shift by Bart Binning, Ed. D. The concept of paradigm shifts, popularized by philosopher Thomas Kuhn, refers to profound changes in scientific or societal frameworks that fundamentally alter our understanding of reality. Kuhn first presented his concept of paradigms in his 1962 seminal book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”. The significance of […]
Words have Power
Words Have Power by Charlie Smith As a former copy editor, I’m a words guy. Yet, through 20 years of ministry, I realize the transformative truth of Joseph Sittler’s quote, “When grammar cracks, grace erupts.” I appreciate the truth of the saying attributed to St. Francis, “Preach the gospel; if necessary use words.” I cling […]
Imagine That By Pat Rooney Well, what to write about? Nothing much happening in finance these days. Just rising interest rates, the Federal Reserve’s inflation fight, California banking news and crypto’s current meltdown to name a few. So many articles, so little time. And even though bad news outsells good 2 to 1, I am […]
Where exactly IS Rotary?
Where exactly IS Rotary? by Brad Poarch I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where Rotary shows up in my day-to-day life. Sure, it shows up every Tuesday for our weekly meetings, (Even if I don’t make it in person, it is still there!) but being a Rotarian is about more than just attending a […]
The Elegance of “No”
The Elegance of “No” Overcommittment in the Rear View Mirror by Ashley Perkins It is a good thing that no one has ever paid me to do things small. I love to take on big projects with big outcomes and more than once I have taken on one too many. I am a recovering over-committer […]