The Church of Baseball

The Church of Baseball by Charlie Smith I am a diehard baseball fan. I’m old-school enough to even keep a scorecard at games, a dying art that seems invariably to draw attention and leads to newfound friends and conversations. My top bucket list dream was fulfilled in 2015 when I attended Game One of the […]

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Wishful Thinkin’ The seasons of our lives… by John Settle

  Wishful Thinkin’ The seasons of our lives… By John M. Settle I recently experienced an event that almost all of us will have to face at some time in our life. On May 30th, 2022, my mother, France Rose Settle passed away peacefully in her home. Her two sons, two daughters-in-law and three of […]

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Live like an Interrobang

Live like an Interrobang by Jim Priest Several years ago I discovered a new punctuation mark:  The “interrobang”.  Right off I liked the name.  It’s a “not officially recognized” punctuation mark but it’s used in a sentence to convey both a question and excitement, as in “Did you eat my cake?!”  In writing it, you […]

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FBI, Nix – for the “Fourway” Test

FBI, Nix – for the “Fourway” Test by Dick Hefton   The Doldrums of Summer being something of a mind-numbing creative stumbler, practice has led me to leisurely seal a subject or two for mulling till the temps turn sensible. Inspired by a pair of recent popular books of historical interest right here in our […]

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All Nature Sings

All Nature Sings by Franci Hart The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is brimming with thought evocative exhibits ranging from jewels and precious stones to displays about different cultures, animals and plants. My favorite, though, is the exhibit “Evolving Planet.” This massive exhibit narrates the evolution of our earth and the development of […]

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Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament – 9-19-2022

The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Presents the Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament September 19, 2022 7:45am   Shotgun Start 9:00am The Greens Golf & Country Club 13100 Green Valley Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 Sign up here for Rotarians and their guests Thank you to the following Sponsors Lunch Sponsor $2500 Sandy & Wes Milbourn […]

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Unintended Consequences & Strain Theory

Unintended Consequences & Strain Theory by Bart Binning, Ed. D. The idea of an “unintended consequence” can be traced back to 1759 and Adam Smith in his treaties The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  The Scottish philosopher, and one of the world’s first economists, theorized how chance combined with the both consequences as well as unintended […]

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Rotary International Convention 2022 Overview

    In 1910, Rotary founder Paul Harris convened the first Rotary convention at the Congress Hotel in Chicago with just 60 registrants from the 16 Rotary Clubs in North America. For those following our club’s history, that’s one year before we received our official Rotary Charter. Today, average attendance at a Rotary International Convention […]

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2022-2023 Grant Guidelines

July 26, 2022 RE: 2022/23 Club 29 Annual Project The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City is pleased to announce the application process for our Annual Project. We will be accepting Letters of Intent directed to a project or program that is proposed by a qualified nonprofit organization and will serve citizens within the City Limits […]

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Everybody Knows … Or Do They?

Everyone Knows…. Or Do They? by Charlie Smith In the Kansas town in which I was a pastor, the community arts festival was a big deal. The church that I served was an organizer of the inaugural festival many years before and remained a major benefactor. In gratitude, festival organizers annually provided one of the […]

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Breaking up with your comfort zone is hard to do

  Breaking Up with your Comfort Zone is Hard to Do by Emily Lang When I was 17 my mom and one of my teachers conspired to enter me into our county scholarship pageant. It wasn’t that I was some great beauty – it was that I was painfully shy, and they thought forcing me […]

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Welcome from President Wes Milbourn

  Greetings Fellow Rotarians! Welcome to the new Rotary year 2022-2023 for the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, “Club 29!” It is such a great honor and privilege to be your 113th President and I pledge to you to continue the great momentum that Jerrod, David, Ann, Ellen, Tom, and the many past presidents have […]

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