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 SPONSORSHIP & TEAM OPPORTUNITIES Mike McAuliffe Title Sponsor– Starting at $5,000 Recognition as […]

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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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Interview with Jerrod Shouse – June 21, 2022

Interview with Jerrod Shouse June 21, 2022 | by Emily Stratton I was delighted to be invited to interview our current president, Jerrod Shouse, at the end of his term and very much enjoyed sitting down and visiting with him. We all salute Jerrod for the outstanding job he has done as our president. Enjoy […]

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Awards – 2021-2022

Presidential Citations Jake Yunker Kendra Robben Kelly Kay Jeanette Nance Ron Stakem Amber Sharples Jill Farrand Ashley Smith Susan McVey Emily Taylor Club 29 Avenue of Service Awards Club Service Emily Stratton Logon Collins Dave Ortloff Bart Binning Brittany Attaway Anne Holzberlein Mary Jenkins Jill Hughes Jim Priest Bobby Mills Community Service Janet Vernon Andy […]

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A lesson lies over the rainbow

A Lesson Lies Over the Rainbow by Ted Streuli “It is all so well-intentioned, so genial and so gay that any reviewer who would look down his nose at the fun-making should be spanked and sent off, supperless, to bed,” Frank S. Nugent wrote of the film. “Having too stout an appetite to chance so […]

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Thoughts on my Inheritance

Thoughts on My Inheritance by Ted Streuli When my father died, at age 76, he left my mother two pieces of residential real estate and whatever was in the house. The only item bequeathed directly to me was his collection of books. There was no bank account. He was 29-years old when the Great Depression […]

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