Oklahoma Trivia

Oklahoma Trivia by Drew Edmondson   Slapout is а town in Beaver County, 20 miles west of Мау. I once asked my father-in-law, а western Oklahoma farmer and former legislator, if Slapout was а western Oklahoma version of an eastern Oklahoma shootout. Не allowed it was рrоbably because the store there was famously “slap out” […]

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Embracing the Uncharted Waters of AI: A Personal Journey

Embracing the Uncharted Waters of AI: A Personal Journey by Lauren Branch As I stand on the cusp of my 60s, reflecting on the rapid evolution of technology that has unfolded during my lifetime, one concept that has taken center stage is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Admittedly, for a while, I was apprehensive about the implications […]

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Partnerships and Networking

Partnerships and Networking by Freda Deskin Rotary offers a unique blend of service, networking, and personal growth opportunities, making it a rewarding experience for business leaders who want to make a difference in their communities and beyond. Rotary offers service opportunities, leadership development, international awareness, and personal and professional growth. The friendships and networking it […]

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Wings of Rotary -2023

Wings of Rotary by  PDG Jessica Sherrill While WINGS of Rotary (WINGS) is not a new Rotary program, this was our first exchange since the pandemic. In general, an inbound team of usually two team leaders and 6-10 high school students from Japan visits us here in Rotary District 5750 for two weeks in March […]

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Rotary International Convention – Melbourne Australia

Rotary International Convention – Melbourne Australia By attendees Megan Law, Lesli Massad and Jeanean Jones   Megan Law, Rotary Club of Okla. City Executive Director: Each spring Rotary clubs, districts and zones around the world see a flurry of activity as they work to train their future leaders and celebrate as their program year draws […]

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What does it mean to Train a Neural Network used in Generative Artificial Intelligence and why it will change the nature of copyrights and intellectual property

What does it mean to Train a Neural Network used in Generative Artificial Intelligence and why it will change the nature of copyrights and intellectual property Bart Binning, Ed.D. Data that is stored on paper, or in databases or other computer files, are identifiably discreet with multiple levels of granularity where data can be uniquely […]

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Weeds of Time

Weeds of Time by Charlie Smith   Outside of Munich, Germany, is the site of the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau. A visit there is an emotional experience; now run by Carmelite nuns, who maintain a chapel there, you are left with an overwhelming sense of sadness and a resolve that humanity must never again […]

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Welcome from the President

Welcome from the President It is with great enthusiasm and appreciation that I welcome you to the 2023-2024 year of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. As we begin this exciting journey together, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for your trust, dedication, passion, and commitment to Rotary and Club 29. This […]

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Interview with President Wes Milbourn

Interview with President Wes Milbourn By Emily Stratton   I am happy to have been invited for a number of years to interview our current presidents at the end of their terms in office as a special feature for the Rotary Club newsletter. Once again, I was given that opportunity and had a delightful conversation […]

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Bridging Borders

Bridging Borders By Lauren Branch As an advocate for international exchanges (two of my own children participated in the Rotary exchange program), I recently had the privilege of hosting a professional fellow from India through a prestigious fellowship program sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and the U.S Department of State.  We have hosted fellows […]

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord By Drew Edmondson This time of year has great personal meaning for me.  The first half of this month holds our wedding anniversary (6/10/1967) and Linda’s birthday (6/14).  The dates are close enough to be easily remembered and could justify a single present.  That, however, would never do. June also brings us Flag […]

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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 […]

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