August 9, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 5
August 9, 2022 | Volume 111 | No. 5
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

August 9, 2022 |  Volume 111 | No. 5
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's United Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am

Your U.S. Navy and China’s ThreaT

Gregory J. Slavonic was the former Under Secretary of the Navy, Acting. He previously served as the 18th Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Secretary Slavonic serves as the deputy and principal assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, as well as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Management Officer for the Department of the Navy. Additionally, he oversees intelligence activities, intelligence-related activities, special access programs, critical infrastructure, and sensitive activities within the Department.
As the Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Secretary Slavonic was responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Navy. Prior to joining the Department, he most recently served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and was Lankford’s last chief when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.   READ MORE

Chair of the Day: Gean Atkinson
Invocation:  Jim Priest
Introduction of Guests:  Andrew Koester
Pledge/ Song Leader:  Janet Vernon
Attendance Scanning / Greeting: Erin Engelke, Johnny Settle, Robert Mills
Registration:  Miles Pringle, Dub Peace
Roving Microphone: Donna Lawrence
Menu:  Mixed green salad; Watermelon salad-feta, arugula, red onion; Grilled Chicken;
Crab Cakes with spicy remoulade sauce; Kale and chickpeas with pomodoro sauce    

In the News

If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club, please let us know!

Club 29 Breakfast 

Quail Creek Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room
2022-23 Co-Chairs - Susan McVey and Bud Oehlert 
August 11, 2022   
“City Manager Plan in Municipal Government” by Harold “Andy” Anderson


Unintended Consequences & Strain Theory

by Bart Binning

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 consequences of actions, all combined to produce an invisible hand that benefits human development.  Smith argued that each individual pursuing their own ends generates an unintended consequence that provides widespread benefits beyond that individual.

While Smith seems to have first described the concept of unintended consequence, the phrase was popularized by Robert K. Merton (1910-2003), American sociologist who won the 1994 National Medal of Science for developing the concepts of unintended consequences, reference group, role model, and self-fulfilling prophecy.  Merton initially popularized the idea of unintended consequences in his 1936 essay, The Unanticipated Consequences of Social Action, where Merton described a wide variety of activities whose results did not go as planned.  Merton described a “self-defeating prophecy” where the facts being promoted caused actions that generated an unpredicted result.  He used the self-defeating prophecy to suggested that Karl Marx was incorrect is the proposition that as society modernizes, wealth will become more concentrated, causing a majority of society to suffer.  Merton described the converse of the self-defeating prophecy as the “self-fulfilling prophecy” which occurred when an originally false proposition turns out to be successful because people believe the proposition, and act accordingly.


New Rotarians
Erin Engelke will introduce new rotarians Jenn Krieger, Cyndi Munson, and Meredith Schneberger.

Letters of Intent - Due August 9, 2022 - TOMORROW AT NOON

We are excited to begin our process for selecting a project for this year’s OnePledge campaign. Letters of Intent (LOI) are due by August 9 at noon. 
You can help by getting the word out:
=>Please forward this email to a qualifying nonprofit.  You will find all the guidelines, requirements, timelines, and the application form here. This information is also on the home page  of 
Remember: The deadline for Letter of Intent submission is Noon, August 9, 2022, sharp!  

Rotary AfterHours

August 9, 2022 | 5:30-7:00
The Ellison Rooftop
6201 N. Western

Cash Bar - Bring Guests!

Rotary Magazine - August 2022  

Rotary members advance peace around the world in countless ways. One that you would likely never expect involves a bowl of tea. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we take you on a trip to Kyoto to meet longtime Rotarian and Japanese tea master Genshitsu Sen, whose work spreading a message of peace through devotional tea ceremonies embodies Rotary's quest for peace.
Read the August 2022 issue.   The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser. August is also membership month. In our "One Rotary, Many Cultures" feature we celebrate how each club's camaraderie and service are rooted in its unique community.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 19, 2022 - Mike McAuliffe Memorial Golf Tournament - The Greens 

Address Changes

Please report any changes in business or home here.

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory - APP available in the App/Play Store

Rotary Club 29 has an online membership directory which contains current content information for all club members. The link to access the Club 29 directory can be found at the top of  the home page of or by clicking  here.

OKC Rotary has provided this tool as a convenience  to help members stay in touch with one another. The online directory,  just like the printed roster, should only be used for Rotary purposes.  If you need help in accessing the directory,
please email the office.  


August 16, 2022 - Jennifer Goodrich, President & CEO – Pivot OK
August 23, 2022 - Bedlam - Berry Tramel - Wear your School Colors!!!   


August 2, 2022  -  Online, In-Person, Makeups: 162 (Vocational Tour Day)
Total Present and Makeup:   28% 

August 5, 2022 -  596

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - August 2022

These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 55 years to 1 year.  


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in August!

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