July 25, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 3
July 25, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 3
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

July 25, 2023 |  Volume 112 | No. 3
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am    

discover oklahoma

Dino Lalli  was born and raised in McAlester and now calls Edmond home. He is an Emmy-nominated journalist/producer and currently co-host of Discover Oklahoma. Over a 20-year period, Dino served as the award-winning entertainment editor and film critic for three television stations; KOCO and KFOR in Oklahoma City as well as KNBC in Burbank, California. While at KOCO, he hosted and produced an Emmy nominated, nationally syndicated program on movies. READ MORE

Chair of the Day: Emily Lang
Attendance Scanner/Greeters: Kim Tran, Emily Taylor
Registration:  Mary Blankenship Pointer, Evan Walter
Introduction of Guests:  Jeff Simpsen
Invocation/Pledge Leader: Ed Porter
Roving Microphone: David Battles

Menu:  House salad; Grilled vegetable pasta salad; Chickpea salad; Tomato bisque; French dip Sliders; Chicken salad sliders

club 29 breakfast

July 27, 2023 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Chairs:  Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert
Speaker:   Jack Werner - "ShelterBox"


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 identified, attributed, and sourced.  On the other hand, data stored in a neural network is ubiquitous; it’s source is difficult be uniquely identified and once integrated into the neural network, the information is difficult to be removed.  By its nature, data integrated into a neural network is an approximation, not precise. 

Today, when we think of artificial intelligence, (especially a Generative AI programs such as OpenAI’s Chat GPT and DALL-E, Google’s BERT, Meta’s CodeCompose, etc.) we are discussing a type of a software application using a neural network backbone. A neural network is an application that uses nodes (or neurons) that are interconnected in a multilayered structure that resembles the neurons of a human brain. These networks have multiple nodes grouped into an input layer with the value of each input node representing a concept, a cause, or a past physical attribute . These input nodes are in-turn interconnected with other nodes contained in other intermediate layer(s), to an output layer consisting of one or more nodes each representing an effect, a current physical attribute, or a concept.  The interconnections between nodes can be preset or adjusted, and can be thought of as a series of weighted averages.     

The inputs of a neural network can be thought of representing a series of events (or causes) which result in a series of predictive outputs (or effects). Changing the value of the input of a “trained” neural network, when propagated through the network, will result in a predicted value at the output node.  In a Generative AI program, a different type of Neural Network, called Natural Language Processing, is used to convert words into concepts that are capable of being understood by a machine.  READ MORE


New Rotarians

Kathryn Wilson Wheeler will introduce new Rotarians Sean O'Brien and Rachel Hubbard. 

Lost and Found

The Rotary Office has several umbrellas left at Rotary Meetings throughout the year. The umbrellas have not been asked about, or claimed.   They will be displayed at the July 25 meeting.  If not claimed or otherwise spoken for, they will be donated to St. Luke's garage sale.  

August 1, 2023 - Rotary Vocational Tour Day

Please choose your vocational Tour Day Site! 
Deadline - Wed. - 4:00pm 
If your plans have changed and you cannot attend, please inform the Rotary Office

Rotary AfterHours 8-8-23

O Bar - Ambassador Hotel
1200 N. Walker
Cash Bar | Bring Guests


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards+ - October 2-4, Oct. 6-8

Returning to Guthrie again this year, RYLA is scheduled for October 2023! As the business world is now hybrid, RYLA is now hybrid as well. It starts on October 2, 3, and 4 with evening online team building followed by an in-person, more traditional RYLA camp on October 6, 7, and 8. Applications for students will go live in early August. RYLA leadership is seeking Rotarians to jump in to be present and good role models for Rotary. If you are interested, please let Jessica Sherrill know 
RYLA+ (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) prepares a student for their life as a leader in this world. With the majority of jobs in the United States currently being at least hybrid, it is important for students to learn how to lead in every environment so opportunities won't be missed. Because we want sucess in life, we have designed RYLA+ to teach leadership skills in multiple environments-- part virtual, part in-person, fully active, RYLA+ is a student retreat experience like no other, which allows you to explore leadership qualities and to understand the qualities of others. Attendees learn how to most effectively utilize everyone on the team and how to stay sane in this crazy, busy world. Students participate in challenging activities, explore character qualities and learn about what it takes to be a leader in the community. RYLA+ accomplishes all of this in unique and fun ways.  

In the News

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

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported business or home contact information changes or if you would like a new photo for your listing in the Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here    

Upcoming Events   

August 1, 2023 - Vocational Day - various venues RSVP Required
August 8, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - O Bar - Ambassador Hotel

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App 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  okcrotary.club  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 1, 2023 - Vocational Tour Day - RSVP Required
August 8, 2023 -  Okla. Hall of Fame Inductees – Shannon Rich


July 18, 2023 - Online, In-Person, Makeups: 218
Total Present and Makeup - 39%
July 24 , 2023 -   583

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in July!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 44  years to 1 year.

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