Nov 14, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 19
Nov 14, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 19
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

November 14 , 2023 |  Volume 112 | No. 19
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am    

Adjutant General

 Major General Thomas H. Mancino was appointed as the Adjutant General for Oklahoma by Gov. Kevin J. Stitt in November 2021. In this function, he serves as the top military advisor to the Governor and commands the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard. 
General Mancino commissioned in 1992 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Oklahoma State University.  In previous assignments, READ MORE 

The Rotary Club 29 Chorale will offer a choral tribute in honor of  Veterans
Chair of the Day: Dick Hefton
Invocation:  Bill Bowden
Introduction of Guests:  Cliff Dougherty
Introduction of New Rotarians: Sherry Fair

Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Kathy Frankenfield, Elizabeth Dalton
Registration:  Mary Blankenship Pointer, Evan Walter 
Roving Microphone:  David Battles
Menu:  Apple Spinach Salad; Roll; Green Beans; Carrot and Potatoes; Pot Roast; Honey Glazed Pork 

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 

November 16 
- Jennifer McGill, Director, Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology


Beyond the Hype (again)
by Pat Rooney

While in San Francisco recently, I noticed billboards advertising generative-AI products.  And while that information itself is not a bad thing, I couldn’t help but think back to the crypto craze and all the advertising schemes surrounding that nascent product.  Generative-AI is indeed the next big thing.  As The Economist pointed out recently, ChatGPT, an app launched early in November of 2022, reached 100 million users faster than ever.  As The Economist pointed out recently, “Rivals jumped into gear (Google launched its own chatbot) and venture capitalists suddenly found a new darling, pouring over 40 million into the product in the first half of 2023.”

School administration and education officials, at once both fearful and curious, are starting to embrace generative-AI as a means of learning.  The fearful fret about the potential damage done to critical and logical thinking, while the curious want to see what generative-AI can really do. The Los Angelas Times reported that one teacher uses chatboxes to show that “anything a chatbox does they, the students, can do better.”  Kind of a keep up with the Jones’ sort of thing.  READ MORE


New Rotarians

Sherry Fair will introduce new rotarians Camal Pennington, Trent Riley and Richard Larson.

Review the Candidates - 2024-2025 Officers and Directors Election  

Review the Candidates 

Links to online voting will be sent out the afternoon of Nov. 14.  Thanks to the Nominating Committee for their work in providing the slate.  Members of the Nominating committee are:  Tom Phillips, Chair;  Robert Clements, Vice Chair; Donny Hector, At Large; Anne Roberts, At Large; David Mayfield, Treasurer-Elect; Wes Milbourn, Immediate Past President; Suzanne Mitchell, President Elect. 

Paper Ballot Request

The election of the 2024-2025 Rotary Officers and Directors will be online for the November 2023  election. If you would like a paper ballot, please request one here.    
Phone calls requesting paper ballots will not be accepted. If no paper ballot is requested, a link will be sent to your email address for voting purposes. 

Deadline for requesting a paper ballot: End of Day, Nov. 13, 2023 
By requesting a paper ballot, you will be precluded from voting online in this election, and will not be given access to the online voting system.

Simply Voting - Officers & Directors Election

Links to online voting will be emailed out the afternoon of Nov. 14.  Watch for an email from Simply Voting. 

Rotary AfterHours and Rotary Red Barn Dedication - 2021-22 Project

November 14, 2023 | 5:30-7:00
Restore OKC
2222 NE 27th St.  Okla. City, OK 73111
OnePledge benefiting the Dragonfly Home,  High School Rotarians, and Literacy Project 
Thank you to 198 Rotarians who have pledged. 
 Please make your pledge today!
Online OnePledge Form

12-1-23 Salvation Army Bell Ringing 

Time slots fill up quickly 
Select your bell ringing time now!

SAVE THE DATE!!! -- January 27, 2024

Pickleball Tournament at Chicken 'N Pickle
More information to follow!!

Auto-Pay offered for Rotary Club Invoices

 If you would like to have a credit card on file to charge your Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Annual Dues Payment Offered

 If you would like to switch from quarterly to annual billing for Rotary CLUB invoices, please contact the rotary office.

Upcoming Events

November 14, 2023 -  Rotary Afterhours -   RestoreOKC & Dedication of the Rotary Red Barn
Dec. 1, 2023 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Jan. 9, 2024 - Rotary Winter Party
Jan. 27, 2024 - Rotary Pickleball Tournament 
April  25-28, 2024  - Multi District Conference -  Choctaw Resort & Casino in Durant, OK

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.  


Nov. 21,  2023 -   An Entrepreneur's Story - Piyush Patel
Nov. 28,  2023 -  Justice Modernization - Tricia Everest


Nov. 7, 2023 -  In-Person, Online, Makeups:  188
Total Present & Makeup: 33%

Nov 7, 2023 -  590

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - November, 2023

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in  November!

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