Oct. 3, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 13
Oct. 3, 2023 | Volume 112 | No. 13
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

October 3,  2023 |  Volume 112 | No. 13
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55
Livestream Available 11:55am    

2023 James Beard Foundation Award WINNER

 Chef Andrew Black –a 2023 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southwest, and a 2022 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Chef–is a chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur in Oklahoma City. Born in Jamaica to an Indo-Jamaican family, where chapati was cooked on a handmade clay oven over an open fire; Chef Black was often tasked with building outdoor clay ovens for his grandmother as a child. From working his way through the island’s resort kitchens, to staging his way through fine dining restaurants in Europe   READ MORE                        
Chair of the Day: Anthony McDermid
Invocation:  Anne Roberts
Introduction of Guests:  Terri Watkins

Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Lance McDaniel, Cori Loomis
Registration:  Larry Wagner, Evan Walter
Roving Microphone:  Bart Binning
Menu:  Chef’s salad; Coleslaw;  Barbecue chicken; Smoked Sausage and peppers; Broccoli, Potatoes; Buns 

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 

October 5 
- Michael Brooks-Jimenez  "Family Immigration Law"


A New Era of Psychedelics
Opening our minds to what’s possible in clinical settings

by Louisa McCune
Back in the 1980s, during my high-school years in Enid, I read a few memoirs that have had a lasting effect on me. One, Is That It?, is by Irishman Bob Geldof (b. 1951), creator of the epic two-continent concert Live Aid, which benefitted efforts to help ameliorate the mass starvation in Ethiopia. Geldof, of the Boomtown Rats, also starred in Pink Floyd’s British rock opera, The Wall—remember the eyebrow scene?

Another is FlashBacks, the autobiography of Timothy Leary (1920-1996), the controversial and fearless psychologist who espoused a new approach to repairing and expanding the mind: psychedelics. His vocabulary was so vast that I began underlining every word I didn’t understand and pecking them onto a sheet of paper on my Brother electric typewriter with the complete definition. I think I still have my Leary glossary in a box in the garage.  READ MORE


Rotary AfterHours - Oct. 10, 2023

October 10, 2023 | 5:30-7:00
Bar K OKC  Fully-Staffed  Indoor/Outdoor Dog Park
901 S.E. 5th St - Oklahoma City 73129   MAP
All Rotarians over the age of 18 and their Guests must complete this 
Guest Entry form 


Rotary Magazine - October 2023

In public health, you don't see what you don't look for. So polio and other disease hunters run vast surveillance operations. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we take you to a largely hidden frontline in the fight against polio. Learn how this detective work is done, including its decidedly unglamorous side (one key to helping ensure a polio-free world is poop). Then, be part of history and help us build awareness on World Polio Day on 24 October.

This past July saw the hottest global average temperature in about 125,000 years, according to scientists. In another of this month's features, we take stock of a season of heat, fire, and floods, and how Rotary members are responding to aid victims of climate disasters.

And finally, two stories — one in photos, one in words — celebrating Rotary Youth Exchange, which has been promoting international understanding for nearly 50 years. Three students share their exciting year in Brazil. And journalist Sharon Basco reflects on the youth exchange that helped launch her career.

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Annual Dues Payment Offered

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Upcoming Events

October 10, 2023 -  Rotary Afterhours -   Bar K Dog Park
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  okcrotary.com 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.  


Oct. 10,  2023 -  Oklahoma City Real Estate Development – Mark Beffort, Dick Tanenbaum, & Megan Gelmers
Oct. 17,  2023 -  The Arts in OKC Panel: Michael Baron, Lyric Theatre; Elizabeth Gray, OKC Broadway; Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, OKC Ballet; Moderator: Sunny Cearley


Sept. 26, 2023 -  In-Person, Online, Makeups:  208
Total Present & Makeup:  36%

Sept. 25, 2023 -  587 

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

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


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in October!

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