May 2, 2023 | Vol. 111 | No. 40
May 2, 2023 | Vol. 111  | No. 40
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

May 2, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 40
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 

Livestream 11:55am   

the care center  

Stacy McNeiland is the CEO & Founder of ROAR for The CARE Center.  Stacy is a graduate of UCO and OCU, holding an MBA and MLA. Stacy’s been with The CARE Center since 2013.
The CARE Center is a nationally accredited child advocacy center and the Child Advocacy Center in Oklahoma County. The CARE Center is a non-profit organization focused on helping children heal after the heartbreaking act of abuse and educating children and families on abuse prevention. The CARE Center is a front-line organization, receiving cases of severe abuse within days of the disclosure/and or abuse  READ MORE
Chair of the Day: Lezel Safi
Invocation: Vered Harris
Introduction of Guests:  Franci Hart
Pledge/National Anthem Leader: Lou Kohlman
Attendance Scanning / Greeting:  Terry Neese, John Wilkins 
Registration:  Evan Walter, Sarah Roberts
Roving Microphone: Bart Binning
Menu:   Salad; Corn and black bean salad; Chicken fajitas; Pork Carnitas; Chips and salsa, Guacamole, queso; Spanish Rice

In The News

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

Club 29 Breakfast 

May 4,  2023
Quail Creek Golf & Country Club | 7:00am | Wingspan Room 
Bud Oehlert & Susan McVey, Chairs
Speaker: Ted Streuli -  “Oklahoma Watch”


The AI/ChatGPT Paradigm Shift

by Bart Binning
The concept of paradigm shifts, popularized by philosopher Thomas Kuhn, refers to profound changes in scientific or societal frameworks that fundamentally alter our understanding of reality.  Kuhn first presented his concept of paradigms in his 1962 seminal book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”.  The significance of a shift in a paradigm can be explained through examining assumptions of predictions. In its simplest form, the cause-and-effect relationships of what happened in the past is a good predictor of what will happen in the future. In these cases, rules-of- thumb can then be used to provide short-cuts in predicting the future, based on current events.  However, when a paradigm has shifted those assumed relationships between cause and effect are no longer necessarily valid – in the extreme, there are no longer any experts and experiences are no longer of predictive value. 

Over the centuries, humanity has experienced several paradigm shifts, with the most recent one being generated by artificial intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT. The time between shifts in the various paradigms has become shorter as the centuries have passed, resulting in a shorter time for society to adjust to these new changes. Let's take a closer look at the history of paradigm shifts, including how the Rotary 4-Way Test has played a role in shaping our evolving understanding of the world.



Rotary OKC visit to the Rotary Club of Tulsa - May 3, 2023 RSVP - Wednesday!!

It's our turn to visit the Rotary Club of Tulsa for this annual tradtition. Tulsa rotarians have a fun and informative day planned.
Please let us know if you plan to take the bus, or ride in your own car.

RSVP - Trip to Tulsa

Pickleball Lessons and Tournament Registration 

For those of you trying to figure out what pickleball is or how to play, a learning session has been organized at Oak Tree Country Club on  May 11 from 6 to 8pm in their indoor tennis facility. $20.00 per person - This can be billed on your Rotary Statement.
Register for Lessons

Pickleball Tournament - June 10, 2023  | 10 am - 1 pm 
Chicken N' Pickle  -  8400 N. Oklahoma Ave, 73114
$50.00 per player - This can be billed on your Rotary Statement.
Register to play in the tournament  

We encourage Rotary & family spectators, however there will be a $10 per person fee if they eat.
You may register them here

22-23 Membership Directories available at Weekly Lunch Meetings

If you haven't already, please plan to pick up the new 22-23 Rotary Membership Directory at a weekly luncheon meeting.  If you can't attend the meeting, the directories are also available at the Rotary Office.  

AfterHours - May 9, 2023  

Okla. City Zoo
5:00 - 6:30  New Time!!
2101 N.E. 50th
Cash Bar  | Bring Guests

District 5750 Celebration Registration

May 19, 2023 | 5:30pm-Reception & Games | 6:30 Dinner
Okla. History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. 
Okla. City, OK  73105

Club 29 Rotarians' dinner is free, however you must Register!!
If you bring a guest, the charge is $75.00 

June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting will be moved to The Cowboy!

June 13, 2023 the Rotary Club 29 luncheon meeting will move to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 Northeast 63rd St. The speaker will be Pat Fitzgerald, President & CEO of The Cowboy. 
In order to achieve an accurate guarantee for the caterer, nametags, and attendance, please register your choice to attend.

RSVP Deadline - June 9 - NOON


June 27, 2023 | Jones Assembly | 901 W. Sheridan
Rotary Inaugural - 2023-2024 Officers and Directors,
Lesli Massad President
Invitation to Follow 

Rotarians in Community Activities

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

Rotary Magazine - May 2023 

More than 55 million people around the world today have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. "It's horrible. It's the longest goodbye you'll ever have in your life," says Norm Rogers, who lost his wife, Nancy, to the disease and is working to try to spare others from that pain. For this month's cover story, Rotary magazine looks at the CART Fund, which supports Alzheimer's research, and the Rotarians behind it.
Click here to read the May 2023 issue. The link will take you to your PDF copy.

May is Youth Service Month for Rotary, and to mark the occasion we look back on 60 years of Interact. We'll take you inside some of the most remarkable Interact projects, and you'll hear directly from Interactors about how your club can benefit from collaborating with the next generation of Rotarians.

And finally, we can't wait to see you in Melbourne later this month for the 2023 Rotary International Convention. In this issue's "Where are they now?" feature, we introduce you to convention speaker Gregory Rockson, a Rotary Alumni Global Service Award winner who is changing health care in Africa. It's not too late to register.
Prefer to listen? Check out our podcast for audio versions of the magazine's best storytelling along with full episodes featuring exclusive bonus interviews. Please subscribe, and, if you enjoy what you hear, give  a positive rating or review.   

Registration is open for the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia 

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.  

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported contact information changes, such as business or residence addresses, or email, please submit them here.
May 9, 2023 -   Christy Gillenwater, President/CEO – Greater OKC Chamber
May 16, 2023 -  Tracy Skinner, Associate Superintendent Francis Tuttle: “Workforce Development”  

Upcoming Events 

May 3, 2023 - Club 29 visits Rotary Club of Tulsa
May 9, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - OKC Zoo
May 11, 2023 - Pickleball Lessons - Oak Tree 
May 19, 2023 - District Conference Dinner - Okla. History Center
June 10, 2023 - Pickleball Tournament - Chicken 'n  Pickle
June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting changed to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural of the 23-24 Officers & Directors, Lesli Massad President 


April 25, 2023 -  Online, In-person & Makeups: 222
Total Present & Makeup:  39%
April 25, 2023 - 583


Happy birthday to those Rotarians born in May!

Celebrating Years of Service in Rotary Club 29 - May, 2023
 These Rotarians have been members of Club 29 from 35 years to 1 year.    
 Rotarian Membership Years of Service

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