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SOKC Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Integris Southwest Medical Cancer Center
4401 S Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73109-3413
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Jul 29, 2016
Aug 05, 2016
Lauren Branch
New View Oklahoma
Aug 12, 2016
LaVetta Kinsey Dent
OKC Metropolitan Library System, Community Outreach
Aug 19, 2016
Les Huffman, Luietenant Commander, US Navy
OKC Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
 
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CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL
 
In 2016/17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary     members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And    that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
 
Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education,  and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate  polio worldwide.
 
The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the      world. Join us in making sure that every Rotary member and people in every   community know about the vital work of Rotary and its Foundation.
 
Events
We are marking the centennial with a year of festivities beginning with the    2016 Rotary Convention in Korea. Make a note of these celebration            opportunities:
 
At the Korea convention
Visit the Centennial booth in the House of Friendship
Attend the breakout session The Rotary Foundation: 100 Years of Doing Good in the World
Have your copy of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary  Foundation’s First 100 Years” signed by its author, David C. Forward (you can   purchase the book at the Rotary Resource Center)
 
At the Atlanta convention:
Register for the Atlanta convention, 10/14 June 2017, so you can take part in  the Foundation’s 100th birthday party
Join past and current Rotary leaders and author David Forward for book signing
Visit The Rotary Foundation centennial exhibit in the House of Friendship
 
Ways to celebrate
  1. Here are just a few ways you can join in and commemorate this historic milestone:
  2. Plan a special Rotary Day and invite everyone in your community to      participate. It can be anything from a concert to a race to a birthday     party with a giant cake in the shape of the  Rotary wheel.
  3. Hold a fundraiser in your community to support a Foundation grant       project, the Rotary Peace Centers, or PolioPlus.
  4. Organize or participate in a global grant or district grant project.
  5. Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation.
  6. Dedicate some club meetings to Rotary Foundation topics.
 
 

 
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
 
These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our       relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.
 
OBJECT OF ROTARY
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s   occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal,       business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the   ideal of service.
 
THE FOUR-WAY TEST
The Four/Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been   translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
AVENUES OF SERVICE
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five     Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
  1. Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  2. Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and      contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. 
  3. Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve   the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public   interest. 
  4. International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or        volunteering on international projects and seeking partners abroad.
  5. Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as RotaractInteractRotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
 

 
Stop by and visit with our new Executive Secretary Samantha Tritten has been selected to fill that position. We are excited to have her join us and look forward to a bright future for the Rotary club of South Oklahoma City!
 
 

 
 
 
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