Steve Buck – Juvenile Affairs

Steven Buck has served the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) since February 2016. As the Executive Director, Mr. Buck is responsible for the overall management of the agency’s portfolio of operated and contracted programs and services. He works directly with the agency’s governing board to facilitate agency priorities, planning and operational performance. Prior to […]

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Scott Colbert – Commerce Trust Co.

“Rates, Inflation and corporate tax reform” Scott  Colbert is the chief economist and director of fixed income management with The Commerce Trust Company. He joined Commerce in 1993 and has investment responsibilities for over $19 billion in fixed income assets. Scott directly manages the Commerce Short-Term Government Fund (CFSTX) and the flagship Commerce Bond Fund […]

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Dr. John Otto – Friends for Folks

“Friends for Folks” John Otto, D.V.M. Dr. Otto opened the University Animal hospital in Norman in 1995. He has a wife, Patti and two sons and is active in shelter and community service work. Otto grew up the son of an FBI director and recognized the emotional strain put on kids by having a parent […]

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Rule of Law, II – John Frost

John A. Frost Rule of Law, II The Great American Experiment Perhaps somewhere and sometime, our public school curriculum referred to the longest common law princess of governance codified in the Magna Carta of 1215. At its core is the relationship between an absolute monarch (King or Queen) and all free people within its jurisdiction. […]

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Rita Aragon -To Stand or to Kneel

“Military, Constitution and our Flag: To Stand or to Kneel!” LaRita A. “Rita” Aragon Rita Aragon earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1970. She would also receive a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from that same institution in 1979. Aragon enlisted in the Oklahoma Air […]

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All Taxes Ain’t Bad – Leonard Sullivan

ALL TAXES AIN’T BAD – Leonard Sullivan Not all taxes and government spending are bad. At every level of government most taxes and spending benefits each of us. We certainly need our military defense system, our streets and highways, health programs, our education system, prisons, border security, clean water, air traffic control, etc. etc. However, […]

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Scott Meacham – i2E

As President and CEO, Scott Meacham leads i2E’s efforts to create knowledge-based jobs in Oklahoma through the development of and investment in high growth companies. Scott comes to i2E from the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm, which he joined in January 2011 as a shareholder and director. He served as chairman of the banking and […]

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National Disability Employment Month – Lauren Branch

National Disability Employment Awareness – by Lauren Branch This year I celebrated my 20th anniversary at NewView Oklahoma. When I was hired in 1997, I had never worked for a non-profit agency nor did I have any knowledge of blindness. I was a finance person who somehow, after six months on the job as the […]

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Wings of Rotary – Deadline Dec 1 2017

District 5750 WINGS of Rotary Thanks to Rotarian Bob Hammack for producing a short video about the Wings of Rotary Student Exchange   2018 Wings of Rotary Brochure Share this info with interested people. We will also be looking for several host families for the inbound group of students from Japan that come to visit us in […]

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Leslie Osborn – Oklahoma Vision

   “A Vision for Oklahoma’s Future” In 2008 Leslie Osborn was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 47. She has chaired the Revenue and Taxation committee, Appropriations sub-committee on natural resources, and was the first female in the House of Representatives to chair the Judiciary committee. In December of 2016 she was named […]

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