Interview with President Ellen – Emily Stratton

  Interview with President Ellen – Emily Stratton Recently, I sat down with Ellen Fleming to talk about her 2017-2018 year as president of our Oklahoma City Rotary Club. I know you will enjoy her responses to my questions as much as I did.     What was your favorite Rotary moment? When I became […]

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Dr. Bob’s Pipe Dream – Ted Streuli

Dr. Bob’s pipe dream by Ted Streuli Dr. Bob has a pipe dream. Dr. Bob, in case you just moved to Oklahoma, is Bob Blackburn, who heads the Oklahoma State Historical Society. And he’s excited because with a little wrangling, he found a way to get $500,000 for an organ restoration. And not just any […]

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See America First – Pat Rooney

See America First by Pat Rooney Remember the old admonition to “See America First?” Given to encourage us to see our country first before traipsing off to some other part of the globe. Lots of history here, they said. Scenic national parks, famous battlefields, beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, sun and sand, the whole bit right […]

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Rule of Law IV – John Frost

Rule of Law, IV The Great American Experiment – John Frost (This is the fourth in a series dealing with fundamental concepts underlying the Rule of Law as applied to the American Experiment in governance. The previous installments dealt with Joseph Raz and his concepts of “social justice” and “moral pluralism.” Now observations on the […]

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2018-19 Committee Selection Form

2018-19 Committee Selection Form Dear Fellow Rotarians, Thank you all for the honor and privilege of being Club 29’s President for 2018-19. I am truly humbled by this opportunity. In preparation for the year, I have been selecting committee chairs and would like to ask you to please consider selecting one or more committees to […]

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Fourteen Flags Over Oklahoma – Leonard Sullivan

  FOURTEEN FLAGS OVER OKLAHOMA I have a beautiful plaque in my office showing the fourteen flags that have flown over our state which provides a snapshot of our state’s history. The first flag in 1541 was the Royal Standard of Spain. Next, in 1663 came the Union Jack of Great Britain. Third came the […]

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Walking Meetings – Lauren Branch

How many meetings do you have in one day? If you’re like me, the conference calls and meetings are endless. I spend a great deal of my time holding meetings in a stark conference room or sitting face-to-face with someone in an office environment. And because NewView Oklahoma is a state-wide agency with offices in […]

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Impact of Hospitality Industry on OKC – Roy Williams

THE IMPACT OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN OKLAHOMA CITY – Roy Williams May 6-12 is National Travel & Tourism week, making it the perfect time to explore the impact that the hospitality industry has on the Oklahoma City regional economy. According to data prepared by Dean Runyan Associates for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, […]

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Balloon Race – Ted Streuli

“Balloon Race” – Ted Streuli “Hey, Streuli!” the city editor yelled from his office. It was not an uncommon occurrence; city editors everywhere are prone to yelling from their offices. “You want to go on an adventure?” “Sure,” I yelled back. That’s always the right answer. Life is a buffet, but you only get to […]

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Reflections from Abroad

Reflections from Abroad Fr. Rick Stansberry   As I write this reflection I am in Jerusalem on a pilgrimage with a group of Oklahomans including fellow Rotarian Robert Klabzuba and his wife Ruth. It is also the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. While that day will forever be in many of our memories, I […]

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Review of Oklahoma’s Education Quality and Funding

Rotary Article 21 Review of Oklahoma’s Education Quality and Funding Bart Binning, Ed.D. This article is a continuation of the theme of a series of articles written in the Rotary Newsletter over the past few years that dealt with “Change in Education” and were summaries of open discussions held by the Thursday Morning “Club 29 […]

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Leaping into a Virtual Future

Leaping in to a Virtual Future – Lance McDaniel Digital technology has taken over entertainment. Digital downloads and streaming services make up a larger segment of the film and music business than all physical manifestations combined, including albums, DVDs, and even trips to the movie theater. Movie cameras capture footage to digital cards that are […]

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