Preamble to An Obituary – by John Frost

Preamble to An Obituary by John Frost              After nearly one hundred Rotary Reflections, I have allowed my spirits to decline and I blame it on a topic which is forbidden by the parameters for a Reflection.  So, this will be in the form of a history lesson.  It is taken from the writings of […]

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2021 Letters of Intent – Application Due August 10, 2021- Noon

July 27, 2021 Fellow Rotarians, Letter of Intent Applications – Due August 10, 2021 – Noon Sharp Please forward this email to a qualifying nonprofit.  You will find all the guidelines, requirements, timelines, and the application form here. This information is also on the home page  of www.okcrotary.club. The deadline for Letter of Intent submission is Noon, […]

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A Motto and a Way of Life – by Abby Broyles

A Motto and a Way of Life Abby Broyles  Service above self. It may be the Rotary motto, but for me, it also defines what I’ve always believed is at the heart of what makes us uniquely Oklahoman. I had the privilege of being a television journalist in Oklahoma for a decade before I became […]

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How to have a Merry Feast

How to have a Merry Feast by Ted Streuli There are two things I tell newcomers to Oklahoma City: It’s the most welcoming city I’ve lived in and it’s the smallest town of a million people on the planet. Who needs Kevin Bacon? We’d have trouble getting all the way to six levels of separation. […]

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Welcome from President Jerrod Shouse

Dear Rotarians, Service Above Self. From the day we become Rotarians, we immediately become familiar with the Rotary motto. Its origin is traced to 1911 at the second Rotary Convention in Portland, Oregon where the phrase was inspired. Today those three words connect us to 1.2 million other Rotarians in more than 35,000 clubs around […]

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Interview with Rotary President David Walters

Rotary Reflections by Emily Stratton I had the opportunity to interview President David Walters this past week and had a most interesting conversation, hearing the inside of his year as president and his thoughts on his unusual Rotary presidential term. Enjoy!  Remind us how your year started—from your inauguration to first meetings. We initially planned […]

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Awards – 2020-2021

Awards for Service were presented at the June 22, 2021 Rotary Meeting by President David Walters Congratulations to the following Rotarians: The New Generations Service Award recognized Jennifer Seal and Carole Kelly who did a magnificent job working remotely and finally together with 16 junior Rotarians this year.  David Mayfield  worked very hard with lots […]

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After Covid, some things remain (and that’s a good thing).

After Covid, some things remain (and that’s a good thing). by Emily Lang Joy has returned. After an incredibly difficult 18-months, the world seems to have suddenly turned the corner, and reasons to celebrate can be found in the every day. Sure, there were things to be grateful for during the pandemic. For me, I’m […]

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Emotional Intelligence for Leaders… and Life

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders.. and Life by Dave Rhea Almost a decade ago, I was fortunate enough to work for a company that, at the time, was eager to recognize and develop leaders from within its ranks. As a result, and after a lengthy application process akin to college entrance, I was chosen to participate […]

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What Was Vietnam Really Like (for me)?

What Was Vietnam Really Like (for me)? by John Frost In short, it was something else. My father served in the Marine Corp during the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. My grandfather served in the Army during the Spanish American War. I am sure ancestors in Europe experienced wars, military service and other upheavals. […]

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Tulips in Full Bloom

Tulips in Full Bloom by Pat Rooney Today’s crypto currency runup in prices reminds me of the famous Tulip Mania of 1636 in Europe.  There, inexplicably, tulip bulb prices started rising and people began speculating on the ever-rising prices of bulbs.  The end result was an unprecedented crash a year later.  It seems silly now […]

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2021-2022 Rotary Committee Selection Online Form

Fellow Rotarians: Over the years, my favorite thing about being a Rotarian has been participating in our many committees. For me, some of my favorite committees have been One Pledge, Membership Recruitment, and Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians. My participation in each one allowed me to make new friends in the club and understand […]

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