Rotary Reflections – John F. Kennedy

Rotary Reflections – John F. Kennedy By Tim Berney   The entryway table in the house I grew up in was more like a fancy cabinet. I recall the first time that I opened the doors to it when I was about six years old. Inside the dark chamber, wrapped in light blue plastic similar to […]

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Reflections on the Road

REFLECTIONS ON THE ROAD Paul Moore   The first time I retired was in May 2012.  We were living in Los Angeles, and I had completed 41 years as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America.  I had been diagnosed with an extremely rare illness that was life-threatening, and I knew that to fight […]

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2020-2021 Nominations for Officers and Directors

This is Not a Ballot Ballots are due back midnight, December 1, 2019 through online voting The slate of the 2020-21 Rotary Officers and Directors will be online for the November 2019 election. If you would like a paper ballot, please request one here. You may also email the Rotary office or provide the Rotary […]

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Rotary Club 29 President and Okla. Hall of Famer

A ROTARY #29 PRESIDENT, the ONLY TWO – TIME “OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAMER!” Walter M. Harrison was our thirteenth president, (1922-23). “Skipper,” as he was known fondly in news circles nationally, and in what would come to be thirty-years editor of the Daily Oklahoman & Times, which made him an easy choice for the fledgling […]

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One Gracious Act

One Gracious Act by Ted Streuli I can be a little old school when it comes to media. I read The New York Times online, as well as The Oklahoman, The Journal Record, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The Edmond Sun, but I also read the Sun in print. And while I read Presbyterians […]

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Resolution In Appreciation of President Ann

Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City In Appreciation of our President Ann Ackerman and best wishes for the health of her family October 17, 2019 Whereas Ann Ackerman is currently serving as the 110th President of Oklahoma’s largest and oldest civic organization, The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, […]

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Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire by John Frost It seems the country is suffering an identity crisis when it comes to economics.  What kind of economic system do we have?  What should we have?  What are the choices worldwide?  What has worked and what has failed?  I think I am safe in saying that no one economic system is […]

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Old School

Old School by Leonard Sullivan I am thankful I attended school in the era when it was safe, educational, disciplined, fun, and preparatory for life. There were no security devices, rather a teacher was at the front door on rainy days to insure everyone scraped the mud and manure off their boots and shoes before […]

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Coming Paradigm Shift in OKC Community/Economic Development?

Coming Paradigm Shift in OKC Community/Economic Development? Bart Binning, Ed. D.   We are, it is suspected, entering a new paradigm when evaluating the public assistance needed to support economic development; in the future we will look at the more overarching-concept of community re-development rather than the narrow-focused concept of economic re-development.  This new paradigm […]

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The Scissortail Paradigm

The Scissortail Paradigm By Ron Page The Scissortail Park may impact our community in more ways than we could have imagined. Yes, it helps tie the north and south sides of the city together, and yes, it gives people in the inner city a “place to go”, and, yes, it is a feather in our […]

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The Long Game

The Long Game by Pat Rooney As the Thunder’s season opener approaches, it is important to remember where the team came from, what is has been, and most importantly what it can be.  There is, naturally, some trepidation among the faithful as to what this season holds for us.  The trades of George and Westbrook […]

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10 Years Later: Reflecting on Club 29

10 Years Later: Reflecting on Club 29 by Karen Wicker As the 10th anniversary of my move from Tulsa to Oklahoma City recently passed, I found myself reflecting on my journey as a small business owner and the connections I’ve made along the way. In Sept. 2009, I left an agency job in Tulsa to […]

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