A Historical Perspective

A Historical Perspective by Pat Rooney There is a reason Proverbs says with age comes wisdom.  As interest rates continue to rise rapidly in 2022, such wisdom can come in handy.  For many young people in business have never seen rates this high and the result for them is often a wide eye and hand […]

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A Connection of Service

A Connection of Service by Brad Poarch The last few articles I have written for Rotary Reflections have focused on our motto of “Service Above Self”. This time, I was convinced it would be different. I had planned to write about a growing issue facing the leaders in this post-COVID environment – the employment market […]

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Popcorn and Buttered Toast

Popcorn and Buttered Toast by Ashley Perkins At about this time of year, I get excited about the holidays.  I’m really a big kid at heart and I’m ready to put the tree up as soon as the turkey leaves the table.  I secretly listen to Christmas carols in my car right after Halloween and […]

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Leading Creatives

Leading Creatives by Christopher Lloyd   As Rotarians, we are great at meaningful small talk. Before each meeting we lean in and ask each other pointed questions; learning what we can about each other organically before the meeting bell chimes pausing follow-up conversations until after dismissal. In these brief but significant encounters, I’m often asked […]

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Private No Strangers Allowed

Private No Strangers Allowed by Vered Harris How many times have we walked into a room of strangers and felt like this was the non-verbal message being sent to newcomers? The Rotary Four-Way Test sets the expectation that our club will be a place to “build goodwill and better friendships.” One of our goals for […]

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Ideas and opportunities

Ideas and Opportunities by Charlie Price As the seasons shift, now is an ideal time to take stock of where we spend our time and energy. Rotary members are fortunate to have access to knowledge and experiences that inform our life and work. Meeting new people, hearing from expert speakers and understanding important issues in […]

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Where have all the experts gone?

Where have all the experts gone? by Emily Lang After 11 years in business, my partner and I hired a business consultant to help guide our firm through the next evolution of our company. On weekly calls, we talk through business processes in broad terms and specific pain points in a way that’s honest and […]

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What now?

What Now? by Drew Edmondson The September 7th issue of the Oklahoman, page 8B, carried the headline, “Cloudflare drops hate site Kiwi Farms, citing danger”. First, I had never heard of “Cloudflare” or “Kiwi Farms” but was curious what the danger might be, so I read the story. Kiwi Farms is alleged to be a […]

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Is Polio Making a Comeback?

Is Polio Making a Comeback? by Freda Deskin, Ph.D. Most people have heard of polio (poliomyelitis), but only the older generation has seen the effects of this crippling disease. The polio virus primarily affected young children as it struck the nervous system and caused severe muscle weakness and spread person-to-person causing paralysis and even death. […]

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Socrates: Taylor-made for Rotary

Socrates: Taylor-made for Rotary by Ted Streuli If ever there was a guy who questioned things, it was Socrates. If you don’t quite get that reference, ask one of the lawyers in the club or anyone who attended law school. Trust me, they know what I mean. I refer, of course, to his method of […]

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What happened to Oklahoma voters this primary and runoff elections

What happened to Oklahoma voters this primary and runoff elections by Terri Watkins   What happened to Oklahoma voters this primary and runoff elections. It was one of the lowest if not the lowest in Oklahoma history. There are 2.3 million registered voters in the state. It doesn’t matter if you are talking Republicans or […]

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The Church of Baseball

The Church of Baseball by Charlie Smith I am a diehard baseball fan. I’m old-school enough to even keep a scorecard at games, a dying art that seems invariably to draw attention and leads to newfound friends and conversations. My top bucket list dream was fulfilled in 2015 when I attended Game One of the […]

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