Fresh start: How the Four-Way Test can bring the hope of springtime all year long

  Fresh start: How the Four-Way Test can bring the hope of springtime all year long by Charlie Price Sunshine, rain and the refreshing cycle of the seasons has a way of coming around every year, often with renewed urgency for spring cleaning. The mental push to organize, declutter and move forward applies to more […]

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On Behalf of Educators

On Behalf of Educators Dr. Freda Deskin While it is no secret that there is a teacher shortage nationwide, I suspect that those who are not currently working in our schools cannot imagine just how bad it really is. As someone who has spent 5 decades in education, I can tell you that I have […]

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Organ Donation Registration Information

In response to the March 29, 2022 program in which organ donation was the topic, several rotarians have asked for information about registering to be an organ donor. This information was included in the program, and is also below. Ways to register: • www.lifeshareok.org • Visit your local tag agency to update your ID or […]

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Accelerating Accessibility in a Changing World

Accelerating Accessibility in a Changing World by Lauren Branch Being a CEO for 25 years has brought with it no shortage of ups and downs. Challenges and triumphs come with the territory. If there’s been one constant, it has been change – whether that change is intentional or not. Change isn’t always a bad thing, […]

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Hope Springs: Gratitude and Giving Back to Make a Life

Hope Springs: Gratitude and Giving Back to Make a Life by Stacy McNeiland Spring marks a time of renewal, and this spring, the world seems to need renewal a little bit more than usual. The last two years have marked unprecedented challenges and changes. A pandemic … war in Europe … it can all feel […]

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The World is Out of Control

The World is Out of Control by Dave Rhea I hear this phrase a lot: “The world is out of control.” So, I started thinking about what “out of control” means. In this phrase’s cheapest usage, it’s a way for cable-news channels, for example (but certainly not exclusive to them), to attract and retain an […]

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What Goes Around Comes Around..

What goes around comes around – even Rotary’s role in eradicating life-threatening illnesses. by Russ Florence In 1979, Rotary began its worldwide fight against polio with an ambitious project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Six years later, Rotary International launched the first and largest coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, […]

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Foundation Election March 22, 2022

Election for positions on the upcoming Rotary Club 29 Board will be held electronically. March 22nd, 2:00pm through March 28, 11:59 pm through Simply Voting.  Watch for the email link. This is a Approve/Reject vote. Meet the Candidates: Chair  2022-2024 Year Joined: 1996     Years in Rotary: 25 Attendance: 100% Perfect Attendance Years: 2 Committees Chaired: […]

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It’s a Question of Trust

It’s a Question of Trust by Terri Watkins I spent most of my adult life working in the media, first as a radio reporter and then in television. I wanted to be a reporter from the time I started reading Nancy Drew and never stopped. When I was studying Political Science and then Journalism, it […]

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A Wild Ride

A Wild Ride by Pat Rooney Here’s a question. What can lose $1.32 trillion in three months and nobody cares? Cryptocurrencies. These currencies are actually treated more like securities these days, or the commodities, with their wild fluctuations in price. A bigger question is why crypto went so high in the first place. With a […]

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Yard Lights

Yard Lights By Ron Page When the glacier retreated from northern Illinois, it left in our county a lake roughly 15 miles in diameter. Over the centuries, it receded to “swamp” status, and, around 1910, it was drained, leaving a flat-as-a- pool-table layer of thick, black, fertile soil. Our house and outbuildings sat on a […]

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Navigating the Legislature the Rotary Way

Navigating the Legislature the Rotary Way by Emily Lang As a new legislative session gets underway, policy makers are again considering the priorities and direction for our state. Participation in our democracy is an obligation, and as someone who has been in and around the state capitol for the last two decades, I can tell […]

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