Awards – 2021-2022

Presidential Citations Jake Yunker Kendra Robben Kelly Kay Jeanette Nance Ron Stakem Amber Sharples Jill Farrand Ashley Smith Susan McVey Emily Taylor Club 29 Avenue of Service Awards Club Service Emily Stratton Logon Collins Dave Ortloff Bart Binning Brittany Attaway Anne Holzberlein Mary Jenkins Jill Hughes Jim Priest Bobby Mills Community Service Janet Vernon Andy […]

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A lesson lies over the rainbow

A Lesson Lies Over the Rainbow by Ted Streuli “It is all so well-intentioned, so genial and so gay that any reviewer who would look down his nose at the fun-making should be spanked and sent off, supperless, to bed,” Frank S. Nugent wrote of the film. “Having too stout an appetite to chance so […]

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Thoughts on my Inheritance

Thoughts on My Inheritance by Ted Streuli When my father died, at age 76, he left my mother two pieces of residential real estate and whatever was in the house. The only item bequeathed directly to me was his collection of books. There was no bank account. He was 29-years old when the Great Depression […]

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2022-2023 Committee Selections

Fellow Rotarians: It is committee sign-up time for our membership. Our committees and your involvement in those committees is what makes our Rotary Club so outstanding in serving our community needs. Also, getting engaged in those committees is a wonderful way to work with your fellow Rotarians and getting to know them better and enhancing […]

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Lessons from the Archives

Lessons From the Archives by John Frost I am reflecting on a person from my past who has opened the door to a great profession. He stands out as one of the greatest thinkers and observers of Stock Market Conditions over the past fifty years. He is Robert J. Farrell. Many will remember his many […]

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Soundtrack of your Life

Soundtrack of your life by Charlie Smith What is on your playlist? I admit that although I am a minister, some of the music I listen to while running is not rated G. Because it is all about the beat and not the lyrics. I also often use an app on my phone that provides […]

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Book ‘Em, Danno

Book ‘Em, Danno by Drew Edmondson Are books becoming things of the past, like transistor radios and slide rules? There was a time when our Rotary distributed dictionaries to local schools.  We don’t do that anymore because it is too easy to look up words on an iPad or iPhone (or Android) and nobody just […]

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Questions about the Foundations of Democracy

Why do we seem to be ignoring the “Rule of Law” under the guise of Equality? Why do many now say we do not believe in Equality, Fairness & Justice? Why does there seem to be no international recourse for those not following principles of  Equality, Fairness & Justice, or the Rule of Law? Bart […]

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Serve!

  On Your Mark, Get Set, Serve! by Brad Poarch I’ve always loved the purpose of Rotary. To bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. This purpose is what originally inspired me to join Club 29. A few weeks back, I […]

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“Allllllllrighty then…”

“Allllllllrighty then…” By Elizabeth Gray To this day I can still remember – very vividly – contorting my mouth and reciting quote after quote from the movies, making my family endlessly laugh and beg for more…or maybe they were just patronizing me. I had one act and one act only – Ace Venture. I was […]

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Reflections – Club 29 and the Okla. City Bombing

Reflections – Club 29 and the Okla. City Bombing by Jim Daniel, President 1994-1995 I have been a member of the Rotary Club 29 of Oklahoma City for over forty years. Have also had perfect attendance during all those years. It was blessing to me to be elected president of the club in 1995 when […]

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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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