8-11-15 News & Announcements

With Sympathy On a sad note Bob Sullivan’s daughter Christy Lawrence passed away last week after a brief illness. Please keep Bob and the family in your thoughts and prayers. Skippy Robertson wife of past president Dean Robertson, passed away Aug. 8th.  She and Dean were married over 70 years. The services will be Thursday, Aug. […]

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Samantha Murch, August Teacher of the Month

Samantha Murch has been named Teacher of the Month for August 2015 by The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. Samantha has been teaching for five years, four of which have been at Star Spencer High School. Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication/Theatre from the Western […]

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Polio Update

Just a few days from now, on 11 August, we will mark a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa. The magnitude of this achievement can hardly be overstated. A polio-free Africa has been within sight, so near and yet so far, for over a decade. The hard […]

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An Inconvenient Fact – All Volunteer Service Isn’t Doing Its Job

– Dick Hefton   A recent Letter to the (Oklahoman) Editor from OSU Hall of Fame athlete Dick Soergel was both refreshing and “conveniently” provided a lead-in to this column in the planning stages in early May. Entitled “A New Draft” Soergel wrote; “I just returned from my granddaughter’s graduation from the (US) Air Force …basic […]

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The Beginning of Truth

Continuation of Observations on the Elements of The Rotary Four Way Test:  Is It the Truth? – John A. Frost The inspired ethical standard of The Rotary Club embodied in The Four Way Test opens up a path to discovery and revelation.  I have dwelled on the notion of “Truth” my entire adult life.  I have […]

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Where Are The Stars?

Whatever happened to real movie stars?  Mostly, due to my age, I have pre-conditioned expectations of a movie star, regarding looks, speech, acting ability and dressing habits. Is there a John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Kirk Douglas, Bert Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, James Garner, Dale Robertson, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Tony […]

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Tony Shinn

Tony N. Shinn is the Oklahoma City Market Pesident for Bank of American and Senior Credit Products Officer for Global Commercial Banking. He joined Bank of American in 2005. Currently, Tony is active in Downtown Oklahoma City Rotary Club, Arts Festival, United Way of Central Oklahoma, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Oklahoma […]

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Rotary Point

Rotary Point was conceived as a potential Signature project to combine the Annual Project with a significant one time legacy project. Early discussions in May,2014 between Bud Oehlert, Mike Knopp, Tim Strange and Judge Holmes centered on the Youth Pavilion and the Festival/Medal Ceremony Stage as possible projects. In September and October, 2014 the combined […]

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Welcome From the President

I am so humbled and excited to be your President of Rotary Club 29 for 2015-16. The legacy of Past Presidents is not lost on me, including following in the footsteps of immediate Past President Jerome. I will do my best to uphold that legacy and prove worthy of the trust you have placed in […]

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Foundations of Democracy (Part 1)

– Bart Binning, Ed.D.  The Arab Spring has come and gone, with the hope for democracy in many of those lands being replaced with ISIL’s Caliphate, whose objectives seem to be very anti-democratic.  Why do we lose this opportunity?  I would submit that we have lost sight of what makes democracy work, and therefore don’t […]

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Club 29 International Matching Grants Projects

During the 2015-16 Rotary year, Oklahoma City Rotary Club will be involved with several Rotary Clubs in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Uganda, Panama, Columbia, Peru, Turkey and Rwanda to change the lives of people in those Countries and Rotarians around the world.  We are working to establish new relationships with Rotary Clubs in Montenegro, Latvia and Bhutan to expand our activities […]

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Experience History

Pat Rooney “Experience History” 2.3.15 “The only new thing in the world is the history you don’t know.” Harry S. Truman This quote struck home as I recently picked up the classic book about the history of Texas called Lone Star by T. R. Fehrenbach. At the encouragement of my son who was singing the book’s […]

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