10-15-16 News

October Teacher of the Month – Drew Rhodes – U.S. Grant High School Drew is extremely passionate about saving the lives of our youth, and has created motivational music videos for his students, in order to encourage them to continue make right decisions. He also creates lessons using real life scenarios and history to teach students how […]

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Wings of Rotary 2016 – Deadline 12-18-15

Japan 2016! It is THE place to be for two weeks in June.  Be a guest of Rotary District 2520 as it hosts Rotary District 5750. Visit 4 to 5 cities, English-speaking guides (Rotarians, of course, and their associates). Tour the wonderfully obligatory museums, shrines, temples, and castles. Experience the culture of tea ceremony, onsen, samurai, and Japanese […]

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Hats Off to a Remarkable Teacher

– Emily Stratton When Donna Gradel became a teacher, she probably never dreamed where that life would take her. An environmental science teacher at Broken Arrow High School, Donna was part of a church mission trip several years ago to Kenya, where she saw the critical need for high-protein food in the small Kenyan villages. […]

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Susan Adams

Susan Adams is President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City. She holds a B.A. Degree from Knox College.  She served as Women in Cable & Telecommunications National President in 1999 and President of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation.  She is an Ambassador for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a member of Metropolitan […]

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Old Stories – New News

– Barney Semtner First, an old story or two.  When I was president of Club 29 in the early ‘90s, we developed an activity from the podium where Rotarians were honored each week. A committee would decide who to honor and one of the committee members would come to the podium and toast that Rotarian.  […]

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9-22-15 News

9-22-15 Mike Hoang was named to IonOklahoma’s 2015 Class of “30 Under 30 NextGen” and will be presented his award at a reception on October 15th. Hon. Richard Ogden was elected to the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma County Bar Association. Hon. Lisa Hammond was honored last Friday with the Mona Salyer Lambird “Spotlight Award” for distinguished women […]

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Don’t We Wish

-Leonard Sullivan A man was once asked if he could be anyone he wanted to be, who would he wish to be?  His reply was “I would like to be the only plumber in a city of millionaires.”  Most of us generally benefit from the successes of our neighbors.  We need a concentration of business […]

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Hungarian Refugee Crisis

Refugees are streaming across Eastern Europe. Humanitarian needs are many. The Budapest-City Rotary Club is developing a plan of action to address the most pressing issues in the most appropriate areas. One area is in northern Serbia.  Club 29’s first Matching Grant project involved joining the Budapest-City and Senta Rotary Clubs to help upgrade cardio monitoring equipment in […]

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9-15-15 News

9-15-15 News & Announcements News Bruce Lawrence Pres. and CEO of Integris, has been named one of seven new directors to the Board of Trustees of The American Hospital Association. Cliff Dougherty was recently featured in the Oklahoman in the Business Q&A Section regarding intellectual property law.  He is a lawyer with McAfee and Taft. Rotarian Harold Hamm was named […]

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OCU Rotaract Club Update

– From Marty O’Gwynn The club hosted an info table (with cookies and flyers) at the university’s version of a “campus organization fair” on Thursday, September 3. We had about 30 students (mainly freshmen) sign up to express interest in the club. (The event was focused on freshman students.) Our first official club meeting of […]

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A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

– Paul Moore The power of committed volunteers never ceases to amaze me. Throughout my 40 year career in the nonprofit arena, I saw people do so much good, and now I am seeing it again. Bankers, lawyers, insurance executives, CEO’s, marketing experts and so many more are donating their expertise through ESCCO (Executive Service […]

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Observations on China

– Susan McVey I recently returned from my first ever visit to China. The trip was on my husband’s bucket list and since we aren’t getting any younger and the flights aren’t getting any shorter, we decided this was the year to go. My husband and I travelled with friends who are originally from China. […]

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