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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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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An Audible Whoosh

– Stanley F. Hupfeld, FACHE, Senior Consultant, INTEGRIS Health On June 25, 2015 there was a noticeable whoosh coming from the 16 Republican candidates for president. The sound was an audible expression of relief over how to handle their individual and collective positions on the Affordable Care Act. On that day the Supreme Court decided to […]

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Bricktown Rotary Club – Days of Wine and Rotary – September 17

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Downton Rotarians – Service Saturday Committee

Members of the Rotary Club 29 Service Saturday Committee helped answer phones and take pledges for the annual OETA “Augustfest” on Sunday, August 16th The volunteer crew consisted of 9 people:  Ellen Fleming, Community Service Group Chair; Ron Suttles, Service Saturday Committee Chair; Ron Stakem, Service Saturday Committee, Vice-Chair; Steve Rassmussen, Jay Hoey and his […]

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Make ups 8/28/15

David Battle, 7/28. North OKC Bill Bowden, 8/11, Coronado, CA Joyce Clark, 7/9, West OKC John Crain, 8/4, North OKC John Dobson, 8/4, North OKC Joe Fleckinger, 7/21, Shawnee, OK Dick Hefton, 7/28, Crested Butte, CO Dick Hefton, 8/4, Crested Butte, CO Joe Kernke, 8/4, North OKC Steve Kime, 8/4, Enid, OK Steve Kime, 8/11, […]

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What It Means to be World Class

– Mike Knopp It was nearly 15 years ago when I nervously described to Club 29 what a modest boathouse could do for our river – a river that, in fact, had yet to emerge from its decades-long existence as weed-infested drainage ditch. How times have changed. Weeds have been replaced with thousands of rowers […]

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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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