To Shirley, our thanks

To Shirley, our thanks by Ted Streuli Club 29 isn’t the sort of Rotary club that favors cargo shorts and flip-flops. Meetings aren’t held in a brewery. Meals don’t come in white cardboard boxes. The Oklahoma City Rotary Club is given more to pinstriped suits, linen tablecloths and china. The club maintains it’s own standard, […]

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Interview – President Tom Phillips

Interview with Rotary President Tom Phillips  By Emily Stratton Recently, I had the privilege of sitting down with Tom to talk about his year as president of our Rotary Club. In a fun and interesting conversation, he responded thoughtfully to my various questions:       Looking back over your year as president, do you […]

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D-Day Saved Rotary, too!

D-Day saved Rotary, too!   By Ted Streuli Vitali is in most ways a typical 21-year-old hockey player. He spends his time playing video games, hanging out with his friends and trying to meet 21-year-old girls. Especially the ones who happen to like hockey. Vitali — Vito, as we call him — grew up in […]

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Framework for Equitable Community Redevelopment

Framework for Equitable Community Redevelopment Bart Binning, Ed. D.   It is suggested that we are seeing a paradigm shift in the way redevelopment of properties in low income, high unemployment areas that need public financing.  To accommodate these changes, we are proposing that re-development projects initially develop a micro-community prospectus that will act as […]

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New Executive Director – Megan Law

Work by our club’s search committee to name the successor to Executive Administrator, Shirley Kirschner, has been completed and president Tom Phillips will introduce Megan Law, our new executive director at the Tuesday meeting, June 4. Megan Law, is a committed and omnipresent Rotary leader. She was introduced to Rotary hardly a decade ago as […]

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2019-20 Committee Selection Form

Fellow Rotarians, Thank you for the honor and privilege of being Club 29’s President for 2019-20. I am truly humbled and excited by this opportunity. We are Oklahoma’s oldest and largest civic club. The 2019-2020 Rotary International theme is “Rotary Connects the World”. Rotarians are asked to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the […]

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again   By Ron Page   It’s nearly the first of June and I’m hoping more than a few Rotarians have plans for summertime family road trips. When I was a boy, seeing America from the back seat of our DeSoto in the days before air-conditioning was as good as it gets, […]

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Fall 2019 – Zambia Tour

This October we invite Rotarians to join us in malaria elimination field- work, advocacy meetings, and a local adventure in Zambia. ZAMBIA TOUR – October 15th-23rd, 2019 Lusaka, Copperbelt, Luangwa The tour begins in Lusaka on October 15 and ends upon arrival back in Lusaka on October 23. The cost will be approximately $2500, based […]

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Libraries are the Gateway to Opportunity

Libraries are the Gateway to Opportunity by Susan McVey “When we had nowhere to live, we would spend hours at the library, using what I thought to be the key to the world:  library computers.”  Astrid Liden Every year the New York Times issues an invitation to high school seniors across the country to submit […]

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deadCenter Documentary Films

deadCenter Documentary Films by Lance McDaniel House Made of Dawn, a novel written by Kiowa author N. Scott Momaday from Lawton, Oklahoma, won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Momaday was the first Native American to earn that distinction. He became a leading writer in the Native American Renaissance, a prominent lecturer, a sought-after professor […]

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Club 29 -host to Open World Delegation

On June 22, 2019 through a grant from the Open World Leadership Center, Rotary Club 29 will begin a week hosting a delegation of five judges and one facilitator from the Republic of North Macedonia.  Judges Lisa Hammond and Suzanne Mitchell are planning a week of programming focused on the rule of law.  Rotarians interested […]

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A Moon Shot – Dick Hefton

A MOON SHOT by Dick Hefton   Reflections? An assignment to look back. I watched a documentary the other night on ABC, “1969,” which featured Man’s First Walk on the Moon, a peerless accomplishment in socially turbulent times which added even greater significance to the wonder of the ages. I was not on scene for […]

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