5 Steps to Building Goodwill in the Workplace

5 Steps to Building Goodwill in the Workplace by Emily Lang In the Rotary spirit of goodwill toward all and building better friendships, I’ve been thinking a lot about what is required for both. As co-founder of a strategic communications company, I see every day about the role communication plays in building not just a […]

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AMELIA EARHART HAS A POLICE RECORD IN OKLAHOMA!

AMELIA EARHART HAS A POLICE RECORD IN OKLAHOMA! by Dick Hefton With the July 12th eightieth anniversary of the disappearance of the world’s most celebrated aviatrix of the era demand for news features, revised biographies and TV documentaries abound recalling the unanswered mysteries surrounding the terminus of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Amelia Earhart […]

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So My Sister Wrote A Book

So My Sister Wrote a Book By Franci Hart “The Other Victims” by Patsy King Hosman   My sister Patsy wrote a book. Gasp! And she asked me to read it. Double gasp!!!!I gritted my teeth and prepared all my nice critical words, like cute and sweet, that I reserve for reviews of mediocre works. […]

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Everywhere We Go

Everywhere We Go  Vered L. Harris  On October 10, 2023 I went to our regular Rotary Club 29 lunch meeting. I was in a state of shock over the events on October 7, when thousands of people in Israel were brutally attacked, murdered, tortured, maimed, and kidnapped by people who infiltrated the country from Gaza. […]

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Facts are Stubborn Things

  Facts are Stubborn Things by Drew Edmondson Rotary Club 29 survived another election.  From president to board members we were voting, vying and surviving.  The results are in and there were no challenges, no court actions, few surprises and not much comment.  It is a credit to our nominating committee members that our elections […]

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Changing Views on Education

Changing Views on Education by Freda Deskin There is no doubt that public opinion about education has changed over the years. Phi Delta Kappa has been capturing those changing views in a yearly scientific survey since 1969. The survey is eagerly awaited by school leaders and others who are in a position to shape policy […]

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Congressional Office for International Leadership Oct 6-14, 2023

HOST NARRATIVE Rule of Law – Armenia Oklahoma City, Oklahoma          October 6 – 14, 2023 DELEGATION: Tigran Davtyan – Judge, Anti-Corruption Court Armen Hovhannisyan – Judge, Anti-corruption Cases at the Criminal Court of Appeals Edgar Karapetyan – Judge, Aragatsotn Region General Jurisdiction Court Gnel Gasparyan – Judge, Yerevan City General Jurisdiction […]

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams by Ted Streuli Frances Streuli’s birthday was yesterday. She would have been 105. She dreamed that everyone would have a cookie. She made the best cookies and she loved to see people enjoying them. Peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, take your pick. But the special ones were the sugar cookies, always on […]

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How did we get into this mess?

How did we get into this mess? by Bart Binning. Ed. D. Charles Krauthammer, before his death in 2018, wrote “conservatives think liberals are stupid, liberals think conservatives are evil.”  Neither respect the other.  Stated another way, conservatives and liberals tend to speak different languages.  To paraphrase John Gray’s 1992 book: Conservatives are from Mars, […]

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Redemption

Redemption by Charlie Smith In The Kite Runner, a 2003 novel by Afghan-American author Kaled Hosseini, there is a phrase that stirs the heart and drives the plot – “There is a way to be good again.” The central character, Amir, betrays his boyhood friend, Hassan, in a way that leads to tragedy and suffering. […]

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Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug! by Charlie Smith   Bah! Humbug! Who said it best? Why, of course, that classic figure from English literature, Ebenezer Scrooge, in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dickens writes:   “Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind stone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and […]

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Rotary Making An Impact In Our Community

Rotary Making An Impact In Our Community What is the reason for Rotary? Why does Rotary exist? by Jerrod Shouse After about a decade of membership in Rotary, I started pondering these questions, and what I believed the answer to be. And I have come to the conclusion that there is not just one singular […]

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