Variety is the Spice of Club 29

Variety is the Spice of Club 29 by Drew Edmondson   The variety offered by Rotary Club 29 is amazing and should be a source of pride for all members. First, the variety of our programs spans the arts, philanthropy, sports, government service, science, business and finance, humor and drama.  In recent weeks we have […]

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Proposal for a Consular Row Development

Proposal for a Consular Row Development Bart Binning, Ed.D. The year 2021 will prove to be significant with regards to Oklahoma’s relationship with the international community.  November 1st is the effective date for HB 1140[1], a bill that transferred the Oklahoma International Protocol Office (the organization responsible for coordinating international consular affairs) from the Secretary […]

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Service Above Self – An Exponential Effect

Service Above Self – An Exponential Effect by Brad Poarch We all know that “service above self” is the motto of Rotary. For all my years as a Rotarian, I thought I had a very good understanding about what that motto really means, and the depth of it. However, a few weeks ago, I witnessed […]

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Start Missing People Early

Start missing people early Jim Priest I miss Mike McAuliffe. I miss other people who have passed, especially those who died from Covid, but I especially miss Mike.  And I’m sorry I didn’t start missing him earlier.  Permit me to explain. Most Rotarians knew Mike before his passing a year ago.  He was a Rotarian […]

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Rotary lessons, people and prioities: What I’ve learned to be true

Rotary lessons, people and priorities: What I’ve learned to be true by Charlie Price Business culture has shifted in light of new challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to hiring difficulties and changes in daily operations. As a small business owner, I recognize the importance of deciding how we’ll do business and the way we treat […]

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2022-2023 Officers and Directors Candidates

This is Not a Ballot Ballots are due by 11:59 pm, November 30, 2021 through online voting. The slate of the 2022-2023 Rotary Officers and Directors will be online for the November 2021 election. If you would like a paper ballot, please request one here. You may also email the Rotary office or provide the […]

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Superman Never Was

Superman Never Was by John Frost Recently, I have been painfully reminded that I am no longer superman with respect to my health. I had developed pain in my right hip. Over a 30 degree range, the pain was disabling. It made rising from a chair and sitting down tedious. Once seated or standing up […]

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The Curtain Once Again Rises

The Curtain Once Again Rises By: Elizabeth Gray It was March 15, 2020 when the Civic Center Foundation made the call to close the doors to the Civic Center Music Hall for, what we thought, would be a few weeks – maybe a month tops. After all, Oklahoma had just a handful of confirmed COVID-19 […]

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An ode to three-dot style

An ode to three-dot style By Ted Streuli Three-dot journalism isn’t something you much anymore. The master was the San Francisco Chronicle’s columnist Herb Caen, who could string together an off-beat anecdote, a weird pun and a bit of political commentary and turn them into a special Pulitzer Prize, which he only referred to as […]

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My Introduction to Rotary

My Introduction to Rotary by Freda Deskin In the late 1980’s I was invited to the Norman noon Rotary Club in Norman to speak on my experience with the US Space program. I arrived early and was met with a warm welcome by the president of the club. He politely led me to the head […]

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No Words Available

No words available by Ted Streuli  My first thought: “I don’t know what to say to her.” My second thought: “Isn’t that kind of pathetic? I’m 60-years old. She’s my daughter. I’ve been talking to her for half my life. How can I not know what to say to her?” I’ve made a living with […]

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Personal Encouragement is the Greatest Motivator – Dave Rhea

Personal Encouragement is the Greatest Motivator by Dave Rhea The obligation of workplace leaders is (or should be) to motivate the workforce. Motivation comes in many forms across a spectrum from good to bad. I propose that all the way over on the good side is personal encouragement, and all the way over on the […]

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