Welcome from President David Walters

Dear Friends: If there is a constant about Rotary Presidents it’s that they come and go quickly.  In my short time as President I hope to continue to strengthen our 111 year history and to have our organization continue to lead in good works as the largest and oldest civic organization in Oklahoma, the third […]

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Interview with 2019-2020 Rotary President Ann Ackerman

Interview with Rotary President Ann Ackerman July 2019 – June 2020 by Emily Stratton   Each year, I enjoy the opportunity of interviewing our outgoing president for our weekly newsletter. It is always a pleasure to learn more about them as well as visiting with them in their office. However, this year, with our social […]

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“So that’s what Service looks like” by Larry Parman

“So, that’s what service looks like.” by Larry Parman That stood out last week when I attended the funeral of a lady I knew well.  Her story was recounted in vivid detail.  It reinforced a few lessons that can help all of us become more effective members of Club 29. She was born in a […]

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Relieving the Impact of Stress – by Tisha Tate Garcia

Relieving the Impact of Stress Each day we are greeted with a constant barrage of unnerving updates and breaking news that demand our attention.  Things we never imagined happening have happened and simply sitting in front of a screen creates anxiety. It’s no secret that stress has negative impacts on our body, mind and spirit.  […]

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Stymied

Stymied by Larry Parman “Stymied”.  Golf historians – or those of us old enough to have played by these rules – remember its impact.  First, the lesson.  The scene: two golfers are playing in a match play tournament.  The winner is determined by who wins the greatest number of holes rather than the lowest total […]

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Rotary Club of Okla. City – COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City COVID-19 Preparedness Plan The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City is committed to providing a safe and healthy meeting for our members and staff. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-9 Preparedness Plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our meetings, and that […]

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Remembering Mildred

Remembering Mildred by Phil G. Busey, Sr. True inspiration lies in the stories of individuals who touch our lives. Often we do not recognize the significance of ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstance. Life is about people and not events. Simple is great. It is from these lives lived we take heart, courage and hope. There is nothing more important. There is nothing more meaningful and nothing more […]

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2020-2021 Committee Selections Now Available–Sign up NOW!!!

=>2020-2021 Committee Selection Online Form Club 29 Rotarians: I am looking forward to serving as Rotary Club of Oklahoma City’s President for 2020-21. This organization, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest civic club, has a special place in Oklahoma City’s history and future. Thank you for the honor of serving as Club 29’s President.  I hope you […]

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Oklahoma City Creates New Programs to Help Small Businesses

Oklahoma City Creates New Programs to Help Small Businesses by Cathy O’Connor, President of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City. As our community responded to COVID-19 and began practicing social distancing and adhering to health guidelines from local, state and federal agencies, it was clear this crisis would reduce, or even eliminate, revenue […]

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Taking Inspiration this Memorial Day from how our ancestors dealt with Crisis

Taking inspiration this Memorial Day from how our ancestors dealt with crisis by Cindy Allen During this pandemic crisis, we’ve had to adjust how we’ve handled typical holidays or events, such as Easter and Mother’s Day. When before we might have taken in a church service with family and then gone out to lunch or […]

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Pandemic Brings Out Best and Worst in People

Pandemic Brings out Best and Worst in People By Russell Ray If you think people are inherently good and honest, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a lot of evidence to prove that thesis. In Oklahoma, we have seen businesses big and small give millions of dollars to relief efforts aimed at helping the unemployed, homeless […]

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The Sliver Lining

The Silver Lining By Dave Rhea The past couple of months have been devastating in a multitude of ways. We’ve re-arranged our offices at home and tried to figure out how to stock our refrigerators without risking our lives. Perhaps some of our fellow Club 29 members have experienced disruptions in employment – whether as […]

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