Disruption

 – Larry Stone “Disruption is not about what happens to you. It is about how you react to what happens to you.” – Jay Sammit From its start, Rotary has served as a vector for “disruption,” a disturbance that interrupts a standard event or process. While we often think of disruption in negative terms, it […]

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Rotary to Provide Global Update on World Polio Day

Third Annual World Polio Day Event to be Streamed Online on October 23 OKLAHOMA CITY (October 20, 2015) –To raise awareness and critically-needed funds to fight the crippling disease polio, Rotary Club 29 is encouraging its members and friends to participate in the live global update on World Polio Day, October 23, starting at 5:30 […]

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Oklahoma City – Confident, Enthusiastic, and Productive

– Ron Page Economics is not something I’ve studied, and, for that matter, it is not something I even begin to understand. But they tell me that somehow, when people are productive and no king or abusive central government takes an unfair share, prosperity emerges. So far, no one has been able to explain to […]

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World Community Service Update

Our Global Grant for Auto Mechanics Training in Piura, Peru was approved by RI last week.  Working with partner clubs Stillwater Frontier and several Rotary Clubs from Turkey, we will supply the equipment for a training facility for young people in an impoverished part of northern Peru where they will learn to repair car and […]

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Old Stories – New News

– Barney Semtner First, an old story or two.  When I was president of Club 29 in the early ‘90s, we developed an activity from the podium where Rotarians were honored each week. A committee would decide who to honor and one of the committee members would come to the podium and toast that Rotarian.  […]

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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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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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Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives in OKC

President Tim Strange, Past-President Marion Paden, Marylee Strange, and Jerry Burger (not shown but taking photo) greeted the new Club 29 Rotary Youth Exchange Student upon his arrival from Bordeaux, France last evening.

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