For all seasons: Service above self, in word and deed

For all seasons: Service above self, in word and deed by Charlie Price Rotarians everywhere know the value of community service. Since joining Rotary, I have observed the power of words fulfilled through action. Civic principles are not philosophical concepts for Club 29; instead, we put theory into practice, and I suspect that is the […]

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In pickleball or leadership, don’t forget to keep your eye on the ball

In pickleball or leadership, don’t forget to keep your eye on the ball by Julie Bisbee Pickleball is a curious sport. It’s a jumble of several sports with a set of unique rules. The origin of the sport dates back to the 1960s when the game was cobbled together using a badminton court, ping pong paddles […]

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Join or Die

Join or Die by Byron Jackson The non-profit agency, Possibilities, Inc., and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber recently partnered to show the documentary film, Join or Die at the Yale Event Center.  Join or Die, one of Dead Center Film Festival’s 2023 featured documentaries, is a film about why you should join a club and why the fate […]

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Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships? by Paul Moore   Several years ago, our meeting agendas included the recitation of The Four-Way Test.  I have always appreciated this ethical guide and thought I’d share some thoughts on one of the four points.  “Of the things we think, say, or do – Will it build […]

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A New Era of Psychedelics – Opening our minds to what’s possible in clinical settings

A New Era of Psychedelics Opening our minds to what’s possible in clinical settings by Louisa McCune Back in the 1980s, during my high-school years in Enid, I read a few memoirs that have had a lasting effect on me. One, Is That It?, is by Irishman Bob Geldof (b. 1951), creator of the epic […]

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What would Jimmy Buffett do? Life’s best moments are filled with music and memory, if only we make time

What would Jimmy Buffett do? Life’s best moments are filled with music and memory, if only we make time. by Emily Lang The recent passing of Jimmy Buffett has me thinking a lot about music, memories and making space for spontaneous moments – something that’s hard amid my daily hustle. I grew up in a […]

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Another Oklahoma WWII Hero

Another Oklahoma WWII Hero by Dick Hefton In a “Reflection” last year, I related the story of the 15-year-old neighbor, Guy Fuller (the one who laid on me the shocking news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.) shortly thereafter, Fuller left for combat till wars end, a hero fighting in some […]

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Rotary Taught Me Things I did not Know I Needed to Know

Rotary Taught Me Things I did not Know I Needed to Know by Franci Hart Ugh! What could be more boring than a program on the Amazon distribution system. I was fully prepared to leave early when this program was announced. And I am so glad I did not. Instead, I was fascinated by the […]

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A Cog in the Wheel of Rotary

A Cog in the Wheel of Rotary by Vered Harris When I attended my first Rotary orientation in 2013 I remember watching a video that welcomed us as “cogs in the wheel of Rotary.” To be fair, maybe it said that we were not just cogs in the wheel of Rotary and I only tuned […]

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Oklahoma Trivia

Oklahoma Trivia by Drew Edmondson   Slapout is а town in Beaver County, 20 miles west of Мау. I once asked my father-in-law, а western Oklahoma farmer and former legislator, if Slapout was а western Oklahoma version of an eastern Oklahoma shootout. Не allowed it was рrоbably because the store there was famously “slap out” […]

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Embracing the Uncharted Waters of AI: A Personal Journey

Embracing the Uncharted Waters of AI: A Personal Journey by Lauren Branch As I stand on the cusp of my 60s, reflecting on the rapid evolution of technology that has unfolded during my lifetime, one concept that has taken center stage is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Admittedly, for a while, I was apprehensive about the implications […]

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Partnerships and Networking

Partnerships and Networking by Freda Deskin Rotary offers a unique blend of service, networking, and personal growth opportunities, making it a rewarding experience for business leaders who want to make a difference in their communities and beyond. Rotary offers service opportunities, leadership development, international awareness, and personal and professional growth. The friendships and networking it […]

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