Bob Ross – Inasmuch Foundation

Robert J. Ross – Inasmuch Foundation Robert J. Ross currently serves as President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Inasmuch Foundation and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The Foundations were founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982. He previously was employed as an Attorney with the Oklahoma City law firm […]

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Reflections – Leonard Sullivan

Rotary Reflections By Leonard E. Sullivan Shoe repair A man working in a men’s clothing store told me recently that he had never had a pair of shoes half-soled or repaired. This was difficult for me to grasp. There was a time when everyone had their shoes and boots repaired. If you wore only one […]

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The Will to Survive – Ron Page

“The Will to Survive” By Ron Page The soil in my home area of northern Illinois is black silt loam of glacial origin. The terrain is flat as a pool table and trees are seen only in farmyards. In the middle part of the twentieth century, we tilled the soil with mouldboard plows that cut […]

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Hamid Biglari

“Iran: Cause or nation, opportunity or threat?” Hamid Biglari is currently a Managing Partner at TGG Group, a private firm that advises Fortune 100 companies on the transformational impact of behavioral science and big data analytics. Until 2013, Dr. Biglari was Vice Chairman at Citigroup. Du ring his 13 years at the institution, he held […]

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How Safe Do You Feel?

-Paul Moore OK, I’ll admit it. I do Facebook. Having lived in 9 places during my career, plus 3 before and one since, I have scattered friends like breadcrumbs, from New York to California. I must admit, I sometimes wish my life were more like some of yours. You’ve lived in Central Oklahoma all your […]

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The Active in Activation

-Mike Knopp January 16, 2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the Chesapeake Boathouse, the facility that helped inspire a new attitude about the river that runs through our great city as well the availability of amenities that influence our urban active outdoor culture. The occasion was marked not by a cocktail reception in the warmth […]

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Meaning of Community

-Leonard Sullivan Before Yellow Pages, Angie’s List and rental stores, neighbors depended on each other. If your automobile wouldn’t start, you summoned a neighbor that knew what to do. He could check the spark, the fuel flow, and either get it started or tell you what you needed to get it running. There was one […]

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No Regular Meetings Until January 12

There will be no regular Tuesday luncheon meeting until January 12.  We hope to see you all at the Winter Party on January 5.

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An Assignment to Afghanistan

-Dick Hefton I’ll bet you think this is a lesson on current conditions in the war zones in the Middle East. And it’s a pretty safe bet many probably never heard of Afghanistan before 9/11, or maybe in the ‘70s when the Soviet Union invaded – and to the Free World’s delight – got mired […]

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Muddled Waters: Continuation of Observations on the Elements of The Rotary Four Way Test: Is It the Truth?

– John A. Frost Any consideration of truthful conclusions necessarily focuses thought on conclusions which are not truthful. A better way is to identify fallacies. Bear with me as this discussion may delve into the mysterious workings of the mind, logic and the realm of faith, belief and minutia of the meaning of words. Let […]

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Rotary Reflections

– Larry Edwards Friday the thirteenth was indeed tragic for several hundred people living in Paris. While what follows is not perhaps the uplifting message typically found in this column, I feel burdened to share some thoughts on the most recent, but sadly not the most outrageous act of terrorism. Almost all of us can tell you exactly where we […]

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2015 OnePledge

Rotary Club 29 Membership:      We invite you  to review the OnePledge form  and take this opportunity before the end of the year to support our  Club 29 key programs that have a significant positive impact on our  community and around the world.       Rotary is about “Service Above Self” and we […]

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