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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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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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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Heroes Tragedies and a Life Layered with Opposites

Heroes, Tragedy and a Life Layered with Opposites by Emily Lang “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy,” said the great F. Scott Fitzgerald. As a lifelong lover of good writing and more specifically, a Fitzgerald fan, the juxtaposition in that simple line hits me right between the eyes. Hero. Tragedy. Juxtaposition […]

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Join the fight against COVID-19 – Become a Telehealth Worker from home

Dear District 5750 Rotarians, Here’s an exceptional and extraordinary request of you, to join the fight against COVID19. What if there was a way to help, from the safety of our homes, and make a real difference? Many Rotary Districts and Clubs are leading in an extraordinary new effort, and your immediate participation is critical […]

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The Novelty of the Coronavirus has worn off

The Novelty of the Coronavirus has worn off By Ted Streuli There is little to think about besides death. Our only break from the COVID-19 pandemic, which as of this writing, has claimed more than 200,176  lives, was a pause to remember the Oklahomans lost 25 years ago in a bombing. Most Club 29 members […]

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Remembering April 19, 1995

Remembering April 19, 1995 by Terri Watkins As we get closer to April 19th, I wanted to share a few memories of that morning. I had gone to the doctor office. I was just sitting there when the building moved. I was next to the window, looked out and saw the smoke. I got up, […]

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The Times, they are A-Changin’

The Times, They are a-Changin’ by Paul Moore These are strange and scary times.  Those of us who are older remember the threat of polio and how much it affected people, and that was long before instantaneous communication among all the corners of the world.  As Rotarians, we know how difficult it has been to […]

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Rotary Reflections

Rotary Reflections by Dick Hefton The present environment, for lack of a more definitive word for “these days,” should be giving us all some long moments of “Reflection!” It has for me, and struck quickly. I ran across an obituary in the Sunday paper this week for a veteran of the U.S. Air Force which […]

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The Republic According to Plato

The Republic According to Plato by John Frost            There is nothing like reading The Republic by Plato in the original Greek.  That’s what I did in Philosophy Class at St. Louis University.  Of course, I didn’t read the entire massive work, just the methods (dialectic discussion) and main conclusions.  The dialectic style which purported […]

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