The Aftermath: Rule of Law & Elections

The Aftermath: Rule of Law & Elections Bart Binning, Ed. D. The day of the riot in the Nation’s Capitol, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, now a director of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, issued a statement that said, in part: What we witnessed was a stain on our democracy — whatever your political views — that must […]

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Attacks on Journalists are attacks on Democracy. It has to stop.

Attacks on journalists are attacks on democracy. It has to stop. by Emily Lang “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for […]

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In Memory – Harry Wilson Mike McAuliffe Gabe Zablatnik Tom Parrish

Harry L. Wilson (1933-2020) President 1988-1989 41 years Perfect Attendance Dear Rotarian Friends: The loss of Harry Wilson who passed away on Thanksgiving Day, feels like the passing of an era.  The 88th President of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, Harry was one of the friendliest, most helpful members of Rotary that I have ever […]

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Nietzsche to Existentialism

Nietzsche to Existentialism by John Frost              This Reflection is a continuation of the philosophical underpinnings of our Great American Republic.  We have discussed in the past contributions of Aristotle, Socrates and recently Plato.  I have chosen Dr. Friedrich Nietzsche whose political philosophy, though often maligned, eventually gave rise to the most American of political […]

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Practicing Gratefulness

Practicing Gratefulness By Dave Rhea There is no need to review a list of unfortunate occurrences situated between today and 365 days prior. We are universally well-aware that 2020 has been a challenge. Each of us have our particular experience of this past year, and undoubtedly, there are disappointments that run the gamut. In the […]

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Rotary Club 29 Giving

Dear Rotarians, I am so thankful for the generosity of our Rotarian members.  In this unusual year of illness, loss and economic pain the members of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City continue to demonstrate Service above Self. The Rotary Board of Directors approved a series of holiday contributions to many in our community who need […]

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2021-2022 Officers and Directors – Taking office July 1, 2021

Congratulations to the Elected 2021-2022 Rotary Officers and Directors Taking office July 1, 2021               1 Year Directors (2020-2022)             2 Year Directors (2021-2023)           Foundation Director 3 yr term (2021-2024)

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The Way Forward

The Way Forward by Pat Rooney “Not a history of oil but a history of the world from the point of view of oil.” The Chicago Tribune on Daniel Yergin’s book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power. Daniel Yergin’s new book The New Map builds on his exhaustive research from previous […]

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Thankfulness amid a Pandemic – Ted Streuli

Thankfulness Amid a Pandemic by Ted Streuli In my most cynical moments this year, I picture an editorial cartoon on the Op-Ed page showing a cartoonish Native American and a Pilgrim, hand tight around the neck of an astonished turkey with bulging eyes — it’s the cartoon you’ve see 100 times but this year the […]

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Thankful for 2020?

11-27-2020 Thankful for 2020? by Jim Priest A friend of mine recently posted a Facebook Live video in which she discussed a dilemma she faced: how to respond honestly to people when they ask “How are you?” My friend said she wanted to be honest with them and tell them this year of COVID has […]

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A Message from President David Walters

Dear Members, Managing an organization in a pandemic that has a significant component of its activity dependent on in person gatherings can be a challenge.  As I look at our work together over the last 4 and a half months I think we have acted responsibly to find a balance between business as usual in […]

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Deeds Before Words

Deeds Before Words by Russ Florence Like many companies, our employees have spent most of 2020 working from home, alternating between Zoom meetings, virtual school, and making another grilled cheese sandwich. In the evenings, we suddenly have more time on our hands. No ballgames. No gatherings with friends. No nonprofit or business dinners. When it’s […]

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