Rotary Values are my Family Values

Rotary values are my family values… by John Settle I’ve been very fortunate in my life, beginning with the parents that I was privileged to have. All we have to do these days is watch the evening news or any of the 24 hour news channels to realize that there are many people in the […]

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Relationships

Relationships by Peggy Kates Yesterday I read a devotional about relationships and it made me reflect on the relationships in my life, I thought about all the people in my life and the wide diversity of those relationships.  I had an absolutely wonderful week – full of love, friendships – both old and new.  My […]

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Don’t Drop the Ball

Don’t Drop the Ball by Jim Priest I don’t know if you wonder about things like this, but I do.  Why do the “drop” the ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve but we, in Oklahoma City, raise the ball?  I know, there are more important things to wonder and worry about.  The war […]

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Playing the “Where were YOU ‘When’”- Game?

Playing the “Where were YOU ‘When”- Game? By Dick Hefton   Where were you December 7, 1941, when the Japanese Navy Attacked Pearl Harbor to force our nation into World War II? I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER! (With no fear of contradiction, I doubt there is challenger to me found listed on our club […]

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Reflections on the Holiday Season

Reflections on the Holiday Season by Franci Hart The holiday season is so complex. Many religious traditions celebrate at this time, each in their own way. On the one hand there is the joy, excitement, bustle of parties and gatherings of families. It is enough to make one’s head spin. Yet, the holidays can be […]

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Can we Afford to Reject Conflict in Ukraine?

Can we Afford to Reject Conflict in Ukraine by  Bart Binning, Ed. D. The concept of what became America’s participative democracy began to be discussed over 400 years ago, at a time when the world tended to accept that hereditary feudal lords and the divine right of kings as a requirement of prosperity and security, […]

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2023-2024 Officers and Directors – Taking Office July 1, 2023

Congratulations to the Officers and Directors taking office July 1, 2023             2023-2025 Directors – 2  Year         2023-2024 Directors – 1 Year            

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A Nested Meditation

A Nested Meditation by Charlie Smith In my daily prayer time, a go-to book on my shelves is Divinity in Disguise, Nested Meditations by Kevin Anderson. He describes a nested meditation as one in which each stanza contains the previous stanza and adds a single line that usually changes the meaning of the piece. The […]

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A Historical Perspective

A Historical Perspective by Pat Rooney There is a reason Proverbs says with age comes wisdom.  As interest rates continue to rise rapidly in 2022, such wisdom can come in handy.  For many young people in business have never seen rates this high and the result for them is often a wide eye and hand […]

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A Connection of Service

A Connection of Service by Brad Poarch The last few articles I have written for Rotary Reflections have focused on our motto of “Service Above Self”. This time, I was convinced it would be different. I had planned to write about a growing issue facing the leaders in this post-COVID environment – the employment market […]

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Popcorn and Buttered Toast

Popcorn and Buttered Toast by Ashley Perkins At about this time of year, I get excited about the holidays.  I’m really a big kid at heart and I’m ready to put the tree up as soon as the turkey leaves the table.  I secretly listen to Christmas carols in my car right after Halloween and […]

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Leading Creatives

Leading Creatives by Christopher Lloyd   As Rotarians, we are great at meaningful small talk. Before each meeting we lean in and ask each other pointed questions; learning what we can about each other organically before the meeting bell chimes pausing follow-up conversations until after dismissal. In these brief but significant encounters, I’m often asked […]

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