Confucius: A Hijacked Philosophy

Confucius: A Hijacked Philosophy by John Frost (This Reflection is a continuation of a discussion of political philosophies which may have application to current events.) The C.C.P. (Chinese Communist Party) has proclaimed Confucianism as the Official Political Philosophy of China. To me, this is the height of hypocrisy as the tenants, beliefs and actions of […]

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A Success Story (so far)

A Success Story (so far) by Pat Rooney Well, we are off on a new Rotary year with a new President and recently new Rotary News Editor who reminds us to keep our reflection articles to 500 words and away from favorite charities and politics.  Given today’s recent attempts to politicize everything, that may be […]

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Nibbing in and Nibbing Out

“Nibbing in and Nibbing out” Jim Priest In the midst of a troublesome pandemic, a torrid political season, and a turbulent time in race relations I have been thinking about a phrase my Mom used to use but which I do not hear anymore: “Nib out” Mom usually said this to me when I was […]

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In-Person Meetings at St. Luke’s – RSVP required

Dear Rotarian Friends: First, let me just say that as the pandemic is intensifying in Oklahoma, my wish is that you and your families are staying safe and healthy. We returned to in-person meetings in late June with the hope that our Oklahoma and Oklahoma City infection rates for Covid 19 would decline.  Our St. […]

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Aloha from the RI Convention

“Aloha from the RI Convention” by Ted Streuli I bet you don’t know about Rotary’s yacht club. I know I didn’t, but I dropped into the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual Rotary International Convention, which was not held in Hawaii unless that’s where you happened to be sitting with your laptop. I was, however, […]

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Welcome from President David Walters

Dear Friends: If there is a constant about Rotary Presidents it’s that they come and go quickly.  In my short time as President I hope to continue to strengthen our 111 year history and to have our organization continue to lead in good works as the largest and oldest civic organization in Oklahoma, the third […]

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Interview with 2019-2020 Rotary President Ann Ackerman

Interview with Rotary President Ann Ackerman July 2019 – June 2020 by Emily Stratton   Each year, I enjoy the opportunity of interviewing our outgoing president for our weekly newsletter. It is always a pleasure to learn more about them as well as visiting with them in their office. However, this year, with our social […]

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“So that’s what Service looks like” by Larry Parman

“So, that’s what service looks like.” by Larry Parman That stood out last week when I attended the funeral of a lady I knew well.  Her story was recounted in vivid detail.  It reinforced a few lessons that can help all of us become more effective members of Club 29. She was born in a […]

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Relieving the Impact of Stress – by Tisha Tate Garcia

Relieving the Impact of Stress Each day we are greeted with a constant barrage of unnerving updates and breaking news that demand our attention.  Things we never imagined happening have happened and simply sitting in front of a screen creates anxiety. It’s no secret that stress has negative impacts on our body, mind and spirit.  […]

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Stymied

Stymied by Larry Parman “Stymied”.  Golf historians – or those of us old enough to have played by these rules – remember its impact.  First, the lesson.  The scene: two golfers are playing in a match play tournament.  The winner is determined by who wins the greatest number of holes rather than the lowest total […]

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Rotary Club of Okla. City – COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Rotary Club of Oklahoma City COVID-19 Preparedness Plan The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City is committed to providing a safe and healthy meeting for our members and staff. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-9 Preparedness Plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our meetings, and that […]

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Remembering Mildred

Remembering Mildred by Phil G. Busey, Sr. True inspiration lies in the stories of individuals who touch our lives. Often we do not recognize the significance of ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstance. Life is about people and not events. Simple is great. It is from these lives lived we take heart, courage and hope. There is nothing more important. There is nothing more meaningful and nothing more […]

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