I Sing Because I’m Happy

I Sing Because I’m Happy by Franci Hart “I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free. For his eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.” This old gospel hymn resonates with me, especially in January when the weather is often dark and cold. It helps me remember all my […]

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The ABCs of Inflation

The ABCs of Inflation by John Frost Everyone has experienced inflation.  It is most notable in gasoline prices, food prices, entertainment, recreational prices and, in general, the cost of living.  We live in a capitalistic economic system wherein prices are affected by supply and demand issues, supply chain bottlenecks and, unfortunately, the behavior of providers […]

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Rotary New Year, New Commitment

Rotary New Year, New Commitment by Abby Broyles I’ve always gotten a kick out of New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I’m guilty (like most) of falling off the bandwagon mid-February. Eating healthier, joining a gym, learning a new skill – they’re all worthwhile endeavors, but this year I encourage us as Rotarians to recommit to […]

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The Meaning Behind Christmas

The Meaning Behind Christmas by Charlie Smith I am impatient. I have a short attention span. I have abundant energy and enthusiasm. For those who follow personality types, I am an Enneagram 7 and a Myers-Briggs ESFJ. I have always been a light sleeper, so I was the first down the stairs as a child […]

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Prioritizing Our Priorities

Prioritizing Our Priorities by Lauren Branch A “priority” is a funny concept with a broad definition. Sometimes it refers to things that need to get done today. Sometimes it’s things that need to get done this week, or even this year. It can range from a visit to a grocery store to achieving a lifelong […]

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2022-2023 Officers and Directors – Taking Office July 1, 2022

Congratulations to the Officers and Directors, taking Office July 1, 2022   Wes Milbourn – President 2022-2023 Lesli Massad – President Elect Lisa Synar – Treasurer Mark Neumeister – Treasurer – Elect Suzanne Mitchell – Secretary Collins Peck – Sgt-at-Arms Jerrod Shouse – Past President 1 year Directors -2021-2023 Clay Cockrill David Mayfield Scott Parman […]

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Variety is the Spice of Club 29

Variety is the Spice of Club 29 by Drew Edmondson   The variety offered by Rotary Club 29 is amazing and should be a source of pride for all members. First, the variety of our programs spans the arts, philanthropy, sports, government service, science, business and finance, humor and drama.  In recent weeks we have […]

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Proposal for a Consular Row Development

Proposal for a Consular Row Development Bart Binning, Ed.D. The year 2021 will prove to be significant with regards to Oklahoma’s relationship with the international community.  November 1st is the effective date for HB 1140[1], a bill that transferred the Oklahoma International Protocol Office (the organization responsible for coordinating international consular affairs) from the Secretary […]

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Service Above Self – An Exponential Effect

Service Above Self – An Exponential Effect by Brad Poarch We all know that “service above self” is the motto of Rotary. For all my years as a Rotarian, I thought I had a very good understanding about what that motto really means, and the depth of it. However, a few weeks ago, I witnessed […]

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Start Missing People Early

Start missing people early Jim Priest I miss Mike McAuliffe. I miss other people who have passed, especially those who died from Covid, but I especially miss Mike.  And I’m sorry I didn’t start missing him earlier.  Permit me to explain. Most Rotarians knew Mike before his passing a year ago.  He was a Rotarian […]

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Rotary lessons, people and prioities: What I’ve learned to be true

Rotary lessons, people and priorities: What I’ve learned to be true by Charlie Price Business culture has shifted in light of new challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to hiring difficulties and changes in daily operations. As a small business owner, I recognize the importance of deciding how we’ll do business and the way we treat […]

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2022-2023 Officers and Directors Candidates

This is Not a Ballot Ballots are due by 11:59 pm, November 30, 2021 through online voting. The slate of the 2022-2023 Rotary Officers and Directors will be online for the November 2021 election. If you would like a paper ballot, please request one here. You may also email the Rotary office or provide the […]

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