Hot Summer Nights – Ron Page

Hot Summer Nights By Ron Page As we grow older, we see patterns playing out over the decades and come to understand some of the reasons why things are the way they are. This includes the why of major cultural shifts as well as where Uncle Charlie was during those three years of absence. We […]

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Rotary International Convention – Toronto CA

“A princess, 3 prime ministers, and a former first lady join 25,000 in Toronto to celebrate Rotary’s good work and plan more of it.” That is the title of the wrap up- article describing the recent 2018 Rotary International Convention that I had the honor of attending as the representative of our Club 29.   – […]

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Literary Landmarks in Oklahoma- Susan McVey

Literary Landmarks in Oklahoma – Susan McVey For many of us summer equates to family vacations. When I was growing up, those vacations were road trips in the family car. On long trips, my father liked to make the drive educational, which translated into stopping at historical landmarks along the way. We would dutifully stop, […]

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Welcome from President Tom Phillips

What a privilege and honor it is for me to serve as the president of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club for the 2018-19 term. This venerable club was founded in 1910 with 19 members. It was the 29th Rotary Club established in the world. Today, among more than 35,000 clubs, it is one of the […]

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Interview with President Ellen – Emily Stratton

  Interview with President Ellen – Emily Stratton Recently, I sat down with Ellen Fleming to talk about her 2017-2018 year as president of our Oklahoma City Rotary Club. I know you will enjoy her responses to my questions as much as I did.     What was your favorite Rotary moment? When I became […]

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Dr. Bob’s Pipe Dream – Ted Streuli

Dr. Bob’s pipe dream by Ted Streuli Dr. Bob has a pipe dream. Dr. Bob, in case you just moved to Oklahoma, is Bob Blackburn, who heads the Oklahoma State Historical Society. And he’s excited because with a little wrangling, he found a way to get $500,000 for an organ restoration. And not just any […]

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See America First – Pat Rooney

See America First by Pat Rooney Remember the old admonition to “See America First?” Given to encourage us to see our country first before traipsing off to some other part of the globe. Lots of history here, they said. Scenic national parks, famous battlefields, beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, sun and sand, the whole bit right […]

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Rule of Law IV – John Frost

Rule of Law, IV The Great American Experiment – John Frost (This is the fourth in a series dealing with fundamental concepts underlying the Rule of Law as applied to the American Experiment in governance. The previous installments dealt with Joseph Raz and his concepts of “social justice” and “moral pluralism.” Now observations on the […]

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2018-19 Committee Selection Form

2018-19 Committee Selection Form Dear Fellow Rotarians, Thank you all for the honor and privilege of being Club 29’s President for 2018-19. I am truly humbled by this opportunity. In preparation for the year, I have been selecting committee chairs and would like to ask you to please consider selecting one or more committees to […]

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Fourteen Flags Over Oklahoma – Leonard Sullivan

  FOURTEEN FLAGS OVER OKLAHOMA I have a beautiful plaque in my office showing the fourteen flags that have flown over our state which provides a snapshot of our state’s history. The first flag in 1541 was the Royal Standard of Spain. Next, in 1663 came the Union Jack of Great Britain. Third came the […]

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Walking Meetings – Lauren Branch

How many meetings do you have in one day? If you’re like me, the conference calls and meetings are endless. I spend a great deal of my time holding meetings in a stark conference room or sitting face-to-face with someone in an office environment. And because NewView Oklahoma is a state-wide agency with offices in […]

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Impact of Hospitality Industry on OKC – Roy Williams

THE IMPACT OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN OKLAHOMA CITY – Roy Williams May 6-12 is National Travel & Tourism week, making it the perfect time to explore the impact that the hospitality industry has on the Oklahoma City regional economy. According to data prepared by Dean Runyan Associates for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, […]

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