A Moon Shot – Dick Hefton

A MOON SHOT by Dick Hefton   Reflections? An assignment to look back. I watched a documentary the other night on ABC, “1969,” which featured Man’s First Walk on the Moon, a peerless accomplishment in socially turbulent times which added even greater significance to the wonder of the ages. I was not on scene for […]

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Serendipity

“Serendipity” by Tim Berney I have been a member of Rotary Club 29 for nearly twenty years now. My original intention in being a member was to meet people that were in leadership positions in Oklahoma City, grow my network, and be exposed to interesting and important topics. At 32 years old and the owner […]

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Paul Harris Fellowships 2019

33 Club 29 Rotarians will be given their Paul Harris Credentials. PAUL HARRIS FELLOW Don Betz Sherry Fair Amir Farzaneh Jeff Thompson PAUL HARRIS FELLOW +1 Reed Downey Joe Fleckinger Nancy Hyde Mark McDaniel PAUL HARRIS FELLOW +2 David Battles Jim Sharrock Richard Smith PAUL HARRIS FELLOW +3 Jeff Cloud Ann Felton-Gilliland Danny Hector Rick […]

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Rotary Peace Fellowships 2020-2021

APPLY HERE Refer someone here   Rotary Peace Fellows The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for peace and development leaders skilled in building positive social change. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve […]

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Boom Town

Boom Town By Patrick Rooney   “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind,” as quoted by Edward Gibbon, Author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Sam Anderson stays true to this insight in Boom Town, his recent book about Oklahoma City.  While intrigued by […]

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Most CEOs Still Mum on Issues

Most CEOs Still mum on Issues by Brenda Barwick Gone are the days when CEOs and social issues were mutually exclusive.  Today, business leaders of all company sizes are challenged about adding their voice to a conversation or not. Fortunately, a just released report provides some insight. The annual Global Communications Report was released last […]

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Experience Rotary Locally and Around the Globe

Experience – Rotary Locally and Around the Globe by PDG Will Beckman From time to time I hear the question, what is Rotary? Not an easy answer, even for this fourth generation Rotarian! When In was a 10-year member of the Muskogee Rotary Club we were mostly concerned with mostly local issues and improvements. We […]

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Funerals – Back in the Day

  “Funerals – Back in the Day” by Leonard Sullivan My grandchildren often ask me how different things were “back in the day”—. There are so many things that are different now, it would be easier to list those things which are the same today. Funeral services and the attendance to same is one thing […]

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Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin by John Frost   March 8 was the weekend of the Global Day of the Woman.  My tribute to womanhood is to expose The Rotary Club to the life and accomplishments of one Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.  If you are familiar with the particulars of her life, you need not read further, but if […]

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International Service – Personalized

International Service – Personalized by Ted Streuli Betsey and I haven’t yet engaged with a formal Rotary international project but we’ve undertaken a freelance gig. His name is Vito. One of the Avenues of Service in Rotary is International Service. We haven’t hopped on a plane to help dig water wells, but Rotary says that […]

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Reflections on My Strokes – Bart Binning

Reflections on My Strokes Bart Binning, Ed.D. Have you ever been in a situation where you get sick or hurt your self, and then say something like “I don’t need to see a doctor, I will be Fine, I just need some rest.” I confess, I am that kind of guy.  And for some things […]

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Africa and Long Beach – What do they have in Common?

“Africa and Long Beach – What do they have in Common?” — Ann Ackerman The sounds of drums and African music filled the room in Long Beach, California. As I walked to my seat for the opening session of the Rotary Large Club Conference, I saw a drum waiting for me – in fact every […]

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