Connection and service combats isolation and is good for you

Connection and service combats isolation and is good for you By Julie Bisbee If you’re coupling a trip to the Rotary dessert table with a friendly exchange and a smile with your fellow Rotarians, you may be able to offset the ills of over indulgence. That’s my personal hypothesis. It is untested and unresearched. But […]

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We Come to Remember

We Come to Remember by Charlie Smith By the time you read this, I will have run in the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon, my 12th time competing in a race of 13.1 miles. (It still amazes me to write that sentence.) Even if you are not a runner, I encourage you to mark next […]

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Inching through Ethics

“Inching through Ethics” by Jessica Sherrill Recently, a friend of mine attended a conference in Oregon. She texted me a picture of a Rotary sign she walked past and said that seeing it made her think of me. I feel like that’s a major compliment that a symbol of Rotary reminds her of me. Well, […]

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The Myriad Gardens Tulip Festival

The Myriad Gardens Tulip Festival by Ron Page I’m sure the entire Rotary 29 Club eagerly anticipates my next Reflections article dealing with growing up on a corn farm in northern Illinois, just south of the Wisconsin border. I know that to be true because when I polled a sampling of Rotary members, I was […]

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Book Lover

Book Lover by Pat Rooney                “Dad, you are going to love it.”  That was a quote from my son, a year ago, urging me to pick up a thick biography on Lyndon Johnson titled The Path to Power.  It is the first of Robert A. Caro’s three-volume set on the 36th President of the […]

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Questions that Transform

3-23-24   Questions that Transform by Jim Priest All Rotarians have heard of “The Four Way Test”.  Many have memorized it.  Most live it every day.  But have you ever noticed the test is not a directive? It’s an interrogatory.  It doesn’t command you to be truthful, it asks if the things you think, do, […]

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Serving together: How Rotary raises awareness, connects us to the Community

Serving together: How Rotary raises awareness, connects us to the Community by Charlie Price Spring is the perfect season to reflect and refresh, an ideal time to decide what we hope blooms next in our lives. As Rotarians, we recognize service above self as one of our core values. Our members engage in volunteer service […]

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The Power of Community

The Power of  Community by Lauren Branch As I reflect on my ongoing journey of life, one aspect that stands out to me is the profound significance of community. I think I’ve always thought of community as something defined by geography or shared interests. We as Rotarians understand the value of community…it’s one of the […]

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All Pranks and False Alarms Aside: New Images May End the Hundred Year Earhart Mystery!

All Pranks and False Alarms Aside: New Images May End the Hundred Year Earhart Mystery! by Dick Hefton World news sources this week announced that a marine robotics company found outlines of an airplane deep in South Pacific seas which, they believe may likely be the Earhart plane lost July, 1937. Deep Sea Vision, a […]

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Why Am I An Oklahoman?

Why Am I An Oklahoman? by Paul Moore At a traffic light the other day (we have a lot of those in Edmond), I noticed that the car in front of me had a Pennsylvania tag, and the one next to it was tagged in Michigan.  That got me thinking about how many people from […]

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5 Steps to Building Goodwill in the Workplace

5 Steps to Building Goodwill in the Workplace by Emily Lang In the Rotary spirit of goodwill toward all and building better friendships, I’ve been thinking a lot about what is required for both. As co-founder of a strategic communications company, I see every day about the role communication plays in building not just a […]

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AMELIA EARHART HAS A POLICE RECORD IN OKLAHOMA!

AMELIA EARHART HAS A POLICE RECORD IN OKLAHOMA! by Dick Hefton With the July 12th eightieth anniversary of the disappearance of the world’s most celebrated aviatrix of the era demand for news features, revised biographies and TV documentaries abound recalling the unanswered mysteries surrounding the terminus of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Amelia Earhart […]

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