Criminal Justice Advisory Council

OKLAHOMA COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL – Roy Williams In 2015 the Oklahoma County Commissioners were facing a crisis situation relative to the ever growing and highest ever county jail population of approximately 2,600 on a daily basis. The 1,250 bed facility was vastly overcrowded and the United States Department of Justice had cited over […]

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Four Way Test-2

In 1932 when Herb Taylor was made president of Club Aluminum Products Company in Chicago, Illinois. The company employed 250 people, was bankrupt — over $400,000 in debt (equal to about $6.4 million today). The country was in the midst of what we know today as The Great Depression. Not an ideal time to be […]

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Message from2018-19 Program Chairs

Dear Club 29 Rotarians: We are honored and excited that our president-elect, Tom Phillips, invited us to serve as co-chairs of the Program Committee for the Rotary Club #29 year beginning July 1, 2018. Tom and the Program Committee will ensure continuation of the top-level programs our membership has grown accustomed to hearing. It is […]

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Grateful Attitude 2018 – Lauren Branch

Grateful Attitude- 2018 – Lauren Branch Every year seems to go by just a little bit faster than the year before, and for me, this past year was no exception. Days quickly turned into weeks, and weeks morphed into months. Before I knew it, I was looking at 2017 in my rear-view mirror and preparing […]

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Lessons from being a clown

Lessons from being a Clown – Ted Streuli About every third icebreaker someone asks for a self-fact that the others in the group don’t know. Thankfully, that is not a Rotary tradition. But it happens enough that I have a few default answers: I shave with a mug and brush and an old school safety […]

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The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier by Pat Rooney “An orgy of graft and exploitation,” Indian Rights Association, 1924. While this quote does not exactly sum up David Grann’s new book Killers of the Flower Moon it is not far off the mark. In this well written and documented book, Grann delves into the early sordid boom town […]

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Two Systemic State Problems – Bart Binning, Ed.D.

Two Systemic State Problems (and potential solutions) by: Bart Binning, Ed.D. By this time in the State’s history, it should be apparent that there are systemic problems in governance.  At the state level, I would point to two issues, and suggest solutions:   We have a system that encourages the election of politicians, and discourages […]

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Advent – Think of those less fortunate – Rick Stansberry

Advent – a time to think of those less Fortunate – Rick Stansberry This is an exciting and yet busy time of the year. For those of us who are of the Christian faith, we are in the Season of Advent, which is the four weeks prior to Christmas. This year’s Advent season is the […]

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Salvation Army 2017 Final Bell Ringing Schedule

Bell Ringing .. FRIDAY Dec. 8, 2017 Thanks to Chair Collins Peck, and CaptainsLance McDaniel, Bill Hughes, David Cottrell, Chris Kenney, Kermit Frank, Bobby Mills, Joe McKenzie and Ann Garrett Download the Final Bell Ringing Schedule in PDF:Salvation Army_12-6-17-A

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2018-19 Rotary Officers and Directors

PRESIDENT PRESIDENT-ELECT SECRETARY TREASURER ASSISTANT TREASURER SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ROTARY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR DIRECTORS – 1 year Directors – 2 years   PAST PRESIDENT PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS

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Higher Education: The Great Equalizer

Higher Education: The Great Equalizer Fred Morgan, President and CEO, The State Chamber of Oklahoma For me, the holiday season and the end of the year are always a period of reflection and a time to be thankful. This year, I read “Hillbilly Elegy” by J. D. Vance, the poignant story of one person’s escape […]

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Teachers hold the future – Pause to be Thankful- Mary Melon

We Pause to be Thankful – Mary Melon As we finish Thanksgiving and continue through the holiday season, it is important to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. Being grateful for family, friends and health are top of the list for most people. Being grateful for the dedication of those […]

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