10 Years Later: Reflecting on Club 29

10 Years Later: Reflecting on Club 29 by Karen Wicker As the 10th anniversary of my move from Tulsa to Oklahoma City recently passed, I found myself reflecting on my journey as a small business owner and the connections I’ve made along the way. In Sept. 2009, I left an agency job in Tulsa to […]

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September – A Month of Growth – In Many Ways

September- A Month of Growth – In Many Ways by Tisha Tate Garcia September is National Yoga Month.  It is also a month full of everything from Hug Your Dog Day to National 401(k) Day to National Guacamole Day (a personal favorite).  Not to mention the whole month is harkened as the National Chicken, Papaya, […]

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2020 Rotary Grant Guidelines

September 2019 RE: 2019/20 Club 29 Annual Project It is time again for our Club 29 Annual Project.  The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City is now accepting grant requests directed to a project or program that is proposed by a qualified nonprofit organization and will serve the central Oklahoma community (i.e., the City Limts of […]

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Rotary Reflections

Rotary Reflections Larry V. Parman Upon becoming a member of Rotary Club #29 in 1980 I wondered what membership really meant in the day-to-day world of Rotary, of a Rotary member.  The Club #29 experience was a little different then. Yes, Shirley was at the helm, ensuring an operational choreography all of us came to […]

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Sky is Unlimited for Aerospace in Oklahoma

Sky is Unlimited for Aerospace in Oklahoma by: Phil G. Busey Sr. Aerospace in Oklahoma has a global impact. As an economic driver, it is now second only to energy and continues to grow. Oklahoma City has become the crossroads of America with Tinker Air Force Base at its core, providing U.S. Air Force maintenance, […]

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The Innovation District will have a Positive Impact

The Innovation District will have a Positive Impact by Cathy O’Connor After almost a year of work by a team led by the planning firm Perkins + Will, the Land Use and Strategic Development Plan for the Oklahoma City Innovation District was recently introduced.  The plan addresses key considerations identified through community engagement with nearly […]

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Why Diversity is Great for Business

Why Diversity is Great for Business    By Russell Ray Greater diversity in representation has been the storyline behind many recent city, state and national elections. That is a welcome trend, especially in a city “where 60% of our children are nonwhite,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt tweeted recently in support of immigrants living in […]

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Almost everything happened before anyone had a smartphone

Almost everything happened before anyone had a smartphone By Dave Rhea Months before my father died (a little over 6 years ago), I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to sit down with him and conduct a video interview. My pitch to him for the idea was, “I want my children’s children to know […]

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The Four-Way Test: A great way to approach social media

The Four-Way Test: A great way to approach social media by Cindy Allen The time between political seasons seems to get shorter every cycle, especially since the advent of 24/7 news and social media. Any of us who are consumers of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media outlets know this to be true, and […]

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Inauguration marks change that has come slowly… and all at once

Ann Ackerman’s Inauguration marks change that has come slowly … and all at once Emily Lang    Just a few weeks ago, our Rotary Club celebrated the inauguration of Ann Ackerman. Ann’s list of achievements is long, and the prestige of the organizations she serves suggests a lifetime of hard work on Ann’s part. Even […]

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The Gift of Rotary

The Gift of Rotary by Megan Law Executive Director Rotary Club of Oklahoma City In the fall of 2007, my then employer, Meg Salyer, brought me the weekly newsletter from The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City with a giant circle around an article, “Group Study Exchange to Poland.” She jabbed her finger at the article […]

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Long may we Wave

Long May We Wave by Ted Streuli Flag Day was a month ago, but they’re hard to ignore around Independence Day. The state’s biggest Fourth of July parade is in Edmond, where about 125,000 people watch a Rockwell painting come to life as the marching bands all three Edmond high schools fill the air with […]

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