Interview with 2019-2020 Rotary President Ann Ackerman

Interview with Rotary President Ann Ackerman July 2019 – June 2020 by Emily Stratton   Each year, I enjoy the opportunity of interviewing our outgoing president for our weekly newsletter. It is always a pleasure to learn more about them as well as visiting with them in their office. However, this year, with our social […]

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“So that’s what Service looks like” by Larry Parman

“So, that’s what service looks like.” by Larry Parman That stood out last week when I attended the funeral of a lady I knew well.  Her story was recounted in vivid detail.  It reinforced a few lessons that can help all of us become more effective members of Club 29. She was born in a […]

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Relieving the Impact of Stress – by Tisha Tate Garcia

Relieving the Impact of Stress Each day we are greeted with a constant barrage of unnerving updates and breaking news that demand our attention.  Things we never imagined happening have happened and simply sitting in front of a screen creates anxiety. It’s no secret that stress has negative impacts on our body, mind and spirit.  […]

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Stymied

Stymied by Larry Parman “Stymied”.  Golf historians – or those of us old enough to have played by these rules – remember its impact.  First, the lesson.  The scene: two golfers are playing in a match play tournament.  The winner is determined by who wins the greatest number of holes rather than the lowest total […]

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Remembering Mildred

Remembering Mildred by Phil G. Busey, Sr. True inspiration lies in the stories of individuals who touch our lives. Often we do not recognize the significance of ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstance. Life is about people and not events. Simple is great. It is from these lives lived we take heart, courage and hope. There is nothing more important. There is nothing more meaningful and nothing more […]

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Oklahoma City Creates New Programs to Help Small Businesses

Oklahoma City Creates New Programs to Help Small Businesses by Cathy O’Connor, President of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City. As our community responded to COVID-19 and began practicing social distancing and adhering to health guidelines from local, state and federal agencies, it was clear this crisis would reduce, or even eliminate, revenue […]

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Taking Inspiration this Memorial Day from how our ancestors dealt with Crisis

Taking inspiration this Memorial Day from how our ancestors dealt with crisis by Cindy Allen During this pandemic crisis, we’ve had to adjust how we’ve handled typical holidays or events, such as Easter and Mother’s Day. When before we might have taken in a church service with family and then gone out to lunch or […]

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Pandemic Brings Out Best and Worst in People

Pandemic Brings out Best and Worst in People By Russell Ray If you think people are inherently good and honest, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a lot of evidence to prove that thesis. In Oklahoma, we have seen businesses big and small give millions of dollars to relief efforts aimed at helping the unemployed, homeless […]

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The Sliver Lining

The Silver Lining By Dave Rhea The past couple of months have been devastating in a multitude of ways. We’ve re-arranged our offices at home and tried to figure out how to stock our refrigerators without risking our lives. Perhaps some of our fellow Club 29 members have experienced disruptions in employment – whether as […]

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Heroes Tragedies and a Life Layered with Opposites

Heroes, Tragedy and a Life Layered with Opposites by Emily Lang “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy,” said the great F. Scott Fitzgerald. As a lifelong lover of good writing and more specifically, a Fitzgerald fan, the juxtaposition in that simple line hits me right between the eyes. Hero. Tragedy. Juxtaposition […]

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The Novelty of the Coronavirus has worn off

The Novelty of the Coronavirus has worn off By Ted Streuli There is little to think about besides death. Our only break from the COVID-19 pandemic, which as of this writing, has claimed more than 200,176  lives, was a pause to remember the Oklahomans lost 25 years ago in a bombing. Most Club 29 members […]

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Remembering April 19, 1995

Remembering April 19, 1995 by Terri Watkins As we get closer to April 19th, I wanted to share a few memories of that morning. I had gone to the doctor office. I was just sitting there when the building moved. I was next to the window, looked out and saw the smoke. I got up, […]

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