The Curtain Once Again Rises

The Curtain Once Again Rises By: Elizabeth Gray It was March 15, 2020 when the Civic Center Foundation made the call to close the doors to the Civic Center Music Hall for, what we thought, would be a few weeks – maybe a month tops. After all, Oklahoma had just a handful of confirmed COVID-19 […]

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An ode to three-dot style

An ode to three-dot style By Ted Streuli Three-dot journalism isn’t something you much anymore. The master was the San Francisco Chronicle’s columnist Herb Caen, who could string together an off-beat anecdote, a weird pun and a bit of political commentary and turn them into a special Pulitzer Prize, which he only referred to as […]

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My Introduction to Rotary

My Introduction to Rotary by Freda Deskin In the late 1980’s I was invited to the Norman noon Rotary Club in Norman to speak on my experience with the US Space program. I arrived early and was met with a warm welcome by the president of the club. He politely led me to the head […]

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No Words Available

No words available by Ted Streuli  My first thought: “I don’t know what to say to her.” My second thought: “Isn’t that kind of pathetic? I’m 60-years old. She’s my daughter. I’ve been talking to her for half my life. How can I not know what to say to her?” I’ve made a living with […]

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Personal Encouragement is the Greatest Motivator – Dave Rhea

Personal Encouragement is the Greatest Motivator by Dave Rhea The obligation of workplace leaders is (or should be) to motivate the workforce. Motivation comes in many forms across a spectrum from good to bad. I propose that all the way over on the good side is personal encouragement, and all the way over on the […]

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Morning Therapy over A Game of Catch

Morning Therapy Over A Game of Catch by Russ Florence In most every town in America, you’ll see them at a table in the back corner of the local diner: a group of people – mostly men, usually older – who meet regularly for coffee. They come to talk about current events, sports, or politics, […]

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Remembering to say Thank You

  Remembering to say Thank You by Terri Watkins Everything is a little different this year. That is something we are all at least trying to get used to. The places we would go and the things we would do sometimes seem out of reach. But it is also the time of year when we […]

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All Car Windows Down, All Eyes on the Alert

All Car Windows Down, All Eyes on the Alert By Ron Page Those of you who have read my columns of years past know that I like to reflect on my rural upbringing. Some of you may have questioned the relevance of my childhood experiences to Rotary or “Service Above Self”. My answer would be […]

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He’s Right About That

He’s Right About That by Pat Rooney When thinking about Rotary’s Four-Way Test it occurred to me that Oklahoma’s favorite son would have made a great Rotarian. Will Rogers, comedian, roper, actor and writer, embodies the Rotary test through his lifestyle and writing. As a proud Cherokee from Oologah, Will was all about truth, fairness […]

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Vaccines are our Mission. Now let’s get to it.

Vaccines are our mission. Now let’s get to it. by Emily Lang Anyone who has spent time in Rotary knows what a long history our organization has in promoting vaccines – a topic that seems more relevant than at any other time in my lifetime. Rotary international has been particularly active regarding the distribution of […]

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A Look at the Past: Women in Rotary

A Look at the Past: Women in Rotary by Franci Hart When I joined Rotary in 1992, there were less than 20 women members in Club 29. A small club in Pasadena, California, in order to survive, admitted two women. And this started the movement to admit women to Rotary. Our presence became obligatory for […]

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A Motto and a Way of Life – by Abby Broyles

A Motto and a Way of Life Abby Broyles  Service above self. It may be the Rotary motto, but for me, it also defines what I’ve always believed is at the heart of what makes us uniquely Oklahoman. I had the privilege of being a television journalist in Oklahoma for a decade before I became […]

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