Book ‘Em, Danno

Book ‘Em, Danno by Drew Edmondson Are books becoming things of the past, like transistor radios and slide rules? There was a time when our Rotary distributed dictionaries to local schools.  We don’t do that anymore because it is too easy to look up words on an iPad or iPhone (or Android) and nobody just […]

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Questions about the Foundations of Democracy

Why do we seem to be ignoring the “Rule of Law” under the guise of Equality? Why do many now say we do not believe in Equality, Fairness & Justice? Why does there seem to be no international recourse for those not following principles of  Equality, Fairness & Justice, or the Rule of Law? Bart […]

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Serve!

  On Your Mark, Get Set, Serve! by Brad Poarch I’ve always loved the purpose of Rotary. To bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. This purpose is what originally inspired me to join Club 29. A few weeks back, I […]

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“Allllllllrighty then…”

“Allllllllrighty then…” By Elizabeth Gray To this day I can still remember – very vividly – contorting my mouth and reciting quote after quote from the movies, making my family endlessly laugh and beg for more…or maybe they were just patronizing me. I had one act and one act only – Ace Venture. I was […]

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Reflections – Club 29 and the Okla. City Bombing

Reflections – Club 29 and the Okla. City Bombing by Jim Daniel, President 1994-1995 I have been a member of the Rotary Club 29 of Oklahoma City for over forty years. Have also had perfect attendance during all those years. It was blessing to me to be elected president of the club in 1995 when […]

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Fresh start: How the Four-Way Test can bring the hope of springtime all year long

  Fresh start: How the Four-Way Test can bring the hope of springtime all year long by Charlie Price Sunshine, rain and the refreshing cycle of the seasons has a way of coming around every year, often with renewed urgency for spring cleaning. The mental push to organize, declutter and move forward applies to more […]

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On Behalf of Educators

On Behalf of Educators Dr. Freda Deskin While it is no secret that there is a teacher shortage nationwide, I suspect that those who are not currently working in our schools cannot imagine just how bad it really is. As someone who has spent 5 decades in education, I can tell you that I have […]

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Accelerating Accessibility in a Changing World

Accelerating Accessibility in a Changing World by Lauren Branch Being a CEO for 25 years has brought with it no shortage of ups and downs. Challenges and triumphs come with the territory. If there’s been one constant, it has been change – whether that change is intentional or not. Change isn’t always a bad thing, […]

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Hope Springs: Gratitude and Giving Back to Make a Life

Hope Springs: Gratitude and Giving Back to Make a Life by Stacy McNeiland Spring marks a time of renewal, and this spring, the world seems to need renewal a little bit more than usual. The last two years have marked unprecedented challenges and changes. A pandemic … war in Europe … it can all feel […]

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The World is Out of Control

The World is Out of Control by Dave Rhea I hear this phrase a lot: “The world is out of control.” So, I started thinking about what “out of control” means. In this phrase’s cheapest usage, it’s a way for cable-news channels, for example (but certainly not exclusive to them), to attract and retain an […]

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What Goes Around Comes Around..

What goes around comes around – even Rotary’s role in eradicating life-threatening illnesses. by Russ Florence In 1979, Rotary began its worldwide fight against polio with an ambitious project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. Six years later, Rotary International launched the first and largest coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, […]

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It’s a Question of Trust

It’s a Question of Trust by Terri Watkins I spent most of my adult life working in the media, first as a radio reporter and then in television. I wanted to be a reporter from the time I started reading Nancy Drew and never stopped. When I was studying Political Science and then Journalism, it […]

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