Heroes in the time of Covid

Heroes in the Time of Covid by Janet Peery During the last six months with COVID-19, most of us have had to revisit how we do business – from home or office, how we travel, interact with others and so much more. Suddenly, we have been thrust into an unknown territory of a pandemic, traversing […]

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Memory Challenge by Paul Moore

MEMORY CHALLENGE by Paul Moore We have this great new Senior Pastor at our church. He’s younger than either of my kids, so I figured a lot of things would be different from what I’m used to. One of the first things I learned is that he expects us to memorize scripture. I have a […]

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I’ll Take a Manhattan

I’ll Take a Manhattan By Ted Streuli I attended another funeral last week. This one was in a modern Baptist church in Mustang, where we sat in high-backed, soft-cushioned chairs that would make air travelers and symphony-goers covetous. It was stadium seating for Jesus, and the chairs rocked to help the faithful move with the […]

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What will the New Normal be like?

What will the New Normal be like? What will the future of business be, post-COVID? Bart Binning, Ed. D. Those responsible for predicting the future now recognize that yesterday’s predictions of the future will be much different than tomorrow’s perception of the future because of two important factors: 1) Learning Curve Compression – because of […]

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Hoisting the Flag of Leadership in Everyday Life

Hoisting the Flag of Leadership in Everyday Life by Emily Lang There’s an old parable about leadership that’s been on my mind lately. As it goes, a military general finds himself timid in battle. He is unsure of the right path and afraid his troops will not willingly follow him as he asks them to […]

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Seeing the Epidemic Among the Pandemic – Stacy McNeiland

“Seeing the Epidemic Among the Pandemic ” – Stacy McNeiland Children are headed back to the classrooms in our community this month, and I’m thinking a lot about the unknowns they are sure to encounter as they do. There’s the oddity of wearing masks in most schools – something that’s new but necessary to protect […]

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Confucius: A Hijacked Philosophy

Confucius: A Hijacked Philosophy by John Frost (This Reflection is a continuation of a discussion of political philosophies which may have application to current events.) The C.C.P. (Chinese Communist Party) has proclaimed Confucianism as the Official Political Philosophy of China. To me, this is the height of hypocrisy as the tenants, beliefs and actions of […]

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A Success Story (so far)

A Success Story (so far) by Pat Rooney Well, we are off on a new Rotary year with a new President and recently new Rotary News Editor who reminds us to keep our reflection articles to 500 words and away from favorite charities and politics.  Given today’s recent attempts to politicize everything, that may be […]

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Nibbing in and Nibbing Out

“Nibbing in and Nibbing out” Jim Priest In the midst of a troublesome pandemic, a torrid political season, and a turbulent time in race relations I have been thinking about a phrase my Mom used to use but which I do not hear anymore: “Nib out” Mom usually said this to me when I was […]

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Aloha from the RI Convention

“Aloha from the RI Convention” by Ted Streuli I bet you don’t know about Rotary’s yacht club. I know I didn’t, but I dropped into the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual Rotary International Convention, which was not held in Hawaii unless that’s where you happened to be sitting with your laptop. I was, however, […]

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Welcome from President David Walters

Dear Friends: If there is a constant about Rotary Presidents it’s that they come and go quickly.  In my short time as President I hope to continue to strengthen our 111 year history and to have our organization continue to lead in good works as the largest and oldest civic organization in Oklahoma, the third […]

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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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