To Shirley, our thanks

To Shirley, our thanks by Ted Streuli Club 29 isn’t the sort of Rotary club that favors cargo shorts and flip-flops. Meetings aren’t held in a brewery. Meals don’t come in white cardboard boxes. The Oklahoma City Rotary Club is given more to pinstriped suits, linen tablecloths and china. The club maintains it’s own standard, […]

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Interview – President Tom Phillips

Interview with Rotary President Tom Phillips  By Emily Stratton Recently, I had the privilege of sitting down with Tom to talk about his year as president of our Rotary Club. In a fun and interesting conversation, he responded thoughtfully to my various questions:       Looking back over your year as president, do you […]

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D-Day Saved Rotary, too!

D-Day saved Rotary, too!   By Ted Streuli Vitali is in most ways a typical 21-year-old hockey player. He spends his time playing video games, hanging out with his friends and trying to meet 21-year-old girls. Especially the ones who happen to like hockey. Vitali — Vito, as we call him — grew up in […]

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Framework for Equitable Community Redevelopment

Framework for Equitable Community Redevelopment Bart Binning, Ed. D.   It is suggested that we are seeing a paradigm shift in the way redevelopment of properties in low income, high unemployment areas that need public financing.  To accommodate these changes, we are proposing that re-development projects initially develop a micro-community prospectus that will act as […]

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again   By Ron Page   It’s nearly the first of June and I’m hoping more than a few Rotarians have plans for summertime family road trips. When I was a boy, seeing America from the back seat of our DeSoto in the days before air-conditioning was as good as it gets, […]

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Libraries are the Gateway to Opportunity

Libraries are the Gateway to Opportunity by Susan McVey “When we had nowhere to live, we would spend hours at the library, using what I thought to be the key to the world:  library computers.”  Astrid Liden Every year the New York Times issues an invitation to high school seniors across the country to submit […]

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deadCenter Documentary Films

deadCenter Documentary Films by Lance McDaniel House Made of Dawn, a novel written by Kiowa author N. Scott Momaday from Lawton, Oklahoma, won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Momaday was the first Native American to earn that distinction. He became a leading writer in the Native American Renaissance, a prominent lecturer, a sought-after professor […]

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A Moon Shot – Dick Hefton

A MOON SHOT by Dick Hefton   Reflections? An assignment to look back. I watched a documentary the other night on ABC, “1969,” which featured Man’s First Walk on the Moon, a peerless accomplishment in socially turbulent times which added even greater significance to the wonder of the ages. I was not on scene for […]

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Serendipity

“Serendipity” by Tim Berney I have been a member of Rotary Club 29 for nearly twenty years now. My original intention in being a member was to meet people that were in leadership positions in Oklahoma City, grow my network, and be exposed to interesting and important topics. At 32 years old and the owner […]

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Rotary Peace Fellowships 2020-2021

APPLY HERE Refer someone here   Rotary Peace Fellows The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for peace and development leaders skilled in building positive social change. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve […]

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Boom Town

Boom Town By Patrick Rooney   “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind,” as quoted by Edward Gibbon, Author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Sam Anderson stays true to this insight in Boom Town, his recent book about Oklahoma City.  While intrigued by […]

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Most CEOs Still Mum on Issues

Most CEOs Still mum on Issues by Brenda Barwick Gone are the days when CEOs and social issues were mutually exclusive.  Today, business leaders of all company sizes are challenged about adding their voice to a conversation or not. Fortunately, a just released report provides some insight. The annual Global Communications Report was released last […]

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