Education Reform: Part II – Bart Binning, Ed.D.

Education Reform: Part II — Suggestions to the Legislature – Bart Binning, Ed.D. The weekly Thursday Morning Club 29 Breakfast meeting has had, over the past 5 months, about ½ of their topics involving education reform. The impetus for much of the discussion was from an earlier series on economic development with a conclusion that […]

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Education Reform: Part 1 – Bart Binning, Ed.D.

Education Reform: Part 1 — Reflections and Analysis – Bart Binning, Ed.D. The weekly Thursday Morning Club 29 Breakfast meeting has had, over the past 5 months, about ½ of their topics involving education reform. The impetus for some of the discussion was from an earlier series on economic development with a conclusion that the […]

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Equal Pay for Equal Work – Stan Hupfeld

I watched Hillary Clinton proclaim victory in the New York primary. Her supporters were ecstatic. Her biggest applause line was her call for equal pay for women. Who could be against equal pay for women? But let’s be very clear when we hear her speak about equal pay for women we are not talking about […]

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Historical Negationism – Losing the Human Identity Dick Hefton

HISTORICAL NEGATIONISM– LOSING THE HUMAN IDENTITY – Rotary Reflections by Dick Hefton Islamic terrorists are not only murdering masses of humanity in the world today, they are beheading historic icons and systematically destroying the remains of the dawn of civilization. Another tragedy of monumental proportions is underway in the Middle East which is critical to […]

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Overcoming Adversity – John Frost

Overcoming Adversity Rotary Reflections by John A. Frost In light of current events, my thoughts have turned to choices when confronted with adversity. Eyes adjust quickly to darkness making it awkward, even painful, to look at light. Sometimes it is easier to see the darkness around us rather than focus on the light. But it […]

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Reflections – The Primary Effect – Larry Edwards

“The Primary Effect” By Larry G. Edwards In a recent issue of This Week magazine Robert Samuelson from The Washington Post penned an article entitled “Bring Back the Party Bosses.” Lately, as the national primary season rolls on, I have been thinking about the same issue. As most of us remember from our American Government […]

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Pink Vail and its Oklahoma Connection-Emily Stratton

  Next week a fundraiser called the “world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer” will take place in Vail, Colorado. If you enjoy skiing or just enjoy being at a ski resort on a festive day like no other, April 2 is the day to visit Vail. An instant success, Pink Vail, as it was […]

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Reflections – Michael Whittington

Lately, I’ve been thinking about legacy. I like to think of this as a natural process of reflecting on the past and tying to make sense of the swirling mass of contradictions that we call life. Throughout it all, loved ones, friends and colleagues are lost along the way. But, the impact upon us and […]

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Reflections – Susan McVey

The Club 29 Thursday morning breakfast meeting had a month long focus on mental health issues in January.  There were presentations about nonprofits that are providing programs and services that are helping to improve lives and outcomes, a view from the justice system on how untreated individuals are impacting it, and finally a family perspective […]

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Reflections – Leonard Sullivan

Rotary Reflections By Leonard E. Sullivan Shoe repair A man working in a men’s clothing store told me recently that he had never had a pair of shoes half-soled or repaired. This was difficult for me to grasp. There was a time when everyone had their shoes and boots repaired. If you wore only one […]

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The Will to Survive – Ron Page

“The Will to Survive” By Ron Page The soil in my home area of northern Illinois is black silt loam of glacial origin. The terrain is flat as a pool table and trees are seen only in farmyards. In the middle part of the twentieth century, we tilled the soil with mouldboard plows that cut […]

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How Safe Do You Feel?

-Paul Moore OK, I’ll admit it. I do Facebook. Having lived in 9 places during my career, plus 3 before and one since, I have scattered friends like breadcrumbs, from New York to California. I must admit, I sometimes wish my life were more like some of yours. You’ve lived in Central Oklahoma all your […]

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