Experience Rotary Locally and Around the Globe

Experience – Rotary Locally and Around the Globe by PDG Will Beckman From time to time I hear the question, what is Rotary? Not an easy answer, even for this fourth generation Rotarian! When In was a 10-year member of the Muskogee Rotary Club we were mostly concerned with mostly local issues and improvements. We […]

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Funerals – Back in the Day

  “Funerals – Back in the Day” by Leonard Sullivan My grandchildren often ask me how different things were “back in the day”—. There are so many things that are different now, it would be easier to list those things which are the same today. Funeral services and the attendance to same is one thing […]

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Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin by John Frost   March 8 was the weekend of the Global Day of the Woman.  My tribute to womanhood is to expose The Rotary Club to the life and accomplishments of one Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.  If you are familiar with the particulars of her life, you need not read further, but if […]

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International Service – Personalized

International Service – Personalized by Ted Streuli Betsey and I haven’t yet engaged with a formal Rotary international project but we’ve undertaken a freelance gig. His name is Vito. One of the Avenues of Service in Rotary is International Service. We haven’t hopped on a plane to help dig water wells, but Rotary says that […]

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Reflections on My Strokes – Bart Binning

Reflections on My Strokes Bart Binning, Ed.D. Have you ever been in a situation where you get sick or hurt your self, and then say something like “I don’t need to see a doctor, I will be Fine, I just need some rest.” I confess, I am that kind of guy.  And for some things […]

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Africa and Long Beach – What do they have in Common?

“Africa and Long Beach – What do they have in Common?” — Ann Ackerman The sounds of drums and African music filled the room in Long Beach, California. As I walked to my seat for the opening session of the Rotary Large Club Conference, I saw a drum waiting for me – in fact every […]

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Dean – by Ron Page

Dean By Ron Page Today was the deadline for my Rotary News Article and you were saved from reading another of my stories about farm life in northern Illinois that relate to Rotary only in that our past experiences make us into the Rotarians we are today.  That article was scrapped after opening the Sunday […]

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And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for something completely Different by Susan McVey   Beginning today I am a retired person. This is a major life change and I have to admit it does not yet seem real to me. There have certainly been indicators along the way that this was coming. Many friends who have made the transition […]

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I want some real money – Pat Rooney

Real Money by Pat Rooney “I want some real money” This is a quote from a long-time customer of the bank who has around the clock help and no longer controls her own checkbook.  It resonated with me, as she wanted to hold some cold, hard cash.  Thanks to today’s technology, you don’t have to […]

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Everett Hill’s Modern Influence – Tim Berney

“Everett Hill’s Modern Influence” – Tim Berney Everett W. Hill is the only Rotary International President that was a member of Club 29. He held the office in 1924-1925 and, according to his bio was a highly successful businessman as well as an avid fisherman. As the story goes, he only made it to his […]

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But for a Sub – Dick Hefton

BUT FOR A SUB by Dick Hefton PREAMBLE:  I met George H. W. Bush once. And after his death late last year with all the wholesome remembrances put forth in honored tribute, that meeting has stroked a warm recollection.  Bush was Vice President of the United States at the time and had flown in to […]

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Electoral College – John Frost

“The Electoral College”  – John Frost To be well-informed is an admirable characteristic of a voter in a democratic constitutional republic. Our version of a democratic constitutional republic is unique from other pure democracies and republics which exist currently around the world. When the suggestion arises as a topic for political debate, like the Electoral […]

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