Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room by Pat Rooney After reading about yet another college student protest effectively running off an invited speaker on campus, I was struck by the student’s response that any possible discipline being discussed of said students “would have a chilling effect on free speech and expression on campus.”  Notwithstanding the steeped irony, […]

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How Bad Can It Get?

How Bad Can It Get? By Ron Page Among those of an age to worry about grandchildren and future generations, I hear concerns about the direction of our country and our world. I share those concerns but in my attempt to contrast a grim future to the good times past, I discovered that by view […]

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10 Things I Love About Rotary

10 Things I Love About Rotary by Karen Wicker   February is the month of love, a time to share joy and appreciation with important people in our lives. There are countless reasons I love being a Rotarian, but here are the ones which immediately spring to mind. Rotary is a place where I can […]

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Retirement 101

Retirement 101 by Tisha Tate Garcia What does retirement mean to you?  Every American likely has their own definition of the word.  You may already be experiencing the phenomenon known as retirement, it may only be a fleeting thought because it is decades in the future or you may have “been there and done that,” […]

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Every Time you Hear a Bell

Every time you hear a bell By Ted Streuli   There aren’t too many places you can find the Goodwill CEO ringing a bell to fill a Salvation Army kettle. But that’s how I got to know Mark Barth. Thanks to Club 29’s annual red kettle campaign, I found myself one chilly December day a […]

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The Lone Poppy

  The Lone Poppy by Phil G. Busey, Sr. Founder and CEO The Busey Group of Companies and DRG   The red poppy stood alone in a broad expanse of green behind Omaha Beach in Normandy. Alone, on the sight of the horrific battles on D-Day, June 6th, 1944 where so many young Americans fought, […]

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More Economic Development Opportunities for Okla. City in Store for 2020

More Economic Development Opportunities for Oklahoma City in Store for 2020 By Cathy O’Connor, president of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City. The beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to look ahead to upcoming projects and their potential impact on our city. And thanks to Oklahoma City residents, the passage […]

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New Decade, New opportunities for Rotary to impact change

New decade, new opportunities for Rotary to impact change by Cindy Allen We’re entering 2020 and a brand-new decade! The New Year is always an exciting time to renew focus on issues and projects that are dear to us. Ushering in a new decade is an even greater opportunity to pledge to set goals and […]

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We need you Mister Rogers?

We need you Mister Rogers? by Russell Ray In a world of deepening political, racial and generational divide, a movie about Fred Rogers, the man who preached love, kindness and understanding on a television show that reached millions of children, is the reminder we all need to see each other as neighbors, not adversaries. We […]

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Comfort and Joy

Comfort and joy. by Emily Lang That’s my mantra this holiday season, and I’m finding it all around me. There’s the obvious comfort that comes from the love of family and friends, and the joy I take from bearing witness to a holiday season of firsts for my youngest nephews. There’s the joy of holiday […]

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Panama and the Joys of Rotary

Panama and the Joys of Rotary – Dennis Shockley In 2017 my wife Janet and I attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. While there I met and visited with the then President of the Panama City, Panama Rotary Club, Jovito Salceda. Many of you may recall Club 29 partnered with their club on a […]

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Keep the clichés on Thanksgiving table

Keep the clichés on Thanksgiving table by Ted Streuli It would be fun to eavesdrop on other people’s Thanksgiving dinners. Someone always suggests that you go around the table and tell others what you’re thankful for, a tradition that no one at the table is thankful for in the slightest. One year, we tried to […]

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