Chancellor Allison Garrett – Okla. State System of Higher Education

11:55am Livestream 6-7-2022 Allison D. Garrett became chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education in November 2021 following a national search. Before assuming the role of chancellor, Garrett served as the 17th president of Emporia State University, which set retention, graduation rate and fundraising records during her tenure. While serving as ESU’s President, […]

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Jennie Baranczyk – OU Women’s Basketball Coach

11:55am LiveStream 5-31-2022   Jennie Baranczyk was named the ninth head coach of the Oklahoma women’s basketball program on April 10, 2021, and enters her second season at the helm of the program in 2022-23. The 11th-year head coach spent nine seasons at Drake before starting her Oklahoma tenure in 2021-22. In Baranczyk’s (pronounced bah-RAHN-check) […]

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OKC Food Scene

LiveStream – 11:55am OKC Food Scene Chef Kurt Fleischfresser Kurt had a love for cooking and started in the kitchen at an early age at Sullivan’s on Reno. During that time, Kurt was honored to receive an apprenticeship with Bernard Cretier at Le Vichyssois where he spent two and a half years at this location […]

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Book ‘Em, Danno

Book ‘Em, Danno by Drew Edmondson Are books becoming things of the past, like transistor radios and slide rules? There was a time when our Rotary distributed dictionaries to local schools.  We don’t do that anymore because it is too easy to look up words on an iPad or iPhone (or Android) and nobody just […]

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David Griffin – Griffin Communincations

Livestream Link – 11:55am 5-17-2022 A third-generation Oklahoman, David Griffin is not your typical CEO. He’s approachable, engaging, enjoyable and very active in the business. David focuses on strategic issues, competitive challenges and makes a point of meeting one-on-one with advertisers across the state. Additionally, he maintains an extremely open door policy for all employees […]

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Questions about the Foundations of Democracy

Why do we seem to be ignoring the “Rule of Law” under the guise of Equality? Why do many now say we do not believe in Equality, Fairness & Justice? Why does there seem to be no international recourse for those not following principles of  Equality, Fairness & Justice, or the Rule of Law? Bart […]

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G.T. Bynum, Mayor of Tulsa

Link to the livestream: 11:55am 5-10-22 Sworn in as the 40th Mayor of Tulsa in 2016, Mayor G.T. Bynum is using data and innovation to bring people together and make our city globally competitive. To accomplish this, Mayor Bynum is focused on fiscal responsibility, public safety, infrastructure, and equality of opportunity for all Tulsans. This approach has […]

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Serve!

  On Your Mark, Get Set, Serve! by Brad Poarch I’ve always loved the purpose of Rotary. To bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. This purpose is what originally inspired me to join Club 29. A few weeks back, I […]

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Domenic J. “Nick” Dell’Osso, Jr. – Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Link to the LiveStream – Live at 11:55am   Domenic J. Dell’Osso, Jr. was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2021. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2010. Prior to that time, he served as Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake’s wholly […]

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We are All Pilgrims

We are All Pilgrims by Jim Priest By the time you read this I will be in Spain, hopefully travelling safely on a walking pilgrimage to the city of Santiago in the northwest part of the country.  In the process of preparing for this journey I discovered I am a pilgrim, although I had not […]

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