Martha Burger – Okla. City University President

Martha Burger is the 18th president of Oklahoma City University. She is a former executive in the energy industry and served as Senior Vice President – Human and Corporate Resources at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. She also served the company as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. During her tenure at Chesapeake, the company grew from less than […]

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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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Lincoln Riley – Head Football Coach – OU

After presiding over two of the most prolific offenses in OU history as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015 and 2016, Lincoln Riley took over the program’s head coaching reins on June 7, 2017, following the retirement of one of the most accomplished coaches of the last quarter century in Bob Stoops. OU’s 22nd […]

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George Nigh – Naturalization Ceremony

New Citizens Naturalization Ceremony – Gov. George Nigh Special guests include: Sister Cities Board, Nigh Scholars, the new citizens and their guests.   George Patterson Nigh graduated from McAlester High School. Upon graduation, he spent a year and a half in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. When he returned, Nigh […]

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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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Nancy Osborne – Rotarian Malaria Partners

  Rotarian Malaria Partners (RMP) is a collaboration of organizations including Rotary Clubs internationally, global non-profits, African business leaders and governments focused on the worldwide eradication of malaria.  Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International, and now operating in four African countries, RMP has benefitted over 1,500,000 individuals and reduced the […]

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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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David Stewart – MidAmerica Industrial Park

” MidAmerica’s Story and It’s Impact on the State” David Stewart – Executive Director Mr. Stewart is currently Chief Administrative Officer and Trustee of the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority located in Pryor, Oklahoma. The Authority is a public trust that owns and operates MidAmerica Industrial Park. Mr. Stewart was appointed to this position by the […]

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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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