Amber Sharples – Arts Council

Amber Sharples has served as executive director of the Oklahoma Arts Council since 2013. As the agency’s CEO, Sharples is responsible for the development and administration of the policies, programs and procedures of the state agency for the arts. Sharples’ career at the Council began in 2006, when she joined the agency as visual arts director […]

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See America First – Pat Rooney

See America First by Pat Rooney Remember the old admonition to “See America First?” Given to encourage us to see our country first before traipsing off to some other part of the globe. Lots of history here, they said. Scenic national parks, famous battlefields, beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, sun and sand, the whole bit right […]

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Rule of Law IV – John Frost

Rule of Law, IV The Great American Experiment – John Frost (This is the fourth in a series dealing with fundamental concepts underlying the Rule of Law as applied to the American Experiment in governance. The previous installments dealt with Joseph Raz and his concepts of “social justice” and “moral pluralism.” Now observations on the […]

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Dr. Camille Gunderson – Cancer Treatment and Research

“The State of Cancer Treatment and Research in Oklahoma” Camille Gunderson, MD is an assistant professor in the section of gynecologic oncology – Stephenson Cancer Center. Dr. Gunderson has published 23 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals in addition to several book chapters. She has served on several committees including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Program […]

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2018-19 Committee Selection Form

2018-19 Committee Selection Form Dear Fellow Rotarians, Thank you all for the honor and privilege of being Club 29’s President for 2018-19. I am truly humbled by this opportunity. In preparation for the year, I have been selecting committee chairs and would like to ask you to please consider selecting one or more committees to […]

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Fourteen Flags Over Oklahoma – Leonard Sullivan

  FOURTEEN FLAGS OVER OKLAHOMA I have a beautiful plaque in my office showing the fourteen flags that have flown over our state which provides a snapshot of our state’s history. The first flag in 1541 was the Royal Standard of Spain. Next, in 1663 came the Union Jack of Great Britain. Third came the […]

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Walking Meetings – Lauren Branch

How many meetings do you have in one day? If you’re like me, the conference calls and meetings are endless. I spend a great deal of my time holding meetings in a stark conference room or sitting face-to-face with someone in an office environment. And because NewView Oklahoma is a state-wide agency with offices in […]

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Oklahoma Academy-Dave Stewart

“Oklahoma Academy” David R. 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 Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, in December, 2012. The sole mission […]

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Restoration of the State Capitol

Update on the Restoration of the State Capitol – Trait Thompson Trait Thompson was named Project Manager of the State Capitol Restoration Project in July 2014 by Preston Doerflinger, Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. Prior to that, Trait served since 2010 as Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advisor to President Pro […]

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Impact of Hospitality Industry on OKC – Roy Williams

THE IMPACT OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN OKLAHOMA CITY – Roy Williams May 6-12 is National Travel & Tourism week, making it the perfect time to explore the impact that the hospitality industry has on the Oklahoma City regional economy. According to data prepared by Dean Runyan Associates for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, […]

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