George Nigh

In 1943, when former Gov. George Nigh  was a sophomore in high school, he listened to the No. 1 most popular song on the radio “Oklahoma” – from the musical of the same name. In 1953, as a state representative, Nigh introduced a bill to make “Oklahoma!” the state song.   Also speaking will be […]

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Vote Like a Boy Scout!

“Vote Like a Boy Scout” – Ted Streuli I noticed two things last week as I stood amid the cardboard kiosks with my fellow voters from Precinct 064: The ballot is hard to read without glasses (thank goodness for the flashlight on my phone) and I don’t vote the way I think I vote. I […]

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Memorial Tribute

What a beautiful day it was to celebrate the life of my mentor and adopted grandmother, Wanda Van Gelder. Many of you would hear me talk about her in amazement and adoration. She lived to be 94 years old. She was a trailblazer who studied to be a become an accountant in the 1940s and […]

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Opportunities for the Eastern Oklahoma County Corridor

Opportunities for the Eastern Oklahoma County Corridor Bart Binning, Ed.D.   In this post-election time, we should consider re-evaluating state goals and how state resources are dedicated to achieving those goals.  It is suggested that we not just throw money at problems (as we did earlier this year), but that we systematically think about where […]

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Captain (Retired) Jeff Morris

  “A Veteran’s personal story of leadership, adversity, and overcoming tragedy and trauma.” Captain (Retired) Jeff Morris  is an accomplished leader and speaker who is incredibly passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. He is currently employed as a senior leader with the McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 6 company. He is also a […]

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2018-19 Junior Rotarians

Congratulations to the Jr. Rotarians – 2018-19 class!  They will attend at the Nov. 13 Rotary Meeting.  Welcome them! Name of High School Last Name First Name ASTEC Charter High School Hernandez Diego ASTEC Charter High School Zapata Xitlali Bishop McGuiness Sirisoot Nayos Bishop McGuinness Sullivan Victoria Capitol Hill High School Hurtado Manuel Capitol Hill […]

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2019-2020 Nomination for Officers and Directors

THIS IS NOT A BALLOT Ballots are due back midnight, December 1, 2018 through online voting. Office of President-Elect Years in Rotary:16 Attendance: 100% Perfect Attendance Years: 14 Committees Chaired: Golf 05-06/06-07/Website Public Relations Group Chair 17-18/18-19 Awards Received: 17-18 Club Service Offices Held: Director 2017-19 Paul Harris Fellow +1/Paul Harris Society   Years in Rotary: 23 […]

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Bob Mills – From Clerk Typist to Retail Furniture Business

Owner, Bob Mills Furniture “From Clerk Typist to Retail Furniture Business” Ever wonder how Bob Mills Furniture came to be? Through hard work, humility, determination and our passion for people, Bob and his team built a furniture empire. Like many other successful business owners will tell you, it was a long, tremendous, effort-filled road. Bob […]

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Everett Hill’s Journey into Rotary Leadership – Barney Semtner

Everett Hill’s Journey into Rotary Leadership By Barney Semtner You often wonder what inspires leaders to lead. In the case of Everett Hill, it was a fateful Sunday meeting of the Boys’ Committee of the Shawnee Rotary Club in 1918. Another Rotarian led this meeting with ten young boys picked from the streets of Shawnee, […]

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Only in America – Hal Smith

“Only in America” Hal Smith began his career in the restaurant industry while attending the University of Oklahoma and working at the Across the Street Restaurant.   As a working partner in Crosstimbers Restaurants, he opened and managed the units in Norman, Oklahoma, and Amarillo, Texas in the late sixties & early seventies. In 1973, […]

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