Dr. Dwight Lawson – OKC Zoo

Dr. Dwight Lawson joined the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden in May 2014 as Executive Director/CEO. As the Executive Director, he plans, coordinates, and directs the day-to-day operations and long-term management of the Zoo, and ensures the Zoo’s continued development. Dwight came to Oklahoma City from Zoo Atlanta where he served as Director, Senior […]

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Experience Rotary Locally and Around the Globe

Experience – Rotary Locally and Around the Globe by PDG Will Beckman From time to time I hear the question, what is Rotary? Not an easy answer, even for this fourth generation Rotarian! When In was a 10-year member of the Muskogee Rotary Club we were mostly concerned with mostly local issues and improvements. We […]

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Bama Pies – Paula Marshall

As Bama’s Chief Executive Officer, Paula Marshall provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. Her vision stands as a beacon for Bama team members, inspiring the organization to achieve the Bama mission – “People Helping People Be Successful”. Paula assumed responsibility as CEO of the Bama Companies in 1984, which now includes Bama […]

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Bob Ford – Serving My Country

“Serving My Country in the Vietnam War” Bob Ford was born August 4, 1944, in Shawnee, OK, graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program there.  Ford was a combat helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War from July 1967 – July 1968 with more than 1000 combat missions including […]

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Funerals – Back in the Day

  “Funerals – Back in the Day” by Leonard Sullivan My grandchildren often ask me how different things were “back in the day”—. There are so many things that are different now, it would be easier to list those things which are the same today. Funeral services and the attendance to same is one thing […]

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Dr. Richard Smith

“Acute Stroke 2019 Update – Prevention, Recognition, Treatment” Richard Vertrees Smith, M.D. is a Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City board certified neurosurgeon and Medical Director of the Mercy NeuroScience Institute including the Mercy Comprehensive Stroke Center.  Dr. Smith holds a B.S. degree from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, an M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma School of […]

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Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin by John Frost   March 8 was the weekend of the Global Day of the Woman.  My tribute to womanhood is to expose The Rotary Club to the life and accomplishments of one Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.  If you are familiar with the particulars of her life, you need not read further, but if […]

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Kelly Dyer Fry – The Oklahoman

  “The Oklahoman – its new owner, Gatehouse Media” Kelly Dyer Fry was named publisher of The Oklahoman in Dec. 2018. Fry will also continue in her role as editor and vice president of news for The Oklahoman, which was purchased by GateHouse Media in October. For the past 24 years, Fry has been a leader in the news […]

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International Service – Personalized

International Service – Personalized by Ted Streuli Betsey and I haven’t yet engaged with a formal Rotary international project but we’ve undertaken a freelance gig. His name is Vito. One of the Avenues of Service in Rotary is International Service. We haven’t hopped on a plane to help dig water wells, but Rotary says that […]

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Reflections on My Strokes – Bart Binning

Reflections on My Strokes Bart Binning, Ed.D. Have you ever been in a situation where you get sick or hurt your self, and then say something like “I don’t need to see a doctor, I will be Fine, I just need some rest.” I confess, I am that kind of guy.  And for some things […]

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