Oklahoma City Fire Department: Changes & Best Practices

  Building a Premier Fire Department: Exceeding the Needs of the Community Fire Chief Richard Kelley The Oklahoma City Fire Department strives to be innovative and on the cutting edge of technology on how we provide services to the community. Our vision is to build a premiere organization that challenges the status quo and seeks […]

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2020 Rotary Grant Guidelines

September 2019 RE: 2019/20 Club 29 Annual Project It is time again for our Club 29 Annual Project.  The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City is now accepting grant requests directed to a project or program that is proposed by a qualified nonprofit organization and will serve the central Oklahoma community (i.e., the City Limts of […]

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Rotary Reflections

Rotary Reflections Larry V. Parman Upon becoming a member of Rotary Club #29 in 1980 I wondered what membership really meant in the day-to-day world of Rotary, of a Rotary member.  The Club #29 experience was a little different then. Yes, Shirley was at the helm, ensuring an operational choreography all of us came to […]

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Talking about the Tower; Everything is Changing

“Talking about the Tower; Everything is Changing” David Harlow, an Oklahoma City native, currently serves as CEO of BancFirst Corporation.  BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQGS:BANF) is parent to Oklahoma’s largest state-chartered bank with assets in excess of $7.6 billion and locations in over 50 Oklahoma communities. After receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, […]

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Bedlam 2019!

Toby Rowland is in his 8th year as “Voice of the Sooners.” In addition to sitting in the play-by-play chair for OU football, men’s basketball and baseball, Rowland hosts numerous television shows on Sooner Sports TV powered by Fox and radio shows for Learfield Sports. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Rowland spent 12 years as […]

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Sky is Unlimited for Aerospace in Oklahoma

Sky is Unlimited for Aerospace in Oklahoma by: Phil G. Busey Sr. Aerospace in Oklahoma has a global impact. As an economic driver, it is now second only to energy and continues to grow. Oklahoma City has become the crossroads of America with Tinker Air Force Base at its core, providing U.S. Air Force maintenance, […]

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The Innovation District will have a Positive Impact

The Innovation District will have a Positive Impact by Cathy O’Connor After almost a year of work by a team led by the planning firm Perkins + Will, the Land Use and Strategic Development Plan for the Oklahoma City Innovation District was recently introduced.  The plan addresses key considerations identified through community engagement with nearly […]

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Vocational Tour Day 2019

No Meeting at St. Luke’s!! Please choose a Vocational Day Tour Venue Final RSVP List – Rotarian Name Final RSVP List – By Venue Home Creations – Host Jalal Farzaneh Film Row – Host Lance McDaniel Palomar – Host Sarah Roberts BOK Park Plaza – Co-Hosts Ellen Fleming, Evan Walter Okla. City National Memorial & […]

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Why Diversity is Great for Business

Why Diversity is Great for Business    By Russell Ray Greater diversity in representation has been the storyline behind many recent city, state and national elections. That is a welcome trend, especially in a city “where 60% of our children are nonwhite,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt tweeted recently in support of immigrants living in […]

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Historical and Economic Impact of the Cherokee Tribe in Oklahoma

  “Historical and Economic Impact of the Cherokee Tribe in Oklahoma” Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin, Jr. There are 39 sovereign tribes headquartered in Oklahoma, with a total membership over 700,000. Oklahoma’s Native American population is second only to the State of California. The economic impact on Oklahoma is enormous….over $10 billion annually, more than 50,000 […]

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