Rotary’s Role in Battling COVID-19

Dear Fellow Rotarians, The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for […]

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It’s Not That Complicated

IT IS NOT THAT COMPLICATED by Drew Edmondson In 1982, Chicago, Illinois, seven people died from potassium cyanide poisoning after taking Tylenol.  The first death was on September 29th.  On October 5, Tylenol voluntarily recalled 31 million bottles of their product at a cost in excess of $100 million. In 1994 on April 15, the […]

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Mat Hoffman, X Games Founder & Pro BMX Biker – Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible Mat Hoffman embodies the true spirit of innovator.  An icon in the sport of BMX Freestyle, Hoffman invented more than 100 revolutionary tricks and is, without question, the greatest Vert-ramp rider in the history of the sport. Hoffman’s unparalleled accomplishments as a rider are equaled by his success in the business world.  […]

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When does Short-Term become Long-Term? And Zero-Sum Thinking

When does Short-Term become Long-Term? And Zero-Sum Thinking Bart Binning, Ed. D.   Short-Term vs Long-Term In examining ripples on a pond, the event that creates the ripple is the now, and the initial ripples moving through time are the short-term.  The question then becomes, “when do we arrive at the long-term”, and why is […]

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Chuck Spicer – The New OU Medicine and Health Care in Oklahoma

Chuck Spicer, FACHE, is President and CEO of OU Medicine, Inc., Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic health system. Spicer came to OU Medicine in 2005, first serving as CEO of OU Medical Center then The Children’s Hospital. When OU Medicine became a locally owned nonprofit academic health system on Feb. 1, 2018, Spicer assumed leadership of […]

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Dreaming of those “Far Away” Places

Dreaming of Those “Far Away” Places by Leonard Sullivan As a young farm boy in school in Oklahoma, as we studied our history and geography lessons, we never dreamed the impossible dream of one day traveling to “far away”places.  The only persons I knew, or knew of, who had traveled out of the USA were […]

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Paul Harris Fellows to be Recognized March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 the following Paul Harris Fellows will be recognized. Paul Harris Fellow Bart Binning Freda Deskin Bob Funk, Jr. James Finch Jane Jenkins Andrew Lasser Dave Lopez Lino Mbroh Deborah Senner Robyn Sunday-Allen Penny Voss Nate Webb Karen Wicker Paul Harris Fellow +1 Cindy Batt James David Dave Delana Joe Edwards Dick Hefton […]

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Russell Evans, OCU – Economic Forecast

  Russell Evans, Associate Professor of Economics, Exec. Director, Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Inst. Economics & Finance Education Ph.D., Economics, Oklahoma State University B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University Areas of Expertise Dr. Evans brings academic and business perspectives to his teaching and specializes in regional and fiscal economic forecasting, local analysis of […]

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Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room by Pat Rooney After reading about yet another college student protest effectively running off an invited speaker on campus, I was struck by the student’s response that any possible discipline being discussed of said students “would have a chilling effect on free speech and expression on campus.”  Notwithstanding the steeped irony, […]

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Greg Slavonic, Assistant Secretary of the Navy – The Navy Our Nation Needs

Gregory J. Slavonic was sworn in as the 18th Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs on June 11, 2018. He is responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Navy, including the development of programs and policy related to military personnel […]

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