Rod Bigelow is the Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. He began his tenure as deputy director of the museum in 2010, and was promoted to Executive Director of the museum last year. His leadership roles include top jobs at the Toledo Museum of Art and the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington. Bigelow has overseen finance, facilities, grounds and trails, IT, security, human resources, plus culinary and retail activities at Crystal Bridges. As Executive Director, he assumes oversight for day-to-day operations of the museum.Read MORE
Rotarian Jeff Hassell has been nominated to head the Rotary Club of Tulsa for 2015-16. He would become the 102th president of the organization. Other nominees introduced at the October 23 lunch meeting included: Paul Bauman, Budget Chair, Secretary-Treasurer-elect; Matthew Bristow, Sergeant-At-Arms; and Ray Tullius, Trustee. Rotarians will vote on one of the following for Director-At-Large on December 4: Kathy Gorrell, Tony Oliva, and Steve Perkins. To learn more about the candidates, click here.
Due to winter storm forecasts, Brad Anthamatten announced the Salvation Army bellringing service opportunity has been postponed from Thursday, December 5, to Thursday, December 19. Volunteers may keep their same assignment times and locations. If anyone has a conflict with their assignment following the postponement or is now available to serve on the new date, contact event chair, Brad Anthamatten to reschedule.
Pauline Lynette McCart (Paula), wife of Rotary Club of Tulsa member Jerry McCart passed away on Tuesday, 11/17/13. Private family services were held. Our condolences go out to Jerry and the McCart family.
During the October 30 Rotary meeting, Regina Tisdale, wife of the late Wayman Tisdale, chairperson for the Wayman L. Tisdale Foundation, Inc. and advisory board member of Access Sports/Wayman Tisdale Award, announced that Sherri Coale is the 2014 Keynote Speaker for the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award. Coale is the University of Oklahoma women's basketball coach. The black-tie event takes place on June 16, 2014. Click Here for more about Coale and the event.