Rhonda Renz

Youth Service Director


Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Youth Service Avenue focuses projects that support the fundamental needs of young people: health, human values, education and self development. The Rotary Club of Tulsa is actively involved in a wide range of youth programs.

Dana Birkes

Camp Enterprise co-chair


An intensive four-day seminar/camp to explore fundamental challenges, opportunities and obligations of the free enterprise system, the Camp Enterprise Committee brings together about 100 of the Tulsa area’s outstanding high school juniors. Participation on the committee provides an opportunity to invest in our future potential leaders.

Brandi Bynum

Camp Enterprise co-chair


An intensive four-day seminar/camp to explore fundamental challenges, opportunities and obligations of the free enterprise system, the Camp Enterprise Committee brings together about 100 of the Tulsa area’s outstanding high school juniors. Participation on the committee provides an opportunity to invest in our future potential leaders.

Chris McKeown

Shop With A Cop®


Plans and oversees this cooperative youth intervention program involving the local Fraternal Order of Police, the Rotary Club of Tulsa and Wal-Mart. At-risk youth are selected to participate in a Christmas shopping trip for their families, including wrapping of gifts, and sharing lunch with police officers and Rotarians. A fun and heart-warming holiday experience!

Time Commitment: October through early December

Phil Armstrong

Crescendo Music Awards


Plans and implements an annual competition with a division for high school juniors/seniors and a separate division for undergraduate college students for outstanding performance in Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Brass Instruments and Vocal. Crescendo Music Awards provides an opportunity for you to invest in the continued development of outstanding musical talent.

Time Commitment: Ongoing

Brian Bovaird

iNTERACT


Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact committee members provide support and guidance for the self-governing and self-supporting club which meets monthly. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill.

Time Commitment: As needed, all year

John D. Hair

Mike Chittom – Celia Clinton Elementary Partners In Education


Celia Clinton Elementary has seen marked improvement in its students through the direct efforts of Rotarians providing mentoring, clothing, food, financial support and countless volunteer hours. It also provides support to Preschool Childhood Centers in the neighborhood of Celia Clinton.

Time Commitment: School year, August – May

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Monday morning, be sure to tune in at 9:00 am to see President Mike Homan and Rotarian Stephanie Vickers Cameron on Good Day Tulsa on channel 8 as they discuss the value of membership and what the future holds for the Rotary Club of Tulsa. ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you met Robert Babcock?

Robert Babcock has a passion for inclusion. “Everyone has a place at life’s table” and he works hard to make sure each person’s contribution is valued, respected and purposeful.

“In this diverse world of ours, it is important to recognize and value our differences and maintain balance. Then we can create a world of synergy which fuels our greatest potential through inclusion,” he said.

Robert is Director of Community Relations for ONE Gas, a natural gas distribution company headquartered in Tulsa. ONE Gas is the parent company of Oklahoma’s largest natural gas utility, Oklahoma Natural Gas, which has been in operation since 1906 serving families and businesses in our great state.

Before he assumed this role, Robert was in the Human Resources Department at ONE Gas, and was responsible for leading Inclusion and Diversity initiatives. Prior to that he created and implemented the “Live Smart” health and wellness initiative at ONEOK.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BA in Geography, he spends time training for marathons and is actively involved in the renaissance of Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
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Next year, Oklahoma's archaic liquor laws will change with the sale of wine in grocery stores; strong, cold beer in liquor stores and on-premises sales of Oklahoma-brewed craft beer. This Wednesday at Downtown Rotary, a panel of distinguished industry leaders will talk about how the new laws are impacting their part of the business and how the average Oklahoman will see changes in the way they purchase alcohol. Come hear Mike Thornbrugh with QuikTrip, Tina Parkhill with Parkhill's Warehouse Liquors and Wines, and Eric Marshall with Marshall Brewing Company share their perspectives. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tulsa’s downtown rebirth was already underway, but when developer Stuart Price and Price Family Properties acquired 13 properties from San Francisco philanthropist Maurice Kanbar earlier this year, that renaissance received a solid shot in the arm. At Wednesday's Club Meeting, Stuart will share his vision for downtown Tulsa and how attracting young professionals will match the growth and vitality of his expanded real estate portfolio. ... See MoreSee Less

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