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Why Join?

If you’re interested in joining a service organization, you’ll want to know that the Rotary Club of Tulsa is our community’s largest service club and one of the largest clubs out of over 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the world. The Rotary Club of Tulsa is also a perfect place to meet new people, share ideas, learn new things, and hear from some of the most outstanding speakers from around the world.

But there are so many other reasons.

REASON No. 1: The Opportunity to Serve

Rotarians provide service at both the community and international levels. Service programs address healthcare needs, hunger and poverty, illiteracy, and disaster relief, to name a few. As one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world, the Rotary Club of Tulsa offers its members the opportunity to choose from 38 different committees. Through these committees, the objective of Rotary is fulfilled with projects and events that include ...

Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award. For more than 21 years, this award has honored the nation's premier athletes not only for excellence in their sports but also for their actions to help others. Past honorees have included Peyton Manning, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Drew Bledsoe, Nancy Lopez, Tom Lehman, Shannon Miller, Nancy Kerrigan and Drew Brees. Past speakers and emcees have included Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci, Roy Williams, Paul Tagliabue, Lynn Swann, Mike Krzyzewski, Tommy Lasorda and Ross Porter.

Crescendo Music Awards. Founded in 1999, the Crescendo Music Awards mission is to find talented young musicians and offer them the opportunity to compete through live performance for cash prizes. The Rotary Club of Tulsa has auditioned more than 350 musicians and awarded over $100,000.

International Service. Rotary Club of Tulsa Rotarians has a long history of international humanitarian service. For example, the Club has provided hundreds of thousands of polio vaccinations to Third World children; delivered wheelchairs to persons in Mexico, Nicaragua and Haiti; drilled wells to provide potable water to needy Nicaraguans, and helped send hundreds of sea containers of medical supplies to more than 32 developing countries.

Shop With A Cop®. A fun and heart-warming holiday experience, Shop With A Cop is a cooperative youth intervention program joining the local Fraternal Order of Police, the Rotary Club of Tulsa and Walmart. At-risk youth are selected to participate in a Christmas shopping trip for their families, including wrapping gifts and sharing lunch with police officers and Rotarians.

Partners In Education. Celia Clinton Elementary, our Partners In Education school, has seen marked improvement, empirical and ancillary, due to the direct involvement of Rotarians in providing mentoring, clothing and food, financial support and countless volunteer hours. Ask any Rotarian who has been involved at this school, and they'll tell you they get much more than they give, evident by the improved self esteem and morale of the children with whom they interact.

Camp Enterprise. Since 1976, the Rotary Club of Tulsa has conducted Camp Enterprise, an intensive four-day, executive-style retreat for qualified high school juniors. Helping to prepare our youth for future opportunities, Camp Enterprise provides these students the opportunity to explore the fundamental challenges, opportunities and obligations of the free enterprise system.

Above and Beyond Awards. Established in 2008 by the Rotary Club of Tulsa, the Above And Beyond Service Awards annually recognize service above self by one Tulsa firefighter and one Tulsa police officer for outstanding acts of character, commitment and compassion to both their profession and community.

Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation. Established in 1972 as the Tulsa Rotary Community Fund and now known as the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation, this local 501(c)(3) organization has provided over $1 million in charitable grants to Tulsa area not-for-profit organizations.

REASON No. 2: The Opportunity to Hear Some of the Best Speakers in the World

As one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world, the Rotary Club of Tulsa is privileged to welcome many of the best speakers from around our region and, in fact, the world. Past program speakers have included Government and Military leaders such as General Tommy Franks, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and a number of Governors, Senators and Representatives; Sports leaders and Coaches Bob Stoops, Mike Gundy and Todd Graham; Local corporate presidents and CEOs; prominent figures in education including college and university presidents, researchers and superintendents.

REASON No. 3: Professional Networking and Personal Growth

Membership in Rotary ensures continuing personal and professional development. A founding principle of Rotary was — and still is — to provide a forum for professional and business leaders. Members are leaders in business, industry, the professions, nonprofit management, the arts, government, sports, the military and religion.

REASON No. 4: Good Citizenship

Membership in Rotary makes one a better citizen. Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation and world. It provides a venue for building goodwill and better friendships. and most of all, it provides an opportunity to come together with others in our own communities and throughout the world who believe in “Service Above Self”.

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Thanks to all the Rotarians who are following the Iba Awards on social media! Congratulations to the following Rotarians who won prizes courtesy of Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards co-chairs Gene Martin and Kacey King as well as sponsor Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa:

Thomas Klenda
John Rains
Tiffany Kirkland Egdorf
Debra Jan Morrow Ingram
Becky Goldner Fields
Tim Colwell
*To pick up your prize, please contact Rotarian Louann Buhlinger.
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Tax attorney Rachel Pappy talks to members of the Rotary Club of Tulsa about taxes and the IRS. Thank you, Rachel. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you a business owner or self-employed individual who want to hear what it’s really like to fight the IRS? Our March speaker, Rachel Pappy, is an accountant and a tax attorney who fights for taxpayers Every Day! Rachel does a tax segment on Fox every month and speaks regularly to provide tips to taxpayers straight from the battles she has fought! You don’t want to miss her stories and advice for facing the IRS! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you want to bid for the best table in the house at the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards? We are now taking bids with an opening bid of $6,500 which includes a table of 12 including one celebrity and his/her guest and 10 tickets to the VIP Celebrity Reception! To bid, email us at Iba@TulsaRotary.com. Proceeds from the event go to the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation. #IbaAwards2017 VYPE Oklahoma Rotary Club of Tulsa

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Billy Sims is attending the Iba Awards this year to help us celebrate #CitizenAthletes and raise money for the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

Love #football? Look who's attending the Iba Awards this year on June 26! Billy will be there supporting the good works of #CitizenAthletes who give back to their communities. Join us! www.IbaAwards.com. VYPE Oklahoma Rotary Club of Tulsa Rotary International Tulsa World Sports Extra TulsaPeople Magazine Tulsa Lifestyle Oklahoma Sports & Fitness The University of Oklahoma

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