Shop With A Cop®

For one Saturday morning in December children from Celia Clinton Elementary become miniature St. Nick’s as they participate in the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s annual Shop With A Cop®.  A minimum of 25 children from the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s “Partners In Education” school, Celia Clinton Elementary, are paired with Rotarians and police officers to map out a plan for Christmas shopping for their families.

Funded by both the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation and the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, the goal of the Shop With A Cop® event is to create a new relationship between these children and police.  Working together, the children can see the police officers as real people who are there for their safety and with whom they can communicate.   Shop With A Cop®  also creates a Christmas for families who do not have money to purchase gifts.  The excitement of a child who has never really shopped for someone else and to do so with a police officer can be a life changing memory.

Rotary Club of Tulsa looks to the first Saturday morning of December to do the Shop With A Cop® event.  Currently the Target Store located at 17th and Yale has partnered with the Rotary Club of Tulsa to host the students and provide complimentary wrapping paper and gift boxes, doughnuts and hot chocolate.

Additional help comes from family members, high school and college students as well as the fantastic Target team members.  Every volunteer hopes that Shop With A Cop® will brighten the holidays of students from our adopted school and begin to create new relationships and respect between students and the police!

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Kindergarteners at Celia Clinton Elementary welcome members of their adopt-a-school partner, the Rotary Club of Tulsa. We're fortunate to work with such a great group of students, teachers and administrators at Celia Clinton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you met Robert Jones?
Originally from Tulsa, and a graduate of Jenks High School, Rob received a BS in Finance from Oklahoma State University. While attending OSU, Rob held multiple chair positions in his fraternity. Rob is an Eagle Scout with Troop 26. He spent his summers in Spiro, OK, and Van Buren, AR, working as a Roustabout in the oil & gas fields.

Currently, Rob is a Commercial Lender with @First Oklahoma Bank. Rob enjoys working on projects that help revitalize the Tulsa area whether it be on a downtown development or residential flips. He is serving on the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together Tulsa which is an organization that provides repairs and maintenance to Tulsa neighbors who cannot afford to do it themselves.

Rob joined Rotary Club of Tulsa earlier this year after being introduced to Rotary through Camp Enterprise where he served as a counselor. In addition to Camp Enterprise, Rob is volunteering on the Visitor and Interact committees.
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Ever since the MIT-sanctioned Fab Lab Tulsa was started in Tulsa, area businesses have benefited from renting costly research and development time, while thousands of elementary students have been exposed to fun STEM activities presented at FabLab or the organization’s mobile FabLab.

Join the Rotary Club of Tulsa on Wednesday, September 20th at 11:30 to learn more about the exciting things happening at FabLab!
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The Each One Bring One Membership Drive is in full swing for the month of September!

We have started off the month with 2 new applications who will get to take part in the reduced initiation fee! Great job sharing about Rotary! Let’s keep it going by inviting guests to join you this week at our meeting.
What You Need to Know:
• Goals: 100 guests in September
o 7 applications for new members in September
• Incentive for New Members: $200 initiation fee waived if application is received in September
• Incentive for Guests: During the month of September, guests will receive gifts just for attending
• Incentive for Rotarians: During the month of September, Rotarians will be eligible for weekly prizes for bringing a guest
• Grand Prize: Each Rotarian that sponsors a new member in September will have their name entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Weekend for 4 at Shangri-La Condo on Grand Lake!
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Have you met Hannibal B. Johnson?

Hannibal B. Johnson, a Harvard Law School graduate, is an author, attorney, and consultant specializing in diversity and inclusion issues, human relations, leadership, and non-profit leadership and management. He has taught at The University of Tulsa College of Law, Oklahoma State University, and The University of Oklahoma. His books, including Black Wall Street, Up From the Ashes, Acres of Aspiration, and Apartheid in Indian Country, chronicle the African American experience in Oklahoma and its indelible impact on American history. Johnson’s play, Big Mama Speaks—A Tulsa Race Riot Survivor’s Story, was selected for the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival and has been staged in Caux, Switzerland.
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