Camp Enterprise

Camp Enterprise is an intensive three-day seminar/camp to explore fundamental challenges, opportunities and obligations of the free enterprise system. It brings together about 100 of the Tulsa area’s outstanding high school juniors. It is an opportunity for you to invest in our future potential leaders in the free enterprise system.

 


Four Way Speech Competition

The Youth Activities committee coordinates the Club’s youth service activities. Two specific projects include conducting the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s “Four-Way Test” Speech Contest which offers an opportunity for students to compete at the local level. The club’s winner then vies for an opportunity to compete at the district level. Additionally, the Committee selects students to participate in the District’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp.

 


Interact

54c03316e61441_interact clubHigh School-Based Interact Clubs

Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.

Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.

Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.

 


Partners in Education

Celia Clinton Elementary has seen marked improvement in students’ test scores through the direct efforts of Rotarians to provide mentoring, clothing, food, financial support, and countless volunteer hours. We also provide support to Preschool Childhood Centers in the neighborhood of Celia Clinton. Whether you pop popcorn for a rewards part, strengthen reading skills by being a Reading Partner good listener or present third-graders with their very own, personalized dictionaries, you will “receive more than you give” by volunteering at our Partners-In-Education school.

 


Rotaract

54c03b3223fe80_rotaract logoBuilding on the success of Interact clubs in the early 1960s, the IR board created Rotaract in 1968. The new organization was designed to promote responsible citizenship and leadership potential in clubs of young men and women, ages 18 to 30.

Rotaract clubs emphasize the importance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success and community involvement. Each club is required to complete at least two major service projects each year, one to serve the community and the other to promote international understanding.

 


 

Rotary Youth Exchange

54c03316e61444_youth_exchange_c.gifRotary Youth Exchange at LA5

Both Outbound possibilities and the hosting of Inbound students are available at LA5.


RYLA

54c03316e61443_ryla logoThe RYLA project began in Australia in 1959, when young people throughout the state of Queensland were selected to meet with Princess Alexandra, the young cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. The Rotarians of Brisbane, who hosted the participants, were impressed with the quality of the young people and decided to bring youth leaders together each year for a week of social, cultural and educational activities.

Each year, thousands of young people are selected to attend Rotary-sponsored leadership camps or seminars held in districts throughout the world.

In an informal atmosphere, groups of outstanding young people ages 14 to 30 spend several days in a challenging program of leadership training, discussions, inspirational addresses and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship.

The official name of this activity is the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).

 

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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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