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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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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