Rotarians Raise Funds for Salvation Army

By GasserOnline Correspondent, LOUANN BUHLINGER
Photos By Club Photographer, Louann Buhlinger

On a beautiful day in December, more than 140 Rotarians helped the Salvation Army collect donations by ringing bells at retail locations across the city of Tulsa. Committee chairman Lynn Martin reports that Rotarians worked in 11 locations from 11 am through 6 pm on Thursday, December 2. Soon, the Salvation Army will total the collections from the kettles and let us know in our regular meeting how much we raised. [During a wrap up event in January, we were presented with the traveling trophy for the most money raised, $4,100.53.]

This yearly activity is integral to the Salvation Army and also serves as a good time for Rotarians. Last year, Rotarians working the Bank of America location downtown raised the third highest amount of money raised in any one location in one day. For that, Rotary won a gift certificate from Wal-Mart which we donated back to the Salvation Army.

Scott Rowe and Ed Monnet are two of 140+ Rotarians raising money for the Salvation Army in December.

Scott Rowe and Ed Monnet are two of 140+ Rotarians raising money for the Salvation Army in December.

Rotarians John Stava and Tony Oliva working hard for the Salvation Army at Petty's in Utica Square.

Rotarians John Stava and Tony Oliva working hard for the Salvation Army at Petty’s in Utica Square.

Linda Adlof and Rotary exchange student Megane Metz ring the bell for the Salvation Army.

Linda Adlof and Rotary exchange student Megane Metz ring the bell for the Salvation Army.