2016 - Amy Wollmershauser

2016 -                                                                                                      Amy Wollmershauser

2012-Youth Partnership

2012-Youth Partnership

2011 - Stephen Wampler

2011 - Stephen Wampler

1997-Todd Huston

1997-Todd Huston

The Chairman’s Award has only been presented four times in the 23-year history of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards. It’s a special award recognizing a person with a serious physical disability who expresses courage in the face of adversity by achieving a significant accomplishment in sports.

This year’s recipient will be Tulsan Amy Wollmershauser who has competed in Special Olympics Oklahoma events since 1990. She was named the Athlete of the Year at the 2015 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference.

2016 Chairman's Award Recipient

Amy Wollmershauser, 2016 Chairman’s Award Recipient

In 2015, she was one of Oklahoma’s athletes to help carry the torch in the Unified Relay Across America and was a speaker at the celebration event at Guthrie Green in Tulsa. In 2013, she competed at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Seoul, Korea. She and her father, Mark Wollmershauser, represented Team USA in unified bocce at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China. In 2006, the father/daughter team competed as a unified bocce team at the first Special Olympics National Summer Games in Ames, Iowa. Plus, in 2003, she competed in speed walking at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Ireland.

Wollmershauser continues to compete at Special Olympics Oklahoma area and state competitions, and is always adding new sports to her repertoire. Beginning with bowling and basketball, she now also competes in bocce, speed walking and snowshoeing.

She has served as an athlete representative on the board of directors for Special Olympics Oklahoma and currently serves on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Torch Run executive committee.

Wollmershauser is a trained Global Messenger sharing her message about Special Olympics Oklahoma to many civic organizations. She is an active volunteer at many Special Olympics Oklahoma events including: Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cops, Cops on Doughnut Shops and the St. Patrick’s Day Run. She has been known to wear the Splash Polar Plunge mascot costume at Polar Plunges, help emcees recite the athlete oath and serve as a greeter at many luncheons, dinners and other Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run events. In addition to her many contributions to Special Olympics Oklahoma, she is also an avid fundraiser.

Wollmershauser is a 1995 graduate of Union High School. She is employed as a courtesy clerk at Reasor’s and lives in Tulsa.

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Our leadership team gave their Monday night to attend the Visioning Launch Lab, getting ready for the start of the new Rotary year on July 1st. 🎉🎉

What an amazing and dedicated group! Can’t wait to see what all they accomplish this year! #agentsofchange #peopleofaction
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Happy #MemberMonday honoring one of our Rotarians.

Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., is inspiring on many levels and we are blessed to be able to call him a fellow Rotarian.

Anytime it is announced that Mouzon will be speaking it brings anticipation that you will hear something grand, something that will leave you thinking about what has been said. We all know Mouzon speaks from the heart and presents in a thoughtful, inspirational and well-meaning way. Mouzon inspires me to “keep doing the next right thing” and "keep swinging for the fences” as he so amply displays this motto in his day to day life. Thank you Mouzon for being you.

Upon retiring as Sr Pastor at Boston Avenue Methodist Church Mouzon said: “I never walked into the pulpit that I didn’t do the best I knew how to be as faithful to God’s word as I knew how. I never promised a home run, but I did promise to swing as hard as I could. I think I managed that.”

I think we can all agree he did that and so much more.
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June 14, 2004

15 years ago today, Past President Jimmie Saied celebrated his final birthday at the 11th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards Banquet directing "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

2004 Iba Chair, Linda Bradshaw, introduced him with the following:

"Our finale is a tribute to our honorees with a presentation that is a testament to his own life. A gentleman and patriot beyond description was born this very day, June 14, 1915 on Flag Day. He carried the torch to Washington to witness the signing into law signifying that "The Star and Stripes Forever" become the official march of the United States of America. He has thrilled thousands for decades with his characterization of John Philip Sousa through the concerts he has conducted across this great country. I'm proud to celebrate his 89th birthday with him tonight. He is my dearest and personal friend. Please welcome, Maestro James G. Saied."
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The Rotary Club of Tulsa, with sincere appreciation, presents the “James G. Saied Service Above Self…And Then Some” Award to Rotarian and Past President Charles B. Wilson, Jr.

For continuing to serve his club with leadership counsel and enthusiasm long after serving as club President, 1996-97;

For strengthening the club by initiating several membership initiatives that led to more and higher committed members that reflect the vitality and diversity of our community;

For his numerous leadership positions on the board and club committees, including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, where he chaired the event and served on the organizing committee for all 25 years;

For his leadership coordinating Rotary’s support for the transformational OU-OSU Bedlam Clinics;

He is exceptionally qualified to receive the club’s highest honor.

Congratulations!
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