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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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we want to continue to show our gratitude to the Rotarians that inspire us. Today's "Be the Inspiration" is none other than James Vierheller, better known as "Mr. Ed."

Mr. Ed is called upon at weekly Rotary luncheons to "auction" items and raise funds for our foundation, and he always accepts his duty and gets top dollar. He is an inspiration to all for this ethical character, dedication, high standards, and willingness to help others. We are most fortunate to have Mr. Ed in our club, but we sure aren't the only ones. Just ask anyone in the City of Catoosa about his inherited "Iris Garden."

Thank you Mr. Ed for being you! You are our inspiration!
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Another great Rotary meeting was had yesterday! Informative information was shared by Oklahoma FBI Special Agent in Charge, Kathryn Peterson AND we had two new Rotarians join our club! #betheinspiration ... See MoreSee Less

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We're very excited to host Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office, Kathryn Peterson. Prior to joining the FBI in 1990, Ms. Peterson served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in occupied Berlin.

During her years in the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation she has worked within the National Security Division, the Counter-terrorism Division, and Inspection Division at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we learn more about Ms. Peterson and her work with the FBI this Wednesday, Nov.14th at 11:30am when our doors open for lunch!
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Thank you to all of the veterans that have served this country!

Meet Past Rotary President Scott Petty. Scott served as with the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. During his years of service, he earned a Bronze Star, Air Medal and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. By the time Scott finished his military, he held a captain rank.

Do you have a loved one that has enlisted and fought for our country? If so, share their story below!
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