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Members Login Guide

Our club has moved the membership directory to the Rotary District 6110 DacDB system. This move will help in all of the club's record keeping.

Please check your personal record by following instructions found on our Login Guide.

Next MSNI Workday is 3-15-2014

MSNI Workday is Saturday March 15

Calling All Bixby Rotary Members --- There will be a special work session for our Rotary Club at the Medical Supplies Network warehouse on Sat. Mar. 15, 8am until noon.  Those who volunteer will inventory donated medical goods and repack them for shipment to Rotary Clubs all over the world.  Recipient Rotary clubs will then deliver the supplies to needy hospitals and clinics.


About Bixby Rotary

The Rotary Club of Bixby is active in numerous community projects including:

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT

Third Grade DictionariesEliminating illiteracy is one of Rotary’s key projects. Last year, we distributed over 800 dictionaries to 3rd grade students in Bixby, Liberty, Mounds, Glenpool, and Haskell. Each student receives a dictionary with their personalized nameplate inside.

InterAct of Bixby High School is a self-governing Rotary high school club. The students will
complete at least two community service projects, one of which will further international understanding and goodwill.

Rotary Youth Leadership Camps – Several students a year participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a camp where students develop leadership, communication, and problem solving skills in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.

High School Scholarships – Each year, three high school students are awarded college scholarships. Since inception, over $30,000 in scholarship monies have been granted.

Shop-with-a-Cop is a cooperative youth intervention program involving local law enforcement, Bixby Rotary and the Bixby Wal-Mart store. Youth are selected to participate in a Christmas shopping trip with Police Officers and Rotarians. The average cost per student is around $100 and is funded from proceeds from the BBQ 'n Music Festival.

Shoes for Local Souls started out as Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International. While the program has made a difference in many lives, in 2012 we realized that we could put the same effort to play and serve our own people througn the Bixby Outreach Center.

CHOICES is an interactive, decision-making workshop that teaches 8th grade students how to achieve academic success and pursue their career and life aspirations. Through the sharing of real life experiences of our Rotarians combined with a dynamic curriculum, students discover they can take charge of their lives by making wise choices in their everyday decisions.


FAMILY SUPPORT

Bixby Outreach Center – BOC provides help with food, clothing and other essential services to families in crisis in our community. Our club was the primary sponsor that helped establish BOC and we have remained its primary source of funding since its inception. To date, we have donated over $120,000 to this organization.

Daily Family YMCA – Last year, our club helped the YMCA build strong kids,
strong families and strong communities with a $5000 donation.

Annual Christmas Parade – Hosted by the Rotary Club of Bixby, the annual Christmas Parade is held in Downtown Bixby, which is south and east of 151st and Memorial. A favorite holiday event, this community and family oriented parade features a variety of floats, autos, bands and walking groups!

Bixby BBQ & Blues FestivalWithout question, this is Bixby's largest and most successful community event. Officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the Festival is truly the best barbeque competition in Oklahoma. From the beginning, the festival was designed as a "family friendly" event. There's plenty of music, plenty of activities for the children, and the best tasting BBQ on the planet. This event has allowed our club to funnel close to $600,000 into the programs mentioned above.


INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Belize Water Projects – We Help Improve the Lives of of People in Another Country. The District 6110 Water & Health Committee has worked for two years developing an international project that would partner with Rotary and Interact clubs in Belize. This project originated with the Rotary Club of Bixby.

Medical Supplies to Developing Countries – Thousands of lives in developing countries are being saved by the efforts of the Medical Supplies Network, Inc. Through M.S.N.I., Surplus medical supplies and
equipment are donated and shipped to 38 countries around the world. Members of the Rotary Club of Bixby sponsored the shipment of containers to Uganda and Belize.

Vision Quest Eye Glass Kits – People living in remote locations of developing countries have a difficult, if not impossible, time of obtaining simple reading glasses. This has a tremendous impact on their livelihood and quality of life. This project provides eye glass kits that can make 300 pairs of glasses per kit. This project began in 2009 and to date, 1600 pairs of glasses have been made available to people in 5 countries.

 

BIXBY ROTARY NEWS

Print Your Own Music Posters at: www.BixbyRotaryBBQ.com


CONTACT (Club Leadership)

Officers

President: Gretchen Thompson

VP / President Elect: Preston Smith

Past President: Mark Musser

Secretary: Kim Hood

Treasurer: Jeff Frable

Sergeant at Arms: Wendy Davis

Committee Leadership

Foundation

International Projects: Jack Maxwell

Membership: Ericka Sherod

Club Administration: Jim Weems

AREA CLUBS -- Make up meetings

Monday


Noon 
Will Rogers
Eastside Christian Church, 3351 E. 15t h




Noon 
Broken Arrow

Central on Main
210 North Main Street

Tuesday


Noon 
Bixby
Michael V’s Restaurant,
Palazzo Shopping Center
103rd and Memorial

Noon 
Claremore
Claremore Community Center,
2301 N Sioux Ave.

Noon 
Owasso
Bailey Medical Center, 106th St N and Garnett

Noon 
Sapulpa
Freddie’s Steak House,
1425 New Sapulpa Road

Noon 
Southeast
Tulsa Bible Church, 5838 S. Sheridan

Noon 
Midtown
Tulsa 
Marie Callendar’s, 3837 E 51 ST

Wednesday


6:45am 
Tulsa Sunrise
Trinity United Methodist Church,
3737 South Peoria. Just south of
Channel 2, on the same side of Peoria.

Noon
Rotary Club of Tulsa
1st Methodist Church,
1115 S. Boulder

Thursday

6:30am
Claremore Reveille
Will Rogers Downs Racino
2 mi E of Claremore
on SH-20 at 20900 S 4200 Rd.

6:45am 
Green Country
See MIDTOWN TULSA 

Noon 
North Tulsa
OSU Tulsa (Tulsa Room) 700 N. Greenwood

Noon 
Skiatook,

Bobbies Cafe, 219 East Rogers Blvd

Noon 
Southside Tulsa
Ti Amo’s Restaurant, 6024 S. Sheridan.

Friday


12:15 
Sand Springs 

Case Community Center, 1050 W. Wekiawa Rd.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BBQ Festival Is May 2 & 3 (Website)


About three years ago, Regent Bank CEO Sean Kouplen began to notice that certain people around him seemed to “have it all” while others seemed to constantly struggle just to get by. He wondered why there was such adifference in people’s outcomes and began interviewing over 70 individuals who were living lives of significance. Sean will present his findings to you in this thought-provoking, entertaining presentation!

Sean, a past president of our club will be our speaker Tuesday at Rotary.

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