The club recently contributed $500 to local schools through a sponsorship award to the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. The gift is part of the club's regular sponsorship program benefitting local organizations and causes.
Club members have been principal contributors to the creation and growth of the Depot Train Display in downtown Bartlesville.
The club provided a record $7500 in 2019-20 toward worldwide polio vaccination programs such as this one in India, where just two drops of the oral vaccine provides lifetime protection.
For many years the club has provided financial support and coaches for the robotics team sponsored by Tri-County Technology Center. Here is the 2019 team with FIRST Robotics Co-Chair Woodie Flowers. Team's robot in lower right.
At least once each month, the club helps with serving meals to participants in the Bridges of Bartlesville program.
Members shared work experiences and opportunities in a recent career lunch for Bartlesville area youth.
The club took a lead role in the renovation of Bartlesville's picturesque Memorial Bridge. They recently teamed up with members of the DAR for a spring spruce-up of the bridge overlook.
Kris Martens, long-time Interact sponsor at the Bartlesville High School, receives a Paul Harris Fellow membership and a sponsor pin from club secretary George Halkiades.
BHS graduate Claire Chipinda has received the club's 2020 Rotary Essay Scholarship. Congratulations, Claire!
Regular weekly in-person/virtual meetings resume Monday, Feb. 1
Meetings are both in-person and virtual events. For those who want to attend in-person, the meeting will be at the Bartlesville Community Center. Contact the Club Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) for lunch arrangements in advance.
To attend the meeting via Zoom, CLICK HERE.
Our club is one of the fastest-growing club in the 79-club Rotary District 6110. The Rotary Club of Bartlesville, OK, is a network of men and women who influence positive change in the community and the world. Our members are dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone, with a particular focus on helping students become productive citizens. We create, volunteer for and fund community-based activities as well as collaborate with other organizations locally and internationally to live out the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”
The club, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, provides an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and experience the benefits of volunteer service to others. Meeting every other Monday for the foreseeable future, the club is an organization of nearly 130 business, professional and community leaders. Members gather in the Community Room of the Bartlesville Community Center, with a catered lunch provided for those interested. Meetings normally end promptly at 1 p.m.
Weekly meetings feature speakers from throughout the community and the region addressing topics such as important civic issues, current events, and trends in business, government, education and the professions.
$500 Scholarship for BHS Interact Senior
Beginning this year, the Bartlesville Rotary Club will begin awarding a $500 scholarship to seniors specifically who participate in the BHS Interact Club. The scholarship will be awarded at the 2021 Senior Awards Ceremony. Click here to obtain details and scholarship application.
$11,000 Provided to Students and Local Causes
The Bartlesville Rotary Club is proud to have contributed over $11,000 to help students and worthwhile projects in our community during the Rotary Year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Included in that amount is $2500 in college scholarships to help four very deserving students. Thank you Rotarians!