On June 30, 2022, the Bartlesville Rotary Club completed another Rotary Year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).
Here’s a summary of what the membership accomplished:
Membership: Started Rotary year with 132 members and ended year with 125 members (11 new members added, 18 members lost, 2 transfers to Daybreak Rotary).
Our club co-sponsored with Daybreak Rotary Club the Bartlesville High School Interact Club.
Club members helped serve meals once or twice a month at the Bridges of Bartlesville meetings.
Members provided regular support on Service Saturdays at the Tulsa-based Medical Supplies Network, Inc to sort and pack medical items for shipment to developing nations.
Maintained the Memorial Bridge overlook and bridge approach along Bartlesville and Pathfinder Pathway.
To extend the club’s visibility and community outreach, we had monthly social events at local coffee shops and restaurants.
Club Foundation funds dispersed during the year totaled $20,893 with $1,750 for student scholarship and $19,143 for local projects.
Happy Dollars donated to the Club Scholarship Fund totaled $893.
Donations to the Rotary International Foundation from club members totaled $14,500 into the Annual Fund (surpassing the goal of $12,500) and $300 into the PolioPlus Fund.
NOTE: RYLA and American Legions Boys State and Girls State, normally sponsored with the club’s help, were not held due to pandemic restrictions.
In addition, the club regularly support local nonprofit projects and causes including:
Washington County SPCA
Lowe Family Young Scholars
Tri County Tech Team 2165 Robotics program
Bartlesville Public Library
Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation
Daughters of the American Revolution
George Miksch Sutton Avian Center
Family Heathcare Clinic
Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra
Bartlesville Education Promise
Our 2015 Anniversary Year
The Bartlesville Rotary Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in December 2015 with the completion of a major community project and a year-end Centennial Banquet. Chartered in 1915, the club is the community’s oldest service organization and the 190th club formed in the worldwide Rotary International organization.
In keeping with Rotary’s long history of service to Bartlesville, local Rotarians launched a fundraising project related to the popular train display at the city’s downtown depot. The display has been a key part of the club’s service commitment since 1956, when members were instrumental in bringing retired Santa Fe locomotive No. 940 to Bartlesville for display in a city park. In 2009 the club provided assistance in having the locomotive moved to a new 200-foot-long display track at the depot, where it was later coupled to an oil tank car and caboose.
With a centennial theme of “On Track for 100 Years,” the club raised more than $29,000 to further enhance the depot display, including restoring the oil tank car, completing a video kiosk next to the depot visitor center and installing benches and interpretative panels. More information about the Depot Train Display can be found at www.BartlesvilleLocomotive.org