Cross Timbers Rotarians meet for second Grub Club gathering
 
The Grub Club is an informal gathering of any members who wish to socialize and learn more about other members outside of the regular weekly meetings. It is held monthly at various restaurants in Norman.  The first gathering in November was at Tino's on Main. The picture above was taken at Bison Witches on Main. This has grown into an optional monthly activity and guests are welcome. 
 
 
 
Club Rotarians have been performing work to make the Rotary House spick-and-span.  The work is a service project to assist the city in the care and cleaning of the facility as appreciation for use of building.  
Vickie Riggs shares her Community Relations Experiences
 
Vickie Riggs was the guest speaker at the November 21st Meeting.  She has been at First Baptist Church since 1984 and she began her ministry as the Family Life Associate/Senior Adult Minister. She has a bachelor's in psychology/social work from Missouri Southern State College and a master's from OU, with an emphasis on therapeutic and church recreation.  The Family Life Ministry has always been a special focus of ministry because it allows her to be involved in ministry with the Norman community as well as all ages at First Baptist.

Rotarian Marion Paden (R) was the program speaker at the October 24th club meting.  That day is the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk who was an early Polio researcher.   Rotary has declared that date as World Polio Day in honor of Dr. Salk.  Rotarian Paden gave a good overview of the End Polio eradication program since it began in 1985.  She traveled to India in 2012 to participate in a National Immunization Day and shared many of her experiences with the club.

 
 
 
 
 
Cross Timbers RC has started a police and community partnership by hosting a National Night Out event on October 3rd at Rotary Park where the Rotary club meets.  Neighborhood residents were invited to the event where hot dogs and fellowship highlighted the evening.
 
Neighborhood residents visited with local police officers.  Police chief Keith Humphrey also dropped by and is pictured with Cross Timbers president Conni Eckstein
 
 
Cross Timbers Rotarian Travis Humphrey explains the use of Dog Therapy as one of a variety of therapeutic interventions to help children heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.
 
L to R: Halie Hites, Alyssa Giles, Beverly DeWitt, Travis Humphrey, and club President Conni Eikstein inducting two new Rotarians into the Norman Cross Timbers Rotary Club on September 26th.
 
The new members are Alyssa Giles sponsored by Halie Hites and Travis Humphrey sponsored by Beverly De Witt.  Alyssa is an Archaeological Collections Assistant at the OU Sam Noble Natural History Museum.  Travis is Executive Director of Bethesda, a non-profit agency that provides expert care for all children in Oklahoma who have suffered the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.
 
Thanks to the suggestion and diligence of Phil and Peggy Moss, we are now dining on 'real' plates for our meeting meals. They are delivering clean plates and taking the used ones home to be washed prior to our next meeting.
 
While it's unknown how much in club savings we'll rake in, we know our imprint is reduced somewhat by recycling our plates.
 
If you would like to help Phil and Peggy, please let them know.
 
Cross Timbers toured the new Food and Shelter Tiny Home Village. April Heiple, Executive Director, gave us a behind the scenes tour and information about the services this gem in the Norman community provides.
 

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