Due to difficulties with technology that several people have told me about (I blame Zoom) and the fact that I got last week’s Zoom invite link out late last week (I blame me), the Association will have a second zoom meeting this Thursday about details for this year’s Tulsa Tough through our neighborhood and the neighborhood’s VIP Tent down at Cry Baby Plaza. I won’t repeat what was on the agenda last time, but we’re going to talk about what to expect on June 13 (all day races through our beloved Historic Riverview neighborhood) and what we’re doing down at Cry Baby Hill at our VIP Tent. We’re in the thick of it and want as many neighbors and friends of neighbors to join in the fun as possible.

We will talk about how to buy tickets for the tent, which will get you all the shade, bbq and beer, and cool kid popularity you can handle. And we’ll talk about what merchandise you can purchase to show your spirit for the racers and the neighborhood, and how you or a business can show even more spirit by becoming a sponsor. And here’s a teaser, we’re holding a raffle to ride shotgun in the pace-car for one of the races. Everyone who has ever done this loved it.

Importantly, we’ll also talk about how you can volunteer. We need some help from neighbors putting this on, but it’s not our first rodeo. We won’t have to reinvent the wheel. It’s just more fun to do with friends. Volunteers pretty much do 1 part tasks and have 2 parts fun. Since the races begin around 8am, access to the tent will be limited, probably around 7am, for safety of the racers. So, our volunteer time slots will start with “Set up and Race Start” from 6am to 9am. The rest of the slots will be two hour slots of 9am to 11am, 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm and “Clean up crew” from 3pm to 5pm. We would like to have 3 people signed up for each slot. You’ll do important things like take money, check wristbands, make sure the keg doesn’t float and display and sell cool merchandise and tickets. Sort of low impact duties, mostly. To volunteer, please send an email to Sarah Hart at tulsarvna@gmail.com. If you don’t get a response pretty soon, to make sure we got it, send an email to me at reagleton@rjeoffices.com. We’ll keep folks posted when slots fill.

We really are looking forward to this and are eager for you to help.

One last announcement, we want to give a big shout out to our Treasurer, Ray Luth and his wife, Maryhelen, for volunteering their home for this year’s Tulsa Audubon Society’s Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour. It’s this Saturday. The link for details and how you can join in is:

https://www.tulsaaudubon.org/wildlifehabitatgardentour

Rick Eagleton, President.

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