Friends of Riverview (and lovers of Tulsa Tough and Riverview’s VIP Tent),  remember, tonight is our kickoff zoom meeting about Tulsa Tough and Cry Baby Hill in our neighborhood on June 13, 2021. As always, feel free to email me at or call at 918-845-0637 and I’ll send you a zoom link.

As most of you know, Tulsa Tough is returning with a bang this June 11-13, and all day June 13, the races will be though our neighborhood.  It’s the showcase event for the Riverview Historic District every year (except some years are skipped when there are world-wide pandemics), and we get back on track this year.  Our visitors will be from just down the street, from across the nation, and even from other countries.  We have much to show, and to show off in our neighborhood, and much to do on race day.

As to the what we’re doing, we will have our VIP Tent set up right at Cry Baby Hill in Cry Baby Plaza, where you can buy tickets and merchandise and enjoy the races from the best location around.  In addition to terrific BBQ and Beer, WE HAVE SHADE!!!.  Tonight we’ll talk about what we’re doing and how and when to get tickets and merchandise.  We’re also introducing sponsorships at lots of different levels, so you can support your neighborhood and get your company’s name or your family’s name out there as VERY IMPORTANT FRIENDS OF RIVERVIEW! 

And, putting the thing on is big fun, so we’re hoping we can get as many volunteers as possible.  Remember, there’s no better way to get to know your neighbors than selling cowbells or tapping kegs.

If technology works tonight, we hope to hear from Malcolm McCollam, Executive Director of Tulsa Tough, to talk about what things will look like on race day and to answer questions.  So, please join in, tonight

Rick Eagleton, President.


We at the Association do hope you are well and that you are getting as excited about Spring as we are. Please join us for our next Association Meeting this Thursday, March 25 at 7pm by Zoom. As always, please email me at if you want to receive an invite. We’d love to hear from you.

At our next meeting, we’re picking a date for the Cry Baby Plaza tour when our very own Ray Luth will give an onsite history of the design and construction of the Plaza and will tell you all about the special plant that were installed. This was definitely a forward thinking design that we’re very proud of.

Also, and yes we can feel it, Tulsa Tough’s Cry Baby Hill is coming June 13, at least that’s the plan now, and with vaccinations picking up, it looks like it will happen. We understand that the Tulsa Tough organizers will follow the developments with COVID and will make final decisions to change dates if necessary, but we’re going with June 13 now. And that means we’re moving forward with our own VIP Tent and selling merchandise and sponsorships. So join us on Thursday so we can talk a bit more about what we’ll do.

Feel free to email if you have any questions and, as always, stay safe. Rick Eagleton, President.

AGENDA – March 25, 2021: 7:00pm

I. REGULAR MEETING (by Zoom video conference):

a. Treasurer’s Report.

b. Update regarding Tulsa Tough and VIP Tent – June 13, 2021 is a-go!!! (for now) We’ll talk BBQ, sponsorships, fun at the tent, and GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, PEOPLE. Think about getting your hands on some of our exclusive, neighborhood ball caps and cowbells. 

c. COVID Vaccine: Be sure to register if you aren’t already with the health department. or just search Oklahoma Department of Safety Vaccine Portal, and that should get you there.

d. Neighborhood safety issues (Board report and open discussion).

e. Spring tour of Cry Baby Plaza.

f. New Business.



Much has happened in the couple of months since we last met. Whew. Good neighbors are indeed important in times of stress for comfort. I hope you are keeping up with your neighbors. Please do. Make sure they are there for you and you for them. Riverview is indeed a welcoming and caring neighborhood.

We’re going to hold our Annual Meeting and regular February meeting next Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:00pm. I hope you can attend both.

As you can see from the Annual Meeting Agenda (below) we have listed a slate of directors and officers and I include my normal plea for new victims to volunteer to serve. I promise it’s not bad at all. Won’t hurt a bit.

On the Agenda for the Regular Meeting, Lizz Koelle, of Uptown Wellness Dispensary has asked to attend and speak to the Association about what her business does and regarding a pending application before the Board of Adjustment for Special Exception to permit low-impact medical marijuana processing in the CH district. We know many of you may have questions and that you will give a courteous welcome to Ms. Koelle as she makes her presentation and answers your questions.

We will also talk about events coming up, not the least of which is Tulsa Tough and our VIP Tent. After a year’s hiatus, we sure are ready to resume this.

As always, if you own a home in or live in Riverview or have a business here, you are welcome to attend our Zoom meetings. Just email me at, and I’ll send you a link.

Keep warm and stay safe. Rick Eagleton, President.

AGENDA — February 2, 2021

I. ANNUAL MEETING (by Zoom video conference):

a. Election of Officers and Directors: The Association authorizes 12 members of the Board of Directors, each serving a two-year term. In any given year, 4 board members may be selected and officers are selected to serve one-year terms. The authorized officers are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

b. Currently, we have 3 board members who also serve as officers, Rick Eagleton-President, Ray Luth-Treasurer, and Sarah Hart-Secretary. (It’s not for lack of trying that we that we are short in the number of directors and officers. We sure would like more volunteers.)

c. The 2021 slates are:

1. Board of Directors: Rick Eagleton, Ray Luth, and Sarah Hart.

2. Officers: Rick Eagleton-President, Ray Luth-Treasurer, and Sarah Hart-Secretary.

PS: We’re all ears for a volunteer to be Vice-President and for nominations from the floor.

d. Establishment of 2021 dues.


II. REGULAR MEETING (by Zoom video conference):

a. Treasurer’s Report.

b. Update and discuss planning on upcoming events (garden tour, Cry Baby Plaza tour, Iron Man, and Tulsa Tough).

c. Lizz Koelle, owner Uptown Wellness Dispensary, 1215 South Houston Ave.: The Association welcomes Ms. Koelle to make a presentation on what her business does and the pending application before the Tulsa Board of Adjustment. Discussion.

d. New Business.


Friends, for all who showed up or just drove by and had candy thrown at them from a safe, 6 foot-plus distance, thank you for making our 1st Annual, Trunk or Treat a success. Giving chocolate to kids and taking it from them was never so satisfying.

Now that things are cooling off, no wait, are they warming up,… oh, let’s go with cooling off, shall we (we’ll be right, mostly), it’s time to start gearing up for winter. With COVID on the loose, we need to think of extra special ways to help our neighbors. After all, we’re all in this together and want to help everyone see it through. On a small scale, I am still making sanitizer to give away (spray or gel); just let me know how much you need. My email and number are below.

It is most important to remember that this Thanksgiving will be hard on so many. So many families are avoiding their normal family get-togethers to make sure their loved ones can stay safe. In doing so, friends may need a few extra calls or socially distanced, front door visits, just to let them know you care. Holidays are hard without our traditions with loved ones, but, folks, we’ll get through this. Locusts don’t swarm or rivers rise, we’ll be back to normal next year!

I’ll come up with an agenda for this Thursday’s meeting (6:00pm via Zoom), but I know we’ll talk about the holiday party. We could use your help. We’ve got a good core group of volunteers now, which will make it even more fun to join in as a volunteer. Want to help? Try to get on the call this Thursday and we’ll talk about how.

I look forward to seeing all of you, soon (even if just on a screen).

Rick Eagleton

Please check the Association’s last message for details, but this is a reminder of our invitation for you to bring kids for candy or just come by 1302 South Galveston Ave. at 4:30 this Saturday for a bit of Halloween fun and fellowship. We’ve decided to grill some hot dogs (that’s the teaser) and will have some non-alcoholic beverages. Nothing fancy. Everything will be outside and distanced. We’ll have sanitizer and masks if you don’t have them as well to make things safe.

Feel free to email, text or call for more details. Rick Eagleton

Please bring your little goblins to the Neighborhood Association’s TRUNK OR TREAT (our version of socially distanced trick or treating) on Halloween Night, October 31, 2020 a/k/a the scariest night of the year. We’re going to do this from 4:30 to 7:00, in my front yard (1302 South Galveston Ave. — the corner lot). The first hour will emphasize passing out candy to kids. After that, the emphasis will be stealing candy back from kids. Please bring masks and lawn chairs and adult beverages if you wish (the adult beverages are not for the kids).

For this new event, we’re going to pass out candy to all kids, including big kids — after all, we’re all kids, right? It may just be that adult kids get the good stuff: dark chocolate, M&M’s, Butterfingers, Reese’s… you get my drift. The young kids, well, that sort of depends.

If you want to just walk or drive by and have candy thrown at you from a distance, that’s fine. If you want to set up your lawn chair in the front yard, even better, but we’re going to stay outside. Dress warmly if need be. We ask that you remember to bring your lawn chair and your mask. We’ll have the sanitizing gel and spray. We want to see you, but no one wants to get sick. Getting COVID on Halloween would have to be bad karma.

If you have any interest in helping, feel free to call me at 918-845-0637 or email at Sitting around eating chocolate is pretty low impact volunteer work, so no one should be intimidated.

Rick Eagleton, President.

Friends and Neighbors,

Please join us for tonight’s Zoom meeting at 6:00pm.
If you will email me, I will get you a Zoom invite. My email address is Our agenda is as follows:

1. Treasurer’s Report.

2. Discuss details and planning for Riverview’s “Trunk and Treat” on Halloween night, Saturday October 31, from 4:30 -7:00 (socially distanced, of course in the front yard of yours truly – 1302 South Galveston Ave. (the corner lot)).

3. Discuss details and planning for our December “Drive-by Holiday Party,” date TBA.

4. Open discussion on how to help neighbors in the time of COVID.

5. Upcoming tentative nature events for the Spring: Home Garden Tour and then meet up at Cry Baby Plaza. What else should we do?

6. Welcoming Committee discussion and request for volunteers.

7. Request for Agenda Topics for the next year.

8. New Business.


I plan on keeping us to about an hour or less, so please grab a beverage or snack and get ready to Zoom.

Rick Eagleton, President.

Friends and Neighbors,

What a beautiful time of year we’ve stumbled upon. Remember when we were all cooped up in the house trying to avoid the heat? And then, all the sudden, without any warning, blammo, here we are. “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

So, let’s all get out and enjoy ourselves, breathing the fresh air and reminding ourselves what a beautiful neighborhood we are so fortunate to have.

Last month’s Zoom meeting was a success; we have new members who have great ideas and enthusiasm to help. After all, joining in is a great way to meet your neighbors. How’s about pitching in as well? We’ve got some ideas now for “socially distanced” get-togethers. Get me your email address (by sending it to and join in on Zoom at our October 13 meeting to learn how to help. It’ll be fun.

Right now, I’m excited to announce that we’re going to be having a neighborhood “Trunk and Treat” on Halloween night, Saturday October 31. We’ll talk more about it in next week’s meeting, but the idea is to have a safe, outdoor, stop-by or drive-by event for kids and adults. So, on Halloween, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, we’ll be gathering in my front yard. 1302 South Galveston Ave. (the corner lot). From about 4:30pm to 5:30pm, our emphasis will be on passing out candy to kids, either in the front yard or we’ll bring it to the car window to be even safer. We figure adults can come as early as 4:30pm and stick around to about 7:00pm to share a BYOB beverage in the front yard. If you want to do that, bring a lawn chair, but you can just waive from across the street or from your car if you prefer, and that’s great, too. We want to see you, but we want everyone to be safe. Isn’t it time to start seeing each other, again? We think so!

We’re also planning our December “Drive-by Holiday Party,” which we imagine will be a similar, safe format, but we haven’t put the final touches on planning. Want to help? We know we could use some goodies to pass out. We’ll talk more about this on Tuesday, as well.

Also, we’re setting the schedule for a Spring home garden tour and a guided tour of Cry Baby Plaza by Ray Luth (and Maryhelen, if we can talk her into it). You may not know of all the eco-friendly and unique plants that we (they) planted in Cry Baby Plaza. Ray commonly posts photos on our Facebook page of the plantings: “Riverview Neighborhood Association Tulsa.” Check those out. Remember, our neighborhood worked hard to raise money and design that terrific, unique park. We should all enjoy Cry Baby Plaza, and knowing how much thought went into it just enhances the fun. Thanks, as always, to all those who raised money and dedicated so much time to making it possible.

It appears our Welcoming Committee is finally going to get underway. You don’t have to be the lead contact, but would you like to be involved? We sure want our new neighbors to feel welcomed. Join in on Tuesday’s Zoom and we’ll talk more.

Lastly, we’re going to use this next meeting to set an agenda for the next year. We’d like to know what issues folks have on their mind and how the Association can help. We know we want to try to identify how neighbors can be helping neighbors during this time of COVID. But, like so many, we’re just not so sure how. There are lots of topics which may be on your mind, so let’s visit. Remember, to get me your email address so I can make sure you’re invited.

See you, Tuesday.

Rick Eagleton, President.

To follow up my more detailed post of September 11, 2020, we have had a good response from neighbors about our upcoming Riverview Association Zoom meeting. Not only that, several folks have submitted timely agenda items for discussion. We want as many to attend and get involved as possible.

For me to include you, I will need your name and email address. Why don’t you send me an email at my personal email address so I can get you an invite. If you’re not used to Zoom just yet, I’m pretty sure we can get you there. Send me an email or call (918) 845-0637 as soon as you can and we’ll figure a way to get you comfortable with Zoom.

Rick Eagleton, President.

Friends and Neighbors, the Riverview Association is ready to emerge, back to action, now after a COVID hiatus. Much has changed in our neighborhood and our lives since we last spoke, too many ways to list. We hope that you and your loved ones have remained safe and have been able to adopt measures to remain safe. These are times to take stock in the most important things, like supporting loved ones and close friends. We will survive.

I’ve polled some of our neighbors about how to have a meeting and have decided that even if we might be able to meet at a restaurant, it’s just not the best way to handle meetings for now. So, I am going to set up a Zoom meeting for next Thursday at 6:00pm. (That may be subject to change, but let’s go with it for now.) For me to include you, I will need your name and email address. Why don’t you send me an email at my personal email address so I can get you an invite. Now, if you’re not used to Zoom just yet, I’m pretty sure we can get you there. Send me an email or call (918)845-0637 as soon as you can and we’ll figure a way to get you comfortable with Zoom.

Another reason to get in touch is to suggest an agenda item for our meeting. I know that many of you are still interested on re-striping “traffic calming” on South Denver Ave. Regrettably, I don’t have very much in the way of a positive report, but I’m happy to share what I know about contacts with the City. If anyone who has more detailed information can join us for Zoom, that would be helpful.

I expect to put on the agenda a discussion of crime and safety, so if you have anything to add, let me know.

Also, and certainly not last, I would like to have information on what our neighbors may need during COVID. We can talk about what is doable. Many of us want to help. It would be useful to discuss how.

Aside from all that, it’s just important to connect through all this, so I look forward to hearing from you.

Rick Eagleton, President.