Friends and Neighbors, this is a reminder that the Association will hold it’s October meeting this Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 South Houston Ave. We intend to discuss what action plans would be appropriate after the very helpful safety meeting we held in September. Now’s the time to talk about what we all can do, together, to make our neighborhood even more welcoming and secure. We are also forming our Welcoming Committee and hope we may have some more volunteers for that. And surely we can find a way to coordinate getting together for some holiday cheer. Let’s get together Wednesday to talk about all this and more. I look forward to seeing you all.  Rick Eagleton, President.

Friends and Neighbors, Please remember that on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, The Riverview Neighborhood Association dedicates its next scheduled monthly meeting to safety and crime prevention in the neighborhood. We have invited and have received confirmation that city officials and law enforcement, as well as other neighborhood businesses, will join us to hear our concerns and to collaborate with us as to how we may all work together to make our neighborhood as safe and welcoming as it can be. Our meeting will take place in the meeting room at Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 South Houston Ave. Feel free to call me personally if you would like.  Rick Eagleton, President:  918-845-0637

Friends, several of our neighbors have asked about passes to the Gathering place.  Well, our Board Member, Ray Luth, tracked this down for us and obtained the link to request passes into the fabulous new park before opening. We hear it’s first come, first serve. Good luck (and thanks Ray).

Friends and Neighbors, The Riverview Neighborhood Association is dedicating its next scheduled monthly meeting to safety and crime prevention in the neighborhood. We have asked city officials and law enforcement to join us to hear our concerns and to give us advice as to how we may all work together to make our neighborhood as safe and welcoming as it can be. We have noticed from our social media that this is and has been a topic of significant interest and concern to our neighbors. We hope that you will join us for this important gathering and pass along the word to your neighbors. We have tentatively scheduled it for September 11, 2018, at 6:00pm in the meeting room at Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 South Houston Ave., and are awaiting word from our city liaison that this is a date which will work. Please check this website and our facebook page, Riverview Neighborhood Association Tulsa, for updates. Also, please remember that Baxter’s, as a good neighbor, generously provides this meeting space for us each month at no charge; their kind servers and kitchen staff will be pleased to take your dinner order.  Feel free to call me personally if you would like.  Rick Eagleton, President:  918-845-0637

All meetings are at Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 South Houston, but are subject to change as to date and time. Please join in and get to know your neighbors, helping to help make our wonderful neighborhood even better.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018–6:00pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018–6:00pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018–6:00pm

Our Riverview Neighborhood General Meeting will be tomorrow evening at Baxter’s Interurban at 717 S Houston at 6:00. The Meetings will be the second Wednesday of each month through December.

Treasures Report
Update on Pavers and latest order.
Discuss date, location and organization of Neighborhood Pot Luck.
Discuss Date, location and origination of Holiday Party.
Round Table/open discussion on how we can encourage neighbors abd spreading the news of our wonderful Riverview Neighborhood.
New Business: Neighbors concern for Homeless situation in neighborhoods
Kendall Mordhorst will send Proxy to open discussion.

Please plan on attending!
The Riverview Board

The Board of the Riverview Neighborhood Association is holding a General Meeting Tuesday evening the 17th of July at Baxter’s Interurban on 717 S Houston Ave. The meeting will begin at 6:00, come meet neighbors and the board. We will be sharing the success of Tulsa Tough and planning the upcoming events for the neighborhood. Bring your ideas and come join us!

If you purchased tickets, we’ll have your name and wristbands at the tent Sunday morning from 8:30am. See you there!

Friends in the Riverview Historic District,

As many of you know, the residents of our wonderful neighborhood have an association, called, not surprisingly, the Riverview Neighborhood Association.  It makes sense we should join together in celebration of our neighborhood since we all share the common bond of wanting to live in such a lovely, historic, eclectic and welcoming area of town.  Those of you who have lived here a while know why we think of it as the Crown Jewel of Tulsa.  Those of you who are just learning about your new home will soon hear more.  Please sign up for email notifications for neighborhood events and announcements, right here on the website.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.  Please consider joining the association.  Your member dues go to supporting the neighborhood.

The hard working volunteers of the Riverview Neighborhood Association organize some traditional activities, the Cry Baby Hill bike race party, the holiday trolley tour, and block parties, but as a shout out to our casual attitude to a neighborhood association, we also have the flexibility each year to decide what new activities we may want to do to encourage neighbors getting to know neighbors.  Sharing friendships and exchanging ideas are so important to quality of life as neighbors.

The big project just completed is the Cry Baby Plaza, a lovely new neighborhood park.  Over the last few years, after having an idea to build a neighborhood park at Cry Baby Hill, some visionary volunteers scrimped and saved and designed and executed building just that park.  To try to thank all those who were involved would be to forget too many.  We are thrilled to announce that beautiful park is complete and ready to enjoy.  On the website, just click on the Cry Baby Plaza link where you’ll soon be able to see photos of the entire process, from design to completion.  Please do head to the intersection of Cry Baby Hill and Riverside Drive to see it.  It’s something to behold.  We should all be proud of this addition.  If you walk through the park, you’ll see pavers with names of individuals, families, and area businesses who contributed to the project.  Don’t worry if you don’t have one yet.  The park was designed so that more pavers would be sold and installed as neighbors wanted to join in the fun.  You still can.  At the website, just fill out the form and we’ll get your custom paver made and installed immediately following this year’s Tulsa Tough weekend.

As most of you know, the Tulsa Tough Bicycle Race is a premier three-day cycling festival in Tulsa, featuring three days of professional races, with national and international, professional teams and fans all coming to Tulsa for one of the marquee events for the professional cycling tour in the United States.  Here’s a link to the Tulsa Tough website so you can learn more there.  The final day of this incredible weekend of racing is in our neighborhood.  Our Cry Baby Hill Plaza is intended to highlight the pride we have in showcasing our neighborhood to so many sports fans and revelers.  Please mark June 10, 2018, on the calendar to join in with our neighborhood celebration at the River or plan your own party.  It is fun, to be sure.

Recently we did a Holiday Trolley event which of course was a somewhat less raucous affair than the Cry Baby Hill activities, but it was just as big a hit among neighbors.  Ask around.  Some of your neighbors can tell you all about it.  Having said that, it’s takes a bit of planning and ground game to pull off.  We’re looking into doing it again this year.  It’s fun, and more fun the more people join in.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, but being on a trolley, at night, rolling around your own neighborhood seeing the holiday lights and enjoying refreshments is real entertainment.  Are you willing to help out?  Let us know.

As to the flexibility part of this year’s calendar, we’re thinking of doing some other events, but we can change that up if folks have better ideas.  We’d love your input both by calls and emails and also at our association meetings.  Right now, we’re talking about having a block party this year, possibly in September.  Maybe this could be a combination of association food and pot luck from neighbors; maybe a neighborhood cookoff is just as fun.  We’d love to have your ideas (and help).

Lastly, we would also like to form a Welcoming Committee to reach out to new neighbors.  We’re told the association has done this in the past, and we think it would be great to start up again.   While our neighbors are good at meeting the new folks next door, we thought it would be doubly good to give a friendly “hello” greeting, maybe including a personal visit with goodies and information about our neighborhood.   We all know about being the new folks moving into a neighborhood, and how it is exciting and also a bit nerve wracking.  What better way to get over the initial jitters than to be officially welcomed.  If you think you’d like to be part of this, we’d love to have you.

Those are some thoughts for now.  Please let us see you or hear from you soon.

Rick Eagleton, President
918-845-0637 (cell) / 918-878-8091 (work)

Melissa Fields, Secretary
918-571-527-8604 (cell)