Friends, The Directors and Officers of the Riverview Association for 2019 will be Rick Eagleton (President), Melissa Fields (Vice President / Secretary) and Ray Luth (Treasurer). Please extend your condolences. We have tentatively nominated three others to serve, but since they weren’t in attendance last night and because we are decent folk, we didn’t formally elect them.

As to the most interesting part of the Annual Meeting, Karen Gilbert, Executive Director of Tulsa Crime Stoppers, gave a very helpful presentation on the Alert Neighbors program. We gather that it is based on a program developed in the 70’s, sometimes known as Neighborhood Watch. Many of our neighbors will be familiar with it. Now that we have had three formal meetings addressing Crime and Safety in Riverview and have heard from a variety of stakeholders (neighbors, businesses, landlords, City and law enforcement personnel, and Ms. Gilbert), we have decided to see if we can get the Alert Neighbors program up and running. It won’t be overnight, but we are excited by the prospects of this and the opportunity to make our neighborhood even better.

An essential part of the success of this program is that neighbors become involved. I have read a fair amount of literature on similar programs in other neighborhoods, and Ms. Gilbert will provide us with training and information as to how we can succeed here. I’m willing to serve as Neighborhood Coordinator (until such time as someone wants to replace me—hint hint) and now need to put together a steering / planning committee. There are tasks we need to accomplish and training materials to guide us. We already have a few volunteers for this and need some more. I anticipate meeting in the next few weeks. Please feel free to call me at the office at 918-878-8091 or on my cell phone at 918-845-0637, or you can email me at reagleton@rjeoffices.com, to volunteer or with any questions you may have.

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
― Oprah Winfrey

Rick Eagleton

Neighbors, This is a reminder that our Annual Meeting will be at Baxter’s (7th and Houston) at 6:00pm on January 14, 2019. We’ll elect officers and talk about what the Association would like to try to accomplish next year. By tradition, we’ll provide some yummy food, so please come join us. Also, please become members. We need the support!

We’re also scheduled to receive a presentation from Karen Gilbert of Crime Stoppers on the Neighborhood Alert program. Due to tight scheduling, she needs to start right at 6:00pm. It should be a fascinating presentation, and we believe she can help us in our continuing discussion on Crime and Safety. I look forward to seeing you and to a wonderful new year of meeting new neighbors. Rick Eagleton, President.

Neighbors, our Annual Meeting will be at Baxter’s (7th and Houston) at 6:00pm on January 14, 2019. We’ll elect officers and talk about what the Association would like to try to accomplish next year. By tradition, we’ll provide some yummy food, so please come join us. Also, please become members. We need the support!

We’re also tentatively slated to receive a presentation from Karen Gilbert of Crime Stoppers on the Neighborhood Alert program. It should be fascinating, and we believe she can help us in our continuing discussion on Crime and Safety. I look forward to seeing you and to a wonderful new year of meeting new neighbors. Rick Eagleton, President.

Friends, please don’t forget the Christmas party IS TONIGHT at 7:00 – 9:00 at the Spotlight Theatre. Please do come join us and see the neighborhood neighborhood theater.  

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).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gathering-place-neighbors-thank-you-park-sneak-peek-registration-49259398186?aff=efbeventtix

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
December–TBA