Crime Stoppers Forum Nov. 5, 7-9pm Campbell Hotel

posted Oct 12, 2018, 10:42 AM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 10:45 AM ]

A neighborhood forum on public safety and crime prevention is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 5 at 7pm in the Campbell Hotel ballroom.

The Tulsa Crime Stoppers organization will run this forum. If you are concerned about crime in our neighborhood and want to make a difference, please attend this forum. If there is enough interest shown by participants, we will arrange training for residents in the Alert Neighbor Program.

Tulsa Crime Stoppers is a program of the Crime Prevention Network Inc. The Crime Prevention Network is Tulsa’s only non-profit solely dedicated to public safety. Since 1971, the Crime Prevention Network has remained committed to its mission to provide valuable crime prevention education and safety awareness services to residents and public safety providers in the greater Tulsa area.

RNA Fall General Meeting Tues. Oct 9, 7pm @ Campbell Hotel

posted Sep 25, 2018, 10:09 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 10:04 AM ]

The Renaissance Neighborhood Association General Meeting is Tuesday, October 9, in the ballroom of the Campbell Hotel at 11th and Columbia. The meeting starts at 7 pm and is open to all residents and business owners in the Renaissance Neighborhood.

Invite a neighbor to join you! This is an excellent chance to meet the city council candidates face-to-face and ask them questions. Election is coming up soon, this November 6, so don't miss this opportunity!


Introduction of the Board:
Angela Flax, President
Casey Morgan, Vice President
Glenn Hall, Treasurer
Carla Robinson, Webmaster
Arena Mueller, Historian/Secretary
Julie Couch, Board Member
Tom Neal, Member
Amber Helvey, Board Member
Bucky Cordray, Past President
Introduction of Guest Speakers:
Lead Transportation Engineer for the City of Tulsa:  D. Douglas Helt, P.E. Project plans for 15thStreet
District 4 Candidates:     Kara Joy McKee and Daniel Regan
RNA Project Updates:
Treasurer Report
Glenn Hall – Dues Individual $10 Household $15 Business $25
Pay in person tonight or mail your check to Renaissance Neighborhood Association
P.O. Box 4362, Tulsa, OK  74159

Dumpster Days December 15  Location - City View Park corner of 13th Pl & S. Atlanta Pl.

Chili Cook-off Saturday, Oct 13th 11am -1pm City View Park.  Bring a crock pot of your best chili and 
meet your neighbors.  

Neighborhood History  If you live in an older home and feel it has a story to tell, contact Arena Mueller the RNA Historian.  

Crime Stoppers Monday, Nov 5th7pm Campbell Hotel Ballroom
Neighborhood forum on crime run by Crime Stoppers, Karen Gilbert presenting.

Renaissance Brewery Hosting a neighborhood night 2ndFriday every month.

Campbell Hotel Huge thanks to Aaron Meek for donating this lovely space for our meetings and 
Diane Morris for coordinating.
General Information for Tulsa
Renaissance Neighborhood
City of Tulsa       Neighborhood Liaison Alisia Meyers  918.596.5336
What’s Happening
Crime information 
Mayor’s Action Hotline           918.596.2100
Police Non-emergency                        918.596.9222
Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
Indian Nation Council of Government  
Open Discussion / Questions
Door Prizes
$10 Gift certificate to Flow’s Burger Diner, Succulent Plant & Local Pottery from Retro Den,
$25 Gift card from Reasor’s

Annual Chili Challenge RESCHEDULED Sat. 10/20/2018 11a-1p

posted Sep 21, 2018, 1:33 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 10:06 AM ]

It's time for CHILI CHALLENGE! Your Renaissance Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the Annual Chili Challenge. Invite a neighbor! 

Show off your best Chili recipe and taste your neighbor’s best recipe. Who’s the best? YOU DECIDE!

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018
TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 PM (Just in time for lunch!)
WHERE: City View Park, corner of E. 13th
 Place and S. Atlanta Place.

• Make a crock-pot full of your best chili recipe
• Bring your chili to City View Park between 11:00 am and 11:30pm. Tastings start at 12:00noon
• Bring it HOT in a crockpot, as we won’t have electricity available.
• Bring your family and friends for some good eating.
• Don’t want to make chili? Bring a cookies, brownies, or another side that goes with chili.

• Between 11:00am and 12:00noon, we’ll setup and socialize.
• Each entry will be assigned a number.
• At 12:00noon, Everyone gets to TASTE SAMPLES of all of the entries
• Your Renaissance Neighborhood Association will supply tasting cups, spoons, beverages and crackers
• Everyone VOTES on the winner in the following categories:


PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS, everyone eats good chili and meet with your neighbors. Hope to see you there!

Second Friday Finds New Home at Renaissance Brewing Company

posted Sep 21, 2018, 1:06 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 1:38 PM ]

Since the Campbell Hotel ended its "Second Friday" event a while ago, our neighborhood micro-brewery has stepped up to take its place!

This "Second Friday" event is an RNA social event to give our neighbors a place to meet and greet each other. It is scheduled for the second Friday of each month.

Event starts at 5pm and goes until 7pm at the Renaissance Brewing Company at 1147 S Lewis Ave.

Come when you want, leave when you want!

No RNA official business is discussed at this event. It is strictly a time to mingle with people from the our neighborhood and have some fun!

Be sure to follow "Renaissance Brewing Company" on Facebook for all their special upcoming events!

Neighborhood YARD SALE June 2-3, 8am-?

posted May 31, 2018, 4:12 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Jun 5, 2018, 7:53 PM ]

Neighborhood-wide YARD SALE starts Saturday, June 2. Some participants will continue their sales on Sunday June 3.

A total of 42 individual sales throughout Renaissance. Our neighborhood's bordering streets are East 11th to 15th and from South Harvard to Lewis.

Dumpster Days June 8-10, 2018

posted May 12, 2018, 9:33 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated May 29, 2018, 1:54 PM ]

It's time to clean up! RNA reserved a dumpster from the City of Tulsa for our neighborhood to discard household items and neighborhood cleanup efforts. 

Dumpster will be placed at City View Park located at the corner of 13th Place and S. Atlanta Place starting on Friday, June 8 and will picked up Monday morning, June 11.  

PLEASE DO NOT OVERFILL DUMPSTER! Dumpsters should be no more than three-fourth (3/4) full, so that they are easily transported to the landfill. Items should not be placed on the ground around the dumpster. 

Dumpsters are for use at residential sites and CANNOT be used for commercial purposes (for example, to clean out rental properties).

Certain items that CANNOT be placed in the dumpsters (such as limbs and other tree debris, grass clippings, Freon bearing appliances, car parts or tires, air conditioners, roofing materials, and whole buildings, sheds or garages). Click HERE for more details about dumpster use...

PLEASE RECYCLE! Also consider other venues to recycle items rather than dumping them.

Neighborhood Yard Sale, June 2-3

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:59 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated May 31, 2018, 10:00 PM ]

Join the 3rd annual Renaissance Neighborhood Sale on JUNE 2 and 3, weather permitting.

We’ve had two very successful sales with lots of traffic and buyers, so don’t miss out this year! We had 36 participants last year. Can we beat that this year?

Set-up your sale at your house as you normally would. RNA (Renaissance Neighborhood Association) will advertise in Tulsa World and on multiple social media sites. RNA will compose a map of participants you can post or print out. RNA will set out large signs at key areas around the neighborhood but you will need to put out signs to draw people to your house.

The sale will be advertised as beginning at 8am but you can start as early as you want. There is no set closing time. You decide how long you want to stay open and whether you want to go for one or both days.

Be sure to tell all your neighbors and invite them to join!

RNA Spring Meeting 2018, April 3rd

posted Mar 28, 2018, 9:46 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 9:47 PM ]

Our next neighborhood general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 3, 7pm at the Campbell Hotel Ballroom located at 2636 E 11th Street (11th & Columbia Ave). All residents and business owners are free to attend.

Guest Speakers:
1) Representative from the Loebeck Taylor Family Foundation to discuss the upcoming development to the 11th & Lewis area

2) Owners of the Bill & Ruth’s sandwich shop to discuss their plans for construction of their new site at 15th & Columbia

3) Holly Cearley to give information about the Tulsa County Bogus Check Restitution Program for merchants and individuals

Upcoming Events:
1) Dumpster Day’s (TBA)
2) Neighborhood Garage Sale June 2nd
3) Spring Progressive Party

One of the Original RNA Founders Passes Away, Sheila Swearingen

posted Mar 28, 2018, 9:39 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 9:08 PM ]

Sheila Kiernan Swearingen, 73, passed away in Tulsa on March 20, 2018. Sheila was one of the founding members of the Renaissance Neighborhood Association. She was instrumental in saving the Campbell Hotel from being torn down for parking space in the late 1990s. Sheila and her husband Scott lived on College Avenue but recently moved to live near Riverside Drive. Our city and our neighborhood have lost a great civil leader.

Taken from her obituary in the Tulsa World:

She was born in Dana Point, California, on June 1, 1944 to Edmund and Roberta Kiernan. She graduated from California State Long Beach in 1966. She met and married her husband of 39 years, Scott Swearingen, in San Leandro, California, before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981.

She was a loving wife, a caring mother, and a deeply involved member of the community, most recently serving as president of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma. She will be remembered for her warmth, her leadership, her gentle heart, and her quiet and fierce devotion to the causes she believed in. She is survived by her husband, Scott Swearingen; her daughter, Julia Swearingen; and her son, Jake Swearingen and wife, Laura Wiles.

The memorial service will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave., on Saturday, March 31st, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, JustHope, or the All Souls Unitarian Church Green Team.

Alert Neighbors 2018 Training Schedule

posted Feb 22, 2018, 8:31 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 9:08 PM ]

For all who were interested in starting a citizen patrol in our neighborhood, here’s where to get more info and to sign-up for training.

Don't wait to sign up! Classes starting in March! If they don't have enough participation, the class will be cancelled.

Click here to find more information and sign-up for a class...

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