Yard Sale 2017 SUCCESS!

posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:48 AM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 11:42 AM ]

After one rescheduling and prayers for good weather on Saturday, June 3, our neighborhood yard sale was a great success! The rain held off and the clouds made for a very comfortable day.

At least 38 residents participated in this monster sale. Lots of traffic throughout the neighborhood making it quite an event.

Thanks to all the neighbors who participated!

SIGN-UP for Rescheduled Neighborhood Yard Sale for June 3

posted May 6, 2017, 10:19 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 12:35 AM ]

RNA is sponsoring a neighborhood-wide yard/garage sale currently scheduled for Saturday, June 3. If you would like to participate and have your location listed on the map, Click HERE to sign-up for 6/3 Sale...

PLEASE SIGN-UP for 6/3 even if you previously signed up for the cancelled date of 5/20.

There is no charge to participate. RNA will run an ad in the Tulsa World as well as other outlets with a start time of 8am.  RNA will put out a limited number of signs around the perimeter of the neighborhood in high traffic areas. There will not be a sign on every street entrance like last year. Please provide adequate signage to direct traffic to your location and run your sale for as long as you want that day. RNA will pick up the signs in the early evening that day.

RNA will construct a map of all participants that will be posted online the night before the sale and can be downloaded by anyone who wants to print out copies to hand out. Last year we had 36 known participants and the sale was very well attended. Let's make it even better this year!

Dumpster Days - May 12-14, 2017

posted May 6, 2017, 10:11 PM by Carla Robinson

It's spring cleaning time! 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, May 12 and will picked up Monday morning, May 14.  

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.

Summer Kickoff Event 5/6/17 11am @ Fuel 66

posted May 2, 2017, 9:14 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated May 2, 2017, 9:17 PM ]

Get summer started right at the Fuel 66 Kickoff Event! Join your neighbors for a good time and win RNA raffle prizes. Fuel 66 Tulsa is a family friendly place to eat at your favorite food truck, drink delicious, local beer or cocktails and enjoy the outdoors along historic Route 66 (2439 E. 11th Street ). 

RNA will have free raffle drawings including a $50 gift certificate from Harvard Meats, Renaissance Brewery Beer and more! Look for the "Renaissance Neighborhood" banner to get your raffle ticket. 

Here's what will also be happening at Fuel 66:

- Free whiskey tasting with our good friends Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors

- Food provided by Louie's Dawg House Food Truck, Back Street BBQ, Burgers & Kings Table, MASA, Pie In The Sky - Tulsa and Blue boys soul Food.

- Live music from Brianna Kay Todd, Robert Hoefling and Kulica!

- Draft cocktail: the Mint Fuel-ep! 

- Kentucky Derby big hat contest. Bring your most unique and extravagant hat. The winner will receive a special prize! We will also have MINI HORSES on hand so you can take a picture with a prized steed!

RNA Spring General Meeting - Crime Prevention

posted Mar 5, 2017, 2:08 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 2:09 PM ]

Tuesday, March 7, 7-8pm at the Campbell Hotel Ballroom (11th & Columbia Ave.)

Presentation: Proactive approach to reducing crime 
Guest Speakers: Ring Devices & Tulsa Police Department 

With all the recent requests to better keep watch on our neighborhood, we are attempting to form a Digital Neighborhood watch. RNA has formed a partnership with Ring Devices and they will be flying in to speak with us. You can read more about their products at Please send an email to if you would like to participate in our neighborhood watch.

Neighborhood Networking: We are changing up the meeting a little this time to encourage more neighborhood networking by hosting a mini trade show. Neighbors can setup a table to talk about their business and how we can support each other right here in our own neighborhood. Before and after the general meeting you can walk around the meeting room and stop by the tables and learn about your business or services.

Chili Challenge 2016 Sat. Oct 22, 11am-1pm

posted Oct 18, 2016, 9:21 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 9:27 PM ]

Show off your best or most unique Chili recipe and taste your neighbor's version!   Who's the best?  You decide!

Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11am to 1pm at City View Park (corner of 13th Place and S. Atlanta Place).  Sponsored by the Renaissance Neighborhood Association.

Here's what you do:

  • Make a crockpot full of your favorite chili recipe
  • Bring your chili to City View Park by 11am
  • Bring it HOT in a crockpot because we do not have electricity available in the park
  • Bring your family and friends for some good eating'!
  • Feel free to bring outdoor games, musical instruments to play, etc.
  • Don't forget to bring lawn chairs!

 Here's how the Challenge works:

  • Each entry will be assigned a number
  • Everyone get to TASTE samples of all the entries
  • RNA will supply tasting cups, spoons, beverages and delicious cornbread and crackers
  • If you want, bring a tasty dessert to share
  • Everyone votes for a winner in these categories:
    • Hottest Chili
    • Classic Chili
    • Unique Chili
  • Winners get FUN PRIZES!

This is always a fun and tasty event!   Hope to see you there!

RNA Fall General Meeting - Speaker: GT Bynum

posted Oct 10, 2016, 11:36 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 11:37 PM ]

Come to our neighborhood general meeting and meet Tulsa's next mayor, G.T. Bynum! Invite your neighbors. Don't miss it!

When: Tues. Oct 18m 7-8pm
Where: Campbell Hotel Ballroom, 11th & Columbia Ave.


Introduction of Board:
Bucky Cordray - President
Vacant - Vice President
Glen Hall - Treasurer
Tom Neal - Secretary
Carla Robinson - Web Master
Angela Smith - Board Member
Robert Odell - Board Member
Casey Morgan - Board Member
Amber Helvey - Board Member

RNA Projects Updates:
Glen-Treasurer Report
Angela- Chili Fest Saturday October 22nd
Bucky-Dumpster Day- April 8th-10th City View Park
Bucky-11th Street Changes
Daelyne Sparks - Matt Hatter Little Free Library

Meloyde Blancett - Running for House Representative District 78

Guest Speaker: G.T. Bynum-Mayor Elect

G.T. and Susan believe strongly in demonstrating to their children the importance of community service – a value that runs deep in the Bynum family. G.T.’s great-great grandfather was Tulsa’s second mayor, serving from 1899-1900.  G.T.’s maternal grandfather, Robert LaFortune, remains a highly respected member of the community who was Tulsa’s mayor from 1970-1978 before returning to his oil and gas business.

G.T. Bynum was elected to the Tulsa City Council in 2008.  During his time on the Tulsa City Council, Councilor Bynum has focused on fiscal restraint, public safety, and infrastructure. He led the successful effort to enact the largest streets improvement package in the City's history, authored the first City sales tax cut in Tulsa history, crafted budget amendments putting Tulsa Police Department helicopters back into service and doubling the number of Police academies, authored legislation creating the first municipal rainy day fund in Oklahoma, and coordinated efforts to establish the first municipal veterans treatment court in the United States.

G.T.’s contributions have been recognized beyond Tulsa. In 2014, he was selected as the only city councilor in the nation to participate in the Moneyball For Government Fellowship Program, a project designed to bring greater efficiency to limited local government budgets through increasing the use of data, evidence and evaluation when spending taxpayer money.

G.T. is the managing partner of Capitol Ventures, a firm which assists Oklahoma companies and communities with federal contracting and business development. G.T. previously worked in the United States Senate for Senators Don Nickles and Tom Coburn. He has also worked on the senior management team of a national real estate firm and for the American Red Cross.

G.T. currently serves on the boards of directors for Leadership Oklahoma and the Tulsa Historical Society. He is also a member of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Advisory Council and the Augustinian Advancement Advisory Council. A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tulsa, G.T. is a member of Christ the King Parish.

G.T. attended Eliot Elementary in the Tulsa Public Schools system. He earned his Eagle Scout designation as a member of Troop 73 during his high school education at Cascia Hall. 

Tulsa Night Out, Sept 13, 6:30-8:30pm

posted Sep 11, 2016, 9:03 AM by Carla Robinson

Tulsa's Police and Fire depts. are asking people to participate in National Night Out on Sept. 13. From 6:30-8:30pm, they encourage neighbors to turn on their porch lights and go outside to connect with each other. Depending on how busy they are that night, Police & Fire will be driving through as many neighborhoods as they can to say "Hello!"  It's an opportunity to enhance the relationship between neighbors and first responders and to build a true sense of community. 

Check this link for more info:

Neighborhood Yard Sale 6/25

posted May 29, 2016, 9:03 AM by Carla Robinson   [ updated May 29, 2016, 9:25 AM ]

Got stuff to sell? Then join our neighborhood-wide yale sale on June 25th starting at 8am. Run your sale for as long as you want that day.

VERY IMPORTANT! If you plan to participate, please RSVP by telling us the cross streets nearest your house. You can find the event on our Facebook page or on Nextdoor and leave a commentRSVPs are due by 6/20.

There is no cost for you to participate! Just gather the stuff you want to sell and display them in your yard or garage. RNA will advertise in the Tulsa World and other online sites. RNA will also put out big signs on each major corner of our neighborhood and on each entry street if there are sales on that street. Signs will be placed out the night before the sale and will be picked up later in the evening.

Although RNA will be putting out signs, feel free to place your own signs if you want to direct people to your house. 

Please invite your immediate neighbors to participate. The more people we get involved the better! Also consider posting an announcement on your own personal FB or any other location you see fit. Spread the word!

Happy Sales to you!

Street Cred 66 Event

posted Apr 21, 2016, 8:23 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 8:28 PM ]

Saturday, April 30 from 11am-4pm
Along Route 66(11th Street) between Delaware and Lewis

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Presented by Fowler Toyota of Tulsa, Street CReD: 66 is under way. In its sixth iteration, TYPros takes on yet another audacious approach to community redevelopment. This year's event pays homage to its Urbanists roots, reimagining an iconic corridor of our city. 

Tulsa’s Young Professionals announced plans for Street Cred: 66, the latest installment of the organization’s annual community redevelopment initiative. Building on successful past events, including efforts in the Pearl District and Tulsa’s urban core, TYPros will take on its most geographically ambitious Street Cred this spring, scheduled for Saturday, April 30.

New to this year’s event, TYPros will work with the City of Tulsa to close the two outermost lanes of 11th Street between Delaware and Peoria for the week leading up to Street Cred in order to demonstrate a number of multimodal transit options. These temporary simulations of existing transportation plans awaiting implementation include the east-­‐west Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and bike lanes called for by the GO Plan.

“The iconic backdrop of Route 66 gives this year’s Street Cred an opportunity to connect our city’s past with its future potential,” said Daniel Regan, 2016 chair of TYPros. “Our members passionately care about increasing the number of transit options in Tulsa. It’s essential for Tulsa to develop in a more mutlimodal, pedestrian-­‐ friendly way. Street Cred affords our organization the chance to make that case very practically along a key thoroughfare running through the heart of the city.”

In addition to transportation programming, Street Cred: 66 will incorporate a number of other Mother Road motifs, including a car show and Route 66 museum.

"There's an organic revitalization underway along 11th Street," said Regan. "Our hope is that Street Cred: 66 calls attention to these existing efforts, demonstrating the continued potential along Tulsa's stretch of America's Main Street."

Presenting Sponsor: Fowler Toyota of Tulsa

Supporting Sponsors: KWHB-TV Ch 47, The Tulsa Voice, What's Happening Tulsa, & WPX Energy

Want to help/ volunteer? Street Cred: 66 work days are April 16 &23: Roll up your sleeves and get to work by helping us revitalize the area.

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