With Coalition funds, we were able to be the presenting sponsor of the Claremore West Bend "Winterfest" ice skating rink. This was the first year for the City to have this event, and the Coalition is proud that we were able to support it. This new event at the West Bend Green located outside at the Claremore Expo Center! Winterland was reminiscent of holiday memories with an ice skating rink, pictures with Santa, real reindeer borrowed from the North Pole for you to see and take pictures with up close, shopping from local artisans, a beautiful 50 foot live Christmas tree and more! Families enjoyed skating, hot cocoa and caroling. Because of the major sponsorship, the Coalition was able to have a free skate night for invited guests only. The Coalition focused on families and children at Hope Harbor, clients of Sooner Success and the Department of Human Services, and Parkside.
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2018 Meeting Dates and Locations:
UPDATE: The Rogers County Coalition Officers have voted to return to hosting our own meetings. The Coalition meets the third Thursday of every other month, and officers meet on the off months. For now, the meetings will be at the Will Rogers Library in Claremore.
Remaining 2018 Dates:
Oct 18, 2018 (12pm-1pm)-Rogers County DHS Conference Room
2019 Meeting Dates:
Feb 21, 2019 (12pm-1pm)-Will Rogers Library
April 18, 2019 (12pm-1pm)- Will Rogers Library
June 20, 2019 (12pm-1pm)- Will Rogers Library
August-no meeting as we host the Back to School Bash
Oct 17, 2019 (12pm-1pm)- Will Rogers Library
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Rogers County Coalition seeking donations of Valentine’s Day Cards boxes for county schools project
The holidays are over. The Christmas tree and decorations are put away for another year. Thoughts now turn toward Valentine’s Day. But, what if you are a child whose parents couldn’t afford to purchase Valentine’s Day cards?
For the past two years, the Rogers County Coalition stepped-up to fill this gap and asked the community for help to purchase Valentine's Day cards that were then delivered to every elementary school in Rogers County. Teachers then distributed the boxes to students whom they knew needed a little assistance.
"It has been a great little project that turned out bigger than we anticipated the past two years. The community and businesses have really supported this project. Last year, every school in Rogers County was delivered several boxes to distribute. We are sponsoring this project again, and would like to ask the community for their help once again. It’s the community who helps us make this project successful with their donations," said Tonda Ames, secretary of Rogers County Coalition.
Boxes of cards can be dropped off at these locations through Feb. 6: Rogers County DHS office from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.., and Rogers County Bank located at 300 West Patti Page Blvd. in Claremore, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the Rogers County DHS office location only. Checks should be made out to the Rogers County Coalition.
The Coalition would like to have all cards and donations by February 6 so that they can be delivered to the schools in time for Valentine's Day parties. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition hosting Rustic Cuff Fundraiser to Honor and Recognize Foster/Adoptive Mothers
Rogers County Coalition is raising funds to honor and recognize foster and adoptive mothers by hosting a Rustic Cuff fundraiser.
There are 2 cuffs to choose from: one is a gameday with red, pink and gold, and ther other is a silver metal cuff with the engraving: "you didn't grow under my heart but in it"
The gameday cuff is $40 and the silver cuff is $50 or you can purchase both for $80. The cuffs are already in stock and can be picked up by contacting one of the officers. These will make great Mother's Day gifts for all mothers.
If you would like to purchase a cuff or a set please contact these officers:
Sharon Bittner: email@example.com
Shanan Cox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonda Ames: email@example.com