Family, Community & Civic Organizations
Akdar Shrine Center in Northeast Oklahoma currently has over 2,000 members. We transport over 1,000 children to our surrounding Shrine Hospitals. Shriners have a great deal of fun participating in parades in many towns around and in Tulsa, as well as other community events. If you would like to become an Akdar Shriner and enjoy great fellowship give us a call.
If you have any questions, please call our Shrine Center at 918-836-2500. We are located at 2808 South Sheridan Road in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Shriners . . . Having fun, helping children!
From the place of prayer comes a passion to see others reach their God-given potential. We believe in the value of life-long learning! Our lives have been, and continue to be, richly resourced with wisdom and tools by the best mentors, teachers and advisers. We are excited about sharing those resources with others:
Leadership Development: In partnership with John C. Maxwell, we are ready to coach, train and teach teams for a better tomorrow.
Personal Development: Using God’s Word as a foundation, we are ready to equip and train individuals, groups, and teams to thrive spiritually and maximize their God-given potential.
Barahona Ministries is a parachurch ministry honored to co-labor with churches in order to add value to their respective vision!
For Booking requests and personalized presentations for your organization, contact BarahonaMinistries@gmail.com or 408.726.1717.
Stay posted for upcoming events and online courses.
Contact us for a Partnership Application or questions on how you could benefit from joining the BMC!
Bringing Out the Best in Business
Since 1947, the Bixby Metro Chamber has been bringing out the best in business by leveraging our members’ talents and resources to create a climate of growth and success in the community. The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce is your pathway to A Better Community, A Stronger Business & Personal Development.
The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce serves the needs of all members – from solo entrepreneurs to corporations – to ensure the strength and vitality of our community.
Excellence | Integrity | Community | Sustainability | Diversity | Business Voice
Help business prosper and grow
Increase job opportunities in the community
Encourage orderly expansion and development
Contribute to overall economic stability
Encourage and promote private enterprise system of competitive marketing
Through leadership opportunities, volunteer efforts and business-building programs, the Bixby Metro Chamber improves the economic vitality and quality of life for its members and community.
The Coffee Bunker is a place to find connection with other veterans, and with the local community. We work with veterans to develop personally and professionally in order to successfully navigate the transition to civilian life
We are more than a church we are a family. We are located in the heart of the city and have a heart for God and for the community! We are driven by a commitment to become and produce fully devoted followers of Christ.
The Optimist Creed
- To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
- To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
- To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
- To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
- To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
- To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
- To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
It's easy to see the glass half empty. In fact, in today's world, you must make a conscious effort to think positively. Some may say there is "power in positive thinking", while others may disagree. However, where negativity builds walls, closes doors and burns bridges. Positivity enables a synergy that tears down walls, opens doors and builds bridges. As The Glenpool Optimist Club it is our goal to empower our youth to think positively. To encourage the next generation to make a difference, in themselves and their community. To ignite a hope that if we so choose tomorrow will be better than today. We will strive to make a difference in our community through donations, fundraiser's and teamwork.
We choose to see the glass half full.
Dedicated to Safety
The Glenpool Fire Department serves a primary response district consisting of 45 square miles in and around the City of Glenpool. We provide protection for approximately 14,000 permanent residents and an estimated 40,000 visitors that travel through our city daily via U.S. 75.
Staff & Equipment
Staffing for the agency is comprised of 24 paid and up to 20 volunteer firefighters. The department provides fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials response, and technical rescue activities for the citizens of Glenpool and the surrounding area.
Apparatus inventory includes two pumpers, one rescue pumper, one aerial platform truck and two wild land fire vehicles. A wide array of mission-specific equipment is carried on each of these vehicles.
The main station is located at 14536 South Elwood Avenue in the Public Safety Building. This facility features five bays and a multi-story training tower.
The Glenpool Fire Department improved their community’s Public Protection Class by nearly 30% and received an impressive Insurance Services Office (ISO) re-classification of 2 in 2017. We take great pride in offering innovative programs that reach beyond our physical borders. Several of our members are recognized throughout the state of Oklahoma as instructors within their respective disciplines.
Schedule a Tour
If your organization would like to schedule a tour or request a visit to your facility, please email through our contact form.
WHOM TO CONTACT
Phone: (918) 549-7535
Mercy Mission originally began in the early 1980’s as the brain child of Bob Thomas who was pastor of Grace Church (now Extreme Worship). The intention has always been to serve those less fortunate in Glenpool with food and other assistance. In 2014, Mercy Mission II was born from those efforts. Today, MMII is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with board members from 5 area churches. Mercy Mission II remains true to the original dream, with the intent of expanding services to help those in the South County area.
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is the sixth largest, non profit blood collector in America.
OBI employs nearly 700 Oklahomans and works with 1,000 volunteers and 2,600 blood drive coordinators. Blood needed by patients in more than 160 medical facilities in Oklahoma is provided by donors with OBI. This includes exclusive service for every hospital in the metro-OKC area. More than 125,000 donors provide more than 250,000 gifts of blood yearly for transfusion and associated clinical services.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood, yet less than ten percent of those eligible to give blood do it. Blood donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute know they are, literally, saving the lives of their friends, family and co-workers, some who may have no idea they will need blood in an urgent situation. One blood donation can save up to three peoples’ lives.
As an organization dependent upon volunteer blood donors, Oklahoma Blood Institute believes strongly in giving back to the community. OBI is able to offer a variety of services to the community.
Industry leader in apheresis blood collection enabling donors to give full units of platelets & plasma to help cancer patients, burn victims & individuals with blood disorders.
Oklahoma’s only marrow donor registry site for the Be the Match® National Marrow Donor Program.
First blood center in the nation to provide cholesterol testing with every blood donation as a donor benefit.
When Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) became a blood supply safety concern in 1985, OBI was instrumental in the development of the original HIV Antigen test eventually used throughout the United States.
OBI physicians train residents and fellows at The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Physicians also provide transfusion medicine, education and disaster preparedness training to physicians and hospital blood bank personnel.
Provides the most comprehensive training program on automated phlebotomy technology in the state; In addition, provides comprehensive training programs in component manufacturing laboratory & testing laboratory processes & procedures.
Donor Benefit Plans provide financial reimbursement of blood processing fees, as a supplement to existing insurance coverage, should a donor or his tax dependents use blood within a year of donating. Group Benefit Plans provide coverage for donor groups that reach 25 percent participation in blood drives.
Blood processing fees, similar to those charged by all blood centers, recover the cost of collecting, testing, storing and delivering blood to hospital patients. Special projects are funded through the generous contributions of area businesses, schools, foundations and individuals.
Partners with approximately 2,500 businesses, schools, religious & civic organizations to conduct more than 4,000 blood drives annually.
Maintains a strong 1,000-member volunteer program across the state who give ~28,000 hours in a variety of essential tasks including greeting, labeling supplies and assisting with donor flow at blood drives. New volunteers are always welcome!
Oklahoma Blood Institute was the first center in the United States to offer PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer screening as a benefit to men.
Scheduled surgeries are NOT canceled in Oklahoma because of lack of blood, but it is a common problem in other parts of the nation.