Tuesday's meeting was filled with Happy Dollars and new Blue Badges for 4 of our members. Eric Fleske's annual community report he captivated us once again.

Image Tuesday's meeting was filled with Happy Dollars and new Blue Badges for 4 of our members. Congratulations to Lori Bennett, Polly Christian, Jack Beller, and Rodney Young for receiving their Blue Badges!

Denise announced that there are 6 seats available for the Pioneer Library's dinner Friday evening at Joy's Palace. Please contact her for details, 329-6366.

Steve Lewis reminded the club of this weekends hayride. Bring your family and friends out for this great fellowship opportunity! Enjoy a hot dog roast, plenty of refreshments and lots of fun! The event is free and the weather will be perfect. Look for an email this week for details. Connie passed around a sign-up sheet for Trash Pick-Up this Saturday, 8 a.m. at the 12th and Robinson intersection. Please contact her if you are interested in attending, as it counts toward a makeup and your Blue Badge requirements!

We look forward to Eric Fleske's annual community report throughout the year and today, he captivated us again. Here's a brief summary of what's going on in Norman:

Main Street

  • Main Street is continually changing. Bob Moore Cadillac is moving to Indian Hills, the IBC Bank building will be leased soon and Norman's Natural Grocers has become the top in the country! Expect to see another grocery, Sunflower Market fill the OU Architecture building (previously Hobby Lobby) sometime this year.
  • In downtown, Forward Foods is planning to relocate and the Financial Building is almost at capacity.
  • Old School Bagels opened in the old Blockbuster building and Pisa by the Slice will become Taco Casa.
Northwest Norman 

  • Major growth is occurring in this area of Norman. The new hospital has helped bring metro health providers to open offices in the area.
  • University North Park recently introduced a Zio's and Five Guys Burgers. Kirklands has also relocated to the area.
  • Andy Alligators is building a water park addition to their theme park, expected to open May of 2012.
  • Cha Cha's closed but Brookhaven will introduce a new seafood restaurant and a heath foods restaurant, called Cool Greens.
  • Santa Fe Cattle Co. building will demolitioned and an 8,000 sq. ft. Texas restaurant called CafĂ© Chewy's will be built.
  • The Boarders building was bought by Pioneer Library for expansion.

East Norman 

  • Offices are being sold on HWY 9. Hitachi has expanded and the Norman location is the only U.S. based location. 
  • A new apartment complex will be built off 12th and HWY 9.

To sum up Eric's presentation, Norman is growing and doing great!