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The Lunch Bunch- with Rhys Martin


Aug 24 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center


Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center

Location 2

Virtual via Zoom
Isabella Silberg - JFT Director of Programs


Isabella Silberg - JFT Director of Programs

Lunch hour just got a whole lot better. Introducing The Lunch Bunch, an evolution of our “Men’s Club” program after feedback that men aren’t the only ones that like to schmooze and learn together during lunch! The Lunch Bunch is open to all members of our community. Join us in-person or online on August 24th for our first speaker Rhys Martin, President of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association. In-person attendees have the option of purchasing lunch for $10. Come learn a bunch in just one lunch with us!

Lunch Menu: Mediterranean sandwich with pesto, roasted red pepper, artichokes, feta, pickled onions, and tomato on ciabatta bread. Paired with a summer salad of mixed greens, feta, watermelon, and a balsamic vinaigrette. 

About Rhys

Rhys Martin is an author and photographer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. His love of travel was born in 2009 when he sold all of his possessions and left the country. For ten months, he lived out of a backpack and explored southeast Asia and Europe.

After returning home, Rhys looked at his home state with fresh eyes. He started driving the back roads of Oklahoma and quickly understood the significance of historic Route 66 to the greater American story. He has traveled all 2,448 miles of the Mother Road and continues to explore the quiet Main Streets of the Midwest.

Rhys’s travel writing and photography has been featured in several publications including Tulsa People Magazine, This Land Press, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. He also wrote the book Lost Restaurants of Tulsa, which features the stories of nearly 50 iconic eating establishments from the city’s past.

Rhys is the President of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association, serves on the Tulsa Route 66 Commission, and is an adviser for the Route 66 Alliance. He loves to connect with people and share his experiences.