Rotary Club of Oak Ridge
HISTORY: December 11, 1945 was the organizational meeting which paved the way for the formation of our club. Our club was sponsored by the Knoxville Rotary Club and the charter night banquet was held on March 22,1946. (Click to learn more)
PROJECTS: We are committed to projects that enhance our community. The Street Painting Festival, held annually, provides scholarships for Roane State Community College students. The Dragon Boat Festival is an event to raise funds that are put back into the community through direct contributions to various non-profit organizations or in the funding of service projects. These are just a couple of the many services our members participate in and contribute to in order to better our community and world.
BEING A ROTARIAN: Rotary is an organization for people who believe and act on SERVICE ABOVE SELF. Rotarians practice the 4-Way Test of the things they think, say, and do. Rotarians give of their time, talent, and money to support their club’s service projects. Being a Rotarian means investing yourself to make a positive difference in the world. Rotary Clubs strive to have members from diverse vocations, recognizing all vocations as valuable and expecting the club as a whole to benefit from this variety of skills. (Click to learn more)
GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION is a top priority for Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge. To learn more on how Rotary International and its partners, the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are doing in the eradication of polio visit the Global Polio Eradication Initiative website.