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)
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: BAM!!! Leslie England announced a BAM campaign in which all members are encouraged to “Bring A Member” (BAM) into our membership fold, at least once, if not more times. If you bring in one or two new members, you get a pin. If you bring in three members, you don’t have to pay dues the next year. If you bring in four new members, including a representative of a nonprofit organization, you and that person are excused from paying annual dues for one year. Click here for the on-line membership application in DACDB.
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PROJECTS: We are committed to projects that enhance our community and the world in which we live.
We currently have a Global Grant to conduct a Medical and Education Mission in Ghana. Dr Elaine Bunick of our club is leading this project. Along with Adolf King, also a member of our club, and a small team of medical and support staff spent a couple of weeks in Ghana this summer to kick off the grant work. In addition to conducting medical and eye clinics where they saw and treated some 1,600 patients, they also made huge strides towards getting the Ghana government officials and local Rotary Clubs on board and as a result, work to update the existing medical facility is progressing. An Educational Global Grant is in the planning stages for the upcoming Rotary Year.
The Street Painting Festival, held annually, provides scholarships for Roane State Community College students. This Festival is an exciting opportunity for artists to display their talents in chalk art, with awards given to the festival winners. More than 60 artists participated in the 16th Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival last October, which raised over $11,000. This year, the Festival will be held on October 7, 2017 at Roane State Community College. Click here for more information!
The Rotary Club of Oak Ridge will hold our 2nd annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Friday October 13, 2017 at Centennial Golf Course. Funds raised will be contributed to the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge. Click here for more information!
We are Rotary: Making a Difference!