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: The 17th Annual Street Painting Festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge (RCOR) in cooperation with Roane State Community College (RSCC), was held on October 7th this year and raised $10,050 for scholarships for RSCC students. To date, the street painting festival has awarded more than 100 scholarships, totaling over $209,000.
Some 60 artists painted sidewalk squares with colored chalk at RSCC’s Oak Ridge campus. Emory Valley Center won the chili contest and 38 attendees got free flu shots. The first place chalk art winners received a check for $50, and the people’s choice winner received $100. Click here to see a list of this year’s winning artists. Some of this year’s chalk art can be viewed by clicking here.
Many thanks to Sandy Vann of RSCC and Fred Heitman of RCOR and all the other volunteer workers for making this another successful event!!
And a HUGE thanks to our sponsors:
ORNL Federal Credit Union ▪Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally
Charles & Roseanne Samuels
Edward Jones Investments ▪ ORICL ▪ Fred Heitman ▪ Bob Hightower ▪ Ken & Barbara Krushenski
Navarro Research and Engineering ▪ Dr. William S. Lenihan, III DDS ▪ Wagoner Consulting ▪
Dr. Paul Spray ▪ David & Anne Dunthorn ▪ Herb & Carolyn Krause ▪ William Roberts MD, PHD
Owen, Jenny, Addie and Thomas Driskill ▪ Adolf A. King
We are Rotary: Making a Difference!