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The 3300 members of the 66 Rotary clubs in District 6780 in middle and east Tennessee
The annual District Golf Tournament will be held in Oak Ridge on Friday, May 31st, at the Oak Ridge Country Club, the home course of DG Jack Bailey. DG Bailey says the course is in great shape. Registration is $100/golfer and the golfer doesn't need to be a Rotarian. Registration deadline is May 24th.
Sponsorships are available as follows:
$100 for sponsoring a hole
$200 for sponsoring a cart
$500 for corporate sponsorship
Sponsorship information is available on the registration link.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION
PRIVP John Germ Presides
The Tri-Annual Council on Legislation, chaired by District 6780's John Germ, concluded this week. There are several changes made including:
1. $1/year increase in RI dues starting in 2014-15.
2. New Generations changed to Youth Service.
3. Approved satellite clubs like Monteagle has been piloting.
4. Allow participation in service projects to count towards attendance requirements.
The Norwegian Group Study Exchange Team at a party on April 26, 2013, hosted by the Harriman, Kingston, and Rockwood Rotary Clubs. Those present were treated to the team singing three songs - the Norwegian National Anthem, a folksong from Norway, and one that everyone will recognize. Shown from left to right are Wolf Deglum, Yngve Granerud, Lars Sanholtbraten, Rune Magnussen, Ulrikke de Vibe, and Alfred Borgenvik.
On Monday, April 15th, the McMinnville Breakfast and Noon clubs took the Norway GSE Team to Cumberland Caverns.
Swimming at Center Hill Lake in April - Yikes!
PRIVP JOHN GERM RECOGNIZED AS ROTARY CHAMPION OF CHANGE
At the White House on April 5th, PRIVP John Germ was recognized as one of Rotary's Champion of Change. He was one of twelve Rotarians honored. Here is what was written about PRIVP Germ:
John Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- Germ is a leader in fund development for Rotary’s polio eradication campaign, recently coordinating an effort that raised more than $228 million in response to $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also leads projects to assist mentally and physically challenged children and adults in Tennessee.
RI President Tanaka said the honorees exemplify how Rotary brings people together to solve problems that are too large for one person to tackle.
“Alone, we look at the problems of our community and our world and we feel helpless,” he said. “But together, we are powerful. And through Rotary, we have the power to change our communities and communities throughout the world -- now and into the future. We have the ability to build the world we dream of: one that is healthier, happier, and with hope for better things to come.”
Read more about the event and the other eleven Champions of Change.
ROTARY DISTRICT 6780 4-WAY TEST SPEECH COMPETITION WINNER
There were eleven contestants but Aaron Woody came out on top. Here is his speech on the 4-Way Test that he presented at the District Conference on Saturday, April 20th. He is only in the 11th grade and is quite confident as a speaker.