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Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure

At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects

Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.

Convention: Southern hospitality

The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...

Member spotlight: The power of the press

When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...

Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman

Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...

4-Way Speech Contest and Committee Members

The District competition will held on Saturday April 1st, 2017, at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Bruner Hall, Room 119

Presentations will begin at 9AM CDT, 10AM EDT.

Location is Bruner Hall room 119

Each club must submit the name of its sponsored competitor to the Chair of the Vocational Services Committee by March 21, 2017.

 

 

 

For further information or  assistance with this project, please contact Vocational Service Chair Donna Fare by phone at 931-607-2130

 or via email to:
dfare@blomand.net 

 2016 Contestants with District Governor Beth Stubbs

Students pictured: L to R: DG Beth Stubbs, Carolina Hatfield, 3rd Place Winner (South Pittsburg), Danielle Quisenberry, 2nd Place Winner (Seymour Breakfast), and Julia Goncalves, 1st Place Winner (Cleveland)

 

 All of the 2016 Four-Way Speech participants pictured with DGE Fred Heitman, DG Beth Stubbs, and DGN Debbie Alexander-Davis

District 6780 Four-Way Speech Competition

Want to have a positive impact on the high school students in your area? Do you want to share the meaning and purpose of Rotary to high school students who many well be future Rotarians?

 Instilling the values of the Rotary Four-Way Test into this group of students will have a profound influence on their lives as they enter adulthood. Values formed will shape their lives as they approach their careers and endeavors. What could better influence values of our youth than the Four-Way Test!!!!

Your club should plan on having your competition concluded in the first of March.  If you have not received your materials or have any questions for the Four-Way Speech Competition please contact  Vocational Service Chair Donna Fare.

Once you have received your materials begin contacting your high school sponsors for grades 9-12. Interact Clubs speech teachers, English teachers, and guidance counselors are an excellent source of student participants.

Vocational Service Committee Members:

Donna Fare, Sparta, Chair (2)  dfare@blomand.net

Logan Hickman, South Campbell Co   loganh@pbsouth.com

Jeff Roberts, Cookeville   jjroberts@tntech.edu

 

Thank you for your support in 2015.  We had 9 contestants representing 11 Clubs.  

 

 

Recent Four-Way Speech Participants & Winners

Front Row: L to R: Kayla Adams (Jamestown), Ovi Kabir (Oak Ridge Sunset), Mikayla Stogsdill, 3rd Place Winner (Farragut), Brooke Chaffin, 2nd Place Winner (Bradley Sunrise), Wendy Armenta, 1st Place Winner (Cleveland), and DG Jerry Wear. Back Row: Emily Hooper (South Pittsburg), Condra Lee Carter (Dayton)