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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...

Rotaract

 

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30.

Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary. 

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Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.

 

Multi District ROTARACT CONFERENCE
APRIL 22, 2017
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

Chattanooga, TN
(MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW)

 Click here to download the 2016-17
Presidential Citation for Rotaract Clubs

 

DISTRICT ROTARACT CLUBS

 

Sponsoring

        Rotary Club             

 

    University     

 

Club President             Email Address                    

Bradley Sunrise &

Cleveland Noon

 

Cleveland State 

Hunter 

Torbett

 

htorbett@clevelandstatecc.edu

Knoxville and Farragut University of Tennessee Olivia Hysinger ohysinge@utk.edu
Cookeville Noon and Cookeville Breakfast Tennessee Tech Mac Britton mmbritton42@students.tntech.edu
       
  Community    
Chattanooga Rotary Chattanooga Jonathan Armstrong jjarmstrong3rd@gmail.com
Knoxville Rotary Knoxville Leon Barclay lbarkley@petsafe.net
South Pittsburg Rotary Marion County Timonty McNabb mcnabb.timothy@gmail.com

 

Click here for information on Rotaract from the Rotary International website.

 Click here to download the Rotaract Handbook.

 

 

 2016-17 District Rotaract Representative

Mac Britton

 

 2016-17 District Rotaract Vice Representative

Olivia Hysinger

 

2016-17 District Rotaract Secretary

Maria Brink

hdm465@mocs.utc.edu

  

2016-2017 District Rotaract Chair

Theresa Ennis

tennis@tntech.edu

931-372-6124

 

2016-17  District Committee Members (Rotarians)

Theresa Ennis, Cookeville (Chair) tennis@tntech.edu

Randy Corlew, AG, Knoxville, Co-Chair randycorlew@gmail.com

Amadou Sall, Knoxville asall@utk.edu

Ron Bradham, Chattanooga

Frank Hughes, Chattanooga fhughes@cscbank.com

 

Rotaract trip to the Dominican Republic

 

 Chattanooga Rotaract trail project

 

 Rotaract Knoxville canned food drive

 

                                           Rotaract Knoxville