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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 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.


APRIL 22, 2017
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

Chattanooga, TN

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





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Club President             Email Address                    

Bradley Sunrise &

Cleveland Noon


Cleveland State 



Knoxville and Farragut University of Tennessee Olivia Hysinger
Cookeville Noon and Cookeville Breakfast Tennessee Tech Mac Britton
Chattanooga Rotary Chattanooga Jonathan Armstrong
Knoxville Rotary Knoxville Leon Barclay
South Pittsburg Rotary Marion County Timonty McNabb


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


2016-2017 District Rotaract Chair

Theresa Ennis



2016-17  District Committee Members (Rotarians)

Theresa Ennis, Cookeville (Chair)

Randy Corlew, AG, Knoxville, Co-Chair

Amadou Sall, Knoxville

Ron Bradham, Chattanooga

Frank Hughes, Chattanooga


Rotaract trip to the Dominican Republic


 Chattanooga Rotaract trail project


 Rotaract Knoxville canned food drive


                                           Rotaract Knoxville