Regular Meeting: Noon – Rarity Bay Country Club – August 11
Our Speaker: Macy Clower
Program: Macy was the winner of the “Jackson B. Richard Memorial Scholarship” in 2011, the first year the scholarship was awarded in Jack’s name. She was also one of our RYLA students in 2010. Macy recently graduated from UT with a 5-year BS in Architecture. She will share her story and thank the club (and the Sharpe’s) for our financial support in the pursuit of her degree.
Last Meeting – Thursday July 28
Attendance: 12 Members; 4 Visitors – Bob Schultz, Cleve Tedford, Linda Getchonis, Mary Lou Foster
● Good to have four visitors at this week’s meeting, including Honorary Member Linda Getchonis, and potential member Bob Schultz
● Art just returned from FL and commented it was “like going
from one oven to another!”
Harvey’s Useless Word of the Day: Inspeto – in private, secretly, or in miniature
Speaker: Niek Schreuder, Chief Medical Physicist at Provision Center for Proton Therapy
Program: Niek (pronounced ‘Nick’) is an acclaimed scientist who is considered one of the foremost medical physics pioneers in the world specializing in proton therapy. Niek was able to explain some of the most complicated aspects of proton beam therapy in an easy to understand manner. His program focused on how proton therapy is treating cancer without the unwanted side effects and exposure of traditional radiation treatments.
Project Soap and Shampoo
As we travel throughout the year and stay at motels and hotels, our District Governor has asked us to collect the unused soaps, shampoos, and lotions and bring them to our Rotary meetings. Sue will have a box to put them in. This will allow us to donate these personal hygiene items to places like ‘Branches – Shelter for Battered Women’ and ‘Journey of Hope’.
So if you have any extra toiletries at home, please bring them with you to our meetings and we’ll begin distributing them where needed in our communities. And when we travel, collect the extras and bring them to Rotary.
This will be part of a “Project A Month” suggested by our District Governor this year.
‘Million Dollar Dinner’ Initiative to Celebrate the Rotary Foundation Centennial
The District 6780 Million Dollar Dinner, which will be held on November 19, 2016, is a fundraiser evening where donors who have recently made or pledge a contribution or make a bequest of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation will be formally recognized at a VIP dinner and reception.
Featured guests of the event will include John F. Germ, President of Rotary International in 2016-17, and Ian H.S. Riseley of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, who will be the President of Rotary International in 2017-18.
For more information or to make a pledge or contribution, visit RotaryDistrict6780.com or call Frank Rothermel at 865-607-5502.
Take Part in a RI Facebook Live Chat
Join Rotary International President John Germ and Vice-President Jennifer Jones for a Facebook Live chat on August 11 at 11:00 AM EDT to find out what they are excited about this Rotary year and ask them questions.
“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” – Art Buchwald