Tellico Lake Rotary News – August 25, 2016
Regular August 25th Meeting
Attendance: 15 Members; 28 Visitors
Speaker: Gen. Bryan “Doug” Brown, USA (Ret.), Chairman of the Board – Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Program: WOW!!! What a great meeting!!! We had 43 in attendance and Doug shared about his time with Special Forces and in charge of different Special Operations Commands. A little background, General Brown entered the Army in 1967 as a private in the Infantry, attended Officer Candidate School and moved quickly up through the ranks being promoted to Four-Star General in 2003. Doug concluded his 40‐year U.S. Army career in 2007, after serving as Commander, US Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, FL, where he was responsible for all Special Ops Forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, both active and reserve.
Doug shared much about the history and evolution of the Special Operations Command. He talk proudly of the men and women under him as being the best trained soldiers in the history of the world. We certainly owe a big debt to these brave soldiers who risk their lives on every mission that we might live in peace here at home. Just how many terrorist attacks have been prevented and innocent lives saved, we’ll never know, but we can all sleep better at night knowing that our country has the best trained and most revered fighting forces ever.
New Member Proposal
The Board has approved the membership proposal for Claudine Miller. If no club member submits a written objection to this proposal within the next seven days, she will then be considered elected to membership.
Charity Dinner Ticket Sales
Please make a last minute push to sell more tickets for our Charity Dinner on September 16. Sunday, September 11 is the cutoff date for ticket sales and a final headcount for the caterer.
Silent Auction Items Needed
We need lots of good items for bid at the Sept 16 Charity Dinner Silent Auction. If you have some new useful items around the house, we can turn them into some cash for the TLR Foundation. If you have friends or neighbors with businesses or other connections, donated gift certificates are also quite useful. Or for those creative souls, put together a themed package or basket that would appeal to our audience. Thanks in advance.
Project Soap & Shampoo
Keep on collecting those unused motel soaps, shampoos, and lotions and bring them to our Rotary meetings. This will allow us to donate these personal hygiene items to places like ‘Branches – Shelter for Battered Women’ and ‘Journey of Hope’.
Rotary District Collecting Relief Funds for Louisiana Flood Victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people.
The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of August 25, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded.
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