Tellico Lake Rotary News – November 10, 2016
Our Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, Nov 17 – Noon – Rarity Bay Country Club
Speaker: Jim Wiese, club member
Program: Alpamayo Climb in Peru
This summer, Jim Wiese put the cover on his boat and spent a month trekking and climbing. He went to Peru with a team of 6 climbers attempting to summit Alpamayo, a steep, almost perfectly-formed pyramid of ice situated in the heart of Cordillera Blanca. At 19,500 feet, it’s impressive shape and spectacularly fluted face make it a coveted summit for climbers. Jim was fortunate to be one of 3 climbers on the team to successfully summit. He will share his experiences and the challenges of climbing and mountaineering that has now taken him to 4 continents.
A GREAT PROGRAM – BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!
Our Speaker: Beth Stubbs, PDG and District 6780 Rotary Foundation Chair
Program: The Rotary Foundation In keeping with our Foundation Month theme, Beth updated us on the latest news from The Rotary Foundation, including polio eradication efforts. As TRF celebrates is 100th anniversary, we can all be proud that it is ranked as a top 3 foundation, distributing 100% of its donations. In 2015, that TRF total was $216M.
PolioPlus During Foundation Month
The District Polio Eradicator award recognizes each club which has an average giving to PolioPlus of at least $40 per member. Our club has been recognized as an ERADICATOR CLUB every year since the club was chartered in 2005.
Now is the time to make your annual donation of at least $40. Get out your checkbook, make your check payable to “The Rotary Foundation” notated for “PolioPlus” and give it to Bob Milhiser. You can also donate directly via credit card through the RI website’s “My Rotary.”
Attendance: 12 Members; 4 Visitors – Past District Governor Beth Stubbs, Pigeon Forge Rotarian Simon Bradbury, Randa
Colbert, John Wood
Member Tidbits: ● Welcome back to Claudine after her trip to France
- Dave Sharpe’s grandson is college shopping. This week he’s touring the US Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.
- Happy 62nd wedding anniversary to Joan & Jim!
- Wow! David Foote gave a Happy Dollar for Harv’s joke!
Harvey’s Useless Word of the Day: Ensky – exhalted
Rotary-UN Celebration Mixes Business with Diplomacy
Outside the United Nations building in midtown Manhattan, stands an imposing sculpture of a man wielding a sword in one hand and raising a hammer with the other. It reflects a shared goal that Rotary and the United Nations celebrated at the organizations’ annual meeting on November 12: to use our strengths and tools to build a more peaceful and just world. The theme of this year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” emphasizes Rotary’s role as a global network of business leaders using the tools of their trades to build stronger, more prosperous communities.
In his introductory remarks, Rotary International President John Germ drew the crowd’s attention to the statue, “Let Us Beat Our Swords Into Ploughshares,” as he set the tone for the day, which included breakout sessions and keynote addresses on aspects of responsible business, or the philosophy that forprofit enterprise can contribute to positive social and economic development.
“Here is where the UN and Rotary International are working side by side, equipping communities with the tools they need, and empowering them with the will to use those tools far and wide,” he said.
“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.” – Henry Ford