Tellico Lake Rotary News – October 20, 2016
World Polio Day – Monday Oct 24
Rotary’s annual World Polio Day will bring together the biggest names in the global fight to eradicate polio. The Atlanta event will feature the Center for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden, Time magazine Senior Editor Jeffrey Kluger, National Geographic writer Maryn McKenna, Rotary International President John F. Germ, and surprise guests.
“Rotarians’ continued support for global polio eradication efforts is critical,” says Frieden, who will give a global update on the campaign to end polio. “Once polio is eradicated, we have to continue to apply the lessons learned from its eradication to get to the next public health victory.”
Our Speaker: Tina Smith, Director – The Good Shepherd Center
Program: Tina updated the club on their mission to assist people living in Monroe County who are experiencing a crisis situation. Good Shepherd encourages families to strive for self-sufficiency and qualifies all those seeking services.
Attendance: 9 Members
Member Tidbits: ● Welcome back to Les
- Art reported his daughter-in-law finished 17th out of 600 in her age bracket in the Hawaiian Ironman and now qualifies for the Boston Marathon.
Million Dollar Dinner – Nov 19
There has never been a better time to establish your Rotary legacy. If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity, look no further than The Rotary International District 6780 Million Dollar Dinner on November 19, 2016 where your contribution could double or triple in value!
This is the first time in our district’s history that we have undertaken a million-dollar fundraiser, and to strengthen our efforts one generous donor couple has offered to match up to $1 million for all gifts and commitments completed on or before October 31, 2016. As an added incentive for our success, another generous donor couple will match up to $500,000 for all gifts and commitments received beyond our fundraising goal.
Donors who have recently made or pledge a contribution of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation will be formally recognized at this unprecedented VIP dinner and reception to be held at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville on the evening of November 19th. Featured guests will include Rotary International President John F. Germ of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga and Ian H.S. Riseley of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, who will be President of Rotary International in 2017-18.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary gift matching opportunity! Visit RotaryDistrict6780.com now to secure your seat at this legendary event.
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop