Tellico Lake Rotary News – September 29, 2016
Our Next Meeting – Thursday Oct 13
Regular Meeting: Noon – Rarity Bay Country Club
Speaker: Richard Cook, Author
Program: “Ignored Heroes of World War II: The Manhattan Project Workers of Oak Ridge, Tennessee”
Richard has a deep passion for the accuracy of the history of Oak Ridge and has long thought of early Oak Ridge as an experimental “colony” because of the pioneering aspect of its creation. He has researched what can be learned about the atmosphere that existed among the residents when the city was formed from the farmland of East Tennessee.
His ebook spotlight the details supporting Oak Ridge’s role in winning World War II. Richard’s ebook draws heavily on the hundreds of oral histories that have been placed online.
Our Last Meeting – Thursday Sep 29
Attendance: 14 Members; 2 Visitors – Katherine Serrault, Judy Sikula
Program: Club Assembly – Tour de Tellico preparations
Board Meeting – Thursday Oct 6
In action at the October 6 meeting, the Board authorized a $1,000 emergency donation to the group that runs the Haiti Momance School Project. This donation will help to provide food, water, and home repairs needed as a result of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Matthew. Matthew was the worst hurricane to hit Haiti in 50 years in a country still devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Crop damage is very high – including mango, banana, and plantain trees, so the long term effects will be heavy.
In other action, the Board approved a special request for $900 from the local meals-on-wheels program to purchase a new commercial sink, faucet and installation at the Cora Veal Senior Center in Madisonville, where all their meals are prepared.
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”- Nathaniel Hawthorne