Tellico Lake Rotary News – September 16, 2016
Our 2nd Annual Charity Dinner – What a Great Success!
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Tellico Lake Rotary Charity Dinner.
It was a wonderful evening of fellowship and good food. We recognized our charities for the great work they do in Loudon and Monroe Counties. Our Rotary 6780 District Governor Fred Heitman was on hand to thank our charities and recognize their charitable efforts.
Tom Welch, president of Provision Proton Therapy Center, our major corporate sponsor, gave an excellent presentation on the non-invasive advances being made to treat cancer.
And our keynote speaker Freeman Owle spoke for almost an hour about his Cherokee people, captivating all of us with many true stories along with mesmerizing folklore handed down generation to generation. He provided insight into the tragedy of the “Trail of Tears” that only someone related to the people who suffered could tell. His great-great-grandfather survived the terrible relocation to Oklahoma during the winter of 1838-39. But Freeman assured us his people are not bitter, do not expect restitution, and have forgiven those involved – a remarkable example of love and forgiveness.
Again, thank you all who came and supported this year’s Rotary Charity Dinner.
Our Next Meeting – Thursday Sep 22
Regular Meeting: Noon – Rarity Bay Country Club
Speaker: Jeannie Anderson, President/CEO, LifeSigns.us, Inc.
LifeSigns is based in Madisonville and founded in 2010. Their mission is to provide education, training, and resources in the areas of self-awareness, economic development, career skills and creative problem-solving, empowering participants to make positive changes. Their organization is unique in that there are multiple programs operating in concert to accomplish this mission, including the 2nd Chance program for incarcerated men and women, and the Business Entrepreneurial Training Center (BETC) that has celebrated the grand opening of five new business operations in Madisonville.
Come hear about the mission and operations of this young nonprofit and invite interested friends and neighbors to attend.
Last Meeting – Thursday Sep 15
Attendance: 14 Members; 1 Visitor – Katherine Serrault, Claudine Miller’s friend from France
Member Tidbits: ● The Club welcomed back Bob Milhiser from his summer in Jersey. David Foote gave an even more enthusiastic welcome, as David will be transitioning Treasurer duties to Bob.
Program: Club Assembly to prepare for Charity Dinner