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The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club meets at Tech 20/20 in Commerce Park. Tech 20/20 is at 1020 Commerce Park Drive in Oak Ridge.


A map and directions are available here.


The doors to Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club meetings open at 6:45 a.m., and the buffet line starts shortly after 7 a.m. The meetings start by 7:30 a.m. and adjourn at 8:15 a.m.




THIS WEEK (12/4): Bill Nichols, District 6780 Chair for the Rotary Youth Exchange,
and Henriette Wenzl, a German exchange student


NEXT WEEK (12/11): Jim Akagi, Oak Ridge Chief of Police





Pete Peterson and Austin Lance

Austin Lance is the new President of the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club.


Pete Peterson, on the left, passes the gavel to Austin Lance, shown on the right, on July 10 as Austin takes over the leadership of the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club.


Other officers for this year are Kelly Callison, President-Elect; Jennifer Pettyjohn, Secretary; Dub Shults, Treasurer; Pat Imperato, Vice President for Internal Affairs; and Rebecca Rupp, Vice President for External Affairs.








September 4, 2013 August 28, 2013 August 7, 2013
Pat Postma and Patrick Wade Erin Gray Rush Charles Crowe Family

Patrick Wade, Director of the Pat Summitt Foundation, was the guest speaker at the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club. He is pictured on right with Rotarian Pat Postma, a member of the East Tennessee Foundation’s Board.


The Pat Summitt Foundation was started by Pat and Tyler Summitt in 2011 after Coach Summitt’s diagnosis of Dementia Alzheimer’s Type. It has become a member of the East Tennessee Foundation, which is composed of numerous specific foundations such as the Pat Summitt Foundation. The umbrella East Tennessee Foundation serves as a vehicle for philanthropy by receiving assets, managing resources, and awarding grants.


The mission of The Pat Summitt Foundation is to provide funds in support of research for a cure for Alzheimer’s, to provide support and assistance to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, and to raise the awareness level of Alzheimer’s within the population. Wade noted that although the Foundation is fairly new, it has already started awarding grants. For more information, visit www.patsummitt.org.

Erin Gray, Charitable Events and Social Media Marketing Director for The Rush, was the speaker at this week’s Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club.


Her speech centered around The Rush’s “Fit for Life” program that includes the “Silver Sneakers” program. The Rush’s mission is to ignite a passion for fitness and inspire lifestyles through fun and caring experiences.


Erin noted that individuals have the potential to lower their health costs by 30 percent through exercise workouts three to four times a week.


The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at 7:15 am at Tech 20/20 located at 1020 Commerce Park Drive and its website is www.orbrc.org.

The Charles Crowe family, the chairs for this year’s Anderson County United Way, spoke to the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club. Pictured from left to right are Nick Crowe, Edwena Crowe, and Chales Crowe; their daughter Rebecca was unable to attend the meeting.


Charles presented the theme for the upcoming campaign: “We are all in this together and we are doing this together.” This theme is certainly representative of the Crowe family, which has been involved in so many aspects of community service throughout their years in Oak Ridge.


The goal for this year’s campaign is $1.4 million. Last year, The United Way agencies in Anderson County helped 44,686 people. Edwena said just one dollar per week will provide three families garden supplies to grow more than $1,400 in food, and $20 a week matches up one child and one adult for a year with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. As Charles said, “It is not how much you give but that you give."


For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.unitedwayandersoncounty.org.



The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club was Tennessee's first Breakfast Rotary Club, and it is one of 65 Rotary clubs in District 6780, which covers the eastern half of Tennessee. ORBRC was chartered in 1980, and the club works hard to live Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self."


We are committed to the values of Rotary International, as we work to support our community as an exceptional place to live, work, and raise a family.


Please contact a club member if you want more information, or you can send us an e-mail here.





Rotary Leadership 


Ron Burton - President, Rotary International

Ray L. Knowis - District Governor, District 6780

Austin Lance - President, Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club

Cathy Toth, Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation