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2012-2013 Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club President
The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The doors open at 6:45 a.m., and the buffet line starts shortly after 7 a.m.
THIS WEEK'S PRESENTATION: A.J. Toth and Jim Andress discuss the Siemens Competition
OUR DISTRICT 6780 GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held Friday, May 31, at the Oak Ridge Country Club. Jack Bailey challenged us to put together teams. You can be a hole sponsor for $100. A ticket to play costs $100. You can sponsor a cart with your name on it for $250. If you want to be a corporate sponsor, the cost is $500. The money goes to polio eradication.
Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club and Altrusa present literacy grant awards
The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club and Altrusa recently selected the winners of the 2013 Literacy Award Grants. Pictured above from left are Janet Swift of Altrusa, Emily Spahr of Clinton Elementary School, Sheila Michels and Zabrina Minor of TORCH, Jill McMaster of Roane Imagination Library, Linda Dalton of Oak Ridge Preschool, Doris Doherty of ADFAC, Rhoni Basden of Girls Inc., Kat Hall of Norris Middle School, Brenda Thornburgh of ORBRC, and Melinda White of Oak Ridge Preschool.
The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club and Altrusa recently awarded roughly $19,000 in 14 literacy grants to 10 organizations.
The grants are awarded based on a competition that is judged by a committee of Rotarians and Altrusans. Winners are celebrated during March of each year when Rotary International observes Literacy Month.
The total presented in the 2013 literacy grant awards was $18,987.
Read more here.
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Terry Douglass, right, with Provision Center was the speaker at the May 1 meeting of the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club. Terry began his career at EG&G ORTEC. He credited his success to his experience there and said he received help from many fine people in Oak Ridge. Terry went on to found CTI, which is now owned by Siemens.
Since then, Terry has moved to another venture, ProVision and Proton Therapy. Terry discussed the Provision comprehensive outpatient health care center located in Dowell Springs off of Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville. The Provision Center is focused on cancer treatment and will soon open a Proton Therapy Center.
Dave Hart, University of Tennessee Athletic Director and Vice Chancellor, pictured above, said student athletes—and not athletics—are the top priority of his department. He said the young athletes are the most visible ambassadors of the university, and it is important for the university to support them.
Hart said he thinks UT fans are the most passionate he has ever been around, and he thinks they will have much to be excited about in the future, promising that UT athletics will be back. Hart also spoke of Pat Summit’s legacy and leadership and the outstanding job that Holly Warlick did this year.
Stephanie Strutner, Executive Director of Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention, or ASAP, of Anderson County, on the left, talks to Rotarian Tony Lester of the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club. Strutner presented a broad overview of drug and alcohol problems in Tennessee and Anderson County. She noted that drug-induced deaths are second only to motor vehicle fatalities in Tennessee.
ASAP plays a critical role in the collection of medications, alcohol compliance checks, and providing educational information through seminars and training sessions. Additional services include treatment referrals, policy analysis, and providing medical lock boxes for homes.
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.
Sakuji Tanaka - President, Rotary International
Jack Bailey - District Governor, District 6780
Pete Peterson - President, Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club