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Upcoming Programs:

Thursday, March 15 (8:00 am)
Jenni Veal, Tourism Coordinator, Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association.

Thursday, March 22 (8:00 am)
We'll meet at the MONTEAGLE INN... not the Sewanee Inn, for this meeting. The speaker will be Ron Aphum, Rotary District Governor Nominee, who will present information about International Rotary program "Heart to Heart".

Thursday, March 29 (8:00 am)
Professor Nicolas Roberts on Middle Eastern Studies.


We hold a breakfast Meeting at 8:00 am Central time every Thursday morning at the Sewanee Inn. From I-24 take Exit 134, turn left and go west on US Hwy 41A for about four miles and turn right onto University Avenue - we're about a half mile on the right, at the golf course.
Come join us for breakfast!

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No Room at the Inn
Due to a scheduling conflict at the Sewanee Inn, the March 22 meeting only will be at the
Monteagle Inn.

Hunger Walk
September 2, 2017
was a great success and loads of fun!

Eight New Paul Harris Fellows

On Thursday November 10, the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary club was pleased to award the Paul Harris Fellowship Award to eight of our members. This prestigious award is given to Rotarians who have attained $1,000 or more in donations to support the work of Rotary International.

Speaking at the meeting, Rotary District Governor J. Fred Heitman explained the wide variety of projects supported by Rotary International that includes schools, water projects, microloans, medical care and hunger relief around the world.

The awards were presented by Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club Foundation Chair Dan Hatfield, District Foundation Chair Beth Stubbs and District Governor J. Fred Heitman to Barry Rollins, Tracy Temples, Mike Roark, Woody Deutsch, Henry Blizzard, John Solomon, Haynes Roberts, and Scott Anderson. The awards were followed by a presentation by Lee Ann Bachlund, Vice President for Admissions for the University of the South.

Some Recent Accomplishments

We have grown our membership from 43 to 50 with all growth coming in the under 50 age groups. We started a very vibrant Rotaract program at the University of the South. We raised $17,353 in our annual Hunger Walk to support local food pantries.

We Increased our endowed scholarship at the University of the South from $65,000 to $95,000 through gifts, pledges and proceeds from our annual golf tournament. And, our fourth Cajun Supper, which was recently held and is expected to net about $3,000 to support Rotary's Heart to Heart project in Mexico and the Haiti Institute at Sewanee.

John Bratton Honored

Pictured here are Henry Blizzard, Haynes Roberts, and John Hille with Vice Chancellor John McCardell and Honoree John Bratton.

At a recent club social, John Bratton was honored by the Rotary Club for his long standing service to the club. A scholarship at the university has been named in his honor. He has been active for many years in recruiting speakers for the weekly meetings.

The John Gass Bratton Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Scholarship will be awarded annually to local students who attend University of the South. John is the only remaining charter member of the local Rotary Club.

Click here for a video about the presentation.

Cajun Supper Fundraiser

This year's Cajun Supper event held on March 10 was sucessful and fun, feeding somewhere between 200 and 300 people while raising a few thousand dollars for our International projects.

Dr Min Wang Speaks
October 26

Dr. Ming Wang is a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. He has performed over 55,000 vision procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors, so he has been called "The doctors' doctor".

Dr. Wang grew up in communist China. He came to this country with only $50. Today, he is a world-class eye surgeon and is the ONLY surgeon in the state who performs 3D SMILE, 3D LASIK, 3D Karma, 3D Raindrop, 3D Forever Young Lens and 3D Laser Cataract Surgery.

Dave Stevens gives TED Talk

At a combined meeting of the Franklin County A.M. Rotary Club and the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club, hosted at the Sewanee Inn last week, local author Dave Stevens of Estill Springs mesmerized the Rotarians and guests with his theories on the future survivability of mankind during a "TED Talk" to both clubs.

"Stevens is a retired former U.S. Navy Commander, who was a nuclear weapons qualified Navy fighter pilot", said Rotary Assistant District 6780 Governor Alan Clark of the A.M. Club as he introduced Stevens. "He served as Strike Operations Officer for the Persian Gulf War. With a Top Secret clearance, he led classified defense programs, test piloted new F-18 fighters and earned an aviation patent. He's sailed around world, been to over 30 countries, 10 miles above the earth, 600 feet below the Atlantic and survived hundreds of his own carrier landings. Dave has aerospace engineering degrees from Cornell and the University of Michigan, with graduate work in astrophysics and statistics. With an Advisory Board of renowned experts, he creates reality-based stories to entertain and warn."