Can you “imagine” being a member of the Rotary Club of Farragut – or any local Rotary club – and serving your community in a variety of ways? Our Family of Rotary is a very special group of 92 who come together weekly to spread the ideals and goals of our club and of Rotary International.
“Imagine Rotary” is our worldwide theme for 2022-2023.
Rotary is the world’s largest service organization – more than 31,000 clubs in 160 countries with 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. Our membership is composed of local business and professional leaders – women and men – united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
We meet weekly at Fox Den County Club at 12:15 p.m. and adjourn at 1:15 or sooner.
Long ago in another galaxy, Rotary was an all-male organization. Not now. Our president and leader this year is Megan Belcher. Val Privett is our president-elect and Teri Jo Fox is vice president. Val and Teri Jo will follow Megan as our next two presidents.
The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. We develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues – children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. We also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students – both outbound and inbound.
Rotary also has a global service project – the eradication of polio. Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.
Farragut Rotary sponsors three high school Interact clubs at Hardin Valley Academy, Farragut High School and the Christian Academy of Knoxville. We also sponsor a college age Rotaract club at Pellissippi State Community College.
Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” At every meeting every Rotarian recites the Rotary Four Way Test that we live by:
- First, is it the truth?
- Second, is it fair to all concerned?
- Third, will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Fourth, is it beneficial to all concerned?
If you are interested in visiting and exploring membership, please join us for our luncheon meeting as our guest and check us out. If you have questions about membership, drop an email to Past President Tom King and he can answer your questions.
Remember – Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., at Fox Den Country Club!
Tom King has been the editor of newspapers in Texas and California and also worked in Tennessee and Georgia.