International  Service has become a major emphasis for Lawrenceburg Rotary.  Our club supports The Rotary Foundation on a yearly basis and leads a World Community Service project in Honduras. 

 

 

World Community Service--Honduras Project

Since 2006 the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club along with several other Rotary clubs in Middle and West Tennessee, and North Alabama, have been traveling to Southern Honduras to address health and quality-of- life issues in impoverished communities.  Our effort has been recognized in the Rotarian Magazine, the ROTI Breadbasket (newsletter of the international fellowship of Rotarians on the Internet), and Rotary Voices (an internet BLOG published by Rotary International).                              

 

Funding for these projects comes from various Rotary Clubs, private donations and Rotary International District Grants.  Results of the team’s effort will have a long term affect on the lives of thousands of men, women and children and will go a long way in building relationships between the United States and impoverished Third World Countries.  Our club is a firm believer in the principle of building goodwill and friendship one family and one village at a time.

 

Over the years, the team has addressed literacy, clean water, health, and quality-of-life issues in partnership with several clubs within Districts 6760, 6860, 4250, 7190, 7950, and 7210

 

CLICK HERE FOR A 2015 PROJECT UPDATE

 

CLICK HERE FOR A 2014 PROJECT UPDATE

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO OF THE 2012 PROJECT

 

CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THIS PROJECT AS IT EXISTED IN 2010

 

 

 

As Rotarian Neal Beard wrote in 2010: "It’s so easy to live in ignorance of how millions of people at our doorstep live everyday of their lives.  But to be there and see how much something as common as a water well, or simple electrical wiring in a home, or a few books, pencils and paper can change lives, is unbelievably amazing. Our experience in Honduras has certainly changed our lives forever".

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Together, under the banner of Rotary, we saw firsthand what it means to

Make Dreams Real”.

 

The Rotary Foundation

Lawrenceburg Rotarians have supported The Rotary Foundation   for over forty years.  The club encourages individual contributions and promotes the foundation during one or more annual programs that describe the organization's purpose, activities and successes.  Lawrenceburg Rotary matches individual contributions on a dollar for dollar basis, and makes direct foundation gifts to support matching grant applications.

 

By March, 2016 our club had recognized 281 Paul Harris Fellows with lifetime contributions in excess of $350,000.  In 2007, Lawrenceburg Rotary became the third club in District 6760 to be certified as a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.  

 

Several of our members  have contributed beyond the Paul Harris Fellow level to become Multiple Paul Harris Fellows and Major Donors.  We are pleased to recognize the following active Rotarians who have achieved this status.

  

 

 John Harold Webb  Major Donor         
 Dr. Virgil Crowder Jr.  Major Donor
 William E. Phillips  Major Donor
 Ronald Oneal Beard  Major Donor
 James L. Johnston  Major Donor
 Dr. John M. Beasley  Major Donor
 Charles S. Brewer  Major Donor
 Jane M. Jennings  Major Donor

 

Paul Wayne PHF + 8 Ron Bond PHF + 2 Dennison Miner PHF + 1
James Keaton PHF + 6 Keith Rohling

PHF + 2

Jimmy Hickman

PHF + 1
J. Patrick Hollman PHF + 6 Tiffany Cope PHF + 2 Bill Story PHF + 1

Bill Caudle

PHF + 6 Tina Collier Holt PHF + 2 Margaret Weathers PHF + 1 
Polly Marsh PHF + 5 Scott Beasley PHF + 2 Jim Bush PHF + 1
Bert Spearman PHF + 5 Rick Copeland PHF + 1  Donna Pack PHF + 1

Ronald L. Evans

PHF + 4
Jim Ward PHF + 1 Heath Hill PHF + 1

Todd Tingle

PHF + 4 Steve Wright PHF + 1 John Birdsong PHF + 1

David L. Allen

PHF + 3 Randy Brewer PHF + 1 Chris Inman PHF + 1
Jack Grinnell PHF + 3 John Johnstone PHF + 1  Roy Ross PHF + 1
Jeff Johnson PHF + 3     Jeff Noblin PHF + 1
           

 

Paul Harris Fellows recognized by our club are posted on a plaque located in Beasley Hall, and a complete list of active Rotarians who are Paul Harris Fellows may be viewed by  clicking here .

 

Group Study Exchange
Lawrenceburg was active in Group Study Exchange from the early 1980's until the programs discontinuation by The Rotary Foundation under its Future Vision Initiative.  GSE team members were young professionals who were nominated by local Rotary Clubs and selected by a district committee. Three active Lawrenceburg Rotarians got their first real exposure to Rotary as members of Group Study Exchange Teams.  We are proud to recognize these individuals:


Randy Brewer  ----   Japan
Bob Augustin   ----   Japan
Jack Grinnell  -- Caribbean
 
GSE Teams have visited Lawrenceburg from throughout the world.

  Countries include:

 

Australia

Norway
Argentina
Brazil
Uganda/Kenya
Caribbean
South Korea
France
Turkey
India
England
Japan

 

 


In 2007, PDG James Johnston led a Group Study Exchange Team to the Provence area of France.  Our club also sponsored Charles Wayne Wright, an auditor with the Tennessee Department of Revenue as one of the Team Members.  Jim Johnston gave an excellent presentation on the team's visit.

 

In addition to making formal presentations, GSE Team members spent time with host families during their visit.  Local Rotarians reported that hosting these outstanding young professionals is a very rewarding experience.  Life long friendships have resulted from Group Study Exchange visits.

 

              

 

 

 

 Five Avenues of Service at Lawrenceburg Rotary

 

 

Club

 

Vocational

 

Community

 

International

 

Youth