Rotary Club of Sparta Tennessee

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We would be pleased to welcome you in person, join us any Thursday Afternoon at Noon (12:00) at the Sparta Senior Citizens Center, located at 321 E Bronson St.

What would it take to change the world?

 

Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

 

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

 

We are a group of people dedicated to making our communities, and the world a better place to live.

 

 



Our 52nd Annual Rotary BBQ was again in the words of our world famous club icon, John Hunter, Bigger and Better than ever. We'd like to thank all that attended for their support.   The club extends a very special thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for their tremendous support.  

 

Our Corporate Sponsors were:  

Tri State Distribution

Don Randolph Investments

Bank of White County

St Thomas Highland Hospital

Hunter Funeral Home

Buddy Dicus CPA

Ken Guidara Investigations

Cumberland Family Care

Best Bail Bonds

Citizens Bank

Federal Mogul

 

Check out the pictures below and enjoy the BBQ from the pictures.

The Sparta Rotary Club is pleased to recognize Wade Fare as our community’s newest Paul Harris Fellow.


 

The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.


 

Sparta Rotary Club Past-President John Downs had the honor and pleasure of recognizing "Coach Fare" for his many contributions to our community and to the success of the Sparta Rotary Club in its commitment to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, improve the health of mothers and children, support education, and encourage economic growth in our community and abroad.

Sparta Rotary Club Membership Chair, Julie Anderson welcomed 3 new members to the club. The new members from top to bottom are: Terri Whited, Rob Cole, Jim Clark. Welcome new members.

Sparta Rotary Club Inducts new President, and Board for 2016 - 2017 at the Club's annual Installation Dinner

Board Memebers L-R: Bill Loos (past President), Alan Marsh, PDG (Secretary), Steve Ware, Member, and President elect 2017, George Weber, Member, Michael Hale, Member, Julie Anderson, Member, Mischelle Ferrell, Member, Ed Baldwin, Treasurer, Larryt Battle, President 2016- 2017, Fred Heitman, District Governor. 

Paul Harris Fellowship Chairman, Don Randolph presents out goiing President Bill Loos with a Paul Harris Fellowship for his work as Club president 2015-2016. Congratulations Bill.

Congratulations to our newest member Gary Cochran, being inducted by Club Membership Chairman Steve Ware.

Congratulations to all of the members of the Rotary Club of Sparta. 

Our club received numerous awards & honorable mentions during the Rotary District 6780 Conference last Weekend.

Awards the Rotary Club of Sparta received for 2015-2016 include:

- Star Club (Superstar + 2)

- Globe Club Award

- Youth Service (Gold Level 4)

- Polio Plus

- Miller-Folin Award ( 31-50 Members)

- Donna Fare (Vocational Services Committee Chair)

- Don Randolph (RYLA Chair)

- John Downs (TRECS)

- Bill Loos (TRECS) 

 

- John Downs (DLA)

Our club banner is looking full. Thank you all for your continued "Service Above Self”.

Sparta Rotary Club welcomes a new member.

The Sparta Rotary Club welcomes our newest member, Jake Crowder,  pictured below (R) along with his sponsor and Club Membership Chair; Steve Ware (L).

 

 

While Jake is our newest member he is certainly no stranger to Rotary. Jake spent a year in the Ukraine as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student and several months in Denmark as an intern with the Rotary New Generations Exchange Program.

 

 

We are very excited to have Jake as the newest member of our Club!!

The Rotary Club of Sparta presented Judy Williams of the Sparta White County Little League with a check for $250 to support their youth programs. 

Our own Buddy Dicus gave a fantastic presentation to the club members on the changes to the tax laws that take effect in 2016, as well as gave a great overview of what we should take into consideration when filing our taxes for 2015. Thanks Buddy for a great presentation.

 

The Rotary Club of Sparta conducted its 2016 road rallye on Saturday 01/30/16 traversing through several communities between Sparta, and Crossville.

 

The weather was fabulous, and the scenery along the many routes was absolutely stunning

 

The club topped off the rallye with a fabulous dinner and great fellowship at Forte's Restaurant in Crossville.  District Governor Elect Fred Heitman joined us for dinner and our social event. 

 

Congratulations to Don & Angela Randolph, this year's winning team.   

 

The rallye was a tremendous success do to the many hours of planning, running the routes, preparing the rallye instructions, and herding the teams by Larry and Bette Battle.   Thanks Larry and Bette for organizing another great event.  

Our own Henrietta Goodwin gave a fantsatic presentation to the club today on the Senior Citizens Center. She discussed the budget, fund raising, and the many activities that are available to our senior citizens in the Sparta - White County Area. The center is a not for profit organization organized under the IRS provision of 501(c)(3). Thanks Henrietta for sharing all the great things the center does for the community. And a special thanks to the staff, volunteers, and the Board of the center for all they do to make it an asset in our community.

Past Club President John Downs receiving the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award for his financial support of the Roatry Foundation from District Governor Elect Fred Heitman

Club President Bill Loos presents a check for $500 to Buddy Dicus in Support of the annual Tangent Christmas Party (Buddy's Kids) on behalf of the Sparta Rotary Club. 

District Governor Beth Stubbs spoke to the Sparta Rotary Club on Rotary Impertives, and involvement in the our community, the nation, and the world. 

District Governor Beth Stubbs, Assist District Governor Jeff McKinley (left), and Club President Bill Loos (right).

District Governor Beth Stubbs spent time during her visit to the Sparta Rotary Club to visit the newly completed Rotary Veterans Park