Rotary Club of Sparta Tennessee

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We would be pleased to welcome you in person, join us any Thursday morning at 7AM, 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.



The Sparta Rotary Club welcomes 6 new members.

New members recently inducted into the Sparta Rotary Club are, pictured Left to right are: District 6780 Governor Elect Beth Stubbs with new Rotarians: Michael Hale, Susan Kirby, Vencent Bell, Kristna Lewis, Karen Weaver, Steve Ware and Sparta Rotary Club President John Downs.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business professionals who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world.


The Sparta Rotary Club was founded in 1935 and currently supports more than 20 different service projects, both locally and around the world. Our continued growth ensures this work will continue well into the future.

Sparta Rotary President Elect, Beth Stephens presented a $250 check to the White County High School Interact Club. Treasurer James Crider accepted the check on behalf of the club.

Sparta Rotary Club receives prestigious award Community Partner Award from Woodman of the World

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The Woodmen of the World recently presented the Sparta Rotary Club with their Community Partner Award for 2014.


Pictured above are Tim Bumbalough and Regina Wilhite from Woodmen of the World along with Sparta Rotary Club president John Downs.

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RYLA 2014

White County High School Students Paul Gibson, Whitney Kirby, Lucas Sulluvan, Sarah Wilson and Jocelyn Davis joined approximately 160 other high school students at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) held on September 20th at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, TN. Attendees were selected from across middle Tennessee based on proven leadership ability. 

RYLA, a Rotary sponsored event, helps young adults discover their true potential and develop the skills needed to be leaders in their schools, communities, and in everyday life.

The Sparta Rotary Club would like to commend these students on the excellent job they did representing our community!

3rd Grade Dictionary Project

Every year for the past 8 years, the Sparta Rotary Club under the leadership of Rotarian Don Randolph who has headed the project, has provided dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the White County school district, to include interested home schooled children. Pictured below are some of Rotarians at the schools where they delivered the dictionaries.

Rotarian Henrietta Goodwin with the Northfield Elementary School 3rd Graders, and there brand new dictionaries

Rotary Youth Exchange Students 2014


ThThis year the Rotary District 6780 youth exchange is hosting students (4 boys and 3 girls) from Germany, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy. These students will enhance the lives of the people they meet and interact with, and will give us all an opportunity to understand the languages, and cultures of other countries, as will they. Truely broadening the world community.




In the early afternoon of April 23, 2014 a call came in on 911 that two kayakers were in trouble on the Calf Killer River near the old Sparta water plant. Rescue workers from the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, the Sparta Fire Department, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Sparta Police department immediately responded to the call.

Two of these rescue workers ended up in the icy river that day in a valiant effort to save the lives of two men they did not know. 

The Rotary Club of Sparta recently recognized Officer David Grissom and Rescue Squad Member Zachary Cunningham for exemplifying “Service above Self” in a way that few of us will ever be called upon to do. 

On behalf of the Sparta Rotary Club and our community, thank you gentlemen for all that you do.


White County participants below are (left to right): Attiah Hicks, Becca O'dell, Donna Fare, Ken Guidara, John Downs, Rhett Watts and Hayden Holder. Participants not pictured were: WCHS Interact Sponsor Ann Jones, Nancy Marsh and Nancy Downs.

Members of the Sparta Rotary Club and White County High School Interact Club joined forces to help the McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club in the 7th Annual "River Ride and Cleanup" on Saturday July 19t

WCHS students Rhett Watts and Hayden Holder claimed first prize for the most unusual find with an ancient computer monitor.

First prize was a brand new bike! Unfortunately it isn’t made for two.

Paul Bailey, State Representative from the 43rd District was the guest speaker at the Sparta Rotary Club. Paul brought the club up to date on legislative actions taking place this legislative session.