Rotary Club of Sparta Tennessee Club number 3888 District #6780 Chartered 1935
Rotary Club of Sparta TennesseeClub number 3888District #6780Chartered 1935

Upcoming Presentations

Below is the schedule for our upcoming presentations.

 

If you can’t provide a program as scheduled, please inform Steve Ware at least a couple of weeks prior to the scheduled program, so we can reschedule you or get another program to replace the scheduled one.

 

  • Oct 3               Club Assembly
  • Oct 12             John Downs – Polio Awareness
  • Sep 28             Richard Taylor, Sparta Fire Department
  • Oct 5               Club Assembly – Rotary BBQ Discussion
  • Oct 12             John Downs - World Polio Day
  • Oct 19             Jerry Rocco
  • Oct 26             Eddie Rogers
  • Nov 2              Steve Page
  • Nov 9              Veterans' Day Presentation
  • Nov 16            Alan Tatum
  • Nov 23            Thanksgiving – No Meeting
  • Nov 30            David Vaughn
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Presentations

Thursday September 28, 2017

Richard Taylor presented about fire safety and prevention. Thank you Richard for your valuable information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday September 14, 2017

Caroline Hudson spoke on personal injury law and presented the club with valuable information and insight in making more informed decisions regarding the purchasing of insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday August 31, 2017

Don Randolph speaks on bitcoin and other block chain currencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday April 20, 2017

Steve Colquitt & Carla Sabatka presentation about Clean Heart Christian Ministries in Sparta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday March 23, 2017

Vencent Bell (Rotarian & CEO of the Sparta YMCA) gave presentation about the YMCA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday February 16, 2017

Chrissy Gross, Account Manager for Auto Glass Service in Cookeville discussed the proceeds of auto windshield repair & replacement. Thank you for the very informative talk!

Thursday February 9, 2017

Buddy Dicus gave us an excellent presentation today about the upcoming tax season and the changes coming to the tax code with the new administration. Thank you to Buddy for this valuable bit of advice!

Thursday February 2, 2017

A teacher from WCHS 4-H Club, with Students gave a presentation today. Thank you to everyone for attending!

 

Thursday January 26, 2017

David Vaughn gave today's Rotary program about fiber optic connection to the home. After the meeting, Sparta Rotary Club members were treated to a demonstration by Greg McCaskey on how fiber optic cable is spliced.

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Randy Balasky was our guest speaker today. Randy did a fabulous presentation on Japanese pottery, culture, religion, and life in Japan in general. Randy has been on a Christian mission in Japan for about 4 years.

 

Date Needed

Jason Hurley, Director of simulation lab at Whitson-Haster School of Nursing at Tennessee Technical University gave a fantastic presentation on how the University is incorporating simulations into the training of medical personnel at the University. A very interesting presentation on how technology is enhancing the experience students get during their training, that they would otherwise have had to wait until they actually gained the experience with a patient. Thank you Jason. Pictured with Jason (L) are club members Henrietta Goodwin, and George Weber.

 

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Thelma Pippen of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, October 2016. Pictured with Thelma is Past Club President, Donna Fare.

 

 

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Sparta Rotary Club Member Jake Crowder gave a fantastic presentatioin to the club of his experience as a Rotary Exchange Student to The Ukraine in 2006-2007. It was great to get a first hand impression of his experiences, and life in Ukraine. Thanks Jake.

 

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Brad Walker, pastor at First Baptist Church provided a message about the impact that Dr Martin Luther King had on him, and how it affects him in his dealings with people everyday. A very rousing and inspirational presentation to the club.

 

 

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Ed Gilley,Committee Chairman of Boy Scout Troop 175 spoke to the Sparta Rotary Club, and extended his thanks to the Rotary Club of Sparta for being Troop 175's long-time (50 plus years) corporate sponsor. Ed discussed the structure and activities of Troop 175.

 

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Tina Miller, assessor of property for White County made a very informative presentation to the Sparta Rotary Club today. Tina gave a very concise overview of how the assessor office does its job, and what it means to the assessed value of property and revenue in White County. Tina did stress that they do not determine taxes, they just do the assessing of the property. Thanks Tina for a great overview. Steve Ware, Rotary President elect 2017 -2018 is thanking Tina.

 

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Dennis Smith of AirMedCare made a presentation to the club outlining Air ambulance helicopter service available in White County and the Upper Cumberland region.

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Margaret Petre describes the Sparta Green Market from concept to roll out & anticipated future growth.

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Senator Paul Bailey gave the club a great legislative update.

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Mayor Jeff Young and Alderman Jim Floyd addressed the club on the need to increase the sales tax in Sparta to provide support for the roads in the city.

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Marlene DeLong of the American Cancer Society discussed the Relay for Life as well as discussed programs such as the 80 by 2018 program to help make people aware of Colon Cancer. The goal is for 80% of the population to become informed and screened for Colon Cancer.

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Fellow Rotarian, and Financial Advisor, Don Randolph discusses the Rotary Foundation "Million Dollar Dinner" fund raiser.  Don  also explained the U S Dept of Labor's regulatory "Fiduciary Rule" and how it affects all Americans.

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Miss Teen Tennessee Sara Ward discussed her experiences associated with Miss Teen Tennessee to the Sparta Rotary Club.

 

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Sparta Rotary Sponsors the American Legion, Boys, and Girls State.

 

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Alan Gregory, Mgr of Auto Zone in Sparta gave a great presentation on what goes on at our local Autozone Store. Here he is discussing automotive brake systems.

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Mystery Murder Author R.D. Sherrill makes a presentation to the Sparta Rotary Club.

His works include:

  • Average Joe
  • Fatal Vision
  • Friday Night Frights
  • Murder U
  • Red Dog Saloon

 

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Club Member Susan Kirby gave a rousing presentation on how to protect ourselves from Fraud, and scams. It was a very informative and well timed program. Thank you Susan.

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Club Member Michael Hale, gave the club a fantastic presentation of Geneaolgy, and how to get information on family geneaolgy. Michael is the Geneaolgy guru at the White County Library, so if you need assistance, stop by the library and see Michael. Thanks Michael, it was a great stimulator fo us.

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Ginny Evans gave a presentation to the club members on the healing properties of Herbal Essiac Tea.

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Donna Fare, Club Member and a Reserach Horticultualrist provided the club with a superb presentation on the proper ways to trim and prune bushes, trees and schrubs. Thanks Donna.

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Cathy Farley gave the program to the club and she revealed all of her deep dark secrets of her life before The Library. Watch her, she know a lot of those military acronyms that she pretends she doesn't. Great program Cathy, thanks.

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Pastor John Phillips of the River Christian Church of Sparta spoke to the Sparta Rotary Club today. A very interesting story of how he began his ministry here in Sparta. The Church currently meets at the YMCA in Sparta on Sundays.

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Rotary International is closing in on the elimination of Polio in the world.
Our club was blessed with a very optimistic, and factual update by Club Member and Past President John Downs. He covered the successes that Rotary International is having as they are closing in on the eradication of Polio in the World.

 

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Our program today was given by Joyce Tatum. Joyce is the wife of Alan Tatum, a long time member of the Sparta Rotray Club.

Joyce is an author as well as a reknowned story teller, Joyce travels far and wide to share and tell her stories. Joyce gave us a very interesting, lively, and informative talk on one of her recent books, The book is a complilation of stories, folk lore, and the like, of life in Tennessee. The title of the book is "From The Mountains To The River Mostly True Stories Worth Tellin'"

We had some good humor and bantering during her presentation. Thanks Joyce.

 

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Regina Tomlinson of  N & L Business Systems Inc.  (Cookeville & Livingston) discussed multifunctional copiers, printers & related services available in the greater Sparta area. She proudly announced numerous well established clients in Sparta. & White County. 

 

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Margaret Petre discussed tomorrow’s "Sparta Green Market” at Liberty Square - Metcalfe Park (4pm - 7 pm).  The Green Market will be followed by Bluegrass at the Sparta Amphitheater at 7 pm.

Seventeen area vendors are registered to showcase and sell their local products.  Several downtown area businesses and restaurants will extend their hours into the evening to bring back that hometown experience many of us long for. This Green Market is the first in a series of Green Markets scheduled for the next few months on the third Friday afternoon, 4pm - 7pm.

 

Thursday July 23, 2015

Don Randolph, currently the Chairman for Youth Services for Rotary District 6780, past District Assistant Governor, and Club President, gave the Sparta Rotary Club a presentation on RYLA, and Youth Services.

 

Thursday July 16, 2015

Dr. Pat Bagley, Ph.d of Tennessee Tech University & Cookeville Rotary Noon Club member. 
Made a Presentation to the Sparta Rotary Club about Rotary Clean Water Projects in the Dominican Republic and in Panama.

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Jackson Dronebarger a recent Rotary Club of Sparta meeting with his father, Kurt. Dronebarger thanked the Sparta Rotary Club members and discussed the many things he learned about the workings of state government while attending Boys State this year.

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14 year old Sparta resident Dani Auberger demonstrated her black belt Karate skills before the Rotary Club of Sparta. Representing the U S Karate Team, Auberger is preparing to go abroad to participate in the international Karate competition.

 

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