|About ORBRC - Club Assembly|
Periodically, a ORBRC conducts a Club Assembly, to inform, educate, and challenge the membership about the status of club plans and activities for the current Rotary Year. Following is a summary of the December 7, 2016 Assembly.
Club Assembly December 2016
President Emily Jernigan reported that:
-We raised $912 for Hunters for the Hungry, triple our goal.
-ORBRC joined with several other organizations to pilot a new program, Career Pathways, intended to build self-confidence and motivation to disadvantaged young people by providing nine weeks of work experience in a real job at a local business. They also receive mentoring and financial tutoring at ORHS.
-ORBRC needed to move from Tech20/20 in October. A search for a new meeting place was initiated promptly. It is nearing completion. Meanwhile, the club has been meeting on a temporary basis in the large meeting room at the Oak Ridge Utility District. Our new caterer continues to do a fine job.
-We have taken in ten new members this Rotary Year. The club goal is nine new members for the entire year.
-ORBRC supported five students in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program.
-We licensed use of the club’s logo, Explore Oak Ridge, to a civic organization, the Secret City Festival, for use in the city’s summer festival, Celebrate Oak Ridge.
-We, along with neighboring Rotary clubs, donated a total of $10,000 to a site for the Friendship Bell.
-We are working with neighboring Rotary clubs to develop a major fundraiser based on summer water events.
ORBRC Foundation Chair Fred Barry reported that:
-The Foundation distributed $13,500 in grants during 2016.
-The Foundation donated approximately $5,000 to designated charities during 2016.
-The club auction raised approximately $10,000; other income totaled about $8,000.
-The Foundation is budgeting $15,000 for Community Action Grants in 2017.