|About ORBRC - Club Assembly|
Periodically, 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 August 2, 2017 Assembly.
President Dean Cheatham reported:
ORBRC continues to support the International Friendship Bell project in Oak Ridge, with groundbreaking scheduled for Sept. 21, International Peace Day.
District Conference is scheduled for April 2018 on a cruise ship to the Bahamas, with several Rotary work projects to choose from on shore.
ORBRC will try to schedule more hands-on projects this year, including painting a school ballpark and working with Habitat For Humanity.
ORBRC will also support the Christmas Angels project, the book distribution at the Oak Ridge Holiday Parade, the Literacy Luncheon, the Career Pathways program, and the second year of the Flatwater Festival on Melton Lake. The Flatwater Festival Oak Ridge is a joint effort by the three Oak Ridge Rotary Clubs to promote a festival featuring human-powered sports to the Melton Lake waterfront.
ORBRC will plant 100 trees this year as part of Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s call to plant a tree for every member of Rotary.
ORBRC set aside $500 this year for a project for the many new members in the club. The new members will choose the project and carry it out.
Jim Palmer reported:
The Haiti Water project has a goal of 1,000 bio-sand filters this year. Contributions from our club and members, along with contributions from other Rotary clubs, will generate matching funds from District 6780 and Rotary International.
Derrick Hammond reported:
The program committee (Cathy Toth, Pat Postma and Derrick) appreciated the feedback from club members on plans for programs this year.