Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Larry Kain followed by Kaavya Thanigaivelan Jul 28, 2017
Golf Tournament Wrap Up then RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership
Mike Tucker - Author Aug 04, 2017
Aspirations – a personal journey to achieving my dreams
Aspirations – a personal journey to achieving my dreams

Michael J. Tucker grew up in the cold northern climate of Pittsburgh, PA, and an only child, he was often trapped indoors and left to his own devices, where he would create space ships out of cardboard boxes, convert his mother’s ironing board into a horse and put on his Sunday suit and tie and his father’s fedora and become a newspaper reporter or police detective. This experience left him with an unlimited imagination and the ability to write electrifying short stories and novels. 
Mike is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Aquarius Falling and Capricorn’s Collapse. His published short stories available on Amazon are: Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon, The New Neighbor, The Hemingway Notes, The King’s Man, and the Amazon best selling short story series, Katie Savage, and The Gardner Painting: A Katie Savage Story. In addition to his poetry collection, Your Voice Spoke To My Ear, his work also appears in the Civil War Anthology, Filtered Through Time, and By Blood or By Marriage, a Harpeth River Writers Anthology. 
Reviewers of Mike’s novels have compared his writing to: Thomas Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons, and J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. 
Albert Beckus, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Austin Peay University recently wrote of his novels: “They move naturalistically in the American literary tradition of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, but with a twist…as found in The Great Gatsby.”

 

Kim Randell Aug 11, 2017
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County

We are a faith-based nonprofit creating partnerships to build affordable homes, stronger communities, and life-changing opportunities for hard-working families in Williamson and Maury Counties.

Dr. Molly Chatterjee and Roger Greenup Aug 18, 2017
Our Rotary International Project in India
Kip Dodson Aug 25, 2017
The Fair Tax
The Fair Tax

We all know club member Kip Dodson as a successful entrepreneur, but he also serves as the Executive Director of the FAIRtax of TN Group.  During this time of national discussion about tax reform, Kip will speak to the club about the FAIRtax. 

Strategic planning, ideal operations, and solving business, sales, marketing/advertising problems has been a main focus throughout Kip's career. His first professional career started as an Imagineer at Walt Disney World - job title was maintenance engineering co-op and his office was behind China in EPCOT Center. After 18 months there, Rockwell Automation then lured him away, where he started his 23 year career. Kip out-performed in his duties for multiple Fortune 500 firms as he established himself as a unique leader. 

He later became an entrepreneur building uniquely strong businesses. One is A Moment's Peace Salon & Day Spa in Franklin, TN, which for the last 15 years is the best within its segments. A Moment’s Peace employs 55 staff, services 50,000 client appointments per year and it has grown three times over since 2004. In concert with his wife Koren they have made it truly unique. www.amomentspeace.com

No speaker Sep 01, 2017
Club Assembly
Police Chief Jeff Hughes Sep 08, 2017
Brentwood Police Department
Brentwood Police Department
Fire Chief Brian Goss Sep 15, 2017
Brentwood Fire Department
Brentwood Fire Department
Public Service Picnic on 9/21 - No Meeting Sep 22, 2017
Andy Bailey, Speaker.Coach.Entrepreneur.Columunist Sep 29, 2017
Coaching Entrepreneurs
Coaching Entrepreneurs

Andy Bailey is a serial entrepreneur who spends the
majority of his time coaching other entrepreneurs, business
owners, leaders and teams to grow dynamic businesses that
focus on: people, strategy, execution and cash. When he’s not coaching,
Andy is relaying his business and leadership experiences to readers of his recurring Forbes,
Huffington Post, SmallBizDaily and AllBusiness columns and to audience members at
professional events and conferences.


He is Founder and Head Coach at Petra Coach, an entrepreneurial coaching firm. Based
on his years of entrepreneurism (he started his first company in college and achieved Inc.
500 status as one of the fastest growing businesses in America) and facilitating company planning
sessions around the globe, Andy can cut through organizational BS faster than a hot
knife though warm butter. He shows organizations the logjams thwarting their success and coaches them past urgent day-to-day fire drills so they can address and execute important higher-level business strategies.

Dr. Janet F. Smith, Pres. Columbia State College Oct 06, 2017
Columbia State Community College
Columbia State Community College

. Smith was named president of Columbia State Community College in late November 2007, and officially took over the presidency on February 18, 2008.

Smith grew up in Houston County, near Erin, Tennessee.  She attended Austin Peay State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree with a major in health and physical education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.  Following Austin Peay, she earned a Doctorate in higher education from George Peabody College for Teachers, Vanderbilt University. She has participated in post-graduate studies at North Carolina State University, Indiana University, Mississippi State University and Harvard.

Dr. Smith is very active in the communities that Columbia State serves – she has presented at area and state conferences, clubs, organizations and events.  She currently serves on the Workforce Investment Board, Maury Alliance Board of Directors, Leadership Middle Tennessee Alumni Association, and Maury Advisory Board to First Farmers Bank, Maury County Leadership Alumni Association, Nashville Symphony Advisory Council and the Family Support Center Board.  In addition, Smith is President of the Tennessee College Association and a member of the national advisory board for the Higher Education Research and Development Institute.

Smith is married to James (Jim) W. Fowler, who is a retired community college Librarian.  They reside in Columbia, Tennessee, with their daughter Alexandra Hiles.  She enjoys gardening, art, and muscle cars.

Tennesse State Senator Bo Watson Oct 13, 2017
Tennessee- A Family Budget
Tennessee- A Family Budget

Every Tennessee family lives on a budget.  So does Tennessee's state government.

 

Tennessee Senate Finance, Ways and Means chairman, Senator Bo Watson, is traveling across the state discussing Tennessee's 2017-18 budget with community and business leaders.

 

Chairman Watson's "Tennessee- A Family Budget" talk has three

objectives:

 

                 - engage Tennessee's tax payers in the state's budget process,

                 - review the state's budget checkbook and identify the state's priorities, and

                 - discuss future issues that may have a financial impact on the state's budget.

 

Michelle Conn, Snr. Dr. of Strategic Partnerships Oct 20, 2017
International Justic Mission
International Justic Mission

Michelle Conn serves as IJM’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. She travels throughout Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas to educate people about IJM’s work and provide opportunities for engagement in the work of justice. She joined IJM in 1999 as the first-ever fund development staff member, and has traveled to experience IJM’s casework in India, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya and Uganda.

Before joining IJM, Michelle worked for ten years for the United Ways in Florida, Arizona and Tennessee. She received a B.A. in public relations and journalism from Auburn University. Michelle lives in Whites Creek, TN, with her husband and son.

Community Service Award Oct 27, 2017
Annual Community Service Award