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Jon Robinson was named the general manager of the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 14, 2016 after spending the previous two seasons as director of player personnel with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He was promoted to Executive Vice President/General Manager on Jan. 5, 2017 following a season in which the Titans tripled their win total from a year ago, finishing 9-7 in 2016.

Since his arrival, he has overseen one of the more dramatic offseasons in recent franchise history as the team traded for RB DeMarco Murray from the Philadelphia Eagles; jumped into free agency, signing WR Rishard Matthews, C Ben Jones, S Rashad Johnson, CB Brice McCain, CB Antwon Blake and LB Sean Spence; and traded the number one overall selection in the NFL Draft to the Los Angeles Rams for multiple selections in this past year’s and the 2017 draft.

In his role at Tampa Bay, prior to joining the Titans, Robinson oversaw all areas of the scouting department, both college and pro, in addition to free agency preparation, evaluating players in the NFL and other professional leagues. He also assisted with college scouting and preparation for the NFL Draft.

Jon Robinson
May 04, 2018
 
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The issue of Human Trafficking also known as Modern Day Slavery is in every community in the world. It is a $150B business and globally effects 45 million people from every social economic background. In the US alone it is 9.8 billion annually with an estimate of 300,000 children trafficking in the US every year. 

 

The Rotary Action Group Against Slavery is addressing this issue through Rotary Clubs working within their own communities across the world. Whether working on issues of poverty, clean water, education, etc or supporting victim rescue/restoration, these clubs are making a difference in the lives of people by directly addressing the root areas of the issue accomplishing the action step of keeping people from becoming victims of being trafficked.   give examples of how Rotary Clubs have made a difference in the lives of people and action step to address the issue of human trafficking. We will give examples of how Rotary clubs are addressing the issue. Tell the Rotary story how we are making a difference  in peoples lives every Day. 

Dave McCleary
May 11, 2018
 
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District conference - no meeting
May 18, 2018
 
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The Joshua Chamberlain Society of Nashville was founded in late spring 2013 for the sole purpose of aiding fallen and severely injured combat veterans.  In what we believe is a unique mission,  we adopt these veterans, whom we call Heroes, and stay with them for the rest of their lives. To date, we have adopted 5 Heroes and very soon will have another one.  We will continue to adopt more Heroes as funds allow.  JCS/Nashville is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charity with an all volunteer Board of Directors.  All funds raised go to the needs of our Heroes.

Pamela Ross, Joshua Chamberlain Society
May 25, 2018
 
TBD
Jun 01, 2018
 

 Molly went to India late last year to supervise the completion  of our project there. Come see  and hear about the good works that we have down there as well as an update on our activity in Belize from Roger Greenup.

Molly Chatterjee and Roger Greenup
Jun 08, 2018
 
Suzie Lindsey
Jun 15, 2018
 
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From 1985 to 2007, Bill served as Treasurer and Vice Chancellor for Investments of Vanderbilt University where he presided over a ten-fold increase in endowment assets, during which time its investment performance placed in the top quartile of large endowments. Bill received NACUBO’s Rodney H. Adams Award which recognizes significant contributions to the field of endowment management, and the Hirtle Callaghan Award of Investment Leadership with exemplary investment management performance and unwavering professional ethics. He is also the 2008 recipient of Foundation & Endowment Money Management’s Lifetime Achievement award.

Bill also serves on the Board of Directors of Mass Mutual Financial Group, Acadia Realty Trust as well as for the YMCA Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  He is also a Trustee of Kenyon College in Ohio. He authored Get Rich Slowly: Building your Financial Future through Common Sense and is a frequent speaker at financial conferences. Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, where he was a Leon Carroll Marshall scholar.

William T. Spitz, CFA
Jun 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
No speaker, Annual Banquet
Jun 29, 2018
 
Nashville Soccer Club
Jul 13, 2018
 
Dick Bowers
Jul 20, 2018
 
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John Schroer was appointed Commissioner of Transportation by Governor Bill Haslam in January 2011. He is the 29th commissioner of the state agency that oversees a statewide transportation system including highways, rail, airports, waterways and transit.

A former school board member, Commissioner Schroer has continued his commitment to education by implementing TDOT Reconnect, offering support services like transcript review, program and financial aid advisement for employees who want to go back to school and the creation of a TDOT specific certificate, in partnership with the Board of Regents and Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The Commissioner says his proudest accomplishment to date has been supporting 173 TDOT employees who went back to school to get their GEDs.

Under Commissioner Schroer, TDOT has remained debt-free and has saved taxpayers more than $610 million dollars by reexamining and reducing the scope of projects from wants to needs. In 2017, Commissioner Schroer worked with Governor Bill Haslam to develop and pass the IMPROVE Act to provide increased funding for transportation for the first time in 30 years. The legislation will fund 962 road and bridge projects across all 95 counties and will provide an additional $105 million annually for cities and counties to support local infrastructure needs.

On the national level, Commissioner Schroer serves as the 2017/2018 President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), an organization composed of peers from all DOTs across the nation. In this leadership role, he will continue to focus on sustainable transportation funding solutions and ensuring states are prepared for emerging transportation technology.

Previous to his state service, Commissioner Schroer served as the Mayor of Franklin, Tennessee. His public service experience also includes being a board member of the Franklin Special School District and the Tennessee School Board Association.

Commissioner Schroer received a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He spent ten years in the commercial real estate financing business before beginning a real estate development business in Franklin. Commissioner Schroer and his wife, Marianne, have three children and one grandson and are members of Franklin First United Methodist Church.

John Schroer, TN TDOT Commissioner
Jul 27, 2018
 
Our District Governor
Aug 10, 2018
 
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The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape.

 
Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse.
 
Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.
Cal Turner, jr
Aug 17, 2018
 
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On 28 November 2016, high winds blew through the drought-stricken area around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, whipping a few isolated wildfires in Great Smoky Mountains National Park into a massive natural disaster.

“The whole horizon was aglow,” says Roy Helton, a member of the Rotary Club of Pigeon Forge. “My wife and I were taking turns getting up, checking to make sure the fire wasn’t getting close to our home. We have roughly 100,000 people in Sevier County, and I don’t think any of us slept very well that night.”

 

The Heltons were lucky, but many others weren’t. The fire raced through the towns around Gatlinburg, destroying more than 2,400 structures. It spread over 17,000 acres so quickly that 14 people were trapped and killed, while others had to flee their homes. Around 14,000 people were evacuated from the area and not allowed to return for a week. Many lost everything, including their jobs. Gatlinburg, which sits on the edge of the national park, is a major tourist destination with millions of visitors each year, but in the aftermath of the fires, many stayed away. 

“This wasn’t a regular forest fire,” says Jerry Wear, also a member of the Pigeon Forge club. “It was a firestorm.” Most fires, he notes, leave debris such as charred stoves and cars. But the Gatlinburg fire “was so intense, they melted.”

Jerry Wear, past District Governor
Sep 07, 2018
 
Rotary Public Service Picnic
Sep 13, 2018
 
Sep 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
No meeting due to Public Service Picnic
Sep 14, 2018
 
TBD
Vanderbilt Radiation Oncology TBD
Sep 21, 2018