Speaker Date Topic
Alberto Gonzales May 29, 2020
MLB In Nashville
MLB In Nashville

A group attempting to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville has picked a team name and struck a partnership — both with an eye on history.

The Music City Baseball initiative — led by board of directors Dave Stewart, a former MLB pitcher and front office executive; Alberto Gonzales, a former U.S. attorney general and current dean of Belmont University's law school; and John Loar, a businessman who has relocated to Nashville — have adopted the name Nashville Stars, which was held by a local Negro League team in the 1940s. The group also announced a partnership with the Negro League Museum. 

Scholarship Committee Jun 05, 2020
Presentation of Scholarship Recipients
Presentation of Scholarship Recipients
Community Grants Jun 12, 2020
NO MEETING Due to Installation Banquet June 25th Jun 26, 2020
NO MEETING- JULY 4th Jul 03, 2020
Charles Grummon Jul 10, 2020
India Update
Ken Arney Jul 17, 2020
Regional Forester for the Southern Region of the U.S Forest Service
Larry Kain Jul 24, 2020
Golf Tournament Update
Brian Goss- Brentwood Fire Chief Jul 31, 2020
Fire Department Update
Stu Grimsom Aug 07, 2020
My life as a Professional Hockey Player
My life as a Professional Hockey Player

Stu Grimson played for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (the “NHL”) from 2001 to 2003 and posted 39 points and 2113 penalty minutes over his 729 career games with Calgary, Chicago, Anaheim, Detroit, Hartford, Carolina, Los Angeles before retiring with Nashville.

After his playing career ended, Stu returned to school to complete his undergraduate studies in Economics before going on to earn a law degree from the University of Memphis in December of 2005. The Vancouver, British Columbia native then went to work as labor counsel to the National Hockey League Players’ Union in Toronto, Ontario before returning to Nashville in 2008 to work as a trial attorney.

Today, Stu is a senior analyst on the NHL’s flagship television platform, NHL Network. In addition to his work on a national network, Stu serves as Corporate Counsel and VP of Business Development at ThirdHome. ThirdHome operates a luxury home exchange program of 11,000 homes in 95 different countries. Stu and his wife Jennifer reside in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

Ian Ayre, CEO Aug 14, 2020
Nashville Soccer Club
Nashville Soccer Club

Ayre owns one of the top executive sports resumes in the world. He joined the Liverpool Football Club in 2007 as commercial director and as a member of the club’s board of directors.

He was promoted to managing director of Liverpool FC in March 2011, then to Chief Executive Officer in 2014. In 2017, he was named the Premier League's CEO of the Year. 

During his tenure with Liverpool, he secured a record-setting sponsorship deal, restructured the club's commercial, operational and on-field elements and oversaw a $160 million stadium expansion. 

He left the Liverpool club in 2017. Ian Ayre is the CEO of Nashville SC of Major League Soccer.

Scott Ramsey Aug 28, 2020
Nashville Sports Council
Nashville Sports Council

A graduate of Old Dominion University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Scott Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. Scott is currently responsible for the day-to-day activities for both the Nashville Sports Council and the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

As a result of his leadership, Ramsey was named Nashvillian of the Year in 1998 by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville.  He served as national Chairman of the Football Bowl Association for 2007 & 2008 and served on its Executive Committee for 16 years.  In 2003, the Nashville Sports Council was named the National Sports Commission of the Year by the membership of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  During Ramsey’s tenure with the Nashville Sports Council and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the organizations have combined to deliver over $850 million in economic impact, hundreds of hours of national television coverage and recruited and staged nearly 200 sporting events in Middle Tennessee.

Recently under Ramsey’s leadership the Nashville Sports Council announced that Nashville will serve as host city for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournaments through 2035, with one exception in 2022 when Nashville will host the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The Nashville Sports Council co-hosted, along with the Ohio Valley Conference, the incredibly successful 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four for the first time in Music City.  And in 2016, the NSC partnered with the Nashville Predators to host what was arguably the best NHL All-Star Weekend in the NHL’s history of that event.  The NSC was also a supporting organization for Nashville’s inaugural hosting of the NFL Draft in April of 2019, coinciding on the same weekend with the 20th anniversary of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon.  Nashville also was recently selected to host the 2021 SEC Football Media Days for the first time in Music City.

Ramsey moved to Nashville in 1995 when he accepted the executive director position for the 1997 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The Championships were the first sporting event in the new Nashville Arena and national organizers called the event the best-managed national championships ever.

Prior to his move to Nashville, Ramsey spent eight years with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics within the United States Olympic Committee family.  Ramsey began his sports marketing career in the golf business working at River Wilderness CC in Bradenton, Fla., and as an account executive position with the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) of the NBA. 

Ramsey and his wife, Amy, are natives of the Indianapolis area and now live in Hendersonville, Tenn. They have four children, Payton Elrod, 27 (Clayton), Carly, 25, Jessica, 20 and Ray, 10.

NO MEETING- LABOR DAY Sep 04, 2020
NO MEETING- ROTARY PICNIC SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 Sep 11, 2020
Savannah Cleveland Sep 18, 2020
Rotary Peace Corp Project

Savannah Cleveland is a graduate of University of South Carolina.  She majored in International Business, Marketing, and Global Supply Chain, minoring in Spanish.  After working as a software tech consultant with a major international company, Savannah served in the Peace Corps for 2 years as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in rural Colombia.  She worked with high schools, local non-profits and womens groups to develop and improve skills in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.   In March, Peace Corps issued a mandatory evacuation from Colombia, Five month before her term expired.  She is currently working on her masters.