Speaker Date Topic
Rhyan Preyer Mar 22, 2019
STEM Scouts Program
STEM Scouts Program


Of the 312 pilots and scientists previously selected as astronauts since 1959, 180 were Scouts at one time. The new STEM Scouts pilot program would like to dwarf this number with astronauts produced by our STEM Scouts program. As you may now be aware, we are well on our way and a have mission to Mars Camp coming up in April of this year. However, before we can get our girls and boys into space we need to teach them how to use existing and developing technologies to build self-sustaining colonies. This requires for example, building self-sustaining energy grids, infrastructure, and micro economies. We believe this is where STEM Scouts comes in.

 Our STEM Scouts program is focused on incorporating new and existing technologies into a curriculum that, prepares the future space travelers of earth,  with a curriculum that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math while reinforcing the time-honored traditions of the Scout Oath and Law. Moreover, the program is open to both boys and girls in grades 3-12, outside of school hours. Our individual Lab groupings are called "Labs." Our program breaks Lab groups into three categories: elementary (3rd-5th); middle school (6th-8th); and high school (6th-12th). Labs meet weekly for an hour and a half and are led by volunteers (trained by our staff). The students and their two volunteer leaders (Lab Managers) choose the 4-6 week modules they want to study. Modules cover a variety of disciplines through hands-on, inquiry-based learning activities and experiments. STEM will provide most if not all necessary instructions, materials, and supplies for the Lab science experiments. In addition, we work to incorporate STEM professionals as guest speakers.

After building this amazing program over the last three years, we believe that STEM Scouting provides a no-pressure, inquiry-based environment for a wide range of students, their friends, and their parents that and cultivates a passion for STEM sciences. Our Nashville and regional markets have revealed that the local STEM business community itself is acknowledging, and taking action, to involve local youth, especially young women, in the STEM sciences to address the disparity of employees to fill the explosion of STEM jobs in the global economy. Our local STEM Scouts program currently serves over 280 STEM scouts; almost half are young ladies. We are personally very enthusiastic about this amazing organizational mile stone! We hope to explore serving the youth of our planet together! 

Senator Marsha Blackburn Mar 29, 2019
The US Senate
The US Senate

Marsha Blackburn was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018, and is currently serving her first term representing the state of Tennessee.  Before her election to the Senate, Marsha represented Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District.  

     Marsha’s public service is dedicated to promoting opportunities for women and making America a more prosperous place to live.  Marsha’s leadership philosophy is based on her experiences in the private sector as a small business woman and author, as well as being a mother and grandmother. 

     Marsha went to college on a 4-H scholarship and worked her way through school selling books for the Southwestern Company as one of their first female sales associates, and later as one of their first female sales managers.  

     She then became Director of Retail Fashion and Special Events for the Castner Knott Company, which was a Nashville-based regional department store.  Later, Marsha founded her own business, Marketing Strategies, which focused on the retail marketplace, as well as electronic and print media.

     Marsha began her career in public service in 1995 when she was named executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission.  In 1998, she was elected to the Tennessee State Senate.  In the state legislature, she earned a reputation for fiscal responsibility and government accountability by identifying waste and offering realistic solutions to Tennessee’s budget challenges. 

Brentwood High School Speech and Debate Team Apr 05, 2019
Annual Four Way Test Speech Contest
Judy Good, Marketing Dir.The Heritage at Brentwood Apr 12, 2019
Senior Living
Senior Living

Judy has over 20 years of senior living marketing experience and has been with The Heritage since 2010. She and her staff educate prospective residents on the differences regarding senior housing options in the greater Nashville area. Judy views her responsibility as assisting prospective residents, adult children, and their advisors to understand the various options available. With Judy’s guidance, they can feel confident in their selection of a Life Plan Community, resulting in an exceptional lifestyle, peace of mind, and financial security.

No Meeting Apr 19, 2019
Good Friday
Jack Massari Apr 26, 2019
Electric Cars - Is the future here today?

Jack Massari has been a member of the Rotary Club of Brentwood since 1996 and is a former Bob Billington award recipient. Jack has a BS in Engineering from Clemson, a PE and an MBA. He spent over twenty years in the corporate world in manufacturing, mining, engineering, quality and sales in union and non-union industrial environments, and served as President of the North American subsidiary of a global company. In 1995, he founded an Internet business that he ran for 23 years until selling it in 2017. Jack has always been a “car guy.” He became interested in alternative fuel vehicles, purchasing a hybrid in 2015, then a plug-in hybrid and finally an all electric car. He’s received many questions about the experience and thought it might be helpful to share some thoughts with the Club.

Miss Tennessee Christine Williamson May 03, 2019

Christine Williamson was awarded the opportunity of a lifetime when she was crowned Miss Tennessee on June 23, 2018, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tennessee. As Miss Tennessee, FTB Advisors sponsors Christine as she serves as the Governor’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education and travels over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 schoolchildren about Character Education. Throughout her year of travels, Christine also serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals across the state. She also holds positions as a National Spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association, an Ambassador for the Tennessee Brain Games in partnership with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, Honorary Board Member of the Tennessee Respite Coalition Board of Directors, Official Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board Intern and as Volunteer Tennessee’s Honorary Board Chair.


Christine is a 23-year-old Graduate Student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business, pursuing her Master’s Degree, as well as an additional certification in Data Analytics. She was honored with the UTC Chancellor’s Outstanding Service Award for outstanding academics and service this past summer.  Christine is not only a member of the UTC Graduate Student Association, but also serves as Public Relations Chairman.  Christine is a graduate of The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science.  She was on the University of Mississippi’s Dean’s List, was a Founding Member of the Anti-Sexual Assault Organization, was a student member of the lobbying group AiM as well as an iSTAART student member.  


Christine has been awarded over $49,000 in college scholarships from her participation in the Miss Tennessee program.  She received the coveted Miss Tennessee Quality of Life Award in 2018, and was also a Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Winner and also a Preliminary Talent Winner as she captured the Miss Tennessee crown.  Additionally, Christine achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Medals. and was Thanks to these scholarships from the Miss Tennessee Organizations, Christine was able to graduate debt-free from the University of Mississippi and is now able to complete her Master’s Degree and PhD!

No speaker May 17, 2019
No meeting due to District Conference
No meeting May 24, 2019
Labor Day Weekend
Lewis Rankin and Suzie Lindsey May 31, 2019
Brentwood Rotary Community Grants (formerly known as Pancake Day Disbursements)
Rear Admiral John F. "Oscar" Meier, Carrier Gr 10 Jun 07, 2019
Navy Week and The Navy the Nation Needs
Navy Week and The Navy the Nation Needs

Rear Adm. John F. Meier, is a native of Export, Pennsylvania.  He’s a 1986 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering.  He completed flight training in Beeville, Texas and was “winged” as a naval aviator in August 1988.

Meier’s operational assignments include Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, Carrier Air Wing (CVW)2, VAQ-128, and executive officer onboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), during which the command was recognized with the 2008, 2009 & 2010 Battle “E” and the 2009 Safety “S.”.  Command tours include VAQ-136, earning the Safety “S” and Battle “E” in 2004 as well as the 2005 Retention Excellence award; USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), earning the 2011 Battle “E” ; and most recently PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) earning the 2014 & 2015 Retention Excellence awards. 

Meier’s shore assignments include tours at VAQ-129, where he was recognized as the Instructor Pilot of the Year in 1995; EA-6B placement officer at Navy Personnel Command; senior operations officer and emergency actions officer on the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the National Military Command Center; requirements officer for EA-18G at Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) N88; assistant chief of staff force readiness officer at Commander, Naval Air Forces; and the assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4).

Meier has participated in operations around the world since Desert Storm, Lead Southern Partnership Station and built the crew and culture of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) as her first commanding officer.  He has accumulated over 4,000 flight hours and 675 carrier landings. His decorations include the Legion of Merit (4) and various other personal and unit level awards.

Meier assumed command of Carrier Strike Group 10 in March 2018.

TBD Jun 14, 2019
Rotary Scholarship Awards Program
Molly Chatterjee Jun 21, 2019
Our Project in India
No Meeting Jun 28, 2019
Installation Banquet Week
NO MEETING- July 4th Week Jul 05, 2019
Jim Bonds Jul 12, 2019
Brentwood Reboot Combat Recovery
Brentwood Reboot Combat Recovery

Most agree – we owe a great debt to our veterans.

Upon returning, most veterans assimilate back into the community well.

Many find that transition difficult due to combat trauma.


Jim Bonds will address the July 12th Brentwood Rotary Club about his involvement with Reboot Combat Recovery

Brentwood Baptist Church is one of 160 Reboot host sites throughout the nation offering this faith-based, 12-week course to assist veterans overcome trauma-related issues. More than 4,000 veterans have graduated from Reboot nationally.


Larry Kain Jul 19, 2019
Golf Tournament Wrap up
Golf Tournament Wrap up
Kevin Connor, Ainsley's Angels Aug 02, 2019

Ainsley’s Angels celebrates everyone’s ability by pairing runners with riders. Together, the team works to safely accomplish local road races, while having fun. The Angel Athlete-rider is the core of the team and pulls the runner across the finish line with smiles, cheers and immeasurable inspirational spirit. With the health and well-being of the Angel Athlete-rider as of the foremost priority, Ainsley’s Angels provides the equipment to ensure everyone can experience endurance events. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in our local community, we believe everyone deserves to be included and I invite each of you to sign up to join us, if you haven’t already. www.AinsleysAngels.org

Paul Harris Recognition Aug 16, 2019
Perfect Attendance
Annual Police/Fire Recognition Picnic Sep 12, 2019
No Meeting Friday Sept 13th