Rotary Club of Donelson-Hermitage
Aug 20 2014
DG Kim Kim
"District Governor Visit"

Our Club's Officers, Committee Chairs, and Board of Directors will meet with DG Kim Kim from 11:00 - 11:45am in the Board Room of The Hermitage Visitor's Center on Wednesday, August 20th to review our club's goals, plans, and projects.  

District Governor Kim Kim (Ki Hyon) came to America from Korea at the age of seventeen as a youth exchange student. Despite not knowing any English, he enrolled in a high school in Gallatin, Tennessee and later graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. He has owned and operated restaurants and a dry cleaning business; now he works at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Since joining Hendersonville Rotary Club in 2000, he has maintained perfect attendance and is a Paul Harris Society Charter Member and Major Donor. His club and district offices include Club President, International Service Committee Chair, Youth Exchange Officer, Ambassadorial Scholar Counselor, The Rotary Foundation Alumni Chair, and District 6760 Assistant Governor for three years.

Kim is recognized for his remarkable humanitarian efforts to assist those affected by natural disasters as part of the ShelterBox Response Team (SRT). In addition, he has traveled to five continents to execute Rotary projects including NID in Africa, the dental/vision/medical mission in Guatemala, and the electricity project in Honduras.

For his outstanding humanitarian efforts, he received Club Rotarian of the Year (Hendersonville), District 6760 Rotarian of the Year, Lifetime Distinguished Service Award, the Frist Humanitarian Award, the Tennessee Hospital Association Meritorious Service Award, the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama, and the Service Above Self Award.

Kim is active in his community. He is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer, on the United Way Allocation board, the Executive director of Korean-American Social Services, and a member of the Leadership Sumner board of directors. Kim briefly returned to Korea in 1988 to marry his wife Sue in an arranged marriage, and they have one daughter and two teenage sons. 

Kim Kim is also a graduate of the class of 2000 of Leadership Donelson-Hermitage.  

Aug 27 2014
NO Lunch Meeting on Aug 27th
"Do Club Fellowship Dinner on Aug 28th at Famous Daves instead."

Due to the upcoming Labor Day weekend and we have several Rotarians unable to meet for lunch on Aug 27th, please participate in the Fellowship Dinner on August 28th, 6:30pm, at Famous Dave's in Hermitage instead. 

Sep 3 2014
Laquita Stribling
"The Rotary Club of Nashville"

Laquita Stribling is the 2014 - 2015 President of the Rotary Club of Nashville.  She will share some history, activities, and general information about the Rotary Club of Nashville.  Additionally, she may share some of her experiences attending the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia.

Sep 10 2014
Fundraising Planning for our Club Foundation
"by Fundraising & Foundation Committees"

Club leaders intend to review past fundraising efforts and results, set charitable priorities and budget for our club's Foundation, set fundraising goals, and start planning and scheduling how we are going to raise money for our club's Foundation this year.  

Sep 17 2014
Guest Speaker TBD
Sep 24 2014
Youth Service Program
"by the Youth Service Committee"
Oct 1 2014
Club Membership Development
"by Club Service & Administration Committee"
Oct 8 2014
Sean Stake (tentative date)
"Special Olympics Tennessee"
Sean Stake is the Event Marketing Manager and Regional Coordinator for Special Olympics Tennessee.  He will share some information about Special Olympics Tennessee
Mission:  To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 
History:  The global Special Olympics movement started on July 20, 1968, when the first International Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. However the concept of Special Olympics was thought of much earlier, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in 1962. Since 1974, when Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) became registered as 501(c) (3) non-for-profit organizations, has continued to achieve the original mission.
Sports:   Special Olympics Tennessee supports 32 area programs that include all Tennessee counties.  Area Programs are lead by volunteer teams, who recruit and train athletes, conduct local and area competitions and raise funds to support their efforts. Full participation is granted to every athlete regardless of his or her economic circumstances.  Over 14,500 Special Olympics athletes are registered with Special Olympics Tennessee.
Special Olympics Tennessee offers the following sports: 
Alpine skiing, Aquatics, Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Powerlifiting, Soccer, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Tennis, Volleyball. 
Oct 15 2014
Vocational Service Program
"by the Vocational Service & Community Involvement Committee"
Oct 22 2014
Guest Speaker TBD
Oct 29 2014
Guest Speaker TBD
Nov 5 2014
Veterans Day Program
Nov 12 2014
Guest Speaker TBD
Nov 19 2014
The Rotary Foundation & DH Club Foundation
"by the Foundation & Intl Service Committee"

Our Club's Foundation & Intl Service Committee will update us on selected Foundation and International Service topics.  Pastor Jean Philippe Paul from Haiti is expected to help provide an update regarding life and progress in Haiti.  

Nov 26 2014
NO Meeting during Thanksgiving Week
"Happy Thanksgiving! "
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