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ROTARY CLUB OFLAWRENCEBURG,TENNESSEE(USA)
INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg was chartered in 1947 and is a member of Rotary International. We serve Lawrence County,Tennessee with a membership of approximately 100 local Rotarians. Lawrenceburg Rotary is an active club that endeavors to have fun while serving our community through various projects and activities. Our motto is "Service Above Self". We are a member of Rotary International which consists of over 1.2 Million business and professional people who are members of local Rotary Clubs that operate autonomously in over 200 countries and geographic regions.
WEEKLY MEETINGS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Meeting Place: Beasley Hall at Lawrenceburg Rotary Park
Meeting Time: Every Friday, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM (Lunch is Served)
Club Dues: $50.00 Per Month (Including Buffet Luncheon)
MEMBERSHIP IN ROTARY IS BY INVITATION ONLY
To qualify for membership in the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club, a prospective member must:
1. Be a current or retired proprietor, manager, or professional in a local business, religious, or public service organization; or have demonstrated a commitment to community service through active participation in local community service programs. Retired persons who move to Lawrence County may be considered for membership if they have fulfilled this requirement during their working life.
2. Be an adult of good character with a good reputation in their business and community who is sponsored by a member in good standing of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club.
3. Be ready, willing and able to fulfill the financial obligations of our club including timely payment of club dues. Dues may be paid on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis and must be up to date on June 30th of each year.
4. Be ready, willing and able to fulfill club and RI attendance requirements:
a. Within a six month period, attend at least 50% of local club meetings or receive an approved make up by attending an approved club function or another club's meeting within fourteen days. Performing 12 hours of community service in a club sponsored project in combination with the above also satisfies this requirement.
b. 60% percent of the above meetings must be at the local club.
c. Missing four meetings in a row without approved make up or exemption from the club board of directors may be considered a voluntary resignation.
5. Be ready, willing and able to Enjoy Rotary through active participation in club projects and activities.
SUMMARY OF LAWRENCEBURG ROTARY CLUB PROJECTS
Please browse the club website for a complete description of club projects.
1. Maintenance and Improvement of Lawrenceburg's Rotary Park
2. Sponsorship and Management of the award winning Middle Tennessee District Fair
3. Sponsorship and Production of the Rumble at the Crossroads Truck and Tractor Pull
4. Sponsorship of the Spring Scramble for Humanity Golf Tournament
5. Support for various community projects throughout the year
6. Scholarships and Recognition for deserving local residents
7. Sponsorship and Support for Interact Clubs in the county's three high schools
8. Management of an International Service Project in Honduras
9. Support for RI Projects including Polio Eradication through support of The Rotary Foundation
10. Special projects which are implemented on a year by year basis