Arlene Peterson Memorial Scholarships in Career & Technical Education

Scholarship Recipients & SponsorsWinners and Rotarians representing sponsors of the Arlene Peterson Memorial Scholarships in Career & Technical Education. Students receiving awards (front row, from left) were Gracen Woods of Centennial High School, who will attend Lipscomb University; Ashley Porter of Independence High School, who will attend Honors College at Western Kentucky University; Emily Elaine Hunter of Ravenwood High School, who will attend University of Washington-Seattle; and Anna Grace Cathey of Franklin High School, who will attend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Pictured on the back row from left are Vickie Richards Manning of Pinnacle Financial Partners; Tommy McArthur, representing Sportsman's Lodge; Amy Cross Nance, Rotary of Cool Springs president and a scholarship sponsor; and Chris Wilson, club president-elect, representing Ortale Kelly Herbert & Crawford Law Firm, as a scholarship sponsor.

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Invited to Networking Mixer

Rotary to hold introductory meeting for a those Young Professionls that want to become involved in the community and meet other like minded professionsals at mixer to be held at Cool Springs Brewery on Oct 2 at 5:30 p.m.   Join us and help mold a new group to impact the community and network.  For more information contact Amy Cross Nance    615-794-5644

Rotarians Continue Mallory Lane Beautification

 For over twelve years Rotary Club of Cool Springs has adopted Mallory Lane from Moore's Lane to Cool Springs Blvd as its project to keep clean and beautiful. This highly visible roadway is a focal point of our Cool Springs Community.      This past Saturday was one of the routinely scheduled work days.   

Jason Black and Tom McArthur ready to clean Mallory Lane.

Cool Springs Rotary Host Youth Exchange Student

Rotarians enjoy dinner at home of Brian and Amy Wilcox to welcome our Youth Exchange Student Carlos Cano Vargas. Rotary Club of Cool Springs is hosting Carlos for a year long exchange where he is attending school here and be a part of our Rotary Family and community Carlos is the fifth student that has we have hosted from our sister Rotary Club in Tehucan , Mexico

Vernon Gerth Franklin Assistant Manager Updates Members on new area Developments

Vernon Gerth of City of Franklin spoke to Rotary of Col Springs on August 4, 2014.  In his role as Assistant City Manager over Building & neighborhood Services, Planning,and Engineering he connects. City services with residents and businesses with goal of maintaining the City's highly desirable quality of life and diversity.

Vernon updated members on several large developments in process.  At the intersection of Carothers and E McEwen. Each quadrant will be developed. Franklin Park will have 1.25 million square feet of Claas A office space and 300 multi family units.  An open air event venue is also planned.   Vanderbilt plans to build 500,000 square feet of medical space.  ovation is a exciting development with 20000 square feet of retail and 1.4 million square feet of office space as well as residential units.   The City recognizes that with this additional space traffic counts will increase dramatically and although this intersection has recently had improvements many more lanes and circulation roads will be necessary and are working with developers to plan for the traffic demands.

On south end of a Franklin another large 600 acre development is Berry Farms which is located on three quadrants of Peytonsville Rd exit of I-65.   When complete it will have 2 million square feet of office and 1million of retail plus approximately 1000 residential units.

For the first time in a very long time Downtown Franklin will nve a large redevelopment project, Harpeth Square.   A boutique hotel and retail will accompany 125 multi family residences.

Gerth commented Franklin is fortunate to have quality developers investing in our community.

He announced Plans for one stop development services center to open in December.   Here after a project has received approval to obtain the technical pieces can meet in center and receive comments relatively soon and streamline the process.   Certain segments will be rolled out in phases.

In response to questions he reported that Carothers Parkway extension is ahead of schedule for completion after first of year.   There was a discussion of recent road impact fee increase and that increase consistent with cost for arterial roads.

Rotary Club appreciates Vernon Gerth keeping our members up to date on the future of our community.