Welcome to Oak Ridge Rotary Club Breakfast

Welcome to the website of Tennessee’s first early morning Rotary Club, the Oak Ridge Rotary Club Breakfast (ORBRC).  We are a club of some 90 members who seek to accomplish good things in the community and in the world, and have fun doing so.  ORBRC is one of 33,000 Rotary Clubs affiliated worldwide with Rotary International, the world’s largest organization of civic clubs.  We support Rotary International’s programs and endorse its Four-Way Test as an ideal of personal conduct.  This website offers much information about ORBRC, its members, and its activities.  Information about Rotary International is available at www.rotary.org.

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11/7/2018 Ronnie Bogard - Alvin Weinberg Papers
Archive Project

10/31/2018 Oak Ridge Support Organizations

Naomi Asher, Executive Director of United Way
Anderson County spoke briefly about nonprofits
in our area before introducing a panel.

Left to right: Beth Fee of Clinch River Home Health,
Brian Buuck of Ridgeview Behavioral Health,
Jackie Clay Dubose of Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge,
and Bruce Marshall of CONTACT Care Line.
Brian and Jackie are members of ORBRC,
and Bruce joined briefly before he recently moved to
North Carolina

Applications for ORBRC and Altrusa literacy grants are
now available online

Club President Ben Redmond,
with Rotary Foundation chair Bill Cox,
presented a Paul Harris +4 pin to Jim Rushton

John Daniels introduced our speaker

R. Larry Smith, UT Men’s Basketball Historian

Purple Pinkie donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts in Oak Ridge
to raise awareness and funds for the RI effort to
eradicate polio.

10/17/2018 Jim Roxlo District Governor

Ben and Helen Redmond recognized as major donors

10/10/2018 AMSE Director,
Julia Bussinger

Labelling and boxing dictionaries for schools

Out the door for delivery

9/27/2018 Fun Raiser

The front desk sign in starts the fun!

Some of the very desirable auction items

We had a huge wine pull and balloon burst!

Fabulous food

And of course lots of ORBRC members, spouses and friends

Last chance to make a silent auction bid

Our outstanding auctioneer

9/19/2018 Naomi Asher United Way

9/12/2018 Scott Stalling, professional golfer, PGA

9/5/2018 Anna Hodges Alzheimer's Association

8/29/2018 Marc DeRose - Explore Oak Ridge - Convention and Visitor's

8/22/2018 Tom Ciaccaia ORAU’s K-12 STEM Initiative

Special Fall Author Presentation

Upcoming Club Adventure!

8/15/2018 UPF Update - Cathy Flavin UPF Deputy Director

Dualing Crowns

Paul Harris Fellow - Recognition

Paul Harris Fellow - Recognition

8/9/2018 ORBRC Stories from Club Visits

Recognizing those that serve every week!

7/31/2018 Planning the new Rotary Year

7/25/2018 ORBRC 2018 Foundation
Community Action Grants

Donations were made to the following organizations:

TORCH                              $2500
ADFAC                              $2000
Free Medical Clinic           $2000
Habitat for Humanity        $2000
Keystone                           $2000
Blossom Center                 $1800
Girls Inc.                           $1500
Children’s Museum          $1000
Glenwood School               $900
Agape House                      $800
Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention   $750
Briceville Library               $600

7/18/2018 Update on DOE in Oak Ridge
Introduction by Cathy Toth

Ken Tarcza

Matt our new rooster hits the ground running

A gift and card for our immediate past president

Rotary pin recognition

7/11/2018 Changing of the Guard

The new Board

Goodies from the now past president

6/27/2018 Panel Discussion - Oak Ridge Housing

6/20/2018 Participation in Democracy
Greta Ownby - 
Executive Vice President OR Chamber

6/13/2018 Panel Discussion: Participation in Democracy
Mayor Warren Gooch

City Manager Mark Watson and Explore Oak Ridge
Chairman Marc DeRose

6/6/2018 Panel Discussion:  Promote Oak Ridge

Derrick Hammond presented $200 checks to
two students for their completion of the
Career Pathways Program.  They were mentored
by Kathy Olsen  and coached by Loraine Bowen
as they worked at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.  
Naomi Asher and United Way facilitated the program.

5/30/2018 Member Stories


Around the room

5/23/2018 Club Recognition 2017 to 2018 Rotary Year

Getting Ready for 2nd Annual Flatwater Festival

5/16/2018 Bill Tindal Y-12 National Security Complex

5/9/2018 Billy Stair Oak Ridge Airport Status

5/2/2018 Dan Robbins OR Greenways

4/25/2018 Dr. Ivy Hansdak from India

Emily Jernigan and Christina Young presented
The Rotary Heritage and History International Fellowship
Hall of Fame award to Tom Lakers and Jerry Young
for their years of service to Rotary

4/18/2018 ORBRC Foundation Update

4/11/2018 Secret City Festival Organizers give us the
update!  It's going to be FABULOUS

Sunset Club make a BIG donation to the Hati Water

4/4/2018 Rotary Exchange Students

3/28/2018 Mark O’Gorman:
TN Voting, Reapportioning, Redistricting


Starting off with a winner!!!

Christine Braty:
Genoa Healthcare:  Not Your Usual Partner

3/20/2018 Lunch-4-Literacy

Donna Reet - Altrusa International, Oak Ridge Chapter

Tony Wright - Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club

Author Sara J. Henry

3/14/2018 Janet Cagle and OR Police Officer Luethge
Crisis Intervention Team

Introduced by visiting Rotarian Jim Dodson

3/7/2018 Laurel Patrick - First Place Finish

Jo Bruce - Service Above Self Award

Charlotte Bowers - Service to the Community and ORBRC

2/28/2018 Jim Campbell ORNL's Impact
on Nuclear Medicine

2/24/2018 ORBRC Tree Planting Event

One big helper!

Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work we go!

2/21/2018 Members Group Discussion 
Changes in Oak Ridge

John our newest member's introduction

2017 Literacy Luncheon Grant Recipients

Can you tell it was Valentine's Day - red, red and more red

Lou Qualls: National Director, Molten Salt Reactors

Oh no is the rooster dead? Stay tuned for futher breaking news.

We digress to another celebration at another location

Leah Marcum-Estes: Oak Ridge Art Center

Charles Crowe with a Oak Ridge City 75th Anniversary Mug

The always evil Rooster

1/24/2018 Roane County Executive Ron Woody

1/10/2018 Pat Parr and Bob Cushman
Elza Gate Music

Parker Hardy - The Temp Roster

1/3/2018 Rebecca Vance
TN Homework Hotline

12/23/2017 Christmas Angels Deliveries

12/13/2017 Annual Holday Auction

12/6/2017 Community Organizing
Practicing 1-on-1 Interviews

11/29/2017 Jake Morrill: Community Organizing

Introduction by Derrick Hammond

Drum Roll Please - The winner of the ORBRC raffle

11/15 Ken Reuter - UCOR CEO - ETTP Cleanup Status

Getting ready for the Christmas book distribution from
the Rotary float

While another committee makes plans

And another committee announces the Literacy Luncheon

11/12 New members painting the Blossom Center
(24 hour day care)

11/8 Ryan Nichols head of the ORHS ROTC program 
with four of the cadets:  Donovan Peterson,
Samantha Miller, Aidan Simper and Evan Ochiltree. 

Busy with Christmas Angels

New Member John Glowienka

Very old copy of Rotary's Four-Way Test

11/1/2017 New Member Project Update

Christmas Angels - Linda Brown

Another disappointing card draw

Beth Stubbs - Rotary Foundation

10/25 Martin McDonald - Who is going to school?

Disappointed members drawing cards!

10/21 ORBRC Supporting the Community

10/18 District Governor Deborah Alexander-Davis 
introduced by Brenda Thornburgh.

Past District Governor Bobby Davis

10/14/2017 Annual ORBRC Melton Lake Cleanup

10/11/2017 YWCA Update
Maggie McNally & Julia Kendrick

ORBRC Annual Dictionary Project

9/20 Davyda Hammond & Kate Carter: Leadership Oak Ridge

8/30 Beth Shea: Childern's Museum of Oak Ridge

Jim Rushton/Jim Palmer along with the rest of the
Hati Water Project Team

8/26 Rotary Cookout at Willow Ridge, Thanks Tom and
all the staff who helped make it a great evening!

8/23 Charlie Jeringan Oak Ridge City Land Bank

8/16 Steve Jones - Recruiting for Oak Ridge
(Economic Development) 

8/9  Dr. Thomas Zacaharia
Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wayne our newest member gets a red badge

Tracy ready for the solar eclipse! Are you?