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.

Are You Missing the Fun?

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?

8/2 Club Assembly

7/26 - Mark DeRose - Explore Oak Ridge

The dreaded rooster - Dan Robbins establishes the rules!

Our Newest Member

7/19 - Al Chambles - Climbing the Colored Side

New ORBRC Members and the New Rotary Banner
Program Committee Outlines Their Plans For The Year

Ms Mugorewera, Bridge helps refugees to succeed -
provides opportunities for refugees to rebuild their
lives after suffering persecution, so they become
productive, contributing members of the community.

Dr. Ken Tarcza, Manager, DOE Integrated Support Center
Oak Ridge

Prospective Member??

Melinda Hillman - Oak Ridge Housing Study

David Allred:Oak Ridge Ministerial Association

Doug Phillips: Oak Ridge High School Orchestra

Jeff Nichols - ORNL's Next Supercomputer-Summit

Dan Robbins Displays the Flatwater Festival Shirt

Jeremy Biggs, President and Chief Administrative Officer
Methodist Medical Center

A 301-bed regional medical center, Methodist is one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee
to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening
aneurysms; severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints; sudden heart failure;
and non-healing wounds.

In addition to offering a wide array of services, Methodist prides itself on a culture of patient
safety and quality care, and has been the recipient of several national award rankings. 
Methodist was recently awarded an “A” grade in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score rankings
released by The Leapfrog Group. Methodist is only one of four hospitals in Tennessee to
maintain a “Straight A” ranking since the Scores’ inception in June 2012.

Aaron White, President 
Oak Ridge chapter of Blacks in Government

Stuart Clark: Thrill and Joy of Adventure
Unfortunately we don't have pictures of the
amazing peaks Stuart has climbed over the years

Tony moving on to a new home and club

Linda Brown makes a surprise visit

Lee Riedinger - the Bredesen Center

District Convention Recognition!!!!

Our Convention Display

Stephany Beane - Why Yoga Now

No its not a robbery it's Breafast Yoga

Lou talks about his experiences

Pat gives an update on the Bell Project

Fun Fun Fun at the Club Assembly

Margaret Durgin: Child Advocacy Ctr AC

Michael Yates - Ridgeview

Our newest member Bill

Solar Lights for South Africa: We did it! Our goal
from DG Fred Heitman was to buy 10 lights.
James Wilson had other ideas! We will send $1500
to The Rotary Club of Stanford, South Africa to buy
100 solar lights for their community!!!

Beth Stubbs - The Rotary Foundation 

Dub Shults receives a Paul Harris +9 Rotary Pin

Solar Jar Project reaches its Goal

Literacy Lunch 2017

Club President Emily Jernigan led the club in a
get-to-know-you membership activity

4-Way Speech Winner - Amadou Mbaye

Melton Hill Lake Shoreline Cleanup

Oak Ridge High School - Boys State and Girls State Participants

Rotary Club Banners - Clubs our members visited over the years