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Rotary Club of Franklin Operation Renewal Club Chairman Tom James (R) receives a Rotary Gold Star from club president Gary Dills for his work on The District 7670 Operation Renewal Project. The District recently contributed $10,000 to the event of which $4000 was generated from the Franklin Club. 






The Rotary Club of Franklin Operation Renewal Project

 Operation Renewal is District 7670's effort to assist homeless veterans thru vocational training and support fortheir future.  The veterans live and work in the Veterans Restoration Center (240 men) or the Steadfast House (10 women) in the Asheville area.  This past Rotary Year, the disrict raised more than $37,000 toward the project. The District Program is chaired by Franklin Rotarian Gary Dills.  If this program is successful, the District plans to expand to a site in Franklin in the future. For more information on this project see District 7670 Chair Gary Dills or Rotary Club of Franklin Chair Tom James.


Donations to Operation Renewal have exceeded over $37,000 district-wide thus far. Great work Rotarians!


2012-13 District 7670 Governor Frank Dean (L) presents a check for $10000 to Scott Rogers, CEO of ABCCM. The presentation is part of the district's commitment to fund vocational training for veterans at the Veterans Restoration Center for Men and the Steadfast House for Women. The project was an effort originated by the Rotary Club of Franklin. The presentation was made February 19th, 2013. 


.2012-13 Rotary Club of Franklin President Gary Dills (L) presents Operational Renewal Club Chairman Tom James (R) a check in the amount of $10,000 from Rotary District 7670 to the club's Operation Renewal Project that assists homeless veterans through vocational training and support for their future. The presentation was made at the January 23rd, 2013 club meeting.


 Tom James, (L) Chairman of the Rotary Club of Franklin's Operation Renewal Project for homeless veterans, receives a donation in the amount of $500 to the club in support of the project from the Franklin American Legion in November, 2012.