District 7670 Grants Management Seminar 2023
On Saturday (4 March), Eighty-two Rotarians from 43 clubs attended the Grant Management Seminar to learn how to successfully apply and execute district and global grants. Urban myth destroyed!!!! -- Turns out it’s not difficult when you have a dedicated team of...
Franklin Rotary Club Picks up Trash in Franklin
Saturday was a lovely day in Franklin, and the Franklin Rotary Club didn't let it go to waste. They volunteered to pick up trash along Roller Mill Road in Franklin.
Rotary Receives Chamber Award
The Rotary Club of Franklin and Rotary Club of Franklin Daybreak received the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on Feb. 28
Franklin Rotary Hosts New Macon County Librarian
Abby Hardison (right), the new librarian for the Macon County Public Library, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 22 meeting. She is pictured with Rotary Club member Debbie Tallent, who serves on the Macon County Library board and the Fontana Regional Library board....
District Governor Elect Sean Gibson recently led a Pre-PETS training session for the district’s incoming president-elect. Club member Jacob Reiche (below) attended in preparation for his term beginning next year.
March Dates to Remember
March 4 @ 9 a.m. – Roadside cleanup along Roller Mill Rd. Sign up at Wednesday’s meeting or contact Guy Gooder. March 7 @ 5:30 p.m. – Rotary board meeting at Lazy Hiker. March 9 @ 4:30 p.m. – CareNet backpack service project. Note: this is a new day and time. Meet at...
The Bat Woman
Did you know bats can eat more than 1,000 mosquitos in one night? At the Feb. 15 meeting, Dr. Rada Petric from the Highlands Biological Station presented an entertaining and educational program about her research on bats in Western North Carolina. Our natural...
Rotary Members Serving on Chamber Board
Several members from the noon and daybreak Rotary clubs serve on the Franklin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and attended a board retreat on Feb. 18. The retreat included a field trip to Highlands Outpost and Highlands Aerial Park, where some were brave enough...
Paul Harris Fellow – Nicholas Sewell
Nicholas Sewell was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow at the Feb. 15 meeting. Presenting his pin is Tracy Griffith.
The month of February is very special in the Rotary Calendar because it includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905. Paul Harris' original concept was to give professionals with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to exchange...
Community Service – CareNET
Club members volunteered on Feb. 10 to pack food for CareNet’s backpack program that provides food for students to take home over the weekend. We have a new workday to accommodate more members’ schedules. The new time is 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month....
In an effort to gain personal and club insight, this month’s Rotary Club activity on Feb. 7 was completing the “5-minute personality test” also known as L-O-G-B. The test was originally developed by Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent in 1999. At the completion of the...
Special Liberty Project
Jessica Merritt from Special Liberty Project presented the program at the Feb. 1 meeting. The organization’s mission is to foster and maintain a supportive community focused on nurturing Gold Star Families and healing veterans by connecting with nature. SPL has served...
Best of Macon County
The Rotary Club of Franklin was voted Best Civic Organization in The Franklin Press’s annual Reader’s Choice contest.
Children’s Dental Health Month
We’ve all heard the Rotary saying “service above self” and community service is one of Rotary’s avenues of service. Each Rotary Club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to respond to the needs of the community and to find ways to improve the quality of life in...
Paul Harris Fellows
Jacob Reiche receives his Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin from Melonie Harris at the Jan. 25 meeting. Melonie Stewart (left) receives her Paul Harris pin from club member Tracy Griffith at the Jan. 25 meeting.
It’s a Girl
Congratulations to club member Matt Corbin and his wife Charissa on the birth of their daughter, Riley Jo. Granddad Kevin Corbin is also a club member.
Congressman Edwards visits Franklin Rotary
Congressman Chuck Edwards was the guest speaker at the Jan. 18 meeting as part of his 15-county tour of Western North Carolina last week. State Sen. Kevin Corbin (Rotary Club of Franklin member) introduced Edwards, who is a member of the Hendersonville Rotary Club....
New member induction- Greg Proffitt
The Rotary Club of Franklin welcomed Greg Proffitt (right) as its newest member at the Jan. 18 meeting. Greg is the new CEO of Nantahala Bank. He is pictured with Membership Chair Victor Greene. Linda Harbuck was his sponsor. Congressman Chuck Edwards presented...
Rotary 7670 District Governor-elect Sean Gibson (second from left), from the Rotary Club of Franklin, attended the International Assembly Jan. 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. The International Assembly is part of the District Governor's training for the upcoming year. This...
The Rotary Club of Franklin is one of the oldest clubs in Rotary. We were chartered on 10 November 1927, twenty two years after the formation of Rotary. Our sponsor was the Rotary Club of Waynesville. In turn, we have sponsored clubs in Bryson City (1934), Highlands (1945), Franklin Day-Break (1997) and Clay County (2011).
Our focus has and continues to be on Service – thru support of such things as Scholarships, Four Way Test Program, Community Care Clinic, Scouting, READ2ME, Group Study Exchanges, Foreign Student Exchange, PolioPlus, Wheelchair Foundation, Panamanian rural school, Ecuadorian Prosthetic Clinic, and several others.
Our Membership has proudly provided four District Governors – CS Brown, Dennis Sanders, Gary Bray, and Gary Dills in 2016-17.
Find out more about Rotary. Go to: http://rotary.org