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Club News

  • Reading foundation co-founder to speak to Kingston Rotary Tuesday

    Lynn Fielding, a co-founder of the National Children’s Reading Foundation, will be Kingston Rotary Club’s guest speaker on Jan. 25.  

    Fielding served for 20 years as a director of Kennewick, Wash., schools. He was director of the Washington State School Directors Association the Northwest Evaluation Association.

  • Climate change to be focus at Lunch With the League

    T.J. Blasing of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will discuss “Climate Change: Its Ethical and Economic Issues” during the next Lunch with the League on Jan. 4.  

    Oak Ridge League of Women Voters has the twice-monthly event in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.

    Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $6.

    The program starts at noon.

  • OR heritage group to meet Dec. 9

    The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association monthly meeting will be a festive one, as the group celebrates the holidays, holds its annual meeting and elects new board members.

    The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 in Midtown Community Center, also known as the Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    One of the primary focuses of this month’s meeting will be to recognize a special group of Manhattan Project veterans, the Special Engineer Detachment.

  • Temperance Building a DAR treasure

    Members of Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution were guests during last month’s Heart of Harriman Gala in the historic Temperance Building.

    The event, a fundraiser for the building’s preservation, took on special meaning for the Avery Trace Chapter, which dedicated a DAR marker to commemorate the building and its place in Harriman’s past, present and future.

  • Kingston Rotary sends students to RYLA
  • Seniors canasta group to mark game’s 60th anniversary Nov. 18

    This year commemorates the 60th anniversary of the card game canasta.

    To celebrate, the senior citizens canasta group at Kingston Community Center will have an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.  

    Activities for the Kingston celebration will include canasta lessons and demonstrations.

    Refreshments will be served during the event, which is free and geared toward all ages.

    Call the Kingston Community Center at 376-1356 for details.

  • Rockwood Rotary planning 60th anniversary meeting

    Rockwood Rotary Club is making plans for a meeting to commemorate the club’s 60th anniversary.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

    All former Rockwood Rotarians are invited to attend; reservations are required and may be made by calling either J. Polk Cooley at 354-1432 or Maurice Greif at 354-9857.

    Space is limited; those planning to attend are asked to make reservations early to attend the dinner meeting.

    The Rockwood Rotary Club was chartered  in October 1950.

  • Special Rotary program planned
  • Giant-scale radio-control plane meet this weekend

    The Tennessee Eagles Radio Control Club will have a giant-scale radio-control model airplane meet Sept. 11-12 on the Harriman field.
    The Sunday show will be open flying; everyone, regardless of the size of the plane, will be able to participate.
    Giant-scale planes are required to have a wingspan of 80 inches for monoplanes, 60 inches for biplanes, or be 1/4 scale.
    Admission and parking are free. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

  • Rotary guest speakers