Welcome to Franklin Daybreak Rotary!
The club is the cornerstone of Rotary, where the most meaningful work is carried out. Below is information that I hope you find useful..
Kristy Swafford – President
All Rotary clubs share a key mission: to serve their community and those in need throughout the world. By participating in club service projects, members learn about their club’s involvement in local and international projects and can volunteer their time and talents where they are most needed.
Rotary Club of Franklin – Daybreak meets at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, in the cafeteria of Angel Medical Center.
Attendance is important. Attending weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.
Making up an absence
- If you miss a meeting, you are encouraged to expand your Rotary horizon by attending a meeting of another Rotary club in the area. A listing of Rotary club meetings in the area is printed on the front of the weekly bulletin.
- In addition, attending the monthly board meeting or volunteering to work at a club project also counts as a make-up. On-line make-ups are also available at www.rotaryeclubone.org
- To utilize the on-line service you may need the following information:
- Rotary District: 7670 Club Number: 50795
- A make-up must be done within 2 weeks of the missed meeting.
Club members are required to pay annual dues to their club, district and Rotary International, as well as the subscription fee to the appropriate Rotary magazine. Quarterly billing is as follows:
$150.00 – $125.00 (fees and breakfast) + $25.00 donation to the Rotary Foundation
$87.50 – $62.50 (fees, no breakfast) + $25.00 donation to the Rotary Foundation
By participating in local and international service projects, club members can volunteer their time and talents where they are most needed.
Avenues of Services
- Club Service – focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the club’s effective functioning.
- Vocational Service – encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
- Community Service – covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
- International Service – encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
- Youth Services – recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs.
During the course of the year you will be called upon to serve in one of following four areas during a club meeting. Schedules are provided on a quarterly basis and are printed weekly in the bulletin. In addition, reminders are emailed several weeks prior to your scheduled date of service.
- Program host – responsible for scheduling a program. Presenters are scheduled to speak for approximately 15–20 minutes, with 5 –10 minutes of question/answer time. Audio / visual equipment is available for use by the presenter. Equipment use should be scheduled in advance with Marty Wadewitz. Rotary is a professional, non-political, non-denominational organization so speakers promoting a specific political/religious agenda should not be scheduled.
- Invocation – members are asked to lead the invocation keeping in mind that Rotary is a culturally diverse organization.
- Greeter – a member who is scheduled to serve as a greeter should plan to arrive by 7:15 a.m. and be ready to greet folks as they arrive until 7:45 a.m. Remember to wear your nametag. Weekly bulletins will be provided for distribution.
- 50/50 –a member who is scheduled to sell 50/50 tickets should plan to arrive by 7:15 a.m. and be ready to sell tickets until 7:45 a.m.The 50/50 program splits the amount of money raised each Tuesday between the Foundation and the winning ticket holder. A price sheet for 50/50 ticket sales will be provided. While this is a club-sponsored fundraiser, we realize that there may be members who have religious/morale issues that prevent them from participating in raffles. Please do not hesitate to inform the club president if you would like to be removed from the rotation schedule for 50/50.
Members have an opportunity to volunteer at three annual fundraisers hosted by Rotary –Daybreak.
- Spaghetti Dinner – April
- Golf Tournament – May
- RiverFest – August
- Local Food Drives – Macon County Care Network and raising awareness on hunger in Franklin.
- Local Youth Activities
- Sponsorship of Winter Basketball Tournament
- Franklin High School Interact Club to support international food and drinking water projects
- Provide laptops/textbook stipend and recognition for community service for high school senior
- New Century Scholars
- Sponsor the Special Needs Boy Scout Troop of Franklin
- Donate a book to the library of Mountain View Intermediate School in honor of each speaker
- Provide dictionaries to all 5th grade students at Mountain View Intermediate School
- Local Health Project
- Support Alzheimer’s research and cure with C.A.R.T.
- International Projects
- Help eliminate Polio globally
- Provide Shelter Boxes to assist with disaster recovery around the world
- School support in Panama