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Mt. Juliet Breakfast

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Victory Baptist Church
1777 Tate Lane
Mt. Juliet, TN  37122
United States
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Sherry Hall with Alive Hospice was our guest speaker this morning and gave an
interesting and informative program about how Alive Hospice works with  
people with terminal illnesses, providing compassionate care and emotional
and spiritual support for patients and their families.  
Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary welcomes our newest member Kelly Edmonds. 
Kelly works with Active Life Chiropractic and the Keith Edmonds
Foundation, which she co-founded with her husband.
The Mt Juliet Breakfast Club held a drive this week to collect supplies needed for the
Empower Me Center's annual day camp. Club President Kevin Etheridge loaded supplies
donated by club members and delivered them to the center.
 
 
Hundreds of people came out Friday night to enjoy some fabulous food served up by 31 Mt Juliet restaurants at the 6th Annual Taste of Mt Juliet ,presented by the Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club.  Live musical entertainment provided by the NashTones was also a big hit with the crowd.  A huge thank you to all of the food vendors, sponsors and our Mt Juliet High School Interact Club. Without all of you we could not have made this another successful event!
 
 
 
The Mt Juliet Breakfast Club Rotarians pitched in on Friday evening, March 31 to put on another successful Senior Gala.  It was once again a successful event of good food; furnished, prepared and served by club members and members of our Mt Juliet High School Interact Club. The event held at Victory Baptist Church was enjoyed by approximately 170 members of the Mt Juliet Senior Active Center.
 
 
 
    
Former US Congressman Bob Clement was the featured speaker at the Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary
Club meeting this morning, and talked about his many career experiences.  Clement shared stories
of growing up in the governor's mansion in Tennessee when his father Frank G. Clement was governor,
noting several of the visitors to the governor's residence, including Billy Graham and Elvis Presley. 
He  has also served as president of Cumberland University and stated that it was the toughest job
he ever held. Clement has chronicled his  experiences in a recently published book,
"Presidents, Kings and Convicts". The club is donating an autographed copy of the book to the
Mt Juliet Library. Following the meeting Clement signed copies of the book for club members. 
 
   
 
Club members Bob DiSalvo, Jim Bohannon, Jim Hunter, Kevin Etheridge and John Cheney braved the cold this morning
to load up and deliver a truck load of food , donated by club members, to the Mt Juliet Help Center.
 
Club President Kevin Etheridge, right, presents Sherry Bilbrey with a $2000 donation check 
for Big Brothers.  Bilbrey said the donation will be used toward the purchase of bicycles and
helmets for 143 local children for Christmas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blake McMeans founder of the Blake McMeans Foundation was the
speaker at this week's meeting and gave  an inspiring talk about how his life was
forever changed the night he made a decision to drive after drinking. 
McMeans, went from a nationally ranked tennis star with a promising future
to an invalid when he wrecked his car after a night of drinking in 1994. 
McMeans now travels the country on The Promise Tour, warning young
people about the dangers of drinking and driving. 
The Mt Juliet Breakfast Club welcomes out newest member, Dave Davidson. 
Dave is a long time Mt Juliet resident who is retired and looking forward
to working with our club.
John Pugh, Executive Director of Morning Star Sanctuary, gave a
very informative presentation to the club on the subject of domestic
violence. Morning Star Sanctuary offers hope, help and healing
to domestic violence victims. 
 
Mt Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty spoke to the club and addressed issues
and responded to questions from members on subjects of interest
in the city, including traffic, parks and development.
Scott McRae, Head of the county's Waste Gasification Project, was our guest speaker
on July 26.  McRae said Lebanon is the first to have a downdraft gasifier of its kind,
that can reduce waste by 95% with zero emissions. 
The Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club President Kevin Etheridge, left, presents  Mt Juliet Police Officer Robert Kimbrough,
with a certificate honoring him as the club's Officer of the Quarter.  Police Chief James Hambrick told club members
Kimbrough exemplifies what the police department tries to do, and always brings a positive attitude to work.
"I am proud that Robert Kimbrough works for the City of Mt Juliet," the chief said.
Rotarians of the Year were announced Tuesday evening at the
Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club annual family cook out and
officer installation.  Paul Van Buren, left(pictured with President Bob Bailey), was named the Rotarian of the Year
 for International Service and Rob Porter, right, is Rotarian of the Year for local service.
 
Thanks to both of you for all you do!!
 
Outgoing President Bob Bailey, left, congratulates
 2016 - 2017 Club President Kevin Etheridge,
who was installed Tuesday evening at the club's
annual family cookout and officer installation. 
 Bob has been an amazing leader for the past year
and we look forward to a great year with Kevin. 
Club President Bob Bailey presents the
President's Award to Susan Bohannon of
MyMtJuliet.com for her assistance in setting
up the club's website.
Thank you Susan!
Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club President Bob Bailey
expresses the club's appreciation to Cindy Porter
who has assisted the club in many ways for many
years, including producing the program for our
weekly meetings.   
 
We truly appreciate the time and effort she puts
 in for our club. 
Jerry Houston Memorial Golf Tournament a huge success!
Despite threatening weather and a couple of showers early on, the MJBR Annual Jerry Houston Memorial  Golf Tournament on May 12 went on to be a huge success.
Five golfers made a hole-in-one in the putting contest, qualifying for a putt off. In the end it was Bo Gynne who took home the prize, a solar watch donated by American Jewelry Co
Congratulations to the Mt Juliet High School golf team our first place winners. The Victory Baptist Church team took first place in the first flight and the team from Advance Propane placed first in the second flight.
The tournament netted approximately $10,000. The proceeds will be used to fund  Rotary Club projects and needs in the community.  Thank you to everyone who participated and to our sponsors for making the event possible. 
Representative Susan Lynn came to Mt. Juliet High School to present a Resolution in recognition of the Interact Club. We are a service based club that has put in hundreds of hours this year in community service. Thank you to Rep Lynn and to Lori Scott, the co-sponsor of the club!
Pictured are the Interact sponsors,Sherrie Grossman and Lori Scott, MJHS principal Mel Brown, 
Representative Susan Lynn, students that are part of the Interact club and  Bob Bailey, President of
the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club.
 
 
 Mt Juliet Rotary Club President Bob Bailey, left, and Mt Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick, right, express their gratitude to Greathouse Landscape Company for their contribution to the club's project of landscaping the Mt Juliet Police Station. Bailey presents company owner Will Greathouse and Nick Cooper of Greathouse with a Certificate of Appreciation. Greathouse sold the plants to the club at a significant discount as well as providing equipment and supervision for the planting.