Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Announces Club Activities And Recognitions

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place had a busy schedule this week with several club related activities.

Earl Story achieved recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow Plus 2, which means he has contributed $3,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

"The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place is proud to announce Earl as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Plus 2," officials said.  "During the past 100 years, the Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects such as efforts towards the eradication of polio, training future peacemakers, supporting clean water and strengthening local economics," officials said.

Rob Pollard with Morning Pointe Senior Living was announced as a new member.

The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place holds an annual fundraiser which funds community service projects including scholarships for non-traditional students to attend UTC and Chattanooga State.  Two of the Rotary Club's scholarship winners, Ashley Earnshaw and Rachel Baker, were recognized in a club meeting, and expressed appreciation to the Rotary Club members for the opportunity to continue their education.  One scholarship winner's next step is to attend medical school.  

Valerie Brown, principal of Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School was the featured speaker at a Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place meeting.

"Principal Brown gave an educational and informative presentation and engaged the Rotary Club members with an interactive game featuring real life school scenarios with no names included. Valerie expressed appreciation for community sponsors as the school faces daily challenges such as 50 percent of the students do not speak English; and seven different languages are spoken at the school," officials said.

The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place sponsors a literacy program where books are donated to local elementary schools.



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