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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Brentwood Tennessee
Brentwood Noon
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Fridays at 11:30 AM
Brentwood, TN 37027
United States of America
Due to COVID-19 we meet using a hybrid format utilizing Zoom.
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Keely Hall
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I hope everyone’s holidays were as good as could be expected under the current circumstances! A quick reminder here that, for the next few weeks, we will be meeting via Zoom-only (no in-person option.) We hope to return to our previous “hybrid” format as soon as it is feasible.
This week’s speaker is our very own Dick Bowers! As you likely already know, Mr. Bowers is a Past District Governor as well as a June 2020 recipient of Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award (the highest honor RI can bestow on an individual Rotarian!). But what you may not know is that Dick is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army who was stationed in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. He was also a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, serving for nearly 30 years in American embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany, and Bolivia (as well time spent in Washington D.C.). In 1991, he was appointed to be the United States Ambassador to Bolivia by President George H.W. Bush. He served in that role through 1994, retiring from the Foreign Service shortly thereafter in 1995. Dick certainly has no shortage of adventures and experiences from which to pull, so be sure to tune in via Zoom on Friday to hear what stories he has in store for us!
I want to take just a quick moment to correct the error in my previous email regarding Roger Wheelwright’s passing. Roger retired as a Major General which is a 2-star general. My original e-mail errantly referred to him as a 3-star general. …Regardless of the number of stars, Roger brought honor to the uniform, honor to this club, and honor to every relationship he had. If you’d like to read his full obituary, I’ve included it in the link here.  Additionally, if you would like to send notes of condolences to Irene, you may do so at the following address:
Irene Wheelwright
150 Front St. #20
Franklin, TN 37064
Please also remember to contact Patrick Wright if you are able to help in any capacity with the January 30th Little Harpeth River Cleanup Project.
Looking forward to seeing the two-dimensional versions of everyone this Friday!
If Joining This Week’s Meeting Via Zoom:
Dial in Audio:  312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 85987269526
Just log in to Zoom at 11:45am and we’ll place you with a table. Once the meeting is about to begin, we’ll move all participants back into the main “room.”  Please list your name in your profile so everyone knows who you are!
Not able to make it at 11:45? No problem. Join between 12:00 and 12:10 and you will be placed into the main room for the meeting.
For audio via telephone, use this number: 312-626-6799 and Meeting ID: 85987269526
If you need assistance setting up your Zoom account, please email or It works best if you download the app to your laptop, phone, iPad or desktop.  Please set it up ahead of time so that you are ready to go the day of the meeting. 
Yours in Rotary Service,
Keely Hall
President Rotary Club of Brentwood
Members Resigned 2020-2021 Rotary Year
New Members in 2020-2021 Rotary Year
​​Family of Rotary
Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers:  
  • Irene Wheelwright and the entire Wheelwright family as they mourn the loss of our friend and fellow club member, Roger Wheelwright.
  • Virginia Stokes, who recently received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Bob Sircy, Larry Foust, Bob Bellenfant, Kay McCarthy, and Robert and Dottie Fidler.  
If you have information concerning "Family of Rotary," please email Sonna Robinson at, Donna Weeks at or Keely Hall at
2020 Rotary Golf Classic - A Success!

2020 Rotary Golf Classic

Declared a Success!

On September 21, 124 golfers gathered on a beautiful sun splashed day at the Brentwood Country Club to compete in the 4th annual Rotary Golf Classic. Assisted by 17 Rotary Club members working the event under the leadership of Suzie Lindsey, everyone had a fun day and the tournament was a financial success for the club’s foundation. For the 3rd year, LBMC was our presenting Sponsor and their contribution makes the tournament work, they’ve been a great partner for us. 

In a year with many unknowns, the club members were able to sell 176 sponsorships which totaled in excess of $ 115,000. After expenses for the tournament, the BRCCF saw a net profit of $ 82,000 which will be used to fund Grants to local and other organizations around the world. Our Funding Partners this year, Graceworks Ministries, Saddle Up!, and BrightStone will each receive a generous donation for their ongoing, good work in our community.

With Michael Kaplan leading his Sales Team with personal sales of $ 10,550 (14 Sponsors), the Kaplan Team set a new Team Sales record of $ 18,330! Congratulations to Michael and his team for a sensational effort. Jennifer Bourne’s team finished 2nd, but also eclipsed the prior team sales record with sales of $ 12,700 – great job Bourne Team!!

We look forward to next year with new ideas and plans knowing that this event has yet to reach it true potential as a fund raiser for our club. Come be a part next year and join the fun!

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President Elect
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Director of Community Service
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rhea Little
January 2
Harold Fogelberg
January 4
Gil Walker
January 7
Michael Hindman
January 9
Mike Walker
January 9
Jim Conner
January 10
Burt Bradford
January 11
Lori Reid
January 13
Larry Foust
January 14
Dan Jordan
January 31
Jack Massari
January 31
Spouse Birthdays
Linda McGill
January 19
Jeanette Bowie
January 25
Mike Walker
Linda Hood
January 1
Leon Partain
Judy Partain
January 19
Bill McCarthy
Kay McCarthy
January 20
Join Date
Jim Conner
January 5, 1991
30 years
Mike Barrett
January 8, 1993
28 years
Dan Choate
January 10, 2014
7 years
Jason Hulse
January 10, 2020
1 year
Jonathan Merkh
January 10, 2020
1 year
Bob Bellenfant
January 15, 1999
22 years
Robert Fidler
January 15, 1999
22 years
Chris Brown
January 19, 2018
3 years
Drew Rodgers
January 19, 2007
14 years
Jennifer Shepard
January 19, 2018
3 years
Jeff Hughes
January 20, 2012
9 years
Jeff Talley
January 23, 2004
17 years
Lynn McGill
January 24, 2003
18 years
Burt Bradford
January 28, 2000
21 years
Mike McKibben
Upcoming Events
Little Harpeth River Clean Up
Brentwood Library
Jan 30, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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