April 29th - Annual Wildflower Sale at Rocky Hill Plaza
May 20th - District Training Assy - Crossville
June 10-14 - RI Convention - Atlanta
April 19 - David Horsewood - Time Management
April 26 - Mark Pancratz - UT Baseball
April 12, 2017 Meeting - Larsen Jay - Founder/CEO Random Acts of Flowers
Our speaker this week is Larson Jay CEO of Random Acts of Flowers.
A freak accident in July 2007 changed the trajectory of Larsen Jay's life forever. A TV and film
producer for nearly 15 years, Larsen suffered a near-fatal fall from a ladder that left him battered and broken. During his long hospitalization, the influx of floral arrangements he received boosted his spirits and aided his recovery. Those healing flowers also seeded the idea for Random Acts of Flowers. In fact, the organization's first, unofficial delivery of hope and encouragement was straight from his hospital room, and the idea blossomed into a nationwide movement.
A 1998 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Larsen worked in Hollywood on projects including commercials, sporting events and feature films like Universal Soldier, Madison, Big Fat Liar, and the Academy Award-winning Erin Brockovich. He then returned to Knoxville, TN, where he created more than 200 hours of cable network programming for DIY Network before starting DoubleJay Creative, an independent, full-service visual media company specializing in feature films, documentaries, television specials and series, commercials and educational media. During that time, Larsen became deeply engaged in the community, first as a participant in Leadership Knoxville and eventually starting Center City Events, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and producing special events in and around downtown Knoxville.
Now, Larsen serve others as Founder and CEO of Random Acts of Flowers, managing the National Headquarters in Knoxville, TN, as well as the organization's five branches nationwide. His leadership has enabled Random Acts of Flowers to flourish, providing hope and encouragement to more than 200,000 vulnerable individuals across the country and inspiring dozens of similar organizations around the world. His work at Random Acts of Flowers has garnered numerous awards, including the Daughters of the American Revolution's National Conversation Medal, the Tennessee Governor's Volunteer Star Award, Healthcare Heroes Award, Go Green East Tennessee Award, and the Sertoma's Service to Mankind Award.
Blue Grass Elementary School Workday - July 30, 2016
World Rotary Day - February 27, 2016. Watch the video to see the work that the seven Knoxville Rotary Clubs accomplished.
Rotary Theme 2016-2017
Rotary Serving Humanity
John Germ - President, Rotary International Fred Heitman - District Governor, District 6780 Mike Holober - President Chris Manning - President-Elect