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Upcoming Events:

Jul 28 - Blue Grass School Clean Up Day

Jul 30 - Pack the Park for EndPolioNow

Oct 24 - DG Jim Roxlo Visit


 Upcoming Speakers

  • Jul 25 - Renee Kelly/Heidi Moses
  • Aug 1 - Club Assembly
  • Aug 8 - Randy Landis
  • Aug 15 - Jeff Gamey - Concord Sailing Center
  • Aug 22 - Greg Maciolek - Toronto Convention Recap

July 18, 2018 Meeting 

Our speaker will be Lt Col Ashley Nickloes, TN Air National Guard.


Ashley Nickloes serves in the Tennessee Air National Guard and the U. S. Air Force as a KC- 135R Stratotanker Aircraft Commander, with the current rank of Lt. Colonel. Ashley also serves in the National Guard Bureau as the Deputy Director of NGB Patriot North and South Exercises, where she concurrently trains military and civilian entities to respond to disasters. These exercises ensure our homeland is well served and protected following the devastation of a natural or man-made calamity.


Recently, she served in the Tennessee Joint Force Headquarters as the Air National Guard liaison coordinating air lift of supplies, equipment and personnel, to and from Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands following the destruction of the hurricanes in 2017. Ashley has served eight deployments since 9/11 and supported numerous operations, including: Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Inherent Resolve, Freedom Sentinel, and Unified Protector.??


To pursue a career in aviation, Ashley pursued a job as a flight attendant and was hired by United Airlines in 1997. This job allowed her to spend her days off flying small aircraft to build her pilot hours.


In 1999 Ashley found her way home to East Tennessee where she became a true volunteer in the Tennessee Air National Guard as a pilot. In 1999, Ashley married her husband, Dr. Todd A. Nickloes. Todd is retired from the military after 22 years of service in the Army and Air National Guard and currently works as a Trauma & General Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Ashley and Todd have been blessed with five children and reside in Rockford, TN. Currently, Ashley is pursuing her Master’s degree in Operational Military Art and Science with a concentration in Joint Operations.??



Meet the New Club President - Chris Manning


Chris was born into a military family and spent the first 11 years of his life on various US Army bases on both coasts (New York, California and Virginia) and Japan.  His father retired from the US Army in 1968 and the family permanently settled in Southern California (Riverside).  He attended local schools and graduated from high school.  He immediately enrolled in Riverside City College, obtained an AA degree and transferred to California State University, Fullerton.  While attending there, he was hired (November 1977) by the Orange County (California) Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff.  He worked there 18 months and transferred to the Riverside (City) Police Department (May 1979).  He worked there for 33 years and retired as a Police Lieutenant (December 2012).  He worked various assignments including both uniform and non-uniform.  Those included Patrol, Gang Unit, SWAT, Press Officer, Background Investigator, Robbery/Homicide, Personnel/Training, Watch Commander and Area Commander.  He received various awards and recognitions throughout his career.  Most notable, he received the department’s Medal of Valor for his leading of a hostage rescue incident, where the city council, city manager and mayor were taken hostage.  He was also three time nominee for the Riverside County Officer of the Year, receiving that award in 1999. ?


In January 2013, he continued his public service career by accepting a Senior Field Representative staff position with the California State Assembly, 61st District.  He retired from that position in June 2016.


During his all of his tenure, Chris served on various boards and commissions in the city.  These included the Boy Scouts of America (Council President), Mission Inn Foundation (Board President), Exchange Club of Riverside (President), Arlington Kiwanis (Vice President), Riverside Police Officers Association (President), Fox Theater Foundation (Board Member), Pink Ribbon Place (Board Member), Old Riverside Foundation (Board Member), Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight; 4th Degree) University of California, Riverside, Citizens Committee (President), City of Riverside Planning Commission (Chairman) and Riverside East Rotary Club (board member).


Chris’ wife, Jaybee Brennan, retired in June 2016 and they relocated to Knoxville in September 2016.  They have 4 adult children and no grandchildren.  They enjoy local history and architecture, classic cars and travel.  Chris is currently registered with the Great Smoky Mountain Council, BSA (Executive Board Member and the Knights of Columbus council at Sacred Heart Cathedral (Deputy Grand Knight) and a member of the West Knoxville Republicans Club.


Chris was a member of the Rotary Club of Riverside East for 5 years.




Knoxville Breakfast Rotary 2017-2018 Club Annual Report


Immediate Past President Michael Holober is proud to publish this year's Club Annual Report. It details all of the efforts of club members during the 2017-2018 Rotary Year.



Click on this LINK to read the 2017-2018 report


Click on this LINK to read the 2016-2017 report.

















Here is a quick overview of Why Rotary?





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 2018-2019

Be The Inspiration


Barry Rassin - President, Rotary International
Jim Roxlo - District Governor, District 6780
Chris Manning - President
Rodney Meryweather - President-Elect 

Mike Holober - Immediate Past President

Greg Maciolek - District Governor-Elect

Dan Hipsher - Assistant District Governor