January 25th Program - Nancy Welch - Knoxville Community Action Committee
Nancy is the assistant program manager of CAC’s Volunteer Assisted Transportation program. For the last 6 ½ years she has recruited, coordinated and trained volunteers from the community to assist with transportation to Knox County seniors and people with disabilities.
Before becoming the assistant manager, she was a program specialist for the program. Nancy previously worked as an office manager and a graphic designer for a local printing company. She came to Volunteer Assisted Transportation as a volunteer driver, while she was training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Phlebotomist. Nancy’s compassion and caring heart for the senior community is what pushes her each and every day.
She has been active in the community by volunteering in numerous capacities, such as KARM, Lost Sheep Ministry (feeding the homeless Under the Bridge), Eternal Life Harvest Center’s Restoration Outreach and other community outreach activities.
Nancy is a native Knoxvillian who resides in the Fountain City community. She and her husband James have a blended family of seven (7) children. Nancy enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with her six (6) grandchildren when she can.
February 1st - President Installation - DG Fred Heitman and Mike Holober
February 8th - Kyle Stewart - Sons of the Confederate Veterans
Greg Maciolek Selected as District Governor for 2019-2020
District Governor Fred Heitman announced that the District's Nominating Committee chaired by PDG Jerry Wear has selected club member, Greg Maciolek, as the nominee for District Governor 2019-2020. His selection will be voted on at this year's District Conference in Chattanooga April 21-22.
Greg has been a member of the Rotary Club of Knoxville Breakfast since 1999 after retiring from the US Air Force. He served as club president three years, currently serves as the club's public image chair and is involved in many club activities. He currently serves as Zone 30 Public Image Coordinator and as the District Secretary as well as the Communications Chair. He also serves as the district's videographer with over 150 videos completed on behalf of the district and zone.
Greg served 26 years in the Air National Guard and the US Air Force. He retired at the rank of Colonel. He was fighter pilot flying the F-106A/B, F-4C/D and the F-16ADF aircraft in the air defense role. The mission was to protect the US mainland from attack by aircraft or missiles. He first served with the Michigan Air National Guard unit at Selfridge ANG Base in the Detroit area. He started as an enlisted person and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant just prior to attending pilot training. He served as the unit's aircrew training officer, deputy commander for operations, and then as its commander where he was responsible for 1,100 personnel, 24 aircraft, a $50+ million budget and for two alert sites, one in Michigan and one at Seymour Johnson AFB NC. He attended Interceptor Weapons School at Tyndall AFB FL where he was the top gun of the class. He was attended Air War College at Maxwell AFB AL. While at Air War College, he attended Troy State University and received a Masters in Human Resources. He served a tour in the Pentagon as the Air Guard Advisor to the Air Force Director of Plans and Programs.
Greg received his Bachelors Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. While attending Wayne State, he worked for General Motors as a clerk and assembly-line foreman. He also worked as a management trainer at Ford Motor Company.
Greg is married to Brissa and they have three grown children and five grandsons. They reside in Knox County.
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 Joe Jarret - President, Mike Holober - President-Elect