Rotary Club of Nashville Annual Report 2023-24

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July 2024 – Present:

Monday, July 22, 2024: Fahad Tahir, Ascension Saint Thomas

Monday, July 15, 2024: Jacob Mchangama

Monday, July 8, 2024: Governor Bill Lee

July 2023 – Present:

Monday, July 10, 2023: Prince’s Hot Chicken

Monday, July 17: Panel on the Future of Transit in Nashville

Monday, July 24: Ran Carthon, Tennessee Titans

Monday, July 31: Dr. Adrienne Battle, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Monday, August 7: Carlton Wilkinson, photographer

Monday, August 14: Panel on Community Safety in Tennessee

Monday, August 21: Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators

Monday, August 28: Nashville’s Mayoral Candidates

Monday, September 11: Patrick Sheehan, Director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Monday, September 18: Deana Ivey, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation

Monday, September 25: Sean Brock, chef

Monday, October 2: Rev. John Faison, Sr., Imagine Nashville

Monday, October 16: Brad Smith, CareBridge

Monday, October 23: Margie Williams Quin

Monday, November 6: John Hewko, Rotary International

Monday, November 20: A Discussion with Veteran Entrepreneurs

Monday, November 27: History of Prostitution, Carol Bucy

Monday, December 4: Health Disparities Panel

Monday, January 8: Welcome to the Neighborhood Panel

Monday, January 22,2024: Positive Impact of Sabbaticals

Monday, January 29, 2024: District Governor Betty Burchett

Monday, February 5, 2024: Dr. Shanna Jackson, Nashville Community College

Monday, February 12, 2024: Jerome Moore: Community Changer

Monday, February 26, 2024: Dr. Kevin Dean, Tennessee Non-Profit Network

Monday, March 4, 2024: Post Pandemic Academic Growth

Monday, March 11, 2024: Sheriff Daron Hall

Monday, March 18, 2024: Generative AI

Monday, March 25, 2024: Mayor Freddie O’Connell

Monday, April 1, 2024: Bill Koch, Nashville School of Law

Monday, April 8, 2024: Kelly Magill, Part One

Monday, April 8, 2024: Kelly Magill, Part Two

Monday, April 15, 2024: Eric Holt, Hip Hop in Nashville

Monday, April 22, 2024: John Hoomes, Nashville Opera

Monday, April 29, 2024: Mental Health Panel: Identifying the Problem

Monday, May 6, 2024: Daniel Bischof, U.S. State Department, Eastern European Affairs

Monday, May 13, 2024: Nashville Stars: The Future of Baseball in Nashville

Monday, May 20, 2024: Mental Health Panel: Highlighting Solutions

Monday, June 3, 2024: Bob Mendes, East Bank Update

Monday, June 10, 2024: Avigal Soreq, Delek US Holdings

Monday, June 24, 2024: Annual Celebration

July 2022 – June 2023:

Monday, July 18: District Governor Eddie Allred

Monday, July 25: Jessica Van Dyke, Tennessee Innocence Project

Monday, August 1: Devin Aracena, Canvast Supply Co.

Monday, August 8: Burke Nihill, Tennessee Titans

Monday, August 15: Middle Tennessee’s Sustainable Fashion Industry

Monday, August 22: Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Guitars

Monday, August 29: Coach Eddie George, TSU Football

Monday, September 12: Former Governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam

Monday, September 19: Sara Figal, Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

Monday, September 26: Dr. Adrienne Battle, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Monday, October 3: Elise Cambournac, Nashville Technology Council

Monday, October 17: Dr. Billy Teets, Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Monday, October 24: Dr. Jason Martin, gubernatorial candidate

Monday, October 31: Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University

Monday, November 14: Lt. Col Kirsten McFarland, Fort Campbell

Monday, November 21: Doug Kreulen, Metro Nashville Airport Authority

Monday, November 28: Dr. Russ Wigginton, National Civil Rights Museum

Monday, December 5: Dr. Jeff Balser, Vanderbilt Health

Monday, December 12: Coach Jerry Stackhouse, Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball

Monday, January 9, 2023: Desmond Armstrong, U.S. Men’s Soccer

Monday, January 23, 2023: Cameron Sexton, Speaker, Tennessee House of Representatives

Monday, January 30, 2023: Panel on Domestic Violence, led by Sharon Roberson

Monday, February 6, 2023: Shani Dowell, Possip

Monday, February 13, 2023: Mayor John Cooper

Monday, February 27, 2023: James Threalkill, artist

Monday. March 6, 2023: Judge Sheila Calloway

Monday, March 13, 2023: Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Conference

Monday, March 20, 2023: Cordia Harrington, Crown Bakeries

Monday, March 27, 2023: Lessons from The Table

Monday, April 3, 2023: Dr. Jay Wellons, pediatric neurosurgeon

Monday, April 10, 2023: Joe Bucher and Nashville Yards

Monday, April 17, 2023: Panel on the State of Nashville’s Music Scene

Monday, April 24, 2023: Blue Oval City

Monday, May 1, 2023: Panel on Supporting Nashville’s Youth

Monday, May 8, 2023: Senator Bill Frist of The Nature Conservancy

Monday, May 15, 2023: Tom Adkinson, author of 100 Things to do in Nashville

Monday, May 22, 2023: Samar Ali, Millions of Conversations

Monday, June 5, 2023: Police Chief John Drake

Monday, June 12, 2023: Governor Bill Lee

Monday, June 26, 2023: Annual Celebration

July 2021 – June 2022:

Monday, July 12-Jon Robinson, Tennessee Titans

Monday, July 19-Chancellor Diermeier, Vanderbilt University

Monday-July 26-Dr. Adrienne Battle, Metro Nashville Public Schools (We experienced an error during the recording of this meeting. This recording captured part of the Q&A portion of the meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

Monday, August 2: Coach Clark Lea, Vanderbilt Football

Monday, August 9: The Restoration of Second Avenue

Monday, August 16: CitizensBank

Monday, August 23: August Bioservices

Monday, August 30: Phil Ponder

Monday, September 13: Michael Eric Dyson & Marcia Dyson

Monday, September 20: Cordell Peace Forum with Dr. Paul Stumb

Monday, September 27: Afghanistan-The Difference We Make with Retired Brigadier General Scott Brower

Monday, October 4: Nashville Fashion Week – Marcia Masulla & Connie Cathcart-Richardson

Monday, October 18: Tennessee State Attorney General Herbert Slatery

Monday, October 25: Sean Henry, Nashville Predators & Bridgestone Arena

Monday, November 1: Panel — Continuing to serve: Veterans in healthcare, music, higher education, and the corporate sectors

Monday, November 15: Dr. Greg Jones, Belmont University — Cultivating leadership through service and partnerships

Monday, November 29: District Governor Michael Babb

Monday, December 6: Nashville Symphony, Alan Valentine

Monday, December 13: Dr. Alex Jahangir

Monday, January 3, 2022: Dr. Ricki Gibbs, Warner Elementary

Monday, January 10: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy in Nashville

Monday, January 24: Governor Bill Lee

Monday, January 31: Park Ranger Steve Ward, Radnor Lake

Monday, February 7: Courtney Pogue, Metro Economic & Community Development

Monday, February 14: Marcus Whitney, Jumpstart Health Investors

Monday, February 28: Matt Kisber and Reagan Farr, Silicon Ranch

Monday, March 7: Mayor John Cooper

Monday, March 14: Dr. Judith Overton, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Monday, March 21: Laurel Graefe, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Monday, March 28: Dr. Lou DeGennaro, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Monday, April 4: Josh Mundy, Pivot Tech School

Monday, April 11: Dr. Reid Thompson, Vanderbilt Neurosurgery

Monday, April 18: Courtney Ross, Amazon

Monday, April 25: Amanda Little, Kidizenship

Monday, May 2: Dr. Wright Pinson, Partnership 2030

Monday, May 9: Renata Soto, Mosaic Changemakers

Monday, May 16: Sam Hazen, HCA Healthcare

Monday, May 23: Cori Anne Laemel, The Theater Bug

Monday, June 6: Angie Hubbard, Metro Housing Director

Monday, June 27: Annual Celebration


July 2020 – June 2021:

Monday, July 13-Jane MacLeod, Cheekwood

Monday, July 20-School Reopening Task Force

Monday, July 27-Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Monday, August 3-Melody Gibson, Design Your Own Neighborhood

Monday, August 10-Susan Edwards, Frist Art Museum

Monday, August 17-Jeff Barrie, Tennessee Environmental Council

Monday, August 24, Rotary and Racial JusticeĀ 

Monday, August 31-Jon Robinson, Tennessee Titans

Monday, September 14-Candice Storey Lee, Vanderbilt Athletics

Monday, September 21-U.S. Senate Candidate, Marquita Bradshaw

Monday, September 28-The State of Small Business

Monday, October 5-The Grand Ole Opry

Monday, October 12-Behind the Scenes of the Belmont Presidential Debate

Monday, October 19-Governor Bill Lee

Monday, October 26-The Promise with Dr. Ricki Gibbs and Meribah Knight

Monday, November 2-Salute to Veterans with Eden Murrie, Operation Stand Down

Monday, November 16-Mayor John Cooper, Dr. James Hildreth & Dr. Melinda Buntin

Monday, November 23-Dr. Clay Stauffer, Nine Life Lessons from COVID

Monday, November 30-Dr. Steve Sharp, COVID Vaccine Trials in Nashville

Monday, December 7-Gideon’s Army, Jamel Campbell-Gooch

Monday, December 14-National Museum of African American Music

Monday, January 4-Chief of Police John Drake

Monday, January 11-District Governor April Lieberman

Monday, January 25-Mike Ritz, National Leadership Network

Monday, February 1-Black History Month series, Part 1: The Past

Monday, February 8-Black History Month series, Part 2: The Movement, Then & Now

Monday, February 22- Black History Month series, Part 3: Marc Morial, National Urban League

Monday, March 1- Nashville’s Tornado Recovery-One Year Later

Monday, March 8-Tennessee State Library & Archives with Secretary Hargett

Monday, March 15-Nashville’s Pandemic Response

Monday, March 22-The State of Real Estate

Monday, April 5-The Health Benefits of Nature, Dr. Matt Browning

Monday, April 12-Enexor Bioenergy, Robert Grajewski

Monday, April 19-The Housing Fund, Marshall Crawford

Monday, April 26-Joey Garrison, Covering the White House

Monday, May 3-Music City Grand Prix, Matt Crews

Monday, May 10-Congressman Jim Cooper

Monday, May 17-Amanda Hite, STR

Monday, May 24-Slim + Husky’s

Monday, June 14-Butch Spyridon, Nashville CVC

Monday, June 21-Mitch Edgeworth, HCA TriStar

Monday, June 28-Changing of the Guard


April 2020 – June 2020:

Monday, April 6-Andrew Maraniss

Monday, April 20-Sherry Stewart Deutschmann

Monday, April 27-Congressman Jim Cooper

Monday, May 4-The Nashville Banner

Monday, May 11-Nashville’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Monday, May 18-Dr. Forrest Harris, American Baptist College

Monday, June 1-Dr. Jeff Balser, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Monday, June 8-The Exit, Part 1: Entrepreneurs Who Sold

Monday, June 22-The Exit, Part 2: Executives Turned Entrepreneurs

Monday, June 29-Changing of the Guard

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