TOP PHOTO: The South Campbell County Rotary Club welcomed two new members Vivian Loudy and Tanya McCall on Tuesday. Left to right are South Campbell County Rotary Club President Rayma Daugherty, Rotarians Zach Sheets, Vivian Loudy, Tanya McCall and Larry Tannis.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The South Campbell County Rotary Club welcomed two new members to its ranks during Tuesday’s luncheon meeting. 

New Rotarians Vivian Loudy and Tanya McCall received Rotary pins from their sponsors Zach Sheets and Larry Tannis. South Campbell County Rotary Club President Rayma Daugherty told the pair that not only were they being admitted to the South Campbell County Rotary Club,  but to “the world wide organization of Rotary.”

Daugherty also made several Rotary announcements including a $250 donation to the Great Smoky Moutain Council Boy Scouts of America. She announced that $250 would also be donated to the Southern Appalachian Girl Scouts. “This goes towards one of Rotary’s overall missions of empowering women,” Daugherty said. The Rotary Club also voted to cover the $300 cost of sending a student to 4-H Camp in the summer. 

The South Campbell County Rotary Club is preparing to once again hand out dictionaries to all third graders in the county in remembrance of Rotarian Hack Ayers. 

Daugherty thanked his wife Rotarian Tomi Ayers.

The Rotary Club will also be doing a service project in the local middle schools. 

“We plan on reaching out to counselors to see what kind of need their is such as a backpack food project for summer or something for school supplies for fall or just whatever the need is,” Daugherty said. 

Rotarian Debbie Farmer recently attended Rotary District Conference and reported back on her experiences. While at the conference, she presented South Campbell County Rotary Club’s grant for Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed building events.  

Rotarian Debbie Farmer gave a presentation on her attendance at Rotary’s District Conference.

“People loved the idea and other Rotary Clubs said they are going to take up the project as well,” Farmer said. 

She also encouraged other Rotarians to participate in upcoming district conferences and to become active in Rotary International Action Groups which raise funds and awareness for multiple causes around the world. 

“We are part of an organization doing such great things in all of our communities,” Farmer said. 

Rotarian Zach Sheets announced he would be selling tickets to a Campbell Enhancement Fund fundraiser being held at Chapman Hill Winery May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple. To purchase tickets, contact Sheets at 423.566.4010.

Rotarian Larry Tannis announced their will be a “National Day of Prayer” at the Ball Farm Event Center on May 5 at 6 p.m. 

Other event reminders included the April 30th Chamber of Commerce Vendor Fair at the Jacksboro Middle School track from noon to 4, as well as the May 7 Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET) Down & Derby Ed Wheeler Memorial fundraiser at 5 p.m. at ClaiHill Farm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/27/2022-6AM)