2014 Annual Fish Fry - Current and immediate past Assistant District Governors

2013 Annual Fish Fry - Batter Up!

The bluegrass band "One Way Out" performed at both Fish Fry events. Great music! Thanks One Way Out!

2015 Annual Fish Fry ready to take off!

"One Way Out" is 3 for 3 in 2015!

The calm before the 2015 Fry

There's a whole lot of eatin' going on!

Our place of rest after an invigorating walk at Don Fox Park after the annual Fish Fry!!

Check out what's happening at the soccer complex!

2014-2015 Rotarians of the Year


In his final meeting as outgoing President, Greg Butler recently named three 2014-2015 Rotarians of the Year.


  • Candace Partee (Club Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors)


  • Doretha Wright (Club Bulletin Editor)


  • Vona Lasater-Reed (Club Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors)


In congratulating these members, Mr. Butler noted that each of these Rotarians live by the Rotary motto “Service above Self”.

On July 9, 2015, immediate past president Greg Butler receives gavel and plaque from 2015-2016 President Scott Benson. Past presidents participate in the presentation, including current Assistant District Governor Terry McDonald. From the left: Terry McDonald, Tom Ferraro, Ed James, Clark McKinney, Greg Butler, Scott Benson, Pat Climer, David Taylor, Dr. Chad Williams, Michael Penuel, Vona Lasater-Reed, Candace Partee and Judge Brody Kane.

Lebanon Breakfast Rotary makes donation to Wilson County Veterans Plaza and Museum. Pictured from left are veterans/members Gordon Bone, Steve Wright, David Kimble, Dr. Robert Carver Bone, Terry McDonald, Dee Lineberger, David Taylor, Mike Kurtz, Scott Benson (President), Bernie Ash, Mayor Randall Hutto and Pete Norman. Receiving the donation is Bernie Ash, Veterans Services Officer for Wilson County. 

Another beautiful afternoon at the 2015 Wilson County Fair.

Sen. Bob Corker was our guest speaker on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Left to right, club President Scott Benson, Senator Corker and club member and program host, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.


Assistant Governor Terry McDonald and students are ready for the upcoming RYLA day at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, TN.

Linn Yeager of Wilson County Emergency Services Rehab Association accepts check from President Scott Benson and Wilson Rehab Board member (and Lebanon Breakfast Rotary member) Jennifer Porth.

Beth Petty accepts donation for the Lebanon Special School District Family Resource Center.

Congratulations to Steve Wright - our latest Paul Harris Fellow!!

Great messages and challenges today from Beth Stubbs, our 2015-2016 District Governor. From the left, Lebanon Breakfast Rotary President Scott Benson, DG Beth Stubbs and Assistant District Governor Terry McDonald.

12/10/2015 - Welcoming new member Al Ashworth, sponsored by ADG Terry McDonald, ably supported by Dr. Robert Carver Bone and Rotarian of the Year Doretha Wright.

For its inaugural Wheels in Motion project, LBRC presented two bicycles (and helmets) in early December to two young people who exemplify the Four Way Test. To the right, Rod Clemmons make a presentation to a young man at Castle Heights Elementary and below, Brownie Vantrease does the same at Coles Ferry Elementary. Recognizing character and making future Rotarians!

LBRC presented two more bicycles (and helmets) in December 2015 to two young people who exemplify the Four Way Test. To the right, Dee Lineberger and President Scott Benson make a presentation to a young man at Byars Dowdy Elementary and below, Butch Reed and Dr. Chad Williams make a presentation at Sam Houston Elementary. 

Lebanon Breakfast Rotary was proud to welcome two Honorary Paul Harris Fellows at the December 17, 2015 meeting. On the right is Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Lawrence McKinney and in the center is Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Ronald Gene "Woody" Hunt. On the left is club President Scott Benson.

On January 28, 2016, $500 was presented to Teresa Botts on behalf of the Lebanon Senior Center. Most of the club's whippersnappers surround Teresa in a strong show of support!

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, Rod Clemmons leads our first Interact training event. The goal of the training was to acquaint Interact Club members (from Walter J Baird and Winfree Bryant Middle Schools) with the foundation of Rotary and the service role of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club. Students also gained a better understanding of themselves as leaders and extensions of Rotary.

If you can't attend a meeting, make-ups are encouraged . One of our members was in Georgia recently and attended an evening Rotary Club in Senoia, GA, where the AMC series "The Walking Dead" is filmed. Every Rotary Club is unique, and attending another Club's meeting is a great way to help maintain the club's high attendance achievement!

On March 3, 2016 (from the left) sponser Greg Butler welcomes new members Phil Rogers and Dr. Chris Benac. Welcome to LBRC!

Dee Lineberger visited the Rotary Club of Columbia (TN) and Terry McDonald visted the Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta (not TN). President Scott Benson accepts their flags!

Lebanon Breakfast Rotary President Scott Benson and President-Elect Mike Kurtz pictured with Rotary International President-Elect John Germ at the Rotary District 6780 conference. Germ is a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga and will assume the duties of RI President on July 1st.


Question - Is John Germ overdressed or Mike and Scott undersdressed? In the absence of context, truth would suggest the latter...

Wilson County Rotarians at the District 6780 conference in Pigeon Forge. Pictured from left Bob Bailey and Chuck Groover (Mt. Juliet Breakfast), Scott Benson, Mike Kurtz, and Terry McDonald (Lebanon Breakfast), Mike Ayalon (Lebanon Noon), and Kevin Etheridge (Mt. Juliet Breakfast) with wife, Jenny.


Greg Butler presents the 2016 Cumberland University Scholarship to Autumn Miller of Watertown High School. Ms. Miller has excelled academically and, among many other areas of community involvement, is also a member of the National Honor Society and serves on the Wilson County Youth Fair Board.

May in 2016 - that means it's time for flying, er frying fish!

Wheels in Motion presentation on 5/16/2016 at Walter J Baird Middle School. Rotarians Scott Benson, Butch Reed, Vona Lasater-Reed and Nancy Ash.

Wheels in Motion presentation on 5/18/2016 at Byars Dowdy Elementary. Rotarians present were Bill Porth and Mike Kurtz.

Wheels in Motion presentation on 5/18/2016 at Castle Heights Elementary. Rotarians present were Scott Benson, Chuck Daley, Chad Williams, Mike Kurtz, Phillip Vance and Shane Barrett.

Wheels in Motion presentation on 5/18/2016 at Winfree Bryant Middle School. Rotarians present were Mike Kurtz, Todd Elliott and Scott Benson.

Wheels in Motion presentation on 5/19/2016 at Coles Ferry Elementary.  Rotarians present were Scott Benson and Shane Barrett.

Wheels in Motion presentation on 5/19/2016 at Sam Houston Elementary.  Rotarian Scott Benson made the presentation.

President Scott Benson recognizing our Sergeant-at-Arms Jessica Fain for her terrific service this year!

Life is a little cooler for some local families thanks to the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club’s Air Conditioner Project, completed Saturday, June 18.

Van Turner and Phil Rogers only minutes away from completing installation of an A/C unit!

President Mike Kurtz presents the Paul Harris Fellowship to former club President Judge Brody Kane.

Presentation of the Colors at the annual Veterans Day Program.

Our December 15, 2016 Christmas Program.

Christmas tunes from world-class musicians (from the left) Justin Moses (mandolin), Rotary member Mark Fain (upright bass) and Thomm Jutz (acoustic guitar).

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, sponsor Gordon Bone presents new member Ben Collier of Pinnacle Financial Partners with his certificate of membership and Rotary pin.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Mark Strength, in period dress as Brigidier General John Sevier, shares the engaging story of the short-lived State of Franklin in east Tennessee in the late 1700s

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, 2017-2018 District Governor Deborah Alexander-Davis spoke to Breakfast Rotarians. Thanks Debbie!

Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2017 Sherry's Run! 

Just three of many members of Team Rotary participating in 2017's Sherry's Run! No, we didn't ride in the bed of the truck, this was post-5K cleanup!!

The four Wilson County Rotary Clubs gathered on October 29, 2017 on the last day of the Lisa Nichols build to help finish up her new home. The four club presidents, from the left are Laura Headley (Lebanon Rotary Club), Sean Hunter (MJ Breakfast), Toni Burton (MJ Noon) and Butch Reed (Lebanon Breakfast). 

The whole Rotary crowd!

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Rotarians Doretha Wright, Dee Lineberger and Vona Lasiter-Reed participated in the Wilson United Soccer League “Sponso Day” on Saturday, October 14, 2017. All soccer players have a Rotary emblem on their shirts.

The Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club recently recognized the sponsors (including these member sponsors) who made their annual fish fry a success.

The Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Fish Fry and Aviation Day is held each year at the Lebanon Municipal Airport and is the club's biggest fundraiser. The event was held on Oct. 21, 2017 and raised more than $30,000, which will be invested back into the Wilson County community.

Paired with proceeds from the club's booth at the Wilson County Fair, the monies will provide support for more than 15 local agencies.

Smyrna Ready Mix was the fish fry's Title sponsor and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation stepped up as Corporate sponsor.

Other business sponsors included: Absolute Rental Supply; Baker’s School of Aeronautics; Bates Ford; BME Inc.; Building Partnership; CedarStone Bank; Chop House on the Green; Conrad Construction; Crockett Surveying; Custom Color Photo; Custom Packaging; Dempsey, Vantrease & Follis PLLC; Discover Realty and Auction; DT McCall & Sons; First Freedom Bank; First Insurance Group Inc.; Guaranty Research Services; John Fouth CPA; Healthy Bones Chiropractor; HSS Security Solutions; Immanuel Baptist Church; J&D Equipment Hauling LLC; Lebanon Animal Hospital; Lebanon Distributing Company; Liberty State Bank; Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home; Manous Design; Martinelli Ettore USA; MTEC; Mile High TN LLC;  Murfreesboro Massage Therapy; Next Step Resource Center; The Pavilion Senior Living; Pinnacle Bank; Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency; Sellars Funeral Home; State Farm Insurance; Ricky Thorne – Parks Realty; 3D Engineering LLC; Smyrna Ready mix; State Farm Insurance Companies; Partlow Funeral home; Thomas Kitchen & Bath; THW Insurance; Wilson County Farm Bureau; Wiggins Jewelers; Wilson Bank & Trust; Wilson Farmer’s Cooperative and Wilson Farms LLC/Michael Penuel.

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It's January 4, 2018 and we congratulate our newest Paul Harris Fellow, Dee Lineberger!

Thanks to Terry McDonald for inviting Laurel Graeme of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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Very interesting program this morning! Thanks to Terry McDonald for inviting Laurel Graeme of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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Check out member Tab Kirkland’s estate sale find...an original painting of Rotary founder Paul Harris!

On May 3, 2018, Past President Mike Kurtz accepts pin to make his Paul Harris Fellow status super-official!

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Congratulations to LBR Scholarship recipient Sidney Kurtz! She’s Cumberland University-bound in the fall, and we know she’ll make us proud!

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Can we end hunger by 2030? Rise Against Hunger says together we can. Thanks to Kathy McNeal for bringing Eric Taft to LBR.


The calm before the flying and frying at the Sixth Annual Fish Fry! Thanks to Heather Bay and the team at the Lebanon Municipal Airport for hosting us for six years!

At this year's Fish Fry, member Nelson Steed was named this year's winner of LBRC's Col. Bernie Bass Award! Nelson's wife Emmie Lou Steed and son Donnie Steed were present to accept the honor on Nelson's behalf. 

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A million thanks to our fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Smyrna for the use of their mobile frying kitchen! No bottlenecks for the first time in six years! And many thanks to the sponsors, club members and our community who made our 6th Annual Fish Fry a success. Your support allows us to invest back into our community. Over $50,000 was raised to benefit local projects and needs. 

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2018 Fall Community Build

Alawi and Nihad lived and worked in Nashville and wanted the opportunity to live in a small town. The couple are originally from Iraq. Alawi lived in a refugee camp for five years before being resettled to America in 1996 with the help of Catholic Charities. Nihad followed in 2011. Nihad works for N&E Enterprises supporting the family of four. Alawi used to work two jobs but had difficulty working after a car accident in 2005.  He now helps care for the children and hopes to work part-time in the future.

“I want my children to realize the dream … that they can own a home of their own,” says Nihad. “Homeownership will make me very proud.”

To their sponsors and volunteers Alawi says, “It is a blessing to get this help. We could not do it without you.” Nihad adds, “ We appreciate it beyond words. We are so happy.”

October 28, 2018

It's 2019 and it's time to crack the safe...

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Member Gary Whitaker accepts our 2018-2019 support of Sherry's Run.

Nancy Willis, Executive Director of the 15th Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates (CAC), is on hand to accept our contribution of support for CAC's great work in our community.

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Member Thomas "T.J." Preston, Walton Trail District Executive, accepts support to help us "help other people at all times", a main pillar of the Scout Law.

Michelle Hill, founder and Executive Director of Empower Me Center, accepts our 2018-2019 support of the fabulous work done by this organization

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Cathey Sweeney, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates, accepts our 2018-2019 support of their awesome work.

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Congratulations to our new Paul Harris Fellows! From the left, Doretha Wright, Brownie Vantrease (PHF+1), Al Partee, Van Turner, Pete Pritchard and Pete Norman (PHF+1). Huge honor!!

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Giving to a great organization, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation


Mr. Bob Clement sharing stories and parts of his new book with the Breakfast Rotary! What a great speaker!!!

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Congratulations to these Rotarians who are either new Paul Harris Fellows or multiple Paul Harris Fellows! The people recognized this morning are Tab Kirkland, Chad Williams, Gordon Bone, Kevin C. Owen, Scott Benson, Gary Whittaker, Clark McKinney, John HunnVona Lasater-Reed, Mike Kurtz, Hal Bone, Jud NaveDavid Taylor, and Michael Penuel.

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Members Dr. Chad Williams, Lee Oliver and Mitchel Bone pooled their resources together and purchased almost $1,000 in food for the Sparks of Kindness Stuff-the-Bus Project, which feeds local children in the backpack programs for LSSD and WCS.

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Rotarians in front of the Neon Bus that we stuffed with over 13,000 food items for the kids of Wilson County!!!

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Congratulations to Devin Mathis and Samantha Stubblefield!! They are the 2 2019 recipients of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Scholarship to Cumberland University. We wish them the best of luck!!!

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Vona Lasater-Reed receives Rotarian of the Year Award for 2018-2019! Congratulations!!!

Installation of new officers for 2019-2020 year. Congratulations to all! Suanne Bone as new President. Al Ashworth as President-elect. Greg Butler (not pictured) as Treasurer. John Foutch as Assistant Treasurer. Board members Doretha Wright, Van Turner, Terry McDonald, Ed H. James, and Mike Kurtz.

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Thank you to Jessica Fain for her service as President of the Club for year 2018-2019. Lots was accomplished under her term! Lots of great things happened and will happen due to her leadership!!

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The heart of every local Rotarian is heavy as we face the loss of one of our charter members. We recite the Four Way Test every week and we have watched this man live it. It was an honor and a privilege to know Gordon Bone, and his loss will be deeply felt by countless individuals. May his family and many friends be comforted in the days and weeks ahead.

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Thanks to member Pete Pritchard for inviting Joseph Ferguson to speak to us about his role as a Tennessee Department of Labor Veteran Employment Representative. He does a great job helping our veterans find employment!! Thank you for your service, Joseph Ferguson!!!

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This morning we welcome our newest member, Ken Jr Nelson! He is a realtor with Blackwell Realty. His sponsor is Chad Williams.

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This morning, Al Ashworth invited Mr. Bill Leslie to share his experience as a child POW in the Philippines at the outbreak of WWII.

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Thank you Dr. Ming Wang for sharing your story with the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary! Such an amazing journey “From Darkness to Sight!”

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We were proud to donate $500 to Catherine’s Orchestra today. This organization does such great work in our community!!!

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We were able to do our favorite thing this morning. We inducted a new member! Welcome to Lebanon Breakfast Rotary, Joy Pine!!! Thanks for sponsoring her Candace Partee!!

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This morning, we were able to donate $1,250 to Sherry’s Run! What a great organization!!!

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This morning, we welcomed William Bradford as our speaker. Mr. Bradford is President and CEO of United Communications. He told us about providing Internet services to underserved areas. Great program hosted by Ms. Doretha Wright.

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On September 26, 2019 we honored our great friend and fellow Rotarian, Gordon Bone, with the Col. Bernie Bass Community Service Award. Mr. Chris Jones, President and CEO of Middle Tennessee Electric membership Corporation, spoke and helped us honor Gordon, who so richly deserved it! Thanks Gordon for your service to our community.

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What better way to honor Gordon Bone, who sponsored dozens of new members over the years, than to welcome new members in the next next meeting!

From the left:
Paul Rivas - sponsored by Ben Collier
Ray Akers - Sponsored by Mike Kurtz

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Special day as President Suanne Bone and Ed James present a check to Patti Watts of the Wilson County Senior Citizens Center

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Mr. Billy Mullinax joins as our newest member! His sponsor was Chad Williams. Welcome to the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club, Billy!!!

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Dr. Robert C. Bone has the dessert tables filled and refilled!

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Our first Fish Fry at the Wilson County Expo Center was GREAT!

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President Suanne Bone sponsors and welcomes new member Lauren Smith. Welcome Lauren!

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Chad Williams delivers Purple Pinkie Donuts to the Lebanon Police Department in support of Dunkin' Donut's support of RI's efforts to eradicate polio.

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Rotarians deliver Power Rings (Purple Pinkie Donuts) to Wilson Emergency Management Agency headquarters. From the left, Suanne Bone, Candace Partee Fire Chief/Deputy Director Jeremy Hobbs, Greg Butler and Doretha Wright.

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Sponsor Kevin Owens welcomes new member Richard Felts. Welcome Richard!!

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The Lebanon Noon Rotary beat the brakes off of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary in the Stuff The Pew Challenge. The Noon Club sandbagged and brought a U-Haul full of food and other supplies needed by the Wilson County Community Help Center. The real winners though are the people that the Wilson County Community Help Center serves. Thanks to both clubs for your participation! Congratulations to the Lebanon Noon Rotary on your win!

The 2 clubs had at least a full U-Haul trailer of food and almost $4,000 to give to Mr. Ben Spicer of the Wilson County Community Help Center.

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Chad Williams sponsors and welcomes new members Matte Haley and Sabrina Seay! Welcome to Rotary Matte and Sabrina

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On December 12, 2019, 2019-2020 President Suanne Bone presents well-deserved Rotarians of the Quarter recognition to Van Turner (left) and Doretha Wright (below).

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For the ??? Christmas in a row, we have been blessed by Christmas music from member Mark Fain, Thomas Jutz and friend.


On Jan 30, 2020 we had the privilege of inducting two new members into the club. We welcome Randy Ryan (second from the right), sponsored by

Lee Oliver

and Mr. Javin Cripps (second from the left), sponsored by

Chad Williams

. Welcome to the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary gentlemen!!!


This morning, we welcomed John Gholson to our club! Mrs.

Shelley Thompson Gardner

is his sponsor. Welcome John!!!

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Nashville Pipe & Drum Corp. Thanks Wade Kirkland for a great program!

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The 2019-2020 Board of Directors (from the left: Greg Butler, Ed James, Doretha Wright, Terry McDonald, Jessica Fain, Susanne Bone, Al Ashworth, Van Turner and Candance Partee)

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The 2020-2021 Board of Directors (from the left: Al Ashworth, Van Turner, John Lankford, Lauren Smith, Adrian Kelley, Joy Pine, John Foutch, Trey Vantrease). Not pictured are Suanne Bone and Candace Partee.


On July 9, 2020 we welcomed a new member!

Kaileigh Dunn

was admitted into the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club. Her sponsor is

Chad Williams

. Welcome Kaileigh!!!


Hot out of the custom chop shop, our own Fish Fry kitchen on wheels! Thanks to the Rotary Club of Smyrna (TN) for the inspiration and assistance, not to mention letting us use your mobile kitchen for the last two years!!


On August 20, 2020 we welcomed a new member!

Cory McDonald

was admitted into the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club. Her sponsor is

Chad Williams

. Welcome Cory!!!


On September 3, 2020 we welcomed Maggie Lea and Susan Shaw. They spoke to us about Wilson Rides, Inc., a non-profit organization which provides transportation for seniors. Greg Butler was the program host.


On September10, 2020 we inducted our newest member, Shannon Cooper. Her sponsor was Chad Williams.

Welcome Shannon!!!

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Many, many thanks to Skip Nipper, baseball author, fan and expert extraordinaire for his engaging program this morning. Thank you Skip!!

Another Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club Fish Fry is in the history books. With our President Al Ashworth's tireless leadership, it was also one for the record books! Highest amount of fundraising our the Fish Fry's 8 year history!


Way to go Club! 250 donuts! Who is bringing coffee? October 20 is Purple Pinkie Donut Day with all Dunkin' Donut proceeds benefiting the Rotary International Foundation for Polio eradication.


President Al Ashworth presents a check to the Wilson County Community Help Center. Accepting the check on behalf of the Help Center are Tim Leeper, Greg Butler and David Kimble, members of the Help Center's Board of Directors.


John Lankford delivering dictionaries to Watertown Elementary 3rd graders! Good job!!

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On November 12, 2020, President Al Ashworth welcomes John McMillan as our newest member!! His sponsor is John Foutch.



Mr. Al L. Partee Jr. age 90 of Lebanon passed away December 23, 2020 at his home.  He was born in Rutherford County, July 7, 1930, son of the late Al Lytle Partee Sr. and Josephine DeJarnett Partee.  He was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended the University of Tennessee.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was a well-known Lebanon businessman having owned and operated Partee Oil and later Partee Chemical Company.  He was a member of Lebanon First United Methodist Church and the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club.  He was a past member of the Jaycees and Kiwanis Club.  Among many others, Al is survived by his wife of forty-two years, and fellow Lebanon Breakfast Rotarian and club Secretary, Candace Attwood Partee.


Alphonso Llywellyn Ashworth, born December 1, 1961, departed this life on January 9, 2021 at age 59. The Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Honorary Pallbearers: Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club.


Al “Pony” Ashworth was born in Lebanon TN to Beverly Sue Ashworth and James Harold Bryant Jr. He attended Castle Heights Academy, the first black student. He played football there until transferring to Lebanon High School. He graduated from Lebanon High School, where he had been a star basketball player. Mr. Ashworth was very well known in Lebanon, not only for his athletic accomplishments as a youth, but for his photography, and for his wisdom. He was owner of Custom Color Photo with Marion C. Ashworth until his passing. Mr. Ashworth also taught photography classes. His passions were helping the students of The Tennessee School for the Blind and being part of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club, of which he served as our President in the current Rotary year 2020-2021.


On March 18, 2021we had Mr. Harold Weist speak to us about the Field of Flags. It is at the James E Ward Agricultural Center July 2 - 4. The program host was Uncle Pete Norman.

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This morning, we were rewarded by doing what we are here for. John Lankford presented check donations to Catherine’s Orchestra for All, Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center, Wilson County Books From Birth, and The Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Accepting for Catherines Orchestra for All is Erin Rheinscheld.

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This morning, we were rewarded by doing what we are here for. John Lankford presented check donations to Catherine’s Orchestra for All, Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center, Wilson County Books From Birth, and The Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Accepting for Wilson County Schools' Family Resoruce Center is Anne Barger & Debbie Upchurch.

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This morning, we were rewarded by doing what we are here for. John Lankford presented check donations to Catherine’s Orchestra for All, Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center, Wilson County Books From Birth, and The Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Accepting for Wilson Books from Birth is Peggy Simpson. Thank you Peggy for all you do!!

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This morning, we were rewarded by doing what we are here for. John Lankford presented check donations to Catherine’s Orchestra for All, Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center, Wilson County Books From Birth, and The Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Accepting for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation is LBRC member Hal Bone.


Our speaker this morning was Ashley Davis, Executive Director for the Permobile Cares Foundation. She told us about the Foundation and how they help people across the US! Our Program Host was Doretha Wright. Great program!

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This morning we inducted 3 new members!

Jimmy Lea, sponsored by

Shelley Thompson Gardner, Helen Fisher-Thorne, sponsored by

John Lankford, and

Luke Blackwell, sponsored by

Chad Williams. Welcome to the Club!!

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This morning, our speaker was Erik Moses, President of Nashville Speedway. He told us of the upcoming events. We can’t wait to see it happen! The program host was Mayor Randall Hutto



This morning our speaker was Mr. Kevin Ingram. He spoke to us about his time at 104.5 The Zone and his current endeavor as the play-by-play announcer with Vanderbilt University baseball and basketball teams. The program host was Mitchel Bone.


This morning we had Tim Leeper to pinch hit for the scheduled speaker. He told us about the inner workings of the Wilson County Community Help Center and the 2021 Ducky Derby fundraiser coming up on May 1. The Program Host was David Kimble.

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This morning, we welcomed our newest member, Scott Tuck. His sponsor is Chad Williams. Welcome Scott!

Our speaker this morning was Brandon Wagoner from Middle Tennessee Electric. He is the Strategy Execution and Analytics Manager. He talked about the future of electric cars and MTEC’s readiness for them. Great program! Phillip Price was the program host.

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We inducted Mr. Alex Thaxton as our newest member this morning! His sponsor is Doretha Wright. Welcome Alex!


This morning, our speakers were Erin Rheincheld and Mitchell Vantrease. They told us about Camp F. A. M. E. Great program hosted by Candace Partee.

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We presented Cumberland University Arts Council a check for $625 this morning as well.


This morning’s speaker was Dr. Martha George. She is an orthopedic surgeon with TOA. She gave us a history of her education and how she became a surgeon. The program host was her husband, Steven George.


Our program this morning was our own LBRC member Jeni Lind Brinkman and Brian Whitnel. They told us about the new park going on the west side of Lebanon. How exciting!! Jeni Lind Brinkman was also the program host.


On June 3, LSSD brought their van to pick up all the food donations to Stuff the Bus. We also presented a check for $4650!!

The food donations came from the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary, the Lebanon Noon Rotary, and the Lebanon Kiwanis Clubs. Thanks to all who donated to help feed less fortunate children in our community over the summer!!


Wilson County Promotions Board President Randall Clemons was the speaker for today’s meeting. He told us about the improvements for the Fairgrounds, how this year’s fair will be unlike any other, and how our county fair will still showcase Wilson County while putting on the state fair at the same time.


Today, we welcomed Gayle Hibbert from the Farm Bureau Exposition Center. Looking forward to hosting our own Fish Fry there on October 9th!

Today, our club gave almost $7,000 to six local not-for-profits that are doing good throughout Lebanon and Wilson County (15th District Child Advocacy Center, Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, United Way of Wilson County, Habitat for Humanity, Empower Me Center, and Sherry’s Hope). In addition, we installed the new officers and Board of Directors for 2021-2022.


Over the last two weeks, we’ve helped out three not-for-profits with donations, inducted Tony Whited as a new member, had a new member orientation for the several new members that have joined in the past year, and cleaned the fair booth yesterday afternoon. We’ve packed a lot of fun and a little hard work into the last seven days. Can’t wait to see what the next week holds for us!


Our speaker this morning was Darlene Cahill. She is a Case Manager for the Smith County Misdemeanor Recovery Court Program. She told us about addiction and recovery. The Program Host was John Gholson.