SERVICE & PHILANTHROPY
In its very early years, Rotary was quick to realize that fellowship alone would not sustain a group and keep them together. There needed to be a purpose. The first service project was to buy a horse for a preacher in Chicago whose horse had died! Before too long, "THE OBJECT OF ROTARY" was born.
The object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” How do we attempt to fulfill this object?
The development of an acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life.
The advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
The Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club continually seeks additional ways to serve the community and the world. Some of what we do is through "service", the rest through "philanthropy".
Members have participated in a Wilson County-Rotary Club Habitat for Humanity build, have installed air conditioners in homes, have delivered dictionaries to all 3rd graders in Wilson County.
A list of some of the organizations receiving support from the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club are:
15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center
211 Line - United Way of Wilson County
Business and Education Coalition, Inc. (Taste of Wilson County)
Catherine's Orchestra for All
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
CU Scholarships (five 4-year scholarships)
Cumberland University Fine Arts Council
Dictionaries for all Wilson County 3rd Graders
Empower Me Center
Girl Scouts of Middle TN
Habitat for Humanity
Keith Edmonds Foundation
Lebanon Senior Citizens Center
Lebanon Wilson County Veterans Home
LHS Food Program
LSSD - Child Nutrition Program
LSSD - Family Resource Center (Uniforms)
LSSD - Stuff the Bus Program
Middle TN Council - Boy Scouts of America
Neighbor Hood Boxes - United Way of Wilson County
Rise Against Hunger
WC Community Help Center
WC Emergency Services Rehab Assoc. (Rehab 23)
Wilson Books from Birth
Wilson Rides, Inc.