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 many projects, including but not limited to:
Roto Lotto Read to Succeed Reading Program Habitat for Humanity Build
Project 84 Days Winter Coats LSSD Summer Reading Program
Wilson County Fair Concession Veteran's Breakfast Stuff the Bus
Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser Bernie Bass Community Service Award Purple Pinkie Polio Project
Alzheimer's Project Sneedville Family Project
A list of some of the organizations receiving support from the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club include, but are not limited to:
84 Days Girl Scouts of Middle TN Sherry's Hope
Audience of One Habitat for Humanity United Way of Wilson County
Boy Scouts of Middle TN HoneyBee TN Veterans Center
CASA Leadership Wilson Vine Branch Fellowship
Charis Health Care Lebanon Senior Center Wilson County Adult Learning Center
Country K-9 Rescue LSSD Resource Center Wilson County Books from Birth
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation New Leash on Life Wilson County Civic League
Cumberland University Scholarships The Omega Project Wilson County Community Help Center
Cumberland University Fine Arts Our Sisters Keeper Wilson Rides
Cumberland University Camp Fame Permobil Foundation WJB Football
Feed America Read to Succeed Winfree Bryant Football
Fite-Fessenden House Run4Water