Past Meetings & Programs

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January: Anderson County Family Justice Center Project Site Coordinator Melissa Miller.

February: Roane State Community College Vice President of Workforce Development and Student Affairs Teresa Duncan.

March: Blossom Center Executive Director Dana Lytle-Davis.

April: UT Arboretum Education Coordinator Michelle Campanis

May: Boys & Girls Club CEO Erin Webb

June: American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) discussion with Alan Lowe 

July: Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge President Danice Turpin

August: The Honorable Tennessee Lt Governor and State Senate Speaker Senator Randy McNally

September: Les Fout, Major Gifts Officer at Knox Area Rescue Ministries

October: To be announced.

November: Kirby Deal, Executive Director at Girls Incorporated® of Tennessee Valley

December: To be announced.


January: Oak Ridge Police Chief Robin Smith presented on Oak Ridge Police Department mission, activities, and initiatives.

February: Rebecca Williams shared information about the Oak Ridge Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market.

March: Presentation from local authors regarding the Cumberland Trail and their book written about hiking the trail.

April & May: Meetings were cancelled due to coronavirus concerns for in-person meetings.

June: Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge members gathered virtually via Zoom for status updates and general fellowship.

July: United Way of Anderson County Executive Director Naomi Asher presented on the organization, its mission, and current needs during a Zoom virtual meeting.

August: Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Greta Ownby provided an update on current Chamber efforts and community outlook during a Zoom virtual meeting.

September: ADFAC Executive Director Annie Cacheiro provided information on ADFAC activities and assisting individuals in our region during a Zoom virtual meeting.

October: Oak Ridge City Fire Marshal Travis Solomon provided information on fire prevention.

November: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Executive Director, Kesha Waters.

December: Holiday Bureau of Anderson County President, Sharon Crane.


January: Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) – Harriman Program by TCAT-H President, Danice Turpin included a talk by student Katelynn Cogdill about her personal story and her training at TCAT-Harriman.

February: Super Foods and Actions, reporting examples to improve health and slow aging.

March: Judy Gooch presented on the 1961 Freedom Riders who helped integrate southern buses and stations as part of the Civil Rights Movement.

April: Oak Ridge Public Library Director Julie Forkner, assisted by William Gwin, presented on library facilities and services.

May: Explore Oak Ridge President Katy Jett provided insight on Oak Ridge attractions and events.

June: Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge Executive Director Beth Shea presented Kiwanis service possibilities at the Children’s Museum.

July: Former KY-TN Kiwanis District Governor from the Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village Al Porell presented and provided examples on Kiwanis Membership and Service focusing on the theme of ‘what if you wanted to improve the world?’

August: Then President Elect, Danice Turpin, led a program focused on planning for the new Kiwanis year.

September: Induction of Oak Ridge Kiwanis Officer for the new Kiwanis year beginning October 1.

October: Incoming Lt. Gov. Scott Mathot and fellow Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge member comments on the August 2019 KY-TN Convention. The meeting also featured a presentation by Oak Ridge Fire Marshal Travis Solomon regarding community risk reduction and fire prevention.

November: Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent, Dr. Bruce Borchers presented an overview of Oak Ridge schools and updates for several school initiatives.

December: Toy Moving Project at the Holiday Bureau.

Information regarding past meetings and programs is up-to-date as of 03/09/2021.