Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.
The Rotary Club of Farragut was chartered April 22, 1980 and the Rotary Club of West Knoxville was their sponsor. The Rotary Club of Farragut is Club #3857, Zone 30, and a part of Rotary International District 6780.
In 1992, a $500 scholarship was implemented for a deserving student, who is attending college as the first generation in their family or as a single mother, at Pellissippi State Community College. This scholarship was named in honor of Past President Kemp Fain.
We are very thankful to the Rotary Club of Farragut for their generous support of our students!
Since 2012, The Kemp Fain Memorial Scholarship of the Rotary Club of Farragut has been awarded to 15 students for a total of $13,500.
This fall, three Pellissippi State students will receive $500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Farragut.