The Murfreesboro Rotary Club's Annual Pancake Breakfast helped give a jump-start to many local family's on Saturday morning (12/8.2012). There was constant flow between 7:00 and 10:30AM as neighbors gathered at Middle Tennessee Christian School to enjoy Christmas music, talk with Santa and have delicious pancakes, sausage and cinamon rolls.
Rotary President Elect Mark King, who coordinated this year's event, noted that the proceeds help to support the numerour charities in which the 93-year old club supports throughout the year. Internationally, for over a quarter of a century, Rotary has worked to eliminate polio from the world. This once dread disease is now active only in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club is very involved in Rutherford County literacy projects, Red Cross, Discovery Center, Center for the Arts,Uncle Dave Macon Days, Middle Half Marathon, Special Olympics, Fenton Payne and Fred Run, activities that promote youth leadership development, local scholarships and numerous other programs.
The local club was chartered on October 1, 1919, just a few years after the first Rotary Club began in 1905. The Murfreesboro Rotary Club meets at the Stones River Country Club every Tuesday at noon, and has a membership of approximately 100 men and women.