Welcome to the Rotary Club of Asheville South- a group of more than 40 professionals in our community brought together with a common desire to make a positive impact in our community, and our world.
From leadership and community programs, to service projects and club socials Rotary provides numerous ways to grow both personally and professionally.
We encourage you to come join us any Wednesday morning at 7:15am. We are currently meeting in the at the Biltmore Park clubhouse (1067 Columbine Rd., Asheville) and sometimes virtually through Zoom. Guests are always welcome. You can reach us with any questions at email@example.com.
President, Rotary Club of Asheville South
What Is Rotary?
Rotary is an organization of both men and women throughout the world who come together to serve their community and enjoy great fun and fellowship. Rotarians are a diverse, energetic, successful and friendly group of leaders who provide their time, expertise and resources to help their local and world communities.
Our Rotary club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 am in person at the Biltmore Park Clubhouse. Join us! Guests are always welcome. This Wednesday, the speaker is Ron Davis. Mr. Davis was the first African American graduate in Forestry from Haywood Technical Institute, now known as Haywood Community College. Before his retirement, Davis worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in their Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife Division.
Ron Davis Sr. developed a "Love and Passion" for the "Great Out-Doors" in the 1960s. After interviewing with The Knoxville Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) for a summer job in 1967, he found a job with TVA in their Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife Division in Norris, Tennessee.
TVA supervisors noticed his love and passion for the out-of-doors. They offered to send him to Haywood Technical Institute to study Forestry that fall. Those "Roots" led to him and a classmate, Hilliard (Tack) Gibbs from Waynesville, graduating as two of the first African-Americans to achieve a Degree (Associate Degree in Applied Science) in Forestry in the US! He "worked" at TVA for 37 years before retiring in 2004.
During his career, he helped establish during the 1980s an organization called "Minorities in Natural Resources" under the auspices of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. He helped establish a Scholarship in the name of some of our former Professors and Administrators at now Haywood Community College, "The Rice, Siebert, Brodhage Scholarship Fund."
He currently serves on the National Council of the National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA). A focus for him during his career was to give back. "One of my many gifts in life was having a great career at TVA in various areas in natural resource management and environmental compliance." ... See MoreSee Less
Our wonderful club hosted a pot luck dinner at the Biltmore Park Clubhouse last weekend and raised money for multiple Shelter Boxes so that refugees and victims of natural disasters will have shelter for their families while they rebuild their lives. Our small club has a huge heart for service! Big thanks to all involved in organizing this event and to Steve Newbrough with the Summit Music Academy of Asheville for providing amazing live music! #RotaryServeToChangeLives #RotaryDistrict7670 #RotaryRocks #PeopleOfAction ... See MoreSee Less
That is so wonderful! Great club of true servants!
Great job, everyone!
This is awesome!
Our Rotary club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 am in person at the Biltmore Park Clubhouse. Guests are always welcome. Join us! This Wednesday, Victoria "Vic" Isley is the President & CEO of Explore Asheville, and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority is speaking to our club.
She believes in the power of travel -- the emotional reward people get through exploring new places and the economic benefits communities generate through the process.
Isley has been recognized as one of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International's (HSMAI) Top 25 Minds in Hospitality & Travel Sales Marketing for innovative marketing executive.
Over her 25-year career, she has represented destinations including the island of Bermuda; Washington, DC; Tampa Bay, Florida, and Durham, North Carolina. Solidifying her dedication to placing marketing, she was Chief Operating Officer for what is now Destinations International, the world's largest destination marketing trade association, representing 600 organizations worldwide. She also operated as the Executive Director of its Foundation.
Vic is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a proud Carolina girl, passionate traveler, foodie, music lover, and farmer's daughter.
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Every day is a good day to do good!
To serve others and do good in the world is what being a Rotarian is all about. Huge thanks to Rotarians Rosanna, John, Philip (pictured) and Lynne, Craig, and Craig’s awesome kids Hannah and Jacob who helped in our roadside cleanup yesterday. We can all do our part to look after this wonderful planet we call home! 🌎 ♻️
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