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Welcome to the home of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club. We are one of 33,000 Rotary clubs with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries and geographic areas. Rotary clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. The Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at the Cookeville Golf Club and welcomes you to visit our club for fellowship and informative programs. Please check the information on this web site to see if your interest in service and fellowship can be matched by our club’s offerings. Contact us for more information or just join us at a meeting.


The Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club hosted the 4th Rotary International Night on Jan. 26, 2013 at the Clarion Inn, Cookeville, Tennessee, USA. This event was an opportunity to encourage global awareness – honoring the country of Japan — enjoy fellowship and to raise money for Rotary’s program to eradicate polio and for international humanitarian service work. This ten minute video shows the entertainment, food, fellowship and fun that was enjoyed at Rotary International Night 2013.


Get your tickets to the 5th Annual International Night, hosted by the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club on Saturday evening, January 25, 2014 at the Clarion Inn, Cookeville. This year’s honored country is Mexico, the country that will set the theme for the evening’s entertainment, speakers and a fabulous meal.


The 2012 Rotary Golf Classic, the 29th iteration of this important community event, is the primary fund raising tool of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club. It is the vehicle through which the club supports a broad spectrum of service work to further the mission of Rotary — especially in the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club’s focus on youth.


Two years ago, to meet the polio challenge, the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club, launched an annual event to both extend the polio eradication fund raising effort to the community and to carry out one of Rotary’s missions, to build global understanding and peace. The two International Nights raised much needed funds to support Rotary’s humanitarian works while providing an exciting evening of fellowship, good food and entertainment, focused each year on learning about an honored country.


The numbers are staggering. Over 800 million people lack access to safe water supplies, about one in eight people on the planet. Over 3.5 million people die each year from water-related diseases, 84% are children. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. The ancient Romans had better access to water supplies than half the people on Earth now. How can anyone tackle such an overwhelming challenge? One clean water well at a time, teamwork and a sustained, persistent effort was the response of Rotarians in the Upper Cumberland.


Cookeville Breakfast RC – Ghana Project Almost Ready for Take Off

May 22, 2011

TIME SENSITIVE NEED FOR SUPPORT – PLEASE ACT NOW — GHANA PROJECT NOTES FOR COOKEVILLE BREAKFAST ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS AND OTHER INTERESTED FOLKS: The Ghana service project sponsored by your CBR Club gets underway soon. An eight person team will be flying out on June 2 for humanitarian service work in Ateiku, Ghana through June 11.. ..The team has incurred some unexpected expenses as they prepare for the significant work they have ahead of them so if any individuals care to contribute to this terrific humanitarian service work, done in our names.. follow the links in this article. Thanks!

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Celebrating the End of Guinea Worm Disease – Today!

April 7, 2011

In commemoration of World Health Day, UNA-GB, The Department of Public Health of Tufts University Medical School & The Center for Conservation Medicine of Tufts University Cumming School of Veterinary School will celebrate the Impending Eradication of Guinea Worm and its public health implications. The event will also take a look at the future of public health and the next diseases to focus on eradicating!

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Rotary International Night Raises Awareness and Funds to Fight Disease

January 31, 2011

Over 250 people came together for the 2nd Rotary International Night at the Clarion Inn of Cookeville on Saturday to raise money for the international and humanitarian programs of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club, to eradicate polio in the world, provide clean drinking water to people who have none and for hosting students and visiting groups from abroad. Each year the club chooses a theme country to celebrate – this year it was Saudi Arabia – as part of Rotary’s objective of increasing global understanding and enhancing international peace by building bridges among countries.

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International Night Rides on Shoulders of Sponsors

January 28, 2011

The Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club in association with the Tennessee World Affairs Council and the Saudi Students Club of Tennessee Tech University will host the 2nd Annual Rotary International Night on Saturday, January 29, 2010 in Cookeville. This year’s program will feature the country of Saudi Arabia as the honored country. Food, presentations and entertainment will highlight the history, culture, cuisine and dance of the desert Kingdom.

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International Night Details Coming Together

January 16, 2011

The Second Annual Rotary International Night is set for January 29, 2011, at 6pm in the Clarion Inn of Cookeville. The event is organized by the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club to raise funds for the international and humanitarian programs of Rotary International, such as the global effort to eradicate polio, and the efforts of the club, such as the Rotary Ghana Project.

This year’s International Night will put the spotlight on the country of Saudi Arabia with the assistance of the Saudi Students Club of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. The students, acting as ambassadors for their country, are assisting with displays, menu selections, and entertainment. The event is also being supported by the Tennessee World Affairs Council and SUSRIS.com, a web site that features information on US-Saudi relations. These organizations have raised money to offset the costs of the event — thereby permitting almost all of the $25 per person ticket price to go to the Rotary’s good works.

There are many details available on the pages of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club web site — how to get tickets, who are the distinguished visiting speakers, what’s to eat, who is doing the entertaining, what is the purpose of Rotary’s international programs, and much more.

Just visit this pages here [check the menu bar above] for all you would ever want to know about the Second Annual Rotary International Night and we hope to see you there!

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