Parrots of the Caribbean Takes a Lot of Planning!

A lot of planning goes into our Parrots of the Caribbean in order to make it the best summer party in town!  We have to order food, hire bands, perform site planning, hire security, print tickets, sell tickets, make raffle baskets, rent the tents, get permits, schedule shifts, manage publicity, decorate, order those cute t-shirts…..meet over margaritas to plan some more…. it’s exhausting! We also plan how to recognize and honor our benefactors and […]

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Parrots of the Caribbean 2017: Save the Date!

With the first day of summer not quite here, the end of summer seems a long way off.  But, not when you’re planning the best party in town!  Madison Rotarians are already thinking about those last days of August when summer vacations are over, kids are back in school , and football season is just around the corner. That sounds like the 4th Saturday in August — the perfect time for a party! So, […]

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Annual Miles Montgomery Memorial Golf Tournament

The Miles Montgomery Golf Tournament is a Family of Rotary event where Rotarians, past and present, including family and friends come together for an 18-hole, scramble golf tournament.  We do this in memory of our dear friend and great Rotarian who loved his family and friends, our Rotary club, and a good round of golf.  Miles was our President-elect when he passed away in March 2004.  In 2003, he served as one of the […]

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Leaders Prepare for the New Rotary Year

On July 1st, our club will begin a new year, and this past Saturday, outgoing officers met with the incoming board members to ensure an effective and efficient transition.  Outgoing President Sandy Patel opened the meeting with a review of the club’s accomplishments this past year as well as upcoming events and areas subject for improvement.  He and incoming President Marc Jacobson led the session that covered the current budget, planning guidelines, board roles […]

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District Leadership Training 2017

On May 5th, four members of the Rotary Club of Madison attended and led portions of the Rotary District Training Assembly at the Harbert Center in Birmingham.  Gene Pfeiffer, an incoming Assistant District Governor, volunteered his time to support the logistics of the day.  Pat Cross, Past District Governor, facilitated a training session for Secretaries and Treasurers, while Dennis Sanders, District Communications Officer, and Ashley Lindley, Madison Club Secretary, each led sessions focusing primarily […]

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Homeless in Huntsville: A Brett Jones Documentary

Huntsville Rotarian Brett Jones is a former Navy SEAL and a successful CEO.  But for four days last November, he went undercover and lived homeless on the streets of downtown Huntsville.  Brett’s companion on this journey was Chakri Deverapalli, an engineer who came from India on scholarship.  Homeless in Huntsville is a documentary about existence, humanity and empathy.  Through this experience, Brett and Chakri not only bring heartwarming awareness to the hardships of the […]

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Miles Montgomery Memorial Golf Tournament 2017

Our annual golf tournament was held at Colonial Golf Course in Meridianville.  In addition to remembering our friend and Rotarian Miles Montgomery, we enjoyed beautiful weather, wonderful fellowship, and 18 holes of scramble golf.  We were joined this year by Huntsville Rotarians and other friends who made this a great day. Congratulations to the winners pictured above: Randy Buckner, Mike McFalls, Gary Donald, and Skip Jackson.   And a special thanks to Barry Holt of […]

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District Conference 2017

In April, we traveled to Chattanooga, TN for the 2017 Multi-District Conference.  Rotarians from Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky spent a great weekend learning about the different projects across our districts, listening to great speakers, and meeting new friends.  One of the highlights of this annual event is the presentation of awards for the year’s accomplishments.  Thanks to our hard work and the support from our community, we earned recognition for our Avenues of Service […]

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Taste the Spirit of Madison Booth

  Madison Rotarians were proud to support the Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Taste the Spirit of Madison event held at the Insanity Skate Complex.  This public event was well attended by many vendors and guests, giving us the opportunity to inform the public about our many service projects.

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