"Leaders in Action - Serving to Change Lives"

Annual Character Achievement, Special Needs Children Awards
Annual Scholarship Awards for College Bound Students
Annual Fundraiser and Family Support for "Gift of Life" Program
Memphis Merit Academy Reading Literacy Program
Saving Lost Kids - Stop Sex Trafficking!
Rotary Youth Leadership
Family Youth Initiative and ACES
Mentor Manassas High School and Sheffield High School Interact Clubs
Mentor LeMoyne-Owen College/University of Memphis Rotaract Clubs

rotary international's 2021-2022 president

Meet Shekhar Mehta!

Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality!

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Rotary's International President Shekhar Mehta Introduces 2021 - 2022 National Theme

2021 - 2022 Presentation to District Governors

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2021 - 2022 district 6800 governor

Jenny H. Jones is a third-generation Girl Scout from Ripley, MS and a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award that a Girl Scout can achieve. She earned her B.S. Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

Jenny began her professional Girl Scout career as a Field Executive and quickly added responsibilities for outreach by developing and directing the In-School Girl Scout Program. In 1998, she became the Camp Director for Camp Tik-A-Witha, a Girl Scout resident camp and served as camp director for 7 years. She has managed property development, outdoor program, human resources, adult development, special events, website development and is currently the Chief Community Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Jenny has been employed with the local Girl Scout Council for 28 years.

She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Camp Association, the Link Centre in Tupelo, the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (past-president for Northeast MS Chapter), and The Rotary Club of Tupelo – serving over the years as Sergeant-at-Arms, Secretary, Committee Chair for the Rotary Student of the Year, Rotary Scholars Day Committee member, Newsletter, Website and Social Media manager and President in 2017-18.
Jenny was honored as an Influential Woman by Mud and Magnolias Magazine in 2018. Jenny and her husband, David, live in Tupelo, MS and have one son, Tanner who is 15 years old and is a Boy Scout.
2021 - 2022 District 6800 Governor

rotary club of memphis central 2021 - 2022 president

Sandra K. Walls

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force - Retired

rotary club of memphis central board of directors 


Sandra K. Walls


Johnican Coleman

Vice President

Dr. Althea Greene


Patricia Milan-Shores


Donna Ezell


Doreen Graves


Mark Matthews


rotary club of memphis charitable foundation 


Sandra K. Walls

Director (Ex Officio)

Bert Canfield


Telise Ezell-Turner


Patricia Milan-Shores


Martin Petrusek


what made me join rotary?

Feedback from Member Surveys, July 16, 2021

 "My mother was involved in Rotary since I was young, and I always enjoyed participating in the projects. So, I wanted to join.""

 "The good works that I was hearing from members of this group""

 "I wanted to join Rotary because it provides community service to both local and international communities.""

 "I joined Rotary because of the many service project opportunities. I have always loved being a humanitarian and Rotary gives me that!""

 "I had an opportunity to be a guest of the Rotary Club of Memphis Central in June 2021. I enjoyed the program, the people, and the information I heard.""

 "My best friend invited me, and the program to defeat polio.""

 "Networking in business""

 "Being invited to join a great group of people dedicated to making a difference.""

 "I wanted to join a group of like-minded and passionate people and enjoy giving back and volunteering. This is the group to be with to fulfill that!""

 I was invited by a friend. I was intrigued by the passion for serving and the sense of family in RCMC."

rotary club of memphis central membership goals, 2021 - 2022

Membership Development Team: Rotarians Lanell Smith, Cheryl Burton, Shera Cantrell, and Antonio HInton (membership@memphiscentralrotary.org)

Come, Join Us!

"Each One, Bring One" is the national theme and goal for Rotary International. Rotary Club of Memphis Central plans to join the 35, 000 clubs and 1.2 million members in bringing more passionate, dedicated and committed servants into the fold. Goal: 1.3 million members by June 2022. Can we do it? YES, WE CAN!! Interested in learning more. Email membership@memphiscentralrotary.org or click on the link (http://IsMyRotaryClub.org/NewMember/?ClubID=3931) to submit your online application.

Corporate Sponsorships

"Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a broad concept of corporate citizenship that can take various forms depending on the company and industry. Through CSR programs, philanthropy, and volunteer efforts, businesses can benefit society while boosting their own brands" (Investopedia, Corporate Citizenship, August 2020). The Rotary Club of Memphis Central provides that vehicle for your company (small, medium, or large) to invest in the Memphis community - fulfilling your strategic goals in "service." Whether its a monetary gift, performing community service or serving as mentors, we value your membership and active commitment to "serve to change lives." To learn more about Rotary, visit our corporate website at https://www.rotary.org to see how Rotary continues to excel in its global commitment to "serve to change lives! For more information, email membership@memphiscentralrotary.org. We look forward to serving you.

It's a Family Affair!

We are Family! RCMC believes in family, unity, and service. We believe that a family that serves together, stays together! Ask about our family membership plan! For more information, email our Membership Development Team at membership@memphiscentralrotary.org.

rotary club of memphis central demographics, 2021 - 2022

Current as of July 1, 2021

Membership by Gender

RCMC's membership is dominated by a strong group of professional men and women. The Rotary Club of Memphis Central leads Rotary International in promoting diversity in members and leadership. We are #OneVoice.OneClub!

Membership by Age

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central is the second oldest club in the City of Memphis. We maintain a great cross-section of members by age groups - all working together - embracing old and integrating the new. We are building on a great legacy! "Leaders in Action - Serving to Change Lives" with "One Voice as One Club"

Member Years of Service in Rotary

We are building on a great legacy! Celebrating 46 years with a diverse group of the young, old, and wise - working together to change lives!

2021 - 2022 member highlights

2021-2022 lunch, learn, and network annual events calendar


  •  4/30/2022 07:00 PM
  •   Pending

A weekend of celebration, fun, and recognition. The President's Gala kicks off a season of major fundraising concluding with a Golf Tournament at the infamous Windyke County Club. Music by: Trio Plus. More to come!

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  •  5/2/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Windyke Country Club
  •  5/20/2022 12:00 PM
  •   Pending

Annual Character Achievement and Scholarship Awards

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  •  7/30/2021 12:00 PM - 7/30/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Holiday Inn, University of Memphis

Dr. M. David Rudd, President, University of Memphis, will join the University of Memphis' Rotaract Club in hosting the week's Lunch, Learn, and Network Series.

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  •  7/26/2021 04:00 PM - 7/26/2021 05:00 AM
  •   Pinnacle Bank Conference Room
  • $0.00
  •  7/23/2021 12:00 PM - 7/23/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Holiday Inn, University of Memphis

On January 5, 2021, Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs became the 13th president of LeMoyne-Owen College.

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  •  7/16/2021 12:00 PM - 7/16/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Holiday Inn, University of Memphis

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central is the setting for an engaging discussion with the incoming District 6800 Governor, Jenny Jones. for 2021 - 2022!

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  •  7/9/2021 12:00 PM - 7/9/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Holiday Inn, University of Memphis

Theme: Serve to Change Lives!

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community service projects, 2021 - 2022

"Serve to Change Lives"

  •  8/7/2021 12:00 PM - 8/7/2021 01:30 PM
  •   Memphis Merit Academy

Week One: Back to School Celebration and Vision Planning at Memphis Merit Academy. Bring pencils and paper for the children at Memphis Merit Academy. "Serving to Change Lives"

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  •  8/14/2021 12:00 PM - 8/14/2021 01:30 PM
  •   Memphis Merit Academy

Week Two: Back to School Celebration and Vision Planning at Memphis Merit Academy. Bring dry erase markers and white boards. "Serving to Change Lives"

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  •  8/21/2021 12:00 PM - 8/21/2021 01:30 PM
  •   Memphis Merit Academy

Week Three: Back to School Celebration and Vision Planning at Memphis Merit Academy. Bring folders with pockets, kids scissors, and crayons for the children at Memphis Merit Academy. "Serving to Change Lives"

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  •  8/28/2021 12:00 PM - 8/28/2021 01:30 PM
  •   Memphis Merit Academy

Week Four: Back to School Celebration and Vision Planning at Memphis Merit Academy. Bring children's books and/or order them online. Age range kindergarten through third grade. "Serving to Change Lives"

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  •  9/2/2021 08:00 AM - 11/1/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Manassas High School, Memphis, TN

Funded by a grant from District 6800 and the Rotary Club of Memphis Central, the Manassas High School Interact Club culminates its first-ever International Project during the World Interact Week, 1- 5 November 2021. The first recipient of this signature program is Kenya. Twenty-five pillow-case dresses will be made by students and adult mentors. The entire process will be filmed and submitted to Rotary International for its Annual Video Contest. The second year's focus are local orphanages in the Memphis area. Donations to the Rotary Club of Memphis Central Charitable Foundation and District 6800 help fund these important character building programs for our young people.

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