The Gallatin Rotary Club Would Like to Invite You to Join Us in Our Causes

Since our founding in 1923, The Gallatin Rotary Club has been promoting, assisting and financing many activities that few people know about.

Our biggest event is “Christmas for Kids” which we have done for almost 20 years; we take around 130 less fortunate school-aged children shopping and send them home with not only gifts for them and their families, but a grocery cart overflowing with food and paper products so their families can have the Christmas every child deserves.

We also honor Gallatin High School CTE students, hold a banquet to honor the school’s top students, and give away a bicycle every month to one student in each Gallatin elementary school who exhibits great citizenship. And there’s more…

We meet almost every week at noon on Thursday’s at The Gathering Place, which is located at 450 West Main Street – it’s in the building in the back of the lot.

We would love to have you visit us, and if the time is not convenient, we have started a satellite club which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday’s of the month at 6:00 pm at Logan’s.

Come help us make Gallatin a better place than it already is…

If you have any questions, please contact us on our Facebook page (you will find a convenient link at the bottom right sidebar to this website) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


1 week ago


Today as we move through another round of the Mystery Rotarian quiz, we want to look back to January 9th and thank Frank Freels Jr of Volunteer State Bank for carrying our program.

Mr. Freels led us through the caution of our online lives that open us to financial fraud. Frank had great notes of caution and a healthy dose of skepticism when you receive a call that seems not quite right.

Pictured are Steve Sudbury, President Mark Kimbell, speaker Frank Freels, and Bill Kemp.

1 week ago

Gallatin Rotarians, two reminders for Thursday, January 16th.

1. Board meeting open to all members at 10:30am on 1/16 at The Gathering Place.

2. "Mystery Rotarian" program to follow at Noon! It was great fun last time. Let's see how this informal game show progresses in Round 2.

2 weeks ago

Stretches... checks calendar... shakes off holiday cobwebs.

Thursday, January 9
NOON: Regular weekly program with guest speaker Frank Freels of Volunteer State Bank discussing financial fraud.

Thursday, January 16
10:30AM: Postponed monthly board meeting
NOON: Regular weekly meeting revisiting the fun quiz style of Name that Rotarian

See you soon Rotarians! Routines are getting back to normal.

2 weeks ago
Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County

Our Club offers a major pat on the back to our own Susan Johnson, as she announces her retirement from Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County.

We know you’ve given it your all!

Johnson to Retire from Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County; Board of Directors to begin search for new ED

Susan Johnson, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County (HFHSC), has announced her retirement from the non-profit affordable housing organization, a post she has held since 2012.

Prior to her tenure with Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, she served as the head women’s basketball coach at Georgetown College for 33 years. During her coaching career, Johnson ... See more

3 weeks ago

Happy New Year, Gallatin and Rotarians everywhere. We look forward to doing great things with you in the next 366 days. That's right, one extra day in 2020 to say, "It's a great day to be a Rotarian!"

Join us soon, often, and on this journey.
- Promoting peace
- Fighting disease
- Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
- Saving mothers and children
- Supporting education
- Growing local economies

1 month ago
Photos from Gallatin Rotary Club - noon's post

Great night loading baskets with lots of help to prepare for our annual Christmas for Kids event. Shout out to GMS Softball team for helping for the second year in a row & the Gallatin Satellite Club for their turnout in year one! Great Job Rotarians! See you in the morning!

1 month ago

Reminders for today at The Gathering Place By Bit-O-Heaven Catering & Events
10:30am - Board meeting open to member attendance
12:00pm - Weekly meeting; Rotary Christmas for Kids Shopping discussion and guest speaker Dave Boyers (retired Nissan executive)

It’s a great (but bittersweet) day to be a Rotarian!

1 month ago

Rotarians, please take note that the memorial services for Jim Hawkins have been set by Betsy and their family.

Visitation from 4:00 - 8:00pm at Family Heritage Funeral Home

Funeral Service at Gallatin First United Methodist Church at Noon with burial to follow at the Gallatin Cemetery

Funeral service for Jim Hawkins is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 at Gallatin First United Methodist Church, beginning at 12:00 noon, with burial to follow immediately afterwards in Gallatin Cemetery.
Visitation is the day before, Tuesday, December 10 at Family Heritage Funeral Home, 100 Albert Gallatin Ave, Gallatin, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
-Betsy Hawkins

1 month ago


Our Club sends its collective love tonight to Betsy Hawkins and Jim’s family.

Jim passed away this evening in Nashville. We will share more news as the family makes arrangements.

We love you, Jim. Our city, our Club, our lives are better because of your influence.

Dear friends,
My dear husband, Jim Hawkins, passed away peacefully at 6:37 p.m. on December 6, 2019. Thank you all for your many prayers and love and support.
-Betsy Hawkins

1 month ago

Who is today's speaker at our weekly Rotary meeting? See you at lunch when President Mark Kimbell and Program Chair Bill Kemp help reveal the life story behind today's MYSTERY ROTARIAN!

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