Rotarian of the Year - John Pope and Phil Smartt
At Southern Bank of Tennessee, we're lucky enough to have two officers that were elected by their respective Rotary Clubs as Rotarian of the Year. Vice President John Pope was elected by the Lebanon Noon Rotary Club and Senior Vice President Phil Smartt was elected by the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club.
This annual award is designated for the one Rotarian in each respective club who stands out in demonstrating “Service Above Self” in their daily activities and overall contributions to their club and communities.
John has been a member of Rotary for nearly 15 years and is currently President Elect of the Lebanon Noon Rotary Club. He additionally serves as a board member and President of the Lebanon Youth Baseball Inc, which is a joint Rotary and Kiwanis Club, separate non-profit organization serving the youth of Lebanon and Wilson County. John is also the former President of the Cumberland University Alumni Board.
Phil has been a member of Rotary for over 20 years. He is a past President of his Rotary club and a current Board Member. Additionally, Phil attends Victory Baptist Church and serves as Treasurer of the Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board, along with being Chairman of the Wilson County Industrial Development Board.
Wilson County CASA
Southern Bank of TN recently sponsored an event at The Capitol Theater honoring Linda Schenk and celebrating 30 years of CASA supporting Wilson County's children. Our own Jessica Klingler serves as a board member for this nonprofit organization. Pictured left to right are, Jo Smith, Jessica Klingler, and Tamrya and Joe Shade.
Phoenix Ball at Cumberland University
The annual Phoenix Ball at Cumberland University is the premier fundraising event for the university with funds contributing to student scholarships and student activities as well as general university improvements. Southern Bank of TN was a Phoenix level sponsor and sponsored a table at the event where over 450 attended this year. Pictured are the 10 from our Southern Bank of TN table; Joey and Wanda Wilson, Jesse and Jessica Klingler, Brooklyn and Sam Short, Joe and Tamrya Shade and John and Traci Pope.
Lebanon Rotary Golf Tournament
Southern Bank of TN’s John Pope and David Penuel were co-chairs for the 30th Annual Lebanon Rotary Golf Tournament. Also pictured is Larry Tomlinson, Chairman of Wilson Co Schools and Dave Smith, bank customer, retired from Middle TN Electric.
Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee
We hosted the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee and the 3rd grade class from South Clinton Elementary joined us to sing Christmas Carols!