The Rotary Club of Brentwood invites the community to participate in a “No Show” Pancake Day on April 18.
Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the annual event had to be suspended due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government recommendations. Regular supporters of this event are being encouraged to underwrite the event online with a donation to allow the Brentwood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation to continue their good work in the community.
Donations to the BRCCF can be made at www.brentwoodrotary.org. Click the Payments tab.
The Rotary Club had held Pancake Day for 41 consecutive years. This year would be the 42nd.
The pancake breakfast is a signature event for the club and allows for them to bring friends and families together, promote awareness of their many initiatives and fundraising activities through BRCCF.
“We hate that we won’t see everyone this year, but the Rotary Club of Brentwood wants to do our part to keep our members and this great community safe. We look forward to seeing you all come out next year,” Sarah Johnson, noon rotary president, said. “We ask that our community continue to help those affected by the recent tornados and the coronavirus, and please, if you give blood at our annual blood drive, please go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive to find another drive close by.
“Thank you for your support of our ‘No Show’ Pancake Day this year.”
In response to the tornado devastation in Davidson, Wilson and Putnam counties, the foundation awarded grants totaling $35,000 to assist with the relief efforts.
The BRCCF in 2018-2019 donated $121,000 consisting of $17,500 in Scholarships and $103,000 in community grants to 30 nonprofit partners. In the 2019-2020 year, the Brentwood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation has given out $76,000 to 12 partners before the scholarships and yearly nonprofit grants associated with Pancake Day are awarded.
The Rotary Club of Brentwood has canceled their next two weekly rotary club meetings and are working on an online meeting format until it is safe to meet again in large groups. Members are invited to attend online meetings. Links will be available on the BNRC public Facebook site — search “Rotary Club of Brentwood Tennessee” — or LinkedIn — search “Brentwood Noon Rotary Club of TN.”
To learn more about the Rotary Club of Brentwood, visit https://www.brentwoodrotary.org.