History of The Franklin Noon Rotary
The Franklin Noon Rotary Club was chartered on January 13, 1948 by Judge Jim Warren. Among the founding members were Dr. Harry Guffee, Rev. Henry Moberly, and Bill Miller. Sometime during the winter of 1949, the new Rotary Club began looking for a fundraising project and the "Rotary Wheel" started spinning for the Franklin Rodeo. After much work and prayer, the first Rodeo was held in May of 1950 and it was a great success. Every member of The Franklin Noon Rotary Club has an assigned job and a key task in the production of the Rodeo.
Now celebrating six decades of service, the Franklin Noon Rotary Club has been instrumental in distributing over $2 million to local charities and programs during its 65 year history, answering Rotary's call to Service Above Self.
The Franklin Rodeo is held the third weekend in May each year at the Williamson County Ag/Expo Center just off I-65 at Exit 61 in Franklin, Tennessee.