Events

Alumni achievement

Tom Sheppard, Head of School for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently about “Why St. Andrew’s Matters to Mississippi”. He talked about the alumni that have made a name for themselves in business and the curriculum the school offers.


DAR conference

The Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century held its 55th annual State Conference recently at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park.



Bar Fellows

Twenty attorneys were elected as Fellows of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at the Foundation’s annual meeting in April. They include (from left, back) Judge Andrew K. Howorth, William O. Luckett Jr, Thomas M. Fortner, David M. Allen, James T. Dulin Jr; Judge Halil S. Ozerden, Presiding Justice James W. Kitchens, Joe N. Tatum, J.


Narcotics

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomes John Dowdy of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as guest speaker for a recently meeting. The invocation was offered by Jewell Hillery, the pledge was led by Rob Salley and Rotary President Neddie Winters led the Four-Way Test. Shown are (from left) Winters, Dowdy, and Julian Watson.



Pacemakers

Northsider Woody Toler spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Toler, a pacemaker salesman, discussed how pacemakers work and how pacemaker technology has improved over the years. He also answered questions from members and dispelled myths about the devices. Shown are (from left) Lion President Gayera Trabont and Toler.


City business

Jackson Ward 1 City Councilman Ashby Foote recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Councilman Foote updated club members and guest on improvements with the city’s water/sewer system collections, street repair and other city business. Shown are (from left) Greg Campbell, Wyatt Emmerich who introduced the speaker, and Foote.




Arts council

Janet Scott, executive director of the Greater Jackson Arts Council, was the guest speaker at a recent lunch program of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Scott discussed the GJAC mission, which includes providing grants to help underwrite arts, education, and cultural programs.



State lottery

Gerard Gibert, a recent appointee to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation board of directors, was the guest speaker of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Gibert is CEO of Mississippi-based Venture Technologies. He discussed the process of establishing the lottery and the corporation board’s role in oversight of its operation.



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