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Welcome to the Rotary Club of North Jackson!
Chartered June 29, 1971

North Jackson

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Rickhouse
717 Poplar Blvd
Jackson, MS  39202-2036
United States
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Don Roberts, Rotary Club of North Jackson Administrative Secretary-Treasurer, reviewed the features of the Club Runner software that the club uses to manage its administrative functions, including invoicing and membership lists plus the club's web page and bulletin for the members at the  January 16, 2018, meeting of the club. Mr. Roberts filled in for Mississippi State University Women's Basketball Coach, Vic Schaefer, who was prevented from coming to Jackson by wintry weather. Mr. Schaefer will be rescheduled to a late date.
Mr. Roberts is shown during his talk in the accompanying photo at which he used his laptop to demonstrate the points he was making. Thank you, Don, for all that you do, especially your willingness to be a last-minute fill-in for Coach Schaefer and thanks to Greg Campbell for the photo of Don.
At the January 16, 2018, meeting of the Rotary Club of North Jackson, five club members were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows: Suman Das, Bob Potesky, Don Roberts, John 
Dorsa, and Steven O'Neill.  Messrs. Das & Roberts were recognized as multiple Paul Harris Fellows. Dr.mDas noted that our club has donated approx. $500,000 to The. Rotary Foundation which uses the money for such projects as the elimination of Polio, digging & maintaining water wells in Africa, and in global peace initiatives   
We congratulate these members. They are shown following their recognition ceremony in the accompanying photo. From The left: Suman Das, Bob Potesky, Don Roberts, John Dorsa, and Steven O'Neill. Thank you, sirs, for your support of and commitment to Rotary.  
Motivational speaker, Lemzel Johnson, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club's  January 2, 2018, meeting. The purpose of his talk was to discuss what he calls "Strategies for Becoming Effective." The vehicle of this effectiveness he mentioned is an organization named LiveVersation. The following is from the LiferVersation website (Lifeversation.com): "Lemzel Johnson almost died in 2008 with an undiagnosed brain tumor that was over 2 inches in size. Being that the tumor was inoperable Lemzel kept himself motivated with inspirational speakers and motivational books. Being encouraged to have a better future than his current position, he worked to live out what he believed. As he did this, he recognized that many were being inspired to have hope for their future too. Today, Lemzel continues to inspire and motivate hundreds each year to find their identity and purpose in the midst of their difficulty. His mission is to help individuals and business find harmony through the application of life principles." The website further states "If you clarify your motive, then becoming and staying motivated will follow close behind."
To quote from the material that Mr. Johnson distributed, " Over the last several years LifeVersation has studied some of the rising problems in business today. It has found that the lack of well-developed 'Soft Skills' is the number one destroyer of productivity and effectiveness in businesses and teams. 'Soft Skills" are defined as character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person's relationships with other people."
"LifeVersations has created "Strategies for becoming effective" as an interactive training to boost the 'Soft Skills' of organizations, teams, and individuals. This training curriculum is designed to enhance the much-needed cohesiveness from within each individual or team member to build harmony toward success. We thank Mr. Johnson for his presentation to our club and for his commitment to improving productivity and effectiveness. He is shown during his presentation in the accompanying photo.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Josh Walker
    January 6
  • Jeff Bonner
    January 8
  • Patrick Smith
    January 9
  • Bill McDonald
    January 12
  • Tony Klingler
    January 20
  • Seymour Pooley
    January 14
  • Paul Howell
    January 17
  • Bill Osborne
    Susan Osborne
    January 20
  • Trost Friedler
    January 24
Join Date:
  • Jim Almas
    January 1, 1985
    33 years
  • Mark Kennedy
    January 1, 1979
    39 years
  • Paul Miller
    January 1, 1983
    35 years
  • Anna Powers
    January 4, 2011
    7 years
  • John Dorsa
    January 5, 2010
    8 years
  • Tommy Dent
    January 12, 1986
    32 years
  • Dennis Hardy
    January 17, 2017
    1 year
  • Suman Das
    January 22, 2014
    4 years
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