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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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The Rotary Club of North Jackson recognized 10 Star Students and their teachers from Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep., and St. Andrew's Episcopal School. The students and their Star teachers are as follow:

Jackson Academy: Dolph Maxwell. His teacher is Schuyler Dickson. They were, unfortunately, unable to join us on the 24th because of a school awards assembly that day.

Jackson Prep: Graham Robertson, Mary Margaret Mitchell, Morgan Williams, and Gregory Vance. Their Star Teachers are Kimberly Van Uden, David Hogue, Lou Ann McKibben, and Marsha Hobbs.

St. Andrew's. Christopher "C.J." Carron, Joe Han, Charley Hutchison, Julia Jia, and Emily Kruse. Their Star teachers are Donna Patrick, Roscoe Stribling, John Applegate, and Ruth Holmes.

The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state's high school students. The STAR Program has two specific purposes:

1.) Emphasize scholastic excellence and encourage greater scholastic effort among Mississippi students.
2.) Recognition of the teaching profession.
The students and their teachers at the April 24 meeting are shown in the accompanying photo.
Dr. Robert T. Brodell, Professor, and Chair, Department of Dermatology, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club's April 17, 2018 meeting.  The title of his presentation was Instructive Cases from the Deep, Deep, Deep South, Mission Medicine, Who Benefits the Most. It was an illustrated show of a mission trip that he took to Nigeria along with one of his residents, who is a Nigerian. 
Dr. Brodell discussed the preparation for the trip, the statistics about Nigeria and the location of the hospital and medical school in which they worked, in Enugu State. He commented that the major problem in Nigeria is the deferred maintenance of infrastructure. For example, the Enugu School of Medicine has no running water. 
According to Dr. Brodell, the exposure to the hot Nigerian sun creates a large number of skin cancer cases. He showed examples of these cases in his presentation. The hot humid climate in Nigeria also contributes to frequent skin disorders, not cancerous ones. He also showed examples of these.
Interestingly, Dr. Brodell discussed the culture of Nigeria, which includes gifts to officials for services, such as, a gift to the immigration clerk at the passport desk to overcome a procedural problem one of his colleagues had with his immunizations for yellow fever prevention. 
Dr. Brodell also discussed the assistance that his group received from a nonprofit named Drug Relief who donated medicine to them for treating Nigerian patients. We thank him for his very interesting presentation and for his service to the citizens of Mississippi. Dr. Brodell (center)l is shown in the accompanying photo with Club President Witt Ruffin (left), and Matt Monsour, who is program chair for the club.

Mike Hurst, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its April 10, 2018 meeting. Hurst informed club members and guests what the U.S. Attorney’s office does, some recent accomplishments and Project EJECT, a joint crime-fighting task force with local law officers. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Thursdays at The Rickhouse.  The first [photo is of Hurst during his speech. In the second photo are from left, Bill Osborne, club member; Darren LaMarca, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi; Hurst and Anna Powers, club president-elect.


We thank Mr. Hurst for his presentation and he and Mr. LaMarca for their service to our country and, more particularly, to the citizens of Mississippi.


Brent Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Mississippi spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the Club’s April 3, 2018, meeting. He discussed the history of Make-A-Wish Foundation which was founded in Arizona in 1980 and its work in Mississippi, where it helps about 100 critically ill children annually, The Mississippi Chapter's goal is to assist nearly 200 children each year as approximately 165 children develop critical illnesses annually.

When Make-A-Wish assists a child it is at no cost to the child or his or her family. Funding is always a critical item and Make-A-Wish MS is conducting three fundraising events in the spring of 2018:

  • Starkville Wine & Wishes, April 5, 2018

  • Evening of Wishes - KENTUCKY DERBY SOIREE, May 5, 2018

  • Tee it Up for Wishes, June 8, 2018

More details on these events are available on the chapter’s website.

We thank Mr. Wilson for his presentation to our club and for his work on behalf of the families and children of MS. He (center) is shown at the podium during his presentation and following it with Matt Monsour (left), who introduced him, and Club President Witt Ruffin (right) in the accompanying photos.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Rob Whitley
    April 2
  • Anna Powers
    April 5
  • Jon Turner
    April 11
  • Dick Dickerson
    April 18
  • Jill Warner
    April 24
  • Dorsey Carson
    Susan Carson
    April 7
  • Steven O'Neill
    April 13
  • Rob Whitley
    April 23
  • Erin Rutherford
    April 30
  • Kevin Russell
    Linda Kay
    April 30
Join Date:
  • David Nicholas
    April 1, 1985
    33 years
  • Jeff Adcock
    April 1, 1988
    30 years
  • Lucian Harvey
    April 1, 1972
    46 years
  • Dorsey Carson
    April 9, 2014
    4 years
  • Tag Gamblin
    April 18, 2006
    12 years
  • Jeff Bonner
    April 19, 2004
    14 years
  • Marisa Davidson
    April 22, 2013
    5 years
  • Cynthia Till
    April 24, 2012
    6 years
  • Trace Swartzfager
    April 28, 2015
    3 years
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Vice President
Club Service Director
Foundation Director
Membership Director
Public Relations Director
Club Administration Director
Administrative Secretary/Treasurer

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