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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
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Greg Campbell, Vice President & President-Elect, Rotary Club of North Jackson spoke to the Club at its July 10, 2018 meeting about the Rotary International Convention he attended as a representative of the club June 23-27, 2018. In his presentation, he discussed his arrival, the accommodations, and the activities associated with the convention. He also discussed a tour that he took of Niagara Falls including a helicopter tour during which he took many pictures.


Greg discussed the fact that the convention was attended by a princess, three prime ministers and a former first lady of the United States. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, of the United Kingdom, expressed thanks to Rotary for taking a central role in working to eradicate polio. Former first lady of the United States Laura Bush challenged Rotarians to keep early childhood education a priority.

Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand and one of the architects of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, joined 2017-2018 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley for a discussion about gender equality and the crucial link between the environment, poverty, hunger, and peace. In a video message, Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant addressed the convention before the announcement of the creation of HANWASH, a collaboration between Rotary and the Haitian government’s water agency that will tackle that nation’s water and sanitation challenges.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accepting Rotary’s Polio Eradication Champion Award, thanked Rotary for working with governments worldwide to eradicate polio. Rotarians play a critical role in the fight to end polio, Trudeau said. “Together we will make that happen. Prime Minister Trudeau also pledged USD 75 Million for finalizing the eradication of polio, making Canada’s past and committed spending for polio eradication USD 640 million.

Sixteen former Rotary presidents and their partners appeared on stage, and Rotary’s next president, Barry Rassin, motivated convention goers by speaking on his 2018-19 theme: Be the Inspiration.                           

And in a gracious gesture to his successor, Rotary’s 2017-2018 President Riseley finished his closing remarks by urging listeners: “It is vital that we be the inspiration.”

In addition to focusing his remarks on the convention, Greg related a mix-up in his convention credentials in which a different Greg Campbell was identified as a chemical engineering educator. Thankfully our Greg was able to get his proper credentials when he arrived at the convention facility.

Greg reported on the 6 focus areas of Rotary: Promotion of Peace, Fighting disease, Providing Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, and Growing Local Economies. Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio have been immensely successful with the no. of worldwide cases being reduced from 350,000 annually to 22 in 2017. Those 2017 cases were in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.

Vice President Greg is shown during his presentation in the accompanying photograph. We thank him for his presentation and for his service to our Club.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bill Randolph
    July 7
  • Lori Greer
    July 11
  • Trost Friedler
    July 12
  • Seymour Pooley
    July 16
  • Cynthia Till
    July 17
  • Steven O'Neill
    July 19
  • Charlie Johnson
    July 21
  • Justin Croft
    July 21
  • Mark Green
    July 25
  • Marisa Davidson
    July 27
  • Edward Erlich
    July 29
  • Steve Orlansky
    July 29
  • Billy Walton
    July 31
  • Damon Williams
    July 5
  • John Dorsa
    July 9
  • Eric Bragg
    July 14
  • Paul Miller
    July 31
Join Date:
  • David Dogan
    July 1, 1987
    31 years
  • Ed Sentell
    July 1, 1976
    42 years
  • John Gourlay
    July 1, 1976
    42 years
  • Seymour Pooley
    July 1, 1991
    27 years
  • Tony Klingler
    July 1, 1979
    39 years
  • Dave Orlansky
    July 15, 2008
    10 years
  • Damon Williams
    July 21, 2015
    3 years
  • Bill McDonald
    July 24, 2012
    6 years
  • Pat Vivier
    July 26, 2016
    2 years
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