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Dec 10, 2021
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Club Announcements:
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
It is time again to Ring The Bell for the Salvation Army. We will work, as usual at the Corner Market Grocer on Northside Drive. We will be working for 3 days. Wed, Dec 8, Thur, Dec. 9th & Friday, Dec. 10th. We will start at 10 AM and end at 5 PM.  We will work in pairs for at least a one hour shift. Please consider signing up for 2 shifts.  Sign-up sheets will be at the sign-in table or you can call Rob Whitley at Whitley’s Flowers 601-362-8844.
Club Service Project @ Parham Bridges Park
The club will hold a service project Saturday December 4, 2021 from 9a.m. until 11a.m. at Parham Bridges Park at the corner of Ridgewood Rd. and Old Canton Rd. We will plant the 400 tulip bulbs that were given to us by our Rotary District 6820. Please bring work gloves, shovels and bulb planters. Please contact David Barrett @ if you have any questions.
Club Holiday Party
The club will hold Its annual Holiday Party Friday December 10th at 6:30p.m. at River Hills Club. The party is free for a member and a guest. Reservations are now closed
Gracious God, as we enter and reflect upon the final month of the year, we give thanks for having been escorted providentially by your Spirit through times of turmoil and of triumph. Even in times unrealized by us you have been our Guardian, our Source of comfort and strength, our everlasting Hope.
As we enter the season which has religious significance for so many, we pray that as these days unfold, we will not allow the commercial aspect of this month to overshadow whatever religious tradition we embrace. Let the spirit of "peace, goodwill toward men" prevail throughout this month, and inspire us as Rotarians to work to bring that to pass.
We give thanks for the food we take so much for granted, and for the gift of fellowship which lifts our spirits. Amen.
      Erik Hearon                                Dec. 13
    Matthew & Taylor Turnage            Dec. 8
    Stephen & Angel Stemnark           Dec. 9
Membership Anniversaries:
       Eric Bragg                            6 years, Dec. 8
     Neelam Goel                         3 years, Dec. 11
     Collier Graham                      3 years, Dec. 11                
New Member Inducted into Rotary Club of North Jackson
James L. Pete Perry was inducted into the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club's November 30 meeting. Perry is an Election Law consultant based in Jackson. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and was previously a Rotarian in Philadelphia, MS, and the Rotary Club of Jackson. Pete lives in the Belhaven neighborhood. We welcome him to our club.
Pete (center) is shown in the following photo with his proposer, Tom Parry (left), and his sponsor, Don Roberts (right).
Trilogy Communications CEO Speaks to Rotary Club of North Jackson

Bruce Deer, CEO of Trilogy Communications, a coaxial cable manufacturer located in Pearl, MS, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club’s November 30 meeting about innovation. Deer is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Mississippi State University with a Masters in Engineering from Southern Methodist University. He has had extensive experience in the technology field and is a frequent speaker on Innovation. He served Trilogy as a consultant before becoming CEO. 

In his presentation, Deer cited advances in computing over the past 50 years, starting with a Hollerith card which was an elementary storage device used to store information and input it into early computers to the first PCs, to mobile phones (in particular the Blackberry and iPhones), and SD cards which can hold up to 256 GB of data. He commented that a 256GB SD card holds as much data as a stack of punch cards 300 miles high.

Deer also cited developments such as technology linking brokerage houses in Chicago with ones in the metropolitan New York area. Another example was the development of mapping technology that we now know as Google Maps. which ultimately utilized technology from 17th-century tapestries.  His bywords were “just because someone says it can’t be done, give it a try” and you may be successful.

Deer is shown in the following photo with club president Uriel Pineda following his presentation. We thank him for speaking to our club and for his work preparing our students to become innovators.


Rotary Club of North Jackson Recognizes JPD Pct. 4 Officer of the Quarter
JPD Pct. 4 Officer Joseph McCarroll was recognized as the Officer of the Quarter by the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club’s November 30 meeting. Officer McCarroll was honored for his diligent police work apprehending auto burglary and attempted carjacking suspects in the Belhaven neighborhood. He (left) is shown in the following photos with Rotarian Steve Orlansky (center) presenting his certificate and Pct. 4 Commander Obie Wells.
The second photo shows officer McCarroll and Steve Orlansky with Officer McCarroll’s colleagues from the Jackson Police Department who were at the meeting to support him in recognition of his being honored by the club. Shown from left, Assistant Chief Joseph Wade, Sgt. Julian Lonie, Deputy Chief Tiny Harris, Officer McCarroll, Club member Steve Orlansky, Precinct 4 Commander Obie Wells, Jr., Officer Jayla Holloway, and Sgt. Almcia Bolden. We thank all of the JPD personnel for their service to the citizens of Jackson.
New Member Welcomed
The Rotary Club of North Jackson welcomed new member Paul Watson Jr. during its November 23, 2021 meeting. Watson recently moved from Greenville, where he was a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville for 52 years and served as President. Paul recently moved to Ridgeland with his wife Jody. Shown from left, Club President Uriel Pineda, Club Executive Secretary-Treasurer Don Roberts, Watson and Past President and Watson's sponsor Tom Parry.
Alexandra Teran Reyes Speaks
The Rotary Club of North Jackson's President Uriel Pineda's niece Alexandra Teran Reyes from Managua, Nicaragua, spoke to the club during its November 23, 2021 meeting. Teran Reyes, a freshman at Texas Christian University, informed members about her academic achievements and service activities in high school. One of those service activities was raising funds and holding a weekend of activities for the children at Conance, where kids who suffer from cancer live. Alexandra is a freshman at Texas Christian University majoring in computer information technology. Shown from left, Teran Reyes Uncle and Club President Uriel Pineda, Teran Reyes and Club Executive Secretary-Treasure Don Roberts.
Don Roberts Honored With Paul Harris Society Recognition
The Rotary Club of North Jackson's Executive Secretary-Treasurer Don Roberts received the Rotary International's Paul Harris Society chevron during the club's November 23, 2021 meeting. A Rotarian becomes a Paul Harris Society member when they commit to contribute at least $1,000 per year to The Rotary Foundation. Shown from left, Charlie Johnson, Paul Harris Society member, who awarded Don with the honor and Roberts.
Speakers talk about the NCAA Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) Policy
Whit Rayner and Katie Hester with the Jones Walker LLP Law Firm, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its November 16, 2021 meeting. The attorneys spoke about the NCAA Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Policy. On June 30, 2021, the Division 1 Board of Directors approved an interim name, image and likeness (NIL) policy. This new policy allows all NCAA D1, D2 and D3 student-athletes to be compensated for their NIL as of July 1, 2021, regardless of whether their state has a NIL law in place or not. Mississippi has a law as well.
The policy provides the following guidance to college athletes, recruits, their families and member schools:
  • Individuals can engage in NIL activities that are consistent with the law of the state where the school is located. Colleges and universities are responsible for determining whether those activities are consistent with state law. 
  • College athletes who attend a school in a state without an NIL law can engage in this type of activity without violating NCAA rules related to name, image and likeness.
  • Individuals can use a professional services provider for NIL activities.
  • Student-athletes should report NIL activities consistent with state law or school and conference requirements to their school.
  • A school may not revoke or reduce a student-athletic's grant-in-aid scholarship or other financial aid if they engage in the NIL.
  • An NIL agreement can't be used as an inducement to a student-athletic to attend, enroll and participate in sports at a school.
  • The student-athletic must be enrolled in the school.
Here is the link to the meeting video: Shown in the photo below are from left, Whit Rayner, Katie Hester and Don Roberts, Club Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
Grammy Winning Blues Artist Bobby Rush Speaks
Bobby Rush, two time Grammy winning Blues Artist, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its November 9, 2021 meeting. Rush, who turned 87 on Nov. 10th, has been a Blues Artist for 70 years and recorded 397 records. Rush has been awarded 12 Blues Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. In 2017, at the age of 83, Rush won his first Grammy Award in the category of Best Traditional Blues Album for Porcupine Meat. In 2018, a remix of Rush's song Funk O'De Funk by American electronic music duo Smle was nominated for Best Remixed Recording at the 60th Grammy Awards. Rush was awarded his 2nd Grammy Award in 2021 for the Best Traditional Blues Album Rawer than Raw. He has a new book about his life and career titled Ain't Studdin' Ya, My American Blues Story. Shown in the photo below from left, Club President Uriel Pineda, Rush and Club Past President Greg Campbell. Here is the link to the meeting video that contains graphic language
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