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Nov 17, 2020
Lung Cancer
Nov 24, 2020
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Upcoming Events
North Jackson Board Meeting
The Rickhouse (Zoom in 2020)
Nov 17, 2020
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Nov 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Corner Market
Dec 01, 2020 10:00 AM –
Dec 03, 2020 5:00 PM
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Dec 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Dec 08, 2020 12:00 PM
North Jackson Board Meeting
The Rickhouse (Zoom in 2020)
Dec 15, 2020
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Dec 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Dec 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of North Jackson
The Rickhouse
Dec 29, 2020 12:00 PM
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Club Announcements:

Beginning October 13, The Rotary Club of North Jackson recommenced in-person meetings at The Rickhouse. The meetings continue to be available via Zoom. Please let Admin. Secretary-Treasurer Don Roberts know if you will be attending the in-person meeting by the Friday before the meeting.
Zoom meeting invites with the link and password will be sent to all club members on Mondays. The Zoom meetings will continue to start at noon on Tuesdays with club member fellowship with the meeting starting at 12:15 p.m. If you have any issues connecting to the Zoom meeting or would like the link sent to you, please email Past President Greg Campbell at
We reserve the first 15 minutes for fellowship and give our speakers nearly 30 minutes for their presentations.
Please remember to sign up to "Ring the Bell" for the Salvation Army at the Corner Market location at 1200 E. Northside Drive in the Maywood Mart Shopping Center. We will be "ringing" December 1 -3 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Call Rob Whitley at 601-362-8844 to sign up. 

Proposed New Member Announcement.

Caroline Derivaux Kemp has been proposed for membership in the Rotary Club of North Jackson by President Lee Carney and is sponsored by Past President Greg Campbell.   

Caroline is a Financial Relationship Senior Consultant – Team Lead for Regions Bank in Jackson. Currently, she is assigned to the Regions Bank at Jacksonian Plaza in north Jackson. She has been with the bank for 5 years.

Caroline has lived in the Metro area for 18 years and currently resides in Madison County in the Lake Caroline area.

She attended Millsaps College and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Economics, graduating in 2014. She continued her studies there earning her Master of Business Administration degree in 2018. 

She will be loaned the classification, Banking after her membership is approved by the Board.

This is the 1st publication of this proposed new member.


Birthdays and Anniversaries.


  • Jenny Price                Nov. 23
  • Joe Dove                    Nov. 23
Wedding Anniversaries:
  • Jeff & Suzie Adcock                     Nov. 17
Membership Anniversaries
  • Kevin Russell            22 years, Nov. 17         
Prayer. Eternal God, Source of comfort and hope for us in daily life and Giver of guidance to those who seek it, the mystery of your Being overwhelms us, the intimacy of your love overshadows us, the magnitude of your mercy amazes us, your majesty and power fill us with awe. Yet your condescend to come to us in the simplicities of life and in the midst of our sometimes chaotic existence. We are humbly grateful for your indwelling Spirit whispering to us the assurances we need. 
We thank you now for food and all the material blessings we enjoy. Bind us closer in fellow-ship with you and with each other. Amen.
MS National Guard Adjutant General Speaks to Rotary Club of North Jackson
Major General J. Durr Boyles, Adjutant General, Mississippi National Guard, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club's November 10, 2020, meeting in observance of Veterans Day. MG Boyles is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Mississippi State University in Biological Engineering and of the United States Army War College with an MSS in Strategic Studies. In his civilian life, he is president of Boyles Moak and Stone, Inc. dba Boyles Moak a regional independent insurance agency located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. MG Boyles has been in the MS National Guard since May 1982 and has been Adjutant General since Sept. 2016.
The subject of Boyles' presentation was the Mississippi National Guard, its role, its mission, and its deployments. MG Boyles, himself, has been deployed to Kosovo and Afganistan. He (right) is shown with club member MG (Ret.) Erik Hearon, who introduced him, and club president Lee Carney in the following photo. We thank him for his service to our state and our country and for his presentation. 
The following is a link to MG Boyles' presentation and to the complete meeting
Canopy Children’s Solutions Donor Relations Manager Speaks to Rotary Club of North Jackson

Marcus Ginn, Donor Relations Manager, Canopy Children’s Solutions, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club’s November 3, 2020 meeting. The subject of his presentation was “Mental Health." Ginn is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi and is the Treasurer of the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI).

Canopy was founded in 1912 as the Mississippi Children’s Home Society with the mission of placing orphaned children into permanent, loving homes.

In 2016, the name of the organization was changed to Canopy Children’s Solutions which more accurately reflects the current mission of the organization. That mission is to help children thrive and families overcome extraordinary challenges by providing a continuum of behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions.

Canopy employs a diverse group of mission-driven employees committed to honoring the voice of Mississippi children and families. We work to keep these voices heard by our state and national leaders. Its employees are published academics and research journalists in behavioral health and social service issues.

Ginn gave a brief history of the organization and its current status.  He said that today Canopy has 18 locations in Mississippi ranging from

  • two Cares Schools, one in Jackson and one in Hattiesburg,
  • two Child Advocacy Centers, one is Pascagoula and one in Gulfport,
  • Community offices throughout the state,
  • an emergency shelter in Vicksburg,
  • a residential center in Jackson, and
  • corporate offices in Jackson. 

Per Ginn, one in 54 children are diagnosed with being on the Autism spectrum, and one in five children in Mississippi, or 131,000, have behavioral health challenges. Eighty percent of these do not get the needed care. Mental health is not treated as a “real” disease. We need to shine the light on mental health. 

To increase the attention on mental health, Canopy is sponsoring “Share Hope” November 13 - 15 at Highland Village in Jackson. This is a weekend of outdoor activities focusing on mental and physical wellness. The CSpire Foundation is the primary sponsor of the weekend’s activity.  Ginn encouraged people to “be congruent”, “Be realistic”, and Be Nimble” with respect to mental health. Being congruent is to put things in the proper order, being realistic is to accept the facts, and being nimble is to adapt to a changing environment.

We thank Ginn for his presentation and for what he is doing to help improve mental health. He is shown the following photo during his presentation.


The following is a link to the November 3 Club meeting, including Ginn’s complete presentation:

North Jackson Rotarians pack food boxes at Mississippi Food Network
North Jackson Rotarians packed food boxes for distribution to needy families at the Mississippi Food Network on Friday, October 30. The following photos are from the event. Shown are Club Service Director Lori Greer, Public Relations Director Bill Osborne, and Past President Greg Campbell.
Center for Responsive Politics Outreach Manager  Speaks to North Jackson
Brendan Quinn, Outreach and Social Media Manager for the Center for Responsive Politics spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the Club's October 27 meeting. The subject of Mr. Quinn's presentation was "following the money in politics." He used the Center's website, as the basis for his presentation. Per Quinn, presidential candidates have raised $3.7 billion, with Biden outraising Trump $1.3 billion to $0.9 billion. The remaining $1 billion was raised by lesser-known candidates and candidates in the preliminary races. Quinn said that the current election cycle will be the most expensive ever. He differentiated between official candidate committees, outside funding, and "dark" money. Both Biden and trump have substantial funds raided by their committees, outside money, and dark money. We thank Quinn for his very interesting and informative presentation. The following photo is from the website.
You can view the entire meeting including Quinn's presentation at the following website:
Rotary Club of North Jackson Celebrates World Polio Day

The Rotary Club of North Jackson celebrated World Polio Day at its October 20 meeting with three speakers focused on the celebration. Those speakers were: Floyd Lancia, Director, Rotary International, Skip Nolan M.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Nelson Atehortua, M.D., Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Dept. of Behavioral and Environmental Health of School of Public Health at Jackson State University and Dist.6820 Polio Plus Chair. 

The subject of Lancia’s presentation was the Current Status of Polio eradication under Rotary International, Why are we stuck in Pakistan and Afghanistan?, What is the next big thing after Polio for Rotary?

Lancia said that polio is preventable, but it is not curable. The work of Rotary and its partners has reduced the number of global cases annually from 350,000 in 1985 to about 77 this year, a reduction of 99.9%. Currently, polio is present only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is present along the Pakistan-Afganistan border where some 50,000 people cross between the two countries daily. Africa is polio-free. Nigeria, the last country in Africa to have polio was declared polio-free in August 2020. Lancia noted that due to the reduction in the number of polio cases, an estimated 18 million children have not contracted polio. Lancia said that if Rotary stopped its polio work now, there would be 200,000 cases annually in ten years.

The subject of Nolan’s presentation was Polio and Covid 19, What are the differences? Where are we now with Covid 19? His perspective about the future.

Per Dr. Nolan, Polio and COVID are both viruses. Other commonly know viruses are Flu, Ebola, Herpes, HIV, the cold. He said that there are no specific treatments for most viruses. 

Polio is transmitted via fecal-oral trajectories. It attacks nerve cells and there are no specific treatments. It is incurable but is preventable with immunization. COVID 19 is spread by coughing, sneezing, exposure to contaminated surfaces. It leads to respiratory infections and pneumonia. It is treated with corticosteroids, convalescent plasma, and redeliver. COVID 19 can be prevented by social distancing, facemasks, and good hand sanitation. COVID-19 is medically termed “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; SARS COV2. It is a novel (new) virus first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It is similar to a virus found in bats. Good science is lacking on COVID 19 and clinical studies take time and are expensive, but are being conducted. Much of the information on social media is either unproven or untrue. Politicization and disinformation prevented a well-organized national response n the US.

With COVID 19, Mortality is highest in the elderly, but it does kill young healthy people. The virus can be transmitted by people without symptoms’ i.e., asymptomatic. With respect to the severity of the illness, Dr. Nolan commented that:

  • 80% of the cases are mild

  • 14%are more serious

  • 5% are critical illnesses 

  • 10% require hospitalization (10 % of those require the ICU and mechanical ventilation)

Transmission is person-to-person via close-range contact by respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. The virus attacks mucous membranes (mouth, nose, throat, eyes). The risk of infection increases with the closeness of contact and the duration of the exposure. A person may be infected if their hands become contaminated and touch the eyes, mouth, or nose. Close contact implies a distance of fewer than 6 feet as the droplets normally drop at a distance of 6 feet. Infected people can transmit the virus for 2 days before symptoms and 7 days after being symptomatic.

COVID 19 can be prevented by hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene (masks), avoiding touching your face, cleaning and disinfecting items, avoiding crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces, maintaining social distances, and implementing a 14-day self-quarantine following exposure to the virus. The wearing of masks prevents transmission by the wearer to other individuals. Dr. Nolan said it is not a sign of weakness but is an “Act of Christian Charity.”

Atehortua spoke about his experiences as a polio survivor and the future. He said that we are not done with polio: we are close, but not done. We shouldn’t drop the ball until we are done.

All three presentations may be seen at the following website:

We thank Lancia, Dr. Nolan, and Dr. A for their presentations. They are shown in the following photos. The photo of Dr. Nolan (Center) is with Club President Lee Carney and Club Vice President Dr. Suman Das who served as master of ceremonies for our celebration.

Floyd Lancia


President Lee Carney, Dr. Nolan, Vice President Dr. Das


Dr. Atehortua