First day of Club Visits under the belt. I am very appreciative of Dixie Broadwater introducing me. Chandra Wright is doing amazing things with this club. Blessed to be a small part of it.

There's no denying Harvard is the source of some stellar graduates. Now consider the fact that the student body of Harvard College is larger than the population of Dalton Brunson’s hometown of Jackson, Alabama!

Dalton grew up intending to go into business. In his eyes,bankers were the people who had it made. But then his grandmother became ill and that’s what influenced him toward medicine. As a former Interactor and a RYLA alumni, Dalton Brunson, originally from Jackson, Alabama, was a mentee of Rotarian Steve James, a member of the Jackson Rotary club. The Rotary District 6880 Steve James Youth Service Award was established in 2015 in honor of Steve, who had an unfailing commitment to Rotary and most especially to young people like the future Dr. Dalton Brunson.

Read more about his story in the Harvard Gazette

Talk about the little club that could!
I had the pleasure of speaking to the Rotary Club of Tuskegee. The summer place for Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary International. President Jeff Cardin and members welcomed me and gave us the grand tour of this 1940 era gas station turned Rotary home for the club. Rotarian Tom Wadsworth says there is still much they want to do here.

One way to grow Rotary is to form new clubs, even in communities where Rotary is thriving. Here is the message that RI President Mark Mahoney has been sharing demonstrating how a single Rotary club likely does not serve all of the leaders in a community.