Pam Smith, District Governor-6820


The Rotary Club of Jackson was pleased to welcome Pam Smith, District Governor 6820.


President Neddie Winters opened the program by wishing all a Happy New Year.  The invocation was given by David Raddin, the pledge of allegiance was led by Alan Cole and Neddie led the Four-Way Test.


Seated at the head table included Danny Williams of Element Wealth, Amanda Fontaine of Families First of Mississippi, Lee Duddleston (retired) and Mark Fields of Woodmark Investments who introduced Pam Smith.


January 12, 2019, we encourage all members to attend the District Gala.


District 6820 Rotary Foundation Gala
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Old Capitol Inn 
226 North State Street, Jackson, MS
Black Tie Optional

Buy Tickets below:  $65 person


The Rotary Club of Jackson will be participating in the Visioning process offered by District 6820.  I am writing to request your participation in a brief survey.  Your anonymous responses to this survey will help the Visioning Team prepare for our session.  The survey is very brief and will only take about 5 minutes to complete.


Please click the link Jackson Rotary Club Visioning Survey  to complete the survey.  Thank you for your participation.  Our session is scheduled for January 15, 2019. We would like your feedback as soon as possible.


Mark Fields introduced Pam Smith, District Governor of District 6820.


Pam outlined her role of District Governor as a District Messenger or a District Cheerleader.  She encouraged Rotarians to embrace this years’ theme, “Be the Inspiration”.  By considering what inspires you and how can you inspire others?


Rotary International is the largest community service organization in the world.  Rotary International, including Rotaract and Interact Clubs has 1.9 million members. Rotary International Foundation is #3 of the Top Ten Charitable Foundations and has received numerous awards for outstanding charity.


Pam outlined the current focuses of District 6820.  These focuses include, satellite clubs, social media and public image, foundation contributions for more international service and training and development of future Rotary leaders.  Satellite clubs increase the opportunity for membership and community involvement by targeting potential members and community leaders who are unable to attend the typical lunch time meetings.  Social Media and Public Relations can be improved with a focus on getting the word out about Rotary and the work of Rotary. Pam discussed the work of the Foundation and the need for greater funding for the international areas.  Lastly, District 6820 has many opportunities for training and development of future leaders of Rotary and Rotary International including Women in Rotary held in March.


Pam discussed details of the Rotary Conference Cruise and the District 6820 Rotary Gala.


The meeting was adjourned with the Rotary motto “Service Above Self One Profits Most Who Serves Best”.