The Louisville Rotary Club had a busy month in October. For October 12, the program, initiated by John Fair, featured Amanda Mayo, America’s National Miss Mississippi 2022, as special guest speaker. Mayo has amassed an impressive resume as Dunn-Seiler Museum Curator and NASA Ambassador, who holds an undergraduate degree in geology and a double master’s degree. She is a classically trained violinist turned Bluegrass fiddle player and a rifle shooter.
On October 19, the club welcomed Brenda Lathan, CEO of BHL Consulting and LLC and Senior Consultant with Vision First Advisors. As a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Lathan shared four insightful points gleaned over 23 years in economic service. They are: your CEcD must love and believe in community; push the product and propose well; build relationships with officials and keep stakeholders well informed; and assemble an awesome Delta Team - Workforce, Human Resources, Utilities, Engineers, and Educators. Also enjoyed was the “Bio of the Week” by Rotarian Kalvin Hackney, EHS manager at Winston Plywood & Veneer.
The October 26 program featured Edwin Faughn, director of the Rainwater Observatory & Planetarium in French Camp. He shared a unique and inspiring presentation, “Reflections of the Universe.” As a 35-year veteran artist and lecturer in Space Sciences, he illustrated his presentation with personal astronomical paintings and the most recent images and discoveries in the field of Space Science. Additionally, the club congratulated Cooper McMullen of Noxapater Attendance Center as the Rotary Student of the Month for October.