Upcoming Speakers
Miles Doleac
Feb 21, 2017
Actor, Writer, Producer, and Professor of Classical Studies
Rick Cleveland
Feb 28, 2017
Mississippi Today Sports Writer
This year, Rotary Club of Hattiesburg is teaming up with Topher's and The Children's Center for Communication and Development to host "Burgers & Bibs." This event is a pre-race dinner event that will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 (4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.), the night before The Children's Center Classic. 
This addition to race festivities will allow runners to pick up his or her shirt/bib combo and be able to pick up dinner! But! This event isn't just for runners, it's also for the general community! 

Race-day registration and bag pick-up will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and the race will kick-off at 9 a.m. beginning with the 1-Mile Fun Run.

Awards will be given to male and female overall winners, male and female master and grandmaster winners, and male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in age groups (12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up).

Thursday, Feb. 23 - 
Benefit Night for The Children's Center at The Mahogany Bar
Friday, Feb. 24 - Burgers & Bibs, hosted in partnership with Rotary Club of Hattiesburg and Topher's Rock 'N Roll Grill - Hardy St.
Saturday, Feb. 25 - The 3rd Annual Children's Center Classic
Please click the "Read More" button to your right to see additional event details ––>


Randy Swan has been part of the media world for more than 40  years.  Most know him as someone who came into their home each evening at 6:00 p.m. on the WDAM-TV newscast until he retired in February 2015.  Mr. Swan had been a part of the WDAM, NBC affiliate since the mid 1970’s.  Total retirement did not suit him well so he returned to broadcasting last  year at FOX 23 as their regional news director.  His Swan Song editorials are fast becoming a new favorite for FOX.  He was born and raised in South Mississippi and has spent his entire life here with the exception of five years as News Director, Anchor, and Station Manager for W.A.B.G. TV in Greenville, Mississippi.  Mr. Swan was born into broadcasting as his father even held a radio contest to name him. 

Mr. Swan is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. He has received numerous honors including being inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi’s Journalism Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Mississippi Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2007.  He is a board member of The Extra Table, Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, the Hattiesburg Concert Association, and is called on as a favorite voice to host major events for South Mississippi.  He continues to be involved in numerous community organizations and events including the fight against heart disease and cancer as a heart survivor himself and now as a cancer survivor.  Mr. Swan enjoys golf, bowling and traveling.

He has been married to Millie Swan for 28 years.  They have two children Ivey age 24, and Zoey age 13.


On Tuesday, February 21, the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg will welcome noted actor, director, writer, producer of film and theatre, Miles Doleac. Please click the "Read More" button for Miles' full bio. 
Another great day of service for the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg! This morning the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, along with fellow Rotarians McComb, Gulfport, Long Beach, and Sunrise Clubs respectively, made storm-ravaged areas of the Pine Belt a little bit cleaner and safer. When we were done, we presented fellow Rotarian and United Way Exec. Dir. Tracie Fowler with a donation of over $750.

Carolyn katterjohn

Ms. Katterjohn is from Star, Mississippi. She is a graduate from Belhaven University
She brings with her 18 years of health care experience as a Nursing Home Administrator, Executive Director and Sales Training Specialist.
Through the years she has managed facilities of the year and achieved great honors.
She is now with Blake Management as Executive Director of The Claiborne at Hattiesburg, Assisted Living/Memory Care & Independent Living Community.
She has two beautiful daughters, one attending Ole Miss and the other an accountant in New York with Sax Fifth Avenue.