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Club Executives & Directors
Polio Plus / Foundation
Programs Chair
Immediate Past President
Communications Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Executive Secretary

DR. CANDACE BRIGHT, Hattiesburg Area Health coalition

Dr. Bright is an experienced researcher based in Hattiesburg, MS. Her work is focused on social/cultural human development as it relates to health, disasters, social capital, and racialized geographies. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including project design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination.

Her research experience includes five years coordinating university studies. She has published one book, five peer-reviewed articles, two book chapters, and five non-peer reviewed reports. In addition, she has presented research findings at 50+ academic conferences and has teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels, five research seminars, six guest lectures, two community courses, and ESL in South Korea for three years.

Hattiesburg Club President, Jaclyn Adams, and our speaker last week, Tony Smith.
President Jaclyn Adams presided over the meeting and thanked Paula for sitting in for her last week. Thanks to Scott Hummel who gave the invocation and to Bill MacLauchlan who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Thanks also to Paula Brahan and Gene Owens who served as our greeters today.
Tracie Fowler welcomed Khadijah Muhammad who is a guest of the club and a potential new member. She also welcomed Mallory Donald, Ben’s wife, Shane Germany who is a guest of Brandon Hodges and Katie Anthony who is a guest of Samantha McCain and a potential new member.
Jaclyn reminded members of the upcoming...


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Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention every year. This is your unique opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones, and share stories about your club’s current and future projects.

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The general sessions and breakout sessions offer countless ways to help you get the most from your Rotary membership and make your club stronger. In the House of Friendship, you’ll find new ideas, learn best practices, and share project successes — it’s where the Rotary world comes together!

Join The Rotary Foundation celebration

The culmination of a yearlong celebration of the Foundation’s centennial takes place in the city where it all began. Join the festivities at The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Birthday Party. Attend a book signing and meet the author of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years.” See all the activities we have planned.

Explore the American South

Bask in the sun on the Atlantic and Gulf shores. Test your game at some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. Experience the magic of Florida’s Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World.

Explore the natural wonders of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg. Sample the sophisticated charms of New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston. 

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Enjoy special tours and events offered by the Host Organization Committee

Watch for more information about special activities like Restaurant Night, Host Hospitality Night, and a screening of "Gone With the Wind" at the historic Fox Theatre. Visit the Host Organization Committee site to find more activities.

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