NEWS
Over the weekend, Mrs. Luella Benedict, the wife of our fellow Rotarian Quentin Benedict, passed away. She was 97, as is Quentin. Quentin has been a faithful Rotarian.
Please remember Quentin and the Benedict family in your prayers. 
President Jaclyn Adams presided over the meeting. Thanks to Mike Ratliff who gave the invocation and to Bill MacLauchlan who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Thanks also to Brett Phillips and Ben Donald who served as our greeters today.
 
Sean Priebe filled in for Tracie Fowler and noted that we have no visiting Rotarians. Taylor Backstrom is a guest of Jaclyn Adams. Jaclyn also noted that Taylor has submitted a membership application which has been approved by the board. He will be installed in the near future.
 
Wes Brooks noted that nominations are... 

KENNETH THRONSON, LIGHTHOUSE RESCUE MISSION

Kenneth Thronson was born and raised in Petal, Mississippi. His father owned a collision repair business, and Ken spent his days by his side. He attended Petal High and would later join the wildcats at Pearl River Community College. He’s now married to his lovely wife, Kim, of 32 years. They have three beautiful children and five wonderful grandchildren.
After leaving PRCC, Ken joined the Navy. Once enlisted, he became an Antisubmarine Aviation Warfare Operator. As an AW, he performed pre-flight planning, scheduled training flights for simulators, set up flight schedule for each crew, provided rescue of downed pilots with emergency first aid and survival swimming among other duties.
Ken retired from the Navy and decided to take over the family collision repair business for the next twenty years. In 1993, he gave his life to Jesus Christ and became saved. Six years later, he decided it was time to close the repair shop, the oldest independent business in collision repair in the area. He prayed faithfully and felt led to open a ministry for mothers and their children. He then opened Lighthouse and purchased the current building in 2005.