Mallory Donald presided over the meeting. A.D. Hunt provided the opening prayer.  Mackenzie Parker then led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mallory then led the club in the Four Way Test. The meeting was held at the Mugshots Bar and Grill in Hattiesburg. 
Mallory reported that a Rotary District Leadership Training seminar is scheduled for June 10th. You can register for the seminar on the district’s website.
Mallory reminded members of the upcoming wine tasting and silent auction. The event is scheduled for the Canebrake clubhouse on June 1st. All members are expected to purchase or sell four $25 tickets for the event and to provide at least one item for the silent auction. A sponsorship package was distributed, and members were encouraged to sign up for one of the sponsorship packages. All members will be invoiced for four $25 tickets which they can use or give away.
Stew then conducted the weekly 50/50 raffle. Mike Ratliff’s ticket was drawn but he did not pick the correct card, so the pot will increase for next week.
Vicki Gutierrez, District 6840’s president-elect, thanked club members for their hard work putting the District Conference together. She says the event was great. As the incoming president, she promised members that we will have a fun year under her leadership.
Annie Jackson then introduced today’s guest speaker, Patricia Thompson. She has lived in Hattiesburg since 1989. She was an LPN and later became an ADN and went back and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has 30 years of experience in the medical field and 14 years at Lumberton Family Health Center in Lumberton. She is married to John Thompson. She has two children, John Jr. and Savanah, and she loves the Lord. Educating the masses is her passion, and training the next generation is her goal.
Ms. Thompson discussed several medical issues that most Americans experience over their lifetime and treatments for those conditions. The first condition was sinus congestion, which can cause head and neck pain and can even cause migraines. Her advice is to see a physician, get medication and take it daily. Many of us suffer from high blood pressure. Again, take your medicine and walk for at least 30 minutes each day. Many of us suffer from weight gain. Ms. Thompson says watch your diet and eat healthy food. She suggested organic food because it has no chemicals found in processed food. Some of us suffer from depression. Men are the most likely to not discuss their depression. She says you must find somebody to talk to about your depression. If nothing else, turn to friends or your children and let them help you.
There being no further business to come before the club, Mallory thanked Patricia and then adjourned the meeting with our motto: “Service Above Self.”