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APRIL 6, 2021
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DESTINY BLACKWELL • TRADITION HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE CARE

Destiny Blackwell is a Care Coordinator for Traditions Health. Traditions Health provides hospice and palliative care to loved ones at end of life. These services include a doctor, nurse practitioner, RN, CNA, social worker, chaplain, and medical equipment and supplies. Destiny is originally from Hattiesburg, MS where she graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She currently lives in Gulfport, MS and covers both the Hattiesburg community and the the gulf coast community, where she educates families and community partners on the under-utilized benefits of hospice services.
MINUTES: April 27, 2021
L-R: Mark Killingsworth, Clark Hicks, Lucy Sanguinetti.
 
President Mark Killingsworth presided over today’s meeting. Steven Utroska provided the opening prayer. A.D. Hunt led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn North and on Zoom.
Joe Bost and thanked those who helped with today’s meeting. He also announced that members are now encouraged to sign-up online to assist with future meetings. Volunteers are needed for greeters, prayers, and the Pledge.
Mark then inducted Coty Primeaux as our club’s newest member. Coty introduced his wife, Holly, who was able to attend the ceremony. Coty grew up in a small southern Louisiana town. He graduated from LSU as a finance major. He currently works as a financial adviser for Regions Bank.
Lucy Sanguinetti then introduced today’s guest speaker, Clark Hicks. Clark is a Mississippi civil litigation attorney in Hattiesburg.
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MINUTES: April 20, 2021
President Mark Killingsworth presided over today’s meeting. Mark provided the opening prayer. Bill McLaughlin led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn North and on Zoom.
Richard Topp filled in for Joe Bost and thanked those who helped with today’s meeting.
Lucy Sanguinetti then introduced today’s guest speaker, Katie Dixon. Katie owns the Birdhouse Cafe that offers a range of power foods, salads and healthy takes on traditional, southern fare. Katie also offers a full-service meal prep program, a healthy sweet treats menu, private dining, event catering & cooking classes.
 
L-R: Lucy Sanguinetti, Mark Killingsworth, and Chef Katie Dixon.
 
 
 
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ON TUESDAY!
KATIE DIXON • CHEF/AUTHOR/SPEAKER

Chef Katie Dixon opened the Birdhouse Cafe in 2017 to create an environment where everyone leaves feeling loved, nourished & inspired. The Birdhouse offers a range of power foods from acai bowls and salads to healthy takes on traditional, southern fare. Aside from owning the Birdhouse, Katie also offers a full-service meal prep program, a healthy sweet treats menu, private dining, event catering & cooking classes.

 

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OUR GUEST TUESDAY, APRIL 13

RANDY PIERCE • Author & Director at MS Judicial College at U.M.

Randy is the director of the Mississippi Judicial College at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He previously served on the Mississippi Supreme Court, as a Chancellor for the Sixteenth Chancery Court District, and as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Randy received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law where he served as LSSB President. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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MINUTES: April 6, 2021
President Mark Killingsworth presided over today’s meeting. Steven Utroska provided the opening prayer. Gene Owens led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn North and on Zoom. Joe Bost thanked those who helped with today’s meeting.
Stew Deen then introduced today’s guest speaker, Sam Burke. Sam is the Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy. He has been in this position since 2011. The Community Pharmacy is in Biloxi, however’ they have opened a pharmacy here in the Hattiesburg area. The Pharmacy began operations in 1998 and has been serving the Hattiesburg area for the past 5 years. The Pharmacy serves individuals who need prescription assistance. It buys prescriptions at the wholesale cost, receives sample drugs from area doctors, and has partnerships with nursing homes that provide unused prescriptions.
 
L-R: Stew Deen, Sam Burke, and Mark Killingsworth.
 
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ON APRIL 6

SAM BURKE • ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COMMUNITY PHARMACY

Sam Burke is the Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy in Biloxi and has served in that capacity since 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and has worked in non-profit management for the past 18 years. He has certifications from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s School of Executive Leadership, Portland State University’s Non-Profit Leadership Development Program, the MS Center for Non-Profits Leadership Institute, and Excellence in Action Accreditation Program. Sam currently serves on the Board of Directors for the MS Alliance of Non-Profits and Philanthropies, as well as the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce.

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MINUTES: March 23, 2021
President Mark Killingsworth presided over today’s meeting. Lynn Walton provided the opening prayer. Mark Killingsworth led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn North and on Zoom. Joe Bost thanked those who helped with today’s meeting.
Mark then introduced today’s guest speaker, our own Rotarian, Wes Brooks. Wes is the Development Coordinator for the DuBard School. He specializes in Fundraising and Public & Government Relations.
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NEXT WEEK

RANDY PIERCE • Author & Director of MS Judicial College at Ole Miss

Randy is the director of the Mississippi Judicial College. He previously served on the Mississippi Supreme Court, as a Chancellor for the Sixteenth Chancery Court District, and as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Randy received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law where he served as LSSB President. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

While a member of the Mississippi Supreme Court, Randy served as co-chair of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Children’s Justice. He also served as chair of the Rules Committee on the Legal profession. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College School of Law. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, American Bar Association, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Read the Clarion-Ledger article on the release of Randy Pierce's fourth novel, Missy, here

EDUCATION

  • B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law
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