Hello Rotary Club of Thomasville. Meeting attendance is averaging around sixty members each week. Last week there were forty at the Plaza and twenty-four on Zoom. As we journey back to more favorable circumstances, President John Brown continues to remind us that Rotary Opens Opportunities. Even with the present distress we are presented with opportunities to make a difference in our community and the world.
John Glenn and Tom Callaway are still on the mend. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts. Thanks Scooter, for reminding us how important it is that we become blood donors.
In her classification talk, Copper Comita shared a personal loss with us. She helped us see how life shattering events reveals us to ourselves and helps us see beyond the our horizon. It was Epictetus who said, “Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself.” Through her loss, Copper saw she was able to do much more than she thought was possible. Thanks Copper, continue to make steppingstones of your stumbling blocks.
The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Kelleigh Helm of Innocence Project of Florida was the speaker last week. Kelleigh gave us insight into the work her organization is involved with. The organization’s work centers around finding new evidence that brings to light things that were in the dark. Without this evidence, justice is not served and an innocent person is imprisoned.