From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Last week’s speaker for the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club was Rotary District 6860 Governor Jerry Shepherd.
This district has 53 club and 3,600 Rotarians. Rotary’s theme this year, “Light Up Rotary,” is inspired by Confucius, “Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Rotary International has supported the eradication of polio to the tune of about $170 million, and there are few remaining cases of polio in the entire world.
“Every service project,” Shepherd said, “starts with one Rotarian saying, ‘Let’s try this.’ Rotary doesn’t make communities; it makes communities better.”
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club also enjoyed a night with the Birmingham Barons last Tuesday. Upcoming speakers for the club include Trussville Mayor Gene Melton on Wednesday, Aug. 6, and new Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Business After Hours was also held last week at BB&T on Calumet Parkway in Trussville. “Come jingle and mingle with us” was the theme of the event, which featured Christmas decorations throughout the bank. BB&T also kicked off a food drive for T.E.A.M., the local food bank. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the bank throughout August.
In other business news, Preferred Pain Associates of Alabama opened Aug. 4 on North Chalkville Road in Trussville.