Rotarian, H.K. Derryberry, with Neil Hinson and District Governor,
Larry Boyd, prepares to lead the group assembled for the District 6760
Conference gathered at the Marriott Cool Springs in the pledge and
president introduced by District Governor. Larry Boyd introduced fellow
Kentuckian and special guest speaker, Abraham Lincoln, who spoke of his
own (self) education and the importance of parents to encourage the
thirst to learn and read. Literacy was the recurring theme for the
meeting. Lincoln was portrayed by John Mansfield, who has won many
competitions due to his uncanny likeness to the 16th president and his
ability to faithfully deliver many of Lincoln's speeches.
Lincoln folded his 6'7" frame into a chair after his speech. Mansfield
captured the historic details of Lincoln from his tie to his shoes.
Anna Stotts brought a special guest to our last meeting when daughter Ruby came to enjoy the breakfast at the City Cafe.
Force Col. Jim Joliffe from the Arnold Engineering Development Center
near Winchester spoke to the club about the 40,000 acre facility which
tests weapons, equipments and vehicles for the Air Force and private
manufacturers. Areas of research include aeroprpulsion, aerodynamics,
hypersonics, modeling & simulation and rocket technology.