Here’s what to expect at this week’s meeting…
During the Cold War…During the Vietnam Era…During a flare up in the Middle East conflict, our own Rotary Club’s Dr. Doug Smith was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force assigned to the Strategic Air Command. As a Nuclear Missile Launch Officer stationed UNDERground in the state of Montana, he was in command of more firepower than General Patton, and more than all other military commanders had ever used.*
Scary, huh?!?! (A moment needed to ponder those written sentences….)
Twenty years later he was soaking in mountainside hot springs with his Russian nuclear counterpart in Kam-chat-ka Russia, Doug’s former “ground zero” target region.*
How Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Medford helped him purge a few personal demons and deliver over $18,000,000 worth of humanitarian aid will be part of his presentation on Tuesday.*
I recall hearing Doug’s tale of the “red button“and a pickup truck parked above a nuclear missile launch site in his most recent “Who Am I” presentation he gave about 3 years ago. I was riveted to my seat! Please join me in an afternoon of Rotary camaraderie and hear a tale of the power of Rotary and its ability to rise above political obstacles on a personal level and make a difference in the lives of many.
There is more to this Optometric Physician than the eye can see!