Grab your party hats because this year Railroad Park turns 10, and Birmingham is celebrating. Keep reading to learn more about the history of Downtown Birmingham’s largest greenspace and plans for its future.
One thing that Birmingham doesn’t fall short on is our outstanding service clubs that bring some extra magic to the Magic City. Let’s meet each club and learn what they’re all about. Maybe you’ll even end up joining one that resonates with you.
Today, more than 30 local florists from Birmingham and the surrounding area came together to create a floral memorial in front of the Rotary Trail sign. Keep reading for a little inspiration, and make sure to stop by this weekend to see it for yourself.
On Wednesday, April 15, members of the Rotary Club of Birmingham and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham hosted Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on a Zoom call. As the featured speaker, Raphael spoke about the current economic situation and how the Federal Reserve Banks are tackling the issue.
Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.
In 2014 the Dalai Lama visited Birmingham, Alabama. At that time, Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s translator and a renown scholar and author in his own right, did not have an opportunity to experience much of the city during his visit. Last month, nearly four years later, Jinpa returned to the Magic City, this time to network and spread his special message about compassion.
Yesterday, Bloomberg View columnist and former Birmingham News reporter and writer Justin Fox delivered a presentation to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the U.S. Economy and the upcoming Presidential election.
This afternoon, Bham Now’s Pat Byington caught up with Fox at Rushton Park on Birmingham’s Southside to talk about Birmingham, the state of Alabama and a little politics, including how the financial markets will react to Clinton and Trump.
Here is the link to the Bham Now’s Facebook page with the “Facebook Live interview.”