The Richmond and Bluegrass Rotary Clubs of Richmond are sponsoring Rotary Day on Saturday, April 18. The first event begins at noon at the historic Solomon Smith House with a remembrance of the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, as told by historians Bob Moody, George Nelson Ridings and Doug Lippman.
The final event of the day is at 7 p.m., when inspirational speaker H.K. Derryberry gives a presentation in the Perkins Building Quads on the Eastern Kentucky University campus, co-sponsored by the College of Health Sciences.
H.K. Derryberry was born blind and with cerebral palsy, three months premature due to an automobile accident that took his mother’s life. One of only five or six people in the world with a medical diagnosis of “hyperthymesia”—or Superior Autobiographical Memory—he has the ability to remember every event, including time and place, that hass occurred to him since he was 3½ years old. Derryberry has since graduated from the Tennessee School for the Blind with a high school diploma, is an accomplished equestrian, snow skier, boat captain, and inspirational/motivational speaker.
The public is invited.
For more information, contact Russell Rechenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.