Story and photos by Dr. Ron McBride
Rotarian Don Mims, sponsored the Natchitoches Rotary Club’s newest member, Eddie Harrington. He was officially introduced to the club at the Tuesday meeting, May 9. Pictured from left are Mims (member sponsor), Harrington (new member), and President-Elect David Zolzer.
The guest speaker for the Natchitoches Rotary Club meeting was Northwestern State University Associate Professor Dr. Gerra Perkins, wife of former Rotary president Kendal Perkins. She discussed a project she is responsible for at the University, “NSU Cares.”
This is a QPR program that addresses suicide prevention. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. Her project has trained over 400 people interested in recognizing the signs of potential suicide, and providing information on how to address it.
Dr. Perkins’ training program is called, “Ask a Question, Save a Life.” It is ongoing. Pictured from left are the Rotarian with the Program Kendal Perkins, Dr. Gerra Perkins, and President-Elect David Zolzer.