Brookhaven Rotary Club members of more than a year or so will no doubt remember Edward "Smitty" Smith. Smitty was the first person ever to welcome me to the Capital City Club on the day I came to visit and learn about Rotary. I suspect that the same is true for many who are reading this. Many Wednesdays, Smitty's smile shook me out of my "business mindset" and reminded me that I was here to follow up on a project, yes, or that I had forgotten to bring a check with me, ok, but that I am also here for fellowship, to connect with my friends and to share a smile with the folks I encounter in my daily rounds.
It is with great sadness that I share the news that some of you no doubt already know, which is that Smitty passed away last month. His obituary is available here (link). Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.