David Wright, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) and President of Spectrum Educationpresented a program about the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones. Through a series of videos, David illustrated their use in agriculture, public service, delivery of emergency medical equipment (a defibrillator), and several other uses. His theme was that we need to be thinking about the ways our community can get involved in this industry. He compared Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to the Wright Brothers first flight, a total of 12 seconds and 120 feet. Everyone said it wouldn’t amount to anything…. that’s where we are today with drones. The field is wide open.
Americanism Committee Chair Bill King announced to two upcoming events where volunteers will be needed. Please keep these dates in mind.
At both the July 1st First Friday Street Party in downtown Rome and July 4th Independence Day Celebration, the Rome Exchange Club will be distributing small American Flags as part of our “GiveAKidAFlagToWave” program.