Posted by Jim Wayman on Oct 15, 2019
Jack Mouse and Janice Borla demonstrated how their organization, Flashpoint, is making a difference among people's lives, and earned them each Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow for their work among young people with autism spectrum. They took time out by spending the day at the Granada Theater working with several groups from Emporia schools and from Hetlinger Developmental Services. Both are jazz musicians who have been working in the Chicago area for many years. Jack is a jazz drummer who is a native Emporian, while Janice is a native Chicagoan who uses her voice as a true jazz instrument. Both described how they donate their time to promote the understanding and practice of improvisation as an essential life skill. Jack and Janice were in Emporia to present an awesome jazz concert at the Granada Theater a few days earlier.