Spann speaks to chamber

Published 8:08 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ABC 33/40 chief meteorologist James Spann speaks Tuesday at the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Television meteorologist James Spann spoke to Chilton County Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday during the group’s luncheon.

Though he did talk some about weather, he mostly spoke about character and the importance of personal integrity.

“I don’t think I’m here to talk about weather,” Spann said.

He referenced the Monday arrests of several state leaders related to a federal probe of alleged bingo vote buying.

“Integrity… is doing the right thing even when no one is looking,” Spann said.

He also talked about selfishness and how having a servant’s heart will increase personal integrity.

“We’re here to help other people,” said Spann, who challenged those in attendance to find someone they can help in a very real way.

He said that can often be done through something as simple as a prayer or word of encouragement.

The meeting was held at Clanton First United Methodist Church’s activity center.