The Rotary Club of LaPlace awarded Teacher of the Quarter to Georgia Knight on September 13, 2016. Pictured are Harry Glidden, LaPlace Rotary President; Marie Comeaux, Principal of St Peter School in Reserve; Georgia Knight, Teacher of the Quarter; and Anita Dabon, Rotary Vocational Director.
2016-2017 Board of Directors l to R: Harry Glidden, President; Raj Pannu, President Elect; Melanie Basile, Past President; Eliana DeFrancesch, Secretary; Robbie Tomeny, Treasurer; Poonam Oberoi, Director; Cheryl Millet, Vice President; Anita Dabon, Director. Not Present was Damon Davis, Sgt at Arms.
On Tuesday June 7, 2016, the club awarded three $1000 scholarships to local high school seniors, Crystal Dabney (attending Nicholls State,) Rayson Knight (attending Southern University,) and Kenneth Johnson, Jr (attending Alcorn State.) The scholarships were awarded in memory of long time educator, Rotarian and community leader, Allene Gregoire who passed away in 2009.
Student selection was based on their academic excellance, community involvment and dedication to self improvement. Presenting the awards were Beverly Harris, Scholarship Committee chair and Harry Glidden, club treasurer.
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.