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LaPlace

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Sicily's Italian Buffet
214 Belle Terre Blvd.
P.O. Box 606
La Place, LA  70069
United States
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Robbie Tommeny
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The Rotary Club of LaPlace presented college scholarships to three graduates of St John schools at their meeting on June 6, 2017. Shown are scholarship recipients Glenn Grayman, Bynae Bazile, and Glan Grayman with Rotary Scholarship Chair Beverly Harris. Glenn and Glan Grayman are twins, graduated from West St John High School and will both be attending Southeastern University. Bynae Bazile graduated from East St John High School and will attend Nicholes State University.
 
A fourth scholarship will be awarded at a future meeting since the recipient was not able to attend the June 6th meeting.
 
Bernell Charles from the St John Sheriff's office spoke to the Rotary Club of LaPlace at the regular meeting on May 30, 2017.  He described the annual Children's Fishing Camp that was conducted in early May organized by the Sheriff's office and held in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.  Discussion followed about ways the Rotary Club of LaPlace could become involved with the camp next year.
 
Jerry Jones was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of LaPlace and Rotary International at the meeting on May23, 2017.  Jerry is the St John Parish Economic Development Director.  Jerry was sponsored by Rotarian Lucien Gauff.  We welcome Jerry as our newest Rotarian.
 
Stephanie Hotard from the Youth Empowerment Project was the guest speaker at the May 16, 2017, Rotary Club of LaPlace meeting. She described the programs available for their target group of at-risk young people between the ages of 7 and 24 years of age. In 2016 about 1200 participants were served by programs ranging from High School Equivalencies, re-entry support for juvenile offenders, job skill training and mentoring.
 
Representatives of the Interact Club of East St John High School attended the Rotary Club of LaPlace meeting on May 9, 2017. They discussed their experiences at the recent Interact District Conference where they took first place in the scrapbook competition. Pictured are Harry Glidden, Rotary President; Yevette Scioneaux, Interact Co-Sponsor; Cristal Meja-Reyes, Interact member; and Elijah Tumblin, Interact member. The Interact Club at East St John High is an affiliate of Rotary International and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of LaPlace.
 
Kirwin Jackson, coach and special ed teacher at LaPlace Elementary School was named Teacher of the Quarter by the Rotary Club of LaPlace at their meeting on May 9, 2017. Pictured are Anita Dabon, Rotary Vocational director; Kirwin Jackson; and Patty Forsythe, Principal of LaPlace Elementary.
 
 
 
Jai Gaines, 7th grade student at East St John Elementary School, was selected as the Student of the Quarter by the Rotary Club of LaPlace at their meeting on May 9, 2017. Pictured are Anita Dabon, Rotary Vocational Director; Jai Gaines: and ESJ Elementary Principal Stacy Bradfrod.
 
Rotarians and members of the East St John High School Interact Club helped with the St John Parish Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  They picked up several bags full of trash along Bell Terre Blvd in LaPlace.  The Interact Club is a Rotary affiliated club for high school students.  The Interact Club at East St John High School is sponsored by the Rotary Club of LaPlace and participates with the Rotary Club of LaPlace in several joint projects throughout the school year.
 
Rotarian Travis Tresca was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of LaPlace meeting on May 2, 2017.  Travis is the Co-Chair of the 2017 District 6840 Conference that will be held in Mobile, Alabama, on May 19-21.  Travis described the events planned for the Conference.  The Food Fest on Friday night will be held at the Battleship Alabama.  A golf fishing events are planned preceding the conference on Thursday.  The conference will be held at The Historic Battlehouse Inn in downtown Mobile.  All Rotarians and guests are encouraged to attend the conference.
Rhonda Gregoire Lemons, St John Parish Director of Health and Human Services spoke to the Rotary Club of LaPlace at their regular meeting on April 25, 2017.  Rhonda reviewed her Department's program in the area of Client Services, Food Distribution Services, Special Needs Directory, Income Tax Assistance, Weatherization, and various seasonal activities.  Also discussed were the activities available to help people find required assistance from other governmental and non-governmental sources.  Ms. Lemons was accompanied by Michelle Thomas and Marisa Wallace, who assist her at HHS.