About Our Club


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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Upcoming Speakers
No Speaker/No Guests
Jan 24, 2017
Club Business meeting
Penny Freeman
Jan 31, 2017
South Central La. Tech College /2nd quarterly awards /birthday of Rotary Club of LaPlace
John Olynick
Feb 07, 2017
Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
Natalie Robottom
Feb 14, 2017
St, John Parish
No Speaker/No Guests
Feb 21, 2017
Club Business Meeting
No Speaker
Feb 28, 2017
Mardi Gras
Stacy Ortego
Mar 07, 2017
Outreach Coordinator, Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries
Anita Dabon
Mar 14, 2017
Quarterly Awards
No Speaker/No Guests
Mar 21, 2017
Monthly Club Meeting
Debra Rieder
Mar 28, 2017
Assistance for Single Parents
Latest News
Bob Vaughn, Rotary District 6840 Grants Chair, was the speaker at the January 17, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of LaPlace.  He outlined the criteria and the selection process for awarding Rotary District Grants for club sponsored projects.  Bob indicated that the Rotary Club of LaPlace does a good job of meeting the grant criteria by being a substantial giver to the Rotary Foundation, being active in district sponsored programs, and providing matching funds from club fundraising.  If we continue our current performance, the club should continue to successfully receive district grants in the future.
The Rotary Club of LaPlace was represented by four members at the Rotary District 6840 Mid-year Check-up on January 7th at the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club in Bay St Louis Mississippi.  The guest speaker for the meeting was Rotary International President Elect Ian Riseley from Australia.
Pictured above are Robbie Tomeny, LaPlace President-elect; Juliete Riseley, wife of Ian; Rotary Past District Governor, Karen Babin; Ian Riseley; Poonam Oberoi, LaPlace President Nominee; and Harry Glidden, LaPlace President.  Cheryl Millet, LaPlace Vice-president also attended but was taking the picture and is not shown.
Jo Banner, Communications Manager of the River Parishes Tourist Commission, was the speaker at the January 10, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of LaPlace.  Jo described the attractions available in the River Parishes which encompass St Charles, St John, and St James parishes.  There are a total of 11 Plantations which conduct tours, 4 different swamp tours, and numerous film locations in the River Parishes.  Approximately 100,000 visitors come each year to experience these attractions.  Additional information on these attractions can be found at the New Orleans Plantation Country website: www.VisitNOPC.com
Wayne Norwood, owner of the Louisiana Treasures Museum, spoke at the January 3, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of LaPlace.  He talked about the origin of many of the artifacts in the museum and the history of the area between Manchac and LaPlace in St John Parish. 

Judy Bradshaw of SBPusa.org spoke to the Rotary Club of LaPlace at our meeting on December 27, 2016. SBPusa is a non-profit organization which conducts housing restoration for victims of natural disasters using charitable donations, Americorp workers, and volunteer workers to restore the houses. SBP is working with several Rotary Clubs in the area to direct volunteer efforts by Rotary in conjunction with Rotary's 100 Days of Service. The Rotary's 100 Days of Service will take place from January 1, 2017,to April 10, 2017, in celebration of the 100 Year anniversary of the International Rotary Foundation,

Those members participating in the "Ugly Sweater" contest at our December 29, 2016, meeting are shown in the picture.  Eliana Defrancesch (shown in the reindeer hat in the middle of the picture) was the contest winner.  A "Dirty Santa" gift exchange (gifts can be selected from wrapped group or stolen from another person's unwrapped gift) completed the fun activities at the meeting.
District Governor, Randal Feldman presented the Rotary Foundation 100% Award to the Rotary Club of LaPlace at our December 13, 2016, meeting.  This award recognized the 100% participation of our members contributing to the Rotary Foundation with an average per capita contribution of greater than $100 during the 2015-2016 Rotary year.