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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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School sweatshirts were provided to the fourth grade class of the Emily C. Watkins Elementary School in Laplace on November 1, 2017.  A project of the Rotary Club of LaPlace called "Comfort for Learning" provides sweatshirts to a fourth grade class in St John Parish each October.  Funds for the sweatshirts are provided by local Rotary projects and are supplemented through a grant from Rotary District 6840 and The Rotary Foundation.
 
Linda Lambert, Director of the St John ARC, was the guest speaker at the October 17th meeting of the Rotary Club of LaPlace.  She described the programs provided for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  She also discussed plans to expand the current facilities located on Bamboo Rd in LaPlace.  Linda invited members of Rotary to come by and visit with the clients being served since they love to have visitors.
 
The Rotary Club of LaPlace provided staffing for the Daiquiri Booth at the 2017 Andouille Fest October 13-15, 2017.  This is one of our annual fundraising events.  We thank all Rotarians and Friends of Rotary personal who helped staff the booth.  A good time was had by all in spite of a few rain showers.  Pictured are Anita Dabon, Lucien Gauff, and Candice Hemelt.
 
The Rotary Club of LaPlace kicked off the tenth year of the Project entitled “Fourth Graders Meet the American Flag” with a presentation to the Fourth Grade at Garyville Magnet School in LaPlace on October 4, 2017.  This project, presented by Rotarians as a skit, teaches fourth graders about the history of the American Flag.  Also covered is how to display the flag and how to pay respect to the flag.  Students earn a flag pin at the end of the presentation by answering questions about what was presented. 
 
The flag presentation is given to all twelve elementary schools in St John Parish each year.  The Rotary Club of LaPlace also presents a new American flag to each school for their flagpole at the end of each presentation.  In 2016-2017 this project involved about 80 person hours and involved about half of the club members.
 
Shown in the attached picture is the Garyville Elementary fourth graders. Rotarians in the back row were Lucien Gauff, Mike Tregre, Eliana DeFrancesch, Cheryl Millet, Mary Lynn Alltmont, and Betty Martin.  Assistant Principle Gillian King-Hughes is shown holding the new flag presented to the school.
 
District Governor Kathie Short visited the Rotary Club of LaPlace at the regular meeting on October 3, 2017.  Prior to the meeting she met with the Board to review programs and planning for the year.  Pictured are Treasurer Gordon Taylor, Secretary Betty Martin, DG Kathie Short, President Robbie Tomeny, Vice President Raj Pannu, President Elect Poonam Oberoi, Past President Harry Glidden, and Director Damon Davis.
 
At the October 10, 2017, meeting, the Rotary Club of Laplace recognized Amiee Dauenhauer as the Student of the Quarter.  Amiee is an outstanding student at Ascension of Our Lord Elementary School and is a member of the Beta Club, on the Honor Roll, and a member of the Student Council.  Shown in the picture are Amiee and Rotary Vocational Director Anita Dabon.
 
 
The Rotary Club of LaPlace recognized Angela McDonald as Teacher of the Quarter.  Angela is a teacher and coach at Fifth Ward Elementary School and was nominated by her Principle for her energy, passion and drive toward educational excellence.  Pictured are Rotary Vocational Director Anita Dabon, Angela McDonald, and Assistant Fifth Ward Principle Sherelle Guidry.
 
At the September 19th meeting of the Rotary Club of LaPlace, Past District Governor Randy Feldman presented the District 6840 Club Builder Award to Beverly Harris.  Beverly has sponsored approximately 25% of the current members of the Rotary Club of LaPlace.  She has also served as local club president twice and has been a moving force in the club for many projects and interaction with the Interact Club at East St John High School.
 
Pictured are President Robbie Tomeny, Beverly Harris, and Past District Governor Randy Feldman.
 
Outgoing President transfers the President's Jewels to incoming President Robbie Tomeny at the Rotary Club of LaPlace Installation Banquet on June 29, 2017.  The Banquet was held at the Belle Terre County Club in LaPlace.  Installation of officers was conducted by Rotary District Governor Randall Feldman.
 
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.