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LaPlace

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
St. John The Baptist Parish Library
2920 US-51 Highway
La Place, LA 70068
United States of America
 
 
Latest News
BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING
 
By Gordon Taylor
 
        Rotarians from the Rotary Club of LaPlace attended and participated in the Back to School Supplies Distribution organized by the Blessed to Be A Blessing NPO on Saturday July 17, 2021  
 
 
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           Beverly Harris was a beautiful, committed, dedicated, loving, outstanding and supportive Rotarian of the Rotary Club of La Place in Rotary International District 6840, Rotary International Zones 30 and 31 and Rotary International Worldwide.  Beverly became a member of the RCOL on June 25, 2002.  She was a Rotarian for nearly 19 years.  She recruited past, present and future members to the RCOL.  She was beautiful and loving to Rotary, the RCOL People of Action (Rotarians) and to people everywhere, everyday.  Beverly passed away peacefully on March  31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Beverly was a RCOL Past President, Board Member, Organizer, Educator, Membership Recruiter, yearly supporter of RCOL Awards, Fundraisers, ESJH Interact Club, Recognitions, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Scholarships to the St. John The Baptist Parish High School Seniors.  There is so much that can be said as we thank Beverly Harris for her daily "Service Above Self" to people everywhere.  Beverly, and all of the Rotarians in the RI District 6840 who passed away in the Rotary Calendar Years of 2019 and 2020, were remembered in the RI District 6840 Memorial Service at 6:00 AM on Saturday Morning May 22, 2021 in Gulfport, Mississippi Centennial Plaza.  Past President Gordon Taylor attended the service and did the second reading from Mahatma Gandhi. "Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the one who serves nor the served, but all pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy".  "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others".  Beverly was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus Contributor throughout her Rotarian years. 
 
            We, the People of Action (Rotarians) and everyone whose life was touched with the many acts of random kindness (ARK) by Beverly Harris, appreciate, celebrate, honor and remember the many contributions to her Family, the Church, Educators, Students, Employees, Rotary, Rotarians and People everywhere through out her wonderful life.  
 
Thank you for being the inspiration to everyone, everyday with your beautiful smile!   Member picture 
 
 You will continue to be remembered in our hearts and minds for the rest of our lives.  Keep on keeping on in Heaven!  See you later!
 
 
Respectfully and sincerely yours
Rotary Club of La Place (RCOL) Rotarians
Rotary International (RI) District 6840 Rotarians
Rotary International (RI) Globally/Worldwide
The Rotary Club of La Place purchased Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School Fourth Graders Sweatshirts with the Rotary Logo.  The funding for the sweatshirts was paid for by the 2020 Rotary International District (RI) 6840 District Grant.  The 2020 - 2022 RCOL President, Lucien Gauff III, is pictured with the Principal of Lake Pontchartrain Elementary, Dr. Shelly Chauvin.   The Rotary Club of La Place Rotarians continue daily providing "Service Above Self" to the children and adults in St. John The Baptist Parish.
 
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.
 
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.