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LaPlace

Service Above Self

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Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Riverlands Golf and Country Club
500 Fairway Drive
La Place, LA 70068
United States of America
 
 
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        As we approach the end of the 2021 - 2022 Rotary Calendar year on Thursday June 30, 2022, we remember Dean Torres. Dean was a committed, dedicated, loving, outstanding and supportive Rotarian of the Rotary Club of La Place in RI District 6840, Rotary International Zones 30 and 31 and Rotary International Worldwide.  Dean was a lifetime Rotarian. Dean was active in numerous civic and civil organizations throughout St. John The Baptist Parish for many years. Dean was a past Executive Director of the St. John
The Baptist Parish United Way. Dean helped to recruit past and present Rotarians to the RCOL. Dean was a RCOL Past President, Board Member, Organizer, Membership Recruiter, yearly supporter of RCOL Awards, Fundraisers, ESJH Interact Club, Recognitions,
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Veterans Luncheons, Scholarships to the St. John The Baptist Parish High School Seniors and a dedicated Flag Team Member. Dean was a PaulHarris Fellow, Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus Contributor throughout his 
Rotarian years. There is so much that can be said as we thank Dean Torress for his daily "Service Above Self" to people every day and everywhere.  Dean and Rotarians in the RI District 6840 who passed away in the 2021- 2022 Rotary Calendar Year and were remembered at the RI District 6840 Convention on Sunday Morning May 22, 2022, Memorial in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dean was an Honorary Rotarian of the Rotary Club of LaPlace at the time of his death. Dean passed away at his residence in Reserve surrounded by family on Thursday March 10, 2022, at the age of 77.
 
 
Dean Paul Torres obituary
 
            Rotarians and people everyone whose life was touched with the many acts of random kindness (ARK) by Dean Torres, appreciate, celebrate, honor and remember the many contributions to his Family, the Church, the Community, Students, Employees, Rotary, Rotarians and People everywhere throughout his wonderful life.  Thank you for inspiring and helping everyone, everywhere and every day!  You will continue to be remembered for the rest of our lives. 
 
Gratefully, respectfully and sincerely yours,
Rotary Club of La Place (RCOL) Rotarians
Rotary International (RI) District 6840 Rotarians
Rotary International (RI) Globally/Worldwide Rotarians
 
            Rotary Club of LaPlace Rotarians Darla Edwards, Slyvia Taylor, Artis Williams, East St.
John High School Interact Sponsor Yevette Scioneaux and the ESJH Interact Students attended
the St. John Parish Law Day at the Courthouse in Edgard on Friday May 6, 2022.
 
 
           One of the many ways the Rotary Club of LaPlace gives back to
our community is through the scholarship program.  Please join us by
supporting this year’s awards as we launched our Double Good Popcorn
virtual fundraiser event.  The fundraiser began on April 5, 2022 at 5:00
PM and goes until April 09, 2022 at 5:00 PM.  Prices range from $18
through $59.  The popcorn is award-winning and really delicious.  Please
contact one of the Rotarians to place your orders TODAY!  THANK YOU
to all who have donated and those who will!   
 
                                             "Service Above Self"
 
 
 
             Interact for Your Success
 
 
        The Rotary Club of LaPlace congratulates Tellhiyah Huey, an
East St. John High School Senior and Interact Club Member, on
being selected by the RCOL Scholarship Committee to receive the
Interact for Your Success Scholarship.  ESJHS Interact Club Sponsor
Yevette Scioneaux, Telliyah Huey and Past President Gordon Taylor
are in the picture. The Rotary District 6840 Grant Committee funded 
$750.00 with a district grant from the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary
Club of LaPlace funded $250.00 for a total of $1,000.00.  Telliyah
was selected to receive the scholarship from four applicants based on
her "Service Above Self" in her senior year in the ESJHS Interact Club,
Community, Church, and School.  She will attend Southern University
in Baton Rouge in the 2022 Fall Semester and major in Business
Administration.  Thank you to the Rotary District 6840 Grant Committee
and the Rotary Club of LaPlace for the funding!
 
 
 
Comfort for Learning Sweatshirts at West St. John Elementary 
           President Lucien Gauff III and Past President Robbie Tomney distributed Comfort for Learning Sweatshirts to fifty-seven West St. John Elementary 3rd and 4th Grade Students on Thursday March 10, 2022.  The Rotary District 6840 Grant Committee contributed an amount of $750.00 from the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Club of LaPlace contributed the balance of $25.00.  The total cost of the year service project was $775.00.  Each year the Rotary Club of LaPlace furnishes sweatshirts to the 3rd and 4th Grade Students in 1 of 6 St. John The Baptist Parish Public Elementary Schools.  The school logo and the Rotary International logo are on each sweatshirt.  Rotarians contact the school to obtain sweatshirt numbers and sizes of the 3rd and 4th grade students.  The sweatshirts are ordered, sorted, delivered and distributed to the students by the Rotarians in the early fall or winter season.  Thank you to ASAP Monograms for purchasing and screening the sweatshirts!  Thank you to the Rotary International District 6840 Grant Committee and the Rotary Club of LaPlace for providing the Comfort for Learning Service Project funding!
 
Dolly Parton Imagination Library Check Presentation
 
         President Lucien Gauff III presented a check in the amount of $1500.00 to Rotarian and St. John United Way Executive Director Artis Williams for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at the Rotary Meeting on January 18, 2022.  The Rotary District 6840 contributed a grant amount of $800.00 from the Rotary Foundation for the 2021 - 2022 year.  The Rotary Club of LaPlace contributed an amount of $700.00 for the 2021 - 2022 year.  The Rotary District 6840 Grant and the Rotary Club of LaPlace contributions provides funding to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in St. John The Baptist Parish.  The funding supports 60 recipients of monthly books to pre-school children between the ages of birth to 5 years old.  The intent is for parents to read the books to their children and develop the child's love of reading and parental bonding.  The Rotary Club of LaPlace Rotarians solicit parents to sign their children up for the program by distributing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Brochures in their place of business and by daily contacts.  This basic education and literacy project beneficiaries are the pre-school children and their parents that establishes the early love of reading in the children.  Thank you to the Rotary District 6840 and the Rotary Club of LaPlace for this year's funding!
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.