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The Louisiana Rotary Club was presented with the Presidential Citation by Assistant Governor Kim Stevens at its regular weekly lunch meeting.
Stevens, representing District 6060, presented the citation to President Jenna Loveless on behalf of the district. The certificate can be earned by a club who meets criteria throughout the year with regard to community participation, civic acts, membership growth and retention, and participation at the district and international levels of Rotary.
Stevens also presented the club with the Centennial Award. Clubs who average at least $100 per member donation to the Rotary Foundation are eligible for that recognition.
The membership has been busy over the last few weeks. They sponsored the annual Reality Day for Louisiana eighth-grade students. As sponsors of the new Interact Club, Rotary for teens, several were able to attend a fundraising banquet organized by the group. May 4 – 7 the club hosted a group study exchange from Brazil.
During their visit the group of five stayed in Rotarian homes and were offered tours of local businesses with whom their vocation was closely related. They were treated to an “American style” barbecue cooked and served by the Two Rivers Boat Club.
The group is visiting the District 6060 that reaches from Hannibal to the bootheel on the eastern side of Missouri. Having been in the states since April 14 they agreed the opportunity was a once in a lifetime but most missed home.
Gregg Blaylock, one of the host Rotarians commented, “What a rewarding experience for us to have them visit here and share.”
Last week, its Rotarians hosted their annual Administrative Assistants Day.Members invited those very important people in their lives as a thank you for all they do to keep them organized and on time. Each were treated to a nice lunch, entertainment by the Louisiana High School jazz band and left with a rose.
Rotary Vice President Bart Niedner presented club secretary Linda Beer and club treasurer Betty Dolbeare with a token of the board’s appreciation for the volunteer work they do for the club.