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					December, 2005                                                                                    Volume 6, Issue 5
                                                                                                                           Rotary International
                                                                                                                           District 6200
                                                                                                                           Don Chauvin, District Governor

                                                                                                                                      Assistant Governors:
 District Governor
Don Chauvin & Janet                                                                                                        ♦ Daniel Doiron—Houma
                                                                                                                               Grand Isle, Golden Meadow, Lockport,
                                                                                                                               Houma, and Houma Terrebonne

                                                                                                                           ♦ Mike Hebert—Gonzales
Wishes to Santa                                                                           them.
                                                                                                                               Donaldsonville, East Ascension, Gonzales,
                                                                                     6.   Oh, Santa, you have one of           North Ascension and Thibodaux
By : Don Ch auv in
                                                                                          your elves working very hard
 The holiday season is upon us and                District Governor Frank                 here in South Louisiana by       ♦ Tom Bergeron—B.R. Capital City
 Janet and I would like to wish all of            Bradshaw-he likes chocolates.           the name of Janice                   Baker, Baton Rouge Capital City,
 you a very Merry Christmas and a                                                         Bradshaw, she too deserves           Plaquemine, Port Allen, and Zachary
 happy and prosperous New Year! An           3.   Find Rotarian Tom Randolph in           lots of hugs and kisses from
 opportunity to enjoy family and friends          Baton Rouge and give him                PDG Frank!                       ♦   Douglas Braymer-BR Sunrise
 over this holiday period seems to be             flying lessons so he can fly to                                              Baton Rouge, BR Sunrise, Denham Springs,
 just what the doctor ordered as we               Lafayette rather that fight that 7.     Santa, my last request may
                                                                                          be the easiest of all. I would       False River/New Roads, and St. Francisville
 begin to heal from the ordeals of the            traffic.
                                                                                          hope that you could put
 last 3 months.                              4.   Santa I have 9 people we call           smiles on the faces of the       ♦   Tom McGinnis-Patterson
                                                  assistant governors that need           2500+ Rotarians who have             Franklin, Morgan City, New Iberia, Patterson,
 On December 8, I had an opportunity
                                                  to be rewarded for having a                       served our                 and St. Martinville
 to visit with Santa (AKA Carl Slover)
 and I sat on his lap and asked him to                   huge                                        communities here
 work on a few things for me. I                                                                       in District 6200     ♦   Joe Wolf, Sr-Lafayette
 thought I might share with                                                                           throughout 2005.         Abbeville, Lafayette, Lafayette North,
 you my wishes.                                                                              They put true meaning to          Lafayette Pinhook, and Lafayette South
                                                                             kind         our theme of SERVICE Above
 1.    Please see to it that                                  heart—treat                 Self.                            ♦   Tom Darbonne-Opelousas Sunrise
       Rotarian Joe Hidalgo                          them special.                                                             Eunice, Mamou, Opelousas, Opelousas
       gets lots of hugs and kisses                                              I could have gone on and on with
                                                                                                                               Sunrise, and Ville Platte
       from wife Barbara—he deserves         5.   Santa I also have 49 club      well wishes, but Santa/Slover
       it (and she does too).                     presidents scattered all over asked me to get off of his lap—it
                                                  South Louisiana that deserve seems as though his legs couldn’t
                                                                                                                           ♦   Becky Hudson-Welsh
 2.    Please put something very                  to have a load of CHEER                                                      Crowley, Jennings, Kaplan, Kinder, Lake
                                                                                 handle the weight anymore.
       special under his tree for Past            supplies—take care of that for Shucks!                                       Charles East, Oakdale, Welsh

                                                                                                                           ♦   Mike Hayes-Westlake
  RI Past President Herb Brown Dedicates Clock                                                                                 Beauregard-Sunrise, DeQuincy, DeRidder,
                                                                                                                               GR Lake Charles, Lake Charles, Sulphur,
                                                                                                                               Sulphur Sunrise & Westlake
 Herb Brown, RI President 1995-            presentation. Special guests on          Normand, PDG Noel Bajat and AG
 1996 and a PDG of District 620 in         hand for the ceremonies were:            Tom Darbonne                                 Always ready to provide examples of
 1968-69 was on hand to handle                                                                                                           SERVICE Above Self
 the dedication of a Rotary                front row, PDG
 Centennial Clock—a joint project          Julian Kurtz, back
 of the Rotary Club of Opelousas           row L/R Joe
 and the Rotary Club of Opelousas          Hidalgo, President
 Sunrise.                                  RC of Opelousas
                                           Bill McCarthy Jr,
 Both clubs held a joint gathering         DG Don Chauvin, RI
 in front of the St. Landry Parish         President Herb
 Court House on Wednesday,                 Brown, President
 November 16 to hear Past                  RC of Opelousas
 President Brown make the                  Sunrise Keith
Page 2                   Let’s Talk

                         District Leadership Meets Pres-Elect Bill Boyd

                         The current and future District         Lorna live in Howick, Auckland, New        opportunity to ask questions on key
                         6200 leaders had an opportunity         Zealand. They have two sons and            issues affecting club and districts
                         to meet President-Elect Bill Boyd       two daughters and 10                       throughout Zones 25-26. Rotary
                         and his lovely wife Lorna at the        grandchildren.                             District 6200 is the only Louisiana
                         Zone Institute held in Corpus                                                      district that belongs to Zone 26.
                         Christi, TX.                            President-Elect Bill Boyd will
                                                                 assume the role of Rotary                  Pictured below are: (L/R) Charles
                         Bill retired in 1995 as General         International President on July 1,         Spencer, District 6200 DGN
                         Manager of Gordon & Gotch               2006.                                      (2007-2008) and wife Nikki,
                         Magazines, Ltd., New Zealand’s                                                     Governor Elect Richard
                         largest magazine distributor. A         President-Elect Bill made two              Churchman (2006-2007) and his
                         Rotarian since 1971, Bill is a          important presentations during the         wife Amy, Lorna and President-
                         member of the Rotary Club of            Zone Institute and also served on a        Elect Bill Boyd, and Governor Don
                         Pakuranga. Bill and his wife            panel discussion group which
                                                                                                            Chauvin and his wife Janet.
        Look for the                                             allowed Rotary leaders an
             January
         Governor’s
     Newsletter for
    important news
   about President-
 Elect Bill Boyd and
           Acadiana!




                       Rotary Avoidable Blindness Recognized by Ophtalmologist
                       Rotary International's support of         us can relate to, because we all know     "We [eye care professionals] are
                       avoidable blindness initiatives           what a precious gift the sense of sight   deeply grateful to all groups that are
                       worldwide has received recognition        is."                                      committed to carrying out avoidable
                       from the American Academy of                                                        blindness projects," says Tuck.
                       Ophthalmology.                            The academy cites Rotary's increased      "Within the fellowship, we are eager
                                                                 involvement in collaborative sight-       for more Rotarians to join us or at
                       Frank J. Devlyn, chair of The Rotary      restoring projects, which provide free    least to take a look. We need to create
                       Foundation Trustees, received the         eye care to residents of                  more awareness about the challenges
                       AAO's 2005 Special Recognition            underprivileged communities, as the       of preventing blindness."
                       Award on behalf of Rotary on 16           main reason for the award.
                       October at the organization's annual                                                According to Tuck, the experience
                       meeting in Chicago.                       Kenneth Tuck, the fellowship's chair      that the eye care fellowship has gained
                                                                 and a past AAO president, says that       in setting up booths at the academy's
                       "It is gratifying to know that Rotary's   Rotary and the academy have played        annual meetings could be applied
                       many projects involving eye care and      complementary roles in providing          more widely within Rotary.
                       avoidable blindness are recognized by     procedures that improve or restore        "It offers a great opportunity for
                       this prestigious group of eye care        sight. Several senior leaders of the      fellowships to promote their activities
                       physicians," says Devlyn. "The threat     academy, including some past              at relevant large meetings of
                       of blindness is something every one of    presidents, are Rotarians, he says.       professionals," he says.
  Page 3                                                                                                                   Volume 6, Issue 5

                                                                                                                         SERVICE Above Self
  Time to pick future club leaders
  December is the month Rotary           in as president. The first of          International, District 6200
  clubs begin the process of             these meetings is the President        General Secretary and the
  electing new officers who will         Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.)      District Governor Elect. RI
  lead their respective club.            which is scheduled for March 24-       provides a form for this purpose
  Nominating committees                  25, 2006. The second is the            and you can download this file at
  throughout District 6200 will          District Assembly scheduled for        http://www.rotary.org/newsroom/
                                                                                downloadcenter/pdfs/
  meet and present their slate of        May 20, 2006. If your candidate
                                                                                od_data_form_write.pdf.
  candidates to the general              is a past-president, he/she must
  membership.                            still attend these two meetings.       If your secretary fails to submit    Must attend P.E.T.S. & the
                                                                                this for to RI, then your club          District Assembly
  When recruiting your next              Once your membership votes on
                                                                                leaders will NOT be listed in the
  president it is important that you     a slate of officers, the Secretary
                                                                                RI Official Directory. We want all
  explain to that candidate that         of your club must then report
                                                                                of our presidents to be properly
  there are two meetings he/she          the newly elected president and
                                                                                recognized, so get this form
  must attend in order to be sworn       secretary to Rotary
                                                                                filed.


Noel Bajat Named RRFC Zone 26
It’s official District 6200 PDG        thru June 2009. As Zone 26             Noel currently serves as District
Noel Bajat has been named              RRFC Noel will be available to all     Trainer for D6200 and has held
Rotary Regional Foundation             of the districts and clubs within      numerous positions at both the
Coordinator (RRFC) for Zone 26         Zone 26 to provide assistance          zone and International levels
replacing outgoing RRFC Andy           with foundation questions and          always representing D6200 well.
Smallwood.                             development. Rotary
                                       International’s campaign of            Noel Bajat is a member of the
Zone 26 is comprised of 12             “Every Rotarian Every Year”            Rotary Club of Abbeville and
Rotary districts in Eastern Texas,     urges Rotarians to contribute          served as Governor of District
Louisiana and Oklahoma.                something to the foundation            6200 in 1998-1999. Noel’s wife,
                                       every year and Noel will have the      “Sis”, is an honorary Rotarian in
This a significant assignment for                                                                                      PDG Noel Bajat &
                                       opportunity to advance the             the Abbeville club.
Noel and his appointment is for a                                                                                           “Sis”
3 year period from July 2006           Zone’s participation in this
                                                                                 Congratulations Noel                     1998-1999
                                       important campaign.
    Page 4                    Let’s Talk

                              Meet Assistant Governor Tom Bergeron
                              By: Tom Bergeron

                              I was born in Houma,              72), Elysian Fields and John        Governor for Rotary District
                              Louisiana on January 2, 1938,     Wesley in New Orleans (72-          6200.
                              the fourth son of Ivy and Rita    80), Magnolia and Bethel in
                              Bergeron. At the age of nine      Baton Rouge (80-87),                In 1987, I also became of
                              years, the family moved to        La Place (87-88), Belle             member of the Order of St.
                              New Orleans where I grew up       Chasse and Marrero (88-91),         Luke, an Order of the United
                              through High School.              Pharr Chapel in Morgan City         Methodist Church which calls
                                                                (91-94), and Oak Park in Lake       its members to a life of
                              Upon graduating from              Charles (94-2001). After            personal spiritual discipline,
                              Nicholls High School in New       serving 40 years as a minister,     promoting, practicing, and
                              Orleans, in 1954. I got a job     Peggy and I chose to retire         upholding the Sacraments of
                              with Texaco, Inc. working as      from the active ministry.           Baptism, Holy Communion,
                              a cook’s helper in the Oil Rig                                        Spiritual Healing.
                              Camps of South Louisiana,         Upon retirement in June,
                              working my way through            2001, Peggy and I moved to          Along the way, I also
                              College and Seminary. I           Baton Rouge and are now             reclaimed my Cajun heritage
     AG Tom Bergeron          attended Centenary College in     living in a Retired Minister’s      and have become a Cajun
        Region III            Shreveport earning a              home, provided for us by the        Humorist telling Cajun
                              Batchelor of Arts Degree in       United Methodist Church.            Stories (not jokes) about the
                              Religion. I graduated from        Currently, in retirement, I am      Cajun people. I do this for
                              Perkins School of Theology        serving as Director of Pastoral     hire and am available for
                              earning a Batchelor of            Care for the Live Oak United        bookings.
             “Peggy and I     Divinity Degree in                Methodist Church in Watson,
                              1963,which was later updated      LA.                                 Travels include: Various U.S.
      moved to Baton          to a Master of Theology                                               States, Bahamas, Mexico,
                              Degree.                           I joined Rotary while serving       Grand Cayman, Jamaica,
       Rouge and are                                            as Pastor of the United             Haiti, Virgin Islands, Puerto
                              My wife, Peggy White, and I       Methodist Church in La Place        Rico, Holy Lands, Athens,
        now living in a       met in the seventh grade,         in 1987. Throughout my              Rome, Amsterdam, England,
                              dated seven years, and were       ministry, I was a member of 5       Wales, and Pierre Part.
    Retired Minister’s        married on June 7th, 1959.        different Rotary Clubs: La
                              Through our married life, we      Place, Belle Chasse, Morgan         Hobbies: Sailing, Jig-Saw
                home ...”     adopted our three children,       City, Lake Charles - East, and      Puzzles, Cross Word Puzzles.
                              Renee Marie, Tom, Jr., and        presently Baton Rouge -             Scrabble, Classical &
                              Brian Scott.                      Capital City. I am a past           Religious Music.
                                                                President of the Lake Charles
                              Throughout my ministry, I         - East Club and the Baton
                              had the privilege of serving      Rouge - Capital City Club. I                 Thank You
                              13 different United Methodist     am working toward 18 years                     Tom
                              Churches: New Iberia - First      perfect attendance. I am also
                              (63-66), Indian Bayou and         privileged to serve in my
                              Kaplan (66-69), Berwick (69-      second term as an Assistant


                              District Mid Year Assembly Scheduled
                              Our District 6200 Mid Year        loaded with information on          the entire agenda will be
                              Assembly is scheduled to take     upcoming events. This assembly      provided along with a copy of a
                              place in Abbeville, LA on         is opened to all Rotarians. Club    map with driving directions to
                              Saturday, January 28th at the     Presidents are urged to attend      the library.
                              Public Library. The program       and bring with them their
                              gets underway at 8:30 and         leadership team.                    The mid year assembly is an
                              concludes at noon. Assistant                                          opportunity for Rotarians to
                              Governor Joe Wolf will serve as   A mail-out will be sent to all      discuss where we have been and
                              Master of Ceremonies.             clubs to register those who plan    where we are going the
Mid Year Assembly—Where
                                                                to attend. Please complete the      remainder ot this Rotary year.
we’ve been and where we are
                              Governor Don has prepared a       registration form and submit it
                                                                                                               Join Us
going.
                              fast paced agenda which is        as quickly as possible. A copy of
Page 5                                                                                                             Volume 6, Issue 5


WANTED - ONE DISTRICT GOVERNOR
The district is now accepting             the provisions therefor,              commitment, and
                                          and the integrity of the              ability, physically and
nominations for District                  Rotarian’s                            other-wise, to fulfill the
Governor for the Rotary year              classification must be                duties and
2008—2009. A candidate must               without question (RIB                 responsibilities of the
                                                                                office of governor as
be nominated by one of the
                                          15.070.2.)
                                                                                provided in RI bylaws              “District Governor
district’s 49 clubs and the           3) Be a member in a                       section 15.090. (RIB
nominee must submit his/her              functioning club in                    15.070.5.)                         Nominee must
                                         good standing that has
application by Monday, January           no outstand-ing            6) Demonstrate knowledge                       submit his/her
30, 2006.                                indebtedness to RI or to      of the qualifications,
                                         the district as of the        duties, and                                 application by
                                         close of the Rotary year      responsibilities of
The District Nominating
Committee will be conducting
                                         preceding that in which       governor as prescribed
                                                                       in the RI bylaws and
                                                                                                                   Monday, January 30,
                                         the Rotarian is
interviews on Saturday, February         proposed as a candidate
                                         for nomi-nation for
                                                                       submit to RI, through
                                                                       its general secretary, a                    2006 to Chair PDG
4, 2006.                                 governor (RIB
                                         15.070.3.)
                                                                       signed statement that
                                                                       the Rotarian                                Frank Bradshaw”
                                                                       understands clearly
                                      4) Have served as                such qualifications,
        Qualifications of a              president of a club for a     duties, and
        Governor-nominee                 full term or be a charter     responsibilities. Such
                                         president of a club           statement shall also
At the time of selection, a              having served the full        confirm that the
governor-nominee must                    term from the date of         Rotarian is qualified for
                                         the charter to 30 June,       the office of governor
1) Be a member in good                   provided that this            and will-ing and able to
   standing of a club in the             period is for at least six    assume the duties and
   district (RIB 15.070.1.)              months (RIB 15.070.4.)        responsibilities of the
                                                                       office and to perform
2) Have full qualifications           5) Demonstrate                   them faithfully. (RIB
   for such membership in                willingness,                  15.070.6.)
   the strict application of




Deadlines & Key Dates
Dec 5       Clubs to submit November attendance report
Dec 10      Assistant Governors Meeting ~ 8:30 AM ~ District Office
Dec 10      Strategic Planning Committee Meeting ~ 10:00 AM ~ District Office
Dec 10      Advisory Committee Meeting ~ 1:00 PM ~ District Office
Dec 25      Merry Christmas!
Dec 31 Clubs elect 2006-07 officers; send names of President & Secretary-Elect to Rotary International, District
Governor Elect Richard Churchman & District General Secretary
Jan 1       Happy New Year!
Jan 28      Mid-Year Assembly ~ Public Library, Abbeville
Jan 28      Deadline for 2008-09 District Governor application to be submitted
Club                       Members              %      k     Foundation Club                     Members                          %      k        Foun
                           6/30/2005 nt     Attendance      Goal To Date                         6/30/2005            Current Attendance        Goal

                    GROUP I - membership to 25 members                                       GROUP III - membership 51 to 75 members
Baker                          22       22                  1,900        Crow ley                  63                     66    73.00%          5,000
Baton Rouge - Capital City     12       11 79.00%           1,200        Eunice                    64                     61    55.43%          6,500
Denham Springs                 17       17                  1,700   488  Franklin                  58                     62      48            5,000
DeQuincy                       17       15 87.50% II        1,300        Gonzales                  57                     56    88.50%   I      4,000
False River-New Roads          15       15                  1,000        GR Lake Charles           66                     81    51.59%         12,000
Golden Meadow                  22       25 73.30%            600         Houma                     83                     83    72.31%          7,000
Grand Isle                     13       12                   400         Lafayette - South         51                     64    83.28%   II     4,800
Jennings                       20       18 72.00%           2,300    975 Lake Charles              69                     70    55.50%          6,000
Kaplan                         20       20 77.00%           2,000        Morgan City               59                     57    88.48%   III    6,300




                                                                                                                                                         Page 6   Let’s Talk
Lafayette - Pinhook            12       12 80.00% III        900         St. Francisville          56                     56    58.69%          2,600
Lake Charles - East             9       9                    500         Sulphur                   66                     68    59.70%         61,400
Lockport                       24       23 69.30%           2,400   3369 Ville Platte              52                     49    64.00%          5,300
North Ascension                23       13 112.50% I        1,200     25
Sulphur Sunrise                22       20 61.00%           1,050                             GROUP IV - membership of 76 and over
Westlake                       22       22                  1,700   500   Baton Rouge            495                   493     51.02%          35,000
                                                                          BR - Sunrise           123                   125     74.00%     I    11,000
                  GROUP II - membership 26 to 50 members                  Lafayette              155                   154     69.14%     II   15,000
Abbeville                      49       45 77.86%           4,500   3,725 Thibodaux               95                    94     59.08%    III    5,000
Beauregard Vernon Sun          32       27 96.22%       I   1,400   4,110
DeRidder                       33       32 71.26%           3,200         DIST TOTALS              2567                2409    72.32%          212,750
Donaldsonville                 31       31 66.00%           1,200    425
East Ascension                 42       42 75.00%           4,100   5,406
Houma - Terrebonne             45       51                  2,150   3494
Kinder                         31       29 79.30%           3,000
Lafayette - North              27       26 60.00%           2,900
Mamou                          28       24 75.70%            500    500
New Iberia                     39       39                  4,100
Oakdale                        36       30                   500
Opelousas                      48       48 73.81%           4,500    475
Opelousas - Sunrise            26       25 85.00% III       2,800   2,492
Patterson                      28       26 67.00%           1,700
Plaquemine                     47       47                  4,800
Port Allen                     29       25       78         1,500   1,075




                                                                                                                                                                  Planning your vacation next June?
St. Martinville                33       32 57.29%           1,300   3,280
Welsh                          33       34 91.00% II        3,300   6,179
Zachary                        44       50 76.96%           4,500   2,551




                                                                                                                                                                  Have you made your vacation           Rotary International has a great        experience Rotary at its finest.
                                                                                                                                                                  plans for next summer yet? If         website with a wealth of
                                                                                                                                                                  not, consider joining thousands       information on this exciting            If you plan on being in
                                                                                                                                                                  of Rotarians around the world         convention. Visit http://               Copenhagen/Malmo for this
                                                                                                                                                                  who will be meeting in beautiful      www.rotary.org/events/                  convention, please email
                                                                                                                                                                  Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen,         conventions/malmo-                      Governor Don at don@facts-
                                                                                                                                                                  Denmark next June 11-14 at the        copenhagen/index.html for               5.com and let him know that you
                                                                                                                                                                  Rotary International Convention.      detailed information on events,         are going. A future Governor’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                        housing, discounted airfare and         Newsletter will list all Rotarians
                                                                                                                                                                  This will be the first RI             more.                                   in District 6200 who will be
                                                                                                                                                                  convention that will be held in                                               attending and he wants to
                                                                                                                                                                  two neighboring countries—            District 6200 has several               include your name.
                                                                                                                                                                  Sweden and Denmark. A span            Rotarians who are taking
                                                                                                                                                                  bridge connects the two cities        advantage of this travel                Your registration will make an
                                                                                                                                                                  thus the convention logo is           opportunity. Join them in a             excellent Christmas gift to
                                                                                                                                                                  Bridging the World.                   vacation of a lifetime and              someone you love!



                                                                                                                                                                  Needed—4 Ambassadorial Scholars
                                                                                                                                                                  The Rotary Foundation's oldest        relations among people of               continued faith that the students
                                                                                                                                                                  and best-known program is             different countries. The program        who are Ambassadorial Scholars
                                                                                                “...scholars                                                      Ambassadorial Scholarships.           sponsors several types of               today will be tomorrow's
                                                                                                    serve as                                                      Since 1947 nearly 37,000 men          scholarships for undergraduate          community and world leaders.
                                                                                                                                                                  and women from 100 nations            and graduate students as well as
                                                                                             ambassadors                                                          have studied abroad under its         for qualified professionals             District 6200 is looking for four
                                                                                                                                                                  auspices. Today it is the world's     pursuing vocational studies.            young scholars interested in
                                                                                             of goodwill to                                                       largest privately funded              While abroad, scholars serve as         studying abroad for a year on
                                                                                                                                                                  international scholarships            ambassadors of goodwill to the          Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships.
                                                                                              the people of                                                       program. More than 1,000              people of the host country and          Applications for 2007-08 study will
                                                                                                                                                                  scholarships were awarded for         give presentations about their          be taken from early December 2005
                                                                                                    the host                                                      study in 2003-04. Through grants      homelands to Rotary clubs and           until March 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                  totaling approximately US$428         other groups. Upon returning
                                                                                                   country”                                                       million, recipients from some 70      home, scholars share with               Application forms are posted on
                                                                                                                                                                  countries studied in more than 70     Rotarians and others the                Rotary’s international website at
                                                                                                                                                                  nations.                              experiences that led to greater         http://www.rotary.org/newsroom/
                                                                                                                                                                                                        understanding of their host             downloadcenter/foundation/
                                                                                                                                                                  The purpose of the                    countries.                              educational.html#scholarships. If
                                                                                                                                                                  Ambassadorial Scholarships                                                    you have questions about this fine
                                                                                                                                                                  program is to further international   Generous contributions from             program call Donna Landry at 337-
                                                                                                                                                                  understanding and friendly            Rotarians worldwide represent           289-8525. She can help!



                                                                                                                                                                  Jacob’s Progress
                                                                                                                                                                  Jacob Landry, sponsored by the        services offered to African Ameri-      Rhodes Scholarships offering a
                                                                                                                                                                  Rotary Club of Welsh, represented     cans living in poverty and those        year’s study abroad at Oxford
                                                                                                                                                                  District 6200 in 2003 as an Am-       utilized. Jacob is a finalist for the   University. Jake would pursue a
                                                                                                                                                                  bassadorial Scholar, studying at      Marshall Scholarship for two            Masters in Philosophy in Compara-
                                                                                                                                                                  Aix en Provence in France.            years of study in the United King-      tive Social Policy. The Department
                                                                                                                                                                  Jacob’s scholarly pursuits con-       dom. His proposed field of study        of Social Policy and Social Work
                                                                                                                                                                  tinue to make us all proud.           is a master’s in political communi-     would give him access to leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                        cation at the London School of          researchers and experts on global
                                                                                                                                                                  As a senior at LSU Jacob is doing     Economics. The next step is an          social policy, particularly within
                                                                                                                                                                  an independent study in New York      interview in Houston.                   the departments’ substantial and
                                                                                                                                                                  City. He is examining the break-                                              growing research program on
                                                                                                                                                                  down between the healthcare           He has also applied for one of the      social policy in South Africa.
                                                   DISTRICT 6200 NOVEMBER 2005
                                             Club Membership, Attendance and Foundation Goals



Club                        Members              %      Rank      Foundation     Club                Members               %     Rank        Foundation
                            6/30/2005 Current Attendance        Goal     To Date                     6/30/2005 Current Attendance         Goal      To Date

                      GROUP I - membership to 25 members                                            GROUP III - membership 51 to 75 members
Baker                          22       22                       1,900           Crowley                 63       66    73.00%            5,000
BR - Capital City              12       11     79.00%            1,200           Eunice                  64       61    55.43%            6,500
Denham Springs                 17       17                       1,700    488 Franklin                   58       62    48.00%            5,000      1400
DeQuincy                       17       15     87.50%      II    1,300           Gonzales                57       56    88.50%      I     4,000
False River-New Roads          15       15                       1,000           GR Lake Charles         66       81    51.59%            12,000     500
Golden Meadow                  22       25     73.30%             600            Houma                   83       83    72.31%            7,000     10,547
Grand Isle                     13       12                        400            Lafayette - South       51       64    83.28%      III   4,800      1,434
Jennings                       20       18     72.00%            2,300    975 Lake Charles               69       70    55.50%            6,000      4,551
Kaplan                         20       20     77.00%            2,000           Morgan City             59       57    88.48%      II    6,300      1,250
Lafayette - Pinhook            12       12     80.00%    III      900            St. Francisville        56       55    58.69%            2,600
Lake Charles - East             9        9                        500            Sulphur                 66       68    59.70%            61,400
Lockport                       24       23     69.30%            2,400   3369 Ville Platte               52       49    64.00%            5,300       25
North Ascension                23       13    112.50%      I     1,200    25
Sulphur Sunrise                22       20     61.00%            1,050                               GROUP IV - membership of 76 and over
Westlake                       22       22                       1,700    500 Baton Rouge               495      493    51.02%            35,000     7535
                                                                                 BR - Sunrise           123      125    74.00%      I     11,000
                    GROUP II - membership 26 to 50 members                       Lafayette              155      154    69.14%      II    15,000    14,321
Abbeville                      49       45     77.86%            4,500   3,725 Thibodaux                 95       94    59.08%      III   5,000      1,650
Beauregard Vernon Sun          32       27     96.22%      I     1,400   4,110
DeRidder                       33       32     71.26%    III     3,200           DIST TOTALS           2567      2555   72.32%            212,750   82,282
Donaldsonville                 31       31     66.00%            1,200    425
East Ascension                 42       42     75.00%            4,100   5406
Houma - Terrebonne             45       51                       2,150   3494
Kinder                         31       29     79.30%            3,000
Lafayette - North              27       26     60.00%            2,900
Mamou                          28       24     75.70%             500     500
New Iberia                     39       39                       4,100
Oakdale                        36       30                        500
Opelousas                      48       48     73.81%            4,500    475
Opelousas - Sunrise            26       25     85.00%            2,800   2492
Patterson                      28       26     67.00%            1,700
Plaquemine                     47       47                       4,800
Port Allen                     29       25     78.00%            1,500   1,075
St. Martinville                33       32     57.29%            1,300   3280
Welsh                          33       34     90.00%      II    3,300   6179
Zachary                        44       50     76.96%            4,500   2,551
                                        Volume 6, Issue 5
Page 8                                Volume 6, Issue 5
                                     SERVICE Above Self




                                        "Thank you, Rotary, for
                                        recognizing that a
                                        world without polio is
                                        possible. You have
                                        been the catalyst for
                                        the world to accept
                                        and carry out the chal-
                                        lenge of eradicating
                                        polio from the earth."
                                        — Bill Gates, Bill &
                                        Melinda Gates Foun-
                                        dation




         A picture is worth a thousand words ...




                     Let’s get this job done!
    We’re on the web! Visit us at :                                                   Rotary International
    http://www.rotary6200.org                                                         District 6200
                                                                                      Don Chauvin, District Governor



                             Corporate Sponsors
            If you or your business is interested in
           advertising/sponsorship opportunities at
                the upcoming Gonzales District
             Conference, then please contact Joell
                    Perry at 225-647-5110 or                                P.O. Box 44365
             joellprotary@yahoo.com for affordable                          Lafayette, LA 70504
            opportunities. Your sponsorship of key                          Phone: 800-774-8370
          conference events will help the conference                        Fax: 800-926-0943
           committee make your district conference                          E-mail: rotary6200@cox-internet.com
                   affordable for all Rotarians.
               Remember, Rotarians prefer to do
           business with fellow Rotarians. Take this
             opportunity to advertise what you do!



Opelousas Sunrise Helps
Get Kids Back to School!
 The Rotary Club of Opelousas      uniforms. The RC of Opelousas                      May 5-6, 2006
 Sunrise has been very active      Sunrise used a grant from the Rotary
 with hurricane relief efforts.    District 6200 Foundation to help
 One of their Rotarians, Joe       hurricane victim students settle in to
 Hidalgo, has stepped up to        school.
 serve as the District 6200
                                   Pictured L/R are Yvonne Normand,
 Disaster Relief Coordinator
                                   Sunrise Club member and Vocational
 and the entire club has played
 a role in assisting those in      Chair, Keith Normand Sunrise
                                   President, Leroy Miller, Principal of
 need within their community.
                                   Northeast Elementary, and Linda
 Recently they invited Principal   Hicks, Parent/Teacher Coordinator
 Leroy Miller of Northeast         for Northeast Elementary—Proof
 Elementary School in              once again, “Where there’s a
 Opelousas and Linda Hicks,        WHEEL there’s a way!”
 the school’s Parent/Teacher
 Coordinator to receive a
 contribution of school


    If you always do what you’ve always done,
    you’ll always get what you’ve always got!
   Rotary International
   District 6200                                                                        Postage
                                                                                         Here
   P.O. Box 44365
   Lafayette, LA 70504




                                               Address




The following businesses have committed to help sponsor your 2006 District Conference
  scheduled for May 5-6, 2006. We ask that you please thank them the next time you
           visit their business. To add your business to this list simply call
                     Joell Perry, Conference Chair, at 225-647-5110.

                               St. Elizabeth Hospital
                                            Gonzales, LA

                               Ascension Specialty Advertising
 Gordon R. Crawford                    304 E. Ascension Street
 Louisiana Injury Lawyer                Gonzales, LA 70737
 324 E. Worthy                             225.647.5110
 Gonzales, LA 70737
 225.647.2881                                                        United Community Bank
                                                                          Gonzales, LA




                          Stephanie Wall
                          Attorney at Law
                          Gonzales, LA

				
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