Charlie Weems Receives Prestigious
Service Above Self Award
On May 23, our Club honored Charlie Weems with the prestigious Service Above Self Award. This award honors someone in our community who has unselfishly given to the community above and beyond their normal activities with no thought to self-benefit. The award was established within our Club about 20 years ago. Past recipients who were there are pictures with Charlie below: (from left) Scott Brame, Arny Task, Wayne Denley, Charlie Weems, Sara Simmonds, Mike Johnson, Glenda Stock, Ed Caplan and Mike Tudor. Congratulations, Charlie!
Sky Diving For A Cause
On May 26, 2017 at 10 A.M. eight individuals: Brook Buford, Melyssa Fay, Max Lindsey, Carolyn Pate, Jim Pate, Charlie Elliott, Katrina Hall and Sara Simmonds are scheduled to sky-dive at Gilliam, Louisiana. Anyone who would like to witness the jump in person can do so at 8520 Gilliam Airport Rd., Gilliam, LA.
Sara is using the event to support The National Guard Youth Challenge Cadet Program (YCP). This is a very effective program to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 old at-risk youth, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens. Last December the 25,000th graduate graduated from the Louisiana program, the largest YCP in the U.S.
Rotary members may donate by bringing a check to The Rotary Club meeting or mailing it to The Rotary Club of Alexandria, P. O. Box 12306, Alexandria La. 71315. Please make the check out to Rotary, but clearly mark on your check that the money is for Sara's donation to YCP. So far, we have raised over $2000 in support of Sara's jump. Sara thanks you for your support.