Special Programs for a Special Year

On May 9th, our Club will host another special program celebrating our Centennial year.  Our speaker will be Daniel Buccino who will speak on The Place and Power of Civility Today.  Mr. Buccino is the co-founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  This program will be open to non-Rotarians at a cost of $20. Tickets may be purchased through the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce by calling 318 442-6671 or by emailing Denise Ventress at dventress@cenlachamber.org.


Sky Diving For A Cause

On May 20, 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. Sara thanks you for your support.


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