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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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New Rotary Year Begins Around the World

New Rotary Year Begins Around the World

Over 1.2 million Rotarians across the globe are beginning their new Rotary year in over 34,000 clubs and over 200 countries. Rotary International is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political organization whose main purpose is to serve those in need.

The Rotary Club of Golden Meadow is among these 34,000 clubs who are beginning their new Rotary year. At a recent banquet, the club inducted new members, installed new officers, and honored members for their outstanding service to the club and community.

Past District 6200 Governor, Mike Collins, inducted the newest member of the club, Mrs. Linda Guidry of Golden Meadow. She was given a club pin by her sponsor, the club’s newly inducted President, Peggy Guidry.

The newly installed president was also presented with a new Paul Harris Fellow Award. This award is given to Rotarians or others who have contributed $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. This Foundation is the main source of funds for projects in our communities and across our world. Peggy Guidry was also awarded the Golden Meadow Rotary Club Memorial Award, which is presented every two years to the outstanding Rotarian who most exemplified the spirit of Rotary.

Judy Collins, the wife of the late Rotarian, Huey Collins, was presented with a Rotary International District 6200 banner in recognition of his dedicated service to Rotary and to those in need.

Also recognized, was the 2015 Rotary Club of Golden Meadow scholarship recipient, Bryce Guidry, a graduate of South Lafourche High School who will be attending NSU with a major in safety.

The Rotary Club of Golden serves our local community through the many items and services our clubs provide: up to five $3,500 scholarships to NSU; food baskets, toys, books, clothing, and other items for families in need; two leadership awards to SLHS students; and relief/disaster aid in times of need. The club also participates in many international projects: polio eradication, helping orphans in Uganda, water wells in Haiti, pencils for children in India, clothes for people in Jamaica, and books for African and Honduran schools and children. To do this, the club has several fundraisers such as the LSU Football Pool and our Annual Music Festival and Shrimp Boil Cook-off scheduled held each October.

Anyone interested in becoming a part of Rotary International or helping in any project can call PDG Mike Collins or Governor Nominee Martha Collins at 985-696-4642 for more information.