July 24, 2012
District Governor’s Visit
By: Rita Dickie
Governor LaCour commented that he was a snake catcher in his early days. He said that the Good Ship Rotary was an inspiration to make his community a better place and that was why he joined Rotary. We should use our membership in Rotary to build friendships and net working to help others out when they are in need.
Women were allowed to join Rotary in 1987. This has allowed Rotary to increase it’s membership.
Governor LaCour has endorsed CHOICES. This is a program to help children to stay in school. TACO Bell has agreed to fund the program with a grant of $50,000. Keeping children in school helps everyone in the community and he feels that this would be a good “hands on” project for Rotary Clubs in our district. The program is put on by business people and not the school personnel. 12 lessons in the program.
He gave out pins to the membership with the motto for the year “Peace through Service” Individuals have to have lower needs taken care of before higher needs. We need to spread good will throughout the world to promote peace. Continue reading
To better accommodate our membership and those interested in the Thibodaux Rotary Club, we are expanding into the social media realm. Granted, we may be going kicking and screaming, but we are going. And it only makes sense.
We live in a visual world where there is constant competition for viewers and for the viewers, competition for the programs that get their attention. Service organizations, like Rotary, recognize that and as we have always done, are adapting.
You’ll notice the icons on the right side bar under the title, “Follow Us.” All you have to do is simply click on either icon and be taken to either our YouTube channel, where you can see full presentation videos of some of our recent speakers. Or, you can “follow us” on Facebook, get the latest on the Thibodaux Rotary Club and hopefully, in the not to distant future, interact with other Rotarians from around the world.
Yes, the Thibodaux Rotary Club has moved into the social media era!