By Dan Nixon  Rotary International News — 2 June 2011   Vocational training teams from Rustenburg, South Africa (District 9400), and Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA (District 7980), have discovered that their communities share surprisingly similar challenges when it comes to early childhood education. “Both areas face similar hardships of poverty, disintegrating families, poor health, and low …

Rotary International News — 3 June 2011   You have been named the new public relations committee chair for your club. At the 2011 RI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, you attended several workshops, including “Making Public Relations Grants Work for You: A PR Grants Clinic” and “Using Social Media to Promote Rotary.” Your …

Michael Lewis with the front office of the New Orleans Saints Organization. He was an enthusiastic speaker particularly working with kids. His big personal goal is for what he is able to do with keeping children on the straight and narrow. He wants to motivate them to be positive productive citizens. Teaching them to do …

Representative Jerome “Dee” Richard Spoke to Rotary to update about 2011 legislative session. Obviously, redistricting and Higher Ed funding was a big part of the discussion. The shortfall the state is wrangling with has made it politically charged for where the cuts will happen. A bill that would raise millions in increased tuition for Nicholls …

This Is The History of Thibodaux By: Laynie Barrilleaux Mr. Gibbens Robichaux escorted Rotarians down memory lane as he reminisced about the history of Thibodaux, Louisiana. Mr. Robichaux is a descendent of Henry Skylar who founded Thibodaux in 1796. The city was established primarily because of the water along Bayou Lafourche which was connected to Bayou …