Sponsored Clubs

EarlyAct

Sponsored By The Thibodaux Rotary Club

Bayou Community Academy Charter School Earlyact Club

EarlyAct™ is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by the Thibodaux Rotary Club. The mission and operation of EarlyAct™ are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact.

EarlyAct™ provides young students the opportunity for gaining an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world. At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful. Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others.

EarlyAct™ also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects which benefit
their school, local and global communities.

Club Sponsors:

Ms. Arabie and Mrs. Cortez

Club Officers:

President- Ashley Landry

Vice President- Hannah Holloway

Secretary- Kinsley Rodrigue

 

EarlyAct meetings are held on the following dates:

November 18, 2016

December 2016- no meeting

January 20, 2017

February 24, 2017

March 31, 2017

April 28, 2017

May 2017- no meeting

Meeting times will always be 8:30 am-9:15 am!


Youthact Club:
Sponsored By The Thibodaux Rotary Club

 

One of our activities for this year was our annual participation at a community Fall celebration at a local church. Every year they have an event called the Pumpkin Patch, where children can participate in several activities including painting pumpkins.

 

My group volunteers by managing the activity stations they have setup inside and outside of the church’s courtyard. The members enjoy helping the children play the games and have even found hidden talents such as creating balloon animals!

Another big event that we participated in this year is an extension from last year. Last year, we conducted a school-wide shoe drive. The idea originated from a local group called Visions Out-Reach Community Program.

 

It was a great idea and I knew it would be a great community contribution and collaboration. It was a success! We received shoes from our school as well as from NSU. When we did the drive last year, the weather was not cooperative. However, this year the weather cooperated and we switched location to Peltier Park.

 

We had a very good turnout. People came from 10am – 2pm to get shoes, clothing, diapers, school supplies, and food. It was a very good event and we helped “shoe” and give needed supplies to a number of children and adults.

Thanks!

Kala Poche’

Seventh Grade Math Teacher
East Thibodaux Middle School


Thibodaux High School – Interact Club:
Sponsored By The Thibodaux Rotary Club

Interact Club (grades (9-12) at Thibodaux High School is sponsored by the Thibodaux Rotary Club and sponsored by Rotarians Sandy Holloway, Skipper Holloway and E. A. Angelloz.

 

Thibodaux High School Interact Club recruited 26 members this school year.  Led by our president Christina Hebert, Interact soon became high regarded at THS.  Members eagerly participated in Homecoming activities, as well as Drug Free Awareness Month thus establishing Interact as an integral part of the school.

 

After a presentation in September from Faie and Lloyd Duplantis, members of St. Bridget Catholic Church in Shriever, THS Interact members unanimously decided to assist impoverished villages in Haiti. For the past several years, local humanitarians have worked to provide running water, along with basic necessities, to Numero Deux and Ravine Saab in Haiti. THS Interact’s first endeavor was volunteering at a garage sale sponsored by St. Bridget Church.  All monies collected went directly to the Haitian villages. After being a part of this project, THS Interact pledged to raise money to buy shoes for the children of these villages.

 

The campaign for the THS Interact Share a Shoe program was launched in January.  Interact members asked each homeroom to donate $15 to buy one pair of shoes. After two weeks, the club collected $500 in donations.  Local missionaries, who had recently been to the Haitian villages, provided the Interact members with cardboard patterns of each child’s footprint. Members then met at Wal-Mart to match each footprint with a brand new pair of shoes. Wal-Mart donated a $50 gift card to this project. Interact was also able to give a $200 check to the villages for basic needs.

 

THS Interact is scheduled to sell nachos at Water World Day on March 29 in Peltier Park.  Interact members will also participate in the District Convention held April 10-11 in Gonzales.

 

Sue Aysenne and Suzanne Achee
THS Interact co-sponsors