Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rotary Meeting August 5th, 2010

Danny Bousch

Rotary meet today at noon at Mike's Restaurant. The guest speakers were Danny Bosch & Jasmine Wilson. They were chosen as Rotary club's sponsored campers for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp that took Place July 18th - July 22nd at Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Robert, LA.Danny and Jasmine both expressed appreciation to the Rotary Club for sponsoring them as campers.
Jasmine Wilson
They each told of their experience at the camp and what a wonderful experience and that they were honored to have been chosen to attend.They commented how important Rotary is to our community and that it was a gift to them for Rotary to have sent them, but it was also an investment in our community.

Betty Gill then gave them each a token of the club's appreciation for sharing their experiences.  She also reminded everyone that we do not realize how we are changing the world, just by fostering leaders in our community.

A report was given on the Cara Williams Polio Benefit concert that was held last Friday night on July 30th at Centenary United Methodist Church. Attendance was reported to be 100 + in attendance. There was fabulous music, a great reception and an overall great benefit for Polio.

In closing, John Wyble introduced himself and told a little about himself, his work with CASA and that he is running for the Washington Parish School Board. He informed the club about a program that has been in the works in the community called Franklinton Mentors.

John Wyble
This program is to recruit, train and support young men to mentor to young males in our community. This program has been in the makings by Rev. Paul Watts, Shane Smith and Sid Zeringue and many others. They will be holding there first training on Saturday, September 11th at 8:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Franklinton. For more information contact John Wyble at