Rotary District governor speaks to Gonzales club

Photo provided by Jon Hirsch -- Gathering at the Aug. 27 Rotary Club of Gonzales meeting are, from left, Ken Firmin, Rotary District 6200 assistant governor and member of the East Ascension Rotary Club; Martin McConnell, Gonzales club president; and Rotary District 6200 Governor Tom Acosta.
Photo provided by Jon Hirsch -- Gathering at the Aug. 27 Rotary Club of Gonzales meeting are, from left, Ken Firmin, Rotary District 6200 assistant governor and member of the East Ascension Rotary Club; Martin McConnell, Gonzales club president; and Rotary District 6200 Governor Tom Acosta.

Rotary District 6200 Gov. Tom Acosta spoke Aug. 27 to the Rotary Club of Gonzales.

Acosta’s visit was part of his statewide tour of 49 clubs through Southeast Louisiana from Grand Isle to Lake Charles.

Acosta said the roughly 2,400 members of District 6200 are part of 537 Rotary Districts across the globe with 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.

Rotary is an organization primarily devoted to service of others, and Acosta thanked members of the Gonzales Rotary Club for their commitment to Rotary. Acosta said the 2013-14 Rotary theme is “changing lives.”

Acosta is a member of the Port Allen Rotary Club, a retired Army colonel and attorney.

During the meeting, the Gonzales Rotarians donated the proceeds from its “A Stake in Education” fundraiser to Ascension Fund Executive Director Jennifer DeFrances.