August 10, 2012
Oaks Kiwanis hears district governor
Kiwanis District Gov. Greg Beard spoke to the Baton Rouge Oaks Kiwanis Club at its breakfast meeting on July 17 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria on Essen Lane.
Beard spoke about the Kiwanis International convention held last month in New Orleans and promoted the district convention to be held in Lafayette. He stressed the importance of supporting the Kiwanis worldwide project, ELIMINATE, to rid the world of neonatal tetanus. His district includes Louisiana, Mississippi and western Tennessee.
Altrusa collects food for Hope Ministries
The Altrusa Club of Baton Rouge collected more than 220 pounds of nonperishable food items for the Hope Ministries food pantry at its July 16 meeting at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.
Amy Drago coordinated the food collection.
District Four Treasurer Jan Holmes led a program about the new club yearbook, edited and published by Mary Williams, which featured information on Altrusa International Board of Directors, District Four administration and local club information. Members were asked a question and had to locate the answer in the yearbook. Holmes presented the winner with a faux dollar bill, which could be used to “purchase” a gift bag of useful items. The program served as an orientation to members and newly installed officers.
President Marti Didier presented each officer and club committee chairwoman a folder describing their duties. Didier announced that the club has been recognized as a “Distinguished Club” by Altrusa International and will receive this award at the District Conference in April 2013 in Shreveport.
Giving reports were Carol Davis (treasurer), Cherryl Alford (foundation treasurer), Laura Rhorer, (service) and Diane Bezdek (programs). Constable Reginald R. Brown will speak at the Aug. 20 meeting. Diane Phillips reported on hospitality events. Holmes said the fundraising committee will sell raffle tickets for a book of gift cards valued at $50 each.
For information on Altrusa, call Didier, (225) 939-0460, or Lynn Nettles, (225) 752-9246.
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