Jan 23, 2013 17:00 Club News for Jan. 16, 2013 Club News for Jan. 16, 2013 Photo provided by ANITA HARPER -- Joint Christmas party -- Attending a joint Christmas party Dec. 16 at St. Jude the Apostle Church by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas -- Court Regina Coeli No. 2063, Knights of Columbus 9692 and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary are, from left, Anita Harper, CDA regent; Catherine Marino, CDA and KCA member; Carolyn Bonfanti, CDA vice regent and KCA member; Gail Harris, CDA financial secretary; Jackie O'Quinn, KCA vice president and CDA member; Jo Ann Poche, CDA member; and Wanda Bower, CDA and KCA member. Advocate story Jan. 23, 2013 Comments Catholic Daughters has Christmas event Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. John 1214 of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine held a Christmas banquet on Dec. 3 at The Island Country Club. Guests included Deacon Alfred Ricard and his wife, Ruth; Selectman Mickey Rivet and Sister Cecile Potrais. The speaker was the Rev. Cleo Milano, the court’s chaplain. On Dec. 10, members brought handmade rosaries and Christmas cards, and sang Christmas carols to Plaquemine Nursing Home residents. Several members donated gifts for the Giving Tree at Plaquemine Manor. Family Road names new board members Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge announced the appointment of four new board members on Jan. 3 to govern the local organization that provides support resources to area families. Melissa Lewis Anderson is director of community relations and business development for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Shaun Kemmerly is a pediatrician for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and is the medical director of the Baton Rouge Children’s Health Project. Karen Profita is the principal of KJP Impressions, and is the former executive director of United Way of Baton Rouge. Scarlett Osborn Roemer is a pediatric nurse for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Genevieve Silverman will continue to serve as chairwoman of the board. Silverman is director of finance with Louisiana Technology Park. Other board members are Karron Alford, destination content manager at Visit Baton Rouge; Joe Alton, vice president of commercial banking at Capital One; David Beach, regional trust manager with Whitney Bank; Donna Bodin, vice president of employee services with Woman’s Hospital; Mark Broussard, operations controller at Albemarle; Dawn Cantrell, vice president with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; Judge Bob Downing; Jennifer Treadway Morris, attorney and managing member with Treadway Morris Lawyers; Wendy Overton, director with LSU Continuing Education; Samuel Sanders, executive director with Mid City Redevelopment; Ralph Serpas, director of nursing at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital; Manuel Valencia, vice president of strategy with Excelerant; and Anne Marie Zima, vice president of commercial banking at Capital One. The “Club News” column runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday as needed, in The Advocate. Items and photographs should be submitted to “Club News,” Advocate People section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. Photos may not include more than 10 people and will be used on a once-a-month per organization basis. Photos will be returned if stamped, self-addressed envelopes are provided. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.