Community News for Aug. 20, 2013

Former ROTC cadets speak to association

Two former LSU ROTC cadets spoke to the Maj. Gen. O.B. Johnson Chapter of the Air Force Association on July 17.

President Phil Jones introduced Bill Mooreman, Class of 1995, and Lt. Col. Craig Jeneau, Class of 1994. Mooreman spoke about life as a cadet and of his time in the Air Force. Jeneau spoke about his experiences at LSU and lessons he learned from chapter members. He is making a career of the Air Force and is a deputy maintenance commander of an aircraft wing in Hawaii.

Jones said he is proud of how the chapter has supported cadets and Silver Sings at LSU.

The chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Great Wall Restaurant, 3132 College Drive. The public is invited.

Children’s Hospital gets $5,000 from chili event

Members of the International Chili Society Louisiana and Regional Chili Cook-off Committee presented a $5,000 check to Our Lady of Lake Regional Medical Center Foundation for the Children’s Hospital on Aug. 6. The check is from proceeds from the chili cook-off in March at LSU.

Jason Blevins is Chili Cook-off Committee chairman, and the committee is made up of community service organizations like Knights of Columbus Chapters, Kiwanis Clubs, Redstick Guys and Gals, and 4 The Kids. The chili cook-off invited contestants from all over the United States.

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is the second largest children’s hospital in Louisiana. It is one of only six facilities in the nation affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, allowing hundreds of children to receive cancer treatments close to home and family.

Inner Wheel gets tour of St. Vincent de Paul

Inner Wheel members were invited to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Aug. 1 to view their new icemaker, which was bought from funds received from this year’s Attic Trash and Treasure Sale.

Beverly Turner, Inner Wheel 2013 president; Linda Montagnino, co-chairwoman from Brave Heart — Children in Need; Kathleen Howell, Inner Wheel 2014 president; Denise Terrance, dietitian at St. Vincent de Paul; Kaye Carroll, Inner Wheel co-chairwoman; and Michael J. Acaldo, CEO at St. Vincent de Paul, also toured the pharmacy which received some of the funds.

Inner Wheel is accepting donations for the 2014 Attic Trash and Treasure Sale. Call Courtney Guillen with the YMCA, (225) 923-0653, ext. 1102.

Excalibur Club honors volunteer pilot Imhoff

The Excalibur Club honored Don Imhoff for his volunteer work for Pilots for Patients on Aug. 9 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.

Pilots for Patients assists those in need of air transportation for medical purposes. The goal is to eliminate the burden of travel to let patients concentrate on getting better. Imhoff has flown more than 160 missions transporting patients to medical facilities and is on the Pilots for Patients Board of Directors.

President John Sanford and club members Gloria “Toni” Anderson and Polly Williams made the presentation.

Smith finishes Air Force basic military training

Air Force Airman Kirklandt Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Kimberly Smith, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2012 graduate of Tara High School.

Beta Sigma Phi holds summer social

Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its summer social on Aug. 10 at Bob and Virginia Huffman’s home. In keeping with the party’s theme, guests wore their clothes backward and the dinner was served in reverse, starting with dessert.

After the main course, guests played bunco, with appetizers being served last, during the game.

Attending were Jean Leyda, social chairwoman; committee members Verlyne LeBlanc and Ruth Mannen, and Dixie Gregory, Audie and Gail Keller, Sandy Linder, Cleve LeBlanc, Bill Mannen, Page Meyer, Anne Smith and Phyllis Turner.

Turner, past president, received a crystal pitcher and the chapter scrapbook of events during her term in office.

Compiled by George Morris

Advocate staff writer

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