Community News, Sept. 2, 2014

Early Risers, IHF provide orientation bus tour

The Baton Rouge Early Risers Kiwanis and the LSU International Hospitality Foundation provided an orientation bus tour and shopping trip for 74 first-semester international students from 32 countries on Aug. 16.

Coordinating the event were IHF board member Diola Bagayoko, a Southern University physics professor and director of the Timbuku Academy; Maureen Hewitt, Kiwanian and LSU International Cultural Center manager; and Virginia Grenier, IHF executive director.

The students saw parts of Baton Rouge and shopped for items to set up their homes for living and studying.

Presbyterian Women hold rally at Broadmoor

Presbyterian Women of South Louisiana held their annual fall rally Aug. 16. It featured an interactive program on the new study book for the women’s Bible study groups and a worship service.

It started with breakfast and ended with lunch, hosted by the women of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. Barbara Long was chairwoman.

South Louisiana Presbyterian Women Moderator Jan Boydstun, of University Presbyterian Church, presided. George Strain and Bertha Hinojosa gave a PowerPoint presentation on a Cuba water purification project. Lynn Howard, of Baton Rouge, showed slides about the Presbyterian Children’s Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Patti Snyder, pastor of University Presbyterian Church, was officiant at the worship service and communion.

Fifty Bible study leaders attended from nine churches in Baker, Baton Rouge, Clinton, Metairie, New Orleans and Port Allen.

Photographers learn about copyright laws

Copyright attorney Vanessa Kas ter spoke about ownership issues to the Louisiana Photographic Society on Aug. 21.

An original photo belongs to the photographer; a borrower must obtain permission to use it. The image is automatically copyrighted when it’s taken, but the photographer can take further precautions by registering it. However, an image posted on the social media becomes part of the public domain and loses its protection.

In the monthly competition, first-place winners were Theresa Low for level A, Chandan Sharma for level B and Linda Medine for monotone. All photo enthusiasts are invited to attend monthly LPS meetings. Visit laphotosociety.com.

Hamners selected Family of the Month

Stephen and Kristy Hamner received the August Family of the Month Award by the Knights of Columbus Council 9692 from the Rev. Trey Nelson and Grand Knight Eddie Guidry at an Aug. 24 reception at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.

The Hamners joined St. Jude in 2008. Stephen is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Men’s Club. He is a minister of the word and an usher. Kristy has chaired the Nursery Ministry and the Play and Pray Ministry, volunteers with Vacation Bible School, participates in a Small Christian Community Faith Sharing Group and has participated in the Parents in Prayer Workshop. She is a school volunteer and is on the Home and School Association Directory Committee. She serves in the school cafeteria and volunteers for the reading program in the library. They participate in the Family Life Ministry, taking part in the brown bag projects and the Christmas living nativity play. They are parish fair volunteers and are in the Respect for Life Ministry.

Their children, Owen and Camille, attend St. Jude School. Bill Wilhelm chairs the award committee.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.