Rotary Club of Crowley holds club assembly

By: Jeannine LeJeune
CROWLEY – Each year, the Rotary Club of Crowley holds a club assembly to see how its committees are progressing.

As it turns out the club’s committees have been very busy and show know signs of slowing down in the second half of the club’s year.

Just ahead of the Mid Year Assembly, which will be held this weekend, the club got together Tuesday.

The club, while focusing on community, club and international involvement, has several committees and subcommittees designed to help the club succeed in its efforts.

The Community Service committee has focuses on human-community development, environmental protection committee and partners and services.

Adrianne Vidrine discussed how the club once again was successful and with its Christmas basket donations as well as its food drive for The Welcome House and other Welcome House projects that Rotary has been involved with.

The baskets were given to about 20 families and the club was met with gratitude.

“All were appreciated and some even sent in letters that were read at the meeting to express their appreciation,” said Vidrine.

This year’s successes at The Welcome House were touted throughout the meeting as Vidrine pointed to things like the Thanksgiving meal with the residents that was well attended by Rotarians and Peggy Sandidge pointing to the Youth Act Club of Armstrong Middle in Rayne visiting, bringing Christmas gifts to and interacting with the residents just before Christmas.

Crowley will likely once again be the talk of the district as the club’s membership continues to grow and its projects continue to be successful as pointed out by many of the committee and subcommittee chairs throughout the assembly.

For example, the club set a $10,000 goal for donations to Rotary International’s PolioPlus. The club exceeded that amount and at last check had over $13,000 donated to the club.

Internationally, Mary Zaunbrecher reported that she will be traveling to Johannesburg, Africa soon. When she visits Johannesburg, she will showcase Crowley’s work and will have an opportunity to see the work their club is doing.

The club reported that it will also continue its scholarship program, having a successful auction with its Christmas social last month.

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