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Broussard speaks of good Rotary Foundation does

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, left, also served as program organizer Tuesday and invited Past Rotary International District 6200 Gov. Linwood Broussard to speak on the Rotary Foundation.

Past Rotary International District 6200 Gov. Linwood Broussard isn’t the guy to speak on the facts of the basics of the Rotary Foundation.

Opera House gearing up for 8th season

Program organizer Amy Thibodeaux, left, and Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, were both excited to welcome back Grand Opera House Director Kim Gattle to speak on the upcoming season.

For seven seasons, the Grand Opera House has worked to bring great talent to Crowley and improve upon the previous season.
Kim Gattle, director, believes the Opera House is set to do so once again this season, their eighth, which begins in September.

Rotary Club of Crowley hears about Project Front Yard

New Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, far right, was happy to welcome Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, and Katherine McCormick of Project Front Yard (Lafayette) second and third from left, respectively to the club’s Tuesday meeting. The duo spoke about Project Front Yard and the impact it looks to have in Acadia Parish. With them is program organizer Georgie Petitjean.

It was an afternoon of “new” at the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting.
A new president, Pat Miers, took over the club for the year, and the club heard of a new parishwide initiative that looks to improve its façade and attractiveness to new businesses, new residents and more.
Project Front Yard, which got its start in Lafayette about three years ago, has since expanded into other areas of Acadiana, and as announced recently, is making its way into Acadia Parish.

Rotarians celebrate year, install officers

Far left, Dr. Ezora Proctor, a Crowley Rotarian who served as Rotary International District 6200 Governor during the past year, installed the new officers for the Rotary Club of Crowley’s 2015-16 year. New officers include from left, Pat Miers, president; Tracy Young, president-elect; Susan Comeaux, secretary; Debbie Spallino, treasurer; and Suzy Webb, Michael Doughty, Peggy Sandidge and Kirk Schexnider, members of the board of directors.

After a year of projects and a district conference, you would have thought the Rotary Club of Crowley would have opted for an easy banquet Wednesday night.
That wasn’t the case. With the backdrop of the Grand Opera House, Rotarians welcomed music from Trevin Trahan during its cocktail social prior to the banquet and were eager to enjoy the night with flair.

Baton Rouge Rotarian speaks on memoir, life

Cheri McDaniel, center, from the Baton Rouge Capital City Rotary Club, reviewed her memoir and the story behind it as she spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday. Among the club members present were, from left, Melinda Malmay, President Mary Zaunbrecher, Peggy Sandidge and Sprague Williams.

Cheri McDaniel’s book tour for her memoir “He Lays the Stones For Our Steps: Living Life Abundantly in the Face of Adversity” has been winding down

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