Opelousas Kiwanis Club

Next Meeting - 07.13.16 - Tracey Antee - Community Manager, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society

Meeting location:

Opelousas General Hospital - South Campus
MOB Room
3983 I-49 S. Service Road
Opelousas, LA

Scholarship Donation

The Opelousas Kiwanis Club contributed to the South Louisiana Community College Foundation to fund an annual scholarship for a resident of Opelousas.  Pictured below are club president Dirk Boudreaux, Lana Fontenot, Director of Development for SLCC, Erika Milton, Administrator at the Opelousas T.H. Harris campus, and club member Rhyn Duplechain, who is a member of the SLCC Foundation Board.


Boys and Girls Club Donation

At a recent meeting, the Opelousas Kiwanis Club made a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana.  The gift is in support of the annual Running of the Ducks fundraiser for the club operations.  Pictured from left to right are Adrian Giron and Rosanne Mitchell with the Boys and Girls Club, and club members Pam Vidrine and Dirk Boudreaux.


Christmas donation

At a December meeting, the Opelousas Kiwanis Club donated gifts to two families serviced by The Extra Mile.  Pictured from left to right is Sonya Meadors with The Extra Mile, along with club members Dirk Boudreaux, Casey Boudreaux, Scott Pitre, and Rev. Perry Hubbs.


Scholarship reciepient

Pictured is Kellie Henry who received a scholarship from the Opelousas Kiwanis Club.  Kellie attends South Louisiana Community College.  Pictured with Kellie is Foundation president Mr. Eric Robicheaux and Chancellor Dr. Natalie Harder.


New Officer Installation

At the meeting of September 30, the Opelousas Kiwanis Club inducted its new officers for 2015-16.  From left to right, Lt-Governor Bill Penney, Immediate Past President Rev. Benny Reppond, President Dirk Boudreaux, President Elect Garrett Duplechain.

This is Dirk's third term as president after serving in 2005 and 2010.  Garrett served as president in 2009.


Plaque of Appreciation

At the meeting of September 30, 2015, Dirk Boudreaux presented a plaque of appreciation to Rev. Benny Reppond for his service as club president during the 2014-15 Kiwanis year.


What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis is a verb. It’s something you do. Lots of Kiwanians do it a couple of hours a week - some a lot more. But in all of the doing there is a single purpose in Kiwanis - Service to our communities, especially to benefit the most needy members of our communities. Meetings, sometimes laced with horseplay, accompanied by sometimes mediocre food, laughter - and sometimes tears, build bonds among Kiwanians that strengthen the Team for the times when there is serious community service work to be done. The Kiwanian's time, care, and concern changes the lives of the recipients a little ... or a lot.

Kiwanians see the benefit directly, and the benefit is often immediate.

That's Kiwanis. It's a VERB!