Opelousas Kiwanis Club

Next Meeting - 09.28.16 - LaVonya Malveaux, City Court of Opelousas and Ward One

Meeting location:

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


Kiwanis Jamboree a success!

What a successful return of the Opelousas Kiwanis John Bradley Memorial Jamboree in Opelousas last week.  There were two great games between Northwest High and Lagrange, and Opelousas Catholic and Westminster.  Although there was rain earlier in the day, the skies cleared and it was a wonderful night for football.  The club also recognized the family of former club member and jamboree chairman Wyvos Edmond for his 40 years in the club and over 25 years as chairman of the football jamboree. 

Thank you to the St. Landry Professionals for selling jambalaya at the game, as well as Kona Ice with snow cones and Raising Cane's for the tea and lemonade.  A special thank you to all of the advertisers in the Kiwanis game program and for being a part of our event!

It's Jamboree Time!

The annual game is only a week away.  At the recent meeting, our own club member, Vinnie Bullera, who is also the Westminster coach, took home the annual crying towel award. Vinnie shared a story about ordering size 7 and 8 shoes, and the vendor if he was getting this for his Jr. High team.  Vinnie said no, it was for his offensive linemen!



Scholarship Recipient

At a recent meeting, Dirk Boudreaux, club president, presented a check to Scholarship winner Jonah Manuel of Westminster Christina.  Jonah is attending Delgado Community College in New Orleans and will be playing baseball there.  Pictured with Dirk and Jonah is Jonah's father, Barry Manuel.  Good luck Jonah!


Scholarship Recipient

At the meeting of 7/20/16, Dirk Boudreaux, club president, presented a check to Scholarship winner Aaron Whipp of Opelousas Catholic.  Aaron will attend LSU Eunice in the fall and hopes to continue his studies at the University of Louisiana.  Good luck Aaron.  Pictured is Dirk Boudreaux, Aaron Whipp, and his father Troy Whipp.


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.


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!