Opelousas Kiwanis Club

Next Meeting - 09/06/17 - State Reprentative Dustin Miller

Upcoming Speakers

09/13/17 - To be announced
09/20/17 - To be announced
09/27/17 - To be announced

Meeting location:

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


The annual Kiwanis Jamboree has been set for Friday, August 25th.  This year's game will played on the campus of Westminster Christian.  More details to follow soon!


Benches for Boys and Girls Club

On Saturday, April 2nd (2017), club members Dee Boudreaux, Pam Vidrine, Shelly Fontenot, Presdident Garett Duplachain, Ryan Duplachain, Rev. Perry Hubbs, and Dirk Boudreaux gathered together to build four benches for the Opelousas Boys and Girls Club.  The members enjoyed a fun morning of carpentry work, painting, and fellowship preparing the benches.  

Opelousas Safe Halloween - Monday, October 31, Le Vieux Village

The Opelousas Kiwanis Club will once again participate in the Opelousas Safe Halloween event.  This year, the club will provide colorful orange bags with the Kiwanis logo for all of the kids to collect their Halloween candy in.  Please come out and join us for this annual event!

New Kiwanis officers

David Way, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor, swears in new officers for 2016/17 - Scott Pitre, Secretary/Treasurer; Pam Vidrine - President-elect, and Garett Duplechain - President.


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.


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!