Opelousas Kiwanis Club

Next Meeting - 08.24.16 - Jamboree Prep

Meeting location:

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

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 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!