Opelousas Kiwanis Club
Next Meeting - 11.05.14
Rhyn Duplechain, St. Landry Parish Assessor
Opelousas General Hospital - South Campus
3983 I-49 S. Service Road
Jamboree huge success
Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed some great football at our Jamboree this past Friday night. We were blessed with great weather, great crowds, and great local football. Final results will be in soon, but we are very pleased with the preliminary results and thank everyone for their participation.
Badon wins inaugural Crying Towel
At the August 21st meeting, Westminster Football Coach and Club Member Tommy Badon was the winner of the inaugural Crying Towel awarded by the Opelousas Kiwanis Club. Coach Badon shared some quite colorful stories and was well prepared for the "contest". Congratulations Coach Badon.
The Opelousas Kiwanis Club's annual football jamboree in memory of John S. Bradley has been set for Friday, August 30th, at Donald Gardner Stadium. The event will begins at 6:00 pm with three games being played. Ad sales are currently underway for the Jamboree program. A coach's meeting has been set for Monday, July 29th at 6:00 pm to set the agenda and opponents for the game.
The Opelousas Kiwanis Club recently awarded a scholarship to Opelousas Catholic graduate Aaron Meche. Pictured with Aaron is club Vice President Rev. Perry Hubbs.
Relay for Life
On May 4th, the Kiwanis Club, with assistance from Aaron and Flo from Westminister Christian Acadamy, participated in the Relay for Life in Opelousas. Thank you to all those members, guests, and friends that helped make Relay for Life a success this year.
Breakfast with Santa
On Wednesday, December 5th, members of the Opelousas Kiwanis Club participated in the Opelousas Area Cerebral Palsy Center annual Breakfast with Santa. In addition to providing a donation, club members assisted as waiters, bus boys, and whatever other duties that are required. Thank you club members Dee Boudreaux, Scott Pitre (and wife Darla), Perry Hubbs, Dirk Boudreaux, Casey Boudreaux for volunteering. The club is proud to say that this will be the 8th annual event, and we have been there from the beginning!! It's not too late to help. If you are interested in donating, send your donations to Breakfast with Santa, PO Box 70, Opelousas, LA 70571. Pictured below is Rev. Perry Hubbs serving guests at the breakfast.
Lighting of the Village - Opelousas
On Friday, December 7th, the Opelousas Kiwanis Club will be serving free jambalaya to visitors at the annual lighting of Le Vieux Village in Opelousas. This Christmas tradition includes the beautiful lights, christmas carols, and local merchants to assist you with your holiday shopping. Join us from 5:30 to 8:00. we hope to see you there.
During the recent Thanskgiving holiday, the Opelousas Kiwanis Club helped three local organizations with donations. The receipients were ICONS food bank, The New Life Center, and The Opelousas Lighthouse Mission. The club was able to provide cash, food, and supplies to the organizations.
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!