Opelousas Kiwanis Club

Next Meeting -  04.22.14 Speaker to be announced

04.29.14 - Chief Donald Thompson, Opelousas Police Department

Meeting location:

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


Benny Repond installed as President

Reverend Benny Repond was installed as the new President of the Opelousas Kiwanis Club.  This in not Rev. Benny's first time as President as he last served in the 1990's.  Congratulations Rev. Benny and good luck.

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Thank you to Rev. Perry Hubbs

A big thank you to Rev. Perry Hubbs for completing his service as President of the Opelousas Kiwanis Club.  But it's not the end as Rev. Hubbs will serve as Past President for 2014-15.

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New Officers

Congratulations to Rev. Perry Hubbs (past president), Rev. Benny Repond (president), Dirk Boudreaux (president-elect) and Scott Pitre (secretary/treasurer) at their installment as officers for the 2014-15 Kiwanis year.

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Induction of Pam Vidrine

President Benny inducted Pam Fontenot into the Opelousas Club.  Welcome to Pam.

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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.

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Kiwanis Jamboree
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.

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!