Members / Membership

Current Members

Civic organizations play an important role within our community. I hope you will consider membership. A corporate membership is a unique feature of our club that allows one representative to be our official member; however, if he/she is unable to attend they can send a coworker in their place. This is a perk for employers who want to get multiple employees involved in their community. 

Effective October 1, 2021, New Member Fee was eliminated from Kiwanis International and all Kiwanis districts. Instead, anyone who joins a Kiwanis club during the Kiwanis year will be charged prorated dues and fees, based on the month they join. (See the chart below.) On each subsequent October 1 (the first day of the Kiwanis year), all members will then be assessed the annual dues-and-fees amount. 

Dues are $50 per month; your company may choose to pay every other month or annually. We typically meet the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (as occurs) Wednesdays of the month at noon. Lunch is provided at our meetings.


JOIN OCTOBER 1-31US$77.00Full district dues and fees
JOIN NOVEMBER 1-30US$70.5811/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN DECEMBER 1-31US$64.1710/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN JANUARY 1-31US$57.759/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN FEBRUARY 1-28US$51.338/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN MARCH 1-31US$44.927/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN APRIL 1-30US$38.506/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN MAY 1-31US$32.085/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN JUNE 1-30US$25.674/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN JULY 1-31US$19.253/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN AUGUST 1-31US$12.832/12 of district dues and fees
JOIN SEPTEMBER 1-30US$6.421/12 of district dues and fees

After filling our member application, email to or mail to

Kiwanis Club of Opelousas
PO Box 16
Opelousas, LA 70571

Our current members include:


Madelyn Rosette, President; CASA of St. Landry-Evangeline

Shelly Fontenot, President-Elect; Opelousas General Health System

Rachael Jones, Secretary; Senior Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Robbie Tomlinson, Treasurer; St. Landry Bank

Ashley Burleigh, St. Landry Homestead

Carrie Richard, Dupre Carrier Godchaux

Christopher Lazard, Spirit of Elijah Life Institute Church

Connie Shakesnider, MedExpress Ambulance Service

Desiree Alexander; Educator Alexander Consulting

Elaina Leblanc; JD Bank

Joe Dore; American Bank

Katrina Brown; Tout Doux Bakery

Laina Brickley, St. Landry Chamber of Commerce

LaPearl Simmons; St. Landry-Evangeline Sexual Assault Center

Marlena Cane; Washington State Bank

Patrick Jenkins; SLP School Board

Rachael Jones- Senior Village Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center

Scott Pitre, Edward Jones

Tanya Chatman, Legacy EMS