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March 17, 2018

 

 

Rotary members met at the First Baptist Church Dining facility on Thursday, March 15th.

The meeting began with the traditional prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and reciting of the Four Way Test.

In announcements:

*  Schools Supt Dr. Robbie Fletcher thanked local city and county officials and law enforcement for their help with the protection of our children with the city and county police presence at all 6 schools. He thanked them for their service, and mentioned that it was at no cost to the school board at this time. He said that they were looking into hiring or contracting security guards next school year.

 

*  Catrina Vargo reminded the club about the upcoming classes at Sullivan University.

*  The Louisa Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Lake cleanup in April.

LR visitors included the family of Akshay Goel, MD of Three Rivers Medical Center, with  wife, mother and father along with members of The Louisa Rotary ClubLR visitors included the family of Akshay Goel, MD of Three Rivers Medical Center, with wife, mother and father along with members of The Louisa Rotary Club

 

This was a special meeting as Rotarian Dr. Akshay Goel, MD brought his parents from India (Father) Kamal Goel, MD, (mother) Raksha Goel, MD. along with his wife, Dawn Goel, MD., a professor at Marshall University.

Just for this special day, the lunch was Indian cuisine to honor his family and their culture. The meeting was as rare as it was special having the opportunity to hear how an international Rotary Club does the same thing essentially that our Louisa club does right here in small town USA.

Rotary speaker Dr. Akshay Goel, MD, presented a slide show on the different activities that the Rotarians were involved with in India.Rotary speaker Dr. Akshay Goel, MD, presented a slide show on the different activities that the Rotarians were involved with in India.

 

Mr. Kamal Goel, MD is a retired orthopedic and general surgeon that practiced in India. Now that he is retired, he spends his time as a financial consultant and a Rotarian. He spoke on how their club was a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club.

Dr. Goel presented a slide show on the different activities that the Rotarians were involved with in India. He stated, “the only difference is they do not do fundraising, money comes from the members.”

President Chris Jobe and his son, Dr. Akshay Goel presented Dr. Goel with a Louisa Rotary Club ribbon to present to his club in IndiaPresident Chris Jobe and his son, Dr. Akshay Goel presented Dr. Goel with a Louisa Rotary Club ribbon to present to his club in India

 

He also said that India, because of The Rotary Foundation, is 100% polio free. 

After the presentation, Louisa Rotary President Chris Jobe and Goel's son, Dr. Akshay Goel presented him with a Louisa Rotary Club ribbon to present to his club back in India.

With that, the meeting was adjourned for the week.

 

March 13, 2018

February meeting consists of planning for upcoming year 

 

 Photos by various DAR members.

The February meeting of the Louisa Chapter DAR was held on the 27th in the Cafe of Louisa First Baptist Church.

February DAR hostesses; Nancy Bush, Carolyn Thompson Glenda GraysonFebruary DAR hostesses; Nancy Bush, Carolyn Thompson Glenda Grayson

After the DAR Ritual was read the large crowd was treated with a light meal by Hostesses Evelyn DeBoard, Nancy Bush and Glenda Grayson.

DAR members Reba Whitt, left, and Freddie Daniels.DAR members Reba Whitt, left, and Freddie Daniels.Freddie Daniels and Reba Whitt delivered clothes and personal items to the Veterans Hospital.

They also took pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Huntington. The Lady at the Ronald McDonald House told them that the amount of pop tabs they took would cover food for a month for families staying at the House.

DAR also collects used ink cartridges for the Humane Society and items are collected to take to the Hindman Settlement School and Trinity Christian School.

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This February meeting was the first of the new year and consisted of planning the upcoming events and the following article is to let the community know some of the projects that DAR is involved in through the year:

Highlights of 2017

Last summer Louisa Mayor Harold Slone invited members to meet with him, as a community service.Last summer Louisa Mayor Harold Slone invited members to meet with him, as a community service.Last summer Louisa Mayor Harold Slone invited members to meet with him, as a community service, to help in the planning stages of the Observation deck and Kiosk that overlooks the historical locks and dam on the Big Sandy River and is part of the grant funded Riverwalk Project.

In August an open house was attended by many members and guests in the new DAR room on the 3rd floor of the old courthouse.

Also many members attended the ceremony for the roadside marker of Revolutionary War Soldier, James Maynard whose grave was discovered by descendants Robert and son Ronnie Maynard 161 years after his death. The dedication was given by the Wayne County Historical Society in Dunlow,West Va.

Descendants of Revolutionary War Soldier James MaynardDescendants of Revolutionary War Soldier James Maynard

At least fourteen members of Louisa Chapter are direct descendants of James Maynard.

If you are interested in genealogy the DAR office is open on Thursday's from 10:00am to 3:00 pm and free help is provided to trace your roots.

The regular meeting was August 22, 2017.

Members participated in the Septemberfest and for the first time ever placed a booth at Kentucky Roots as part of the Heritage Harvest tour.

DAR Sabrina May, Nadine Meek and Patricia Hatfield in front of booth. copyDAR Sabrina May, Nadine Meek and Patricia Hatfield in front of booth. copy

Food items were sold, and also for sale was the 2018 Historic Louisa Calendars. Other items for sale included LC Veterans book Vol. 1, 'One Room and Early School Houses of Lawrence County'.

All proceeds are for the annual Good Citizen Scholarship given to a well deserving Senior each May.

In October Sixth District Director Judy Wilds Carter congratulated the Louisa  Chapter on its 75th anniversary.

DAR celebrates Family Literacy dayDAR celebrates Family Literacy day

November was Literacy month and Patricia Hatfield, State Literacy Chairman, talked about the free book distribution at the LC Library. Over 1,500 books were given out.

VFW and American Legion were honored with a Potluck Dinner for their service. Also Theresa Chaffin visited various schools for Constitution Week.

Annual Christmas dinner and Auction was held in December. Members visited the nursing home and were entertained by "The Gingerbread Man", (AKA) Aaron Hatfield.

This is just a brief summary of some of the Chapter's programs. If you are interested in joining DAR just come to the DAR office in the old Courthouse on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm or come to a meeting which is held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Cafe of the First Baptist Church in Louisa.

Come join us! Next meeting March 27th.

Louisa DAR members and guests attended Open House.Louisa DAR members and guests attended Open House.Guests at last year's OPEN HOUSE also included veteran Ed Chaffin, Lawrence Co. judge/Exec. John Osborne and County Clerk Chris Jobe. Guests at last year's OPEN HOUSE also included veteran Ed Chaffin, Lawrence Co. judge/Exec. John Osborne and County Clerk Chris Jobe.

 

March 12, 2018

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