Community Service




An effective service project:

  • Responds to a real issue, not an imagined one.
  • Improves the lives of community members.
  • Incorporates the abilities of those who are served.
  • Recognizes all participants' contributions as important and necessary.
  • Comes from a realistic assessment of resources available.
  • Aims for specific goals and objectives with measurable results.




The Rotary Club of Houma and The Houma-Terrebonne Rotary Club in Partnership with The Bayou Area Habitat  committed to sponsoring the very first Habitat house in Houma “The Rotary House. At the beginning of the year, Tom Hassell, Pete Konos, and Greg Landry (all Habitat Board Members and Rotarians) began spreading the word about Habitat’s expansion into Terrebonne Parish to their fellow Rotarians.


“We liked the motto of Habitat for Humanity — ‘A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out,” said Hassell. Hassell also explained how they appreciated the result oriented organization of Habitat. He said that perhaps The Rotary Clubs could serve as a springboard for the project. Perhaps other organizations in Terrebonne Parish will become involved in Habitat from Rotary’s initiative.



The Rotary Club of Houma supports The United Way for South Louisiana

President Dale Thompson presents check to Director Alina Merlos United Way for South Louisiana