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News Wheel Newsletter - Current Aug 15, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Houma


News Wheel

Weekly Newsletter


August 16, 2017 



Rotarian of the Day - Suzanne Carios


Suzanne is the President/CEO of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce and believes Rotary provides new ways for her to connect with the community and give back.


She joined Rotary in 2016 at the invitation of Yolanda Trahan & Miles Forrest. She is married to Rory and they have three sons: Corrado, Aaron, and Sean; and one granddaughter, Belle.


Suzanne enjoys sewing, reading, dancing with friends, and being in the outdoors.


Guest Speaker - Hank Babin


The topic of the presentation today is: "The State of our Recreation System in Terrebonne Parish – Where are we and where do we want to go from here?" 


Hank is a commercial/industrial agent, appraiser, and counselor for Logan Babin Real Estate and Appraisals. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Louisiana Realtors Association, the Bayou Board of Realtors, the International Right-of-Way Association, and a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), an international organization of only 1,100 real estate professionals committed to integrity, competence, community, trust, and service.


Hank is a Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. He is recognized as an expert real estate witness in the District Courts of Terrebonne and Vermillion Parishes.  


Hank graduated from Vandebilt Catholic High School, holds a degree in Finance from Loyola University in New Orleans, and received a MBA from Baylor University.  


He currently serves on the Board for the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, is the Chairman of the Chamber’s Task Force on Recreation, and sits on the Terrebonne Parish Recreational Advisory Committee on behalf of the Chamber.


President's Message


Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

— Lao Tzu




Happy Bucks Today! Proceeds go to the Food Bank.




Aliens came to Earth from Mars and they turned out to be quite friendly. All the countries in the world agreed that they would send the Pope to talk with the alien leaders.

The Pope walked up to the spaceship, greeted by a few aliens, and started conversing.
"I know this question may sound odd," the pope starts to ask, "but I was wondering if you and your kind knew about Jesus Christ?"

"Jesus Christ?!?" the alien leader exclaims, "how do we not?! He swings by our planet every two years or so. What an awesome guy!"

"EVERY TWO YEARS OR SO? We've still been waiting for his SECOND coming!"

Trying to calm down the pope, the aliens say "Well, maybe he didn't like your chocolate."

The Pope chuckled, while slightly confused. "Forgive me, but what does chocolate have to do with this?"

The aliens responded, "Well when he visits our planet, we give him huge boxes of our finest chocolates... what'd you guys do?"


Calendar of Events
Date & Time Event
 Aug 16  Earl Eues' Anniversary (11 Years!)
 Aug 19  Mark Lee's Anniversary (13 Years!)
 Aug 23 12:00 pm  ROD: Michel Claude, Guest Speaker: Dana Coleman, Houma Police Chief
 Aug 23  Rene' Williams' Anniversary (11 Years!)
Aug 30 12:00 pm  ROD: Stephanie Corso, Guest Speaker: Kate Theriot
 Aug 30  Craig Dalferes' Anniversary (11 Years!)
 Aug 30  Carroll Parr's Anniversary (28 Years!)
 Sep 1  Royal Havens' Anniversary (13 Years!)
 Sep 5  Travis Lavigne's Anniversary (33 Years!)
 Sep 6 12:00 pm  ROD: Darryl Christen, Guest Speaker: TBA
 Sep 6  Corey Porche's Anniversary (11 Years!)
 Sep 8  Dale Thompson's Anniversary (18 Years!)
 Sep 13 12:00 pm  Club Assembly
 Sep 13  Dalton Leblanc's Anniversary (45 Years!)
 Sep 14  Darrin Guidry's Birthday!


Martha D. Collins District 6200 Governor  Board of Directors
Gary J. Lacombe  District 6200 Governor-Elect William Foster, Director Emeritus
Club Officers Rev. Craig Dalferes
President Sherri Roach Reuben Williams
President-Elect Leslie Waalk Cal McKey
Vice President F. Dixon Lewis Brenda Faucheux
Secretary Derek Chaisson Stephanie Corso
Treasurer Jerry Ledet Yolanda Trahan
General Secretary Brenda Faucheux Miles Forrest
Sergeant-at-Arms Patrick Yancey Morgan Allison
    Joe Paul Mayet
Area Club Make-Ups
Downtown Houma Club 5:30 pm Tues (except the 3rd Tues) The Patio
  5:30 pm 3rd Tues Downtown Jeaux
Golden Meadow Noon Thursday Bayou Bowling Alley
Grand Isle 7pm Wednesday Community Center
Houma Sunrise Club 7:30 am Tuesday The Vintage Garden Café
Houma-Terrebonne Club Noon Thursday Quality Inn
Lockport Noon Thursday C'est Cajun Catering
Morgan City Noon Thursday Petroleum Club
Thibodaux Noon Tuesday Envie