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News Wheel Newsletter - Current Jan 21, 2020
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News Wheel

Weekly Newsletter


January 22, 2020 



Rotarian of the Day - Leslie Wallk


Leslie joined The Rotary Club of Houma the 2010-11 Rotary Year and was proposed by Tom Hassell. She is a graphic design artist and manager at Lee Whitney Signs, where she has been employed for twenty-three years. Leslie is currently serving as the immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Houma. Her other interests include running, painting, and theater.


Leslie is serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Thibodaux Playhouse. She lives in Thibodaux with her husband Guy and son Max. Her daughter Sayler lives in Rowlett Texas with her husband Jared Engler and their son Grayson. Leslie joined Rotary because she wanted to be a part of an organization that strived to help the community and the world be a better place.


Guest Speaker - Melinda Adams


Melinda Adams is the current President of Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. and has been an active board member since 2014. She was last seen on stage in her Best Supporting Actress Nominated roll as “Emma Parker” in Bonnie and Clyde, The Musical. Melinda has also had Best Supporting Actress nominations for her roles in Oliver and The Man Who Came to Dinner.


In addition to appearing on stage, Melinda loves directing and won Best Production for the 2019 production of Gladys in Wonderland. She was Stage Manager for last season’s Best Production, Steel Magnolias and was assistant director of the smash hit Always A Bridesmaid. At the 2016 annual Red Carpet Gala, Melinda was awarded the coveted Janis Award as well as the Sherry Thibodaux Award. She has also been the recipient of the Joel Champagne Trooper Award for several productions.


Melinda has been married to her husband, Robert Adams, Jr. for 33 years. She has two daughters, Kaitlyn, a law student at Southern University Law Center and Hannah, a nursing student at Nicholls State University.




Super Bowl Football Pool

The annual SUPER BOWL FOOTBALL POOL is ready!!  Stephanie Corso has drafted Brunnie Bisland to Chair this project, which benefits the HLB Interact Scholarship Fund. One hundred squares are sold for $10 each, for a total of $1,000, with a pay-off as follows:  “ 0-0 “ pick gets $100; score at the end of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Qtrs. $100 ea.; and the final score, $100. Total of $500 paid out to winners and the remaining $500 goes the our Interact Scholarship Fund.


Have a personal announcement? Email it to morgan@allisonattorneys.com!


District Governor Visits EarlyAct


District Governor Harold Domingue drive in from Lafayette for the Thursday meeting of the St. Matthews EarlyAct club. He is on top row next to Fr. Craig.


Weekly Words of Wisdom


If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?

-- Will Rogers


Calendar of Events
Date & Time Event
 Jan 24  Mary Lynn Bisland's Birthday!
 Jan 29  ROD: Louis "Bubba" Watkins
 Feb 1  Miles Forrest's Anniversary (38 Years!)
 Feb 1  Brenda Facheux's Anniversary (29 Years!)
 Feb 2  Pete Konos' Anniversary (26 Years!)
 Feb 11  Carroll McKey's Anniversary (5 Years!)
 Feb 18  Jerry Ledet's Anniversary (11 Years!)


Harold L. Domingue Jr.  District 6200 Governor  Board of Directors
Tracy Schwab  Assistant District Governor William Foster, Director Emeritus
Club Officers Craig Hebert
President Derek Chaisson Joe Paul Mayet
President-Elect Jerry Ledet Craig Dalferes
Immediate Past President Leslie Waalk Brunnie Bisland
Secretary Stephanie Corso Sherri Roach
Treasurer Cal McKey Morgan Allison
General Secretary Brenda Faucheux Miles Forrest
Sergeant-at-Arms Dixon Lewis Brenda Faucheux
    Chris Chaisson
Area Club Make-Ups
Online Makeups https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/  
Downtown Houma Club 5:30 pm Tues Spiggots Brew Pub
Golden Meadow Noon Thursday Bayou Bowling Alley
Grand Isle 7pmWednesday Community Center
Houma Sunrise Club 7:30 am Tuesday NY Bagel
Houma-Terrebonne Club Noon Thursday Plantation Inn
Lockport Noon Thursday C'est Cajun Catering
Morgan City Noon Thursday Petroleum Club
Thibodaux Noon Tuesday Envie


The Rotary Club of Houma, committed to the motto “Service Above Self,” is an active humanitarian organization made up of community leaders who have fun working together while developing leaders of all ages.