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News Wheel Newsletter - Current May 16, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Houma


News Wheel

Weekly Newsletter


May 17, 2017 



Rotarian of the Day - Sybil Webb


Proposed by Yolanda Trahan, Sybil Webb joined Rotary in March of 2003.  At that time, she was the owner of Outside and In, a local retail store.


Sybil sold her business in 2005 and retired to enjoy her family and to get more involved in community, church, and Rotary. Married to Tandy Webb for 51 years, they have two children and four grandchildren, along with four great-grand-dogs and one great-grand cat! 


As a Rotary Past President, Sybil has been involved in many club and district projects and activities, but her real passion has always been for the youth, especially EarlyAct and Interact. Sybil’s philosophy has been that the youth are our future and her favorite quote is from American author Frederick Douglass: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."


Rotary Youth Leadership Day
This week, we will be welcoming all EarlyAct Club Officers, Interact Club Officers and Representatives, RYLA Winners and the Rotary Scholarship Winner.


Quote for the Week


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

-- George S. Patton


Pete Benoit gives 200th pint of blood


This Tuesday, there was a celebration at the Terrebonne General Blood Bank this morning as Pete donated his 200th pint of blood. His family and friends showed up. They had a cake, and gave him a jacket and a watch. Way to go, Pete!




A Game Warden is walking along a beach one morning when he spots a man with a bucket of lobsters. The Warden walks up to the man, flashes his badge and says, "You're in big trouble, buddy. Poaching lobsters is a serious offense."

The man answers, "You've got it all wrong, these lobsters are my pets! Every morning I take them out for some exercise. I let them swim around in the ocean for a few minutes and then whistle them back in."

The Warden looks at the man skeptically and says, "Okay then, prove it."

The man proceeds to throw the lobsters into the ocean and both he and the Warden stand there waiting. After a couple minutes the Warden looks at the man and says, "That's long enough, now whistle your lobsters back in."


The man turns to the Warden and says "Lobsters? What lobsters?"


Calendar of Events
Date & Time Event
 May 18  Brenda Facheux's Birthday!
 May 21  Craig Hebert's Birthday!
 May 22  Allison Gill's Anniversary (4 Years!)
 May 24  ROD: Michael Bergeron, Guest Speaker: Stephen Klein
 May 24  Peter Benoit's Birthday!
 May 27  Herb Alexander's Birthday!
 May 27  J. J. Buquet's Birthday!
 May 27  Derek Chaisson's Birthday!
 May 30  Dixon Lewis' Anniversary (33 Years!)
 May 31  Corey Porche's Birthday!
 May 31  ROD: David Boudreaux
 June 1  Pete Benoit's Anniversary (12 Years!)
 June 3  Royal Havens' Birthday!
 June 4  John Hassell's Anniversary (31 Years!)
 June 6  Mary Lynn Bisland's Anniversary (10 Years!)
 June 7  Vision Planning Session Overview
 June 9  Janabeth Daigle's Anniversary (13 Years!)
 June 10  Chad Adams' Anniversary (2 Years!)
 June 14  ROD: Kevin Boquet


Francis Nezianya District 6200 Governor  Board of Directors
Tim McNabb Assistant District Goveror William Foster, Director Emeritus
Club Officers Jerry Ledet
President Dixon Lewis Reuben Williams
President-Elect Sherri Roach Cal McKey
Vice President   Dale Norred
Secretary Leslie Waalk Stephanie Corso
Treasurer Derek Chaisson Yolanda Trahan
General Secretary Brenda Faucheux Miles Forrest
Sergeant-at-Arms Cal McKey Morgan Allison
    Joe Paul Mayet
Area Club Make-Ups
Downtown Houma Club 5:30 pm 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