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February 12, 2020 



Rotarian of the Day - Pete Benoit


Pete Benoit joined Rotary on June 1st, 2005 at the invitation of Dale Thompson, Sr. He is the manager of Coburn Supply Co. where he's been employed since 1973.


Pete loves spending time with his grandchildren. He also loves getting on his motorcycle and just riding. Pete is married to Denise. They have two children, Matt & Katie, and five grandchildren: Dylan, Adelyn, Brock, Kane, and Scarlet.


Pete is glad that Dale asked him to be part of such a wonderful club. "I didn't know anything about Rotary!" Pete said. "It didn't take long before I realized that I had made the right decision! The work we do for our community, the projects we do to take care of our local people, schools, and the Food Bank are to be commended. I have also met a lot of good people, many I now call friends."


Guest Speaker - Charles Baglio


Charles Baglio is one of the most successful high school football coaches in Louisiana. He now enters his 17th season with LSU Athletics as the Director of External Relations for the Tiger Football team.


Baglio came to LSU in 2002 after coaching at Independence High School for 34 years, 22 of which as head coach. WHile at Independence, Baglio posted a head coaching record of 205 - 69. He won nine district titles and led his team to the state championship game twice.


Baglio, who goes by the nickname of "Coach Bags," graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1967 with a degree in health and physical education and followed that with a master's degree from SLU in 1973 in supervision and administration.


Baglio, an avid golfer who regularly shoots in the 70's, is a native of Independence, Louisiana.




Recruitment Drive


Today, we begin this year's New Members Recruitment Drive! Specifics are :

1. Every Club member is assigned to a Team.

2. There are 12 Teams created.

3. Each Team has an assigned Captain, to lead his / her Team.

4. Each Team's goal is to bring in ONE new member.

5. The over-all goal is to add between 5 and 8 new members.

6. The Drive will end on April 30th.

7. RCH Informational Brochures are available, to help in recruiting new members.

8. Both Cal and Brenda have New Member Proposal Forms available for your use.




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Weekly Words of Wisdom


Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.

-- Jessamyn West


Calendar of Events
Date & Time Event
 Feb 18  Jerry Ledet's Anniversary (11 Years!)
 Feb 19  ROD: Morgan Allison, Guest: Tanner McGee, State Rep
 Feb 23  James Goodwin's Anniversary (15 Years!)
 Feb 23  Michael Bergeron's Anniversary (15 Years!)
 Feb 25  Happy Mardi Gras!
 Feb 26  Open Meeting
 Feb 26  Yolanda Trahan's Anniversary (17 Years!)
 Feb 27  Morgan Allison's Anniversary (7 Years!)
 Mar 1  David Ohlmeyer's Birthday!
 Mar 2  Craig Hebert's Anniversary (4 Years!)
 Mar 2  Robert Utley's Anniversary (15 Years!)
 Mar 3  Leslie Waalk's Birthday!
 Mar 4  ROD: Craig Hebert
 Mar 11  ROD: Jay Tipton


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  
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.