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Slidell

Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Pinewood Country Club
405 Country Club Drive
Slidell, LA  70458
United States
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Rotary Club of Slidell celebrated National Dog Day by donating cash and dog food to St. Tammany Humane Society August 26. Rotary President Joan Archer asked club members for assistance for the no-kill shelter, which was overwhelmed by animals from neighboring shelters that were flooded. 
The response of members was generous. Rotary board member Ken Thompson delivered the donations to C.E.O Scott Bernier who was very appreciative.
This is one of three projects planned to help our neighbors who were decimated by the floods.
The July edition of District 6840's newsletter, Reinventing the Wheel, is now available. Click here to download.
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Slidell Police Chief Randay Fandal
Mar 03, 2017
State of the police dept. for 2017
Ronnie Kole
Mar 10, 2017
Jazz on the Bayou
Twin Lakes Project Hydrology
Mar 17, 2017
Club Members Pat Browns "Story"
State Rep. Greg Cromer
Mar 24, 2017
State Government Policy Changes
Club assembly
Mar 31, 2017
Club Business
Past Speakers
Club Member
Feb 24, 2017
Tana's "Story"
Jan Moller
Feb 17, 2017
State Fiscal and taxpolicy
 
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