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June 2017 District 6840 Newsletter June 2017 District 6840 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z
May 2017 District 6840 Newsletter May 2017 District 6840 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z
Rotary provides Narcan for opiate overdose prevention to local schools
Rotarian Matt Meyers was on a quest to protect St. Tammany children at school from drug overdoses when he applied for a grant with the maker of Narcan, Adapt Pharma.
 
Narcan is a nasal spray used for the emergency treatment of opioid overdose. While there have been no opioid overdoses in parish schools, Meyers wants them to be prepared before it can happen.
 
“We no longer live in a world where experimentation under the bleachers might result in being grounded and would get you in a bit of trouble,” said Meyers. “The drugs our children have the potential for contact with are so potent that a dose the size of a sesame seed is enough to kill one child if not more.”
 
Experimental drug use is not the only concern for youth. Accidental exposure to prescription medications such as pill or pain patches can cause an overdose, as well.
 
Thirteen schools will have Narcan available, and it will be administered by school resource officers. The project was coordinated with a variety of first-responder agencies, including the police department, the fire department, the sheriff’s and coroner’s office.  The coroner’s office will provide training for law enforcement officers, and first responders will administer the Narcan.
 
“I’ve received support from Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville and Slidell police chiefs,” said Meyers. “Covington Mayor Cooper and Police Chief Lentz gave me tremendous support and have been truly proactive in terms of opiate overdose death prevention.”
 
Meyers intends to take the project national through other Rotary organizations. He’s already worked with a Rotarian in Maine who is implementing the program throughout the state.
Rotary provides Narcan for opiate overdose prevention to local schools tana 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z
Boys & Girls Club Job Fair
Rotarians held a job fair at the Boys & Girls Club in Slidell March 23 as part of the 100 Days of Service.
 
Members spoke to small groups of after-school children about their jobs and potential career opportunities. The goal was to create interest in a variety of jobs that children and expand their possibilities.
 
Some of the jobs featured were real estate, banking, journalism, law, meteorology, counseling, insurance sales and marketing. Rotarian Danny Blackburn organized the event, which included about 10 Rotary Club of Slidell participants.
Boys & Girls Club Job Fair tana 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z
Rainbow Child Care Volunteers
Rotarians held a job fair at the Boys & Girls Club in Sidell March 23 as part of the 100 Days of Service.
 
Rotary District 6840, which includes Slidell Rotary clubs is committed to 100 Days of Service from January 1 to April 10, 2017. The goal is to have a significant impact on the lives of the people in our district by involving our members in more than 2,500 hours of service, raising a minimum of $65,000 for charity.
 
Members spoke to small groups of after-school children about their jobs and potential career opportunities. The goal was to create interest in a variety of jobs that children and expand their possibilities.
 
Some of the jobs featured were real estate, banking, journalism, meteorology, counseling, insurance sales and marketing.
 
Rainbow Child Care Center is a non-profit, United Way Partner agency that offers care for children ages one through five. It was started in 1983 as an outreach mission of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church. It moved to 121 Kingspoint Boulevard in 1990.
 
When the center was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, local Rotarians and Rotary International funding helped to rebuild the facility.
Rainbow Child Care Volunteers Tana Stevenson 2017-04-09 05:00:00Z
March District 6840 Newsletter

Please click here to view the February District 6840 Newsletter.

March District 6840 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2017-03-04 06:00:00Z
January District 6840 Newsletter

Please click here to view the January District 6840 Newsletter.

January District 6840 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2017-01-13 00:00:00Z
District 6840 August 2016 Newsletter
The July edition of District 6840's newsletter, Reinventing the Wheel, is now available. Click here to download.
District 6840 August 2016 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2016-08-05 00:00:00Z
District 6840 July 2016 Newsletter
The July edition of District 6840's newsletter, Reinventing the Wheel, is now available. Click here to download.
District 6840 July 2016 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z
Duck Race Fundraiser
Spread the word and help sell tickets for our Spring Fundraiser!
Duck Race Fundraiser Tana Stevenson 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z
District 6840 March 2016 Newsletter
The March edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download.
District 6840 March 2016 Newsletter 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z
District 6840 February 2016 Newsletter
The February edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download.
District 6840 February 2016 Newsletter 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z
District 6840 December 2015 Newsletter
The December edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download.
 
District 6840 December 2015 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z
District 6840 October 2015 Newsletter
The October August edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download.
District 6840 October 2015 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z
District 6840 September 2015 Newsletter
 
The September edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download.
District 6840 September 2015 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z
District 6840 August 2015 Newsletter
 
The August edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download .
 
District 6840 August 2015 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2015-07-30 00:00:00Z
District 6840 June 2015 Newsletter
The June edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view.
District 6840 June 2015 Newsletter Tana Stevenson 2015-07-30 00:00:00Z
District 6840 July 2015 Newsletter
The July edition of District 6840's newsletter, Be a Gift to the World, is now available. Click here to download .
District 6840 July 2015 Newsletter David Dammon 2015-07-10 00:00:00Z
District 6840 May 2015 Newsletter

The May edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view

District 6840 May 2015 Newsletter 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z
3rd Quarter Newsletter
Here it is HOT off of the computer screen.  I want to thank all of those that worked on this newsletter.  You can view a copy of the newletter by clicking on this link.
3rd Quarter Newsletter 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z
District 6840 April 2015 Newsletter

The April edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view

District 6840 April 2015 Newsletter 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2015 Application

The 2015 application for RYLA can be found here.

RYLA 2015 Application David Dammon 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter March 2015

The March edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view

District Newsletter March 2015 David Dammon 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z
Shoes for Orphan Souls

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The Rotary Club of Slidell is collecting Shoes for Orphan Souls.  These shoes are part of the largest humanitarian aid projects sponsored by Buckner International, a global Christian ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, families and elders.  According to the Buckner Shoes for Orphan Soul’s website, ap air of simple shoes can go a long way to preventing disease from hookworms and other parasites, as well as protect feet from injury.  In many communities, they allow children to attend school who would not have been eligible due to lacking of the required footwear.

The donations will be distributed overseas, as well as in the United States, to vulnerable children and orphans.  Since 1999, more than 2.5 million pairs of new shoes have been distributed to children in 74 countries.

Rotary International District 6840, made up of Louisiana and Mississippi chapters, last year collected 1,494 pairs of shoes and 1,390 pairs of socks for distribution.

Buy a new pair of shoes and socks.  Sneakers and athletic shoes are best.  The greatest need is for sizes Youth 1 - Adult 7.  Bring these new socks and shoes to our regular meeting.

You can find information about Shoes for Orphan Souls at www.buckner.org/shoes.

Shoes for Orphan Souls David Dammon 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z
February District Newsletter

The February edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view

February District Newsletter David Dammon 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter January 2015

The January edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view.

District Newsletter January 2015 David Dammon 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter December 2014

The December edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view.

District Newsletter December 2014 David Dammon 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z
2014 Christmas Party

The Christmas Party has been set for this year.  We will be celebrating Christmas at the Newton's on December 12th.  Last year the Newton's were so gracious to host our party and they have offered again to share their home with us.  Thank You Bill and Sharon

2014 Christmas Party David Dammon 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter November 2014

The November edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view.

District Newsletter November 2014 David Dammon 2014-10-30 00:00:00Z
October 2014 Rotary Club of Slidell Newsletter

Thanks to Tana Stephenson our Rotary Club of Slidell has a Newsletter.   Click here to view the Newsletter.

October 2014 Rotary Club of Slidell Newsletter David Dammon 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter October 2014

The October edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view.

District Newsletter October 2014 Tracy Clanton 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z
2014 Live Holiday Evergreens

The Rotary Club of Slidell is once again offering "Live Holiday Evergreens".  Click here to view the brochure. Orders must be placed with Vicky Magas by Oct 30th, 2014.

2014 Live Holiday Evergreens David Dammon 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter September 2014

The September edition of District 6840's newsletter, Leave A Legacy, is now available. Click here to view.

District Newsletter September 2014 Tracy Clanton 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Slidell Supports Hope of the Generation Uganda
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Recently, our club donated $500 to Hope of the Generation Uganda (HOGU).

Rotary Club of Slidell Supports Hope of the Generation Uganda Tracy Clanton 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter April 2014
The April edition of District 6840's newsletter, The Rotary Jazz, is now available. Click here to view.
District Newsletter April 2014 Tracy Clanton 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z
District Newsletter March 2014
The March edition of District 6840's newsletter, The Rotary Jazz, is now available. Click here to view.
District Newsletter March 2014 Tracy Clanton 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z
Grants & World Service Bulletin - 1st Qtr. 2014

This quarterly publication is designed to better inform Rotarians in District 6840 about world service activities that our clubs are supporting, typically through the use of The Rotary Foundation district and global grants. Check it out!

Grants & World Service Bulletin - 1st Qtr. 2014 Tracy Clanton 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z
Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Mike Dohm 2011-10-25 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Mike Dohm 2011-10-25 00:00:00Z
Mark Your Calendars!
Here you can post little tidbits of information, reminders, or anything else!
Mark Your Calendars! Mike Dohm 2011-10-25 00:00:00Z