Around Town: Lagniappe and Rotary News

Juanita C. Pearley
AARP members and Ms. Melanie Victorian, with the RRAAM.

AARP and RRAAM Sweet Treat

The residents at Chateau D’ville received a sweet treat of ice cream and cake from the Donaldsonville AARP members and the River Road African American Museum. Giving back and making a smile was the goal of the event and it was such a success. Special thanks to them for doing such a good deed.

Rotary News:

Making A Grand Show

Just pleasing the crowd was the way to describe Rotarians Matt Leblanc, Juanita C. Pearley and Jeffery Henry’s cooking sensation as they prepared char broiled oysters at the recent Rotary Convention in Houma, Louisiana. The three represented the Donaldsonville club at the Food Fest event. This was Donaldsonville’s first time to show and place in the top best foods served. Credit also goes to the Praline Queen, Rotarian Robyn Penn Delaney for her delicious pralines that are requested every year. A special thanks to Heidi Pearley for all her help and assistance in preparing the bread with our secret sauce. There was a line waiting the entire time the grill was smoking. Making a third and fourth trip for more as the tasty hot and spicy delight just kept on coming hot and ready. It will be hard to top this dish next year, but we will try.

Share Your Life

On April 19 th the Rotary Club’s guest speaker was Lori Steele. Ms. Steele is a representative with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Association (LOPA). This is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. The core purpose is making life happen. The importance of sharing the gift of life made her presentation very interesting. Getting one person to donate can save many others. Let your departure be life that will rise on in others. Donate Today.

And Justice for All

The scale of justice balance for all no matter your age, color or creed. District Attorney Ricky Babin was the guest speaker at last week’s rotary meeting. Babin informed members of the laws and how they work. It is by a jury of one’s peers that we are judged for the crimes committed. Everyone must know that it is a process to determine if someone is guilty. Mr. Babin invited everyone to come by his office if every they have any questions or concerns.