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Ville Platte Rotary Club Meeting

May 16, 2017


     The Ville Platte Rotary Club, today (Tuesday) heard from Rotarian Kip Manuel share his experiences on his hunting trips to Quebec, Canada hunting black bears. Kip and his two hunting companions, from Texas and Virginia have gone on several bear hunting trips to northern Quebec. Since guns are not allowed in Canada, Manuel said he hunts bear with bow and arrow sitting in a stand.

    He said the mosquitoes are as bad in Canada as they are in South Louisiana so he and his friends depend upon thermacel repellants.

    Manuel said his knowledge of the French language here in Ville Platte has helped him converse with local residents.

    He is planning to leave again in early June for another trip to Quebec.

    Club President Peter Strawitz announced that Allstate Insurance through local agent Charlene Briley will donate a $1000 scholarship to the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He reported that part of the funds will be used to purchase a new Public Address system for the club.

   Club members will be cooking a meal for some 100 young people from Rotary District 6200 who will be attending RYLLA Camp at the Mountain Bayou Scout Camp near St. Landry.

   It was announced that the annual installation banquet for the club will be held June 20 with incoming president Wayne Vidrine, President Elect Richard LeJeune, Vice President Nicole Wenger and Treasurers Annette Johnson and Vic Slaven. The club has not yet selected a new secretary to replace Janice Helmer who is retiring after serving for many years.

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