New Ville Platte Rotary Club President Richard LeJeune conducted his first meeting of the organization today (Tuesday) at the Family Life Center. The new slate of officers include: Le Jeune as Club President, President Elect-Nicole Wenger, Vice President Peter Strawitz, Past President-Wayne Vidrine, Secretary- Susan Saunders, Treasurer- Vic Slaven, Sgt.at Arms-Dr. Jerry Veillon , Song Master-Dr. Joey Soileau .
LeJeune said he wants the rotary club to get more involved in the community by introducing two new projects-Prepare Christmas baskets for ten needy families and to have club members bring two unwrapped toys to give to needy children of our area around the holidays.
The new club president urged members to consider becoming a Paul Harris Fellow by donating to Rotary International.
He also said popular community projects such as the Choices program in schools and scholarships to LSUE and Camp RYLLA will continue.
The club welcomed its two newest members: Renee Brown, director of the Evangeline Chamber of Commerce and Margie Mealer, new librarian for the Evangeline Parish Library.