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MARCH 27: all Covington Rotarians and families and friends are invited to join us at the New Orleans PELICANS vs the Sacramento KINGS game. 7pm. Tickets will be available on-line directly from the Pelicans as part of the ROTARY NIGHT. We hope to be joined by Rotarians and families and friends from New Orleans Riverbend, Mandeville,Carrollton, New Orleans, Metairie, Metairie Sunrise, and St. Charles Parish. All of our Youth Exchange students will be there, too!
MARCH 28: ROTARY DAY @ Pontchartrain Vineyards! 5pm - till...??? We have 1/2 price tickets available at each club meeting or you can buy a ticket for $10 at the gate. We want to gather as many people as we can under the banner of ROTARY for the evening. Rotarians should wear some Rotary gear. BYO picnic items and chairs, etc. (no outside alcohol or pets). MUSICAL GUESTS, The Tin Men -- should be LOTS of fun! http://www.tinmenmusic.com/video.php
MARCH 29: Bike & Brewery Tour along the Tammany Trace. Meet at the Covington Trailhead at 10am. Start with a tour of Covington Bewhouse; then Abita Brewery/lunch at the Brew Pub, then on to Chafunkta in Mandeville. Bring your own bike or rent from Pat's Bike Shop in Covington. No cost.
MARCH 30: Vocational Day -- we will match the members of the GSE team with local companies and ask Rotarians to assist with some transportation and lunch. Our guests are: and events planner, a construction manager, a tax lawyer, a science teacher, and a business consultant. Host families are asked to provide a home-cooked dinner for their guests that night.
MARCH 31: Special Club Meeting: GSE Team will present. After the meeting, we will deliver the team to the West Bank and NO Riverbend clubs.
Looking for an amazing international experience without leaving your home?!?
The Group Study Exchange Team from Australia will be visiting our club from March 28-March 31.
They will present at our special 5th Tuesday meeting on March 31 at The Seiler Bar.
We need: 3 club members to host one team member each for 3 nights (Brian and Elizabeth have already staked a claim); assistance with transportation either to their next hosts or from their previous hosts; assistance with vocational pairings on Monday, March 30.
The idea is to show these young professionals as much as we can about local culture, cuisine, and daily life in three days including finding a local professional to spend the day with them so they learn how their peers in this region address their profession and its challenges. We will also make lifelong friends and see them again at Rotary Rivage April 10-12.
We need: a full team of Rotary members and their CHILDREN of all ages to come to Global Wildlife Center and pack one of the wagons as a special family outing on Sunday, March 30.
We need: someone to arrange a canoe or kayaking excursion with fishing earlier that morning. We need: you to share your contacts in these fields and help set up a vocational day: Events Manager (Jacqueline D.); Building Estimator (Tom M.); Corporate Tax Lawyer (Joni P); Science Teacher (Latasha S.). The team leader is Rotarian Peter F. from the Rotary Club of Balwyn Inc.
We will have more information on the team members soon. Contact International Service Chair Kirk Michel to say you're willing and we'll find a fun task for you.
You can follow the team on their blog
and our own outgoing team on facebook: -
First meeting of the year will be at the Southern Hotel!
January 6th marks the beginning of Mardi Gras. What better way than to celebrate the Twelfth Night of Christmas and our Feeding the Needy efforts than at the original meeting location of the Covington Rotary Club? In 1927, our club met for the first time at the original Southern Hotel. 88 years later, we're doing it again.
Arrive at 11:45 for a pre-meeting guided tour of the hotel. We will begin our first meeting of the year at noon and hear from the Krewe of Olympia, who have been planning a spectacular 50th anniversary parade.
Potential new members can join us for free...all other guests and visiting Rotarians will pay a $20 lunch cost (a bargain for such great food and fellowship!). At the end of the meal we'll share the first king cake of the season. Hope to see you to get 2015 off to a great start.