Next Meeting September 21, 2017

Martha D. Collins
District Governor 
Rotary District 6200
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of Lafayette will be on September 21, 2017 @ 12:00pm at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. Our speaker will be Rotary District 6200 Governor Martha Collins.
Martha has been married to Mike Collins  for 44 years. They are both intensely involved with Rotary. Mike was DG for 6200 in 2008-2009. They are both lifelong Bayou Lafourche residents. They have three wonderful children, 7 beautiful granddaughters, and 1 grandson who is their little angel. Their greatest joy is spending time with our children and granddaughters. As both former educators, Mike and Martha have done much to improve literacy rates in south Louisiana. In the past seven years, they have distributed over $70 million dollars of new educational materials in south Louisiana and additional materials to Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and Africa. Together, Mike and Martha have been to many PETS, GETS, Zone Conferences, International Conventions and meetings. During this time, Martha has served as a member or chair of many club, district, zone, and international committees. She was acknowledged for her service to our district when she received the Governor’s Cup (2010) as well as becoming a recipient of Rotary’s highest award, the Rotary International Service Above Self Award in 2011 (one year after Mike received the award). Mike and she are both third level Bequest members, Paul Harris Society Members, and are nearly at their second level of Major Donor. She is a firm believer in our Foundation and feels that we need to make more people aware of how it works and how we can use it to serve people in our area as well as globally. Martha and Mike live up to the President's theme - Rotary: Making a Difference.