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Pinewood Country Club
405 Country Club Drive
Slidell, LA  70458
United States
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The Rotary Club of Slidell's Holiday Evergreen Fundraiser is now underway. Click here to view the catalog.
The catalog is divided into two sections. Items with the GREEN border are delivered to our club for you to pick up. Items with the RED border will be mailed directly to an individual and include shipping charges. Be sure to provide Vicky with the appropriate information located on page 7 if you select any RED border items.
This fundraiser supports our scholarship program. All orders must be submitted to Vicky Magas no later than 10/20/17. Rotary will receive local orders between November 28 and December 1. We will contact you when your items are ready for pickup. Direct Delivery items will be delivered the first week after Thanksgiving.
Submit your order request to Vicky via email or by phone: 985-646-1006.
Mark your calendars for the Lucky Ducky Duck Race April 29 at 4 p.m. at Heritage Park! Tickets are $5 each. 
Rotarian Matt Meyers was on a quest to protect St. Tammany children at school from drug overdoses when he applied for a grant with the maker of Narcan, Adapt Pharma.
Narcan is a nasal spray used for the emergency treatment of opioid overdose. While there have been no opioid overdoses in parish schools, Meyers wants them to be prepared before it can happen.
“We no longer live in a world where experimentation under the bleachers might result in being grounded and would get you in a bit of trouble,” said Meyers. “The drugs our children have the potential for contact with are so potent that a dose the size of a sesame seed is enough to kill one child if not more.”
Experimental drug use is not the only concern for youth. Accidental exposure to prescription medications such as pill or pain patches can cause an overdose, as well.
Thirteen schools will have Narcan available, and it will be administered by school resource officers. The project was coordinated with a variety of first-responder agencies, including the police department, the fire department, the sheriff’s and coroner’s office.  The coroner’s office will provide training for law enforcement officers, and first responders will administer the Narcan.
“I’ve received support from Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville and Slidell police chiefs,” said Meyers. “Covington Mayor Cooper and Police Chief Lentz gave me tremendous support and have been truly proactive in terms of opiate overdose death prevention.”
Meyers intends to take the project national through other Rotary organizations. He’s already worked with a Rotarian in Maine who is implementing the program throughout the state.
Rotarians held a job fair at the Boys & Girls Club in Slidell March 23 as part of the 100 Days of Service.
Members spoke to small groups of after-school children about their jobs and potential career opportunities. The goal was to create interest in a variety of jobs that children and expand their possibilities.
Some of the jobs featured were real estate, banking, journalism, law, meteorology, counseling, insurance sales and marketing. Rotarian Danny Blackburn organized the event, which included about 10 Rotary Club of Slidell participants.
Rotarians held a job fair at the Boys & Girls Club in Sidell March 23 as part of the 100 Days of Service.
Rotary District 6840, which includes Slidell Rotary clubs is committed to 100 Days of Service from January 1 to April 10, 2017. The goal is to have a significant impact on the lives of the people in our district by involving our members in more than 2,500 hours of service, raising a minimum of $65,000 for charity.
Members spoke to small groups of after-school children about their jobs and potential career opportunities. The goal was to create interest in a variety of jobs that children and expand their possibilities.
Some of the jobs featured were real estate, banking, journalism, meteorology, counseling, insurance sales and marketing.
Rainbow Child Care Center is a non-profit, United Way Partner agency that offers care for children ages one through five. It was started in 1983 as an outreach mission of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church. It moved to 121 Kingspoint Boulevard in 1990.
When the center was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, local Rotarians and Rotary International funding helped to rebuild the facility.
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Past Speakers
Kim Bergeron
Jul 14, 2017
St. Tammany Art Association
Club Assembly
Jun 30, 2017
Last meeting for 2016 President and board
October 2017