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Slidell

Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Pinewood Country Club
405 Country Club Drive
Slidell, LA  70458
United States
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The 21st annual Slidell Heritage Festival will be held on June 30, 2018 in Heritage Park. 
Charities in the Slidell area are invited to apply for funds from the festival. 
Application forms are available at www.slidellheritagefest.org and must be received by Jan. 29. 2018.
 
For more information please contact Dean Bedekar at 985-290-1699.
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.
 
 
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Iida Hanninen
May 18, 2018
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