The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish kicked off 2022 with a new plan on how to partner with district schools and guest speakers who spoke to members about important local matters.
Rotary Public Relations Chair Kelsey Pollock said because the 2021-2022 school year was another year affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the club had to once again suspend the mentorship program they had established with local public schools.
“The uniform collection is a new grant project we began in July 2021,” she said. “Our club wanted to continue our partnership helping SCPPS students in need, and we have collected over 200 new uniform items – shorts, pants, shirts, socks, and undergarments. Some were distributed to schools directly and the rest were given to the school board. The response has been positive and appreciative even more so in the aftermath of Ida when students need them more than ever.”
The club meets weekly at the Cypress Lake Country Club in Destrehan, and in January they welcomed Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Congressman Garret Graves as guest speakers.
Pollock said Graves discussed Hurricane Ida relief efforts, infrastructure, flood insurance rates, flood protection and other issues impacting St. Charles Parish, while Nungesser spoke on travel programs his office has launched to help tourism rebound from the effects of the pandemic.