March 13, 2015
By Catrina Vargo
Louisa, KY — The Louisa Rotary Club met Thursday, March 11, at the First Baptist Church in Louisa, KY. The invocation was given by Tommy Taylor, and after the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way Test were said, President, Greg Kiser, opened the meeting.
Announcements began with County Court Clerk, Chris Jobe and his wife Teresa, who will be celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 14.
Other announcements included the SMARTS business training class sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development which begins Thursday March 12 at the Lawrence Co. Extension Office.
The annual dog walk, which is a fundraiser for the Lawrence County Humane Society/Animal Shelter will be held May 9 in the city park.
Entertainers who would like to donate a performance after the walk are needed. Anyone interested in participating or helping in any way, may contact Catrina Vargo at 606-624-5569.
The annual Rotary Golf Scramble is scheduled for May 16, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course. More information will be available soon. Kiser announced that Cheryl Springs has been nominated for District Rotary Governor for 2016-17.
Scheduled speakers were Teacher, Lindsey Case and the LMS Interact group, but in light of missing so much school, the decision was made to postpone their presentation.
In place of the scheduled presenters, Lawrence County Extension Office representatives talked to the Rotary Club about their current projects and upcoming events.
Stephanie Derefield explained that extension office provides “researched based information from the college of food and environment.” “It is no longer considered just agriculture” she said, and explained how the extension office reaches out to communities through a variety of programs such as 4-H, farming assistance, nutrition, and much more.
Extension Agent, Laura Opell-Maggard, said “We are here to help any way we can.”
She mentioned the grafting class that will be held March 13.
Other programs and classes coming up include: Master Loggers, March 17 from 1-4pm, East KY Reproductive Management Kickoff Meeting at 6pm, Bull Soundness Exams, March 21 at East Fork Farms, HBCA Meeting in Floyd Co., March 31.
There will be a 4-H Fundraiser on Friday, March 13; an ‘Italian Feast,’ dinners are $8 each, dine in or carry-out.
Farm Home and Field Day will be June 26, and the Lawrence County Fair will be held, starting the last week in July.
If you would like to be put on the mailing list for the Part-Time Farmer newsletter, or for more information on any county extension events and programs, call 606-673-9495.
Rotary President, Greg Kiser, announced that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and encouraged everyone go get a colonoscopy. The meeting was then adjourned, and members who were available, traveled to the Louisa Food Bank where they assisted with donations of food.
The next Rotary Club meeting will be held Thursday, March 19.