Rotary Club donates birdhouses to nursing home, gets a visit from ACTC President, hosts LCHS Seniors Banquet, Lindsey Case is President Elect, Jill York joins
Louisa KY — The Louisa Rotary Club has been vey busy lately, with more activities coming up soon.
Earlier this month, ACTC President, Dr. Kaye Adkins and colleagues visited Rotary and spoke to the group about the school’s campaign to raise funds for renovations of aging building on their man campus. “There hasn’t been any changes to the building in 45 years” Adkins said. It is the main building, four stories, and 80% of the students go through the building, she explained.
There are 16 community colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Many Lawrence Countians attend Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC), although some attend the Big Sandy Campus in Prestonsburg.
Adkins said the renovation project will be in four phases, and every dollar raised, the state will match. “That’s why we are reaching out to the communities that ACTC serves.” The school celebrated their 75th anniversary last year and Adkins said she hopes this fundraising project will help sustain the building for another 75 years.
Last week, the Rotary Club hosted the annual LCHS Senior Honors Banquet for the 2015 graduation senior honor students of Lawrence County High School. It gives the students an opportunity to hear from former students and leaders who are involved in community service.
In other Rotary news;
- The new President Elect of the club was announced for next year, which will be Lindsey Case. Lindsey is an Accounting Teacher at LCHS and also oversees the Junior Rotary Club.
- Construction has begun on the gazebo which the Louisa Rotary Club sponsored at the new putt-putt golf course at Lawrence County Park.
- Joyce Burton said plans are underway for the annual radio auction fundraiser in August, and Bill England reminded everyone about the upcoming Rotary Golf Scramble at Eagle Ridge Golf Course on Saturday, May 16. Registration begins at 8:30 am, tournament starts at 9:30 am.
- The LCHS Academic Team also visited Rotary recently, and on Tuesday, April 28, members took 20 birdhouses to the Jordan Geriatric Center and placed in front of windows for the residents to enjoy. Director, David McKenzie said, “We really appreciate this, the residents will love it.”
- President, Greg Kiser, reminded everyone about the $50 pledge, and announced that the club has received two more members; State Representative, Jill York, and Lycom President, Steve Lycans.
- Upcoming speakers include Susan Hunt with Community Hospice, Carlie Hillman, Director of the LC Public Library, and Master Gardener, Cathi Kise of Blaire. There will be a Rotary board meeting May 6, at Three Rivers Medical Center.