VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB MEETING
OCTOBER 21, 2014
The Ville Platte Rotary Club today(Tuesday) heard State Representative Bernard LeBas and Judge John Saunders discuss the constitutional amendments that will be on the election day ballot.
LeBas went through all 14 amendments and explained in some detail the pros and cons for each amendment. He suggested people acquaint themselves with the amendments and sample ballot to prepare to go vote.
Judge John Saunders of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals urged members of the Rotary Club to consider voting in favor of Amendment 5. A yes vote for Amendment #5 would eliminate the mandatory age of 70 for judges. Judge Saunders said the time has come for voters to seriously look at changing the age law for judges. Saunders has been serving on the court of appeals for the past 21 years and served several terms in the state legislature.
In other news, Evangeline Parish Superintendent of Schools Toni Hamlin reported that the school and student performance scores were released this morning. It showed a marked improvement in scores. She announced that 8 out of 12 schools in Evangeline Parish Public Schools scored A or B. The School district score improved to a grade of B.
Rotary Club President David Mayeaux announced that the Mamou Rotary Club will be folding at the first of the year and those Mamou members will be transferred to the Ville Platte club.
Also the Rotary Club Board approved the purchase and installation of new rotary signs at various areas throughout Ville Platte.
The Sacred Heart Interact Club will be preparing donation baskets to help fight polio to be displayed in rotary business locations throughout Ville Platte.