BHS & LaSAS Students Receive Rotary Scholarship

BHS Student Riley Hernandez awarded $1,000 Rotary Scholarship

LaSAS Student Taley Price Awarded $1,000 Rotary Scholarship

Bunkie High student Riley Hernandez and LaSAS student Taley Price were selected to receive the Bunkie Rotary Scholarship, each in the amount of $1,000.  The Scholarship Project Chairman, Margie Melancon, along with committee members, met with the student advisors at both LaSAS and BHS to identify eligible students and make a selection.  Fortunately, the club was able to award (2) $1,000 scholarships to students, thanks to a matching funds Rotary District Grant secured by Bruce Coulon earlier this year.  Both Riley and Taley will visit the club this summer during one of our weekly meetings, to give us more information on their college and career plans.
How to Make Up a Meeting

  • Attend a Rotary Club meeting for another club. Notify Bunkie Club Secretary of your attendance to get credit
  • Attend an online meeting at: After completing 30 minutes of videos or articles, click “REQUEST A MAKEUP CONFIRMATION” button. Complete the form to log your attendance.
  • Attend a LASAS Interact meeting/activity and make a short presentation to students. Notify Bunkie Club Secretary of your attendance to get credit. Let Bonnie know you are coming. Phone: 318-729-2060 or email [email protected]
    • Dates: Feb. 7th 11am—LaSAS Cafeteria
    • Mar. 6th 11am—LaSAS Cafeteria
    • Apr. 3rd 11am—LaSAS Cafeteria
  • Log into Rotary International and complete atleast 30 minutes of Learning Center courses. Notify Bunkie Club Secretary of your courses completed to get credit
  • Log into and complete (2) Club ezStories.  Notify Bunkie Club Secretary of your completed story to get credit.
  • Present a “Rotary Minute” at a club meeting. Notify President if you plan to present to get credit
  • Work on a Rotary Project or Committee. Report meeting time, project time, etc. Notify Bunkie Club Secretary of your participation to get credit.
  • ***NEW*** Introduce Rotary to someone new! Invite a NEW guest to a meeting with you.

Charlie Riddle Addresses Club as Jan.

Charlie Riddle addressed the club as the Jan. 3rd speaker giving valuable information on a variety of legal topics impacting our area.  Some of the items discussed included the increase in gun related violence in, not only Avoyelles Parish, but across the nation.  He gave detailed statistics on demographics of both criminals and victims being impacted as well as studies that have been conducted to determine the root cause of the increase.  
He also gave updates on the Domestic Abuse Shelter in Mansura, LA, sponsored in conjunction with the AP District Attorney Office and the Friendship House of Lafayette.  He gave details on how funding was secured and the project updates, with plans to open for operation in 2024.


Attendance Teams
Team Blue Team Gold Team White
Christy Bill Joyce
Thelma Ric Bert
Connie Julie Lele
Anne Lynn Renee
Terri Bruce Dan
Margie Charlie Spencer
Linda Lacie Dabne
Mallory Greg Joey
Pat Nita Jonathan

3 Attendance Teams were randomly picked at the last meeting.  Each team is encouraged to get together and choose a Team Captain and come up with a name for their team.  Let Terri know who you choose and your team name. Good luck to all!  Remember, ATTENDANCE IS KEY, but there are ways to make up your attendance.
1. Attend another Rotary club's meeting
2. Create an ezStory in dacDB
3. Attend an e-meeting
4. Visit RI website and complete a learning resource
5. Work on a project.
6. Attend an Interact Meeting
7. Make a "Rotary Minute" presentation to the club.

Only the member can complete their missed attendances.  All makeups must be completed and submitted within the month of the absence.  Make-ups can be banked ahead of time if you know you're going to miss an upcoming meeting.
2023-24 Rotary Membership Satisfaction Survey

Our club leadership and board would like to ask all members to complete a member survey to assure our club is meeting your personal, professional, and service goals.  The survey was emailed to each member, so it can be completed electronically.  If you would rather a paper survey, please see Terri Gremillion or Pat Ryan for a copy.  Please take 5-8 minutes to complete the survey and give your leaders feedback on your club experience!

2023-2024 Officers & Board

Please welcome our 2023-2024 Officers & Board Members:

Pat Ryan, President
Bruce Coulon, Vice President - President Elect
Terri Gremillion, Secretary
Renee Tate, Treasurer
Juanita Brouillette, Rotary Foundation Chairman
Bert Cochran, Board Member
Lele Nash, Board Member
Thelma Prater, Board Member
Ric Rabalais, Board Member
Connie Desselle, iPast President

Bunkie Rotary Approaches 100 Years

Bunkie Rotary Club was chartered February 3, 1925, so the club is quickly approaching its Centennial!  This is a great event which should be celebrated, but will require much planning.  The Board and Club Leadership have agreed to establish a Centennial Celebration Planning Committee.  This committee will be responsible for meeting regularly, working with city officials and businesses, seeking feedback from past and present club members, and promote the events associated with the Centennial celebration.  Any members interested in joining the Centennial Celebration Committee are asked to contact the club secretary. Also, if you have any ideas on how we can commemorate this event, please contact Nita at 318-481-2725. Committee members to date: Nita Brouillette, Chair, Lynn Bordelon, Margie Melancon, Anne Fitzgerald, Dabne Whitmore.