The Rotary Club of Ville Platte today (Tuesday) heard from Dottie Clark, a pre- need specialist with Ardoin’s Funeral Home. Clark said it was important for people to make arrangements now and to share with the specialist, information about their personal life. Clark said a funeral should be a celebration of that person’s life by including personal items and photos that meant a lot to that person. She reported that the average funeral cost is $15,000 so it is very important to plan and prepare for final expenses. She also gave important advice dealing with Medicaid and your property. Clark was the special guest of Rotarian Richard LeJeune.
Also, the Rotary Club inducted its newest members into the club. Incoming Club President Wayne Vidrine welcomed the following new members: Jackie Riche’, Darwan Lazard, Annie Fruge and Renee Tate along with their sponsors.
In other club news:
--Leonard Glen Fontenot announced two members have agreed to make a donation to the Rotary International. Their donation will be matched by the club making the members, Nicole Wenger and Darwan Lazard, eligible to become Paul Harris Fellows. They will both be recognized at the club’s installation banquet June 20 at 6;00pm at La Veille Banque location. Rotary District Officer Linwood Broussard will be be installing the new club officers at that time.