Kiwanis members return from district conference

By Natalie Covher

The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches met Thursday, Aug. 11 at the NSU Recreation Complex. The club was excited to announce that they will induct two new members at its annual Awards Banquet Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Events Center.

Dion Boyette decided to do something fun and different at this meeting. He tossed a ball of string into the crowd. As the ball of string was tossed from member to member it wove a web across the room. When a member received the ball they were asked a question about themselves.

“Now that everyone has caught the ball look around,” said Boyette. “We are all connected and that is what Kiwanis is about. The web we have created is unique just like our chapter.”

Many members just returned from a district Kiwanis conference in Shreveport. Lacarsha Babers, Dion Boyette, Nettles Brown and Richard Rose all shared how the conference benefited them.

Boyette encouraged every member of Kiwanis to be at the next meeting and bring guests. He said this is when they plan to unroll a major change for the club.

“This is a change we are going to have to vote on,” said Boyette. “We will talk about it three times and then cast our votes. I encourage everyone to embraces the change.”

Carrie Hough reminded the club about “Burke Bash: A Roast, Toast and Boast” set for Aug. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Prather Coliseum.

Greg “Burkey Lurkey” Burke reminded the club about DigFest Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Point Place Marina. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs for donations.