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Welcome to Rotary District 6200


Service Above Self across Louisiana

Our District 6200 covers the region of South Louisiana with service above self. Come join one of the many clubs in our district and learn what we think, say and do as Rotarians.

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About District 6200

At the time that the Rotary Club of Lake Charles was chartered in 1916, the new club was placed in Rotary District 12. The district governor was W. H. Richardson of Austin, Texas.

When the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge came into existence in 1918, the two clubs (Lake Charles and Baton Rouge) were in Rotary District 20. The district governor was Samuel Mason of Shreveport, Louisiana.

The following year the young south Louisiana clubs were incorporated into District 14 until 1922, at which time they became part of District 17. In 1937 they were
included in District 139.

Joel L. Fletcher of Lafayette was the last governor of District 139 in 1948. The following year the clubs became part of District 202 until 1957 when the clubs were included in District 619. In 1958 the territory became District 620. In 1991 the district number was revised to its current designation, District 6200.

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The boundary description of District 6200 in Louisiana is as follows: That portion south of the northern boundaries of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, St. Landry, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, and west of the western boundaries of the parishes of St. Helena, the Tickfaw River in Livingston, St. John The Baptist, St. Charles and Jefferson, but not including Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish. Inclusive parishes are: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, Evangeline, Grand Isle in Jefferson, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston west of the Tickfaw River, Pointe Coupee, Si. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

District 6200 Governor

Yvonne is a graduate of Opelousas Catholic, U of L at Lafayette, BS; McNeese State University, Masters. Yvonne is a retiree with 37 ½ years of service in education at Port Barre High and as a St. Landry Parish School Board administrator.

She is a community volunteer serving in the Opelousas Sunrise Rotary Club, member of the Paul Harris Society, St. Landry Interact Sponsor, District 6200 Interact Sponsor, Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 119 St. Landry member and District Deputy, St. Landry Catholic Church Altar Society member, St. Landry Cemetery Tours coordinator 2003 – present, Church Lector for 37 years, Eucharistic minister at Opelousas General Health Systems, Our Lady of the Oaks Foundation Board Member, Emmaus Program Retreatant Training and St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Honorary Member and Youth Leadership Council Sponsor, Opelousas Parks & Recreation Commission Member, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission Member, Central St. Landry Economic Development District Member, Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board Member and LA 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee, St. Landry Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Chair, Louisiana Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Board Member and South Louisiana Community College Foundation Board Member.

Yvonne married fellow Rotarian, Keith Normand 36 years ago and are the parents of Anna Evangeline, Jared Paul & Brittany, and Kevin & Dana along with grandparent to 6 grandchildren. Three distinctions: Yvonne & Keith were married by her father and they have been to all 50 states and enjoy RVing. Yvonne is a 2nd generation Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee member. Yvonne is passionate about the call to service with an emphasis on creating a signature of PEACE on Earth.

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Yvonne Lognion Normand

Rotary Areas of Focus

The needs spanning Rotary’s six areas of focus are vast, ranging from lack of access to clean water to the need for immunization that prevent deadly diseases.

Learn more in the Rotary’s Areas of Focus publication

Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

Promoting Peace

Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.

Fighting Disease

Disease does not prevent itself. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases.

Providing Clean Water

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

Supporting Education

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages.

Saving Mothers & Children

We makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Growing Local Economies

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. We are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

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$1.8B Raised

End Polio Now | Rotary District 6200

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

We’ve helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

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People of Action

People of Action – Rotary Club of Welsh

The Rotary Brand Center now has “Create Your Own” templates for club specific “People of Action” print ads and Facebook Posts. You can choose from several headlines and upload your club’s photo of Rotarians in action. Find these new templates under the “Materials” and “Create Your Own” menu links at the Brand Center. These new tools add to the previously available templates for club logos, club brochure and youth program promo cards. RI’s marketing team promises more “People of Action” templates are coming soon, including for Facebook Page covers.


People of Action – Cozumel Service Project

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