VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB MEETING
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) at noon heard from Brad Farmer, executive director of the Acadiana Area Human Services District based in Lafayette. The organization is a public entity that provides medical services in behavioral health and for the developmentally disabled in the seven parish area. It is over seen by a board that includes two local members : Rob Eastin and John Pitre. There is a local Ville Platte office at 312 Court Street with local Clinic Manager Nancy Bourque. Last year, the district provided services to over 20,000 people.
The Rotary Club also asked to get more information on the status of the Coreil Campus of the Louisiana Technical College in Ville Platte. Last week, the chamber of commerce asked its members to write letters to the local legislative delegation and governor to make sure the school remained fully staffed.
Rotarian Larry Lachney asked city and parish leaders to consider the economic impact on businesses when they call a dusk to dawn curfew. Lachney said several businesses were hurt financially when the curfew went into effect over several days.