Rotary Club of Abbeville, LA

Where Abbeville's finest professionals
and business leaders meet



Rotary Opens Opportunities

From Our  President
 Chris Duhon

Thank you to our fellow Rotarians and all visiting guest for your interest and involvement in the Rotary Club of Abbeville. Over the years we continue to see the positive impact this club has made while working alongside others within our city of Abbeville and other communities across our parish of Vermilion. Let us please be reminded of our Rotary Vision Statement…… “TOGETHER we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe in our communities and in ourselves”. As we stand on the cusp of eliminating polio across the world, we find ourselves poised for our next challenge. The time is right to move toward realizing a new vision that brings more people together, increases our impact and create lasting change around the world.

As we begin our 2020-2021 Rotary year I am blessed and humbled to be small part of such a successful organization and club as Rotary Club of Abbeville- President. We, together,  look forward to carrying on our traditions which have been founded and supported by our local professional leaders here in Abbeville which all began in 1936. That’s right our club will be celebrating its 84th birthday this year!

Where ever you may be in this world, there is one thing all Rotarians have in common regardless of where that may be, and that is the response you will hear the most when you ask that Rotarian, What is rotary all about?  You will hear these three simple, yet powerful words… “Service Above Self”. With each of us following our "Service Above Self"  motto, this provides to our community and thousands across the globe which are in need, which then in return gives and provides right back to each of the 1.2 million Rotarians in our Rotary International organization.   

Our rotary theme this year is “Rotary Opens Opportunities”. Opportunities for our Rotarians and the people which we are privileged to serve and impact in a positive way.  This upcoming year we will continue to focus on our valued members and what opportunities rotary can provide for them,  and at the same time we must continue to ask ourselves what opportunities we can assist with providing to our community needs.

We have entered into a new rotary era and we will be challenged with obstacles as we are currently witnessing in our world today. We will always address those issues head on I assure you and we will overcome those barriers with safety as the first priority for all involved and continuing to improve, grow and expand our club and each member within it!

Yours in Rotary,

Chris Duhon, President
2020-2021