About Lou

A long time resident of Broward County moving from Rhode Island in 1956. Lou has served various communities thru the Optimist Club, the Community Relations Council of the Coral Springs Medical Center and the Knights of Columbus.

With the Optimist organization he served the youth of Broward by working in sport programs, oratorical contests, raising funds for the March of Dimes, S.O.S. Children's Village and many other endeavors. Lou moved thru the ranks serving in many capacities and offices within the Optimist organization and served as Florida District Governor for Optimist International in 1977-78, at that time included 160 clubs with over 6000 members.

With the Community Relations Council of the Coral Springs Medical Center he took the lead in raising funds for much needed toys and entertainment equipment for the Pediatric Department at the Medical Center. He is instrumental in the Knights of Columbus providing the food and preparing it for the annual reunion picnic for Camp KoralKids (kids with diabetes) and their families. He is now working with the Knights to put on community events to raise funds for children with diabetes whose families do not have the funds to send them to Camp KoralKids. The goal is to make sure all children with diabetes have the opportunity to attend this very important camp. Lou has been working with the Medical Center to supply a wheelchair to any patient that cannot find the funds for one when they leave the hospital, that program is well underway.

With the Knights of Columbus he has taken the lead in many projects in Coral Springs such as those mentioned with the Medical Center and with the annual Golf Tournament which donates funds to Camp KoralKids and the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Foundation. Lou has served in all capacities at the Council level including Grand Knight. He writes the Council Newsletter, arranges for the Council Social nights and works on all fundraisers with his Brothers Knights. On the District level he served as District Warden for one year, District Deputy for four years and State Wheelchair Program Chairman for the last two years. Lou is a member of Assembly 1534 and served in all chairs and as Faithful Navigator, and is a long time member of the Color Corp. As District Deputy he took the lead in sponsoring a new Council at St Henry's Church in Pompano. Lou has worked with local restaurants on a program to raise funds for wheelchairs. Lou enjoys giving back to the community especially with the Knights of Columbus.

Lou was appointed to serve on the Coral Springs 50th Anniversary Committee. He also serves on the Customer Involved Government Committee. Over the years Lou has been appointed to various short term Committees.

Lou is currently the founder and chairman of the effort to bring the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall to Coral Springs which will happen on October 22–26, 2015.

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