Come join us for the first of many district events!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Angola Rodeo is the longest running prison rodeo in the nation. What began 40 years ago as a “fun” thing led by a handful of rodeo-loving inmates and employees is now a big business. Proceeds from the Angola Prison Rodeo cover rodeo expenses and supplement the Louisiana State Penitentiary Inmate Welfare Fund which provides for inmate educational and recreational supplies.
Currently, District 68 consists of 7 prison clubs. These clubs help to rehabilitate inmates and offer the opportunity to build their confidence and practice soft skills. Unfortunately, a lack of funds and support resulted in the dismantling of the Angola Toastmasters club, Forgotten Voices, a few years ago. However, we are currently working to revive this club and our fellow (and future) Toastmasters will utilize this event to earn the funds necessary to pay for their membership dues.
Please join your District 68 Trio for a day of rodeo fun as we strengthen our connections and support the men who are working to improve their communication and leadership skills through Toastmasters.
It’s no bull, we want to see you at the rodeo!
Lasso a fellow Toastmaster, rope in a family member or friend and score a ticket for just a few bucks!
- Hobby/crafts open at 9:00 AM.
- Lunch with the Trio at noon.
- Rodeo begins at 2:00 PM.
- Wear your favorite Toastmasters shirt or a blue shirt.
We would like to meet all attending Toastmasters at the baked potato booth (hosted by the potential Angola Toastmasters) at 11:30 AM. This will give you the opportunity to meet the potential members and support them if you so desire. We will then locate a place to eat lunch as a group and have an opportunity to network and enjoy the sites together until the rodeo begins at 2:00 PM. We encourage you to buy tickets together so that you can sit as a group.The Trio will be sitting in section 19.
Looking to carpool? Contact Katie!