The Kiwanis Club of Houma dedicated a new, automatic External Defibrillator (AED) in honor of long-time member and Circuit Court Clerk Mr. Bobby Boudreaux.
The dedication took place last month at the Houma courthouse, which bears Boudreaux’s name.
Boudreaux was a member of Kiwanis from 1977 until his passing in 2018. The club wanted to do something special to honor his memory and they opted to purchase the AED, which is used in cardiac emergencies to monitor heart rhythms and shocking as a defibrillator, if necessary.
“It seemed a very appropriate memorial considering Bobby had such a big heart,” Club President Lacey Ourso said. “Bobby served our community for so long and in a small way, this device can honor and continue that legacy.”
At the presentation, Kiwanis club members spoke in honor of Boudreaux and a wall plaque next to the AED was unveiled.
Boudreaux was beloved for his wit and ability to make people smile. He’s known for his Boudreaux and Thibodaux jokes and the plaque will reflect his humor by warning people to not use the device “Bayou Self”.
The Kiwanis Club of Houma’s primary mission is to improve communities with a special focus on the needs of children. Kiwanis Key Clubs in local high schools and the TARC Aktion Club encourage community service and civic responsibility. •