Michael Laidler, John Maxwell Leadership Coach, spoke to the Leesville Rotary Club last week on the importance of communication.

Laidler used a discussion game to help the Leesville Rotary Club members better understand how open communication helps to develop leadership within the club members.

Laidler is a best selling author, as well as a corporate trainer and leadership coach for the well-renowned John Maxwell Leadership Team.

Growing up without a father, Laidler "took the best of life's lessons and uses those to become an effective leader and to teach others to do the same."

Laidler says he is in a position to do this, not only in his leadership coach opportunities but also in his daily supervisory work as a Federal lieutenant at a Pollock Correctional Facility.

"If I am not helping others out and allowing them to add value, what am I doing in this life?" Laidler said.

More information about Michael Laidler and his life's work can be found at www.michaelalaidler.com

Michelle Kennedy was honored for her recent multiple contributions to the Rotary International Foundation. She received a Paul Harris Ruby Fellowship pin as well as a Club 125 pin.

Her donation will go to benefit Rotary Local, District and International projects, to include the Rotary Polio Plus Fund.

Leesville Rotary Club meets every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. For more information regarding the service club, you can go to www.LeesvilleRotaryClub.org.