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UNITED STATES ATTORNEY STEPHANIE FINLEY SPEAKS TO ABBBEVILE ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2014

ABBEVILLE, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley was the guest speaker today at Abbeville Rotary Club’s weekly meeting held at the Abbeville Country Club where she spoke to members about the role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“I share the values of community involvement and education with the Abbeville Rotary Club,” Finley said.  “It is always a priority to  speak and share information about what we do at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  I appreciate that the Abbeville Rotary Club invited me to come and spend this time with them and commend them for being strong leaders in the community.”

The 1.2 million-member Rotary International organization started with the vision of Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February 23, 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

The Abbeville Rotary Club is composed of community members of diverse backgrounds who contribute to the community by providing donations, labor and other resources to local organizations and projects.  Club members meet once a week at the Abbeville Country Club to share knowledge, socialize, plan events, and learn more about their community.  The current club officers are President, Dr. Lance Savoie, a local dentist; Secretary Pamela Trahan, a tax preparer; and Treasurer Mason Romero, a pharmacist. To learn more about the Abbeville Rotary Club, please visit www.rcabbeville.org.

Finley is the first female U.S. Attorney to serve in Louisiana.  She was selected by President Barack Obama in January of 2010, after being recommended by U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.  Finley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 28, 2010, and sworn into office on June 2, 2010 to serve the Western District of Louisiana as the chief law enforcement officer for 42 of the state’s 64 parishes.  In addition to her duties as the U.S. Attorney, Finley is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and currently serves as Vice Chair of Attorney General Eric Holder’s Advisory Committee’s Office of Management and Budget Committee.

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