Gonzales Rotarians presented a donation the Boys Scouts of America at a Feb. 10 meeting at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.

John Goudeau, representing the Cypress Chauve District of the Istrouma Area Council, accepted the check on behalf of the Boy Scouts.

Members of the Rotary Club of Gonzales also heard from Tom Martin, representative of Rotary International based in Evanston, Illinois, who talked about Rotary International’s Permanent Fund, a way to ensure that donations will be beneficial providing for good works perpetually, a news release from the club said.

Dan Rhea, with Massachusetts Financial Services, talked about saving for retirement. Rhea said there are a number of factors that are particularly weighing on the markets at this time: global inflation, the impact of oil prices on the value of the dollar and the overall economy.