United Way groups create disaster fund

lafayette — Regional United Way organizations have joined together to create a disaster fund to help residents with long-term recovery efforts in Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes following the recent floods.

The Greater Acadiana United Way Disaster Fund was created by the United Way of Acadiana and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way.

Financial donations to the fund can be made several ways:

  • Online at www.UnitedWayofAcadiana.org.
  • Calling or delivering to your local United Way.
  • St. Landry/Evangeline United Way, 311 W. Vine Street, Opelousas, (337) 942-7815.
  • United Way of Acadiana, 215 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, (337) 706-1229.
  • By mail to P.O. Box 52033, Lafayette, LA 70505.

Check donations should be payable to the Greater Acadiana United Way Disaster Fund with specific parish designations indicated in the MEMO field.

Notary public prep course offered

LAFAYETTE — A preparation course for the state’s notary public exam will begin Jan. 22 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The basic notary test preparation course will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. on Tuesdays through the first week of May and will be taught by Fred Davis, a lawyer and visiting instructor of legal studies.

The course is being offered through UL Lafayette’s department of marketing and hospitality.

Participants don’t have to be pursuing a degree to sign up for the class.

The next testing date for the notary exam is June 1. For information about registration and cost, call (37) 482-6729 or contact: fdavis@rhhnet.com.

ULL plans course on speaking Japanese

LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Continuing Education department will offer a beginner course on learning Japanese on Wednesdays from Jan. 30 to March 20.

No prior experience speaking Japanese is required to sign up for the course, which covers introductions and casual conversations.

The class will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the cost is $74. For more information or to register, call (337) 482-6386 or visit: www.ce.louisiana.edu.

Compiled by the Acadiana bureau