TRAHAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION MEETING
April 26, 2008
Woodmen of the World Hall, Maurice, Louisiana
Trahan Family Association met in regular session on April
26, 2008 in Maurice at the Woodmen of the World Hall. The Broussard
and Trahan Family Associations met co-jointly. Trahan Family
Vice-President Carlin Trahan lead in opening prayer.
Following several presentations, the Trahan Family Association
meeting was held.
President Loubert Trahan presided over the
Trahan Family Association. He introduced all officers of the Trahan
President Loubert dispensed with the reading of minutes. Treasurer
Gloria Viator reported a balance of $7441. He gave an update on
Congres Mondial 2009. He stated that their government allocated
$3,274,000 for this event and Atlantic Lotto (Casino) granted them
$200,000. The Leger/Trahan Family Reunion will receive a $1000
grant out of the government’s portion.
Why did the deportation occur?
Loubert explained that a letter which serviced reveals that in fact
they did take allegiance with England - in 1730 Alexandre Trahan
signed allegiance and in 1727
did sign. So, contrary to what has been told, the deportation was
executed primarily because New England farmers wanted their land.
The president explained, out of his
very interesting personal experience, the process of DNA genealogy
program. He offered the contact information for any one interested.
A point of interest - all presidents of
Trahan Family Association, past and present, were present for this
meeting: Charles Trahan (first president); Ernest Ray Trahan
(second) and Loubert Trahan (current president).
The meeting adjourned and members enjoyed
a good meal and delicious desserts.
Rosie Trahan, Secretary