TRAHAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION MEETING
May 15, 2004
Woodmen of the World Hall
The Trahan Family Association held its regular meeting on May 15,
Maurice at the Woodmen of the World Hall. President Ernest Ray
the meeting to order. The opening prayer was said by Brenda Trahan.
gave self-introductions. There were 43 in attendance.
Minutes of the previous meetings were reviewed and accepted as
Treasurer Loubert Trahan reported the bank balance as $xxxx.xx - the
complete report is attached to these minutes. He expressed regrets
Louisiana was bypassed for the next Congres Mondial
Eddie Richard, President, CAFA, said 15 organizations united on May
10 for a
press conference launching Acadian Heritage Week to be celebrated in
during the third week in September which will promote the history of
Acadians. Extensive efforts are being made to update Louisiana
to include Acadian history to be taught to seventh and eighth
one week in conjunction with this event. Anyone interested may sign
petition at the web site http://www.acadianheritage.org
Brenda Trahan, Curator, Acadian Memorial, said annual membership
the Acadian Memorial Foundation or Friends of Acadian Memorial
15. At this time an annual membership meeting is being planned with
a lot of
activities. Tourism in St. Martinville is having funding cuts and
anyone interested to volunteer their time at the Acadian Memorial at
whatever level of interest. Also St. Martinville was awarded the
All-American Cities Award in the top 30 cities in America. In June
Atlanta they will showcase Louisiana and St. Martinville to the
Asked for items to give away in their booth. Grande Pre and
Park are twined. The Mayor asked that something be done to showcase
Cajuns. Donna Doucet and Brenda are putting on a special day for the
on August 9 in Grande Pre. This will be an excellent time to dance,
play and learn together.
Sandi Sagrera, Vermilion Tours, discussed regulations, clothing,
medications, etc. for upcoming trip to Nova Scotia.
The President advised the members to get answers to all questions at
time. The current exchange rate is $1.397 - use credit cards
possible to received the true current exchange rate. Register for
directly to Old Orchard Inn with money up front.
Earline Conover made a motion that any member who signs up a new
both will receive their meals at half price. Andy Trahan seconded
motion. Motion passed.
Mitch Conover announced that he is currently updating Trahan
ask members to notify him of any changes to their family.
Loubert Trahan urged members to get local Trahans to join our
The next meeting will probably be held next year.
Several door prizes were drawn for. Show of appreciation was given
cooks and Loubert Trahan and everyone bringing desserts.
Rosie Trahan led in Grace Before Meals.
Rosie Trahan, Secretary
Ernest Ray Trahan, President