TRAHAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION MEETING
Woodmen of the World Hall
Trahan Family Association met in regular session
on November 14, 2009 in Maurice at the Woodmen of the World Hall in
conjunction with Broussard Family Association. Don Lewis (Broussard
Family) presented the invocation/meal blessing and Kim Broussard led
in Pledge of Allegiance in English and Charles Trahan led in French.
Corwin Broussard presented several awards to:
Carlin Trahan for dedication in setting up facilities (building and
meal) for our meeting; Faye Dugas Trahan for registration, table
setup/decorations and serving up lunch.
Following several presentations, Loubert Trahan,
President, Trahan Family Association, said that he has set up on his
computer for viewing a slide show of the recent Congre=
Mondial in New Brunswick. Treasurer Gloria Viator reported a balance
of $7931. Loubert said membership has increased - more from
out-of-state than in-state. He expressed regret for the denial of
hosting Congre= 2014, but
Ray would cover what is planned at that time.
Mitch Conover announced that Vernon Broussard,
who is 92 years old, because of his desire to continue his work for
the church wrote a book on leadership in the Catholic Church from
what he knows and is available on a donation basis.
Brenda Trahan said she is now working part time
at Acadian Memorial but will do contract work with Francophone
people at International Trade Center. Also, she applied for a grant
with the Smithsonian Institute through the Louisiana Endowment for
the Humanities. It is part of a Smithsonian exhibit throughout the
United States which is called Journey Stories of the Americas which
ties in with the stories of the Acadians, Africans, Italians and
those that settled in the region of St. Martinville. Anyone who has
family journey stories need to contact her.
Ray Trahan reported on CAFA meeting:
Approved the $1000 partial scholarship to
St. Anne= s - last
year Kendal Miller of Iota was recipient but could not
attend this meeting. He asked for family associations to
each nominate one member for this scholarship - deadline is
March 1, 2010.
Acadian Memorial Festival will be held on
March 20, 2010 - the Breaux and Guidry families will give
the reinactment of the arrival of the Acadians. Plans are
for an Acadian activity in October, 2011 sponsored by
Louisiana Acadie, Inc. - probably a week-long event with
activities in Thibodeaux Civic Center, Lake Charles Civic
Center and Lafayette Cajun Dome.
Election of Officers - replacements are needed.
A motion was made and passed to approach
Louisiana Acadie and be able to operate under their umbrella
and use their 301C to apply for grants but maintain CAFA=
s present mode of operation.
CAFA tabled the donations to French
Immersion program in schools.
Gave a synopsis on location of 2014
A token of appreciation was presented to the
chefs (3 Broussard sisters - Laurie, Darla and Angela).
Door prizes were drawn and meeting adjourned. A
good chicken gumbo and delicious desserts were enjoyed by all.
Rosie Trahan, Secretary