Family Reunions: Tentative Schedule for CMA Louisiane 1999

Following is a list of both the events that are already scheduled and those which CMA Louisiane 1999 will be organizing . Those events already scheduled, are subject to change. Those followed by an asterisk (*) are still in the planning stages. CMA following an event, signifies it is a Congrès Mondial Acadien – Louisiane 1999 organized event. COM following and event, means the event will be organized by a town, city or community organization with the assistance of the CMA – Louisiane 1999 and within the framework of criteria established by the Executive Committee of the CMA – Louisiane 1999. All family reunions are being organized by the particular family organizations, with the assistance of and within the framework of criteria established by the CMA Louisiane 1999. If you have any questions, contact Jean-Robert Frigault, Directeur de programmation et de communication, C.P. 3804 Lafayette, Louisiana 70502-3804; Telephone: (318)234-6166; Fax: (318)233-9353; email: [email protected]

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NOTE: See below for list of Family Reunion Organizers/Coordinators.

Saturday, July 31, 1999:

ACHEE/HACHE-GALLANT Family Reunion – Thibodaux

AUCOIN/TEMPLET Family Reunion –

BOURG/BOURQUE Family Reunion – Bourg

BOURGEOIS Family Reunion – Vacherie

BROUSSARD Family Reunion – Lafayette

HENRY/LIRETE Family Reunion -Chauvin

THERIOT/CROCHET Family Reunion – Houma

Sunday, August 1, 1999:

ACHEE/HACHE-GALLANT Family Reunion – Thibodaux

BROUSSARD Family Reunion – Lafayette

 

Thursday, August 5, 1999:

JEANSONNE/JOHNSON Family Reunion – Marksville

 

Friday, August 6, 1999:

BAUDOIN Family Reunion – Lafayette

BREAUX Family Reunion – Breaux Bridge

DOIRON Family Reunion – Breaux Bridge

DUHON Family Reunion -New Iberia

HEBERT Family Reunion -Abbeville

JEANSONNE/JOHNSON Family Reunion – Marksville

MAILLET Family Reunion – Marksville

PRÉJEAN/LEBRETON Family Reunion – Eunice

RICHARD Family Reunion – Lafayette

THIBODEAUX Family Reunion – Charenton

Saturday, August 7, 1999:

BAUDOIN Family Reunion – Lafayette

BERGERON/CAILLOUET/GAUTREAUX Family Reunion – Addis

BLANCHARD Family Reunion -Pierre Part

BREAUX Family reunion – Breaux Bridge

CHIASSON/BERNARD Family Reunion – Lockport

CORMIER Family Reunion – Rayne

DOIRON Family Reunion – Breaux Bridge

DOUCET Family Reunion – Church Point

DUHON Family Reunion – New Iberia

GAUDET/SAMSON Family Reunion – Plaquemine

GIROUARD/GIROIR Family Reunion – Morgan City

GRAVOIS Family Reunion – Vacherie

GUIDRY/PETITPAS Family Reunion – Houma

HEBERT Family Reunion – Abbeville

LANOUX/MIRE/BABIN/DUPLESSIS Family Reunion – Gonzales

MAILLET Family Reunion – Marksville

MARTIN Family Reunion – St. Martinville

MOUTON Family Reunion -Lafayette

PITRE Family Reunion – CutOff

POIRRIER/DAVID Family Reunion – Vacherie

PRÉJEAN/LEBRETON Family Reunion – Eunice

RICHARD Family Reunion – Lafayette

ROBICHAUX Family Reunion – Montégut

RODRIGUE Family Reunion – Chackbay

ROGER(S)/CAISSIE Family Reunion – Gheens

ROY Family Reunion – Lafayette

SAVOIE/SAVOY Family Reunion – Grand Coteau

THIBODEAUX Family Reunion – Charenton

TRAHAN/LÉGER Family Reunion – Crowley

Sunday August 8, 1999:

ARCENEAUX Family Reunion – Carencro

BREAUX Family Reunion – Breaux Bridge

CORMIER Family Reunion – Rayne

DOIRON Family Reunion – Lafayette

DOUCET Family Reunion – Church Point

GRAVOIS Family Reunion – Vacherie

HEBERT Family Reunion -Abbeville

MARTIN Family Reunion – St. Martinville

PRÉJEAN/LEBRETON Family Reunion – Eunice

ROY Family Reunion – (Location unknown)

THIBODEAUX Family Reunion – Charenton

TRAHAN/LEGER Family Reunion – Crowley

Friday, August 13, 1999:

BABINEAUX/GRANGER Family Reunion – Rayne

BENOIT Family Reunion – Lafayette

BOUDREAU(X) Family Reunion – New Iberia

COMEAUX Family Reunion – Lafayette

LANDRY Family Reunion – Grand Coteau

LEBLANC Family Reunion – Erath/Lafayette

VINCENT Family Reunion – Kaplan

Saturday, August 14, 1999:

BABINEAUX/GRANGER Family Reunion – Rayne

BAUDOUIN Family Reunion – Rayne

BERTRAND Family Reunion – Crowley

BOUDREAU(X) Family Reunion – New Iberia

COMEAUX Family Reunion – New Iberia

DAIGLE Family Reunion – Morgan City

GUILBEAU(X) Family Reunion – Carencro

LANDRY Family Reunion – Grand Coteau

LEBLANC Family Reunion – Erath/Lafayette

LEJEUNE/YOUNG Family Reunion – Crowley

MELANÇON/MELANSON Family Reunion – Opelousas

SIMON Family Reunion – Eunice/Lafayette

VINCENT Family Reunion – Kaplan

Sunday, August 15, 1999 (Fête de l’Assomption & Fête Nationale des Acadiens):

BERTRAND Family Reunion – Crowley

BOUDREAU(X) Family Reunion – New Iberia

COMEAUX Family Reunion – New Iberia

DAIGLE Family Reunion – Morgan City

DUGAS/GUILLOT Family Reunion – Carencro

LANDRY Family Reunion – Grand Coteau

LEBLANC Family Reunion – Erath/Lafayette

SIMON Family Reunion – Eunice/Lafayette

VINCENT Family Reunion – Kaplan

LEBLANC CREST

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The following article appeared in the April 1997 (Volume 1, Issue 4) of the “Muddy Waters Gazette” published by “The Bayou Browsers PC User Group, and is re-printed with thanks).

LeBlanc Family Reunion Organization has been formed, (Incorporated as Famille de LeBlanc, Inc.) officers have been elected and plans are now underway for members to go forward with the plans for August 1999. An estimated crowd of 6,000 LeBlancs from the world over will gather in Erath, Louisiana to meet friends and relatives and trace their roots back to Nova Scotia, Canada. The Bayou Browsers will be active in this program, promoting the use of computers to enhance every phase of the planning and preparation of the event. Post cards, brochures, home page, cookbook, letterheads, envelopes, iron-ons and many, many more projects will be introduced for the first time to a reunion event such as this one. Famille LeBlanc Inc. is asking any and all to step forward and volunteer for the many jobs that will need to be done before our relatives come down to visit us. A simple thing like selling tickets, giving directions, or just speaking the French language, will be a big asset to the special world event that will take place for the first time in Acadiana. Fortunately, Erath has been approved for the LeBlanc family and Abbeville has been approved for the Hebert family. Russell Gaspard, Joe Hebert, Ed Hebert, Pat Hebert are just 4 of the Bayou Browsers helping us with this program. With the LeBlanc reunion, we also have 4 members of the Bayou Browsers, that are leading the event. They are Relie LeBlanc, Presley LeBlanc, Simon LeBlanc and Allen LeBlanc. Relie has been appointed liaison between Famille LeBlanc and the town of Erath. Presley LeBlanc has been elected President and Simon Secretary. Allen will be advisor for computer application for the total event. Contact the following for more information:

Presley LeBlanc: 937-8160 (Erath)

 

The following is a reproduction (with thanks) of an article which appeared in the September – October 1997 issue of Louisiana Roots.

Contacts Sought for CMA; Louisiane Family Reunions

Organizers of the family reunions for Congrès Mondial Acadien; Louisiane 1999 are telling members of twelve families who have not yet begun to plan for 1999, that it is not too late to do so.

The following families have not yet organized: Boudreaux, Daigle, Girouard, Melançon, Sonnier, Baudoin, Begnaud, Benoit, Credeur, Doucet, Fontenot and Mouton.

“All we need is one contact person to get a family started,” said Eddie Richard, director of CMA- Louisiane family reunions west of the Atchafalaya Basin. Once a person shows interest, members of the CMA- Louisiane reunion committee, meet with the representative to provide that person with all the information necessary on organizing a reunion.

“This is not a covered-dish type of reunion where everyone knows everyone,” Richard said. “The CMA- Louisiana reunions are designed to include extensive genealogy and involve family cousins from Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world”, he said.

For those who are hesitant or fearful about the work involved in such an undertaking, Richard insists that these reunions are easy to organize. “We are prepared to tell families exactly how to go about planning one of these reunions,” he said.

Richard and members of his committee provide families with guidelines on such things as basic organization, selection of officers, and choice of date and site.

The reunions are one- or two-day events with full programs that include many workshops on genealogy, informational booths, arts and handicrafts exhibit, and music and dancing. At the last Richard reunion, 1500 people registered and the group hopes to double that number in 1999.

Richard said that he views the family reunions as a wonderful opportunity for Acadians descendants. “For once, Acadians from all over the world can come together and meet as a function that both honors and recognizes them, instead of putting them down,” he said.

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