Loubert Trahan, President of the Trahan Family
Assoc., CAFA Treasurer, and a member of the Board of Louisiane-Acadie
Inc, is shown making a presentation on the Congrés mondial acadien
2014, held in New Brunswick and Maine, at the Broussard/Trahan
family meeting on Saturday, February 14 in Maurice Louisiana. A
slide-show presentation of photos from all the events was shown to the
crowd, along with a very interesting rendition of the writing of our
Warren and Mary Perrin made a presentation on their book Acadie Then
and Now by showing a PowerPoint presentation of the original maps designed by
Meagan Barra for the book. UL graduate Jacob Broussard made a
presentation of his artwork based on Acadian history.
Ray Trahan made a talk about upcoming events
for the GRA 2015. An exciting trip to visit the Acadian homelands in
France was unveiled by Brenda Trahan. The group was updated on the
upcoming event commemorating the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the
Beausoleil-led Acadians in New Orleans on February 21, 2015 at the Old
US Mint. Coming from Florida to attend the event were Mr. and Mrs.
William Broussard. Several members in attendance traveled from Texas. Shown
with Ray is Corwin Broussard, President of the Broussard "Beausoleil" Association.
Ray is President of CAFA, also Treasurer of Louisiane-Acadie Inc.
Several awards for service to the different organizations were presented
by Corwin Broussard, Master of Ceremonies, to some attending the
Alan Broussard was awarded the "Beausoleil Award" for his unselfish work
for the Association.
Mr. & Mrs. Raywood Trahan (Gaynell)
were presented with a Service Award for
the many years they have brought door prizes and helped in the meeting
Corwin Broussard presented Cheryl Broussard Perret with an award for her
organizing an organization to establish the "Beausoleil" home site in
Following the meeting, a
free catered barbecue meal was
enjoyed by the large number of attendees followed by delicious desserts
brought by the family members in attendance.
After the meeting, and before departing for
our ultimate destinations, several door prizes were drawn for, many to
recognize the day – Valentine Day.
The main format of the meeting was the need to persuade more
Acadians to join in the movement to continue our traditions, language,
and most importantly-our family values.
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