GREETINGS: In the wake of the two hurricanes
that hit our area we sincerely hope that all family members that were
affected can make a fast and complete recovery. God bless all that
were affected. . .".
ANNUAL MEETING: Our annual meeting is scheduled for Saturday
November 12, 2005 at the WOW Hall in Maurice in conjunction with the
Trahan Family Organization meeting. You are invited to attend the Trahan
meeting which starts at 10:00 a.m. and then at 11 :00 a.m. a jambalaya
meal will be served for a fee of $5.00. It is a good way to meet the
Trahan family group and at the same time enjoy a meal with them. The CAFA
meeting will then start following the meal at approximately 12:00 noon. We
encourage all Directors representing the various family organizations to
attend. Remember all family organizations are entitled to a member serving
on the board. This member is selected by the family organization. We have
several family organizations that have not submitted anyone to serve on
the CAFA board and we urge you to do so at the annual meeting. Hope to see
someone from each family organization.
The agenda will be short since we do not have an election until the 2006
annual meeting. We will discuss several items including "Acadian Heritage
Family Day" held in August as well as the French Immersion Program and how
they have been affected by the two hurricanes. Other topics will be the
aid received from Canada and France and how it is being distributed as
well as CMA 2009 plans.
ACADIAN HERITAGE FAMILY DAY: In one sentence we
can summarize Acadian Heritage Family Day as well attended and financially
successful. We want to express our appreciation to all the family
organizations for getting the word out to their members.
We also want to thank the many individuals that helped with the various
responsibilities such as ticket sales, opening ceremonies, booths,
decorations and setup, meal, entertainment, and finally the Mass to end
the day in a most fitting way. The tribute to Eddie Richard was well done
and well received. It was a great day!! We can't thank you enough. Merci
Beausoleil" (Broussard Family Association) will hold a gathering on
Saturday November 5, 2005 at WOW in Maurice from 10:00 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m.
FAMILY ASSOC. will hold its fall meeting at WOW Hall in Maurice on
November 12, 2005 starting at 10:00 a.m. with a Jambalaya meal at 11 :00.
They have invited the CAFA Board of Directors and members to join them in
their meeting and meal prior to the CAFA meeting at 12:00 noon.
FAMILY ASSOC. will not meet on Saturday November 5, 2005 in the Chalkley
Room at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles due to damages to the meeting site
by Hurricane Rita. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date
to be announced.
Website: www.cafa.org E-mail:
James Bourque-1-337-856-4240 E-mail: j
REMINDER: Annual meetinll Saturdav November 12. 2005 WOW
Maurice. LA (Directions: At signal light in Maurice turn west on
92, look for WOW sign on left.)