Volume 2014 Issue 11

 20 November 2014 Meeting

The November meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical society was held on November 20, 2014 in the Meeting Room of the South Regional Library, 1601 Johnston Street at 6:30 P.M. The meeting was called to order by President Brenda Thibodeaux. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited followed by a moment of silence to remember our ancestors and our servicemen who have served and are presently serving . All were welcomed and guests were recognized.

Warren LeBlanc, was called upon to give the Treasurer's Report for October 2014:

Beginning Balance                        $3,524.72

Books sold/Donations                   
Supplements sold
Acadian Project                              
Publication expense
Speaker Meals
Banquet Expenses
Office expense                                 -$24.55
Other expenses/Rent                       -$128.00
Library book

Ending Balance                              $3,372.17

New members for 2014          26

Members with dues unpaid      0

President Thibodeaux reminded the members about the Christmas Banquet to be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:30 P.M. at Bailey's on Johnston Street. The cost is $22.00 per person.

Volunteers are needed to proofread the information that has been gathered on the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Scott, Louisiana before publication. Please contact Warren LeBlanc if you are available to do this.

This ended the business part of the meeting. President Brenda Thibodeaux then introduced Mark Reese, PhD and Christian Sheumaker who spoke on the New Acadia Project. They spoke on the Archeological dig taking place on the Teche Ridge around Loreauville, Louisiana and the importance of the project to the Cultural and Economic Life of the community. The project's ultimate aim is to locate the original camp site and burial of the Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard party who arrived in this area in 1767. He explained where they were digging and the process they were using. He showed pictures of the sites and explained what items were found. He also explained the oral histories that are being collected from residents of the area in an effort to preserve their memories and recollections. At the end of the talk, President Brenda Thibodeaux presented them with a check in the amount of $430 as a donation from our organization and its members. The presentation was made to Dr. Reese, Miss Sheumaker and Corwin and Kim Broussard of the Broussard Family Foundation.

There being no further business, a motion to dismiss was made. The motion was seconded and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Pellerin, Secretary