Volume 2006 Issue 9

October 2006


The October 2006 meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society was held in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library on October 19, 2006 at 6:30 P.M. Following the �stuffing� of favor bags for registrants to the �Ancestral Footprints� Conference by society members, the meeting was called to order by President Jean Kiesel.  A moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Visitors were recognized and they spoke of family names they were researching.

For the first Saturday commitment to the library, Brenda Fuselier volunteered.  Regarding the December Christmas Banquet: a dining room is reserved for Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 6 P.M.  Jean Kiesel has received the menu and Brenda will notify the Petroleum Club about the society�s selection.  The names of speakers were suggested for Jean to contact. 

Jean reported that a heritage day is being held in St.Martinville on November 11, 2006 to celebrate ethnic groups that have settled in the area.  The society has been invited by the organizers to have a booth to offer information, sell wares or food, etc. for $50.00 per booth.  It was suggested that we do participate to get our name publicized.  Jean will get more information from Yvonne Saloom, one of the organizers, and notify the membership.

Officers that are to be elected for 2007 are

                               President     Charles Patterson

                               President-Elect     Earl Gates

                               Vice-President     vacant

                               Secretary     Brenda Fuselier

                               Treasurer     Warren LeBlanc

A motion was made to elect the above officers with the office of vice-president to be filled at a later date.  It was seconded and the membership elected the above officers.

President Kiesel reminded all members of the �Ancestral Footprints� Conference coming up Saturday, October 21,2006 at Grace Presbyterian Church.  Charles Patterson gave a computer presentation regarding the work schedule, needs acquired, needs remaining, and the general layout and format of the conference.  Members are reminded that setup help is needed on Friday.

Earl reported that the library will be closing 30 minutes earlier from now on and would we want to start our meeting 30 minutes earlier.  Since our meetings are usually over by then it was decided to keep the start of the society�s meetings at 6:30 P.M.

Warren gave a preliminary report on Conference registration, memberships, donations, and such.

Treasurer�s Report         
Beginning Balance  September 2006     $3,307.86 
Deposits Conference                                  $ 140.00
Membership Dues                                     $175.00
Banquet                                                     $30.00

Ending Balance                                       $3,652.86

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda Fuselier

Following the �Ancestral Footprints� Conference a cross necklace was found in the church kitchen.  Contact Dotty Burleigh


Deborah Roddy reports that her families of research are Roddy, Hebert, Prejean, Gautreau, Olivier, Naquin, Savoie, and Gros

November Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Lafayette Public Library
6:30 P.M.