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Broussard/Trahan Family Meeting, Feb. 14, 2015
WOW Hall, Maurice, La

Mr. Corwin Broussard, President of the Broussard "Beausoliel" Family opened the
meeting and the following ensued, not necessarily in that order

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 National Anthem.


 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 meeting:

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 procedures.

Corwin Broussard presented Cheryl Broussard Perret with an award for her work in
organizing an organization to establish the "Beausoleil" home site in Louisiana.

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.

Other pictures from the meeting:

 Velma Broussard & Kim V. Broussard

                                                             Don Louis & Millie Broussard
 Loubert & Cousin Renee T. Richard            

Old Friends: Richard Broussard, Charles Broussard & Charles Trahan      

 A Broussard Family: Didi Cassiday, Alan & Brenda Broussard, Charles & Rose Broussard, William & Margaret Broussard

  Article from Abbeville Meridional Newspaper, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015:


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