RICHELIEU LEGER ASSOCIATION HOLDS MEETING
By Evelyn Lege
A number of Leger's attended a recent general meeting on November 9, 2002 at the home of Joycie
and Curtis Broussard in Maurice, followed by an endless number of very
delicious covered dishes for supper.
Election of officers and board members took place during the meeting with
the following results: Officers re-elected to a second term were Butch
Leger, President; Arine Prejean, Vice President. Also serving are Lou
Leger, secretary and Ray Lege, treasurer. Three new board members were
elected to fill vacancies on the ten-member board: Joycie Broussard, Connie
Rost and Byron Goodwin. Other board members are Ranson Lege, Sue Lege
Neveaux, and Evelyn Lege.
Historian Ranson Lege traveled from his home in De Funiak Springs, Florida
to attend the meeting and read from the Charter Agreement (between the
ship owners and the representatives of the Spanish government) drawn up in
preparation for the trip to Louisiana by "Le Bon Papa" and the other six
French ships. This document described the daily ration for the
passengers, and specified that vinegar would be loaded for cleaning and
disinfecting the ship, and that in place of fresh sheep meat for the sick,
one hundred chickens would be loaded. Ranson compared the meager rations
for our ancestors, which consisted mainly of biscuits, beans and rice, to
the bountiful amount of food for the Association dinner after the meeting.
New on the agenda is a proposed "Leger Cookbook", featuring "old Leger"
recipes as well as" favorites of present day Legers". All Legers (and
anyone else interested) are encouraged to send in their old and favorite
recipes as soon as possible. Be sure the recipes are clear and readable, if
written by hand. Deadline for accepting recipes is February 15, 2003. If
successful, the cookbook should be available at the next Leger reunion in
Please send recipes to Joycie and Curtis Broussard, 9829 Dupre Rd.,
Maurice, La. 70555, or e-mail them to:
daughter and son-in-law, Janetta and Kelly Touchet have volunteered to put
the cookbooks together.
The Richelieu Leger Family Association continues to grow, as well as our
database. We encourage all Legers to join to get the full benefit of the
ongoing series of Leger history in each Leger bulletin. The next bulletin
will be mailed early December. Joyce Leger, Membership Chairperson,
893-0736 can fill you in on details.
Be sure to check out the Leger website for details about our
Association's mini-reunion: www.cafa.org/LegerSecondMinReunion2003.html April 26th, 2003 is the date set for the second Leger Reunion
to be held in Abbeville, La. and the Leger Association
will participate in the Acadian Festivities as part of the Louisiana
Purchase celebration next June.
As noted on prior pages, the next meeting and reunion will
be held in Abbeville, La. on April 26, 2003.
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