CHAPTER NEWS
(updated 07 Feb 2010)

Chapter article & photos submitted for "The Drop"
Submitted by Bob Moreau, Chapter XXX Drop Editor
07 Feb 2010

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party was again hosted by Jim & Mitzi Anthony in their lovely home in LaPlace, LA. Mitzi had prepared “a ton of food”, gumbo, black-eyed peas, stewed cabbage, rolls, plus several “sweet things”. Attendees brought a variety of food and desserts also. At midnight Lloyd Stout did his usual fireworks show that was enjoyed by all. Those present were; Jim & Mitzi Anthony, Russ & Susan Copping, Bob & Judi Moreau, Willie & Vita Stevens w/guest Jean Adams, Lloyd & Luz Stella Stout and John & Jan Whidden.
    The Quarterly Meeting was held at Drusilla’s Seafood Restaurant in Baton Rouge, LA. with 21 members, 12 spouses, 3 guests and 1 prospective member. We dined and held the meeting as
Jim McCurry, Chairman of the Election Committee announced the results of the Chapter Election for Officers. The results were; President Fred Dent Jr., Vice Pres. Steve Grimm, Secretary Jim Anthony, Treasurer Bob Moreau and Quartermaster Lloyd Stout. McCurry then held the swearing in of the new officers for their two-year term. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the Secretary and approved. The Treasurer gave a report that was accepted. It was reported the Annual Members Renewals had just four left, two “slow-pokes” and two who are out of country.
    Jim Anthony and Bob Moreau gave an update on the annual HELP HOST A HERO FOR MARDI GRAS 2010 – fund raising is going well and everything looks good. The parade is on Tuesday February 16th, 2010 in Metairie, LA. with the Krewe of Argus.
    Jim McCurry discussed the upcoming Armed Forces Day Activity at the USS KIDD Memorial in Baton Rouge, LA and the need for members to support our participation. Chapter President Fred Dent stated that we are committed to this and we’ll have the members to support it.
    Those in attendance were; Jim & Mitzi Anthony, Frank Brumley, Fred & Elizabeth Dent, Tyronne & Ginny Dubroc, Ed Gainey, Morty Hurston, Ken & Franke Lanzalaco, Earl & Joanne LeBlanc, Tony Levata, Jim & Kathy McCurry, Bob & Judi Moreau, Ralph & Janet Peterson, Lester Poirrier, Tony Riddle, Ben & XiaoMei Seal, Willie & Vita Stevens, Lloyd & Luz Stella Stout, Robert Tate, Jack & Joanne Vincent, Owen Wall and Bill Waters. Jean Adams, Tom Tube sing a prospective member, Jack Green (member of SOA) and Tommy Joyce from the Rotary Club of North Ascension – a Mardi Gras donor – and a new friend of Chip XXX.

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