CHAPTER NEWS
(updated 11 Feb 2012)


Chapter article & photos submitted for "The Drop"
Submitted by Bob Moreau, Chapter XXX Drop Editor
10 Feb 2012

    We began this year at a new location located on the western shore of Lake Pontchartrain about a mile north of Interstate Hwy 10 at La Place, LA. just off US Hwy 51. FRENIER LANDING & RESTAURANT who welcomed us with open arms. It’s located near the lake’s shore and stands on twenty foot high pilings thus having a beautiful of the lake. The weather was bright and sunny making the view spectacular. The members began arriving around 1030 hrs for the Quarterly Meeting with everyone going around renewing old friendships, sharing memories and just “catching up” with each other. The meeting began at 1130 hrs with a Pledge of Allegiance & a blessing for the meal.
    The business part of the meeting (kept as short as possible) began with the reading of the Minutes from our previous meeting which were approved by the membership. Then came the Treasurer’s Report which was also approved. Next was the announcement on the results of our recent election of officers. The new Chapter XXX President Russ Copping was sworn in by outgoing President Willie Stevens. Russ then administered the oath to; Tom Tubesing Vice President, Jim Anthony Secretary and Robert Moreau Treasurer. He also swore in the appointed officers; Henry Cook JAG, Ted Ellison QM, Willie Stevens Chaplain and Lloyd Stout Sgt at Arms. An update was given by Bob Moreau on the status of our Annual HELP HOST A HERO FOR MARDI GRAS 2012. The parade will be on Tuesday February 21st on MARDI GRAS DAY in Metairie, LA as part of the KREWE OF ARGUS. The preparations were proceeding well and no problems were anticipated. With no more business to discuss the meeting was adjourned and lunch was served.
    The food was very good, the conversation great and the beautiful view of the lake made for a very pleasant atmosphere. We had a really good turnout with Thirty Nine in attendance; 25 Members, 10 Spouses and 4 Guest. Those present; Gil & Gayle Aguirre, Jim & Mitzi Anthony, Ernest Bryant, Henry Cook, Russ & Susan Copping, Ted Ellison, Tom Fierke, Ed Gainey, Jack & Gloria Harrison, Morty Hurston, Kyle & Susan Lachney (guest), Earl LeBlanc, Tony LeVata, Bob & Judi Moreau, Ron Monce, Ralph & Janet Peterson, Lester Poirrier, Larry Rivet (guest), Tony & Sandy Riddle, Oscar Salcido (new member), Richard Sanderson (rejoined) & son Richard II (guest), Willie & Vita Stevens, Lloyd & Luz Stout, West Summers, Dave Thibodaux & Becky, Tom Tubesing and last but by no means least Owen Wall.
    If you’re ever in the New Orleans or Baton Rouge Louisiana Area feel free to visit with us. We meet on the Fourth Saturday in the months of January, April, July and October. POC Bob Moreau
(504) 452-0188.

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