July 24, 2013

BREAUX FAMILY NEWSLETTER

Nouvelle Breaux du Monde
La Famille Breaux du Monde Association

A newsletter for all Breaux – Breau– Brault – Breault – Braud –Brot – Brow                       July-August, 2013

Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net               Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde

 Researchers seeking to fill gaps in early Acadian history
http://theadvocate.com/home/6411060-125/researchers-seeking-to-fill-gaps
        Above is the link to a July 12, 2013, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA article about the University of Louisiana at Lafayette project to try and locate early Acadian settlement in south Louisiana.  The focus is on “Beausoleil” Broussard and the search centers around Loreauville, LA.  Many Breaux’s in south Louisiana have “Beausoleil” Broussard ancestry and are particularly interested in this research.   The Advocate story will explain!

 LA PAROLE
Newsletter of the Acadian Museum
By: Chairman Warren A. Perrin
Acadian Heritage and Culture Foundation, Inc.
        If you are interested in receiving this newsletter, please contact Warren Perrin’s secretary Darylin at darylinb@plddo.com to be placed on the email list.

 Day of Remembrance
Sunday, July 28, 2013
This is the day in 1755 British Governor John Lawrence signed the deportation order setting in motion Le Grand Derangement.  In 2003 Queen Elizabeth II set aside this date that the world should pause to remember the suffering of the Acadians.

Acadian Culture Day
Sunday, August 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FREE admission
Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park
http://www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/
300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
Phone:  337/233-4077
National Day of the Acadians
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Acadian Memorial
http://www.acadianmemorial.org
121 South New Market Street
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone:  337/394-2258

Acadian Heritage Tour
September 5 – 19, 2013
Louisiana, Canadian, and French Acadians will join together in France to walk the footprints of the pioneer Acadians.   Signed up for this trip are persons from Louisiana, Texas, the Boston region, and South Carolina, USA, and also from Canada, Vancouver, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
Claire Taylor, report with The Advertiser, Lafayette, LA, will be on this trip and will post a Blog.  When that Blog is set up, Breaux du Monde readers will be advised so that everyone can follow along!
Breakfast with Breaux cousins
in Texas!

Sunday, October 20, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Paige and Darrin Bigler – both Breaux descendants – of Bridge City, TX have graciously agreed to help organize a Breaux family breakfast before the 11:00 a.m. Mass noted below.

WHERE:  Senior Citizen Center – 101 Parkside Drive (behind the Community Center) – Bridge City, Texas.
       Note:  The Senior Citizen Center is 14 miles from the Port Neches Mass location, about a 20 minute drive.

DONATION:  A $5.00 per person donation is suggested for the breakfast.

“FOOTSTEPS IN TIME”:  Gayle Breaux Smith will make a powerpoint presentation tracing our Breaux ancestor Vincent Brault from the Poitou area of France to Acadia to deportation in Massachusettes to Breaux Bridge, LA.  Gayle’s talk will begin at 8:45 a.m.
     Please plan to join us.

BREAKFAST RSVP:
Paige & Darrin Bigler – Texas area
        Email:  paigeleleaux@gmail.com
        Phone:  409-718-5988
Calice Breaux – Lafayette area
        Email:  calbreaux@aim.com
Phone:  337/334-3747
Gayle Breaux Smith – Baton Rouge
        Email:  smith.john.gayle@cox.net or breauxdumonde@cox.net
        Phone:  225/766-8970


Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Mass in Port Neches, Texas
Beausoleil Broussard House
       A Mass will be said by Fr. Gary Schexnayder of Lafayette on the front porch of La Maison
Beausoleil in the Port Neches Park.  After the Mass there will be music and food including chicken/sausage gumbo, boudin, and sweets.   Bring your lawn chairs!

Les Acadianes du Texas
Port Neches, Texas
Since about 1988 a Mass has been said annually on the front porch of the Beausoleil Broussard House.

The links below will provide more information about La Maison Beausoleil and the Port Neches Park:
http://www.ci.port-neches.tx.us/
http://www.ci.port-neches.tx.us/?page_id=632

Note:  In case of rain, Mass will be indoors at the Port Neches KC Hall, 700 Central Drive, Port Neches, TX. (phone 409/772-1883).

 Planning Ahead:

Congres Mondial Acadien 2014
http://cma2014.org/en
 August 8-24, 2014
Madawaska, Maine & New Brunswick

Acadian National Day
(per the CMA2014.org website)
Thursday, August 15, 2014
St.-David (Maine)
Zachary Richard will headline

 BREAUX FAMILY REUNION:
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Place:
CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Chapel St. Pierre
145, Rice Street, Edmundston, New Brunswick
http://patrimoinemadvic.com/en/religieux.php?cat=Cathedral+of+Immaculate+Conception+Parish+(Edmundston)
Mass in English – 9:15 a.m.
Mass in French – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee will be served after the 9:15 a.m. Mass, and a buffet-style luncheon will be served after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  Reservations are required.
A few reservations have already been confirmed from Louisiana, Texas, and New Brunswick.
Breaux genealogist Robert Brault will be there, and Gayle Breaux Smith will make a power point presentation “Footsteps in Time” covering her travels to France, Nova Scotia, the Boston area, and, of course, Louisiana.  Please plan to join us.
Additional details will be provided in a future newsletter.


Link to the list of 118 families planning reunions:
http://www.cma2014.com/rencontres-de-familles-prog


LOUISIANA DAY:
Monday, August 18, 2014.

Now is the time to plan your trip.

PASSPORT:  You will need a passport to enter Canada.  Renewal or application should be made now.  The U.S. Post Office has information or go to http://uspassportonline.com/forms for forms and information.


Acadian Culture in Maine
http://acim.umfk.maine.edu/

History of the Madawaska Acadians
http://members.tripod.com/~Scott_Michaud/Madawaska-history.html

 BOOKS of Acadian interest:

The Acadian Diaspora, an Eighteenth-Century History by Christopher Hodson, 2012

The Scattered, Thirty years of exile, A lifetime of lost.  “The triumph of a simple man.”  By Richard Holledge, 2012
        Note:  This historic novel gives a personal voice to the story of our dispersed ancestors.

Genealogy assistance:
Don Boudreaux passed away recently.  Don was a good friend who was always so generous with his time to assist anyone trace their Acadian ancestry.  He is missed.  Our condolences to his family.

What is your BREAUX lineage?
YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!!!

Let us assist you trace your Breaux family lineage.  Contact us at breauxdumonde@cox.net and we’ll help!!!!

Other contacts for assistance are:
•       Calice Breaux calbreaux@aim.com
•       Paul LeBlanc pleblan@netscape.net

 2013 Breaux du Monde Officers:

President:  Gayle Breaux Smith
   7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
   Phone:  225/766-8970
Vice President:  Daniel (Dan) Breaux
   4027 St. Joseph St., Lake Charles, LA 70605
   Phone: 337/540-2313
Secretary:  Calice Breaux
    7300 Landry Rd., Duson, LA 70529
    Phone:  337/334-3747
Treasurer:  Roy Breaux
    102 Hagan Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592
    Phone:  337/856-0082

Board members:

Bercie Breaux Alleman, Duson, LA
    P. O. Box 142, Duson, LA
James Bourque,
     1340 D├ętente Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592
Chad Breaux, Lafayette, LA
    413 N. Locksley Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508
    Phone:  337/233-1657
Gloria Breaux Sanchez
    P. O. Box 552, Duson, LA 70529
    Phone:  337/277-9107

Breaux du Monde Association
    The Breaux du Monde Association was originally formed just prior to the 1999 Congres Mondial held in Louisiana.  The Great Acadian Awakening in October, 2011 was an opportunity to revitalize the Breaux du Monde Association.

NOTE:  The June 2013 Breaux du Monde newsletter was sent to the postal mailing list.  Because of copy and postage costs, the Board agreed that the June newsletter would be the FINAL postal mailing.  The newsletter requested the e-mail of a family member or friend who might share the newsletter, and everyone receiving this email newsletter is urged to share the newsletter information with family and friends.
We thank those who have sent e-mail addresses.

 Breaux du Monde Contacts:
Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net
Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde

Please share this newsletter with your Breaux family contacts and friends.   Postings will also be made on the Breaux du Monde Facebook Group.
     Please free to contact any officer for information.

 Membership Dues
Dues are $10 per family.  Checks should be made payable to “Breaux du Monde Association” and mailed to Gayle Breaux Smith, 7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

 NOTE:  Yvonne Breaux Carter died July 22, 2013.  Yvonne was a long time member of Breaux du Monde and a past Secretary.  Yvonne was DAR based on her Firmin Breaux lineage.  http://www.vincentfuneralhome.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?fh_id=11197#.Ue8j6monyeE.email
        Above is a link to her obituary.  Services will be Thursday and Friday in Gueydan.  Our sincere condolences to her family.
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