|Volume 2001 - Issue 1
|Laura H. Gaspard, Editor
Russell Gaspard, Publisher
P. O. Box 375, Abbeville, LA 70511-0375
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:
(by Woody Hêbert)
The new year is upon us
and we want to continue to build on the momentum of the success gained
from our 1999 reunion. Membership is the lifeblood of the Association,
so we hope all of you will send in your dues and maintain your membership.
Invite other Hébert Families to join us. In store for us this
year is a membership meeting planned for April and an Hébert reunion
in New Brunswick, Canada, in June. Sharing our genealogy is the centerpiece
of these gatherings. Please send in your family data so we can continue
to build the Hebert computer database. Join us at the meeting in April
and bring your family and friends.
Other Board Meeting News
We have made arrangements
with the Holiday Inn Holidome, located just off of I-10 and the intersection
of I-49 in Lafayette, for a meeting place, early bird reception, and a
buffet lunch—all of which is included in your registration fee. Look
for details elsewhere in this newsletter.
I am happy to announce
that the Walk of Names that we began for the 1999 Reunion is back in the
limelight. If you are interested in purchasing a brick to honor your
family or a deceased member of your family, please return the information
sheet attached to this newsletter along with your check in the amount of
$35, and we will see that your request is honored. Please take note:
We must have at least a total of 20-25 bricks ordered before
the brick company will come to stencil the brick that is already installed.
Therefore it may take as much as 6-9 months before we sell that many bricks
and before the contractor will come to Abbeville. Please have patience;
your brick will be installed sooner or later.
Our first board meeting
of the 2001 year was held on January 18, and the board decided to:
1) Establish the
maximum donations to be made by the Association for the year 2001 at $1500.
At this meeting:
voted to join the Acadian Memorial Foundation with a
membership fee (donation) of $200.
b) we voted to donate
$500 to the Hébert Family Association of Acadie (Canada)
to help defray some of their expenses for the June, 15-16, 2001,
DUES ARE DUE!!
Check your address gum label—upper right for last year paid—should be (2001
On October 5, 1999, the Board met and discussed
several agenda items:
1) Because there were no applications for
the two scholarships to the University of St. Anne in Church Point, Nova
Scotia, a motion was made to donate that $1000 to CAFA. CAFA is an
association of 40+ families that met for reunions in 1999.
CAFA has undertaken the
responsibility for providing work books, reading materials, and teacher
aids to all of the Lower Elementary Schools in the Acadiana Area that have
French Immersion. CAFA is able to get books from Canada at
minimum or no cost, but is asked to pay freight.
Our funds will be used
on a pilot project at Dozier Elementary in Erath, Louisiana. This
school has an enrichment program already ongoing and with our donation
the School will be able to get a good start toward becoming the first school
in Vermilion to offer a French Immersion Program to its students.
2) In the year 2003, the State of Louisiana
will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
The Board is considering hosting a “Come Home to
Abbeville” Hébert Reunion during the Giant Egg Omelet that is held
on the First Sunday in November to help Abbeville celebrate “Come Home
The reunion would begin
on Saturday and conclude on Sunday after the Omelet Celebration.
The program would be somewhat
like the one we did in 1999 for the Congrès Mondial: genealogy during
the day Saturday, music during the afternoon and a dance that evening
with a meal of some sort. On Sunday we would join the Egg Omelet
Confrerie for its festivities.
One of the purposes of
this reunion would be to plan for the Congrès Mondial 2004 in Nova
Scotia. Those in attendance would help us prepare to support the
Hébert Association in Canada for the 2004 reunion.
Le Coin Français
(by Barbara H. Hébert)
Bonjour à tous!
Une nouvelle année, et nous voulons continuer à faire contact
avec nos membres de l’Association des Hébert du Monde après
le succes de notre grande réunion à Abbeville en 1999.
Notre nouveau Président, Woody Hébert, a annoncé la
première réunion de tous les membres de l’Association à
Lafayette au “Holiday Holidome Motel” pour le 31 mars et le 1 avril.
N’oubliez pas, cela promet d’être une très bonne réunion
et une occasion de renouer des liens qui nous rapprochent les uns les autres.
C’est encore possible de
commander des briques pour le “March des Noms” pour honorer vos familles.
Vous trouverez l’information nécessaire dans cette édition
de la Gazette.
En janvier le Conseil d’Adminstration
de l’Association des Hébert du Monde a decidé de faire partie
de la Fondation du Memorial d’Acadie, en donnant $200 pour que l’Association
devienne membre de l’Heritage Acadien de St. Martinville. Le Conseil
a aussi décidé de faire un don de $500 à l’association
de la famille Hébert d’Acadie pour aider avec les frais pour la
réunion 2001 au Canada en juin.
L’autobus pour le voyage
au Canada le 3-24 juin est complet. Pou les participants seulement
4 mois avant de partir! Ça sera une très bonne
Notre Association va prendre
partie de la célébration du deux centième anniversaire
de l’Achat de la Louisiane. Le Conseil d’Administration a discuter
la possibilité d’avoir une réunion des
Hébert, “Revenez à Abbéville,”
pendant la célébration de l’Omelette Géante en Novembre
2003. Une des raisons pour cette réunion sera de faire
des projets pour le Congres Mondial 2004 en Nouvelle Ecosse.
Faites vos réservations
pour la réunion à Lafayette le 31 mars et le 1 avril.
On va bien s’amuser.
La deuxieme èdition
du livre “Heberts, Cajuns, and Louisiana” par Joseph P. Hébert sera
vendre la fin avril. Si vous êtres parmi ceux qui voulaient
acheter une copie et il n’y en avait plus disponible, vous pouvez commander
votre copie en envoyant votre demande à l’Association des Hébert
du Monde. Vous trouverez les renseignements et le prix du livre dans
cette édition de la Gazette. On imprimera 175 copies du livre.
what's in the future
The Year 2001
March, 31 - April 1, 2001
President Woody has called
for the first New Millennium general membership meeting on April
1, 2001. This meeting will be held in Lafayette, LA at the Holiday
Holidome Hotel located on Hwy 167 (Evangeline Thruway) the continuation
of I-49, just south of I-10. Saturday, March 31, we will begin with
a free social (food, drink & a lot of talk) at 7:00 p.m.
This social will be held in one of the suites in the Hotel—look for posted
directions when you arrive. The following day, April 1 (no fooling)
our meeting will beginning at 9:00 a.m. in one of the meeting rooms just
off the atrium. A block of rooms, at the price of $79 per night (taxes
included), has been reserved on a first-come basis. Room reservations
must be made no later than March 17, by calling the Holiday Hotel reservation
desk (337-233-6815). You must let the reservation desk know that
you are with the Hebert Family Assn. to receive the room rate stated above.
A membership meeting registration form can be found attached to this issue
of La Gazette.
June 3-24, 2001
WOW!! Only 4 months
away—June 3rd—Bus trip to Nova Scotia and other Provinces of Canada is
sold out! Our tour operator has decieded on one bus. This should
make our gas, meal, and overnight stops much easier.
The 200th Anniversary
Celebration of the Louisiana Purchase. More details elsewhere in
this issue of La Gazette.
Hebert Family Association
Lafayette Holiday Holidome
March 31 & April 1, 2001
Pre Registration Form
Name of Registrant _________________________________________________________________
Registration Fee: ________adults @ $10.00 per registrant
= $______________ enclosed
(this fee includes a buffet meal on Sunday, April
1, and a free hospitality on Friday, March 31)
NOTE: Children are welcomed; however, children’s meals
are not included in registation. Wait to pay for the child’s meal (from
buffet or child’s menu) when served.
Make check payable to the Hebert Family Association and
mail to: 5001 Moss St., Lafayette, LA 70507
Block of Rooms reserved at the Lafayette Holiday Holidome
until March 17. Make your own reservations by calling (337-233-6815). Let
the reservation desk know that you are with the Hebert Family Association.
|President: Woody Hébert, Lafayette
Vice-Pres.: Joe Hébert, Abbeville
Secretary: Barbara Hébert Hébert,
Treasurer: Randy Legé, Abbeville
Attorney: Larry Hébert, Lafayette
|Standing Committee Chairpersons
Bilingual: Barbara H. Hébert
Genealogy: Joe Hébert
La Gazette: Russell & Laura Gaspard
Membership: Sheila Hébert Collins
Publicity: Angie Hébert
Internet-Web: Tim Hébert
Hebert Family Association
13711 Sosthene Rd.
Abbeville, LA 70510
“Walk of Names” Brick Participant
(Use one form for each brick—you may duplicate the order
Name of Participant: _________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: ________________ PLEASE PRINT THE NAME (LETTERS)TO
SHOW ON THE BRICK
Please make sure that you double check your order for
correct spelling. Only one letter per square (no commas (,), other symbols,
and no (&) .
I have checked my order and all the spelling is
(Signature of Purchaser)
Make check, in the amount of $35 per brick, payable
to Hebert Family Association. Mail to 13711 Sosthene Rd., Abbeville, LA
Genealogy and History
Woody Hébert has
been hard at work combining the genealogy of the brothers Antoine &
Etienne in hopes that we may be able to print another book sometime in
2001. Now is the time to include your own genealogy!! Do so
by sending three or four generations of your family lineage to Woody Hebert,
5001 Moss, Lafayette,
Joe Hébert has
been updating the history of the Héberts. The Second Edition
of “Héberts, Cajuns & Louisiana” (some new information) is going
to press in March and will be on sale no later than April 30, 2001.
Do you want to reserve a copy? Send check in the amount of $33 for
each book ($30 for book and $3 for postage). Make check payable to the
Hebert Family Association and mail to Joe Hébert, 10134 LA Hwy 82,
Abbeville, LA 70510. Ziggy-ziggy now! I mean hurrrrry! only
175 copies will be printed. This book was one of the hottest items
at the 99’ reunion and sold out before the close of the reunion.
In addition, Joe will also print a book on the descendants of François
Hébert and Marie Anne Mouton. That should be ready in May or June
Hebert Family Association
311 2nd Street
Abbeville, LA 70510
Name of Applicant _________________________________________________________________
Type of Membership: (Circle one)
Family ......................................$8.00 per year
Each member will receive all issues of the newsletter
(La Gazette Hebert) at each publication (3-4 times each year) and any other
special notices from the President.
NOTE: Membership cards will not be issued.
Please make checks out to: Hebert Family Association and mail to:
311 2nd Street, Abbeville, LA 70510.