BIG News
From the Bayou Industrial Group
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Cook-Off Event Needs You!
July 9 Luncheon
2012 Scholarship Winners
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Start Working on Your Gumbo Recipe!

The BIG Membership Committee is finalizing plans for the first annual BIG Gumbo Cook-Off this fall to raise money specifically to expand our BIG Scholarship Program. Teams will compete for judges' and People's Choice awards, and fun will be had by all.

We hope to announce day, time, location, and competition details in July.  Stay tuned!

Also, the Membership Committee is still in need of volunteers to help coordinate the cook-off event. We would love your help!  Email committee chairman Ricky Melancon if you can lend a hand.

Upcoming BIG Luncheons 

Monday, July 9 -
Boysie Bollinger

Monday, August 13

Monday, September 10

Members are provided one free lunch each month!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!!

Rebuilding Our Economy, Restoring Our Environment 

Restore or Retreat will host a forum on Gulf Coast Restoration Opportunities on Thursday, July 19 at NSU. 

You are invited to attend the workshop that will convene leaders from industry, government and community organizations in Louisiana for a lively and insightful discussion of the ways that coastal restoration projects can benefit workers, industries, and communities.

July 9 Luncheon Speaker is
Boysie Bollinger
BIG welcomes Boysie Bollinger, President and CEO of BollingerBollinger Shipyards, as guest speaker for our next monthly membership luncheon on Monday, July 9.

In addition to his leadership role at Bollinger Shipyards,  a leading provider of quality construction, repair and conversion products and services to both the military and commercial marine industry, Boysie has been very active in local, state and national organizations including the Shipbuilders Council of America, National Ocean Industries Association,  Louisiana Recovery Authority, and National WWII Museum.

The monthly luncheon begins at Noon on Monday, July 9 at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. Enjoy a safe 4th of July holiday, and then join us for our next luncheon and great speaker presentation!


Meeting Notice

Reservation Deadline: 5 pm on Thursday, July 5

Bring a Guest to Lunch with You or Send Someone in Your Place if You are Unable to Attend!

Lunch is free for BIG members. There is a $20 fee for reserved guests; $25 for walk-ins.  Since BIG is required to pay for total number of reservations, all reserved guests will be billed for payment regardless of attendance. 

We hope to see you on July 9!  
2012 Scholarship Winners Announced
The BIG Scholarship Committee has announced the following 2012 graduating seniors from the Bayou Region who will be receiving BIG scholarships this fall:


Alli Berthelot - Assumption High School
Paige Chaisson - Ellender HIgh School
Meranda Plaisance - South Lafourche High School

Fletcher Technical-Community College 

Brandon Breaux - H.L. Bourgeois High School
Taylor Bruce - South Lafourche High School

South Central LA Technical College - Lafourche 

Freddie Thomas - Thibodaux High School

Congratulations to all of these students and their families!
M. Plaisance & P. Chaisson
NSU Vice President of Student Affairs Eugene Dial and BIG President Francis Richard congratulate scholarship recipients Meranda Plaisance and Paige Chaisson. 
Brandon Breaux
FTCC Chancellor Travis Lavigne and Richard present a scholarship award to Brandon Breaux at the
June 11 BIG luncheon. 

Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *