BIG News
From the Bayou Industrial Group
In This Issue
Upcoming BIG Luncheons
October 8 Luncheon Features Dr.. Stephen Hulbert
Welcome New BIG Members
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Upcoming BIG Luncheons

Monday, October 8
Dr. Stephen Hulbert, NSU

Monday, November 12
Speaker: TBA

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!!


Board of Directors

Francis Richard, John Deere


Executive Vice-President: 
Jimmy Ledet, TBS 


Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma Spine and Rehabilitation


Terry Albert, Coastal Commerce Bank 


Past President: 
Chett Chiasson, GLPC

Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District

Hugh Caffery,
Valentine Chemicals

Howell Chiasson,
NSU Athletic Dept.

Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Shane Guin,
Duplantis Design Group

Simone Maloz,
Restore or Retreat

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director

Dr. Stephen Hulbert, President of Nicholls State University, Headlines October 8 Luncheon
Stephen Hulbert The Bayou Region is proud to be the home of Nicholls State University (NSU), recently ranked among U.S. News & World Report magazine's best regional universities in the southern United States.

Join us for our next BIG luncheon on Monday, October 8 featuring Dr. Stephen Hulbert, President of NSU,
as our guest speaker. Dr. Hulbert will share news on issues such as enrollment, degree programs, campus enhancements, and state budget challenges. 

The monthly luncheon begins at Noon on Monday, October 8 at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
October 8 Meeting Notice

Reservation Deadline:
5 pm on Thursday, October 4

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. 
Nominations for 2013 BIG Board Now Being Accepted
The Bayou Industrial Group Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for our 2013 Board of Directors.  If you are someone you know is interested in serving BIG as a Board member, please contact BIG Executive Director
Jennifer Armand or Committee Chairman

Board members must be BIG members or employees of member companies and are asked to serve at least one three-year term.  The BIG Board meets monthly at 11:00 am directly before our regular luncheons on the second Monday of the month.  Nominations are requested by November 1.
Membership Committee News

BIG Vice-President Dr. Ricky Melancon and members of the Membership Committee have been working hard to schedule a first-annual BIG Cook-off to raise additional funds for our scholarship program and other education efforts. Plans originally were to hold the event this fall, however, the Committee has determined that a spring event may work out even better. Thank you to all of you who have offered to help and put a cooking team together!  We hope to have more news for you later this year.   
Welcome to BIG!

Jimmy Sawtelle and Earl Meador
South Central Louisiana Technical College Lafourche Campus

If you know of a friend or business associate who may be interested in joining BIG, please contact Jennifer Armand at 985-580-3901 or

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