BIG News
From the Bayou Industrial Group
In This Issue
Upcoming BIG Events
December 10 Luncheon Features Windell Curole
Banquet Sponsorships, Award Nominations
BIG 5K Race & Crawfish Boil-Off
Quick Links

Mark Your Calendar

BIG Luncheons
Monday, December 10
Windell Curole

Monday, January 14
Speaker: TBA

BIG Banquet
Wednesday, March 6
6 pm*Cypress Columns

BIG 5K &
Crawfish Boil-Off
Saturday, April 27
Peltier Park

Membership includes one lunch each month!  If you cannot attend a luncheon, 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

Windell Curole Will Explain Why
"It Never Flooded Here Before"
at BIG's December 10 Luncheon
Windell CuroleSouth Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole is known for his coastal expertise and achievements, as well as his entertaining stories and speeches. We are excited to welcome him as our guest speaker for the next BIG luncheon on Monday, December 10! 

Windell's presentation is entitled, "It Never Flooded Here Before," and will focus on our changing coastal landscape and the increased risks South Louisianans now face.

The monthly luncheon begins at Noon on Monday, December 10 at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
December 10, 2012 Meeting Notice

Reservation Deadline:
5 pm on Thursday, December 6 

Bring a Guest to Lunch with You or Send Someone in Your Place if You are Unable to Attend!
BIG members attend lunch at no charge. 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. 
Sponsorships, Award Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2013 Banquet!
  The Bayou Industrial Group 2013 Annual Membership Banquet and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for March 6 beginning at 6 pm at Cypress Columns. Invited guest speakers include U.S. Senator David Vitter and U.S. Congressman Bill Cassidy. 

Banquet Sponsorships are now available, and BIG is also accepting nominations for its 2013 BIG Achiever Awards to be presented at the banquet.

Thank you for your support! 
Wanted:  A Name for BIG's New 5K Race and Crawfish Boil-Off
After months of planning, the BIG Membership Committee is pleased to announce the organization's new fundraising event designed to expand BIG's scholarship program and support other education efforts.

The BIG 5 K Race and Crawfish Boil-Off is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at Peltier Park. 
But before advertising begins, we want a great name to publicize this exciting new event!

Send your creative ideas for naming our 5K race, fun run and crawfish boil-off for education to
We'll have a spicy prize for the winner! 

Stay tuned for more details about entering the race and the boil-off, as well as unique sponsorship opportunities!

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