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Nominations for 2013 BIG Board of Directors Now Being Accepted

The BIG Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations of members interested in serving on the BIG Board of Directors in 2013.  Board members meet monthly at 11:00 a.m. before each regular membership luncheon and are asked to serve on at least one committee, such as the banquet, Crawfish Crawl, or scholarship committee.
Contact us if you are interested in serving or would like to nominate another BIG member for the Board.
Deadline for nominations is October 31.

Upcoming BIG Events

Monthly Luncheons

Monday, September 9
NLLD Ex Director
Dwayne Bourgeois

Monday, October 14
Jim Simon,
American Sugar Cane League

Monday, November 4*
Speaker: Tim Matte, St. Mary Parish Levee District
* NOTE 1st Monday of the Month due to Veterans Day holiday

Members attend our monthly luncheon at no charge!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!!


Board of Directors

Jimmy Ledet,  
T. Baker Smith
Executive Vice-President: 
Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma Spine and Rehabilitation


Howell Chiasson,

 Nicholls State University   


Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 


Past President: 
Francis Richard, John Deere


Raylan Alleman,  

Raylan Alleman, CPA


Denny Borne,

Bollinger Shipyards


Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District

Hugh Caffery,
Valentine Chemicals

Monique Crochet,
NSU Alumni Association

Shane Guin,
Carlton & Assoc. Real Estate

Raymond Richard,
MidSouth Bank

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director

North Lafourche Levee District's Dwayne Bourgeois is Guest Speaker for September 9 BIG Luncheon
Bayou Industrial Group is pleased to welcome North Lafourche Levee District Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois as guest speaker for our monthly luncheon on Monday, September 9, 2013.  Please join us as Dwayne explains the work of the levee district, updates us on levee and drainage projects in the area, and presents the latest news on efforts to delay or overturn disastrous flood insurance rate hikes brought on by the BIggert-Waters Act.

The meeting begins at Noon at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
September 9 Meeting Notice

Reservations Requested By:
5 pm on THURSDAY, September 5.

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

There is no charge for BIG members; $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. 

BIG Scholarship Recipients Recognized
BIG members congratulated four more recipients of its annual scholarships to Nicholls State University, Fletcher Technical Community College and South Central LA Technical College at its July and August luncheons. 

Students included:
  • Andre Kraemer, a South Lafourche High School graduate enrolled at SCLTC's Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City.
  • Norry John Galjour, a South Lafourche High School graduate enrolled at Nicholls State University.
  • Anthony Lee Baham, enrolled at NSU this fall.
  • Ryan Taylor, enrolled at SCLTC's Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City.  

Thanks to the success of our 2013 BIG Crawfish Crawl for Higher Education, BIG awarded $6,500 in scholarships this year. Thank you! 

Kraemer scholarship
Galjour scholarship

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