Meetings

Regular meetings of the Society are held in the months of January, March, May, July, and September at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the St. John the Baptist Parish Library, 2920 Highway 51, LaPlace, Louisiana.  Any changes in the meeting date or place are listed in the Schedule of Meetings and Special Events.  The October meeting is our annual Oktoberfest dinner at a location to be announced.  

Schedule of Meetings and Events

May 11-29, 2022

GERMAN COAST ORIGINS TRICENTENNIAL TOUR

https://www.seitztravel.com/german-heritage-tour

Due to the international trip to Europe, there will be no regular meeting this month.

July 27, 2022 (Wednesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JAMES PARISH LIBRARY* (1879 West Main Street, LUTCHER, LA 70071)
*Parking & Entrance is in the rear of the building

SPEAKER: ANNE HARMON BRETT
TOPIC: THE DISEASE: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH A LIFE WITH LEPROSY

GACHGS 43rd Anniversary Meeting (Elections & Light Refreshments)

Anne will speak about her parents’ life at Carville, now the National Hansen’s Disease Museum. Her mother, Louise Anne Triche was a native of Vacherie and her father Johnny Harmon was of Texas. Her father was a talented photographer who upon discharge continued a career in photography.

September 27, 2022 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. CHARLES PARISH LIBRARY (160 W. Campus Drive, DESTREHAN, LA 70047)

SPEAKER: KENNETH HOFFMANN
TOPIC: SOUTHERN JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Executive Director Kenneth Hoffmann of Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience will give us an overview of the museum and some interesting connections to the Jewish culture of South Louisiana.

October 22, 2022 (Saturday)

OKTOBERFEST LUNCHEON
LOCATION: ST JAMES PARISH RECEPTION HALL (2455 Highway 18, VACHERIE, LA 70090)

SPEAKER: JAY SCHEXNAYDRE
TOPIC: VISIT TO GERMAN COAST HOMELAND

Our annual luncheon will feature President Jay Schexnaydre’s highlights from the May 2022 trip to Europe where members of the GACHGS toured Germany, Luxembourg, France (Alsace-Lorraine) & Switzerland.

LUNCHEON MENU & PRICE FORTHCOMING