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Randal L. Menard

Randal L. Menard to be honored as ‘Living Legend’

Andy Perrin, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Acadian Museum, announces that the Randal L. Menard will be inducted into the Order of Living Legends July 28 at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m. and the induction will follow. As established by the Queen’s Royal Proclamation, on the 28th of July of every year there is a "A Day of Commemoration” of the Acadian Deportation, acknowledging Britain's role in the expulsion of French-speaking Acadians from Nova Scotia.

left to right 2016-2017 president Chris Dardeau, 2017-2018 President Tom Thompson, Rotarian of the year Jaimmie Adams, President Elect 2017-2018 Rob Roy.

Here are the Abbeville Rotarians who attended last week’s banquet in Maurice. There are a total of 52 members in the Rotary Club.

Rotary Club of Abbeville holds installation banquet, honors Rotarian of the Year

The Abbeville Rotary Club celebrated its annual Installation Banquet on Wednesday, June 28th at A Venue by Dupuy’s.
The Rotary Club currently has 52 members and growing for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year.

Scott Angelle

Angelle: Post Deepwater Horizon offshore rules under review

A review of offshore oil and gas drilling regulations imposed during the Obama administration is to be completed by the end of year, according to Scott Angelle, who was named director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the Department of the Interior in May.
The rules developed following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, were implemented in April 2016.

Jason El Koubi

Jim Bourgeois

One Acadiana’s El Koubi Named Executive Vice President of Virginia Economic Development Partnership

LAFAYETTE – Monday, One Acadiana (1A) announced Jason El Koubi has been selected by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), the state economic development authority for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to serve as its executive vice president, the no. 2 position in the organization.
El Koubi served as 1A’s President and CEO since September 2013 beginning with 1A's predecessor organization, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

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