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Again, our thanks to Rev. Callie Crawford and the staff at Rayne Memorial UMC for their kind hospitality in hosting us!


Fun spots ...

A couple of door prizes:

Madre Annie Etheredge won a New Orleans snow globe - complete with frogs and a crawfish - fortunately NOT crawling around!   A couple of years ago she donated some fabulous door prizes for one of our meetings.   Cast your bread upon the waters!

Above pictured:  Board Member at Large, Mrs. Marie Ducote-Comeaux & Executive Committee Member, Madre Annie Etheredge


Last fall, Hugh Straub won an LSU tumbler, but quickly 'passed it off' to Dr. Cory Sparks, citing Tulane as his alma mater for law school.  This year, as luck would have it, Mr. Straub was a winner again, and this time he won a "New Orleanian" style prize: a Saints / Fleur de Lis spoon rest.   Go Saints!

Archive Below: Picture from last year of the "hand-off" from Hugh to Cory:



More photos from the evening Ecumenical Worship Service at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church (a National Historical Landmark):

Hosting Pastor, Fr. Thibodeau had everyone looking around as he gave some architectural history of the Church, which was built in 1860.



Colorful Order of St. Lazarus Members were a part of the entry Processional for the evening service


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"Civility in Public Discourse"

was the theme of the LIC

Fall Board Meeting held

September 26-27, 2016

at Rayne United Methodist Church

in New Orleans

More Pictures and Info ...

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Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, (United Methodist Church), gave a rousing introduction of Monday's keynote speaker.   Turns out she knew Rev. Broderick before either of them became Pastors -

noting that they both had a hand in building I-49 in their secular jobs!

LIC President, The Rev. Dr. C. S. Gordon, Jr.; Monday's Keynote Speaker, The Rev. Lindy Broderick; and Fr. Dan Krutz, LIC Executive Director 

(Photo provided by Mrs. Ann Ball)

Rev. Broderick did not desire an honorarium so the LIC presented her with a gift painting from a local New Orleans artist.  (The painting was of an Angel.)  Thank you Rev. Broderick for your inspiring presentation on civility!


Some of our members had an interesting bus ride to the Monday evening banquet, and later to the evening Worship Service (others drove their own vehicles).  The outside adornment of the bus exhibited a sleek but simple midnight-black paint job, but inside there were abundant lights that were constantly changing colors!  One almost expected some Zydeco music to start playing any moment!  And the bus driver definitely knew how to maneuver that bus through tight street areas!

The evening banquet was an elegant affair for all with gold accordion folded dinner napkins -- and the Countdown to the Saints football game displayed on TWO wall-mounted TV screens.   But most important of all, the fellowship was fun and the food was delicious!  


In the upstairs private dining room at the "4141 Restaurant" of

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Company on St. Charles Ave.

We were also pleased to have several members of the Order of Saint Lazarus to join us for dinner & evening worship service.  Pictured are a few Order members:

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Catching a few more pictures of various Board Members and Guests

Rev. Dan Krutz; Board Member Mrs. Ann Ball; familiar guest delegate-Mrs. Edith Hill; and Board Member Rev. Kenneth York.

Mrs. Arlene Lathrop; Rev. Lindy Broderick; and Rev. Msgr. Carson LaCaze.  Rev. LaCaze is well over 80 years old (we won't say exactly how far over), but age never seems to catch up with him!    :)
On far left is first-time guest, Jennifer Rogers, with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Racial Reconciliation.  Immediately to her left is Rev. Steve Craft, who was appointed as an LIC Board Designate just over a year ago.
Mr. Winnfield Little (far left) was a first-time delegate.  Welcome!  Also pictured are Catherine Townsend (Executive Committee), and Hugh R. Straub (Order of St. Lazarus).

Thanks to all who attended!


The next Board Meeting will be the

Annual Assembly in Monroe

March 6 - 7, 2017

See you there!


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