The Bodin Newsletter Photo Album


The 2012 Reunion is now in the History Book

here are some pictures from the event.

The large crowd listens as Kevin Roddy describes her recent trip to the Bodin home place in France

Kevin Roddy describes her recent trip to Noirmoutier, France

C. Michael Bodin describes his work to locate and catalog local cemeteries in disrepair.

The other members of the group are shown below


Don  Louviere of Houston, TX

Shirley Broussard


Effron Savoy


Travel agent and Bodin member Susi Wilson (Ocean Springs, MS) Bodin President Larry Bodin , Franklin, LA ,and Jessica Barrett, from Utah,  had discussed a possible future group trip to Noirmoutier, France. Due to the logistics involved it was decided that it would be better for small groups or individuals to make the trip on their own.

Door Prizes

Sharon Richard Biggs (Lafayette) gets her door prize 


Milton Otto (Houston)


Mary Dugas & Daughter Arianne Swearingen (New Orleans),

Ivy Bodin a resident of California wins a door prize

Shirley Griffin (Crowley).

Bodin Board Member Irma Gary Bodin wins a door prize


Our hard working Finance Officer, Gaynell Bodin Barras, with a gift of appreciation from Les Familles Bodin




Kathy Bodin Bordelon, Olive Bouy Bodin, Arleen Hebert Bodin


Front L to R, Emmadel B. Hay, Ruth Bourg, Eleanor D. Guidroz

back Roland Bodin, Shirley Griffin, and M P  Dumesnil





 2010 Reunion Smaller Group

               Sitting, L-R: Rita Bodin Darden, Grace Bodin Haydel, Bolden Haydel, Rhena Rodriguez LaGrange, Katherine Breaux Lee,

                  Middle Row, L-R, Dan Darden, Claire Haydel Broussard Juliet Rodriguez Peterson, Sheila Savoie Bodin, Judy Shugart, 

Terry LaGrange, Larry Bodin, 

Back Row, L-R  Terry Broussard, Earl Peterson, Jim Bodin, Sr., Jessica Barrett,  Lee Rey Bodin Beningosa, Paul Breaux.





Some of the attendees at the 2010 reunion included 

Left to Right Larry Bodin , Lee Bennigoso , Judy B.Shugart, Sheila S. Bodin,

  Jim Bodin, and Jessica Barrett.



l'Herbaudiere, France   L-R Ryan & Ruby Mestepey, Colette Bodin, Jim Mestepey

L-R: Larry, Ruby and Colette, church at l'Herbaudiere France


L-R: C Michael Bodin, Larry Bodin and Dr. Bruce Turner, Archivist of Lafayette, LA UL Library

The Bodin Book was donated to  The Edith Garland Dupre Library at the University of Louisiana on April 21, 2010.




Far left, Vivica Pierre, Larry Bodin and Andrea Flockton discuss the library's acquisition of Luella's beautiful Bodin book,

Les Familles Baudin/Bodin. 


Gregoire Bodin was a big man. Judy Shugart holds her 3rd great grandfather's pants.


Rev. William Crumley C.S.C , pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Charenton, addresses the 2010 reunion audience.

The church was the family church of Gregoire Bodin and his brother Simon Bodin.

Roland Bodin and Emmadel Bodin Hay, Great Grandchildren of Gregoire Bodin.


Edna Mae Dupuis, 92 years of age, was the  eldest member in attendance.


Sign In Desk was busy.


L to R: Tim Borne, Michelle Borne, Manville Borne, Lee Beningosa, Wayne Bodin  and stirrer Teetsie Mayon cook the Jambalaya stock for our reunion like it has been done for 200 years.


Jambalaya stock

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