Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day

This year, we participated in the Grand Celebration sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Louisiana and the French-American Chamber of Commerce-Gulf Coast Chapter as well as L’Union Française among others. The Consul General, Grégor Trumel is being re-assigned and this was somewhat of a farewell party. We were joined by many at the New Orleans Museum of Art for a wonderful Bastille Day party on Friday, July 14. There was music, food, and drink.

Members and Friends of L’Union Française

Met at NOMA to enjoy the festivities.

This year we joined the citywide celebration in anticipation of New Orleans’s tricentennial next year.

  Voted by Reuters as the third best Bastille Day celebration in the world – how could we miss it! Hope you were there to join us!!!!!




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last updated 8/25/2017

Fête de Noël

2016 Fête de Noël

The annual Fête de Noël was held on Saturday, December 10th and was attended by about 60 members of L’Union Française and their guests as they celebrated the beginning of the Christmas holidays.
The house was festively decorated for the occasion.  President Hilda Sapera and First Vice-President Danny Lewis and several of our board members were present to welcome guests and wish everyone a Joyeux Noël. Vice Consul Olivia Lamy and husband Thomas joined in the festivities. There was a delicious array of food offerings along with a well stocked bar. It was a fine way to anticipate the arrival of Père Noël.


Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting

The annual business and election meeting was held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at The Rose Garden. There were 63 members in attendance.  The business portion of the meeting included a reading of the financial report and a presentation of the State of the Organization by outgoing President Kathleen Moisiewicz.  Following that, the election of the Board of Directors for 2017 was held. All enjoyed a buffet dinner and continued socializing.


The following members have been elected to the Board:

Hilda Sapera
Danny Lewis
 1st Vice President
Kay Kerr
 2nd Vice President
Karen Leathem
Linda Sins
Frank Kerr
Amy Stein
Betty Davis
Hans Heinemann
Jacqueline Graff
Jeffrey Cohen
Judith Faust
Mary Frances Biggers
Kathleen Moisiewicz
Robert Honorée

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Founders’ Day

On October 12, 2016, L’Union Française held the annual Founders’ Day gathering at the Bistro Orleans in honor of the founding of the organization on October 12, 1872.  The fête was enjoyed by 65 members and guests. The events included a presentation by historien Frank Kerr and an update on the status of the school by President Kathleen Moisiewicz. Everyone enjoyed an evening of socializing.


updated 10/25/16