Rendezvous 2018: Celebrating Coast & Colonels


ROR’s 3rd Annual Rendezvous

Celebrating Coast & Colonels

Restore or Retreat started the month of November by gathering with great company to celebrate another year of great coastal efforts at the 3rd annual Rendezvous! For this year’s theme, we wanted to stick close to “home”…

Daily, ROR’s advocacy aims to expedite the implementation of large-scale restoration projects in the Barataria and Terrebonne basins, which complements the coastal restoration research, education, and active student engagement our region’s bayou-side university offers. In keeping with the coastal theme of the evening, ROR joined celebratory forces with Nicholls State University to acknowledge the college’s growing coastal education and community involvement in coastal efforts by sharing Nicholls’ motto of “closest to the coast.”

Bringing to life ROR’s mission of saving our coast, community, and culture, we had the traditional Cajun sounds of Cajun Music Preservation Society to tie into our culture while the décor of marsh grasses and cattails reminded our community of attendants about our coast! Diverse silent auction items included alligator and duck hunts, delicious food with a Cajun flare, and spirits that even a “Coastal Colonel” would love, kept the evening and fellowship lively!

We would like to recognize and greatly thank our event sponsors for their continuous support:

Pelican Sponsor
Capital One Bank

Heron Sponsors
Apache LA Minerals
Bollinger Shipyard
Duplantis Design Group
Entergy LA
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Weeks Marine

Egret Sponsors
Bayou Industrial Group
Greater Lafourche Port Commission
Synergy Bank
Volkert, Inc.

Sandpiper Sponsors
Archie Chaisson for Parish President
Buquet Distributing Co., Inc.
EATEL Business
Fletcher Technical Community College
J. Wayne Plaisance, Inc.
Plaisance Dragline & Dredging

While we take time to celebrate our coastal success at Rendezvous once a year, we remain committed to working hard to implement meaningful solutions for our irreplaceable region, and we look forward to successful strides in coastal restoration in the year to come with the support and encouragement of our membership and community—thank you for coming closer to the coast with us!