Rebuild New Orleans. Re-New Orleans. Renovate. Reconstruct. Revitalize.
Such words have been spoken countless times in post-Katrina New Orleans, and these words apply to this organization just as they apply to the city of New Orleans. Many of the members of this Society have been forced to relocate to other cities as a result of Hurricane Katrina. As a result, this organization must rebuild its membership and encourage its remaining members to a heightened level of participation in this organization.
The city of New Orleans must struggle with important policies and issues during this rebuilding process. This organization and its members offer an important perspective that deserves to be heard as issues such as court consolidation, election protection, funding of the public school system, and indigent defense are debated and decided.
The executive board implores you to participate in its activities and we welcome your ideas in organizing future activities that will help shape this organization and this city at this historic time.
In particular, we invite you to join us in celebrating the Society’s 50th Anniversary at an event to take place this fall. Please continue to check the website for details regarding this celebration. In further celebration of this landmark anniversary, the Society is collecting documents, photographs, programs, and any other Martinet Society information to be archived at the Amistad Research Center. If you have items that you would like to contribute to the collection, please contact Sharonda Williams at 504-312-9839.