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November 11, 2017 (Saturday)

Veterans Day Event (E-mail Sign up)
Location: TBA

HELP IS STILL NEEDED:

We desperately need the following items to make this day a success for our Veterans. We need to secure all these items before we can start planning on volunteers for that day.

We need items for the gift bags such as toiletries, small American flags, small note pads, pens, pencils, books, hand held games, playing cards, small soaps, shampoo, hand cream from hotels stays, or any other small items for the hospital inpatient bags.

Food Items Needed for 500 people:

  • Lettuce and dressing packages
  • Hot dogs and buns
  • Bottled water

Please reach out to your banks, credit unions, real estate companies, etc. and ask for logo items they can contribute. It is great advertising for them and we will post an acknowledgement at the event. All donations are also tax exempt.

We are also accepting CASH donations to purchase any items we do not get through donations.

If you can help with a donation of food, gift items, or cash please contact Leisa Farrar or Kathleen Swiler LaGrange via message or email. Please help us make this a success to honor our Veterans!

Upcoming Events!

Veterans Day Event (E-mail Sign up)

We are currently looking for volunteers for the Night out Against Crime, Sealabration, and the Veterans Day events. If you can volunteer please let us know.

  • 10/15/2017 - Night Out Against Crime
    • Location: Lafreniere Park
      3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70003
      (Map)

    • Time: 3-7pm

  • 10/12/2017 - SEAlabration
    • Location: Audubon Institute Aquarium of the Americas
      1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      (Map)
    • Time: 4-7pm

  • 11/11/2017 - Veterans Day
    • Location: TBA
    • Time: TBA

  • 11/16/2017 - BR General Membership Meeting
    • Location: TBA
    • Time: 6pm

  • 12/07/2017 - BR Christmas Party
    • Location: Kathie and Steve Wylie's Home
    • Time: TBA

  • 12/14/2017 - NO Christmas Party
    • Location: Two Tony's Restaurant
      8536 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
      (Map)
    • Time: TBA

October 04, 2017 (Wednesday)

Baton Rouge General Membership Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: Blue Cross Customer Service Center, 5525 Reitz Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the meeting
Guest Speaker: Special Agent Rob King
Topic: Joint Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team (JCARD)/Violent Incident Crime

September 09, 2017 (Saturday)

On September 9, 2017 the FBI New Orleans Chapter of the Citizens Academy Association volunteered to assist at the New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event. We would like to thank Leisa Farrar our President, Judge Grout VP, Rita Bezou, Carlos Ayestas and his son Aiden, Dennis Quijano Historian, David Heximer VP Lafayette and his wife Sarah, and Kathleen LaGrange, Secretary for their participation.

The climb pays tribute to the 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers, and 8 emergency medical technicians that made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives on 9/11/01. They also include first responders from across the gulf south who have died in the line of duty. Participation is open to Regional Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders. They climb 110 stairs in full gear wearing lanyards with the name of a hero who lost their life that day. As they completed the climb they announced the name of their responder and rang the fire bell. This was the second year the New Orleans Chapter has participated in this annual event which raises money for the Louisiana Heroes Project.

August 31, 2017 (Thursday)

New Orleans Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: FBI — N.O. Field Office, 2901 Leon C Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
Guest Speaker: DEA ASAC Craig M. Wiles

ASAC Wiles will be discussing the DEA and their mission. He will discuss work they have done in Afghanistan and that region and also show a brief video “Chasing the Dragon” that addresses the problem of drug addiction. I had the pleasure of hearing him talk this week and you don’t want to miss this event.

Also, don’t forget to bring two scratch off or lottery tickets for our lottery wreath. Hope to see you on 8/31.

REMINDER: NO CELL PHONES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ALLOWED UNLESS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED

Special Election — VP Lafayette Position

The FBINOCAAA executive board met this week and voted to add a new position to the board. We are seeking applicants for the position of Vice President Lafayette. The Lafayette area has grown recently and with the addition of the Citizens Academy there we are hoping to generate more interest and gain more members. This is a special election and biographies of all applicants will be available at the next General Meeting for you to review before the call for votes.

If you are interested in applying for the position of Vice President - Lafayette, you must be current in your dues and an active member. Anyone interested should submit a brief biography to me by COB August 4, 2017. Election for the position will take place at the next general meeting on August 10, 2017.

Send all nominations, information, and biographies to secretary@fbicaanola.com.

September 13, 2017 (Wednesday)

The New Orleans Division will be hosting the 2017 Baton Rouge Citizens Academy session from September 13, 2017, through October 21, 2017.

The classes will be held one night a week for 6 consecutive weeks (Wednesday nights) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building. Attendees will be presented with a one-hour overview and case presentation on all New Orleans criminal programs. Following the 6-week sessions, the office will then host a range day at Camp Villere in Slidell from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The range day activities will consist of a SWAT demonstration, a firearms session, ERT exercises, and an explosive presentation by the SABTs.

Below you will find the Citizens Academy nomination form for you to complete and return to COS Lori Chauvin ASAP with the name/information of your nominee along with the Citizens Academy application form for you to provide your nominee(s) which all applicants must complete and submit for consideration.

All applications must be returned to the New Orleans FBI office by COB, Friday, August 18, 2017, to ensure the limited backgrounds can be completed and all applicants have been properly screened prior to selection by New Orleans Division management. Applications can either be scanned and emailed to: lachauvin@fbi.gov; faxed to: 504/816-3351 — Attn: COS Lori Chauvin; or mailed to: FBI, Attn: COS Lori Chauvin, 2901 Leon C. Simon Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126.

FBI Citizens Academy Application
FBI Citizens Academy Nomination Form

National Leadership Conference

One of the perks of being an Alum of the FBI Citizen’s Alumni Association is being able to attend the National Leadership Conference. The conference is open to all members in good standing. One of the events held each year at the conference is a Silent Auction. The New Orleans Chapter has always sent an item to be offered during the event.

The New Orleans Chapter is currently looking for alumni that would like to donate items such as bracelets, earrings, or necklaces that would be symbolize the New Orleans area and spirit of our beautiful state. Also, we would like to hear from anyone able to sell these items at a discount. We are requesting small items since they must be carried through airport security by a board member attending the conference.

Please contact President Leisa Farrar or Secretary Kathleen LaGrange.

June 24, 2017 (Saturday)

Habitat for Humanity Service Day (Please RSVP)
Location: New Orleans East - address to be provided at a later date
Time: 7:45am-4:30pm

Anyone wishing to volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity Service Day must provide us their name via email by June 13th. Information regarding the day is below. This event is open to members as well as family members. However, anyone under 18 will need a permission slip from their parents but parents do not need to attend. Information on the exact location will be sent out before the June 24th date. Participants can drive directly or caravan to the site.

Respond to president@fbicaanola.com or secretary@fbicaanola.com. It is important that we get a correct head count for Habitat in order to accomplish the goals they have set for that day! If you have any questions, please direct them to either email address above. Thanks in advance for volunteering.

May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day

NEW ORLEANS – National Missing Children’s Day is a day dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. Every year, thousands of children go missing, and a number of national organizations and law enforcement agencies have information and resources available for parents.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has introduced an app that helps parents store photos and vital information about their children in the palm of their hand. The free FBI Child ID App is available for iPhone and Android devices, and it allows parents the opportunity to immediately provide recent pictures and physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers. There is even a special tab on the app that allows parents to quickly and easily e-mail information about the child to authorities with a few clicks. It even notifies users when profile updates are recommended.

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Agenda for Executive Board Meeting - 2nd Quarter

The approved Q2 executive board meeting agenda is posted.

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Annual Teen Peace Conference in New Orleans

Annual Teen Peace Conference in New Orleans

The FBI New Orleans Citizens Academy Alumni Association participated in the Annual Teen Peace Conference in New Orleans. Crimestoppers GNO, the New Orleans FBI Field Office, DEA, the New Orleans District Attorney's Office, and other federal/local agencies partnered to host the event.

The event provided 300 area high school students with an opportunity to address community leaders on issues of violent crime and community safety. Touted as "a summit where teens talk and criminal justice leaders listen", participants were able to talk face to face with community leaders on violent crime and safety, network with teens and other schools and discuss ways to diffuse conflict and promote unity in the community and at school.

An action plan will be created from notes taken during the conference for attendees to use to promote safety in their schools and neighborhoods. Topics addressed included the prevalence of drugs and violence in local communities, homicide case studies, hate crimes, dating violence and creating solutions.

Annual Teen Peace Conference in New Orleans

1st Quarter General Membership Meeting

FBINOCAAA President Leisa Farrar presenting Marshal May a Chapter Challenge Coin as token of our appreciation.

The New Orleans Citizens Academy 1st Quarter General Membership meeting speaker was U.S. Marshal Genny May. ​Marshal May was appointed on March 11, 2010 to serve as the United States Marshal of the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans. She is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the Eastern District of Louisiana. Her overall responsibilities include protecting the United States Courts and judiciary, criminal investigations, executions of federal court orders, and other law enforcement activities. Marshal May is also responsible to act as the chief policy and decision maker and for the implementation and development of new programs both administratively and operationally. She is also a graduate of the 168th session of the FBI National Academy. The near record crowd at the meeting enjoyed her talk and the interaction with SAC Sallet.

FBINOCAAA President Leisa Farrar presenting Marshal May a Chapter Challenge Coin as token of our appreciation.

4th Quarter General Membership Meeting

Pictured in the photo are Royd Anderson and Frank Compagno, Chapter President.

The New Orleans Citizens Academy 4th Quarter General Membership Meeting speaker was Loyola Film Maker Royd Anderson. In 2006, Anderson wrote and directed the documentary The Luling Ferry Disaster for his Master's thesis project in Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The film recounts the story of the MV George Prince ferry disaster, the worst ferryboat accident in U.S. history with 77 fatalities.

Pictured in the photo are Royd Anderson and Frank Compagno, Chapter President.

Presidential Chapter of Excellence

Kathie Wylie, VP NO Doris Richardson, President NO Frank Compagno, FBI COS Lori Chauvin, Mary Ann Francois, and VP San Fransisco Kevin Jensen

The FBI New Orleans CAAA won its first and well-deserved Presidential Chapter of Excellence Award at the 2016 National Leadership Conference.

Pictured from left to right: Kathie Wylie, VP NO Doris Richardson, President NO Frank Compagno, FBI COS Lori Chauvin, Mary Ann Francois, and VP San Fransisco Kevin Jensen

August 10, 2016 (Wednesday)

New Orleans Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: FBI — N.O. Field Office, 2901 Leon C Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the meeting
Guest Speaker: SAC Jeffrey S. Sallet

Please join us for an interesting and informative meeting. Food and refreshments are always included. The meeting Agenda is attached.

Don’t forget to pay your annual dues for 2016. You can do so at the meeting or via check payable to FBINOCAAA mailed to PO Box 40202, Baton Rouge, LA 70835. Annual dues are $50.00 and Lifetime Membership is $1000.

Our 4th Quarter meetings will take place November 9, 2016 in New Orleans and November 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge. The November 9, 2016 meeting will be an election meeting of new officers. Be sure to pay your 2016 dues prior to the November meeting in order to be able to vote.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meeting.

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The New Orleans Chapter Supports the FBI and BRPD

The New Orleans Chapter Supports the FBI and BRPD.

On July 19, 2016 the FBI New Orleans Citizens Academy Alumni Association President Frank Compagno accompanied Lori Chauvin, COS-FBI New Orleans, to the FBI RA office in Baton Rouge on behalf of the New Orleans Chapter to provide them with water, sport drinks, coffee, granola bars, moon pies, gold fish, lance cheese and cracker variety, little bite muffins, pretzels, potato chip variety pack, etc. They were overwhelmed by our generosity.

This was the association’s way of saying “Thanks” to all these men and women in law enforcement who dedicate their lives daily toward our safety and protection. We are only too happy to support them. It is not certain how long their investigations will continue and may require an additional relief effort. Approximately half of the approved funding was used.

The photos included pictures ASACs Jeff Dutton, Andy Ludlum and COS Lori Chauvin as well as a photo of the support items.

The New Orleans Chapter Supports the FBI and BRPD.

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July 22, 2016 (Friday)

Officer nomination information is available here.

  1. nomination period closes at the end of business, Friday, July 22;
  2. all positions are open but we need nominations for Secretary, Historian;
  3. review by-laws for job description;
  4. nomination may be made by self;
  5. submit short bio w/ nomination.

LaPlace Disaster Relief

Bryan Hymel, Leisa Farrar, Pastor Williams, Frank Compagno, Mary Ann Francois, and Dennis Quijano

Donation was made from the alumni association to the Celebration Church Laplace Campus. Pastor Checkerz Williams is also on the EOC board of St. John the Baptist Parish for emergency preparedness. Two of our alumni made significant financial contributions as part of this effort. Our support of the Laplace tornado victims would not have been possible without our alumni support. Alumni helped provide clothing, cleaning supplies and items needed. The Celebration church responded to the members of the community well ahead of local parish efforts. The church played a significant role in helping victims with food, water and groceries as well as offering assistance with insurance and repairs.

Pictured: Bryan Hymel, Leisa Farrar, Pastor Williams, Frank Compagno, Mary Ann Francois, and Dennis Quijano. Not pictured: Frank Pringle

The 2016 ZOObilation at the New Orleans Audubon Zoo

Brian Duplaitis, Linda White, Leisa Farrar and Frank Compagno

June 1st from 4:30-7:30PM

The FBI New Orleans Citizens Academy Alumni Association participated in the Zoobilation event by passing out Child ID packets and other information to hundreds of visitors!

Participants pictured from left to right: Brian Duplaitis, Linda White, Leisa Farrar and Frank Compagno. Also in attendance but not pictured Paul and Normand Eversole.

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Touch-A-Truck Baton Rouge

Left photo: FBI-COS Lori Chauvin with daughter Kaitlin Chauvin and FBICA alumni Susan Davis. Right photo: FBI-COS Lori Chauvin, FBI-PAS Craig Betbeze, FBICA alumni Susan Davis.

The Junior League of Baton Rouge sponsored the Touch-A-Truck event. The FBINOCAAA worked the FBI booth handing out flyers to the public.

Left photo: FBI-COS Lori Chauvin with daughter Kaitlin Chauvin and FBICA alumni Susan Davis

Right photo: FBI-COS Lori Chauvin, FBI-PAS Craig Betbeze, FBICA alumni Susan Davis.

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2015 Hope House Donation

Pictures from left to right: Bryan Hymel, Frank Compagno, Donna Perrilloux, Leisa Farrar, Dennis Quiano.

At our 2015 Christmas parties, the FBI New Orleans and Baton Rouge chapters collected gift cards to be donated to Hope House of Louisiana. The gift cards were presented to CEO, Hope House of Louisiana, George Mills. Pictured from left to right: Lori Chauvin, Kathie Wylie, Doris Richardson, George Mills, and Frank Compagno.

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Disaster Relief

Pictures from left to right: Bryan Hymel, Frank Compagno, Donna Perrilloux, Leisa Farrar, Dennis Quiano.

Members of the FBINOCAAA met with community member Donna Perrilloux, Director DMP International Outreach, ministry that serves the tornado victims in the LaPlace area to drop off various personal/household items.

Pictured from left to right: Bryan Hymel, Frank Compagno, Donna Perrilloux, Leisa Farrar, Dennis Quiano.

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July 22, 2016 (Friday)

Officer nomination information is available here.

August 10, 2016 (Wednesday)

New Orleans Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: FBI — N.O. Field Office, 2901 Leon C Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the meeting

August 18, 2016 (Thursday)

Baton Rouge General Membership Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: FBI — BR RA Office, 18134 E Petroleum Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the meeting

November 9, 2016 (Wednesday)

New Orleans Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: FBI — N.O. Field Office, 2901 Leon C Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the meeting

November 17, 2016 (Thursday)

Baton Rouge General Membership Meeting (Please RSVP)
Location: FBI — BR RA Office, 18134 E Petroleum Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (Map)
Time: 6:30pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the meeting

2016 Membership Meeting Schedule

The 2016 meeting schedule for New Orleans and Baton Rouge has been released. Please continue to check your e-mail and the site for any changes.

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FBI Agents Memorial

FBI Agents Memorial

FBI Agents Memorial

2015 FBINCAAA Leadership Conference

2015 FBINCAAA Leadership Conference

Feed the Children Report

Friendship House Graphic

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ZOObilation @ Audubon Zoo, 06/03/2015

Andy Chu, Irby and Alina Bourque, John Grout, and Frank Compagno

Lt. to Rt. Andy Chu, Irby and Alina Bourque, John Grout, and Frank Compagno.

We were passing out FBI Child ID brochures at Audubon Zoo — “ZOObilation.”

Top Shot Geoff Michelli

Frank Compagno and Geoff Michelli

Geoff Michelli (right) is presented with the FBINOCAAA’s Top Shot Award by President Frank Compagno. Geoff out-shot his competitors by hitting the target at 70 yds using a .40-cal Glock 22. Congratulations Geoff!

January 1, 2015 (Thursday)

Dues are due!

It’s that time of the year for each of us to renew our memberships by paying our dues. 2015 dues are $50.00/year or $1,000 for a lifetime!

Paying dues is simple:

A special thank you for those of you who have already paid your 2015 dues!

Please keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities and membership meetings in 2015.

Lifetime Members of the FBI NO CAAA — New Orleans Chapter Donate $1000

COS Craig Betbeze, SAC Michael Anderson, Gretchen Burghardt, Sheriff Mike Tregre, MaryAnn Francois and Charlie Foy.

COS Craig Betbeze, SAC Michael Anderson, Gretchen Burghardt, Sheriff Mike Tregre, MaryAnn Francois and Charlie Foy.

The Lifetime Members of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association — New Orleans Chapter donated $1,000 to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of two bulletproof vests at our September 4, 2013 General Membership meeting.

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FBI Polo Size Charts

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FBI Safe Online Surfing (SOS)

SOS. It's fun, it's free, and it's educational.

Kids and teens love to use the Internet. But there are risks: online predators, identity thieves, cyber-bullies, and much more.

The FBI has a new tool that can help. The new Safe Online Surfing, or SOS, website helps educate students in grades 3 through 8 about cyber safety.

Through the website, teachers can sign up and have their students take specially designed tests once a year. The winning small, medium, and large schools each receive an SOS trophy from the FBI.

SOS. It's fun, it's free, and it's educational.

Visit sos.fbi.gov today.

Junior League of New Orleans’ Touch-A-Truck Event

On Saturday March 2nd FBICAA members, COS Craig Betbeze, and FBI SWAT personnel participated in Junior League of New Orleans' Touch-A-Truck event. The event provided children and families with a unique, interactive, one-day experience giving them an up-close look at their favorite big trucks and vehicles.

On Saturday March 2nd FBICAA members, COS Craig Betbeze, and FBI SWAT personnel participated in Junior League of New Orleans' Touch-A-Truck event. The event provided children and families with a unique, interactive, one-day experience giving them an up-close look at their favorite big trucks and vehicles.

The 2013-2015 FBICAA New Orleans Board

The 2013-2015 FBICAA New Orleans Board (from left to right): Frank G. Compagno (1st Vice President), Judge John C. Grout (Parliamentarian/Sgt. at Arms), SAC Michael Anderson, Doris Richardson (Secretary), Gretchen S. Burghardt (President), Dominic Michelli (Vice President, Baton Rouge), Norris D. Yarbrough (Treasurer), COS Craig C. Betbeze and Nancy Lytle (Historian). Missing – Kathie Wylie (President Emeritus).

The 2013-2015 FBICAA New Orleans Board (from left to right): Frank G. Compagno (1st Vice President), Judge John C. Grout (Parliamentarian/Sgt. at Arms), SAC Michael Anderson, Doris Richardson (Secretary), Gretchen S. Burghardt (President), Dominic Michelli (Vice President, Baton Rouge), Norris D. Yarbrough (Treasurer), COS Craig C. Betbeze and Nancy Lytle (Historian). Missing – Kathie Wylie (President Emeritus).

NFL’s Super Saturday of Service

FBICAA members joined FBI personnel on Saturday February 2nd to participate in the NFL's Super Saturday of Service. Together volunteers built picnic tables and a memo board. Special thanks to the Alumni members who participated; Leisa Farrar, Norris Yarbrough, and Dennis Quijano.

FBICAA members joined FBI personnel on Saturday February 2nd to participate in the NFL's Super Saturday of Service. Together volunteers built picnic tables and a memo board. Special thanks to the Alumni members who participated; Leisa Farrar, Norris Yarbrough, and Dennis Quijano.

COS Craig Betbeze, SAC Anderson and Leisa Farrar were interview by the Times Picayune: http://www.nola.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2013/02/super_bowl_2013_gives_back_wit.html

The FBI’s Child ID App

   
   

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