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SMART Cajuns


The SMART Cajuns Chapter is one of the largest chapters in SMART. We are a fun-loving group of 75+ members that normally holds a minimum of four, four-day musters a year in Louisiana and sometimes other states. Our signature muster is called the “Ya’ll Come” and is always held every April at Poche’s RV ’N Fishing Camp in Breaux Bridge, LA. We do Cajun things like boil crawfish, cook cracklins, and fry fish. Our muster fee is $30 per couple and with that we provide four full breakfasts and four evening meals. Activities include card games, physical activity games, various crafts, and fishing and golf tournaments. Depending on the location, the muster host will sometimes schedule trips or tours in the local area and there are always plentiful places to shop. Door prizes are sometimes provided at the musters. We conduct 50/25/25 drawings and silent auctions to benefit our selected charity and perform flag retirement ceremonies. For the past four years, the Smart Cajun Chapter has received the Outstanding Chapter Award from SMART HQ. This chapter is also very involved in the Smart National Muster scheduled in October, 2017 in Rayne, LA and the chapter members are dedicated in helping to provide a unique experience for our Veterans and their spouses/friends.

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Our Musters (Rallies)

  A calendar of our Musters and Events.

National Muster

Our next National Muster will begin on September 25, 2018 in Mineola, TX. Please click here for more information.

Cajuns Muster Schedule

Date Event Sponsor
Ya'll Come
Breaux Bridge, LA More Info
2018 National Muster
Mineola, TX More Info
Past Presidents
SMART Cajuns and Mississippi Magnolia Joint Muster
Picayune, MS More Info
MS Magnolias & Cajuns


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Office Name Phone
President Doug Barksdale (225) 235-8149
Vice President James Stubbs (228) 365-0627
Secretary Kathy Padgett (337) 543-4605
Treasurer Jim McCurry (225) 266-2589
Quarter Master Dennis Bowen (337) 380-6043
Newsletter Editor Walt Padgett (337) 281-8187
Website Delegate Charley Le Blanc (504) 616-6959

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