La Societe De Femme
The La Societe De Femme is an organization formed in 1963 and associated with La Societe Des Quarante Hommes et Huit Cheveau (40/8), made up of female members affiliated with Voyageurs Militaire & Veterans. We have been confused with the 8&40 and 4&20 of the American Legion & Auxiliary, which we are not part of. Each of our units and officers are named after the French Railroad. Our units and titles parallel the Voyageurs except that each unit is called Cabane (Caboose). All of our programs are the same as the 40/8, which aids the Voiture and works toward the betterment of La Societe as a whole. To be a member you must be 18 years of age and be affiliated with a 40/80er, an American Legion Member or a Veteran. Our Dames of Cabane 402, are very active in all of our programs.
It all started on September 19th, 1963, the Grande du Indiana issued a Charter for La Societe De Femme, and on October 4th, 1963, the first Cabane Locale, Cabane 145 de Indiana was born. It was chartered with 48 Members. Today their numbers continue to grow with Cabanes being formed in every state and county and continuing to grow each year in membership.
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, to support and assist the organization of La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux and to advance its principles and programs.