New Facebook Group- VICIA

A new facebook group, VICIA, is now open for residents of Venetian Isles and Lake Catherine. This group is the primary social media source for the Venetian Isles Civic and Improvement Association. Group members have access to updates on association related activities, association news, and additional community related information. Submit your request to join below. 

General Meeting

Join us to discuss goals for the upcoming year and to meet the new Board of the Venetian Isles Civic and Improvement association on 1/21/2020 at the Fire Station, 7:00PM.


Venetian Isles Fishing Rodeo is coming

Friday, September 20 thru Sunday, September 22

Get ready to take the kids and FISH


Venetian Isles Fishing Rodeo 2019



The 2019 Venetian Isles Fishing Rodeo will be held September 20-22. The following photos were taken at the 2018 rodeo.


Venetian Isles Garden Club

Let's Get Social - Membership Drive

Help keep our community looking great, work with us to raise funds for deserving charities, meet new friends and enjoy seasonal events by joining The Venetian Isles Garden Club. We can't wait to hear from you!

Download the form Below to learn more and apply for membership.


Venetian Isles Crawfish Cookoff 2019

May 18, 2019 -  saw another amazing CRAWFISH  COOK OFF in Venetian Isles.

General Meetings held 3rd Tuesdays


February 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

August 20, 2019

November 19, 2019

Election of new board members and officers 


Santa in the Isles 2019 will be held Saturday, Dec 14

Santa and his Elves cruise the canals of Venetian Isles. Children excitedly listened for Christmas carols to announce their arrival at the dock. Jingle bells, candy and gifts are distributed to all the good little boys and girls at parties along the way.  


Thanks to all the individuals that worked hard to make this event a memorable experience for all. 

Click on any Image Below for a Full Screen Slideshow!


Crawfish Cook Off is Coming

Thursday, April, 2019 will be the organizational meeting for teams and volunteers. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 is the big day to BOIL dem CRAWFISH. Teams Cook up batches of delicious crawfish for neighbors to savor and enjoy.

Santa in the Isles - Saturday, Dec. 14, 6-9 pm

 Santa's  arrival in Venetian Isles will be Saturday , December 14, 2019. We are expecting 300 children so Santa and his elves have been really been working hard to prepare for this fun traditional family party night. 


General Meeting - February 19, 2019

  • Discussed at the February 19, 2019 meeting:
  • Check valves for Genoa Rd and for Alba Rd where flooding 
  • occurs most often from water backflow  through storm drains.
  • Re-energizing sign at San Trovaso and OST.
  • Blue triangle reflective tape now  available.
  • Cyndi Nguyen, Dist E Council, gave a report on progress 
  • around NO East.
  • It was voted by the members present to get Crime cameras 
  • through the police dept.
  • A treasurer's report was given



Annual Halloween Spook House in Venetian Isles - 10/31/17

For the past 20 years, Mike and Sheila Seaman have worked tirelessly perfecting their family friendly haunted house. All the small details made for a unique and fun experience. VICIA and the Venetian Isles Garden Club offered their support with the Annual Halloween Spook House. The Garden Club was ready for hungry participants as they exited the Spook House with hot dogs, nachos and lots of sweet treats. This event has become a Halloween tradition in our community and is open to neighborhood residents, their families and friends. Thanks to to all of the volunteers and community members that participated and helped make this a fun and safe experience for children of all ages. Click below to see more images from the event.



Neighborhood Clean Up 10/30/17

A cold wet day didn't stop some dedicated members of VICIA from working this past Saturday to keep our neighborhood beautiful. Thanks to the volunteers that assisted with clipping the palms in the front of our subdivision and showing their commitment to keeping our community looking it's best.

Community Update

Association Update - 10/26/17

  • I just wanted to remind you that this Saturday October 28th is a neutral grounds clean up day starting at 9 am. In the event of rain, this will be postponed until Saturday November 4th. Please come out and lend a hand as we do the last major "spruce up" before spring. Trash bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves, garden shears and loppers, rakes, etc.
  • There will be a special meeting Tuesday November 7th at 7 pm at the fire station for approval of the new board. No positions were opposed so the slate will need to be accepted by acclimation. Come meet the new board who are generously giving of their time to keep VICIA active. We have some new faces with fresh ideas that are always welcomed. See attachment. If someone you nominated is not on this list, it is either because they declined the nomination or are not eligible i.e. not a paid member.This will be a very short part of the meeting.
  • You requested at our general meeting earlier this month to meet the City Council candidates. I have invited James Gray and Cyndi Nguyen who will be in a runoff later in November for the City Council seat for District E. Cyndi Nguyen graciously accepted and is eager to establish a relationship with Venetian Isles. James Gray, the incumbant, has yet to respond. Come prepared with any questions you would like to ask the candidates.
  • The annual Second Harvest Food Drive is Saturday November 11th starting at 10 am in front of the fire station. Please check all non-perishable items for expiration dates as Second Harvest will  not accept expired items. If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to Second Harvest. There are many families who depend on this food bank . So as we approach Thanksgiving, a time of plenty for most of us, please remember those who are not as fortunate. In the past, residents of Venetian Isles have been very generous and I am confidant that will again be the case.
  • Santa in the Isles is Saturday December 9th starting at 6 pm. Flyers will be distributed in November. There will be 2 boats again this year but Santa and his elves seem to come up with something new each year so mark your calendars now so that you don't miss out.    
  • Nancy Bell



Venetian Isles Fishing Rodeo 2017 - 9/29/17

  • The 2017 Fishing Rodeo was a resounding success.  Fun was had by all.
  • Credit and thanks goes out to all or our volunteers and Wish to Fish, Louisiana. A great big thank you to all of the sponsors who made this event possible. Please try to patronize these business and let them know that you are from Venetian Isles. Also included below are individuals that volunteered their time to this worthwhile and successful event. Be sure to offer your thanks when you run across them! 

Sponsors: The Blind Tiger, Raisinman Towing, RPB Construction, Lee and Brenda Ferraro, Domilise's Restaurant, Robin's Wharf Dockside, Absolute Concrete, Folgers, Textron, Bret and Brenda Praisewater, Paratech, Will & Lenny's Auto,St. Bernard Drugs, Alan and Diane Cacamo, Cindy Nguyen, Louisiana Fish Fry, Ray Garofalo, Diversified Foods, Roger and Bonnie Benischek, Command Construction, Henry's House, Castnet Seafood, Barnes Electric, Dave and Darlene Kennedy, Manning Lumber and Marine, Agape Pest Services, Johnny's Crab Traps, Safe Spot, Toyota of New Orleans, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hook 'n Line, Parkway Bakery, The Landing, Henry and Jeanette Martin, Gills Crane and Dozer, Ron Charles Construction, Lamarque Ford, Kona Ice, Southside Cafe,Tire Town, Original French Market Bar and Restaurant,Venezia's Restaurant, Vucinivich's Restaurant, Cafe Criollo Monteleone Hotel, Dean and Wendy Marullo, Wish to Fish, Bait, Inc, ADT Alarm Services (Larry Frilot),Ft. Pike Volunteer Fire Department, Kirk Jacobs, Lenny LaPuyade
Volunteers: Carol Wallace, Diana Riedel, Gabriel Black, Melissa Kennedy, Madeline Senac, Cheryl Kelly, and Bonnie Benischek. I sincerely apologize if I have left anyone out. We could not do what we do with these generous sponsors and volunteers.