The Military Officers' 

Wives' Club Of

Greater New Orleans


2020 Leagues Under the Sea
January 25th, 2020
Intercontinental Hotel, New Orleans
$85 per person

It's time to get your table together!!  Reservation Forms can be found on the website @ or by clicking directly on the: CAMAN RESERVATION FORM Reservations require payment, and we can only take cash or checks.  Checks should be made out to MOWC.  We can take multiple checks for one table. Call or text me at 504-444-9079 if you have any questions!


You, as a member of the Military Officers’ Wives’ Club, are automatically a member of the Krewe of CAMAN! The acronym CAMAN stands for Coast Guard, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy!

The CAMAN Ball is a Joint Service, Military Mardi Gras Ball. This year CAMAN will celebrate its’ 47th Anniversary on January 25, 2020 at the Intercontinental Hotel on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Unique among Mardi Gras Balls, attending the CAMAN Ball is a wonderful way to enjoy Carnival season in New Orleans!

It’s flavored a little Military, a little Royal and a lot of FUN!

This year’s theme is “2020 Leagues Under the Sea”! Attire for the Ball is FORMAL! Gowns, uniforms and tuxedos, or you may choose to costume. Formal means long dresses or skirts that touch the floor. To add to the fun of the evening, we encourage costuming. FORMAL Steampunk, Victorian or Mermaid would be appropriate for this theme. Think Jules Verne, steampunk meets mermaid. And ladies, a PINK BOA is a must when the dancing begins!

Make your Ball reservations early to avoid the waiting list. The link to the Reservation form is in your newsletter, on our Facebook page and online at MOWCNOLA.ORG. Reservations will end on January 3, 2020. Refunds end on that date as well!

You may reserve a full table of 10 with your payment for all 10 guests at the time of the reservation. If you don’t have a full table, the Reservation Committee will seat you to ensure that you have delightful table companions with whom to enjoy the evening.

Our Queen, King and Court will be chosen the night of the Royal Dinner on November 8, 2019.

If you haven’t entered your name to be a Maid of the Court, representing your service, or to be our Queen, you still have time to put your name in the hat! You may also enter your husband’s name for King.

It’s a wonderful experience to hear your name called as Maid for your service and to leave the dinner with a CROWN that you can wear to all of our events for the year ahead!

A few Ball details:

Parking at the Intercontinental the night of the Ball is $10.00. Other nights, the rate is $47.00.

If you choose to stay at the hotel, rooms are $183.43 inclusive. Please use Room Code:

You’ll want to arrive at the Ball by 5:30pm, giving you time to gather your friends, check in with Yvette at Reservations and to check in at the Membership table to receive a very special Krewe of CAMAN ducal. A ducal is a special, collectable pin given by Krewes to their members. Wear it proudly!

At 6:00PM the Ballroom doors will open. Find your table and get settled in. Make your way to the Parade of Prizes to place bids on our wonderful prizes! We will have a special Signature Cocktail at the bar for you to enjoy as well!


Promptly at 7:00PM the doors will be closed to admission and the festivities begin!

Please take the opportunity to get involved. Over the next couple of months, the CAMAN Committee will have “Work Parties” to assemble our centerpieces and to make a few things for YOUR Mardi Gras Ball. The work party events are always enjoyable and a fun way to meet each other in a relaxed setting. Lifelong friendships have been made here!   Dates of our get togethers will be posted on the MOWC Facebook page and/or emailed out to membership! Come join the fun, your participation will be most appreciated!

Char, Yvette and I are excited to be your CAMAN Ball committee this year!



Janet Nagelin

Captain, Krewe of CAMAN

CAMAN Ball 2019 Photos
A Speakeasy Soiree