A Word from the President - Spring 2019

Dear members,

After a harsh winter, I'm happy to meet you, parents and friends of the Robitaille family.

Our Association is 30 years old

It is during the weekend of June 8-9 that we invite you to participate in activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Association. We have prepared a program to help you locate your ancestors in places where they have grown, developed and gathered to help build the villages and cities we know today. You will find in this issue all the relevant information for this meeting to which we wish to welcome you in large numbers.

Novelty

Many of you with an email address may have noticed a significant change in the way we communicate with you. Indeed, since the beginning of the year, you receive every month by email a message from us with articles about Robitaille. For members who do not have an email address, we continue to contact you in writing 2-3 times a year. This new way of doing things allows us to communicate with most of you more frequently and we hope you enjoy this new formula.

Membership

In recent years, we have seen a significant decrease in the number of members in good standing of our Association. Your Board of Directors is working hard to try to maintain your interest so that you renew your membership year after year. We also observe a decrease in availability among administrators and commanders due mainly to the disease. Many have been in post for many years and we are looking for a new generation to ensure the sustainability of your Family Association.

I wish you a happy 30th anniversary and look forward to meeting you on June 8th and 9th.

Marc Robitaille, President