A Word from the President - Fall 2018

(Translated by Johanne Boucher, trad. A., Montréal)

 

Dear members,

As this gloriously warm and sunny summer is ending, we welcome the beginning of a new season full of activities. We hope that you will find these activities attractive and that you will take the opportunity they offer to make our Association better known among your friends and relatives.

We held our annual general assembly this past June, but few members attended. While we would hope for greater participation, we are always happy to meet new members. On that day, we had also organized, together with the Tremblay Family Association, a tour of Québec City by bus and it was a very interesting and lively event, though the number of Robitaille participants was small.

For many of you, our newsletter, Les Robitailleries, is the only means we have to keep you informed. Over the recent years, we have developed other communications tools to reach out to Robitaille descendants and their relatives. A team made up of Natalie Bissonnette, Marc, René, Jean and Florent Robitaille met over the summer and prepared a strategic plan to improve the efficiency of our communications.

Natalie and Florent manage our Facebook group which has currently 245 friends

https://www.facebook.com/groups/famillesrobitaille/?ref=bookmarks

as well as a Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/FamilleRobitaille/

If you have not done so already, we invite you to join the group and follow the posts on our page. We also urge you to let other Robitaille family members know about these.

The current members of the Board of directors have been volunteering for a good number of years and some of them have expressed their wish to retire. If you can give a little bit of your time to the Association, please let us know so we could welcome you to the team and get you started gradually.  

Finally, I invite you to let us know what your needs and wishes are, so we can work towards making the Robitaille Family Association more relevant to everyone.

 

Your president for 2018-2019,
Marc Robitaille