A few words about 2019
Greatings dear members
The year 2019 brought changes to your Association’s board of directors which went from seven to five members to facilitate its effective functioning. We also welcome Michel as recruit member to the board.
The end of 2019 also marks the end of our Association’s 30th anniversary. It is thanks to people like Lorraine, originator and founding member of our Association, and many other volunteers through the years that we have survived to this day. You also deserve thanks for maintaining your interest in our newsletter Les Robitailleries and having urged members of your family to join our family Association. Like regional newspapers, we struggle with financing and original content while competing with information distributed over the Internet. We would encourage you to subscribe to our electronic bulletin, it helps to cut down our costs.
Since we print out only two paper copies of the Robitailleries every year, we will keep on publishing electronic articles regularly with new contents on various subjects. You can also follow us on Facebook and share pieces of information with your cousins :
As to myself, I am proud to be a part of our family Association. I commit myself to the continuation of the work already begun and, with the other board members, to the identification of solutions so that our Association meets in the best possible way the needs of its actual and future members. I hope that you will take this opportunity to renew your membership because it is the way to support your Association in its efforts to provide information on our roots and our family values.
To all of you, a happy and healthy New Year!
Marc Robitaille, President
(Translated by Johanne Boucher, trad. A., Montréal)
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
as well as a Facebook page
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,