President’s Message

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Hello Dear Cousin,

I wish you a very beautiful 2017 Year with lots of health and abundance in your life!

In the summer of 2016, we had a very interesting general meeting in Victoriaville, in the Bois-Francs region where I grew up. In this newsletter you will have the opportunity to view some photos and more details surrounding this event.

We received a note from our chaplain Lucien Lemieux who was one of the founders of our association in 1982. He is now 82 years old and is still in good shape. It is very fortunate that our association still exists after all these years.

In 2016, 15 new members joined our Association, which is very encouraging! The Association des Descendants des Lemieux now has 88 active members!

For those who do not know, there is also an Association of Lemieux in France, they celebrated their 30th anniversary on September 25th. They have a website in the form of a blog where you can visit them at any time: http://association.lemieux.over-blog.com

I also announce the beginning of another project that we would like to realize, that is to make a trip in France on the lands of our ancestors and an opportunity to meet the Association of Lemieux de France. The planned date would be September 2018. It gives us time to plan the itinerary of the trip. In the coming months, we will collect the travel information, the itinerary, the flight, the accommodation and the total cost of the trip. To be continued!

The Federation of Quebec Family Associations (FAFQ), of which our association is one of the founders, did not receive their required grant for the year 2016, which leads to a redefinition of the Federation with less financial means. For this year, there will be no Genealogy Show in Lévis, which would normally have taken place in February 2017.

This year, our general meeting will be held in Trois-Rivières in the beautiful region of Mauricie, the Rassemblement 2017 will be held over 3 days: Friday, August 18, Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2017. There will be several interesting activities during the weekend. Talk about these activities in your Lemieux family, there may be someone who would be interested to come and meet other Lemieux.

I hope to have the Pleasure to meet you in 2017, we are waiting for you in great number!

Good reading & don't forget to visit our Facebook Page!

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François Lemieux

President