Recognizing treasured volunteers at the WQLC AGM

We’ve had a busy October at the WQLC, to say the least! We’ve officially moved from our location at 381 HWY 148, Shawville, Qc. We are now located at 106, Front Street, Campbell’s Bay, Qc. We hope you’ll join us for our open house later this fall.

On Satruday, October 21, we had our Annual General Meeting at Café 349 in Shawville Qc where we unveiled our brand new logo.

We also took some time to recognize our valued volunteers. Peter Gauthier has been a Board of Director’s member for the WQLC on two occasions. He served as Secretary from 2011 to 2012 and returned as Treasurer in 2014. He has now stepped down from the Board but continues to volunteer as a tutor. We thank him for his dedication and hard work.

Rick Valin, tutor and Board member, Mary Ann Keyzer, Board member, and Ray Cleary, tutor, were also recognized for their invaluable contributions to the organization.

We also presented Marilee DeLomard, retired Executive Director, with a certificate of appreciation for 24 years of services with the WQLC.

Our guest speaker Martin Riopel, Director of the Jardin Éducatif, presented his organization to the 18 WQLC members present. He spoke of the challenges faced  by not-for-profit organizations working in the field of education, bringing to the forefront the necessity of alternative forms of education for the development of healthy communities. Riopel stressed the importance of integrating students that may otherwise be marginalized by teaching them practical life and work skills. He added that community involvement and adequate funding are necessary to keep projects like the Jardin Éducatif alive.

We thank everyone who joined us and hope to see you all again next year!

 

 

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