Racine Families' Association


Many important decisions were taken at our Annual General Assembly held at Saint-Donat on 21 September 2013.  Our financial situation is such that we cannot continue to publish our newsletter L’Enraciné three times per year; it was therefore decided to publish only twice per year, in December and in June.  In addition, it was decided to increase our membership fees by $5 per individual and $10 per couple beginning in October 2014.  And even further, it was decided to solicit our members to receive L’Enraciné by e-mail instead of our having to mail it to them.

Also regarding L’Enraciné, it was decided to publish only a few of the many death announcements that we receive in the newsletter; the remainder would be published in full on our website.

After a briefing by Denis Racine on his endeavours to find more information on the ancestors of Étienne Racine, the meeting approved $500 over the next several years for Denis to explore notarial records in France.  During the period 1647-1648, Étienne had returned to France to deal with his parents’ estate and he may have signed some notarial documents

All five of the members of the Administrative Council whose terms had expired were re-elected for a three year term.  These are: Jacques H. Racine, Pierre Racine (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield), Gérard Racine, Céline Racine-Paquette and Anne-Sophie Guimond-Racine

After an in-camera session, the new Administrative Council returned to announce the following slate of officers for the next year:

President: Céline Racine-Paquette                            1st Vice-President: Diane Racine

2nd Vice-President: Jean-Louis Racine                     Secretary: Gilles Dupont
Treasurer: Pierre Racine (Sainte-Anne de Beaupré)