www.famillesracette.org

Association Des Familles Rasset


The Rasset Family Association invites you

to its 12th gathering

Saturday, September 15, 2018

in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton

The program consists of:

9:30am    Welcoming the participants to Floribell

              Registration table / receiving the kit

              President's Welcome / Program of the day


10:30am  Annual General Meeting

                President's report

                Finantial statements

                    Budget for 2019

                Elections

11:30 to 12:30    Lunch of the participant

12:30pm            Departure for Saint-Élie-de-Caxton (carpooling)

1:30pm              Beginning of the guided tour of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton

3:00pm              Departure of the tourist circuit (see annex)

4:30pm              End of the guided tour / departure for Floribell

5:30pm to 7:30pm    Diner at Floribell

                                wine service

                                door prizes

8:00pm                    End of the Gathering


REGISTRATION FEES

Click for fees and to register on the form.

To print the program, click on the program.

To print the accomodations, click on the accomodations.


You have questions:

before June 11, 2018
Claude Racette, Secretary of the Association at (450) 682-3520 in Laval

or by writing to    racettec@colba.net

at all times:
Michel Racette, president and in charge of the 2018 rally
(450) 585-4321 or (514) 576-9327

or by writing to    mracette@communicationlanaudiere.com


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
September 24, 2017

L'Assomption

It is with pleasure that I present to you the review of this past year's activities of the Association.

Before I go any further, I would like to thank my colleagues on the board for their work and support over the past year. I want to emphasize the departure of Lise St-André who informed us of her decision to leave the board but will remain as a member of the Association. Thank you Lise for your excellent work.

ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY


First of all, on August 13, 2016, we held our 11th biannual gathering in Saint-Jacques in the Lanaudière region as part of the Fêtes Gourmandes de Lanaudière. Nearly forty members participated.

It was also during this meeting that I gladly agreed to become the president of the association for two years. I thank you again for your support and you confidence.

Focus-Group

The Board of Directors subsequently decided to hold a reunion on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Repentigny to review the Association's outlook for the coming years. The results of this day will guide the actions of the council during my mandate.

Promotion 25 years (summary)

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Rasset Family Association. The board decided to promote it with a distinctive logo and benefits when renewing membership.

On this subject, I would like to inform you that this promotion proved to be a great success as all members minus one whose membership expired renewed for two years. Our target for 201 7 is 125 members. I invite you to promote this offer and to register new members to achieve our goal.

Membership to the Fédération Histoire du Québec

Since its foundation, the Rasset Family Association was a member of the Fédération des familles souches du Québec (FFSQ), later the Fédération des associations de famille du Québec (FAFQ). The Fédération provided member associations with a range of services ranging from affordable liability insurance to web hosting, printing and storage services.

In recent years, the Government of Quebec, the Fédération's principal donor, has considerably reduced the amount it paid to the Fédération. The situation has become so critical that FAFQ dismissed its four employees and terminated several of its services a few months ago.

In addition, it will no longer directly support member associations as it did before, but simply refer them to resource persons. In short, the FAFQ becomes a voice rather than an actor.

It is for these reasons that the members of the council of the Association of Rasset families decided to join the Fédération Histoire Québec. This organization, founded in 1965, formerly known as the Fédération des sociétés d'histoire du Québec, has over 266 associations representing more than forty thousand people.

Board meeting / dates

During the past year, the board of directors met three times, January 14, June 4 and September 17. Another meeting is scheduled for the end of the year.

Bulletins / release date

As for the bulletin, it has been published six times, December 2016, January 2017, February / March 2017, April / May 2017, June / July 2017 and the last will be December 2017 / January 2018. Thank to Sylvain Racette for the editorial staff and to Lise St-André and Claude Racette for their work in preparing and sending the bulletins.

Website / Facebook

In 2017, Claude Racette regularly updated our website while Nicole Racette was responsible for publishing relevant information on our Facebook site.

Projects 2018 (Park bench / Publication directory)

Two projects are still scheduled for the next year: the purchase of a Rasset park bench in Saint-Jacques and the publication of a Rasset repertoire in Quebec.

Park bench

In Saint-Jacques, there is a memorial park of certain families. The Parc des Cultures consist of the creation of thematic spaces. In order to furnish the Parc des Cultures, a bench installation project is underway. The benches made by local craftsmen are financed by the family, its origin (Acadian, Quebecois or others) and the date of arrival of this family in New Acadia. Fifteen (15) benches are already installed and fifteen (15) others art to be planned for the coming years. Eventually, each family having a bench will be able to put genealogical information, if it wishes, on the website of the Municipality of Saint-Jacques.

Publication of a Rasset Directory in Québec

The publication of a repertory of baptisms, marriages and burials of the Rassets in Quebec is piloted by Sylvain Racette as will as Lise Saint-André and Claude Racette.

AGA 2018 / place

Finally, during its last board meeting, the members of the board decided to hold the next major gathering in the Mauricie region. More details will be given to you on the website / Facebook and the news letter of the association.

That's basically my report. Thank you for your attention.

Michel Racette, President

Welcome to the Rasset Family Association website

In 1664, the French carpenter Jean Rasset landed in America. He is one of the 5,000 bold and tenacious pioneers who, through their work and perseverance, have enabled the settlement of a French-speaking nation on the continent. Three and a half centuries later, thousands of Quebecers, Canadians and Americans proudly stand among his descendants and continue to spread his surname in its various forms.

We also invite you to take a few minutes to visit our new website. You will discover a wealth of information about the first generation of Racettes and our family association active since 1992. In our new PUBLICATIONS section, you will find a brief summary of all articles published in our newsletter for the past 20 years. Do not hesitate to order the issues you want. And come back regularly. We will add content throughout the year.

We hope to see you at our next meeting.

LOGO AND PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN

    To celebrate the Association's 25th anniversary, the Board of Directors is setting up a unique promotional campaign this year to thank its members and stimulate recruitment.
    Initially, all members who renew their membership for 2 years will receive a discount of $5. Instead of $40, they will pay $35. This discount will also be offered to anyone who becomes a member of the association this year for two years.
    In a second phase, the association is re-launching its sponsorship program. New members will benefit from a discount on their next renewal: a 25% ($5) discount for a new member, a 50% ($10) discount for two new members, and a free membership for one year for three new members recruited. A new member shall mean any person who has never been a member or has not been a member for more than three years.
In a third step, a 25% discount on the price of all promotional items still in stock purchased during the year. This promotion will last until the end of the year 2017 or until out of stocks.
    The board also adopted a logo on the anniversary of the association. This logo, prepared by the administrator Lise St-André, represents the Association's coat of arms surrounded by a crown of bronze laurels. The number 25e appears at the top of the crown, while the years 1992-2017 appear under the coat of arms. This logo will now decorate all official documents of the association.


THE ASSOCIATION HAS JOINED
THE FÉDÉRATION HISTOIRE QUÉBEC

On January 14, 2017, the members of the Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution to join the Fédération Histoire Québec. Founded in 1965, formerly known as the Federation of Quebec History Societies, it has more than 266 associations representing more than forty thousand people.
    Since its founding, the Rasset Family Association was a member of the Federation of Quebec Family Associations (FFSQ), which later became the Federation of Family Associations of Quebec (FAFQ). The Federation provided member associations with a range of services ranging from affordable liability insurance to web hosting, printing and storage services.
    In recent years, the Government of Quebec, the Federation's principal donor, has considerably reduced the amount it has paid. The situation has become so critical that the FAFQ has dismissed its four employees and terminated several of its services a few months ago.
    In a letter sent to member associations on November 30, 2016, the president of the Federation, Claude Trudel, said that it was necessary to "redefine the role of the FAFQ". "The vision for the future" he proposes, is to make the Federation "a privileged interlocutor with the governmental bodies and other organizations or companies interested in the family heritage and its enhancement". In addition, it will no longer directly support member associations as it did before, but simply direct them to resource persons. In short, the FAFQ becomes a voice rather than an actor.
    It is for these reasons that members of the council of the Association des familles Rasset have decided to join the Fédération Histoire Québec.

The Board of Directors 2017-2018 of the Rasset Family Association






To reach, click on the name

President :                       Michel J.P. Racette
Vice-President :                François A. Racette
Secretary-treasurer :         Claude M. Racette
Administrator :                  Nicole Sénécal Racette
Administrator :                  Sherry Simard
Administrator :                  Mario S. Racette
Administrator :                  Sylvain L. Racette

Journal

Editor :                            Sylvain L. Racette


up-date 2018/01/08