The annual general meeting of the now 200-year-old Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ) took place in College Hall of the Morrin Centre on March 27 with some 35 people, including staff, present. Members of the board of directors and the executive director of the Morrin Cen- tre, which is managed by the LHSQ, presented the 199th annual report of the activities of Canada’s oldest existing learned society. Gina Farnell, who served as president of the board for the past four years, highlighted some of the key activities of success in 2023, including the Literary Feast with re- tired naval officer, astronaut and politician Marc Garneau as the keynote speaker; the Imagination Writers’ Festival and the Arts Alive! community arts festival. “The monthly and weekly activities for children, youth and adults are well- attended, and the library, the ‘jewel of the Morrin Centre,’ is well-used and appreciated by members and visitors alike.” She also thanked her fellow board members, employees and all volunteers for their Newly elected and re-elected members of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec board of directors, many sporting their new LHSQ tartan scarves, pose for a photo in front of the 200th-anniversary banner in College Hall. Those present are Franklin Raff, John Owen de Lancie, Grant Regalbuto, Neil Williams (new president), Donald Fyson, Susan Saul, Ladd Johnson, Jane Underhill, Jacob Stone and Peter Black. Absent are Michael Bourguignon, Gilles Cloutier, Stephen De-Wint, Jennifer Robert and Mike Ross. continuous support, “It is a team effort.” Farnell also pointed out that she was wearing a kilt made with the new Morrin Centre tartan created by Anthony Arata, the centre’s cultural heritage co-ordinator. Executive director Barry Mc- Cullough said that the Morrin Centre’s three pillars – heri- tage, education and the arts – were well-represented in 2023, and thanked the many staff members for their hard work and dedication. Honorary librarian Donald Fyson spoke about the acquisi- tion of many new books, now totalling over 28,000, and the fact that the goal of 200 new members for the LHSQ’s 200th anniversary was surpassed by 30. Elections for board mem- bers were then held, with four new people chosen to replace outgoing members. Neil Wil- liams, the former treasurer of the board, was selected as president by the board members. The evening concluded with the ever-popular magazine sub- scription auction with Louisa Blair wielding the hammer. For those members who were unable to attend the AGM, copies of the colourful and informative 20-page report are available at the Morrin Centre. (Photo by Shirley Nadeau)

LHSQ holds 199th annual general meeting

LHSQ holds 199th annual general meeting  Shirley Nadeau The annual general meeting of the now 200-year-old Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ) took place in College Hall of…

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