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Full House for QAHN's Volunteering Matters Conference in Stanstead!

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--April 15, 2016.

larger_img_1798.jpgThe third installment in QAHN's ongoing Volunteering Matters conference series, which took place today at the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, was filled to capacity. The event coincided with International Volunteer Week.

Representatives from most of the region's museums, historical societies and other heritage organizations participated in the event, including the Eaton Corner Museum, Missisquoi Museum, Brome County Museum, the Colby-Curtis Museum, Uplands, the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society, the Georgeville Historical Society, the Haskell Free Library & Opera House, and Richmond County Museum. Also attending were representatives from two regional CLCs, Townshippers' Association, and the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, Vermont.

Headlining today's event with a morning presentation titled "Organizational Renewal: Recruiting New Volunteers," was Alison Stevens of the Montreal Volunteer Bureau.

larger_img_1796.jpgThe afternoon session took the form of a panel discussion featuring Gerry Cutting, president of Townshippers' Association, Kira Page of the Centre for Community Organizations, Bob Hunt of the Old Stone House Museum, and Alison Stevens. The focus was "Appealing to Youth: How Do We Welcome Younger Generations?"

The day, which was coordinated by project directors Dwane Wilkin and Heather Darch, included a lunch and, following the panel discussion, a tour of the Colby-Curtis Museum by curator Chloe Southam.

larger_img_1799.jpgQAHN's Volunteering Matters conferences are part of the ongoing FOREVER project, which is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Upcoming conferences are planned in Wakefield (May 20); Gaspé (June 17), and Knowlton (September 23). For more information, or to register for any of these events, contact the QAHN office at: (819) 564-9595, or toll free at (877) 964-0409, or email us at dwane@qahn.org.