Club des Méritants (Award Club)

The Association des Blais d'Amérique wants to recognize and honor its members’ volunteer work during the fiscal year (June 1 to May 31). Any member in good standing who receives an honorary distinction or management recognition is eligible for this “Club des Méritants” through his/her implication in various Association activities:

  • Research and genealogical aid
  • Recruiting new member
  • Recruiting financial sponsors
  • Journal des Blais
  • Annual meeting
  • Blais history
  • Sale of promotional items
  • Regional representation
  • Active role in Board of Directors
  • Active role in various Association committees
  • Any other involvement deserving recognition

Volunteers are easily taken for granted within an association, they nevertheless play important roles. A tangible recognition of their work will thank them and stimulate others to imitate them.

Members of the Board or any other member in good standing can nominate a member for the “Club des Méritants”. To do so, send the name of the candidate and the reasons for which he/she should become a member of the “Club des Méritants”. Nominations must be sent in before July 1st:

  • by email:
  • by regular mail: Association des Blais d’Amérique, 3479, carré Rochon, Québec, QC, G1X 2C1

The executive of the Board of Directors decides which volunteers will be honored following the rules established in the “Policy of Honorary Distinction and Management Awards” in force. The selected volunteers will receive a certificate for their contribution to the advancement of the Association des Blais d’Amérique at the Annual General Meeting, usually held during the annual meeting.


Issued for the first time this year, the medal is to recognize the outstanding administrative effort to create and develop a viable association over a period of more than 5 years while in a strategic function. Current management decided to recognize two members who realized this achievement between 2004 and 2020. They are Lucille Blais (M-215) and Jean-Marc Blais (M-256). Both came to the helm of our association with a deep desire to create a sustainable association for the Blais d’Amérique. You will find their stories surfacing regularly in past «Journal des Blais». We will continue to use their work and models for many years to come. 
Gilles O. Blais (M-661), our president from 2019 to 2021,
presented the medal of excellence to Lucille Blais (M-215)

Gilles O. Blais (M-661), our president from 2019 to 2021,
presented the medal of excellence to Jean-Marc Blais (M-256)

2019 - 2021 Honor Table

Compilation of recipients since 2007

Last update: January 01, 2022