We are pleased to announce that Laura-Julie Perreault, International News Editor at La Presse and member of the advisory board of the Montreal Press Club, will be the keynote speaker at our Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, April 27, 6 to 8 pm. Ms. Perreault is a former Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, as well as a former foreign correspondent who has reported from over 35 countries on subjects ranging from the Tunisian Revolution and the Chechen War to the famine in Somalia. She is a recipient of both the Canadian National Newspaper Award and the Amnesty International Award.Please join us for an exceptional evening of networking and camaraderie at Hurley’s Pub located at 1225 Crescent Street, south of St. Catherine Street (2nd floor). Doors open at 5:30 pm. MPC meeting begins at 6 pm. Keynote begins at 7 pm. RSVP: 514-974-1119.President’s MessageThe MPC has enjoyed another exceptional year! Fresh off the success of the McGill Tribune Journalism and Media Conference (March 7-11), as well as providing sponsorship for the Concordia CBC News summer internship in London, the Montreal Press Club is looking forward to expanding its highly successful monthly Distinguished Speaker Series (co-hosted with UCM, MIGS, CIC as well as IRPP), providing more mentoring and networking opportunities for our members, and working with our Advisory Board (Lucinda Chodan, Terry Mosher, Peter McConnell, Terry Mosher, Laura-Julie Perreault, and Beryl Wajsman) on securing more strategic partnerships moving forward.We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 27th, any time after 5:30 pm. Annual dues can be paid at the reception desk. And don’t forget to bring your business card to qualify for one of several door prizes!Linda Renaud, MPC PresidentNOTE: The MPC will hold a business meeting from 6-6:45 pm PRIOR to Ms. Perreault’s talk. This member-only business meeting will deal with annual elections. Please note that nominations will be accepted from the floor. For election details please call MPC Treasurer, Tracey Arial, at 514-245-1945.