AJL President Susan Dubin and National Convention Chair Fred Isaac traveled to Montreal
to review possible sites for the 2011 Convention. SSC and local Chapter President Marsha Lustigman will act as local co-chair of the Convention. Norma Newman, a librarian who has attended many past conventions, and Marsha met Susan at the airport and took her to breakfast in the Jewish community. Both are quite well-known in the community since there were several people who stopped by the table to say hello. Everyone seemed excited about the AJL coming to Montreal!
Marsha and Norma acted as tour guides and gave Susan a driving tour of some of the city. The views from the mountain where Montreal is built
were breathtakingly beautiful. All three met Fred Isaac at the hotel and walked to Old Town
where they enjoyed lunch in a garden restaurant known for its soft jazz.
One of the hotels being considered is right across the street from McGill University
in a quaint neighborhood walking distance from everywhere. The other hotel being considered is a few blocks away at the Place du Canada
where the underground rail system can be accessed.
Marsha hosted a family Bar-B-Q in her beautiful garden. Fred and Susan took the Metro there a dn found it very easy to get around.
In such a beautiful city with so much to do and see, the 2011 Convention is definitely going to be a not-to-be-missed event!
Pictures of the trip are on Picasa at the following URL: http://picasaweb.google.com/sdubinsue/20090829AJLVisitsMontreal?feat=directlink