Many fans of CUC Annual Meetings already know Jaime, who has served as CUC Parliamentarian for a number of years. He has been a member of the North Hatley congregation since the mid-90s, and during that period served on its board as Treasurer and then President.
Jaime retired many years ago and moved from Montreal to the Eastern Townships of Quebec with his wife Sooky. His long career as a lawyer (specializing in corporate law) in Montreal did not prevent him from pursuing his other interests such as music, tennis and sailing. He was for many years the volunteer organist of his local Anglican church, and was one of the founding members of the St. Lawrence Choir in Montreal. This latter activity included singing twice in Carnegie Hall, New York. In more recent times he directed the Lakeside Singers in North Hatley.
Jaime recently spent the better part of a year leading the work of a CUC committee that revised the by-laws from stem to stern to comply with the new federal law governing not-for-profit organizations such as the CUC. He and Sooky have missed very few Annual Meetings, if any, and have made a point of visiting Unitarian or Unitarian Universalist churches wherever they have travelled from one end of the earth to the other. Their attachment to our faith is of the strongest.