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A Word from the President

Nancy McGeeAnglophones Connecting in the   South of France

Who We Are
From its humble beginnings in February 2011 as a two-member association with a weekly coffee morning, Anglophone Group Languedoc  Roussillon (AGLR) now boasts more than 130 members and a range of activities as diverse as hikes, cooking classes, monthly luncheons, cultural outings... .. AGLR has received a warm welcome from the Anglophone community as well as excellent support from local authorities and institutionals.

 What Is the AGLR ?

A nonprofit social networking association with a diverse membership currently  including  16 nationalities  offering  a varied range of activities mainly in the Sète area.

 

 What Are the AGLR’s Goals ?

     Help English speaking newcomers adapt to life in the area

       Help English speaking residents preserve and share Anglophone traditions, language and culture

    Promote a continuing exchange of friendship and understanding with the  French community

 

Fundraising and Philanthropy

A dedicated team of volunteers coordinates AGLR activities,  and benefits are donated to local charities. Members also volunteer to assist in local events.

 

AGLR Activities

Designed with adults (men and women) in mind, , AGLR offers film discussions, hikes,  coffee mornings,  wine tastings, cooking fun, museum tours,  golf, bridge, French conversation, monthly luncheons, excursions. .We also organize celebrations for St Pats, Thanksgiving, Halloween, 4th of July and Christmas.  Details available on the monthly calendar on our website and updates on our facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/anglogroup?fref=ts

 

Membership and Benefits

Annual fees are as follows:  Families 38€ for a full year and 19€ for a half year or part time residents.  Singles: 30€ for a full year and 15€ half year or part time residents. A one time 10€ initiation fee is charged upon joining. 

Members will have access to the monthly calendar of activities, an email forum, facebook and other useful tips in the website’s "members only” section .  

 

Nancy McGee

 

 

 

Our monthly fun filled calendar of events and activities.
Coffee mornings, book discussions, bridge, forums, rambles, etc are all on our"Activities" page


Highlights and upcoming events


La Formule

There's nothing like a spicy burrito - one of Salsa Posada's spicy specialties - to warm up a bleak winter's day in Sète! The owners of the restaurant, a franco british couple and masters of the art of Mexican cuisine, opened specially to welcome members for a lunch in January. Then, to celebrate the arrival of spring, Françoise Wiktor organised an Easter lunch at Comme à la Maison. Complimentary home made soup  was served as well as a selection of other dishes  (and Easter Eggs of course). This is a popular restaurant and antique shop situated by the canal in Sète on the way  to Montpellier. 

 

A la Carte

In addition to Ole Pedersen's popular hikes around the Languedoc countryside, Lorna Johnson and Bénédicte Pastourel have been organising shorter and generally easier hikes. No need to miss out on fresh air and exercise now that there are often two hikes a week to suit all levels!

 

Hitting the high notes! 

In March Soprano Jacqueline Sempere, one of AGLR's most musically talented members, invited us to a concert in the grand Opéra House in Montpellier. The musical evening was enjoyed by all and included opera, gospel and a flamenco group.  Afterwards members met the performers at a nearby tapas restaurant.

 

It's a long way from Tipperary

Notwithstanding, the Clan na Mara made the journey to Sète to play four traditional Irish music concerts in April. AGLR reserved its own table in Bar St Clair for one of the concerts - during Nancy McGee provided an unexpected highlight by demonstrating an authentic Irish gig!

 

A few aces up their sleeves. Mary Hanrahan and Joel Chevreau are members with a few aces up their sleeves! Thanks to Joel the group has a specially-reserved table in the Cercle de Commerce bridge club in in Sète. Mary is busy encouraging members to participate, while Joel is providing some much needed coaching. Bridge sessions will be held weekly - are there any new players ready to show their hand?

 

Several new and festive events are being scheduled including a beach picnic  and a Fourth of July party. AGLR also plans to participate in "Journée des Associations", a biennual event in September organised by the town of Sète  to allow associations to showcase their activities and events.  Our stand two years ago attracted much attention, especially for our English language tutoring program.

 

Thanks as always to our events coordinators for making these activities possible.


Pour les Francais qui veulent améliorer leur anglais ou pour un soutien scolaire, consulter notre page "Apprenez l'Anglais" pour les formules enfants, étudiants, adultes et professionnels 

- par skype ou à domicile

- en privé ou en petits groupes

 

The AGLR is a non profit association registered under the 1st July 1901 law, with the Montpellier prefecture and is run solely by volunteers.

 

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