of Languedoc Roussillon
A Word from the President
Anglophones Connecting in the South of France
Who We Are
A nonprofit social networking association with a diverse membership ( USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Northern Europe and France) offering a varied range of activities across the region.
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.
Designed with adults, teens and toddlers in mind, AGLR offers book and film discussions, hikes, children’s playgroups, coffee mornings, whisky and wine tastings, golf, bridge, French conversation, potluck lunches, excursions.We offer more activities across the region than any mixed Anglophone group. 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, an online newsletter, and other useful tips in the website’s "members only” section .
Our monthly fun filled calendar of events and activities.
Coffee mornings, book discussions, bridge, forums, rambles, etc are all on our"Activities" page
WHEN AUTUMN LEAVES START TO FALL…
Goodbye summer! AGLR ended the season with an early October beach party - a hot ticket with picnic, dancing and games until sunset. Autumn leaves were falling fast by November when AGLR accepted the Foyer Jean Piaget’s invitation to a chestnut-picking ramble in St Pons de Thomière. AGLR supports the Foyer (a facility for the mildly mentally handicapped) with an annual donation. We’re proud to announce that last year’s contribution helped purchase a small boat, which will display the AGLR logo when launched in June 2014. It was a truly heartwarming experience. By contrast, Nancy McGee’s Halloween party was a bone-chillingly scary event thanks to Nancy’s wizardry with creepy music, hair-raising videos and other spooky effects. (Not to mention some really questionable looking guests!)
All established events such as coffee mornings in Sète and Montpellier, bridge, pub night and ‘French drinks’ continued. A guided tour in English of the Impressionist exhibition at the Paul Valery Musée in Sète was a huge success and thus it will be repeated for the museum’s next exhibition. Social golf was launched - and whether your game is above or below ‘par’ – join us at Domaine du Golf in Fabrègues which offers a pitch and putt course, driving range and putting green suitable for all levels.
Check our calendar for several new upcoming cultural, social and sporting events. Marie Zamler has kindly volunteered to organise a behind-the-scenes tour of Sète’s exquisitely refurbished Theatre Moliere on 30 November – space is limited, so don’t forget to sign up. This year new member Canadian Sylvie Neveu will coordinate our annual Christmas dinner on Friday 13 December at Hotel de Paris in Sète.
Graham Vigras, a pro volleyball player from Team Canada is playing on the Sète Arago team. His girlfriend who has also relocated to Sète to join him, Kylie Weber, will announce a supporters’ match in 2014. Nigel Hatton is a champion kayaker from the UK who is poised to beat the kayaking tour record of Sète next year.
Editorials courtesy of Patricia Ford
Event details available for members only in the "Member's section - Login" using the password sent by email.
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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