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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. If you are not sure about which fee applies, please contact us using aglr@yahoo.co.uk

Members  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


 

SUMMER IN SÈTE

North America Day in Sète was the social event of our season - thanks to our wonderful hosts, Jacqueline and Ole, and many volunteers. Anyone with a gram of North American blood (or Jack Daniels) in their veins rallied around the Maple Leaf and Star Spangled Banner but the turnout of 50 guests was truly international. To a backdrop of live American music, a poolside apéro was followed by an all-American barbeque and quiz. The curtain finally came down after five aspiring young actors treated us to their own interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood.

Bastille Day - did you know that more than 20 countries celebrate their independence or national day in July? Much as we like a party we could only fit three on our calendar and so we naturally chose Bastille Day as the third. Accordingly, members celebrated 14 July on the roof terrace of Sète's Imperial Hotel with cocktails and tapas in our own private corner - and with by far the best view of the fireworks display. Vive la République!

Topping the Charts of the Festival St Louis program was Roger Bolt's fabulous group, Bad Girls Groove. It was quite an honour for a British group to be invited to perform in a traditionally French festival and appreciative crowds rocked the night away to their funky sounds in the town square. Word got around and equally enthusiastic welcomes awaited them at three standing room only concerts in the popular Café St Clair. Before leaving town, the BGGs invited AGLR members to meet them over cocktails in Hotel de Paris. Looking for fun and feeling groovy?  Then check out the Bad Girls Groove website: http://badgirlsgrooveband.com and facebook page.   

BEFORE THE FALL

 In addition to our regular hikes, coffee mornings, French drinks, cooking fun….

Tropical Beach Picnic, Saturday 12 September: bring your own picnic and enjoy an afternoon of swimming, volleyball, Hawaiian music and more at Villeroy Plage: close to volleyball court by ACD Restaurant.  Details coming soon….

Journée des Associations, Sunday 20 September - a biennual event organised by the town of Sète. AGLR's booth in Place Aristide Briand two years ago drew keen interest from the population and provided our group for an opportunity to further integrate the local community.   Details coming soon….

Members' Private Soirée with music, Friday 2 October - at artist Christina Rabaste's workshop. Check your forum email for the invitation sent by Christina. 

Check out our Facebook page for photos of AGLR events! 


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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