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
February 11th marked the third anniversary of the AGLR - as good an excuse as any for a celebration. And so AGLR threw a party for members in Sète's Hotel de Paris. With more than 130 members and a packed calendar of events, it's hard to believe that just three years ago AGLR began life with two members and one coffee morning!
New!!! English-French Language Partnerships
An important new development is AGLR's new language partnership programme in response to the many requests made by French people seeking to improve their English - and vice versa. Special thanks to Page Smith, who hosted a cocktail evening, enabling French and English speakers to meet and try their language skills in a convivial atmosphere. The evening was a resounding success and requests for language partners continue to pour in. If interested, please contact Page - firstname.lastname@example.org - it's a great way to learn a language and make new friends. Stephanie Cargill continues to hold her weekly 'sold-out' English conversation group.
Merci mille fois Page et Stephanie! Thanks a million Page and Stephanie!
Donating to a charity
AGLR's annual donation was presented to Foyer Jean Piaget in February. While there, members perused - and bought - some of the excellent handicraft items made by the residents.
All regular activities, such as golf, bridge, coffee mornings, film discussions and "French drinks” took place. Rambling Ole Pedersen, our Viking hiking coordinator, continues to show us some of the most scenic countryside each month while ensuring we get our quota of exercise - the latest being a 10k walk along the canal Sète-Rhône in Camargue. French Cuisine: Helene Philippot, an accomplished chef, took over a recent cooking class, and showed us the techniques of making real French crèpes.
Don't miss our annual St Patrick's Day party on 17 March
Happy Hour at Sète's trendy Hippy Market - reinstated for the last Tuesday of every month.
Root for member Graham Vigrass www.elteevolley.com/player/graham-vigrass of the Sète Aragos volleyball team vs. Montpellier on 2nd April when an old team rivalry will be reignited.
Special guest speaker Jonathan James, a prominent Queen's Counsel from the UK is scheduled 13 April to discuss the court case brought against Dan Brown, author of the bestselling Da Vinci Code by the authors of Holy Blood Holy Grail. (If that isn't enough enticement, there will also be a sampling of Mr James' excellent wines from his Domaine St Hilaire. www.domainesaint-hilaire.com.
Escale ã Sète www.escaleasete.com - a major festival of maritime traditions - will be issuing a call for volunteers in April. We will keep you informed.
Some members have already signed up to help at the annual photography festival 28 May- 15 June Images Singulieres. www.imagesingulieres.com
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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