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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


 


HOT OFF THE PRESS
 
 


Summer's here with all that jazz! Yes, this year Sète's excellent jazz festival has attracted its usual line-up of world-class acts: Diana Krall, Stanley Clark, Kyle Eastwood, Malted Milk, Snarky Puppy to name a few... Then, without missing a beat Voies Vives, the world's largest poetry festival, will bring Mediterranean music and poetry to virtually every street corner of Sète. The season's climax, of course, is Festival de St Louis, Sète's own patron saint, with the famous joutes, fireworks and - by no means least  - AGLR's own group (or we like to think so!) Bad Girls Groove.
 
On AGLR'S own social scene: a traditional North America Day barbecue, Many thanks to William Gallab, who watched patiently as we turned his home into a portrait gallery of American presidents, prime ministers and presidential hopefuls. Also John Keyes - popular for keeping feveryone's glasses topped up; to Nigel Hatton, Alain Girardet, David Rousseau and all who barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers to perfection... to members who brought dishes to share. Luc, our favourite guitarist, kept the music playing throughout and accompanied the singing of the national anthems. And let's not forget Christina Rabaste who won a bottle of Thomas Jefferson's favourite wine for giving the correct answer to every question of our quiz.
 
A few days earlier Catherine Vaskova threw a cocktail party for members in the garden of her newly refurbished home. It was a truly elegant event in beautiful surroundings and we're grateful for her wonderful hospitality.
 
The much-awaited Bastille Night fireworks were an on-again/off-again affair. The Mairie couldn't quite make up its mind, but finally members huddled on the Skybar of the Imperial Hotel with wine, tapas - and yes, a splendid display of fireworks.
 
Hot weather calls for cool cooking and so Bénédicte's last class concentrated on a variety of refreshing summer salads. Members then enjoyed lunch on the terrace of Martine and Jean Charlet's home. Many thanks Jean and Martine for hosting us.
 
Stay tuned for likely news of drinks on the beach and a Shakespeare evening in Montpellier.
 
 
Meanwhile...
 
Members can be found most Wednesday nights at Zanzi-Bar, a popular jazz hotspot; also at Chez Mélo, an excellent pizzeria in Sète where the blues singer Lucien can usually be found. Weekly Thursday coffee mornings at Brasserie Victor Hugo always draw a crowd and after the summer we can look forward to Ole Pedersen weekly hikes. B'Cosse in Montpellier offers a weekly French/English language exchange every Wednesday 5-7pm.

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Check out our Facebook page for photos of activities and events


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


 

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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