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A Word from the President

Nancy McGee, PresidentAnglophones 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 100 members and a range of activities as diverse as golf, cooking, children’s groups, dog walking and  bridge.. 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 ( 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.

 

AGLR Activities

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 .  

 

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

REWIND

A Milestone

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 - lpage.smith@gmail.com - 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.

PLAY

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.  

FAST FORWARD

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.

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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