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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


 


AGLR NEWS AND VIEWS
 
 
Summer's here and the first wave of festivals is underway in Sète. Members could be seen around town working as volunteers at Escale à Sète and Images Singulières. Countless other festivals including jazz and poetry are to follow.
 
On Sète's social scene, Christina Rabaste hosted a standing-room-only Soirée Jazz and vernissage at her atelier. Members can be found most Wednesdays at Zanzi-Bar, a popular jazz hotspot, Remember Lucien, the blues singer at last year's North America Day party? Well he now sings regularly at Chez Mélo, which serves excellent pizza too.
 
Several members celebrated Shakespeare's 400th anniversary at the British Cultural Association's Shakespeare Extravaganza in Montpellier. The programme included a quiz, extracts from Shakespeare's plays and much more. Many thanks to our friends at the BCA.
 
Also on our calendar is tea and English/French conversation in B'Cosse, a Scottish tea/Belgian chocolate shop in Montpellier. And on the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) we are invited to join BCA members for a pint in O'Carolan's Irish pub in the centre of Montpellier.
 
Upcoming highlights include our annual North America Day barbecue on 2 July, when we will celebrate Canadian and US independence. Many thanks to William Gallab for hosting this event' - also to Catherine Vaskova for inviting members for cocktails on 28 June. Shortly we will be announcing plans to celebrate France's Bastille Day with a grandstand view of the fireworks in Sète.
 
Meanwhile...
 
Weekly Thursday coffee mornings at Brasserie Victor Hugo always draw a crowd and Bénédicte continues to offer her popular cooking classes. Equally popular are Ole Pedersen weekly hikes, which are on hiatus from now until September.
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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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