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ENCOURAGEZ VOS ETUDIANTS ET LES ENFANTS DE VOS AMIS DE PARTICIPER A CE CONCOURS.

 

Alliance Francaise to Sponsor Upcoming Essay Competition for Students of French.  The Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) will sponsor its annual “Concours,” an essay competition for public school and private school French language students, ages 12 to 18.  It will be held Monday, February 24, at 3:45 p.m. at Shepaug Valley School, 159 South Street, Washington, CT.  Participants may bring a paperback French/English dictionary with them.  As many as eight cash prizes, each ranging from $50 to $200, will be awarded to the winning essayists at Levels I, II, III, and IV. Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alliance Francaise  on April 26, 2014.  Students must register before February 14, 2014.  For information and registration, call: 860-868-7326, or e-mail: edelh@region12.org.

 

 

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NEW YORK TO VIEW EXHIBIT ON LE PETIT PRINCE MANUSCRIPTS

 

Date                   March 11th

 

Time                   Leave Southbury 3 p.m. in either a six or eight-passenger limousine.

 

Place   Arrive Morgan Library, New York to view Exhibit on Le Petit Prince manuscripts.  Exhibit opens @ 5:30 p.m. 

Depending on arrival  time at the library, participants might have some time to have a snack at the cafe and wander through the bookstore.  6:30 p.m.  Stachy Schiff, well-known author, will speak about “Le Petit Prince” and Saint-Exupéry.

 

Departure         After the talk, about 8 or 8:30 p.m.

 

Arrival                Southbury around 10 p.m.

 

Cost                    Ticket for the talk which must be purchased ahead of time:  $15

                             Total cost for ticket and 6-passenger limo=$84

                             Totall cost for ticket and 8-passenger limo=$77

 

DEPENDING ON THE RESPONSE. AYMENT MUST BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME.  THERE CAN BE NO LAST-MINUTE WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TRIP.  IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE.  IN CASE OF A SNOW STORM, WE WOULD NOT TRAVEL.  MONIES WOULD BE REFUNDED.  ONLY THE $15 PRICE OF THE LECTURE TICKET WOULD BE LOST.  For reservations, call: 203-263-4096, or e-mail: afnwct@snet.net.

 

 

 

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ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS CEREMONY

 

 

 

This year, the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony of AFNWCT will take place on Saturday, April 26th at the Woodbury Senior Center.  At that time, our members will again be voting for a new Conseil as they do every two years.  Below are listed the members of the present Conseil.  Anik and Marda are accepting candidates for the new slate of officers.  As is the case at the time of every election, any of our members are welcome to present themselves as candidates for the Conseil.  This year, you will be voting for a new Présidente and Vice-Présidente but you are also invited to add your name to the slate of candidates.  Our organization’s strength comes from its members who volunteer to work for its success.  Contact numbers for Anik :  maclasse@sbcglobal.net or 203-262-8594 

                                                                         for Marda :  autrans74@gmail.com or 203-262-1320 

 

 

 

Please respond before the end of January so that we can publish the proposed slate in the spring newsletter.

Merci, Marcy

 

CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION

(Elu pour deux ans à la Réunion Annuelle de 2012)

 

Pour communiquer avec l’un des membres du Conseil, contactez-nous ci-dessus pour leurs coordonnées.

 

Présidente                         Marcy Jackson                       Bibliothécaire                        Sarah Shinn Pratt

Vice-Présidente                Ann Smith                              Adhésions Membres           Elise Wood

Trésorière                         Brian Denyer                          Café Conversation               Noëlle Janatka

École De Langues          Anik de Giverny Claflin        Accueil                                     Marda et Jean-Marie Gutierrez

Secrétaire                         Winifred Brickmeier               Accueil                                      Evelyne Purdy

Publicité                            Mary Conseur                        Fonctions Consultatives      John Lamb

Webmestre                       George Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Member,

 

If you have not already done so, you are invited by the Board of the Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) to present your valuable opinions on an important survey.

Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to answer questions regarding your participation and expectations of our organization. Your feedback will directly and immediately impact the programs and activities related to our organization.

 

To participate in the survey, click the following link.

 

 

http://www.sogosurvey.com/k/RQsYTUQsRsPsPsP

 

 

 

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Our Language School

 

 

    The Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) offers Beginning and Intermediate classes in French for adults.  Advanced lessons, lessons for children, and tutoring can also be arranged.

  

Each session runs for five weeks. The cost for the classes depends on the number of students enrolled and can be as low as $66 for all five sessions. For information, call: 203-262-8594, or e-mail: maclasse@sbcglobal.net .

 

 For more information, click the following link: More details concerning French lessons .

 

 

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The Alliance Francaise is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the language and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Activities include: lectures, films, holiday celebrations, book clubs, conversation groups, and travel opportunities. For information on any of these programs, call: 203-263-4096, or e-mail: afnwct@snet.net .  Additional information is available on the Web at: www.afnwct.org .

 

 

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W3R Commemorative Stoneware

 

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The Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut (afnwct@snet.net) offers for sale stoneware bowls to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the 1781 Washington-Rochambeau March to Victory at Yorktown.  A classic ;piece and symbol of French-American friendship, they are a fine gift to offer history buffs or French friends.

Produced by Boston Pot & Tile of Woodbury, CT, the wide-rimmed bowls are stamped with motifs from the Revolutionary War uniform buttons: one French and one American.  The French stamp was made from a button actually found along the Connecticut route where the 22nd Battalion of Soissonais is known to have encamped.

 

The bowls are non-porous and food-dishwasher-safe though not recommended for use in microwave ovens. They are 7” in diameter and 1 ½” high with holes in the foot through which a wire can be inserted for hanging.

To purchase, send checks for $16 ($10 + $6 shipping) to the Alliance Française of  Northwestern Connecticut, Inc. P.O. Box 31 Woodbury, Connecticut 06798-0031.   A maximum of two bowls per shipment.

 

All proceeds from the sale of the bowls will go to the promotion of the French language and culture and French-American friendship.

 

 

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