Sunday, December 15, 2019

From the President

Chers Amis,
 We are often reminded in elite sporting competitions how yesterday’s cockerel can turn out to be today’s feather duster and so it was at this year’s running of the Coupe d’Antibes. Last year I was on a team which won the day but this year our team didn’t even get a place. Perhaps if I had spent more Saturday mornings at Mandeni with Clive I would have been more useful to my team mates. Les Trois Graces, skilfully led by Regine Kasper, were winners this year after defeating runners-up, Les Gagnants. And just to keep it in the family, Wolfgang waltzed off with the prize for the player with the most elegant style. As always, we had a fun day and with the weather gods smiling on us for a change and we enjoyed good company and good food after the game.
I would like to offer my congratulations to Emma Collins and Nate Wood, who are studying French at the South Coast Anglican College. Emma (Year 12) and Nate (Year 6) are the recipients of the 2019 Alliance Francaise de la Côte de Saphir Prizes for excellence in French studies. Well done Emma and Nate and also to their teacher, Jean Winterflood (who turns out to be a very handy pétanque player).
2019 has been a busy and successful year for our Alliance and your committee will be working hard to ensure that 2020 will be even better. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the 2020 welcome party.
Joyeux Noel et bonne année
Rob McCombie  

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