Our big event to make a start to 2020 was the welcome function held at Mike and Lilias’ place on Saturday, 8 February and was attended by over 40 members and guests. This was an outstanding success given the absence of a number of members who were visiting interstate. A highlight of the evening was the generosity and culinary skill of the many who provided us with a tempting array of entrees, mains and desserts from regional France. I would like to thank all of those who brought something along and made the night a success. Another highlight was the attendance of two new members, John and Helen Verhelst who we welcome most warmly to our group.
Always with a sharp eye for an opportunity, Mme la Trésorière took advantage of the captive audience to canvass members about new activities which they would like to see added to our program this year. Many members made suggestions, some new and some which had been tried in the past, but all of which will be discussed at the next Committee meeting. The Committee is anxious to introduce new activities into our annual program and is open to seeking the assistance of ordinary members with special skills to ensure that they are implemented quickly and effectively. Our Editor is providing a list of the activities later in this edition. Please contact me or one of the other committee members if there is a particular activity which attracts your interest and in which you may be able to assist.
Our next event will be a French film night on 31 March so save the date in your diaries. We will advise you as soon as we have selected a film which, as always, will be sub-titled for the benefit of those who don’t speak French.