Tuesday, September 8, 2020

From the President

Chers Amis,

If you close your eyes and don’t see the face masks people are wearing, you could almost believe that life is returning to normal. The days are getting warmer and the world’s biggest annual sporting event, the Tour de France, is well under way and keeping us up late at night watching the world’s greatest athletes. Even our own little Alliance is starting to emerge from a Covid-induced torpor.

In truth, thanks to a few hardy souls who play pétanque, we never really did shut down completely as they continued playing their weekly games at Mandeni (please contact Mike Warren to register if you would like to join them).  Also, thanks to Sylvie Dubrulle, we have already had two meetings of our new conversation group which is helping us recover some of our very rusty French language skills and learning lots of new vocab and colloquial expressions. In addition, Anh-Thu Stuart is heading up a French film discussion group, so give her a call if you would like to see some great movies and discuss them with friends.

But our most important coming event is our AGM which will be held at Club Sapphire at 6pm on Monday, 28 September. Make a note in your diaries and come along for what will be a fairly short meeting. Many of us will be staying on after the meeting to enjoy dinner and a chat. Keep your distance, keep safe and we’ll see you at the AGM.

Amitiés, Rob McCombie 

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