Most of our region seems to have gone into hibernation and many of our local towns and businesses which are normally buzzing have become very quiet. The notable exception to this, of course, is your committee who have been hard at work on our program of activities over the next few months. Most notable among these are:
• Our annual Bastille Day (July 14) lunch which will be held for the first time at Tidal Restaurant in Eden. French-trained Chef, Gavin Swalwell, and his partner Fiona Myers have offered a superb menu of regional French dishes which will soon be e-mailed to all members. As has been the case in past years, the cost of meals for members will be subsidised to the amount of $10 per person. Guests are welcome but the cost of their meals will not be subsidised.
• A French film night to be held at Club Sapphire in late August.
• A Winter Cassoulet Lunch to be prepared at my house by members of your committee in late September. Cassoulet is, of course, an unforgettable hearty, winter dish from the south of France.
• Finally, due to the popularity of our first Car Rally, we are planning to hold another on Sunday, October 23.
Our Secretary, Mike Warren, has also been hard at work negotiating with a number of different venues to find a new home for our weekly pétanque games. In the interim, these are being held on the grass at Ford Park in Merimbula. We will keep you posted on progress with finding a permanent venue.