We are looking for between 8 and 10 members who are willing to meet in an informal group twice a month. We’ll create many day-to-day sitiuations – a bar, a walk in the country, a visit to Paris, an art gallery or whatever else comes to mind – and discuss anything related to the chosen location or scene. All abilities from beginners to fluent speakers are welcome – the aim being to learn, improve or just enjoy the conversational French language.
Please email Brian at [email protected] to register your interest.
The next meeting (on 27 July) includes the AGM. This is the time when changes to our constitution, our committee and rules can take place. This year we say goodbye to Lynn Swift from the committee, one of our founder members, who has managed our new membership for many years (and managed her role extremely enthusiastically while being a great committee member as well!). Her place will be taken by Maggie Buckingham for the next year. Maureen Young will also be joining the committee and taking on the role of Speaker Co-ordinator for our monthly meetings. We still have a vacancy for a vice chairman and it is not too late to put your name(s) forward.
The formal part of the next meeting is scheduled to take just 15 minutes, so for most of the meetimg we will be entertained by Michael Smith talking about Captain Francis Crozier who was Northern Ireland’s greatest ever Polar explorer and a major figure in the three epic quests of 19th Century Polar exploration.