Alliance Française de Fresno Newsletter
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Octobre 2015
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Octobre 2015

This Friday!
Burgundy Wine Dinner Fundraiser
October 16, 2015

This Friday, we are enhancing our traditional Beaujolais Nouveau to introduce various wine regions from France. The Vendanges Dinner (French for Harvest Dinner) will feature wines from the Bourgogne region of France, whose vineyards extend south from Dijon to the north of Lyon. The wines will be paired with recipes from the area. Join Patrick and Margo and the Alliance Francaise de Fresno this Friday at the Classic Catering dinning room located at  625 Fourth Street.

AFF office items requested
  • Misc office supplies-computer paper, whiteboard pens, etc
  • Printer and printer supplies
  • Round tables - folding if possible
  • Rectangular tables - folding if possible
  • Glassware/Coffee cups/Cutlery/Dish towels
  • Misc Paper supplies-napkins, paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
  • Misc cleaning supplies-glass cleaner, small trash bags, multipurpose cleaner
  • French books, magazines, DVDs,  etc.
Merci Beaucoup!

Merci to Jennifer and Alan Dupras for a water cooler.
Membership Renewal

This is the time of the year to renew your membership.Why? Because, this year, we are adding a new twist: a lucky new or renewing member will be drawn for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. The catch? You must renew by October 31, 2015! 

Welcome New Members

Please join us in welcoming new members to the Alliance Française de Fresno: this year a lucky new or renewing member will be drawn for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot! 
  • Amy Knowles
AF Board Elections

Board of Directors elections are this month! Paid members, are asked to cast their vote. Here is a list of the people running for directors:
  • Richard Crossman
  • Jennifer Dupras
  • Patricia Eisenberg
  • Lori Fleenor
  • Ellie Garabedian
  • Nidia Innis-Gonzalez
  • Frederic Martin
  • Linda Motschiedler
  • Ellie Stokle
  • Denise Ulrich
  • Stephenie Frederick
  • write in...
By now, you should have received your ballot in the mail. Call 559-227-9850 or email if you have not yet received your ballot. Please don't forget to renew your membership, as only verified members' votes will be tabulated.


AFF members were treated to a viewing of the thriller 1955 classic "Diabolique" in September. Reminiscent of a Hitchcock thriller, it provided edge-of-your seat twists and turns. What made this viewing really special was the pre-and post Skype commentary by Florence Martin, a professor specializing in French film.

The next few months will bring the much-beloved classics "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring," two masterpieces not to be missed by any true lover of French film. Jean de Florette will be shown on October 23rd at 7:00. Commentary will be provided by Dr. Norman Stokle. "Manon of the Spring," the companion film to "Jean de Florette," will be shown in November.
9/8 - Fall Class Session
10/24 - Jean de Florette movie screening (7:00pm)

11/21 - Jean de Florette movie screening  (7:00pm)
Tous les jeudis à 15h30 à La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, à Fresno.