Alliance Française de Fresno Newsletter
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Juillet 2015
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Juillet 2015

Next event, July 19, 2015
Bastille Day Celebration!

Celebrate with the AFF
Sunday, July 19, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

4747 North First Street, Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93726 

Potluck and Surprises

Please email us at to let us know what you want to bring.

A Memorable Getty Museum Trip


The full bus was buzzing with goodwill for the Alliance Francaise de Fresno, as we pulled into Fig Garden late Saturday last week, after a memorable day, filled with stunning images, remarkable artwork, joyful camaraderie, a delicious lunch, and return trip surprises. We all had a great time and enjoyed thoughtful conversations.

Thank you Jennifer, Alan, Denise, and Patricia for all you did. It was a truly successful day, judging from all the hugs and warm handshakes most guests copiously gave our team, as they stepped down from the bus and generously tipped Dennis Griffin, our very professional, funny, and delightful driver.


Let's do this again!



First Class!

Our first class in our own home took place last week with an unexpected turnout of 9 students!


Now we need your help to furnish our new home. We are finally going to have a library where our 400+ books and other French publications will be available to our members, not to mention our growing digital library of movies, more French and French culture classes, all available now in one place. We are accepting donations to help with furniture (tables, chairs, shelving, desks, etc.) office and cleaning supplies, and any other useful items you may wish to donate. Please contact us at to let us know how you can help, including volunteering!

The Alliance Francaise is looking for donations and volunteers

To leverage our new office, we are seeking volunteers to greet members, prospective members, and visitors who wish to learn more about France, French culture, study French, relax with French books and magazines, reading or watching videos. We are in the process of creating a schedule of open hours and need your help. Please send your days and hours of availability to The Alliance also needs the following items:


Microwave oven

Vacuum cleaner



Printer and printer supplies

Reception desk

Round tables - folding if possible

Rectangular tables - folding if possible


Coffee cups


Pots and pans, kettle

Coffee maker


Misc office supplies-computer paper, whiteboard pens, etc

Misc Paper supplies-napkins, paper plates, paper towels, etc.

Misc cleaning supplies-glass cleaner, multipurpose cleaner

French books, magazines, etc


Already donated


Projector, A four-drawer filing cabinet, Computer, Computer cabinets, Conference table, Refrigerator, Wifi router, Dish towels, cleaning supplies.




Nancy Gularte

Stephanie Frederick


The Alliance Francaise is also calling for volunteers to help at our various functions throughout the year: tasks such as checking and selling tickets, setting up tables, decorating the hall, serving food and beverages, cleaning up, distributing programs, setting up audio-visual equipment. These functions occur 3 or 4 times a year and last for 2 or 3 hours. If you would like to join our Alliance team in any of these tasks, please contact Fredo Martin at: or call 559-871-0638

Your help will be hugely appreciated. Thanks!

7/19 -  Bastille Day Celebration Pot Luck at the Alliance Francaise de Fresno 4:00PM  - 7:00PM
TBA- Fall Session
Tous les jeudis à 15h30 à La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, à Fresno.