Alliance Franaise de Fresno Newsletter
Bulletin d'Informations
Octobre 2014
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Elect YOUR Board of Directors
Joie de Vivre!
Concert of Art Songs
Cineculture presents:La Source de Femmes
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Octobre 2014


The Nominating Committee has settled on a slate of nominees for the 2014-15 fiscal year (starting October 1) as provided for in the Bylaws.  Due to an array of professional, volunteer and personal reasons 2013-2014 Directors Celeste DeMonte, Chantal Sagouspe and John Hord have decided not to continue on The Board.  We thank them for their years of good work on behalf of L'Alliance Francaise and wish them all the best in their next endeavors.

     The nominees for the new Board (in alphabetical order) are: Richard Crossman, Jennifer Dupras, Frederic Martin, Colleen Mitchell, Linda Motschiedler, Larry Roselle, Cherylyn Smith, Ellie Stokle, Norman Stokle, Denise Ulrich and Anne Ybarra.  At the beginning of October currently paid members will be direct-mailed candidate statements and ballots, with a request to return them within 15 days.  The results will be announced at an informal Annual Meeting at the end of the Conversation Cafe at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23rd at La Boulangerie.  Thank you for your participation in this, and your support of L'Alliance Francaise de Fresno.


2014 - 2015 Board of Directors

Candidate Statements

Richard Crossman: "I have been going to France once or twice a year for several years to visit friends and enjoy the delights of the country,especially Paris.As such I take in much French culture. I have been on several non profit boards, mainly professional organizations."

Jennifer Dupras: "I'm a lifelong Francophile and truly appreciate the mission of the Alliance to promote the French language and culture. I've enjoyed being a member of the Alliance and attending the cultural events and conversation at the Boulangerie..."


Read all eleven candidate statements here...

Celebrating-- Joie de Vivre! French influenced fashion through the ages Models in full dress with accessories.


Our Fashion Show was a big success! We had a full house at the Severance Building. The audience responded enthusiastically to a well-choreographed display of stunning and edgy fashion, artfully accompanied by tastefully performed and selected music. Thanks to a vibrant committee and production staff, we were able to produce a grand occasion in the cultural life of Fresno. Many delighted attendees asked us to start working on our next iteration of the show; so be on the lookout for announcements in the future. We also want to thank our cosponsors: California Arts Academy, Lilly Dale Murray, KVPR, and La Boulangerie, for their precious and much appreciated support.

Our Next Program For Our Community--A Concert Of Art Songs


By critically acclaimed artists Kevin McMillan, baritone and Gabriel Dobner, piano. They are on the faculty at James Madison University, Virginia. They have performed worldwide including Carnegie Hall, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Wigmore Hall, London. The program will consist of songs by Duparc, Faur�, Poulenc, and  "Dichterliebe" of Schumann. 

The performance will be at Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Auditorium on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. It is Admission Free by co-sponsorship of L'Alliance Fran�aise de Fresno and Fresno City College.  

 Cineculture Film Screenings
on the Fresno State campus
October 3, 2014, 5:00 PM
La source des femmes
The Women's Spring) - 2011
Discussant: Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn 


In a small village somewhere "between North Africa and the Middle East", it has always been a woman's chore to fetch water from the "source", or spring, at the top of the mountain. This arduous task causes several pregnant women to fall and miscarry while hauling their heavy pails of water back to the village. Leila, a young bride, urges the village women to action: no more hugs, love, and sex until the men do their part and bear the painful task of fetching water from the spring back to their village. 


This whimsical and, at times, heartbreaking Belgian-Moroccan-French comedy directed by Romanian-born French filmmaker Radu Mihaileanu was selected for screening at the 2011 Festival of Cannes. 124 minutes.

In Arabic with English subtitles. Movie Trailer




Membership renewals are due as of October 1
st, the start of our fiscal year.
Please renew on 
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Dues support our lectures, films, concerts, scholarships, school programs and social events. Donations are welcome. Download this membership renewal form and mail your check to Alliance Fran�aise de Fresno, Inc., c/o Colleen Mitchell, 3785 E. Holland, Fresno, CA 93726. We encourage all teachers of French to become members. Call (559) 227-9850 for information. 


To become a member of the Alliance Fran�aise de Fresno or to renew your membership, please either click on the PayPal link below:
10/3 CineCulture Film Screenings - La Source des Femmes, 5:00PM Fresno State Campus
10/23: informal Annual Meeting at the end of the Conversation Cafe at 4:30 p.m. at La Boulangerie. 


11/19 A Concert of Art Songs at Fresno City College, 7:30PM

11/21 CineCulture Film Screenings - Couleur de peau: miel (Approved for Adoption), Peters Auditorium, 5:00PM 


Beaujolais Nouveau 

TBA La Chandeleur et Tombola

Dr. John Moses French Film 1930s

Keys to the Mont St Michel, Lecture by Norman Stokle

Un Deux Trois Quatre Duo-piano concert

Scholarship presentation, reception, and program

Bastille Day Celebration

Tous les jeudis � 15h30 � La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, � Fresno.