Alliance Franaise de Fresno Newsletter
Bulletin d'Informations
 February 2014
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LAST CALL: TOMBOLA TICKETS

RAFFLE DRAWING IS THIS COMING SUNDAY!

THE 2014 TOMBOLA DRAWING IS AT THE END OF THIS WEEK! GET YOUR TICKETS AND A CHANCE TO WIN $1000!

 

We hope for your support for our Annual Fundraiser - 100% of the proceeds go to the Scholarships we award in May to deserving College and High School students. We have many fine prizes this year; tickets are $5 each and 5 tickets for $20. (We only sell 2,000 tickets so your odds are good!) AFF Directors will be calling members to ask for help selling tickets. Director Frederic Martin has made very helpful enhancements to the website - please note how convenient online purchases can be. Volunteers will also be selling tickets at the Vineyard Farmers Market (Shaw and Blackstone) Saturday mornings through Feb. 8th, and at La Boulagerie in Fig Garden Village Fridays and Saturdays at lunchtime. 

 

Merci mille fois to the Vineyard Farmers Market and La Boulangerie for the great assistance they have given this project, and thank you for your support.
FIRST PRIZE:  
Second Prize:  
Third Prize:
$1000 Grand Prize - no strings attached! 
$300 cash 
$150 cash
Other Prizes:
  • A 10-week group session of French language classes at the Alliance Fran�aise.
  • 2 tickets, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra (April 2014)
  • 2 tickets for the musical WICKED
  • An framed photograph of a Proven�al scene by Lois Dellavalle
  • 5 tickets to Fresno Filmworks.
  • 5 tickets to Fresno Filmworks. (bis)
  • 1 year membership in Fresno Petanque Club + a set of boules + a special "Spring Petanque Party for Six."
  • Dinner for two at Jonathan's Restaurant, Kingsburg
  • Dinner for two at Rue Caf�.
  • A $75 voucher for dinner at the Parma Ristorante
  • A $75 voucher for dinner at the Parma Ristorante (bis)
  • Tasting for eight at Ramos Torres Winery, Kingsburg
  • A $50 gift voucher for La Boulangerie
  • 2 season tickets to the Phillip Lorenz Keyboard Concerts
  • 2 season tickets to the Orpheus Chamber Music Concerts
  • 6 bottles of California wine
  • A gift basket from Blends Tasting, Kingsburg
  • A gift basket from Quady Winery + Recipe Book
  • 2 annotated French classics edited and signed by David Ross (Candide + Eug�nie Grandet) 
  • 2 signed books by Norman Stokle (Three French Comedies + Cheeseburgers in the Rose Room) 

Tickets are $5.00 each, proceeds will benefit the Alliance Fran�aise Scholarship and Cultural Funds (Directors are calling members to ask for help selling tickets). Click here to help sell tickets!

  

Buy your raffle tickets here!

   

Drawing is on February 9, 2014 at La Boulangerie

 

We are no longer accepting RSVPs for Chandeleur. If you have already made a reservation please let Ellie Stokle know ASAP (at Ellie Stokle" <stokle1463@att.net> ) if you need a vegetarian entree instead of the salmon and asparagus crepes that our host, patron and chef Patrick Bourrel will be serving. Please note that Event set-up will take place until 6:30, so please come in at 6:30PM sharp!

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 

In Spring 2014, the AFF will once again award scholarships to college and high school students who are studying French in the S.J. Valley. Last year we awarded four college-level scholarships and five to high school students. They were an outstanding lot. The membership can be proud of these accomplished young students.

 

As in the past, you may have a scholarship named in your honor, This year, the Alliance Fran�aise will award up to five high school scholarships, from $350 up to $750 each, and up to three college scholarships, from $1,000 to $1,500 each. To make it even easier, AFF is willing to accumulate and hold your donations over a period of five years until the required amount is accumulated, and then to award the scholarship. 

ORPHEUS DINNER CONCERT FEB 16, 2014
 

Member, John S. Hord, will perform in a fundraising concert/dinner for the chamber group Orpheus. He will join three other pianists to perform Sonata for 2 pianos, 8 hands by Bedrich Smetana. Also, several works for strings by Dvorack will be performed. Please see additional information below.

 

"Czechs and Balances" a fundraiser for Orpheus Chamber Music

Saturday February 22nd, 4-8 pm

Czech Dinner, Wine, and Chamber music

Donation $50 per person

Reservations foxdavid@comcast.net or 248-0511 by February 16th

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 2013-14

AFF SCHOOL, 2014 

Winter Session: January 14 through March 22

 

FEBRUARY 

2/9: Chandeleur and Tombola

  

MARCH 

3/15: Scholarship deadline 3/30: '2 pianos and strings-The Influence of French Composers on Classical European Music". Pianists John S. Hord and John Hillebrandt, works by C. Debussy, O. Messiaen, J.S. Bach. Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium, 2:30 p.m.,
free to the public

AFF SCHOOL, 2014 

Spring Session: March 25 through June 7

 

MAY 

TBA: Scholarship reception

 

AFF SCHOOL, 2014 

Summer: To be announced in AFF newsletter

 

JULY 

TBA: Bastille Day Festivities

CAF�S DE L'ALLIANCE 
Tous les jeudis � 15h30 � La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, � Fresno.