February 2017 Newsletter
Chandeleur and Tombola Winners; upcoming events for Spring
La Chandeleur and Tombola
Our annual Chandeleur dinner and Tombola were a huge success! Thank you to all who helped organize and to those who attended.  

2017 Tombola Winners
Congratulations to all our winners for the Tombola. The prizes and winners are listed below. Please contact Lori Fleenor to collect your prize if you have not done so: cell: (559) 824-1345 or email: lilbrowndog@live.com.

Louis Jadot Cote d’Or French Puzzle with French Flag Ornament

Winner – Chantal Sagonspe

Edith Piaf CD, Paris Notebook, French Flag Ornament

Winner – Yoon Thomas

Regal Movie Tickets (2)

Winner – Rick Rossi

Gift Basket - Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Winner – Isabel Majorado

2 Tickets – Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Winner – Camilla Colby

2017 France Calendar, French Note Pad, French Flag Ornament

Winner – Randy Viger

Louis Vuitton Scarf

Winner – Jim Cardella

Cookware from Macy’s

Winner - Jerry & Delia Henry

Gift Basket – 2 Bottles Mariposa Wines

Winner – Ann Marie Bourg

$50 Gift Certificate – Sur La Table

Winner – Jim Cardella

Pyrex Glass Storage Set

Winner – Sonia Assemi

5 Tickets Fresno Filmworks

Winner – Hector Hernandez

5 Tickets Fresno Filmworks

Winner – Loui Perez

Vince Camuto Parfum Gift Set

Winner – Lois Dellavalle

Gift Basket – Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Winner – Josue Pirtus

Regal Movie Tickets (2)

Winner – Carolyn Linn

One Year Fresno Pétanque Club Membership

Winner – Edbertho Leal

$20 Gift Certificate + 2 Macaroons – La Parisien Bakery & Café

Winner - Jerry & Delia Henry

$20 Gift Certificate + 2 Macaroons – La Parisien Bakery & Café

Winner - Susan McAndrew

$25 Gift Certificate – Whole Foods + Tulip Bulb + Bag

Winner – Linda Scambray

$100 Gift Certificate – Vineyard Restaurant, Madera, CA

Winner – Maya Noello

Eiffel Tower Wine Rack filled with Wine !

Winner – Jennifer DuPras

Set of 4 French Print Handmade Placemats, Napkins and Rings

Winner – Barney James

Paris Photo Album

Winner – Virginia Meltickian

Bottle of Wine

Winner – Cathy Frye

10 Week Group Language Session of French Language Classes at the AF

Winner - K. Jaranishian

Grand Prize - $500 Cash !

Winner – Nicole Hansen

Upcoming Events
  Sunday,  Feb. 26, 2:00 pm
Fresno-Châteauroux Jumelage Celebration Presentation
Christian M. Bach, a member of the Fresno-Châteauroux Sister City Delegation, will present a video report filmed at the celebration held in Châteauroux, France in May, 2016.
Admission is free
Donations appreciated
March 19, 3:00-5:00 pm
"The French Influence in Africa" by Ghassane Habib
  Ghassane Habib was born and raised in the Ivory Coast, a former French colony. Being of Lebanese ancestry, Ghassane grew up navigating African, French and Lebanese cultures. He will discuss life in Africa and the social, economic and cultural influences that French colonization had on the people of Ivory Coast. 
Admission is free
Donations appreciated.
April: date to be announced
"Neuf mois ferme"  
"Nine month stretch"
 is the Alliance Française Federation's "One Federation One Film" film choice for this year. Look for our local screening of this film which won 2 Césars and was nominated in several categories.

César Awards

Best Actress (Meilleure actrice) - Sandrine Kiberlain

Best Original Screenplay (Meilleur scénario original) - Albert Dupontel 

Price : TBA
  Attention all members: Treasurer needed
The Alliance Française of Fresno seeks any members with an accounting or bookkeeping background to fill the position of Treasurer.  If anyone is interested please contact Jean-Pierre Bedrosian: johnbed123@gmail.com.

We thank Gabriel Benitez for his dedication and service to AFF in the role as treasurer and wish well for the future.