March 2017 Newsletter
Upcoming events for Spring
Fresno-Châteauroux Jumelage presentation
Thank you to Christian M. Bach for his presentation on the Fresno-Châteauroux Sister Jumelage celebration. Thank you to Denise Ulrich and all the members of the delegation for their enthusiasm for this partnership. The Alliance Française of Fresno appreciates your hard work!
 
Upcoming Events
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.
 
"Neuf mois ferme"   "Nine month stretch"

3 exclusive showings: April 18, 20 at 6:00 pm
and Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm
Neuf mois ferme...
 is the Alliance Française Federation's "One Federation One Film" film choice for this year. We will have three exclusive screenings to ensure that everyone has a chance to see this French comedy, 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

The price of admission is $5.00.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale, but please bring snacks to share!

Join us for a great movie at a great price! The movie will start approximately 15 minutes after the arrival time, so please come early to get a good seat!
Attention all high-school students!
  The Alliance Française of Fresno is offering a scholarship to one high-school student to attend one session of French classes at our Fresno office. Do you want to continue your French over the summer? Do you want to make faster progress or speak more fluently? Or do you just love the language? Please submit a 300-word letter of intent and one letter of recommendation from a teacher by April 30, 2017. Send your letters to LisaMarie Slater, Alliance Française of Fresno, 4747 N. First Street Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93726.
  Attention all members: Treasurer needed
The Alliance Française of Fresno seeks any members with an accounting or bookkeeping knowledge 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 we wish him well for the future. 

  Upcoming: Spring Session
The Spring session of our French classes will begin on April 24, 2017 and run through June 24, 2017.  Look for the new schedule soon!
Membership:
It is not too late to renew your membership or join our chapter. Please go to our website and click on "Membership" for more information.