September 2018
August Open House
We mingled with some old friends who renewed their membership and met many new friends who joined AFF. It is not too late to renew your membership and support the events at AFF!
New Class Schedule and New Book Series!
We are very pleased to announce our new 5-week class series for the new academic year. The entire year-long schedule is on our website. This new format gives you more flexibility and a lower price of $175 per session, which includes the price of the book. Subsequent courses will only be $125 if you continue in the same book!! This will also allow you to progress easily from one session to the next and one level to the next. Accordingly, we have also implemented a new textbook, Edito , that is recommended and used by the national Alliance Française USA.

To find out where you need to begin your journey with French, you can take our new placement test, also used by the national Alliance Française in Washington.

We would like to introduce two new teachers: Lena and Randa.

Please visit our website today: Alliance Française of Fresno Class Schedule

Or contact Patience Tshimika:

Lecture on the Democratic Republic of Congo

September 22
2:00 pm
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the largest French-speaking countries in the world. Patient Matadi, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, will present his home country's history, culture and music.
Maréchal Vineyards
Wine Tasting

October 13
2:00 pm
Let's celebrate the fall wine harvest at Maréchal Vineyards, in the Sanger area. Maréchal Vineyards will offer several wines for us to taste for $5.00, payable on the day of the event. However, space is limited so join us at our Open House and guarantee your spot!
Please email Natalie Muñoz if you would like to go: Natalie Muñoz

Tasting Room:
1835 N. Zediker Ave.
Sanger, CA 93657
(559) 578-3470
Disneyland Trip for AFF members ONLY
Join us Saturday October 20th for a day trip to Disneyland in Anaheim. 
We will depart at 6 am from the AFF Offices located at 1477 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 126, Fresno 93710

Cost:  $165 (Members Price ) Payable online:  Disneyland trip

If you are not a member, pay for membership first (prices vary) online: Membership , and then join us for an unforgettable day of fun!

You will receive a one day one park pass to Disneyland, transportation on a Classic Charter Bus, 3 Bingo Cards for French games and prizes on the way to Disneyland and lots of great memories! 
Date:  Saturday October 20th 
Departure time:  6 am in the AFF parking lot
Return time:  midnight to the AFF parking lot
Time to vote for new officers and board
If you are a member, it is time to vote for a new board for the upcoming year. You will receive a newsletter and ballot in the mail, if we have your physical address. Please return that by October. If we do not have your address on file, please send us an email to update our records. The contact page is at the bottom of our home page:
As we approach a new membership year, please consider joining the board of directors . We will be voting on new board members in September and the new term will begin in October. Here are some areas that you can help with:
  • Film committee
  • Hospitality committee
  • Fundraising committee
  • Jennifer Dupras Scholarship Committee
  • Book club
  • Book curator
  • Housekeeping

We also need people with promotional skills:
  • photographer
  • videographer
  • video editor
  • graphic artist

  • Have a specific talent? Let us know! We want to put it to good use!
Contact Scott Donaghe:
Grand Opening
Sept. 14 : 6:00-9:00
2024 N. Van Ness
Ma Ly, a French native and Fresno resident, invites you to help celebrate this exciting new art venue during the Grand Opening. Vernissage, an official Art Hop venue, is a fine art gallery showcasing the traditional and contemporary work of emerging and established California artists. It is also the home of Ma Ly Atelier that offers art classes and workshops taught by hand-picked experienced artists. Please see the link for more details.

Need French Books!

We need to replace our library after our devastating loss. If you have French books in good shape (no cracked bindings or ripped pages), we are ready to accept your donations. We are also looking for someone to help curate the book collection. You can start by bringing your books to Open House!
Sister-City Committee: Fresno and Châteauroux, France
Would you like to be a part of a dynamic committee working to improve the cultural exchange between Châteauroux, France and Fresno? Join the Sister City Exchange Committee by contacting Denise Ulrich:
Please visit our website for the Alliance Française of Fresno and like our Facebook page. Upcoming events:
  • Disneyland Trip
  • Christmas Potluck
  • La Chandeleur
  • Mardi Gras
  • Book club
Stay informed at:
Alliance Française de Fresno
1477 E. Shaw Suite 126
Fresno, CA 93710