In accordance with the Statutes, nominations are invited for the following positions:
• Members of Committee (4)
The Position of President becomes vacant this year. The current President, Claire Riley, is standing for re-election for this position.
Nicola Lacks’s position on Committee also becomes vacant on the occasion of our Annual General Meeting. Nicola is standing for re-election to Committee.
Nominees must be of voting age (18 years of age) and a member of Association Culturelle Franco-Anglaise d'Aquitaine (ACFAA). All nominations must be proposed and seconded by members of the Association.
Please send your nomination, including details of your Proposer and Seconder, by email to the Secretary. Details of the roles and responsibilities of these positions are available from the Secretary on request
The closing date for nominations is 03/05/2021
International Women's Day March 2021
ACFAA is working with the mairie d’Eymet to showcase International Women's Day on March 8. International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The first International Women's Day (IWD) took place in 1911 and was supported by over a million people.
How can you get involved? Perhaps making a short video-selfie that describes how you view
• The place of women in society
• How you think this has changed over your lifetime
• The most influential woman in your life
The clips will be incorporated into a video loop that will be shown on the screens located in the mairie and Office de Tourisme.
Alternatively how about writing a few words that encapsulate how you see the role of women in society today. The phrase, along with your first name and age, will be professionally printed and be posted in shop windows around the town.
Please help us in making this a celebration recognising the role and aspirations of women today. If you are interested in getting involved please email Wendy O’Meara. Anyone can get involved so please pass on to friends or family who might be interested.
There are a couple of items about membership that I should like to tell you about.
Firstly, as some of you know, Ian Cockrill has stood down as Membership Secretary. His place has been taken by ACFAA member, Colin Goodall. No doubt some of you will know Colin personally and many others of you will get to know him when registration takes place once more (see below). Contact details regarding membership remain the same - email ACFAA Membership.
Secondly, the situation with Covid-19, and the restrictions in place to control its’ spread, means that group meetings, language classes and social activities remain suspended. The only exception is for those groups or classes conducted by means of video conferencing or similar.
Following discussions with the mairie d’Eymet in the summer we took the decision to postpone the registration evening that would normally have taken place in late August. At that time we were hopeful that it could take place in January 2021 and extended your membership to the end of December. It is now clear that it will not be possible to hold a registration event in January and are planning to return to our normal calendar with registration and enrolment during August. Accordingly as a Committee we have decided to further continue your membership until 31st August 2021 at no cost to you. In order to keep our records up to date please email Colin with any changes in your contact details since the last registration in 2019 to ACFAA Membership.
We are having to use our contingency reserve in order to cover the lack of membership income; a situation that is only sustainable for a limited period of time. It will be necessary to begin levying membership fees again from August 2021 if the Association is going to survive.
Thank you for your continuing support and we all hope that 2021 brings better news and an improving situation that allows the Association to resume the activities and events that we all enjoy.
With all best wishes
Claire Riley, President
We recently held a meeting with the mairie d’Eymet at which the use by ACFAA of the Centre de Loisirs and other communal facilities was discussed. As a consequence of what we learned the Committee has, regretfully, concluded that it will not possible to use the Centre de Loisirs or other facilities until such time as restrictions are relaxed significantly. I can assure you that these decisions were not taken lightly.
Accordingly the Registration Event planned for 4th September has been postponed. Furthermore all Language Classes and Group meetings remain suspended until further notice.
The situation will be kept under continual review as National and Departmental guidance evolves and we will of course keep you informed of any changes.
In light of the continuing restrictions your membership has been extended at no cost until at least the end of 2020 and there is no need for you to take any action in this regard.
With all best wishes
Claire Riley, President