We are pleased to announce that we shall be holding a Registration evening on Thursday 26th August, at the Salle Polyvalente, Avenue Mal de Lattre de Tassigny, 24500 Eymet, doors open at 6pm. Please bring along a completed Membership Application Form (download it here), it will save you time queuing. You can pay by cheque, or cash.
If you are unable to attend in person you can pay at any time, by post with a cheque. Simply print the Membership Application Form and follow the instructions on the form. (Please don’t forget to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope for your Membership Card).
There is a supplementary fee of € 10 for those taking language classes, payable at registration.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions you will need to present your Pass Sanitaire (proof of vaccination or negative test), either on your smartphone or hard copy, to enter the Salle Polyvalente
After the relaxation of Covid restrictions in June, the Gardening Group were able to meet at last, albeit in two groups of 30 people. We met at Jardin de Boissonna, near Duras, and were able to see the wonderful roses and take tea in the gardens. It was such a pleasure to see one another, swap stories and chat after such a long time.
In July, Linda Fenty agreed to host an impromptu picnic in her garden at Serres et Montguyard. It was a pleasure for all of us to see what Linda and Robert have achieved in their numerous “lockdown” projects, the pond, the walled rockery, the new covered barn where we had our lunch, protected from the hot sun. We looked at the roses, the polytunnel and the vegetable garden. We were all impressed with their dedication and hard work creating a wonderful garden and on behalf of all of us, a big thank you for allowing us to meet with friends again among the flowers.
Although we have not had many opportunities to meet in person this past 18 months, our private Facebook page has enabled us to see what others are growing in their gardens, the successes, the frustrations and the challenges that we gardeners are presented with. Sharing our knowledge is what we love to do.
Traditionally, we now take a summer break but the Facebook page is still there for your stories and photos, so if you have never sent a picture of your favourite plant, your potager, your pond, or a favourite tree, come on be brave and share your news with our enthusiastic group.
In the coming weeks I will be putting together a programme for the forthcoming season, and I would love to hear your suggestions, so send me an email and I will endeavour to incorporate them into our monthly meetings. And if you have a talent for garden design, growing vegetables or flowers, taking cuttings or pruning techniques and you are willing to present to our Group please contact me.
In due course there will be an announcement about the forthcoming ACFAA Inscription evening, to be held at the end of August. I look forward to seeing you then if Covid restrictions allow but you will also be able to renew your membership by post or at the first Gardening Group meeting at the end of September.
So now enjoy August and some relaxation time in your garden. As you sip your drink of choice, make some notes of your successes and any changes you want to make this Autumn.
Here is a reminder of our challenge set back in March.
- A vase of seasonal flowers and foliage
- A dish of any kind made from home grown produce
- A display of rooted herbs in a container of your choice
Please bring your entries to our Harvest Festival meeting on Friday, 24th September, chez Wendy O’Meara (address and sat nav details to follow).
Happy gardening everyone and keep safe
Annual General Meeting 2021
As a member of ACFAA you are entitled to vote on the various motions at an Annual General Meeting. We were unable to hold our AGM in 2020 as usual because of restrictions imposed in response to Covid-19. Unfortunately the continuing pandemic means that we are unable to meet this year and our AGM will once more be carried out online.
Please take this opportunity to vote online, thereby enabling us to meet our statutory obligations and carry out the administration of your Association as efficiently as possible at this very unusual time.
In accordance with our Statutes nominations have been sought from the membership for the position of President and Committee. No nominations were received and therefore the positions are uncontested. Details of the Officers and Committee are available on our web site.
To vote online please follow the link. The poll will remain open until 25th May.
I look forward to welcoming you in person on the occasion of our next AGM in 2022
Claire Riley, President
Documents for our AGM 2021
Report of AGM 2021 Published 03/06/2021
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.