The AGM went off successfully, Foal's financial situation is healthy, what we really need to do is recruit more members. We shall address this question in the autumn. The AGM was held at our friend Anne-Marie's & we had a great lunch party afterwards, sitting at tables under the trees overlooking the swimming pool. The food was , as usual, delicious we have some really good cooks among our members. We were lucky the heatwave hadn't started.
Here are some photos
You will have seen the new booksin the library, you will also find the
relevant book reviews in a file on the new book shelf. We will be ordering more
new books for the summer. The updated catalogue will soon be online on our
Facebook page & in theblog.
This will take place on Saturday 22nd June. Our
friend Anne-Marie has very kindly offered to hold the party in her garden again
(she lives in Les Aubes, directions nearer the time). After a brief AGM we get
down to the serious businss of the day. FOAL provides the drinks &
participants bring along the food which is usually delicious & plentiful
(organisation nearer the time). Put this date in your diaries. You can also
bring along your swimsuits.
We have lost a few members this year. Foal members need to be ambassadors
for the library. Please take flyers & give them to people who might be
interested. We have found it difficult to recruit new members. As you know the
Antigone des Associations doesn’t yield new members & we do all we can to
advertise in English publications to little avail. One of our board members,
Claudine Soudais is very active with schools & teachers but not a lot of
Winter is nearly over &
the next newsletter will have daffodils & Easter bunnies on the top
have invested in a banner to put outside the library during opening hours. This
was a great success on the first day we put it out with several people coming
in & one personbought quite a lot
of books from the Book Sale. (if you have books in good condition, do send us a
list, we can either add them to the collection or put them in the Book
We have set up a suggestion
table on which we put books we liked. We have noticed that you tend to go to
the new books section & neglect the rest of the collection. You can all add
books to the suggestion table.
The new books will soon be in
the library. I would like to thank the volunteers who cover the books & if you
wish to help, send us an email. I will send out the list in a separate mail.
AGM & summer party
It’s early days but we have
set a date for the AGM & party. It will take place on Saturday 22nd June. Our friend,
Anne-Marie has kindly offered to hold it at hers like last year. Do put this
date in your diaries.
May the New Year keep you
« healthy, wealthy & wise »
The library reopens on
Wednesday 9th January.
Our party was a great
success, we sang some Christmas carols, we had some wonderful food & lots
of people won prizes in the raffle. I would like to thank the Board members who
go to a lot of trouble to find prizes. The fact that there are so many makes
the raffle very attractive & is a good way to raise funds for the library.
Thanks to Phil Claringbull for cleaning up afterwards
These will now take place
every second & fourth Monday of the month from 2.30-3.30. The first
meetingon January 14th
Reminder :3-5.30pm on Wednesdays& 10-12 on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of